Dream Teams by Shane Snow audiobook

Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart

By Shane Snow
Read by Shane Snow

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6.86 Hours 1
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Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through. The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together. You'll learn:   *  How ragtag teams--from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates--beat the odds throughout history.   *  Why DaimlerChrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, marriages, and partnerships.   *  What the Wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving.   *  Pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together.   *  The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded. Provocative and entertaining, Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about people, progress, and collaboration. Includes a Bonus PDF with an illustrated special afterword with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, the Dream Teams Cheat Sheet, and more.

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Summary

Summary

Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through. The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together. You'll learn:   *  How ragtag teams--from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates--beat the odds throughout history.   *  Why DaimlerChrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, marriages, and partnerships.   *  What the Wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving.   *  Pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together.   *  The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded. Provocative and entertaining, Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about people, progress, and collaboration. Includes a Bonus PDF with an illustrated special afterword with Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, the Dream Teams Cheat Sheet, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Not just a book that every leader should read. It’s a message the world itself needs right now. Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise and MissionU
A mesmerizing read for anyone looking to up-level their team building and leadership skills. Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse
Anyone who wants to create a high-performing team must read Dream Teams. Paul J. Zak, PhD, neuroeconomist, and author of Trust Factor
Wonderful! Kelly Leonard, executive director of The Second City
Challenging, vivid, and pragmatic. Keith Yamashita, founder of SYPartners
Pirates, rappers, buddy cops, AND changing the world?! Dream Teams isn’t just a ton of fun; it’s a force of nature—and an important message. Jane Chen, TED fellow and founder of Embrace Innovations
An adventure into the very human science of making breakthroughs together. Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of The Power of Habit
“Pushes beyond business-book bromides. A great storyteller! Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America
One of the easiest and enjoyable business books—by a sharp-witted journalist and brilliant entrepreneur. Josh Golden, publisher and president of Ad Age
Perfectly describes and prescribes the crucial traits of the ultimate teams. Shane Battier, NBA champion and head of analytics for the Miami Heat

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Author

Author Bio: Shane Snow

Author Bio: Shane Snow

Shane Snow is an entrepreneur and hacker-journalist based in New York City. In 2010 he cofounded Contently Inc., which grew to more than $30 million in its first three years. He writes about technology for Wired magazine and is known nationwide for speaking about the future of media and writing about innovation for Fast Company,the Washington Post, and LinkedIn’s Influencer program alongside Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, and Richard Branson—yet, just four years before he was living in Hawaii and didn’t own a pair of shoes. Snow has been named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Media Innovators, Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30 “Coolest Entrepreneurs,” and Folio’s 15 Under 30 Magazine Innovators. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, his work has been featured inthe New York Times, GQ, MTV, and Time.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 6.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English