Free Audiobook Giveaway

August 4, 2010

I’ve always been a big fan of books. I am an even bigger fan of audiobooks. I’ve been collecting and listening to audiobooks since before I owned a cd player. Yes, that means I own books on audio cassette, or “books on tape”, as they used to be called. Linda and I are cleaning up our bookshelves, getting rid of things like old magazines, cd mixes we have digital copies of, and my collection of books on tape (most I have in iTunes now). Here are the titles I’d like to give to you:

(1) Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
(2) Over the Top by Zig Ziglar
(3) How To Get What You Want by Zig Ziglar
(4) Advanced Selling Strategies by Brian Tracy
(5) The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
(6) Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

If anyone would like any of these just let me know. I’d rather give them away than throw them away. As a general rule, I don’t sell books; would rather trade, or give them away. To ensure them a good home I’d even cover the cost of shipping. Just send me a note, or drop me a comment, and let me know.

Happy Wednesday!

What Do You Like to Read?

December 11, 2008

It would likely be an interesting study but I bet most of us can track milestones in our lives by the things we were reading. As a kid I read Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone. In college I couldn’t afford anything aside from what was required for class. After college I was interested mainly in books on sales, marketing, and negotiation. I gobbled up anything written by Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, and Og Mandino. I soon moved on to books that promised to help me strike it rich; non-fiction business. Books like Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Beat the Street.

There was even a lengthy fiction phase. Love that Harry Potter. My wife and I call them crack-books; not very good for you but hard to put down.

I feel like I am entering a new phase, which is analogous to economists saying the United States economy is in a recession before it’s over, but nevertheless. I decided to start with a book I’d recently overheard folks talking about in the gym. Trip to the bookstore!

Before Ultra Marathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner, by Dean Karnazes, I had not read a truly memorable book in years. This guy is, and I am sure would be the first to admit, a little sick in the head. Folks, that’s what make these stories absolutely fascinating. The author is an ultra endurance athlete; he has run 350 miles without rest, completed 50 marathons (26.2 miles each) in 50 days, and run a marathon at the South Pole. If that doesn’t peak your interest then endurance sports are just not your thing.

This is an easy read but very real. Grab a copy and tell me what you think.