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  • The Goal

  • A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Written by: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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In this intriguing business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employees in the struggle involve the listener; and thankfully the authors' economic models.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Management start with self management, discipline

  • By SIDS navigator on 12-02-19

The book makes you think

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Reviewed: 15-07-19

Eliyahu is a genius storyteller. In this book he craftsfully weaves the professional challenges with the personal one. at every step when the protagonist is faced with a challenge you invariably think with him to solve the problems. I love it and will always come back to the book when I face a challenge. The narration adds to the personality of the book. Loved this audible listen.

  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • Written by: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Announcements from the sound chords of my ears!

  • By Romil Vats on 02-03-19

A happy listen

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Reviewed: 01-07-19

The book is an all time classic. But I had never got myself to read it. When I saw it on Audible, immediately got it. What a delightful listen it has been. the narration is animated, funny and modulated to suit different characters. You will often catch yourself chuckle. It's an instant mood lifter. In love with the characters and the narrator.

  • Ikigai

  • The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
  • Written by: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles
  • Narrated by: Naoko Mori
  • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ikigai by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles, read by Noako Mori. Bring meaning and joy to your every day with the internationally best-selling guide to ikigai. The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai - a reason for being; the thing that gets you out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa - the world's longest-living people - finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing

  • By madhu on 09-05-19

A refreshing read

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Reviewed: 20-06-19

It's important to understand and know our Ikigai to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. The book describes beautifully how we can adopt the Japanese ways to find our calling. It's a positive book and makes for many rereads.

  • Sapiens

  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,104
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Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is not a book. This is a knowledge bank.

  • By avijeet on 02-06-19

Must read, to know why we do what we do

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Reviewed: 13-04-19

Yuval Noah Harari, leaves no stone unturned in collating and bringing us this brief history. He touches on all aspects of sapiens - strength, emotion, food, clothing, shelter, living, culture, economy, technology, etc...! Every chapter has references and is easy to remember. The chapters are thought fully placed to give you a holistic perspective.

Derek Perkins narration is impeccable and makes this an absolute delightful listen. It certainly answered some of my many questions and left me curious to know more.

  • Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

  • Written by: Patty McCord
  • Narrated by: Patty McCord, Alex Hyde White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 4
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When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listefor all Internal Communications pros

  • By Apoorva on 28-02-19

A must listefor all Internal Communications pros

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Reviewed: 28-02-19

I work at a startup and this book opened my perspective in many ways than I could imagine. Patty's examples from her time at Netflix is relatable. We know we want to lay the foundation for a fresh culture, but often don't know how and from where. Patty makes it easy to understand why culture building can be daunting, yet exhilarating. The book dives in to the psyche of the employees and gives an approach in which you as a company can take to build your company. I'm sure I'll keep coming back to this book for guidance.

  • Atomic Habits

  • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
  • Written by: James Clear
  • Narrated by: James Clear
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read!

  • By Pratik Vaidya on 19-03-19

James clear is exceptional!

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Reviewed: 30-01-19

Atomic Habits is my first listen on Audible and I am glad I choose this one. it's amazing how listening can engrave some concepts in your head. James clear's remarkable narrative is simple and non-judgemental. This is important, more for this book, because the book is a reflection of what you might be doing and he says it's human in his signature way. There are no layers and it's simple to follow. The summary at the end of each chapter is helpful. This is certainly the books I will be coming back for to be a better version of myself.