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  1. 9.4 hrs • 7/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Clayton M. Christensen is a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Michael E. Raynor is a director at Deloitte Research. Together, they outline an innovative plan that urges businesses to create disruption rather than fleeing from it. Named one of 2003’s Best Business Books by Business Week, this book is a Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller.

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    The Innovator’s Solution

    9.4 hrs • 7/8/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 2.8 hrs • 7/1/2016 • Unabridged

    The customer is the most important part of any business. Let bestselling author and international speaker, Brian Tracy teach you the best way to serve your customer, distribute your product, pump up your profits, turbocharge your business, learn the key result areas of business success, finance your business, and negotiate the best deal.

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    Focus on Your Customer

    2.8 hrs • 7/1/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 9.6 hrs • 6/29/2016 • Unabridged

    If you aspire to lead-whether in business or your community—this book is just what you need. Leadership authority Donald T. Phillips offers a uniquely inspiring approach. He presents real-life scenarios from the American Revolution to illustrate how to overcome the toughest odds and achieve success. As you learn the strategies that worked for our founding fathers, you will share in the very principles that founded America. When the colonists’ situation under British tyranny became desperate, dynamic leaders arose from the masses. Washington, Paine, Franklin, and other men of integrity banded together to manifest a shared vision. They forged a team of patriots who withstood impossible conditions and overcame an opponent who seemed invincible. As a leadership consultant, lecturer, and best-selling author, Donald T. Phillips has inspired many to greatness. His leadership series also includes Lincoln on Leadership. Veteran narrator Nelson Runger delivers his insightful lessons in a clear voice, full of conviction.

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    The Founding Fathers on Leadership

    9.6 hrs • 6/29/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 16.3 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    This pioneering work demystifies the drivers behind political, economic, and social change. Shaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world and enlivened by encounters with tycoons, presidents, and villagers from Rio to Beijing, Ruchir Sharma’s The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the “dismal science” of economics as a practical art. Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country’s fortunes to ten clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in real time. He shows how to read political headlines, black markets, the price of onions, and billionaire rankings as signals of booms, busts, and protests. Set in a post-crisis age that has turned the world upside down replacing fast growth with low growth and political calm with revolt, Sharma’s pioneering book is an entertaining field guide to understanding change in this era or any era.

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    The Rise and Fall of Nations by Ruchir Sharma

    The Rise and Fall of Nations

    16.3 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 9.1 hrs • 5/10/2016 • Unabridged

    From the bestselling author of Traffic, a brilliant and entertaining exploration of our personal tastes—why we like the things we like, and what it says about us Everyone knows his or her favorite color, the foods we most enjoy, and which season of House of Cards deserves the most stars on Netflix. But what does it really mean when we like something? How do we decide what’s good? Is it something biological? What is the role of our personal experiences in shaping our tastes? And how do businesses make use of this information? Comprehensively researched and singularly insightful, You May Also Like delves deep into psychology, marketing, and neuroscience to answer these complex and fascinating questions. From the tangled underpinnings of our food choices, to the dynamics of the pop charts and our playlists, to our nonstop procession of “thumbs” and “likes” and “stars,” to our insecurity before unfamiliar works of art, the book explores how we form our preferences—and how they shape us. It explains how difficult it is, even for experts, to pinpoint exactly what makes something good or enjoyable, and how the success of companies such as Netflix, Spotify, and Yelp depends on the complicated task of predicting what we will enjoy. Like Traffic, this book takes us on a fascinating and consistently surprising intellectual journey that helps us better understand how we perceive and appreciate the world around us.

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    9.1 hrs • 5/10/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 2.4 hrs • 5/10/2016 • Unabridged

    This new book by New York Times bestselling author George Gilder tackles key questions about how monetarism distorts the economy and leads to misallocation of investment. Gilder covers a variety of topics, including Milton Friedman’s greatest “error,” money supply and velocity, the perils of high-volume trading, Bitcoin and how it mimics gold, and why a gold standard is superior to targeting based on a basket of commodities.

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    The 21st Century Case for Gold by George Gilder

    The 21st Century Case for Gold

    2.4 hrs • 5/10/16 • Unabridged
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    5.8 hrs • 5/3/2016 • Unabridged

    An expert on the psychology of leadership and the bestselling author of Integrity, Necessary Endings, and Boundaries For Leaders identifies the critical ingredient for personal and professional wellbeing. Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do, for better or for worse. Consider the boss who diminishes you through cutting remarks versus one who challenges you to get better. Or the colleague who always seeks the limelight versus the one who gives you the confidence to finish a difficult project. Or the spouse who is honest and supportive versus the one who resents your success. No matter how talented, intelligent, or experienced, the greatest leaders share one commonality: the power of the others in their lives. Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you’re a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects. Presenting a dynamic model of the impact these different kinds of connections produce, Dr. Cloud shows readers how to get more from themselves by drawing on the strength and expertise of others. You don’t have a choice whether or not others have power in your life, but you can choose what kinds of relationships you want.

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    The Power of the Other

    5.8 hrs • 5/3/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 9.9 hrs • 5/2/2016 • Unabridged

    We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin reveals the complex network behind the $11-billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A must-listen for the benefit of all dogs everywhere. In what promises to become an Omnivore’s Dilemma for dog lovers—breed devotees and adoption advocates alike—The Dog Merchants is the first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions. Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, The Dog Merchants makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines. Kavin reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don’t even realize is an industry. Kavin’s goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, The Dog Merchants shows how all dog lovers can come together, with one voice as consumers, on behalf of all our beloved companions.

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    The Dog Merchants by Kim Kavin

    The Dog Merchants

    9.9 hrs • 5/2/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 6.8 hrs • 5/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Ever wish your company could raise capital the Kickstarter way? Equity crowdfunding is finally here, opening new funding avenues for small businesses and start-ups. In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups-or JOBS-Act into law. This groundbreaking legislation empowers privately-owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. Now that the SEC has handed down the last regulations, the floodgates will open and companies will be free to compete for funding. Small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in The Crowdfunding Handbook, he explains the JOBS Act and translates the regulations into a clear set of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to get in early-and do things right. Need help pricing your securities? Pitching a project to the public? Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents and reporting requirements? This audiobook delivers targeted answers-whether crowdfunding is your best bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more. IPOs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies . . . and this audiobook will lead the way.

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    The Crowdfunding Handbook

    6.8 hrs • 5/1/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 2.5 hrs • 4/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Over the years, bestselling author and renowned Harvard economist Harry Dent has accurately predicted the dot com bust of the early 2000’s, the crash of the U.S. housing market in 2006, the financial meltdown of 2008 and the plummet in crude oil prices in 2015. Now he’s back with a bold new forecast—one that calls for gold to take a disastrous dive in price, all the way down to $250. In his brand new audiobook, How to Survive (and Thrive) During the Great Gold Bust Ahead, Harry warns investors that moving their assets into gold isn’t the safe haven they think it is. And why it won’t protect them from the biggest market collapse since The Great Depression, set to hit in 2016. In this shocking audio program you’ll discover:The unstoppable economic forces heading our way that will result in a collapse in gold prices (Chapter 1)Why the inflation crisis in America is a myth, despite our money overprinting and how gold will suffer because of it (Chapter 2)Exactly how low gold prices will drop in the next five years (Chapter 3)The predictable 30-year cycle gold follows and where we fall in it right now (Chapter 4) PLUS: details on his “trade of the decade” which could be the safest (and best value) investment you can make over the next ten years. But there’s a limited window to get in on it! (Chapter 6)

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    How to Survive (and Thrive) During the Great Gold Bust Ahead

    by Harry S. Dent Jr.
    read by Harry S. Dent Jr.
    2.5 hrs • 4/1/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 6.2 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Unabridged

    From the most trusted voice on transition, the national best selling edition of the classic guide to dealing with the human side of organizational change. The business world is a place of constant change, with stories of mergers, layoffs, bankruptcy, and restructuring appearing in the news every day. No matter the scale, when these kinds of changes hit the workplace, the literal, situational shifts are often not as difficult for employees and managers to work through as the psychological transitions that accompany them. Indeed, organizational transitions effect people; it is always people who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change. Without a clear understanding of what transition does to employees and what employees in transition can, in turn, do to an organization, the job of managing workplace change can be difficult; managed poorly, the result can be disastrous to the morale and stability of the staff. As veteran business consultant William Bridges explains in detail, successful organizational change takes place when employees have a purpose, a mental picture, a plan for, and a part to play in change. In short, successful change takes place only when employees are “on board” with it. Directed at managers on all rungs of the proverbial corporate ladder, this thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Managing Transitions provides practical, step-by-step strategies for reaching this goal and for minimizing the disruptions caused by workplace change. It is an invaluable managerial tool for navigating an inevitably tumultuous time.

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    Managing Transitions, 2nd Edition

    6.2 hrs • 3/1/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 10.4 hrs • 2/23/2016 • Unabridged

    In today’s world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility, yesterday’s methods for staying on top just don’t work. Veteran management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that “time management” is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted; “setting priorities” isn’t relevant when your email is down; “procrastination solutions” won’t help if your goals aren’t clear. Allen’s premise is simple: our ability to be productive is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve stress-free productivity and unleash our creative potential. He teaches us how to: Apply the “do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it” rule to get your inbox empty Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed Feel fine about what you’re not doing From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work—and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen’s entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

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    Getting Things Done

    10.4 hrs • 2/23/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 7.0 hrs • 2/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Feature films, television shows, homemade videos, tweets, blogs, and breaking news: digital media offer an always-accessible, apparently inexhaustible supply of entertainment and information. Although choices seems endless, public attention is not. How do digital media find the audiences they need in an era of infinite choice? In The Marketplace of Attention, James Webster explains how audiences take shape in the digital age. Webster describes the factors that create audiences, including the preferences and habits of media users, the role of social networks, the resources and strategies of media providers, and the growing impact of media measures—from ratings to user recommendations. He incorporates these factors into one comprehensive framework: the marketplace of attention. In doing so, he shows that the marketplace works in ways that belie our greatest hopes and fears about digital media. Some observers claim that digital media empower a new participatory culture; others fear that digital media encourage users to retreat to isolated enclaves. Webster shows that public attention is at once diverse and concentrated, that users move across a variety of outlets, producing high levels of audience overlap. So although audiences are fragmented in ways that would astonish mid-century broadcasting executives, Webster argues that this doesn’t signal polarization. He questions whether our preferences are immune from media influence, and he describes how our encounters with media might change our tastes. In the digital era’s marketplace of attention, Webster claims, we typically encounter ideas that cut across our predispositions. In the process, we will remake the marketplace of ideas and reshape the twenty-first-century public sphere.

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    The Marketplace of Attention

    7.0 hrs • 2/1/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 0.6 hrs • 11/23/2015 • Unabridged

    Todays free-market philosophy of one-dollar-one-vote has all but eclipsed the traditional one-person-one-vote values of our grandparents’ generations. Our democratic and humanitarian concepts of “all for one, one for all” and “we’re all in this together” have all but vanished. It’s not my intention to start a political discussion about the rights and wrongs of national or international fiscal policies. I do not wish to delve into the wheeler-dealing of money markets and the distribution of corporate wealth. Nope. That is not what this book is about. Nevertheless, I will challenge the statement that “greed is good.” And by so doing, explain how I believe we can all, on a very personal level, benefit from a philosophy that is quite the opposite. Indeed, I am going to show you how generosity expedites wealth creation. But to do that, first we need to understand what generosity is.

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    Making Money Hand over Fist

    0.6 hrs • 11/23/15 • Unabridged
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  15. 13.2 hrs • 10/27/2015 • Unabridged

    The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world. The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch—the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley’s wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan. Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature—these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future. As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley’s stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works.

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    The Evolution of Everything

    13.2 hrs • 10/27/15 • Unabridged
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  16. 7.8 hrs • 9/15/2015 • Unabridged

    The author of Power, Stanford business school professor, and a leading management thinker offers a hard-hitting dissection of the leadership industry and ways to make workplaces and careers work better. The leadership enterprise is enormous, with billions of dollars, thousands of books, and hundreds of thousands of blogs and talks focused on improving leaders. But what we see worldwide is employee disengagement, high levels of leader turnover and career derailment, and failed leadership development efforts. In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell the truth, build trust, and take care of others. By calling BS on so many of the stories and myths of leadership, he gives people a more scientific look at the evidence and better information to guide their careers. Rooted in social science and containing practical examples and advice for improving management, Leadership BS encourages listeners to accept the truth and then use facts to change themselves and the world for the better.

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    Leadership BS

    7.8 hrs • 9/15/15 • Unabridged
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