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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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    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
    • Not the book

    • By Anonymous User on 10-12-2018

    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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    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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    • Summary, Analysis & Review of Robert Cialdini's Pre-suasion by Instaread

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini is a research-driven examination of the ways that framing a persuasive argument can influence its effectiveness. Extensive research finds that certain ways of setting up a persuasion can be more effective than a well-planned persuasive argument on its own.

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    • 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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    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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    • Summary of An Everyone Culture: by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An Everyone Culture by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Matthew Miller, Andy Fleming, and Deborah Helsing is an academic description of unconventional employee management systems implemented by three example businesses. Cinema chain ArcLight Cinemas, investment firm Bridgewater Associates, and corporate rewards company Next Jump each exemplify the deliberately developmental organization, or DDO.

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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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    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 Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek advocates for a leadership style that focuses on serving others rather than pursuing shareholder goals or personal interests. Modern trends in leadership prioritize profits and executive bonuses over creating a healthy environment for employees. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure.

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    • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is a book of motivational passages, anecdotes, and quotes meant to inspire others to embrace creativity in whatever form is most natural for them. By exploring creativity through real-life experiences and words of encouragement, they learn to face what holds them back from embracing inspiration and activating their creative nature, also known as finding big magic....

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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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    • Summary of The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss - Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich is a manifesto calling for workers everywhere to rise up and flee their cubicles in pursuit of a life guided by their passions and not their paychecks. It offers a practical, step-by-step guide that can be followed by people who are not independently wealthy but who don't want to be slaves to their jobs until retirement.

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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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    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 Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems....

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    • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman - A 30-Minute Summary

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Jason P. Hilton
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 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 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst read, don't bother

    • By Andy on 19-01-2016

    Regular price: $10.08

    • Summary of Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here's to Us, a novel by Elin Hilderbrand, follows the aftermath of the death of celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe, who succumbed to an unexpected heart attack at the age of 53. The present-day action takes place over a long weekend in June 2016, six weeks after his death. Deacon's best friend gathers the three women to whom Deacon had been married, as well as their children, for a long weekend at the family's summer home in Nantucket to scatter Deacon's ashes and tie up loose ends with his estate.

    Regular price: $5.73

    • Summary of Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie introduces listeners to the Gallup-designed survey that identifies a person's unique leadership strengths. Many leaders try to improve their skills by emulating other leaders, but in reality the most capable leaders are the ones who use their existing talents to provide what teams need.

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    • Summary of Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée A. Mauborgne

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    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Blue Ocean Strategy is the 2015 update to the classic business strategy text of the same name originally published in 2005. The text offers a practical handbook to business students and entrepreneurs who wish to rise above the fray of the competition, become pioneers in previously uncharted market territory, and gain access to impressive growth opportunities and an untapped customer base.

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    • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less is a self-help book by Greg McKeown. The book outlines a minimalist approach to tasks and obligations by focusing on truly important goals and learning to turn down opportunities that do not directly contribute to meeting those goals. The modern fixation on multitasking and having it all has paradoxically resulted in accomplished, motivated people doing many relatively unimportant things poorly while neglecting their true goals....

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    • The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

    • The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, a 30-Minute Summary
    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Danica Greer
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fitness, nutrition, awareness, and discipline are not just words, but tools. The human body is an amazing machine. A woman's body is a culmination of everything she has ever eaten and all of the physical activity she has ever done. Women are constantly being pressured about how they look. This book was written to help women everywhere understand their bodies and what they are capable of, instead of absorbing the misinformation that surrounds them.

    Regular price: $5.50

    • 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.

    Regular price: $5.73

    • Summary of 'Into the Magic Shop' by James R. Doty, MD | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Susan Murphy
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his memoir Into the Magic Shop, Dr. James R. Doty describes how simple meditative techniques have had a profound effect on both his personal and professional paths. His account traces his evolution from troubled child to struggling student to distinguished neurosurgeon, including his tenure as the CEO of a billion-dollar company. From the vantage of his current role as the founding director of a compassion-research center at Stanford University, he reflects on the ups and downs of his life so far.

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