Backable: The Surprising Truth behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You Audiobook, by Suneel Gupta Play Audiobook Sample

Backable: The Surprising Truth behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You Audiobook

Backable: The Surprising Truth behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You Audiobook, by Suneel Gupta Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Suneel Gupta, Natalie Naudus, Landon Woodson, Carlye Adler Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549100833

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Longest Chapter Length:

55:07 minutes

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03:02 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

27:39 minutes

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Publisher Description

A groundbreaking book that boldly claims the key to success is not talent, connections, or ideas, but the ability to persuade people to take a chance on your potential

No one makes it alone. But there’s a reason some people can get investors or bosses to believe in them while others cannot. And that reason has little to do with experience, pedigree, or a polished business plan. Backable people seem to have a hidden quality that inspires others to take action. We often chalk this up to natural talent or charisma…either you have “it” or you don’t.

After getting rejected by every investor he pitched, Suneel Gupta had a burning question: Could “it” be learned?

Drawing lessons from hundreds of the world’s biggest thinkers, Gupta discovered how to pitch new ideas in a way that has raised millions of dollars, influenced large-scale change inside massive corporations, and even convinced his eight-year-old daughter to clean her room. Inside Backable are long-held secrets from producers of Oscar-winning films, members of Congress, military leaders, culinary stars, venture capitalists, founders of unicorn-status startups, and executives at iconic companies like Lego, Method, and Pixar.

Backable reveals how the key to success is not charisma, connections, or even your résumé, but rather your ability to persuade others to take a chance on you. This original book will show you how.

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“Backable provides a super-readable and actionable look at how to make your ideas take flight. Whether you’re pitching a brand-new startup or an idea for your company’s next product, you’ll find a wealth of insights and stories throughout.”

— Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram 


  • “The most exceptional people aren’t just brilliant…they’re backable. This remarkable book can be your secret weapon for bringing your idea to life.”

    — Daniel Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “The most successful people aren’t just brilliant…they’re backable…Whether you want to get ahead inside a company or build a startup from the ground up, this fascinating book is a must-read.”

    — Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

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About the Authors

Suneel Gupta is an author, a visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School, and host of a hit documentary series. His work has been featured by major outlets including CNBC, TED, and the New York Times. He is the founding CEO of RISE and co-founder of the Gross National Happiness Center in the United States.

Carlye Adler is a best-selling author, book collaborator and award-winning journalist. She is the founder and chief ghost of the Casper Media Group, which creates content for well-known entrepreneurs and leaders in business, entertainment, philanthropy and politics. As a journalist, Carlye’s writing has been published in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Time, and Wired and has been anthologized in The Best Business Stories of the Year.

About Natalie Naudus

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.