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  • Way of the Wolf

  • Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success
  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Jordan Belfort
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,163
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,027

Learn from the master of sales and persuasion. Jordan Belfort - immortalised by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street - at last reveals how to use the Straight Line System, the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good sales book

  • By Pod on 12-07-18
  • Way of the Wolf
  • Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success
  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Jordan Belfort

Learnt a lot about things I thought I knew

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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: 10-04-19

Jordon is a very good narrator so was an easy listen. The straight line system he teaches is very logical and powerful. My main take away was the tonalities he teaches, that would be almost impossible to learn from reading this book, it must be heard.

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  • Lost and Founder

  • By: Rand Fishkin
  • Narrated by: Rand Fishkin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 119

In Lost and Founder Rand Fishkin reveals the mostly awful, sometimes awesome truth about startup culture with the transparency and humour that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love. Fishkin's hard-won lessons are applicable to any kind of business environment and this audiobook can help solve your problems, and make you feel less alone for having them. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frank, thought provoking

  • By Seb on 16-03-19

Very informative

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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: 18-02-19

Very interesting insights into founding and running a company and the realities that many people are unaware of.

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  • Disrupted

  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent but slightly spoiled by whining

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-05-18
  • Disrupted
  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons

nice listen, content is biased in places

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

Reviewed: 29-11-18

As a marketer , the criticism of digital marketing as as concept felt a bit exaggerated and baseless.
the criticism of hubspot and tech startups was interesting an add I have no perdonal experience to compare ag against

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  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Startups and product developers should take note

  • By Mark on 14-02-12
  • The Lean Startup
  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries

Best book I have ready for a startup

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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: 14-10-18

There are some books that you wish you read earlier and this is certainly one of them.

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  • Permission to Screw Up

  • How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong
  • By: Kristen Hadeed, Simon Sinek - foreword
  • Narrated by: Kristen Hadeed
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The inspiring, unlikely, laugh-out-loud story of how one woman learned to lead - and how she ultimately succeeded, not despite her many mistakes, but because of them. This is the story of how Kristen Hadeed built Student Maid, a cleaning company where people are happy, loyal, productive, and empowered, even while they're mopping floors and scrubbing toilets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new go to resource on humane & effective leadership

  • By Familyhrguru on 06-11-17

Very insightful, felt like it ended too soon

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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: 04-09-18

Listened to the whole book in one day while on my travels. The story was engaging and insightful. Interestingly enough she references Tony Hseih of Zappos and his book delivering happiness while I finished yesterday so tied in together nicely

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  • 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 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

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
  • Delivering Happiness
  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh

One of my new favourites

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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: 03-09-18

The book is brilliant. Proved a good insight into the journey Tony took to build 2 multi million dollar companies. I didn't know much about Zappos before this book as I am from the UK and had only heard the name. Now I am going to study th company and their culture as there is loads to learn.

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  • Your Brain on Porn

  • Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
  • By: Gary Wilson
  • Narrated by: Noah Church
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

When high speed Internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enlightening

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-09-18
  • Your Brain on Porn
  • Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
  • By: Gary Wilson
  • Narrated by: Noah Church

Very enlightening

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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: 02-09-18

Many more books like this are needed that speak about this topic of the harms of pornogprahy, especially from an unbiased scientific point of view.

The book only states the facts and evidence and clearly displays how pornogprahy is a major issue that will have massive negative implications for a large portion of society who consume it and are addicted to it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • The Power of Moments

  • Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169

The New York Times best-selling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate and change us - and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember 20 years later? What if a doctor or nurse knew how to orchestrate moments that would bring more comfort to patients?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • touchy stories for service business

  • By Ras on 11-02-18

Brilliant

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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: 21-01-18

I have become a big fan of all of chip and Dan heath's books. This is another great book I learnt so much from

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Porn Generation

  • How Social Liberalism Is Corrupting Our Future
  • By: Ben Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Andrew Bernays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

It’s everywhere, from commercials to New York Times best-sellers to college (and even younger) classrooms. In fact, pornography has become such a part of normal life in 21st century America that many teens and twenty-somethings have had no more important influence. They are the porn generation, where life’s expectations come from Mouseketeer pop tarts, Victoria’s Secret, internet titillation, and condom-flogging sex education.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How the Descent into Sexuality Has Hurt Us

  • By Leon Declis on 12-02-17

Very honest from the author

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

Interesting book. The author is very unapologetic in the views he holds and rightly so. He gives an interesting point of view and shows the gradual decent of our world into a more morally corrupt and oversuxualised world. Only thing lacking is any kind of practical solution beyond stating the obvious. But this book is very good for identifying the problem.

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King, Jr.; Steve Jobs; and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why. Their natural ability to start with why enabled them to inspire those around them and to achieve remarkable things.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive, annoying and lacking in substance

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-07-17
  • Start with Why
  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Int'l Edit.)
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek

Very good. Would recommend

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-17

One very good point made in multiple different ways and using different examples and story to really drill the point home.