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  • Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing to 100 Million Users and Losing $78 Million

  • Ultimate Startup Playbook in Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Online Marketing, Leadership & PR
  • By: Cliff Lerner
  • Narrated by: Daniel Greenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling and inspiring narrative gives you a step-by-step play to achieve explosive growth and combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and case studies to help your startup grow. This audiobook is ideal for entrepreneurs, marketing experts, startups, and CEOs looking to grow their business to millions of users.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A guidebook to viral marketing

  • By Amazon Customer on 21-08-2018

A guidebook to viral marketing

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-08-2018

Cliff Lerner is a fantastic story teller but also shares great insights on viral marketing, using data stories and leveraging network effects. I can’t wait to read some of the other books he mentioned.

  • Culture Is Everything

  • The Story and System of a Start-Up That Became Australia's Best Place to Work
  • By: Tristan White
  • Narrated by: Tristan White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Tristan White's story started like many others. He had a dream to work in a job that inspired him. He didn't find that job, so he created it. In 2004, The Physio Co (TPC) was born with one team member: Tristan White. In the 13 years since, TPC has become a remarkable health care success story based upon fast growth and a thriving, systemised company culture. Tristan's obsession with creating an inspiring place to work for himself and others has resulted in more than a decade of learning, testing and refining.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book to shake up your culture

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-08-2018

The best book to shake up your culture

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Reviewed: 15-08-2018

Tristan clearly outlines his path to creating Australia’s best workplace. Truly inspiring and great to see an Australian story.

  • Work Rules!

  • Insights From Inside GoogleThat Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

From the brilliant and innovative head of Google's people operations, the ultimate guide to attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and how to ensure that the best and the brightest succeed. Google receives more than 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why. How to learn from your best employees - and your worst. Why you should hire only people who are smarter than you are.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Anonymous User on 19-07-2018

Every person who can influence HR in their organisation should read this

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Reviewed: 06-03-2018

Laszlo has done a wonderful job of sharing the practices that have made Google a fantastic place to work and a better organisation because of it. He highlights that it is not the perks that make google a great place to work but the emotional intelligence, use of data, opportunity and transparency afforded to their staff that makes the difference. This book is helpful not just for HR but also for managers at eliciting better feedback and making people feel more valued in an organisation.

  • Originals

  • How Non-Conformists Change the World
  • By: Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg - foreword
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

The New York Times best-selling author examines how people can drive creative, moral and organisational progress - and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations. How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity and bucking outdated traditions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read

  • By Chris Brady on 22-03-2017

A fantastic insight into fostering creativity

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Reviewed: 19-02-2018

This book looks at behavioural psychology, creatives and those who do things differently and distills their actions into practices others can follow to be and encourage more original thinking.

  • Betaball

  • How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History
  • By: Erik Malinowski
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Discover the definitive inside account of how the Warriors, under the leadership of venture capitalist Joe Lacob and Hollywood producer Peter Guber, quickly became one of the most remarkable success stories ever, both in sports and business. In just five years, they turned a declining franchise with no immediate hope into one of the greatest teams in basketball, a period that included the rise of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry and two NBA championships in the past three years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An fascinating look into building a great team

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-2018

An fascinating look into building a great team

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Reviewed: 10-02-2018

Although this was not what I expected. I expected more of a look into the practices that made the team great. It was a fascinating story.

  • Peak

  • Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
  • By: Robert Pool, Anders Ericsson
  • Narrated by: Geoffrey Beevers
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying the special ones - the geniuses, sports stars and musical prodigies. And his remarkable finding, revealed in Peak, is that their special abilities are acquired through training. The innate 'gift' of talent is a myth. Exceptional individuals are born with just one unique ability, shared by us all - the ability to develop our brains and bodies through our own efforts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outliers barely skimmed the surface.

  • By Joshua on 22-01-2017

A fascinating look into deliberate practice

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Reviewed: 01-02-2018

I couldn’t agree more about the focus the education system should put towards skill based rather than knowledge based training and purposeful practice.

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  • Radical Candor

  • Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
  • By: Kim Scott
  • Narrated by: Kim Scott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    4 out of 5 stars 41
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

From the time we learn to speak, we're told that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. When you become a manager, it’s your job to say it--and your obligation. Author Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple, where she developed a class on how to be a good boss. She has earned growing fame in recent years with her vital new approach to effective management, Radical Candor. Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best book on management I’ve ever read

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-01-2018
  • Radical Candor
  • Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
  • By: Kim Scott
  • Narrated by: Kim Scott

The best book on management I’ve ever read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 10-01-2018

This book completely sums up the frustrations I’ve felt having boss’ who were not great managers and highlights the best practices to make me a better manager. It has also helped me get a clearer understanding of my growth plan and others plans in my workplace as well

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,136

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

  • By Michael on 17-06-2016

An insight into some of the world’s most innovative companies

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Reviewed: 07-01-2018

I thought this book would make we want a Tesla even more and I was right. Such a fascinating insight into the rise of Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City and Musk’s life. It has inspired me to set riskier goals, Musk wants to get people to Mars, I can dream a little bigger.

  • Hunch

  • Turn Your Everyday Insights into the Next Big Thing
  • By: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4 out of 5 stars 3

Learn to trust your intuition and uncover insights that could lead to the next big thing. What do the Dyson vacuum cleaner, the GoPro camera, Starbucks, Instagram, Facebook, and Lululemon yoga pants have in common? Every one of them was the result not of data-driven analytics or corporate brainstorming sessions but a hunch - the intuitive understanding of a deep unmet need, informed by insight and foresight. Anxiety over being more innovative leads entrepreneurs to create solutions in search of problems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A book for helping you with ideas

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-11-2017

A book for helping you with ideas

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Reviewed: 20-11-2017

If you always have ideas or want to solve a problem this book is for you, tied together with stories and simple exercises to practice

  • Find Your Why

  • A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek, Stephen Shedletzky
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4 out of 5 stars 102

Find Your Why is the follow up to Start with Why, the global best seller and the subject of the third most watched TED Talk of all time. With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. Now, along with two of his colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, Sinek has created a guide to the most important step any business can take: finding your why.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great read - time for action

  • By Sara Paton on 22-09-2017

The ultimate guide to find your why

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Reviewed: 16-11-2017

Too many books are about concepts and leave you with no way to take action, this is the perfect how to guide on how to find your why

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