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  • The Road Less Stupid

  • By: Keith J. Cunningham
  • Narrated by: Keith J. Cunningham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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Years ago, after suffering a humiliatingly large dumb tax, it dawned on me that I have a seemingly unlimited ability to hit unforced errors and sabotage my business and financial success. I suspect you do, too. It turns out that the key to getting rich (and staying that way) is to avoid doing stupid things. I don't need to do more smart things. I just need to make fewer dumb mistakes. The vast majority of our dumb tax is a direct result of emotional, overly optimistic, and poorly thought out decisions. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hands down the best business book - EVER-

  • By Anonymous User on 19-06-2018

Practical Earthy Business Advice.

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Reviewed: 16-06-2018

Sometimes we think the act of always being busy or amazing is what makes us a good business person but really it is about that time we take before we implement this cool mind map or spreadsheet on 'tactics' is what is the magic bullet. But Keith clarifies how just asking ourselves good questions and taking the time to really nut those out with cycles of questions and time will save us money but not running and jumping into something because it is on trend.

What works for another business may not work for yours, don't strive to be busy, strive to be smart.

Thanks Keith for getting a bit more digital. Even though I have the print version earmarked and read a chapter a day, having you talk to me on my morning walks anchors in the lessons you give deeper. Thank You for saving me time and money by sharing your wisdom.

  • Make Your Idea Matter

  • Stand Out with a Better Story
  • By: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Jiwa
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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Make Your Idea Matter is a call to action for entrepreneurs, emerging brands and anyone with a great idea, who knows that to stand out in today's noisy world they need to tell a better story. It is full of bite-sized business and brand storytelling ideas originally sparked on Bernadette Jiwa's award-winning business blog TheStoryofTelling.com. Use this audiobook as both inspiration and guide to help you tell the best stories you can tell about your business, your ideas and the work that matters to you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Storytelling matters

  • By Irene on 12-11-2017

Storytelling matters

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Reviewed: 12-11-2017

What a great, short but punchy book. I listened to it twice in 2 days as the gold within these pages are worth the second listen.

Winning with business is about connection and service and Bernadette has a clear plan outlined on how to do this.

She is a generous soul.

  • Who Do You Want Your Customers to Become

  • By: Michael Schrage
  • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
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Who do you want your customers to become? According to MIT innovation expert and thought leader Michael Schrage, if you aren’t asking this question, your strategic marketing and innovation efforts will fail. In this latest HBR Single, Schrage provides a powerful new lens for getting more value out of innovation investment. He argues that asking customers to do something different doesn’t go far enough - serious marketers and innovators must ask them to become something different instead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ask is a method

  • By Irene on 03-11-2017

The ask is a method

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Reviewed: 03-11-2017

Great outline of how to segment your audience and why it’s important, great insights in a short and punchy book.

  • The Magic of Thinking Big

  • By: David Schwartz
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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Millions of people around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this best-selling audiobook, Schwartz proves you don't need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must listen

  • By scott on 06-06-2016

Lots of good stuff

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Reviewed: 20-04-2017

May need to listen to this a few times. Great insights into staying motivated. See you at the top

  • Deep Work

  • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good point- didnt need 70000 words to explain it!

  • By Anonymous User on 21-06-2017

Easy to consume info

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Reviewed: 07-11-2016

I found it a great insight to change the way I work.
Distractions too often is rewarded because we seem adept in consuming more, but we're not taking anything in really.

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