The Age of Speed

  • by Vince Poscente
  • Narrated by Sean Mangan
  • 3 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business, author Vince Poscente reveals how to get ahead of the rush once and for all in The Age of Speed.Unraveling the notion that in today's world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance. The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Snapple, Netflix, Samsung, and Geico. And in the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, a storyteller's voice enlivens its provocative research and counterintuitive insights.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Vince Poscente is a former Olympic speed skier who has since transitioned into a successful career as a motivational keynote speaker and CEO of The Goal Acceleration Institute. In his "concept book" The Age of Speed, Poscente declares that in today's culture, people "crave speed" and they are better off embracing it than objecting to it while stuck in the slow lane. Poscente uses trivia, personal anecdotes, thought experiments, examples from the business world, and scientific studies to make his argument.
Sean Mangan performs Speed in a thoughtful, reflective voice that lends a classical flavor to an ultra-modern idea. If speed is "no longer a luxury, [but an] expectation", then at least one listener is grateful that audiobook narrators still don't race through their delivery.

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What the Critics Say

"The Age of Speed is your bible to surf the speed tsunami that's overtaking business and life." (Scott Cook, Chairman and co-founder, Intuit)
"Thought-provoking....It's time to make peace with the whoosh of your 24/7 lifestyle." (Time)
"[Vince Poscente's] counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people live and work." (Stephen M. R. Covey, author of The Speed of Trust)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2009
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd