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  1. 5.5 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    For those times when hard work and persistence just aren’t enough, Terri Sjodin offers an inspiring guide to getting scrappy and beating the odds.Terri Sjodin loves scrappy people—those who beat the odds with a blend of cleverness and fighting spirit. People who see big problems and come up with big solutions. People like the clever Girl Scout who sold 117 boxes of cookies in two hours outside a medical marijuana dispensary, or the entrepreneur who turned his home into an indoor jungle to sell investors on the Rainforest Café Restaurant chain. It can seem like these successes are just one-off acts of ingenuity or isolated flashes of brilliance. But today it takes more than just creativity, more than just persistence, more than just a dream to reach big goals—it takes a mindset and a strategy. Sjodin explains the common elements behind every successful scrappy effort. Drawing on research, interviews, and her own personal experience, she identifies the practices that will help you develop the right mindset. She shares stories of scrappy tactics that have worked, and those that have crashed and burned, to help readers pursue their own vision. Whether you’re a sales rep looking to close that big deal, a job-seeker trying to land your dream job, or a CEO who wants to reach the next level of success, the fastest way to get what you want is to get scrappy.

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    Scrappy

    5.5 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 2.7 hrs • 8/16/2016 • Unabridged

    In this ninety-day growth guide, #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell helps you prioritize your life to make each day count toward fulfilling your goals. Based on his Businessweek bestseller Today Matters, John Maxwell offers his road map for success by helping you seize the present. The way you prioritize and spend your time each day impacts your ability to reach your goals. Whether you are a new leader or looking to expand on your success, this book will help you focus by exploring how to maximize the potential of the most important day of your life—today. Offering inspiring quotes and lessons, thought-provoking questions, and space for reflective notes, over the course of three short months this book will help you learn to master the moment and set you on the path toward fulfilling your aspirations.

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  3. 10.1 hrs • 8/16/2016 • Unabridged

    Recounting his three years in Korea, the highest-ranking non-Korean executive at Hyundai sheds light on a business culture very few Western journalists ever experience in this revealing, moving, and hilarious memoir. When Frank Ahrens, a middle-aged bachelor and eighteen-year veteran at the Washington Post, fell in love with a diplomat, his life changed dramatically. Following his new bride to her first appointment in Seoul, South Korea, Frank traded the newsroom for a corporate suite, becoming director of global communications at Hyundai Motors. In a land whose population is ninety-seven percent Korean, he was one of fewer than ten non-Koreans in a company of 5,000 employees. For the next three years, Frank traveled to auto shows and press conferences around the world, pitching Hyundai to former colleagues while trying to navigate cultural differences at home and at work. While his appreciation for absurdity enabled him to laugh his way through many awkward encounters, his job began to take a toll on his marriage and family. Eventually, he became a vice president—the highest-ranking non-Korean in the history of Hyundai—but at an untenable price. Filled with unique insights and told in his engaging, humorous voice, Seoul Man sheds light on a culture few Westerners know, and is a delightfully funny and heartwarming adventure for anyone who has ever felt like a fish out of water—all of us.

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    Seoul Man by Frank Ahrens

    Seoul Man

    10.1 hrs • 8/16/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 5.0 hrs • 8/16/2016 • Unabridged

    Can a book actually help you close more sales? Yes it can! Sales Success is the book that shapes sales careers. With this sales fable, listeners will learn sales strategies used and recommended by members of the sales Hall of Fame, including Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, and Scott McKain. Discover why sales success happens for the earnest student … and why it doesn’t for the rest. Come along with master storyteller Mark Bowser as he takes you on a journey of discovering ultimate sales success. In Sales Success, you will meet Digger Jones, the mentor we all wished we had. Follow along as Digger teaches, motivates, and inspires his young protégé from failure to the heights of sales achievement … and how you can apply these lessons to your own sales journey.

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    Sales Success by Mark Bowser

    Sales Success

    By Mark Bowser, with Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, and Scott McKain
    Read by Liv Montgomery 
    5.0 hrs • 8/16/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 1.6 hrs • 8/10/2016 • Unabridged

    The Greatest Showman in the History of the Universe reveals his secrets for accumulating vast sums of wealth so that anyone can follow his program and become rich. After a wonderful career in which he made and lost fortunes, captivated Kings and Queens, and used his genius, wit and eloquence, P.T. Barnum wrote these golden rules for making money. One of his principles for success was to treat each customer with respect and give him his money’s worth. In this “mini-book,” he gives practical rules that allowed him to stay out of debt and to acquire wealth. The “rules” are illustrated by homespun stories. While some of these of this may seem like common sense, it is the kind of common sense that Wall Street, the government and many ordinary people seem to have forgotten about in recent years. This is a small book but one that could have large consequences for your financial future.

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    The Art of Money Getting

    1.6 hrs • 8/10/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 7.7 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Unabridged

    A New York Times business journalist explains why it’s important for people to pursue big creative projects and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion. Whether it’s the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a big thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work, can be daunting. In The Big Thing, New York Times business writer and editor Phyllis Korkki combines real life stories, science, and insights from her own experience to illuminate the factors that drive people to complete big creative projects—and the obstacles that threaten to derail success. In the course of creating her own big thing—this book—Korkki explores the individual and collaborative projects of others: from memoirs, art installations, and musical works to theater productions, small businesses, and charities. She identifies the main aspects of a big thing, including meaningful goals; focus and effort; the difficulties posed by the demands of everyday life; and the high risk of failure and disappointment. Korkki also breaks down components of the creative process and the characteristics that define it, and offers her thoughts on avoiding procrastination, on staying motivated, scheduling a routine, and overcoming self-doubt and the restrictions of a day job. Filled with inspiring stories, practical advice, and a refreshing dose of honesty, The Big Thing doesn’t minimize the negative side of such pursuits—including the fact that big projects are hard to complete and raise difficult questions about one’s self-worth. Wise, humorous, and good-natured, The Big Thing is a meditation on the importance of self-expression and purpose.

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    The Big Thing by Phyllis Korkki

    The Big Thing

    7.7 hrs • 8/9/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 25.0 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Unabridged

    An astonishing—and astonishingly entertaining—behind-the-curtain history of Hollywood’s transformation over the past five decades as seen through the agency at the heart of it all, from the #1 bestselling coauthor of Live from New York and Those Guys Have All the Fun. In 1975, five young employees of a sclerotic William Morris agency left to start their own, strikingly innovative talent agency. In the years to come, Creative Artists Agency would vault from its origins in a tiny office on the last block of Beverly Hills to become the largest, most imperial, groundbreaking, and star-studded agency Hollywood has ever seen—a company whose tentacles now spread throughout the world of movies, music, television, technology, advertising, sports, and investment banking far more than previously imagined. Powerhouse is the fascinating, no-holds-barred saga of that hot-blooded ascent. Drawing on unprecedented and exclusive access to the men and women who built and battled CAA, as well as financial information never before made public, acclaimed author James Andrew Miller spins a tale of boundless ambition, ruthless egomania, ceaseless empire building, drugs, sex, greed, and personal betrayal. Powerhouse is also a story of prophetic brilliance, magnificent artistry, singular genius, entrepreneurial courage, strategic daring, foxhole brotherhood, and how one firm utterly transformed the entertainment business. Here are the real Star Wars—complete with a Death Star—told through the voices of those who were actually there. Packed with scores of stars from movies, television, music, and sports, as well as a tremendously compelling cast of agents, studio executives, network chiefs, league commissioners, hedge fund managers, tech CEOs, and media tycoons, Powerhouse is itself a Hollywood blockbuster of the most spectacular sort.

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    Powerhouse

    25.0 hrs • 8/9/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 10.2 hrs • 8/3/2016 • Unabridged

    Author of the extremely popular “Dear Economist” column in Financial Times, Tim Harford reveals the economics behind everyday phenomena in this highly entertaining and informative book. Can a book about economics be fun to read? It can when Harford takes the reins, using his trademark wit to explain why it costs an arm and a leg to buy a cappuccino and why it’s nearly impossible to purchase a decent used car. Supermarkets, coffee houses, airlines, insurance companies and more are sucking money from our wallets. To protect ourselves and our bank accounts, we must better understand why companies do what they do. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as “unequaled in its accessibility,” The Undercover Economist is a sheer delight—and the one book on economics that every American should read.

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    The Undercover Economist

    10.2 hrs • 8/3/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 6.6 hrs • 8/2/2016 • Unabridged

    Of all life’s financial shocks, few compare to bringing home an infant. Just one tiny person costs $250,000 to raise—not including college! How will you pay for it? That agonizing question fuels mothers’ choices about their careers, budgets, and families. Some lean in, some scale back or seek new opportunities—there are no easy answers, but lots of rewarding possibilities. Smart Mom, Rich Mom explores how women today are navigating the financially challenging career/parenting years. Written by a national money columnist and mom of two, the book chronicles people who have stayed in the game—full time, freelance, self-employed, and more—and emerged more prosperous and empowered. Smart Mom, Rich Mom mines their experiences to uncover both career advice and spending and savings strategies that everyone can use. Stories, checklists, action steps, planning tools, and more explain how toprepare financially for parenthood—whether you’re expecting your first child or your third;balance thrift with generating income and investing wisely;find flexibility at work while safeguarding your earning potential—save for both college and retirement despite increased expenses; plan for unexpected events, like a layoff or illness;and much more. Kids change our lives, adding joy but draining bank accounts. Smart Mom, Rich Mom helps you adopt healthy habits—and make hard decisions—that pay off in abundance.

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    Smart Mom, Rich Mom by Kimberly Palmer

    Smart Mom, Rich Mom

    6.6 hrs • 8/2/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 8.5 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    According to Wall Street Journal investing columnist Spencer Jakab, most of us have no idea how much money we’re leaving on the table-or that the average saver doesn’t come anywhere close to earning the “average” returns touted in those glossy brochures. We’re handicapped not only by psychological biases and a fear of missing out, but by an industry with multimillion-dollar marketing budgets and an eye on its own bottom line, not yours. Unless you’re very handy, you probably don’t know how to fix your own car or give a family member a decent haircut. But most Americans are expected to be part-time fund managers. With a steady, livable pension check becoming a rarity, we’ve been entrusted with our own finances and, for the most part, failed miserably.Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers-and his family, friends, and colleagues-make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better. Blending entertaining stories with some surprising research, Jakab explains: How a typical saver could have a retirement nest egg twice as large by being cheap and lazy.Why investors who put their savings with a high-performing mutual fund manager end up worse off than if they’d picked one who has struggledThe best way to cash in on your hunch that a recession is looming.How people who check their brokerage accounts frequently end up falling behind the market.Who isn’t nearly as good at investing as the media would have you think. He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup-predicting octopus, why you shouldn’t invest in companies with an X or a Z in their names, and what to do if a time traveler offers you economic news from the future.Whatever your level of expertise, Head I Win, Tails I Win can help you vastly improve your odds of investment success.

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    Heads I Win, Tails I Win

    8.5 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 5.6 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Negotiation is the middle ground between capitulation and stonewalling, a back-and-forth between two parties trying to reach agreement. If a price or other term is non-negotiable, there is no give and take, just “take it or leave it.” You may think you are negotiating, but if the other side isn’t playing, you aren’t either. Regardless of the industry, situation, or product, the two most common mistakes negotiators make are: they give ground too easily, and;they get nothing in return. When dealing with tough customers it is even more important to be able to defend your position and bargain for reciprocal concessions. Negotiating With Tough Customers provides proven methods for holding your ground against (seemingly) more powerful negotiators. But it goes further, making sure that when you do give ground, you get equal or better value in return. Using a cooperative, collaborative approach in a hardball negotiation just doesn’t work. Tough negotiators will play win-win, but only if they have nothing to lose. Negotiating With Tough Customers will make you a better salesperson by making you a better negotiator…and vice versa.

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    Negotiating with Tough Customers

    5.6 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 4.6 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Why did the New York Stock Exchange suspend trading without warning on July 8, 2015? Why did certain Toyota vehicles accelerate uncontrollably against the will of their drivers? Why does the programming inside our airplanes occasionally surprise its creators? After a thorough analysis by the top experts, the answers still elude us. You don’t understand the software running your car or your iPhone. But here’s a secret: neither do the geniuses at Apple or the Ph.D.‘s at Toyota-not perfectly, anyway. No one, not lawyers, doctors, accountants, or policy makers, fully grasps the rules governing your tax return, your retirement account, or your hospital’s medical machinery. The same technological advances that have simplified our lives have made the systems governing our lives incomprehensible, unpredictable, and overcomplicated. In Overcomplicated, complexity scientist Samuel Arbesman offers a fresh, insightful field guide to living with complex technologies that defy human comprehension. As technology grows more complex, Arbesman argues, its behavior mimics the vagaries of the natural world more than it conforms to a mathematical model. If we are to survive and thrive in this new age, we must abandon our need for governing principles and rules and accept the chaos. By embracing and observing the freak accidents and flukes that disrupt our lives, we can gain valuable clues about how our algorithms really work. What’s more, we will become better thinkers, scientists, and innovators as a result. Lucid and energizing, this audiobook is a vital new analysis of the world heralded as “modern” for anyone who wants to live wisely.

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    Overcomplicated

    4.6 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 2.5 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    To reach business success, you must be Brilliant on the Basics. Let world renowned speaker and bestselling author, Brian Tracy teach you how to:Practice the Basics of Business Success Buy a Business Manage Your Information Create Your Business Systems Use the Seven Step Formula Find Ideal Customers Improve Your Advertising Results

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    Brilliant on the Basics

    2.5 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 6.2 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Now that 75 percent of screen time is spent on connected devices, digital strategies have moved front and center of most marketing plans. But what if that's not enough? What if most people ignore company messages? What if consumer engagement never goes further than the "like" button? A sobering reality is hitting marketers. Technology hasn't just reshaped mass media, it's altering behavior as well. And getting through to customers will take some radical rethinking. First step is to toss the linear plan. Next is to strip away conventions, open your mind, and join Disruptive Marketing on a provocative, fast-paced tour of our changing world . . .Where selling is dead, but ongoing conversation thrivesWhere consumers generate the best content about brandsWhere people tune out noise and listen to feelingsWhere curiosity leads the marketing team

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    Disruptive Marketing

    6.2 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 2.6 hrs • 8/1/2016 • Unabridged

    Hiring and firing are hard to get right—and potentially costly to get wrong. Two of the most crucial tasks you face as a manager, they are vital to both the success of the enterprise and your own career—but no need to worry. This handy guide breaks down the simple but powerful strategies you can use to bring better employees onboard—and weed out the weaker ones. Featuring techniques that business expert Brian Tracy has identified as the most effective and that he himself employs, Hiring and Firing reveals how you can: write appealing and accurate job descriptions,find suitable candidates,use the law of three when interviewing,ask the right questions,probe past performance,listen for the questions that indicate interviewees are qualified and serious,dig deep when checking references,negotiate salary,start new employees off strong,provide clear direction and regular feedback,document performance problems,dehire gracefully, and create an appropriate severance package. Hiring and firing are key to improving your team and reaching your goals. This indispensable little book will help you eliminate the guesswork and make the best decisions for your business.

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    Hiring and Firing

    Read by Brian Tracy 
    2.6 hrs • 8/1/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 2.9 hrs • 8/1/2016

    To generate greater profits you must offer the highest quality of customer service to people after they have bought the product or service. The most important sale is not the first sale, it’s the second sale. In Generate Greater Profits you will learn:to serve your customers better than your competitors;to satisfy the deep subconscious needs of your customers;the four key parts of effective marketing;the three considerations in differentiating your product or service from those of your competitors;how to attract the perfect customer;the seven rules of management; and how to assemble a winning team.

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    Generate Greater Profits

    Presented by Brian Tracy
    2.9 hrs • 8/1/16
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