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    • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    What does it take to make something - an activity, a work of art, a company - great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins offers insight into what makes a business truly great....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and lacking in any detail.

    • By Proper Design on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives, and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople" named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the "Littlepeople", cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy - their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of money.....

    • By Darren on 08-02-16

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wast of money will get refund

    • By M. Timothy on 20-04-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Gwenn Dawson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 5
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    Modern negotiation strategies taught in business school usually center on classic texts that describe negotiation without factoring in emotions or irrational behavior. In reality, all negotiations involve emotional factors and illogical reactions. And in hostage scenarios, "splitting the difference" by accepting the release of half the hostages in exchange of partial fulfillment of demands is never a desired outcome.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • why would I want a summary of a book

    • By Anonymous User on 05-05-17

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Bessel van der Kolk, MD, explores the ways in which trauma rewires the brain and changes the way people experience the world. Trauma affects the mind and body immensely and prevents those affected from living in the present. Van der Kolk, who has researched trauma since the 1970s, first became interested in trauma after meeting with Vietnam veterans who had a very hard time living their lives after returning from the war.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways of the book and NOT the original book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth paying for a very short summary

    • By Cammy on 14-08-17
    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-15
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Glass Castle, a Memoir by Jeannette Walls: Summary & Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary of The Phoenix Project: by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Bill Palmer is promoted to vice president of IT at Parts Unlimited, an automotive parts manufacturer and retailer, at a time when it is struggling financially and trying to launch a new, innovative project. Each day of Palmer's career as VP of IT is characterized by urgent unplanned work for which the department does not have enough resources.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Buy the FULL book.

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: Summary & Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at the World's Columbian Exposition, the world fair that Chicago hosted in 1893 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. The fair was tainted by deaths, a serial killer, and an assassination. The lead architect, Daniel Burnham, and the serial killer, Henry Howard Holmes, play pivotal roles in the events that unfolded before, during, and after the fair.

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    • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

    • A 15-minute Summary & Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The lives of two teens, a French girl and a German boy, improbably intersect at the end of World War II in All The Light We Cannot See. Before the war, Marie-Laure LeBlanc, who has been blind since childhood, lives comfortably in Paris with her father, Daniel, who is the key master for the natural history museum. She loves to visit the museum and learn, especially about mollusks, or snails.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • useful

    • By Nike on 09-03-16

    Regular price: £3.89

    • The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni is a practical guide to organizational health. Organizational health is a characteristic of many successful businesses and organizations. Leaders can adopt organizational health strategies to transform their own operations and company culture in order to see the same successes that many other healthy organizations do.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved....

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Summary, Analysis & Review of John Gray's Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Tamara Ryan
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by relationship expert Dr. John Gray is a self-help guide to understanding the opposite sex so that romantic relationships can be more fulfilling, healthy, and loving. The key to lasting, successful partnerships is understanding and appreciating gender differences by recognizing that men and women operate so differently that they might as well be from different planets.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, by Oliver Sacks: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
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    In this 30th-anniversary edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks, MD, brings together more than two dozen narratives of patients with many different neurological impairments. The narratives illuminate medical details of the diseases while illustrating how those diseases play out in a patient's thoughts and actions, bringing a more human aspect to the ailments.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mind numbing

    • By Anonymous User on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis - A 30 Minute Summary

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Summary

    • By Calum I. MacLeod on 01-09-17

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    • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Annette Martin
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo helps people discard unnecessary items, reorganize their possessions, and properly store items in a home. The procedures Kondo developed for organization and decluttering are called the KonMari Method. Those who follow these Japanese methods of organization can experience the magic of tidying and the ways it can transform a person’s life.

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    • A 15-Minute Key Takeaways & Analysis of Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is a thorough examination of several case studies about how habit formation and habit change impact daily life. It details the experiences of individuals, corporations, and organizations to illustrate how habits are made and why, how they can be changed, how habits of all kinds are used in businesses to attract customers or manage employees, and the devastating results of a poorly managed habit.

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    • Rising Strong by Brene Brown: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rising Strong: The Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution by Brene Brown is a book about the importance of people getting back up after they have fallen. But it's also a book about the way they should bounce back. The author has a specific approach to bouncing back that, if followed, will make those who rise again stronger from what they were before they stumbled....

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    • Summary & Analysis of E. L. James' Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    Love is not the same for all people, neither is passion, sex, or intimacy. These are the lessons learned from the experiences of Anastasia Steele after she meets Christian Grey in the now-famous Fifty Shades of Grey series. In this book the motivations, thoughts, and introspections of the man who introduced Ana to the world of bondage and discipline, Christian Grey, are expressed and explored. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Grey, you'll find a summary of the book, introductions to the important people in the book, analysis of themes, and more.

    Regular price: £3.89

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