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Hacking Growth

40 ratings

Summary

The definitive playbook by the pioneers of Growth Hacking, one of the hottest business methodologies in Silicon Valley and beyond. It seems hard to believe today, but there was a time when Airbnb was the best-kept secret of travel hackers and couch surfers, Pinterest was a niche website frequented only by bakers and crafters, LinkedIn was an exclusive network for C-suite executives and top-level recruiters, Facebook was My Space's sorry step-brother, and Uber was a scrappy upstart that didn't stand a chance against the Goliath that was New York City yellow cabs. So how did these companies grow from these humble beginnings into the powerhouses they are today? Contrary to popular belief, they didn't explode to massive worldwide popularity simply by building a great product then crossing their fingers and hoping it would catch on. There was a studied, carefully implemented methodology behind these companies' extraordinary rise. That methodology is called Growth Hacking, and its practitioners include not just today's hottest start-ups, but also companies like IBM, Walmart, and Microsoft as well as the millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, managers, and executives who make up the community of GrowthHackers.com. Think of the Growth Hacking methodology as doing for market-share growth what Lean Start-Up did for product development, and Scrum did for productivity. It involves cross-functional teams and rapid-tempo testing and iteration that focuses customers: attaining them, retaining them, engaging them, and motivating them to come back and buy more. An accessible and practical toolkit that teams and companies in all industries can use to increase their customer base and market share, this book walks listeners through the process of creating and executing their own custom-made growth hacking strategy. It is a must listen for any marketer, entrepreneur, innovator or manager looking to replace wasteful big bets and "spaghetti-on-the-wall" approaches with more consistent, replicable, cost-effective, and data-driven results.

©2017 Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown (P)2017 Random House Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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SAVAGE (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 6)

4 ratings

Summary

For more than a hundred million years, the Dark Continent has kept a savage secret. While on the trail of a stolen tactical nuclear weapon, Jack Sigler, callsign: King, and his black ops Chess Team, answer a cry for help. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is on the verge of exploding into another bloody civil war that will engulf all of Africa and put millions at risk, a crisis too politically volatile for any outside nation to touch. As the team, unfettered by political constraints, deploys across the globe, the threats spin out of control. A search for the Congo's missing president becomes a quest to solve a century old mystery, and uncover a secret that powerful men will kill to protect. A mission to rescue a team of scientists from violent revolutionaries devolves into a desperate run through the jungle, pursued by both modern man and ancient beast. And the effort to stop a revolution becomes a brutal contest, pitting King against the most cunning and sadistic foe he has ever faced-a deadly mercenary known as the Red Queen. King has traveled around the globe and across time to protect the people he loves. Now, he must face a harsh truth: he cannot save everyone. Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis, the best-selling team of The Brainstorm Trilogy and Prime return with an action-packed tale rivaling the best of Matthew Reilly and James Rollins. Savage is a fresh re-launch for Jack Sigler and the Chess Team, so if you've never tried a Jack Sigler thriller, this is the perfect point to jump in and enjoy the chaos. And if you're a long time fan, welcome back, and prepare yourself...

©2014 Jeremy Robinson (P)2014 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Callsign: King - The Brainstorm Trilogy

4 ratings

Summary

Callsign: King - The Brainstorm Trilogy is a complete collection of three novellas featuring Jack Sigler, aka, King, the lead hero in Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team. CALLSIGN: KING - Book 1 The fabled Elephant Graveyard has been discovered. It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches - it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves. Jack Sigler, Callsign: King (field leader of the covert, black ops Chess Team) receives a cryptic text from Sara Fogg, his girlfriend and CDC "disease detective". A catastrophic disease has been reported in Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley, but Fogg suspects something more is going on. Her suspicion is confirmed when King's arrival in Africa is met by a high speed assassination attempt. As King fights against two competing, high-tech mercenary forces, each struggling for control of the deadly discovery, Fogg disappears. Working with the surviving member of the science team that made the discovery, King begins a search for Fogg and the source of the potential plague that takes him back to the Great Rift Valley, back to the Elephant Graveyard, and brings him face-to-face with modern man's origins. CALLSIGN: KING - Book 2 - UNDERWORLD Strange things have always happened in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona... Bizarre lights, reports of cave entrances that appear and then vanish, hundreds of mysterious disappearances... and rumors of monstrous creatures that inhabit a labyrinthine underworld. When a terrifying accident on an Arizona highway leads to a military exclusion zone and a cover-up of staggering proportions, Jack Sigler - Callsign: King, field leader of the elite and ultra-secret covert Chess Team - joined by his closest friend, archaeologist George Pierce, sets out into the desert, intent on discovering the truth. Assisted by a beautiful paranormal investigator, dogged by soldiers intent on preserving the quarantine, and pursued by a relentless legendary hitman, King soon finds himself in a race against time to prevent all out war with the creatures that inhabit the underworld. CALLSIGN: KING - Book 3 - BLACKOUT Twice before, Jack Sigler - Callsign: King - has stopped the mysterious 'Brainstorm' from destroying all life on earth. Twice before, he's survived Brainstorm's assassins. So when the mastermind behind Brainstorm surfaces in Paris, King goes on the offensive. As the final showdown unfolds in the legendary City of Lights, the villain's scheme to plunge the world into literal darkness is revealed. But even Brainstorm isn't ready for the destructive force that has been unleashed…an entity of darkness imprisoned for more than a thousand years, set free now to devour... everything. The blackout has begun... When the sun rises, the world will end.

©2010 Jeremy Robinson (P)2013 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Cannibal

3 ratings

Summary

Still recovering from the tragic loss of a good friend, Jack Sigler, callsign: King, leads the Chess Team - a crew of former Delta operators - back into action. But what should be a routine snatch-and-grab to capture a drug cartel leader escalates out of control, throwing the team into a challenge unlike anything they've ever faced. An enemy from their past, who is close to unmasking their identities, joins forces with the psychotic cartel kingpin, setting a trap that will shake the team to its foundations. While the team battles enemies old and new, King's fiancée, CDC disease detective Sara Fogg, struggles to stop a strange outbreak that transforms the infected into ravenous, inhuman monsters. Once responsible for the disappearance of the Roanoke settlers, the disease now threatens to spread across the planet, ending human civilization in a bloodbath of violence. Hunted by humans and monsters alike, King and the Chess Team face a desperate choice - sacrifice themselves or let the world bleed.

©2015 Jeremy Robinson (P)2015 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Helios

3 ratings

Summary

The beginning of the end

A deadly swarm of earthquakes shakes the planet. In the sky above, the sun appears to stand still. While the world reels from the vast destruction, George Pierce and the Cerberus Group, a team of scientific and historical experts, uncover an imminent threat straight out of history that must be stopped. But not everyone wants them to succeed. 

An apocalyptic death cult, made up of suicidal martyrs and true believers who will do whatever it takes to ensure the destruction of all life on Earth, goes head-to-head with a billionaire tech genius commanding an army of robots, on a quest to own the sun itself. 

Caught in the middle, the Cerberus Group must fend off both sides while traveling to every corner of the map, and into the depths of myth and history, to find the holiest treasure on Earth - an artifact that can harness the power of creation. The prophecies are true. 

The end is nigh.

Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis, the international best-selling team behind the Jack Sigler thrillers, including Cannibal and Empire, continue the new series that rewrites the way we see history. Rivaling the best of Matthew Reilly and James Rollins, Helios combines a blistering pace with fringe science and myths reborn.

©2017 Jeremy Robinson (P)2018 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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PRIME (A Jack Sigler Thriller - Book 0)

2 ratings

Summary

America's most elite soldiers are about to uncover one of history's deadliest secrets... When a raid on an insurgent safe house leads to a clue to decoding one of the world's greatest mysteries, the Voynich manuscript, which reveals a recipe for creating the ultimate biological weapon of mass destruction, Delta operator Jack Sigler must forge a new black ops team to avert catastrophe. While bullets fly, he recruits a group of deadly warriors with dangerous secrets, assigning each member a chess piece call sign and dubbing them Chess Team. But nothing is what it seems…and no one can be trusted. As the search for the truth about the manuscript moves across Asia and into the darkest reaches of human history, Chess Team must battle enemies beyond comprehension-nightmare creatures of myth and perverse creations of science-to preserve a secret as old as life itself. In 2009, best-selling novelist Jeremy Robinson launched the adventures of Jack Sigler and Chess Team. Now, learn how it all began! Witness Chess Team's beginning as King, Queen, Bishop, Rook, Knight and the elusive Deep Blue come together to form the only military force smart enough and dangerous enough to face the world's most deadly, most high tech and most monstrous threats.

©2013 Jeremy Robinson (P)2013 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Empire

1 rating

Summary

In 1959, nine hikers of the Dyatlov expedition perish while crossing a remote mountain range in the Soviet Union. More than 65 years later, the circumstances surrounding their deaths remain a mystery. In 1995, Julie Sigler is killed in an Air Force training exercise crash, but the circumstances of her death are never called into question...until she appears on TV, 20 years later, standing beside the current president of the United States. Disavowed and on the run, the black ops Chess Team is in search of one of their own: former President Tom Duncan. Held in a secret US government detainment site after sacrificing his freedom to ensure the team's, Duncan hasn't been seen or heard from in a year. Meanwhile, the team's leader, Jack Sigler, is on the trail of a woman who just might be his sister Julie - back from the dead and working for his enemies. Drawn into a labyrinth of intrigue, King discovers a scheme to topple the US government and forge a new global empire. To stop a war that could destroy civilization, King and the Chess Team infiltrate the frozen Russian wilderness, battle the elements and the inhuman abominations spawned in Cold War laboratories, and go head-to-head with a powerful enemy, ascending from the pages of history. Torn between loyalty to his family, his teammates and his country, King faces his most daunting challenge yet. The stakes have never been higher, or more personal. Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis, the international best-selling duo behind Herculean and Cannibal are back for the eighth novel in the pulse-pounding Jack Sigler Thriller series. With the ancient mystery of James Rollins and frenetic pacing of Matthew Reilly, and with an all too plausible civilization-ending scenario, Empire will please new listeners and longtime Sigler fans alike.

©2016 Jeremy Robinson (P)2016 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Hell Ship

Summary

When Navy SEAL Dane Maddock and his squad are sent to find the wreckage of a sunken World War II Japanese "Hell Ship", they find themselves caught up in a deadly race to solve an 800 year old mystery. Can Dane and Bones outrun, outfight, and outwit a cadre of deadly adversaries and find the key to unlock the deadly secret of the Knights Templar? Sunken ships, conspiracies, secret societies, historical mysteries, and all the action you can handle! A globe-trotting, adrenaline-charged thriller in the tradition of Clive Cussler and James Rollins. Don't miss it!

©2014 David Wood (P)2014 Gryphonwood Press

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Flood Rising

Summary

In a minute everything changes. Fifteen-year-old Jenna Flood's discovery of a bomb ticking down from sixty seconds is the first in a series of explosive revelations that destroy her understanding of the world and her place in it. Jenna believes she is an ordinary teenager, busy with schoolwork and helping her father run a Key West charter boat. But when a team of killers shows up, intent on erasing her from existence, she learns the unbelievable truth: she is not who she thinks she is. Alone and on the run, betrayed at every turn, Jenna's path takes her from sun-drenched Key West to the alligator-infested Everglades, the streets of Miami, and the Caribbean islands. Along the way brutal criminals, deadly assassins, and the forces of nature conspire to end her life unless she can rise to embrace an impossible destiny and unleash her own lethal potential. Everything Jenna has been told about herself is a lie, and the truth is a secret that may destroy the world--or save it. Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis, the best-selling team behind The Brainstorm Trilogy, Prime, and Savage, have thrilled audiences with stories of science gone wrong and monsters on the rampage. Now they break new ground with a taut suspense thriller sure to appeal to fans of 24 and The Bourne Identity, with all the pulse-pounding, gut-wrenching action you've come to expect.

©2014 Jeremy Robinson (P)2015 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Xe Sands
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Destiny

Summary

On the Texas border, a brutal massacre threatens to ignite a firestorm of violence that will destabilize an already fragile Mexican government and trigger an international crisis that knows no boundaries. The only clue, a cryptic message: The time for Destiny has arrived! Tam Broderick, leader of an elite CIA task force, code-name: Myrmidon, knows that the Dominion - a quasi-religious extremist group - is behind the attacks; now it's up to her and her team to find out what the Dominion's true goals are, and stop them dead in their tracks.

©2015 David Wood (P)2015 Gryphonwood Press

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Callsign: King: Book 2, Underworld

Summary

Strange things have always happened in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona...Bizarre lights, reports of cave entrances that appear and then vanish, hundreds of mysterious disappearances...and rumors of monstrous creatures that inhabit a labyrinthine underworld. When a terrifying accident on an Arizona highway leads to a military exclusion zone and a cover-up of staggering proportions, Jack Sigler-Callsign: King, field leader of the elite and ultra-secret covert Chess Team-joined by his closest friend, archaeologist George Pierce, sets out into the desert, intent on discovering the truth. Assisted by a beautiful paranormal investigator, dogged by soldiers intent on preserving the quarantine, and pursued by a relentless legendary hitman, King soon finds himself in a race against time to prevent all out war with the creatures that inhabit the underworld.

©2012 Jeremy Robinson (P)2013 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Callsign: King, Book I

Summary

The fabled Elephant Graveyard has been discovered. It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches - it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves. Jack Sigler, Callsign: King (field leader of the covert, black ops Chess Team) receives a cryptic text from Sara Fogg, his girlfriend and CDC "disease detective". A catastrophic disease has been reported in Ethiopia's Great Rift Valley, but Fogg suspects something more is going on. Her suspicion is confirmed when King's arrival in Africa is met by a high speed assassination attempt. As King fights against two competing, high-tech mercenary forces, each struggling for control of the deadly discovery, Fogg disappears. Working with the surviving member of the science team that made the discovery, King begins a search for Fogg and the source of the potential plague that takes him back to the Great Rift Valley, back to the Elephant Graveyard, and brings him face-to-face with modern man's origins.

©2012 Jeremy Robinson (P)2013 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Callsign King - Book 3 - Blackout

Summary

Twice before, Jack Sigler - Callsign: King - has stopped the mysterious ‘Brainstorm’ from destroying all life on earth. Twice before, he’s survived Brainstorm’s assassins. So when the mastermind behind Brainstorm surfaces in Paris, King goes on the offensive. As the final showdown unfolds in the legendary City of Lights, the villain’s scheme to plunge the world into literal darkness is revealed. But even Brainstorm isn’t ready for the destructive force that has been unleashed…an entity of darkness imprisoned for more than a thousand years, set free now to devour...everything. The blackout has begun...When the sun rises, the world will end.

©2012 Jeremy Robinson (P)2013 Jeremy Robinson

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Bloodstorm: A Dane and Bones Origin Story

Summary

Twelve years ago, the novel Dourado by David Wood introduced the world to the treasure-hunting duo of Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake - former Navy SEALs on a quest to discover the strangest treasures of the ancient world. Over the course of more than twenty novels, you’ve lived their adventures from the beginning of their career as elite commandos to their battle against the worldwide conspiracy known as the Dominion. Now, the time has come to tell the story of Dane and Bones’ final, shocking mission as Navy SEALs.  There will be blood....  While still mourning a great personal loss, Maddock and Bones are sent undercover to Moscow to assist an old acquaintance Zara Leopov, a navy intelligence officer. Leopov is orchestrating the defection of a Russian archivist who has discovered a crucial clue concerning the fate of a high-ranking Nazi official who went missing at the end of World War II, a man who may have carried with him the most sacred relic of the Third Reich. The search to discover the truth will take Dane and Bones around the world and throw back the curtain on a conspiracy born in the early hours of the Cold War - a shadow government that is manipulating the global powers, driving them headlong into the storm. Praise for David Wood and Sean Ellis: “Bloodstorm takes us back to the beginning, weaving treasure-hunting SEALs Dane and Bones into a globe-spanning clash with Russian mobsters and the lost supernatural power of the Third Reich. If you like ancient artifacts, Nazi gold, and empire-ending conspiracies delivered like a punch to the teeth, you'll love Wood and Ellis' latest addition to the Dane Maddock universe." (Taylor Zajonc, award-winning author of The Maw) “Dane and Bones. Together they're unstoppable. Rip-roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait.” (Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun) “What an adventure! A great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” (Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and coauthor of the NUMA Files series)  “Ellis and Wood are a partnership forged in the fires of hell. Books don’t burn hotter than this!” (Steven Savile, author of the Ogmios thriller series) 

©2019 David Wood (P)2019 Gryphonwood Press

Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible