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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

    • 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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      3 out of 5 stars 13
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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
    • 3 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

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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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    • Hope by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    • Summary & Analysis: With Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hope, the story of two of the three young women held captive by Ariel Castro, is a graphic and gripping account of a decade of abduction, assault, and abuse in a rundown house on Seymour Street in a rough section of Cleveland. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, the two youngest of the three captives, wrote their stories together because they wanted everyone to know the truth, not only about what they endured, but about the hope that enabled them to survive.

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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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 The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Lean Startup offers a set of tools and methodologies for entrepreneurs both in startups and established corporations to better achieve success. Since the vast majority of startups fail, understanding how to build a better company saves society's most precious commodities: ideas, time, and the skills of its people. The lean startup movement sets out to prevent future failures....

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    • Summary of The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel | Includes Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1904 Tomás Lobo, a young man who has lost his father, lover, and son in the span of one week, sets out on a journey from Lisbon to Northeast Portugal in an automobile - one of the first of its time. Tomás is an assistant curator intent on finding an iconoclastic relic he learned about in the journal of a 17th-century priest involved in the slave trade in Portuguese Angola....

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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
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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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
    • Overall
      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

    Regular price: $5.79

    • 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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    • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

    • Summary & Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set nearly 20 years after the events in To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic American novel, Go Set a Watchman looks at the earlier book's beloved characters in a different and sometimes shocking light. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Go Set a Watchman you'll find a summary of the book, introductions to the important people in the book, and analysis of the themes and author's style.

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    • The Glass Castle, a Memoir by Jeannette Walls: Summary & Analysis

    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jeannette Walls chronicles all the heartbreak, deprivation, humor, and love of her childhood in The Glass Castle, a memoir of growing up dirt-poor on a cross-country odyssey with her charismatic, but alcoholic, father and her codependent mother.

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    • 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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    • The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni is a practical guide to organizational health. Organizational health is a characteristic of many successful businesses and organizations. Leaders can adopt organizational health strategies to transform their own operations and company culture in order to see the same successes that many other healthy organizations do.

    Regular price: $5.73

    • Summary of 'The Lake House' by Kate Morton

    • Includes Analysis
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Gwenn Dawson
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Lake House by Kate Morton is a mystery novel that centers around the strange disappearance of Theo Edevane, an 11-month-old baby, who went missing from his crib during a mid-summer party in 1933. The tragedy devastated his family members - all of whom kept secret their different theories about what happened that night - but Theo's disappearance especially impacted Alice, his older sister, who was 16 years old at the time.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few, by Robert B. Reich

    • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    • By: Instaread
    • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few by Robert B. Reich examines the intersection of economics and politics in order to make sense of income inequality and wealth disparity in the 21st-century United States of America....

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

    • By: Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated by: Dwight Equitz
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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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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