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  • Data Analytics: 3 Books in 1

  • The Concise Guide for Understanding & Using Data Analytics, Data Science & Big Data
  • By: J. F. Thompson
  • Narrated by: Weston Gritt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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Data analytics is used in the real world in a lot of jobs that you may be looking to get yourself into. In order to get yourself into data analytics and get hired into a job that will pay you more money, you are going to want to ensure that you have everything that you need to know under your belt so that you are placing yourself one step ahead of the competition and get yourself hired! In this book set you will find all the information you need to get ahead and understand data analytics, data science, and big data. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Very basic, high level overview

  • By Andrew M on 13-06-2018

Very basic, high level overview

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Reviewed: 13-06-2018

This book is for people who know absolutely nothing about this topic. Not for technical people. Full of opinions.

  • Mind Control: An Unconventional Approach to Manipulation of Human Behavior and Human Psychology with Persuasion

  • By: William Lockhart
  • Narrated by: Ted Warren
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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Get what you really want by controlling the minds of others! No matter how much we deny it, there's no escaping the fact that people are constantly trying to influence each other's thoughts. Do you ever wish that others would follow your suggestions? Do you wish you had the power of persuasion? Are you tired of being manipulated? Mind Control teaches you to control others' minds, instead of your being under their control. You will discover the various types of thinking people use, and how to leverage them to your advantage.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Andrew M on 15-03-2018

Terrible

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Reviewed: 15-03-2018

The narrator needs speech therapy and there ar no useful techniques in this "book". Returning this one

  • Agile Project Management

  • A Complete Beginner's Guide to Agile Project Management!
  • By: Marcus Ries, Diana Summers
  • Narrated by: Douglas Birk
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    2 out of 5 stars 4
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    2 out of 5 stars 4

In understanding methodologies and agile project management, we look at the different techniques in which you can successfully develop management skills. As you know, it is quite important to adopt a multifaceted approach when it comes to management, to get your job done in a facile manner.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Reading out numbered lists... Really?

  • By Jason on 04-04-2018

Torture

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Reviewed: 27-11-2017

If you like listening to long lists of bullet points, then you should buy this "book"

  • Power Play

  • Game Changing Influence Strategies for Leaders
  • By: Yamini Naidu
  • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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    3 out of 5 stars 3
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Power Play is the powerful and practical 21st century guide to mega-impact and influence, providing business leaders with explosive influence strategies to move people into action and results. Influence, like gravity, pulls success into your orbit and gives you the power to make real changes in your relationships, your organization, and the world. This audiobook explores the different types of power and you will learn when to coerce, when to collaborate and when to connect.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cliche Rubbish

  • By Andrew M on 18-08-2017

Cliche Rubbish

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Reviewed: 18-08-2017

What disappointed you about Power Play?

Am guessing that this author grew up wanting to write a cliche self help book

What was most disappointing about Yamini Naidu’s story?

Started off with a really interesting idea, then turned into really painful drivel.

The tempo of this book is so horrible. The person reading it doesn't come up for air.

It just wanders off into a hideous kind of mess. It's like somebody is just spewing cliche self helf mess.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Tortuous and inconguous voice. The author repeatedly referred to living in Australia, however the really hideous american accent of the authour was just too much.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None what so ever. Total drivel. Amongst the worst books ever. Please give me my money back.

Any additional comments?

This author is a misandrist

  • Alibaba

  • The House That Jack Ma Built
  • By: Duncan Clark
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring but narrated by wrong person

  • By alexkusuma on 30-05-2017

A very interesting story of a man who has built something huge

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Reviewed: 19-12-2016

I knew very little about Jack Ma and Alibaba. It's truly amazing what he's built despite incredible odds.

Full of really interesting info, however I found it a little laborious to listen to.

  • Empire State of Mind

  • How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office
  • By: Zack O'Malley Greenburg
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he is first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself into a lifestyle. This audiobook explains just how Jay-Z propelled himself from the bleak streets of Brooklyn to the heights of the business world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • boring

  • By Anonymous User on 18-06-2017

Not a business book. Just a semi biographical goss

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Reviewed: 11-09-2016

I thought this was suppoesed to be a business book. This is just a gossip book

  • When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead

  • Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man
  • By: Jerry Weintraub, Rich Cohen, George Clooney (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Jerry Weintraub
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 82
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    5 out of 5 stars 76

Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him - the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood - he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Autobiography You'll Listen to in a long time

  • By Dean on 15-07-2014

Great story and excellent messages

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Reviewed: 06-09-2016

I hadn't heard of Gerry. A colleague recommended it go me and I'm glad he did.

  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends

  • By: Rob Lowe
  • Narrated by: Rob Lowe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
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A wryly funny and moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye.

Teen idol at 15, international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild counterculture of mid-1970s Malibu, where he embarked on his unrelenting pursuit of a career in Hollywood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely loved it!

  • By Anne on 29-01-2019

Excellent!

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Reviewed: 21-08-2016

A great story. Interesting how connections made at random were such a big part of how his career was formed

  • UnProfessional

  • How a 26-year-old University Dropout Became a Self-made Millionaire
  • By: Jack Delosa
  • Narrated by: Jack Delosa
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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To be unprofessional is not to be disrespectful. It is not to be reckless or lazy. It is not to be unpunctual, badly presented or poorly spoken. To be unprofessional is to be real. It is to create a vision that is unborrowed from the past. It is to develop products that genuinely 'wow' your audience. It is to think of marketing strategies that the management consultants don't have diagrams or buzz words for yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Book That Has It All - UNPROFESSIONAL

  • By Anonymous User on 01-02-2018

Lightweight fluff. Just a pr for his business

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Reviewed: 13-08-2016

If you've ever heard of a balance sheet or a profit and loss statement then you have way too much knowledge to be wasting your time with this shameless pr exercise for the authors business. I want my money back pls

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  • Destroy Approach Anxiety

  • Being Fearlessly Confident with Women
  • By: PUA Freeman
  • Narrated by: PUA Freeman
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
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Part one of this day game master class deals with "cold approach". This is where you learn the skills to directly approach and talk to any girl you are attracted to. You will develop the inner belief to overcome approach anxiety and make a powerfully positive impact with any woman you desire. No matter where she is, who she is with, or what she is doing.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just a brief teaser advert for his exe courses

  • By Andrew M on 25-04-2016

Just a brief teaser advert for his exe courses

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Reviewed: 25-04-2016

I was suspicious when I saw the brief length of the book and I was right. Pity it had potential, including some good info, however now I just feel ripped off.