Best Audiobooks For Business

As my startup began to acquire 100,000 new users daily, I needed to quickly learn many new business skills to manage the extraordinary explosive growth. Audiobooks proved to be invaluable for me as they enabled me to learn many invaluable lessons that helped me avoid painful mistakes. My book, Explosive Growth, gives practical case-studies of the lessons learned from these incredible audiobooks, and was recently ranked as one of the best startup books for entrepreneurs.

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Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users - And Losing $78 Million

By Cliff Lerner (Full Disclosure: This Is My Book)

(Audiobook): The Ultimate Playbook For Startups To Grow To 1 Million Users & More. Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling & inspiring narrative combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and numerous case-studies to help your business achieve explosive growth.

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

By Patrick Lencioni

(Audiobook): This is the promise of The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni’s bold manifesto about the most unexploited opportunity in modern business. In his immensely readable and accessible style, Lencioni makes the case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in an organization than by attacking the root causes of dysfunction, politics, and confusion

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On

By Jonah Berger

(Audiobook): Why do certain products and ideas go viral? Dynamic young Wharton professor Jonah Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By Ben Horowitz

(Audiobook): Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup - practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.

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Blue Ocean Strategy

By W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

(Audiobook): Winning by not competing! This international best seller upends traditional thinking with principles and tools to make the competition irrelevant. In an audiobook that challenges everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed,

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

By Peter Thiel

(Audiobook): Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them.

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Purple Cow: Transform Your Business Being Remarkable

By Seth Godin

(Audiobook): You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Starbucks and JetBlue and KrispyKreme and Apple and DutchBoy and Kensington and Zespri and Hard Candy have that you don't? How do they continue to confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and true brands to gasp their last?

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By Clayton M. Christensen

(Audiobook): His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic best seller - one of the most influential business books of all time - innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right - yet still lose market leadership.

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Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable

By G. Richard Shell

(Audiobook): As director of the renowned Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop, Professor G. Richard Shell has taught thousands of business leaders, administrators, and other professionals how to survive and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of negotiation.

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Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

By Verne Harnish

(Audiobook): What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous One-Page Strategic Plan to his concise outline of eight practical actions you can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet.

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