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  • How to Build an Online Business

  • Australia's Top Digital Disruptors Reveal Their Secrets for Launching and Growing an Online Business
  • By: Bernadette Schwerdt
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Schwerdt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

Using a simple five-step approach, best-selling author and digital-marketing specialist Bernadette Schwerdt uncovers the inside tips and tricks that Australia’s most successful online entrepreneurs use to build their multimillion-dollar businesses. Whether you are starting an online business or building on an existing one, How to Build an Online Business is your complete how-to guide for making it a success.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Big on fluff, short on detail

  • By Simon Hart on 13-08-2018
  • How to Build an Online Business
  • Australia's Top Digital Disruptors Reveal Their Secrets for Launching and Growing an Online Business
  • By: Bernadette Schwerdt
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Schwerdt

Great if you are entirely new to online business.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-2019

I found the book super simple and basic. Explaining that the "cloud" was not an actual cloud but a collective of real computers.

Maybe great if youve never really done anything online or with business. Not so great if you are a millennial and have experienced "the internet" for most of your life.

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  • The Artist's Journey

  • The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book & re-alligning

  • By James on 16-09-2018

Excellent Book & re-alligning

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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: 16-09-2018

I really enjoyed this book and wished it was longer!
Really worth the listen.
The War Of Art is also an excellent book I listen to often

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Anything You Want

  • 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
  • By: Derek Sivers
  • Narrated by: Derek Sivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 114

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • quick and direct loved it!

  • By alison harley on 18-12-2015

Best entrepreneurial book i've ever read. no joke

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2018

What did you like most about Anything You Want?

I've listened to this book 3 times. It's the best business book for creative people who just want to do good things and don't give a shit about the entire business world - but end up creating within the business world. It's fantastic. I'd like to meet Derek and have a cup of tea. Very well narrated and each lesson/story is just a beautiful insight into his world and how CD baby grew, but the values that he stood by throughout the process.

So much heart and soul!!!

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  • Perennial Seller

  • The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

How can we create and market creative works that achieve longevity? Holiday explores this mystery by drawing on his extensive experience working with businesses and creators such as Google, American Apparel, and the author John Grisham as well as his interviews with the minds behind some of the greatest perennial sellers of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ryan Holiday has done it again!

  • By Ramsin on 17-09-2017

Ryan's best book yet!

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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: 17-01-2018

What made the experience of listening to Perennial Seller the most enjoyable?

I've listened to most of his work, this is the clearest and best book yet. Highly recommend for a beautiful insight into the deeper world of what makes good art/business successful.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yep. pretty much listened to it in 1 go.

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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 267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, but a lacks insight and detail

  • By Justin on 26-02-2019
  • Delivering Happiness
  • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • By: Tony Hsieh
  • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh

It's a great story and insight

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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: 11-10-2017

Great story and insight into Tony's world and the two main businesses. Really enjoyed the story and takeaways. Well worth a read.

I guess the main thing that I was a bit bummed about is that he only barely touched on happiness and the concept of purpose within business and kind of at the very end.

However there were lots of great moments throughout the book and I would recommend to anyone interested.

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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad

  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,026

Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Half common sense and half irrelevant to Aussies

  • By Anonymous User on 09-07-2018
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler

First half was great. Second half not as much

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-2017

The narrator was pretty good, although I much prefer the actual writer reading the book.

I've wanted to read the book for a while and found the first half really good, but it quickly turned into a real estate investor book that just kind of kept repeating itself. Some good takeaways and worth a listen, but didn't blow me away.

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  • Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

All of us are involved in selling every day. Whenever we present a product or a principle, inform a client, or instruct a child, we are engaging in the art of effective persuasion. Allow America's master of the art of selling explain proven, practical sales techniques all of us can use every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The great Zig

  • By James on 08-05-2017

The great Zig

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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: 08-05-2017

Couldn't stop listening once I got used to his southern voice. Now I'm addicted to his books.

Timeless advice.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Small Is the New Big

  • And 193 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you don't have time to do it right, you don't have time to do it again

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-09-2017
  • Small Is the New Big
  • And 193 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin

One of my favourite Godin books

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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: 08-05-2017

Small is definitely the new big and this book nails it on the head. Worth the listen more than once.

And narrated by Seth as always, shut up and take my money.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The Icarus Deception

  • How High Will You Fly?
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkability, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art. Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It's an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don't, and the guts to do something about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is my 4th or 5th listen here..

  • By nickw on 06-03-2015

Seth is a genius

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Reviewed: 08-05-2017

Stop reading these reviews and start buying all his books. The man is a genius.

Why are you still reading this. The book costs less than my socks.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Linchpin

  • Are You Indispensable?
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read, absolutely loved it

  • By Ed on 18-02-2019

One of Seth's best!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-2017

As someone who has always been the odd one out, and the quirky ideas man in a business, I loved the concept behind this book. Great philosophy and approach to standing out and being great at what you do.

And once again a brilliant piece by Seth, in his own words and voice!