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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
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • 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 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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
    • Laughably brief

    • By Amazonshopper123 on 16-01-18

    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
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51 percent certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • nope

    • By Jacob on 21-12-16

    Regular price: £3.89

    • 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
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 2

    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
    • Don't buy this. It's utter junk.

    • By Gordon JC Pearce on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - A 30-Minute Summary

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 18

    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 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good narrative, poor book

    • By Erik Lenaerts on 07-12-16

    Regular price: £6.79

    • 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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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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 of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great summary

    • By Martin S. on 05-01-18

    Regular price: £3.79

    • Ed Catmull's Creativity, Inc.

    • A 30-Minute Instaread Summary
    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Gonzo Shimura
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Every Sunday, as a kid, Catmull watched on TV The Wonderful World of Disney, where Disney explained how they made their animations and incorporated technological breakthroughs into their work. One day, Catmull had a life-changing realization: A good animation was measured by whether or not the character on the screen made you believe it was a thinking being. He decided he wanted to become an animator and create emotional characters.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Secret: Rhonda Byrne: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a book in the New Thought tradition that theorizes thought is the most powerful force in the universe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is awesome!

    • By gary stephen owens on 02-05-17

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Summary of Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Born to Run is a book about the natural virtues of running, based on Christopher McDougall's own experiences, research, and training. It is centered on the Tarahumara, an indigenous Mexican tribe known for their feats of long-distance running.

    Regular price: £3.79

    • 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
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    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.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation on multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals....

    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
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: £3.89

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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
    • Summary of Influence: by Robert B. Cialdini | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Robert B. Cialdini's Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion examines the compliance methods by which marketers, salespeople, and others, such as cult leaders, pressure people into doing things they would not otherwise do. There are six basic compliance tools: reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Listeners can learn specific techniques to resist each.

    Regular price: £3.89

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

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Gwenn Dawson
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Tamara Ryan
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler is a coming-of-age story set in New York City. Over the course of a year, 22-year-old Tess, a girl straight out of small-town middle America, arrives in New York City, creates a niche for herself in the glitzy, fast-paced Manhattan restaurant scene, falls in love, and has her heart broken.

    Regular price: £3.39

    • 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
      1.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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
    • 1.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings

    Regular price: £3.79

    • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee - Key Takeaways & Analysis

    • A Biography of Cancer
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Please note: This product includes key takeaways and analysis of The Emperor of All Maladies, not the original audiobook. The recording includes overviews of research work, historical accounts, and scientific and medical communities' understanding of the disease.

    Regular price: £3.89

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