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This is a summary of Josh Kaufman´s The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business. Getting an MBA is an expensive choice - one almost impossible to justify, regardless of the state of the economy. Even the elite schools like Harvard and Wharton offer outdated, assembly line programs that teach you more about PowerPoint presentations and unnecessary financial models than what it takes to run a real business. You can get better results (and save hundreds of thousands of dollars) by skipping business school altogether. True leaders aren´t made by business schools - they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed. Listen to this book, and you will learn the principles it takes most business professionals a lifetime of trial and error to master. This summary provides the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the time to listen to the whole book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harry Roger Williams III. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059302/bk_acx0_059302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Domain-Driven Design (DDD) is an approach to software development for complex businesses and other domains. DDD tackles that complexity by focusing the team´s attention on knowledge of the domain, picking apart the most tricky, intricate problems with models, and shaping the software around those models. Easier said than done! The techniques of DDD help us approach this systematically. This reference gives a quick and authoritative summary of the key concepts of DDD. It is not meant as a learning introduction to the subject. Eric Evans´ original book and a handful of others explain DDD in depth from different perspectives. On the other hand, we often need to scan a topic quickly or get the gist of a particular pattern. That is the purpose of this reference. It is complementary to the more discursive books. The starting point of this text was a set of excerpts from the original book by Eric Evans, Domain-Driven-Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software, 2004 - in particular, the pattern summaries, which were placed in the Creative Commons by Evans and the publisher, Pearson Education. In this reference, those original summaries have been updated and expanded with new content. The practice and understanding of DDD has not stood still over the past decade, and Evans has taken this chance to document some important refinements. Some of the patterns and definitions have been edited or rewritten by Evans to clarify the original intent. Three patterns have been added, describing concepts whose usefulness and importance has emerged in the intervening years. Also, the sequence and grouping of the topics has been changed significantly to better emphasize the core principles. This is an up-to-date, quick reference to DDD. Eric Evans is the author of Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software, 2004. He coined the term domain-driven design (DDD) and laid out its principles in that book. Since then he has continued to focus his energies in the area of DDD, teaching and continuing to apply DDD on real projects, as well as collaborating with other leaders in both the DDD community and the broader software development community.
This is a summary of Patrick M. Lencioni´s The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No. New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent, and complete; and when its management, operations, and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion, and provide environments where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni´s first nonfiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health - complete with stories, tips, and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation´s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nanosecond change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way - one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059299/bk_acx0_059299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Gary Taubes´ Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, an eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat. In the book, Taubes visits the urgent question of what´s making us fat - and how we can change. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes´s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience. He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century, none more damaging or misguided than the ´´calories-in, calories-out´´ model of why we get fat, and the good science that has been ignored, especially regarding insulin´s regulation of our fat tissue. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Packed with essential information, Why We Get Fat is an invaluable key in our understanding of an international epidemic and a guide to what each of us can do about it, This summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to listen to the whole thing. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. Ant Hive Media reads every chapter, extracts the understanding and leaves you with a new perspective and time to spare. We do the work so you can understand the book in minutes, not hours. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058298/bk_acx0_058298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of Nir Eyal´s Hooked: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter How do successful companies create products people can´t put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? This best-seller answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model - a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive ´´hook cycles,´´ these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal´s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder - not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior. This summary is available in a variety of formats, and is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don´t have the current time to devour all the whole book. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. It fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your listening experience. This is a summary that is not intended to be used without reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Barbere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061576/bk_acx0_061576_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.