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Cocktail Party Statement

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A podcast where 3 MBAs summarize business books

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A podcast where 3 MBAs summarize business books

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38 Ratings
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Horrible!

By Raven-fall1 - Oct 23 2015
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If you are doing a podcast about books actually try to make an effort to analyze and discuss the book in an objective way. But of course you are absolutely un able to do that. Plus the constant giggling and awful jokes make you sound awfully unprofessional. A test book example of how to do a pretty lame show.

Too Cool

By Barnaby Rudge - Oct 16 2011
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Insightful banter. Great topics.

iTunes Ratings

38 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
3
1
4
13

Horrible!

By Raven-fall1 - Oct 23 2015
Read more
If you are doing a podcast about books actually try to make an effort to analyze and discuss the book in an objective way. But of course you are absolutely un able to do that. Plus the constant giggling and awful jokes make you sound awfully unprofessional. A test book example of how to do a pretty lame show.

Too Cool

By Barnaby Rudge - Oct 16 2011
Read more
Insightful banter. Great topics.
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Cocktail Party Statement

Latest release on Jun 09, 2015

All 19 episodes from oldest to newest

Console Wars

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Console Wars by Blake J. Harris

Book Summary:

Console Wars is a business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.

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Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: How Sega killed it…for a little while.

Phil: The greatest book about the console wars of the 90s ever written.

Karin: Revenge of The Nerds: Video Game Edition

Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

May 14 2015

24mins

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The Power of Habit

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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Book Summary:

The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

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Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: An introduction to Tony Robbins

Phil: You are in less control of you than you think you are

Karin: Pavlov: the answer to controlling your habits

Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

Jun 26 2014

22mins

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5 Temptations of a CEO

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5 Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni

Book Summary:

The book presents the story of Andrew, a CEO, and the five temptations he faces in management. The central part of the work is a quirky dream. Very simplified, the temptations are putting self first, wanting to be liked rather than to lead, making decisions reluctantly, elevating harmony above productive argument, and not trusting subordinates.

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Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: Please see The Goal and Good to Great.

Phil: If Ayn Rand and Pink Floyd wrote a business book together.

Karin: Dick and Jane dream of being a CEO.

Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

May 15 2014

21mins

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Purple Cow

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Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Book Summary:

The checklist of tired ‘P’s marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed -Pricing, Promotion, Publicity, to name a few-aren’t working anymore. There’s an exceptionally important ‘P’ that has to be added to the list. It’s Purple Cow.

Cows, after you’ve seen one, or two, or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though…now that would be something. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat out unbelievable.

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Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: Marketers should run the world.

Phil: Remarkable, remarkable, remarkable. And in case you forget: remarkable.

Karin: Blue Ocean Strategy for Dummies.

Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

May 06 2014

22mins

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Hangover Show: Most Hated

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The Hangover Show: Our Most Hated Books

You asked for more content, we’re here to deliver! These abbreviated shows will keep you informed about what we have coming up, recap some of our favorite books, and would love to have your input about what else we should include.

We will recap our original Cocktail Party Statement, whether we still agree or would change it, and updates to the book or topic.

Today’s show discusses: The books we hated the most!

Aaron’s: 22 Immutable Laws of Branding

Phil’s: China Megatrends

Karin’s: Black Swan

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Mar 03 2014

7mins

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48 Laws of Power

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48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

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Book Summary:

“It’s the rules for suits . . . Machiavelli has a new rival. And Sun Tzu had better watch his back. Greene . . . has put together a checklist of ambitious behavior. Just reading the table of contents is enough to stir a little corner-office lust.”
—New York magazine

Our Cocktail Party Statements:

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Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

Jan 10 2014

24mins

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Hangover Show: Favorite Gladwell

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The Hangover Show

You asked for more content, we’re here to deliver! These abbreviated shows will keep you informed about what we have coming up, recap some of our favorite books, and would love to have your input about what else we should include.

We will recap our original Cocktail Party Statement, whether we still agree or would change it, and updates to the book or topic.

Today’s show discusses: Our favorite Malcolm Gladwell books!

Aaron’s favorite: Tipping Point

Phil’s favorite: David and Goliath

Karin’s favorite: Outliers

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Nov 05 2013

8mins

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David and Goliath

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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

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Book Summary:

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative—and dazzling—book yet.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants.

Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: The meek shall inherit.

Phil: If you’re the underdog, never fight fair.

Karin: Inspiring stories of diamonds in the rough.

Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

Oct 28 2013

30mins

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Present Shock

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Present Shock by Douglas Rushkoff

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Book Summary:

This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, explains award-winning media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, but we don’t seem to have any time in which to live it. Instead we remain poised and frozen, overwhelmed by an always-on, live-streamed re­ality that our human bodies and minds can never truly in­habit. And our failure to do so has had wide-ranging effects on every aspect of our lives.

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Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

Sep 08 2013

31mins

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Salt, Sugar, Fat

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Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss

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Book Summary:

The explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat to addict us and, more important, how we can fight back. In the spring of 1999 the heads of the world’s largest processed food companies—from Coca-Cola to Nabisco—gathered at Pillsbury headquarters in Minneapolis for a secret meeting. On the agenda: the emerging epidemic of obesity, and what to do about it. Moss takes us inside the labs where food scientists use cutting-edge technology to calculate the “bliss point” of sugary beverages or enhance the “mouthfeel” of fat by manipulating its chemical structure. He unearths marketing campaigns designed—in a technique adapted from tobacco companies—to redirect concerns about the health risks of their products: Dial back on one ingredient, pump up the other two, and tout the new line as “fat-free” or “low-salt.”

Our Cocktail Party Statements:

Aaron: Manipulation of mouths and minds makes millions for megafood companies.

Phil: Salt, Sugar, Fat, I ain’t down with that!

Karin: Betcha can’t each just one! How the food industry is becoming the next tobacco industry.

Our Cocktail Party Index:

What’s this? Explanation of the CPI.

Aug 01 2013

41mins

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