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    • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    What does it take to make something - an activity, a work of art, a company - great? What are the factors that distinguish the merely good from the truly great? In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, Jim Collins offers insight into what makes a business truly great....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ripped off

    • By Anonymous User on 30-01-2018

    Regular price: $5.79

    • Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    A group of old school friends meet to catch up. They end up discussing the unexpected, unforeseen changes to their lives, and one friend offers to tell a story about adapting to change. The story he tells involves four characters, two mice named Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople" named Hem and Haw. All of them are in a maze, looking for cheese, which they need to survive. For the "Littlepeople", cheese also has a larger, metaphysical connotation in the sense that it also makes them happy - their Cheese is thus spelled with a capital C....

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    • Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy's Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable

    • By kett on 04-08-2016

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    • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Annette Martin
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 14
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    The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo helps people discard unnecessary items, reorganize their possessions, and properly store items in a home. The procedures Kondo developed for organization and decluttering are called the KonMari Method. Those who follow these Japanese methods of organization can experience the magic of tidying and the ways it can transform a person’s life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit repetitive

    • By Taylah Davidson on 21-06-2016

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    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Amor Towles's A Gentleman in Moscow by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the story of a Russian aristocrat-turned-waiter who lives 32 years of his life under house arrest at the Hotel Metropol in Moscow. Set in post-revolutionary Russia, the novel follows its protagonist, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, as he develops new friendships, family, and loves, all while confined within the walls of the Metropol.

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    • Summary of Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Tahl Raz

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    Modern negotiation strategies taught in business school usually center on classic texts that describe negotiation without factoring in emotions or irrational behavior. In reality, all negotiations involve emotional factors and illogical reactions. And in hostage scenarios, "splitting the difference" by accepting the release of half the hostages in exchange of partial fulfillment of demands is never a desired outcome.

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    • Summary of High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 7
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    First published in 1983, High Output Management by Andrew Grove is a management guide based on Grove's 15 years of managerial experience and knowledge as a cofounder, president, and chief executive of Intel. As Grove emphasizes in a new introduction to the book, globalization and the information revolution have dramatically changed the workforce, making people ever more replaceable and the market ever more competitive. Companies must adapt to these changes or face their own irrelevance and extinction.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth it

    • By Peter Neill on 17-02-2017

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    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Bessel van der Kolk, MD, explores the ways in which trauma rewires the brain and changes the way people experience the world. Trauma affects the mind and body immensely and prevents those affected from living in the present. Van der Kolk, who has researched trauma since the 1970s, first became interested in trauma after meeting with Vietnam veterans who had a very hard time living their lives after returning from the war.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways of the book and NOT the original book.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Susan Dunn on 28-03-2017
    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Release date: 06-11-2015
    • 2.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $5.79

    • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing by Benjamin Graham, with commentary by Jason Zweig, is a thorough guide to the principles of portfolio creation, cost management, stock and bond picking, and stock ownership for the defensive, long-term investor....

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    • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a philosophical treatment of Taleb's research on highly improbable, high-impact events. These events, which Taleb calls "Black Swans", are so improbable that they are unpredictable. However, pundits and scholars are often inclined to fit such extreme events into a causal narrative after the fact, in order to make history appear more organized.

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    • The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The God Delusion, philosopher Richard Dawkins evaluates popular arguments for the existence of God. The idea that God is not an object that can be accessed and reviewed using human reason is rejected. Instead, evidence that proves with at least 51 percent certainty is presented to prove that God does, in fact, not exist, casting reasonable doubt on the efficacy and usefulness of belief in God.

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    • The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

    • A 30-minute Instaread Chapter by Chapter Summary
    • By: InstaRead Summaries
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With InstaRead Summaries, you can get the essence of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz.

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    • The Secret: Rhonda Byrne: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a book in the New Thought tradition that theorizes thought is the most powerful force in the universe....

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    • Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Frankl and his family were imprisoned in concentration camps during the war. Frankl was held in several camps before he was liberated from the last in 1945. During his time in the camps, Frankl witnessed the extreme cruelty of camp guards and the prisoners who were given special status by them, also known as Capos. He also witnessed the cruelty of the prisoners to each other as they underwent the three stages of reaction to their imprisonment.

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    • The Sociopath Next Door: by Martha Stout

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sociopaths comprise an alarming four percent of the population; that is, one in every 25 people is a sociopath. But this mental disorder is not well understood and many people fail to recognize it in others, which makes sociopaths difficult to identify and potentially very dangerous. It is urgent that people understand what a sociopath is and learn to recognize their revealing traits in order to protect themselves against these individuals who otherwise blend into the general population.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is not a book - it's only a book review

    • By Colleen Kelly on 17-07-2017

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    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Grant Cardone's Be Obsessed or Be Average by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone explains how to harness an obsessive or addictive personality for success in the business world. Cardone experienced loss in his family, first economically and then when his father died, and eventually became a struggling car salesman with a drug addiction problem. When he finished a short rehabilitation program, he decided to manage his tendency toward addiction by expending his energy on self-improvement in business and his personal life.

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    • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee - Key Takeaways & Analysis

    • A Biography of Cancer
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Please note: This product includes key takeaways and analysis of The Emperor of All Maladies, not the original audiobook. The recording includes overviews of research work, historical accounts, and scientific and medical communities' understanding of the disease.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • wish I could give it zero stars

    • By Jack on 13-01-2017

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    • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things, by Jenny Lawson

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things is a series of essays that are hysterically funny and poignant at the same time. The author, Jenny Lawson, suffers from clinical depression, an anxiety disorder, an impulse control disorder, avoidant personality disorder, insomnia, and rheumatoid arthritis among other illnesses...After one particularly bad period, she decided to be "furiously happy" to counter the sadness.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mistake

    • By Natasha Silke on 18-01-2017

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    • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis - A 30 Minute Summary

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis.

    Regular price: $5.79

    • How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success is a book of parenting advice. The author, Julie Lythcott-Haims, is a former freshman dean at Stanford University and the mother of two teenagers....

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