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  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Leadership and Communication Gemstones!!

  • By David Hewitt on 17-02-2017

A timeless read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-01-2019

I have long wanted to read this book, and it was excellently listened to in 30 minute snippets on my commute to and from work.
Whilst it was written some time ago, I think it has actually improved the book, as this generation has lost some of the wonderful polite nature of Carnegie's generation that we could certainly reinvigorate back into society.
A lovely read (or listen) and definitely no harm done from spending 8 hours of my life investing contemplating into his thoughts.

  • Lean In

  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen. pick the pieces relevant

  • By Desleigh White on 05-04-2017

A must read for equality

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2019

An excellently written and easily listened to book on feminism.
I would definitely recommend this book to others, the latter few chapters are focussed o being a mother and working which may not be relevant to all readers but may give good context to bosses.

  • 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 1,354
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

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
  • Don't waste your time

  • By clinton on 14-03-2016

A great listen for every forward thinking leader

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-2018

A very thoughtful and thought provoking book looking at different perspectives of leadership. It is clear that Simon Sinek comes from a background of marketing which makes the book have a bias, but that just requires a little more effort on the readers (or listeners) part.

Definitely worth a read through, perhaps if you want to challenge your leadership style, or think you have a great leadership style already (always room for improvement right?)

Thanks Simon for this great read

  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,104

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny!

  • By tatiana on 13-03-2016

Awesome book, with great choice of narrator

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Reviewed: 08-12-2018

A classic. Couldn't ask for a better combination! A must read/listen. Light hearted, good humoured and excellently narrated.