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Adam

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom
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  • Survival Is Not Enough

  • Zooming, Evolution, and the Future of Your Company
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

It's come to this. All the confusion and chaos and change and turmoil in our working lives have finally tipped the balance. We now need a new way of doing business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great ideas

  • By Adam on 13-06-13

Great ideas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-06-13

As usual, great ideas and insight from Seth Godin. I must say I found this book a lot harder to understand and digest than his others. Maybe I'm just less familiar with his ideas here than other areas but I think with what's being discussed that's going to be the case for a lot of people.

Definitely recommended regardless though 5/5.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pimp My Site

  • Your DIY Guide to SEO, Search Marketing, Social Media and Online PR
  • By: Paula Wynne
  • Narrated by: Emma Powell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

The global recession has sent 10s of millions scrambling for alternative employment opportunities, and a great many of them have taken the leap into becoming their own bosses. As a result there is a crying need among small business start-ups, entrepreneurs, and independents working on a shoestring for expert guidance on marketing themselves and their businesses online. Pimp My Site fills that void: a complete, do-it-yourself toolkit structured as a 14-day course.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Useful but not worth paying for>>

  • By Adam on 17-05-13

Useful but not worth paying for>>

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-05-13

Okay I'm not exactly new to all of this so I can't say I got much out of it unfortunately.. I was hoping for a few snippets.

There is a lot of info on here however it is all very simple and can be found for free at most places on the internet. Just look in google for SEO, PPC etc and it's all there.

This isn't really a DIY guide either, imo. It tells you things you can do but not how to actually do anything. If you were to follow the book to the letter then you'd likely do a lot of things but nothing overly well.

A lot of information though so a good starting point.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pour Your Heart into It

  • How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time
  • By: Howard Schultz, Dori Jones Yang
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

The success of Starbucks is one of the most remarkable business stories in decades. Since 1987, the coffee merchant has grown from a single retail store on Seattle's waterfront to a company with more than 1,000 stores nationwide and a new one opening somewhere every business day. According to Fortune magazine, Starbucks "has changed everything...from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • The abridged version sucks

  • By Clarke on 26-06-10

Brilliant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-12

Loved this :D

It's essentially a nice long summary of Howard Schultz's business life encountering, joining and then purchasing starbucks to fulfill a dream vision. Not a guide or a lesson to business but more of an insight.

With tI am sure that I can take away with me some important lessons from his struggle - and since they're in a nicely explained story im sure they'll be easy to remember.

Narrating was very clear. Felt it was an excellent listen all over.

On another note.. I really want a starbucks.

  • Change or Go

  • How to Stop Non-Team Player Behavior at Work
  • By: AP Grow PhD
  • Narrated by: AP Grow PhD
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

There are two kinds of managers in the world, those who have supervised non-team players and those who will. Those who have had this experience know how a non-team player can single-handedly kill a team’s productivity, focus, and morale. Most managers are woefully unprepared to work through these situations but it doesn’t have to be that way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely useful information

  • By Adam on 08-01-12

Extremely useful information

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-12

Extremely useful information that can be applied to almost any work environment. Felt that the methods were logical and to the point and could easily see how I could apply them to my work place.

Very well read also - kept me surprisingly alert. Top marks! Definitely reccomended!