Blogger Alison Green compiles all her valuable workplace advice in audio format. Her calm and professional tone combined with personable answers explains how to navigate difficult work-related issues. Green's reassuring delivery and helpful guidance on questions concerning difficult managers, uncooperative co-workers, and general management skills are useful for anyone in the... Read More
WALL STREET JOURNAL investigative journalist Carreyrou presents meticulously researched, clearly written evidence of the fraud perpetrated by business wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes. The former CEO of the once-renowned Silicon Valley startup Theranos bilked investors of millions and potentially risked the lives of patients around the world with a groundbreaking diagnostic product... Read More
With the confidence of a news anchor, Emily Chang delivers the unsurprising news that Silicon Valley is built upon a sexist "frat boy" culture. She carefully details the boorishness (the venture capitalist who insists that entrepreneurs make their pitches in a hot tub), cluelessness (eschewing child care, companies offer the freezing of fertile eggs), and misogyny (the... Read More
Almost everyone has been at a job that felt like an endless dead end. Whitney Johnson wants to solve that. She is your career coach, business analyst, and inspired professional, cheering you towards "self-disruption" from the proximity of your earbuds. Sharing her lessons about building excellent teams employee by employee, she sounds confident, steady, and expansive in her... Read More
Financial pundit and TV personality Ben Stein is known for his sardonic personality and common-sense approach to personal finance. When speaking, his excellent comedic timing helps audiences make sense of his stream-of-consciousness sentences. Blake Swihart's narration of this compact audio on the joys of owning stocks takes the wind out of Stein's entertaining writing. Though... Read More
A behavioral economist and a financial comedian offer an attention-grabbing look at our worst financial instincts. Without sounding like he's performing, narrator Simon Jones's dramatic flair and wry personality add color to the material. His phrasing is slow, but his beautiful melodic palette and superb timing make every sentence clear and full of impact. The authors say our... Read More
Tackling economic inequality means confronting cultural attitudes around work and dignity. What is it that individuals, specifically Americans, deserve? What is fair? Speaking earnestly and with passion, Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes counters the familiar American bootstrap mythology and argues for a guaranteed income, a national policy change that could supply these... Read More
When New York City's expensive urban liberalism collided with the flight of manufacturing and the broad economic downturn of 1975, the real possibility of a city bankruptcy captured attention across the nation. Narrating this well-documented account of the city's policy and leadership missteps during that time, Pam Ward captures the intensity and broader importance of how... Read More
P.J. Ochlan narrates this well-researched in-depth look at how to build your network without attending a series of mundane events and pressing business cards into the hands of strangers. He uses a rapid, crisp style that mimics the fast pace of the business content he is delivering. Moving smoothly between anecdotes and research studies, he even maintains the flow when he's... Read More
If you've ever wanted to work with an executive or career coach, the author's discussion of how to use mindfulness strategies in the office could be a good substitute. Caroline Slaughter's delivery is upbeat and laced with positive energy. She'll sweep you along with this short volume's suggestions on how to overcome workplace toxicity and find your purpose. She does this in... Read More
Two veteran leadership experts explain how women's family culture, mental habits as shaped by their communities, and experience with pernicious workplace biases keep them from moving ahead in their careers. Narrator Suzanne Toren adds some sparkle to the journeyman performances of the authors, both sincere teachers. Besides familiar habits like needing to please, perfectionism,... Read More
How can you move items from your to-do list to your done list? Narrator Ray Porter offers Haden's pearls of wisdom in a tenor voice that sounds more like a pep talk from a life coach than a well-researched book on motivation. Porter's warm and personal performance makes this engaging listening. The tracks speed by as listeners are immersed in his energetic delivery. His style... Read More
While the government--NASA--to be specific, once ruled the heavens, space exploration today is in the hands of billionaires who see space as the final frontier. Their hope is that ordinary citizens will travel into space as routinely as we take planes today. This audiobook tells us how that might happen. Narrator Will Collyer has an energetic, clear voice that matches the... Read More
Dr. Cristal Glangchai, engineer, entrepreneur, and CEO of a tech startup, shares her recommendations for giving young girls the tools to pursue STEM fields and entrepreneurship. Engagingly narrated by Sandy Rustin, this audiobook is full of ideas, activities, and information. Rustin keeps listeners interested by adding depth to text that could conceivably overwhelm the... Read More
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