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  • Contagious

  • Why Things Catch On
  • By: Jonah Berger
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 409
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Francis West on 26-02-16

I usually hate business books but....

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

Reviewed: 29-01-17

I usually hate business books but this was far more practical and useful than any other.

It almost gives you a list of reasons why products will take off. Granted most of the principles apply to branding but I do actually believe it offers a lot to people choosing product selection.

  • The 4-Hour Work Week

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what you might expect

  • By Colin on 24-01-16

Don't bother if you already understand the principles

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

Reviewed: 24-01-17

Essentially it's a simple principle - technology has made doing business easier so use it to be more efficient and cut working hours. You can even work where you want.... who knew?

Ironically the principles of the book apply directly to itself.

80% of the good content is found in 20% of the book.
The book is an automated income generator.
The book spends most of the chapters promoting Tims blog to drive advertising.

What 3 YouTube videos on the book and save 12 hours of your life.

50 of 54 people found this review helpful

  • Band of Brothers

  • E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
  • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 478

Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets

  • By frank on 09-08-13

Slightly disappointed. But not a terrible experience.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-17

I am probably word perfect on the series.

The book feels less of a 'story' more an account. I didn't feel the book was very descriptive compared to the depth of character you have in the series.

The book paints a general picture but i was expecting something with a lot more detail.

It was down to my personal expectations rather than the book in all fairness.