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  • I'm Feeling Lucky

  • The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
  • By: Douglas Edwards
  • Narrated by: Douglas Edwards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and insightful

  • By Andrew on 16-08-11

Loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-18

why hasn't this been more popular. it is an awseome insiders account of how Google works. Different but delivered with as much authenticity as Eric Schmidt's version.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,095

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Della Michelle on 14-06-17

This is the most Hart-mazing book read yet !!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-02-18

A Fantastic read!!. Hilarious and motivating! keeps you glued till the end of the book!

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,806
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,807

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

  • By AJ the Tramp on 07-02-18

wonderful read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-17

It felt a bit slow. but I loved it. I loved the originality with which Phil Knight tells his story. truly lovely book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Call Me Ted

  • By: Ted Turner, Bill Burke
  • Narrated by: Ted Turner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved the book... What an inspirational story...

  • By MR M SAKIB on 07-12-18

Great Biography of Ted!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-17

A neat and energetic account of Ted's life from childhood to Cnn to cartoon network to AOL Time Warner to social projects. Am interesting life I will recommend it.

  • When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead

  • Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
  • By: Jerry Weintraub, Rich Cohen, George Clooney (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jerry Weintraub
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 159

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him - the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood - he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing man

  • By Jamie on 09-11-10

What a wonderful book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-17

I love to read biographies and this was an original. it's a very engaging book and takes you through The entertainment industry with an insight to Jerry's decision making skills. it's packed.

  • Creativity Inc.

  • By: Ed Catmull
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 939

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breaking the concrete

  • By Lucas on 17-04-15

phenomenal Life and Leadership book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-17

This book by Ed catmul is a great guide for leadership in the creative industry. in this book Ed has provided an insight into the challenges faced by himself, John and the employees leading at Pixar and Disney. Ed is very practical and his focus is excellence and clarity. It's a must read!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Brain

  • The Story of You
  • By: David Eagleman
  • Narrated by: David Eagleman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281

This is the story of how your life shapes your brain and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are 'you'? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening

  • By Dom on 14-01-16

Great read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-17

i am one who prefers biographies. This book however was eye opening into the workings of the human mind and illustrated with very practical examples. I was kept engaged throughout. A recommended read for everyone.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Delivering Happiness

  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull and over simple

  • By Craig Beck on 26-01-12

Great read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-17

Tony Hsieh's book provided great insight into the value of having core values individually and collectively. he's also shared a bit about creating a working environment that innately supports learning and allows people to bring their original self to work. A lot of this book is about creating values and sticking to them. Great read. I

  • The Greatest

  • My Own Story
  • By: Muhammad Ali, Richard Durham
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182

In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story from the champ himself

  • By Lance Johnson on 02-07-16

Madly Engaging Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-17

I always knew of Muhammed Ali - World greatest boxer. first time I've had the opportunity to hear of his story and his fights. It's engaging. The reader was able to mimick his voice and still come off interesting- kept me interested the whole 16 hours.

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 500

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Adam.W on 15-12-13

I loved it! Book is filled with new knowledge

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I loved this book. Seth provided some very clear and compelling description of leadership in the Internet enabled age and what makes one a remarkable leader. This book is recommended for anyone who wishes to lead large or small tribes and create change in the Internet age and traditionally. I put this book on the same rating as Peter Thiel's zero to One.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful