podcast radio show – Cocktail Party Statement
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Cocktail Party Statement is made up of 3 MBAs who dissect the findings of business books and summarize them so you can make a statement at a cocktail party like a pro. Thousands of business books are published every year - too many for any reader to sift through. CPS has chosen the best of the best - the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today's busy readers. Find more information online at cocktailpartystatement.com.
||CleanTrust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator||Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holliday Book Summary: Because I’m tired of a world where blogs take indirect bribes, marketers help write the news, reckless journalists spread lies, and no one is account[...]||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsole Wars||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.||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Habit||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[...||6/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 Temptations of a CEO||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 putt[...]||5/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPurple Cow||Cows, after you've seen one, or two, or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though...now that would be something.||5/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHangover Show: Most Hated||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 w[...]||3/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean48 Laws of Power||“It’s the rules for suits . . . Machiavelli has a new rival."||1/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHangover Show: Favorite Gladwell||These abbreviated shows will keep you informed about what we have coming up & recap some of our favorite books.||11/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid and Goliath||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.||10/27/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresent Shock||This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, but we don’t seem to have any time in which to live it.||9/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalt, Sugar, Fat||The explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic.||8/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Win Friends and Influence People||One of the best known motivational books in history, explains how most successes come from an ability to communicate effectively rather than from brilliant insights.||4/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThinking Fast and Slow||Daniel Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.||4/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Honest Truth About Dishonesty||The Honest Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely _____________________________________________________________ Listen to the podcast now: . _____________________________________________________________ Book Summary: The New York Times bestselling [...||2/5/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarbarians At The Gate||The fight to control RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was more than just the largest takeover in Wall Street history.||1/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmnivore’s Dilemma||What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us--whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed--he develops a portrait of the American way of eating.||8/8/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Apart||Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity.||7/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 4-Hour Workweek||Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.||6/11/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSix Pixels of Separation||Digital marketing expert Mitch Joel unravels the use of timely case studies and fascinating stories, SIX PIXELS OF SEPARATION offers a complete set of the latest tactics, insights, and tools that will empower you to reach a global audience and consu[...||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWords That Work||Words That Work by Frank Luntz Listen to the podcast now: Book Summary: In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. Wit[...||3/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Jobs||Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.||2/6/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeath By China||Death by China challenges the dominant paradigm of a “Chinese Miracle” – the one featuring a modernizing, progressive Chinese state heading toward political reform and driving global economic growth with its new found embrace of capitalism and fre||11/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNo Logo||Naomi Klein is a Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and branding.||10/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocialnomics||Social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are fundamentally changing the way businesses and consumers behave. In Socialnomics, Erik Qualman offers a look at the impact of social media on business to reveal what the future holds and [...||9/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Goal||One of our most controversial shows yet! The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints, among other thi[...||9/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Upside of Irrationality||Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral e[...||8/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPredictably Irrational||We loved this one! Ariely argues that greater understanding of misunderstood forces (emotions, relativity and social norms) that influence our economic behavior brings a variety of opportunities for reexamining individual motivation, as well as econ[...||7/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Social Animal||David Brooks has written an absolutely fascinating book about how we form our emotions and character. In The Social Animal, he makes the recent revolution in neuroscience understandable, and he applies it to those things we have the most trouble kno[...||5/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHot, Flat & Crowded||Thomas L. Friedman’s phenomenal number-one bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the ec[.||3/14/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Big Short||Michael Lewis has written from the perspective of a financial insider for more than 20 years. His first book, Liar's Poker, was a warts-and-all account of Wall Street culture in the 1980s, when Lewis worked at the investment bank Salomon Brothers.||2/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChina’s Megatrends||Naisbitt collaborates with his wife and turns his focus to our competitor to the east. Why has China succeeded while many democratically governed states have failed to make economic progress?||2/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlink||Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid s[...||1/18/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 Immutable Laws of Branding||Many claim that the 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and "media darling" Laura Ries.||1/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Helpful and funny!
I love being able to hear these reviews about books I've always heard about but will probably never get around to reading. I appreciate all the analysis and humor that makes the show fun to listen to. Can't wait for more!
Thanks for doing this, it's great site to listen to book reviews. I live it
Good idea, but...
Good idea, however the incessant cackling and talking over each other makes the show painful to listen to more than once or twice.