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The Philosophy of Success: Lessons from Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett

Narrated by: Kevin Theis
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett - the names speak for themselves. Though these three men have found immense success at different times and in different fields, their stories share much in common. It all starts with the prodigious child - the young boy with uncanny abilities. 

For Musk, it was it his deep focus and his obsession with books. For Gates, it was his teenage enterprising and his early mastery of computing. For Buffett, it was his natural business sense and his affinity for numbers and unconventional methods of calculation.  

These men didn’t choose their abilities. By all accounts, they were born gifted, privileged even, being born into upper-middle class homes and relatively constructive and loving families. But make no mistake: They earned everything they made. Their success lay in their ability to use current trends to their advantage, to tailor their passions into highly lucrative careers, and to seek out mentors and friendships that could boost them into even higher tiers of society.  

They created their own empires despite starting with very little, and now that they’ve grown older, Gates and Buffett especially, Musk only partially, they’ve had time to reflect on what made them different. Why were they the ones who made it? Was it skill, luck, or a little bit of both? They all have a different stance on it but overlap in many foundational and important ways. 

In this audiobook, we’ll be taking a closer look at each of these men to see what they believe led to their success. Much of it will be derived from their own words, if not directly quoted. After all, there’s no better authority on success than these men, three of the most successful people in the world.  

We’ll start with the youngest of the bunch: Elon Musk, paying as much attention to his origin story as to his philosophy of success. We’ll use a similar format for Gates and Buffett. Their backstories are indispensable to their principles and advice.

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  • cosmitron
  • 12-09-18

Interesting overview

This is a useful Audio Book giving a quick illustration of some of the most successful individuals
of our time.

The Narrator keeps the story interesting and you may pick up a few pointers in taking yourself toward
a more successful life.



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  • Mark Twain "Eddie"
  • 14-09-18

Great insights into business success

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Grove draws comparisons from some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our era and weaves them into a coherent set of principles that can be applied toward personal and professional success. I thought it was a great set of lessons to plan for my future.

The narrator speaks clearly and well. The book definitely made my commute feel shorter.

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  • Macy
  • 19-05-19

Great book

Inspirational. Enjoyed how this text sounded when it was read. I also liked how it efficiently covered background and impact of the 3 men in 1 book

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  • Pound Puppy
  • 21-10-18

Another Audio University Great.

The Value in this book. Its information is far outways the price You will pay. Even a snippet of info that You might take from this or a simple lesson that You may heard from other books that You finally apply after this one. It could be a solid block to build Your success

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  • G. Roo
  • 04-10-18

Good stuff

This was a good inspirational listen.
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  • BookLover
  • 28-09-18

The Builders of the Future.....

I love learning about how folks become successful and what steps and motivation they had to get there. When I listen to books like this one it makes me feel as if all things are possible. This book uses 3 different generation of billionaires and what steps they took to get where they are today. Great inspiration!


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  • TU
  • 02-10-18

Fine for what it is

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This was just a high level overview of the successes of Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. That's pretty much it. The narration is pretty good. For what it is, it's ok. Wouldn't normally spend a credit on it, though.