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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeff Benedict Narrator: Jeff Benedict Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781600241079
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The Founder of JetBlue. The CEO of Dell Computers. The CEO of Deloitte & Touche. The Dean of the Harvard Business School. They all have one thing in common. They are devout Mormons who spend their Sundays exclusively with their families, never work long hours, and always put their spouses and children first. How do they do it?

Critically acclaimed author and investigative journalist Jeff Benedict (a Mormon himself) examines these highly successful business execs and discovers how their beliefs have influenced them, and enabled them to achieve incredible success.With original interviews and unparalleled access, Benedict shares what truly drives these individuals, and the invaluable life lessons from which anyone can benefit. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In a conversational narrative…Benedict’s point is clearly and entertainingly explicated.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Author Jeff Benedict's reading is remarkably professional. Without sounding dispassionate, he stands back from a story that could easily have tapped into his pride or righteousness as a devout Mormon. His audible humility conveys respect for the sensibilities of his audience as well as for these distinguished executives. AudioFile
  • “Author Jeff Benedict’s reading is remarkably professional. Without sounding dispassionate, he stands back from a story that could easily have tapped into his pride or righteousness as a devout Mormon. His audible humility conveys respect for the sensibilities of his audience as well as for these distinguished executives.”

    AudioFile

  • “Religious beliefs notwithstanding, the examples here prove that leadership that values the human element and does not compromise integrity and the environment does not equate to a competitive disadvantage but rather the opposite.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 2/19/2014

    " This book is contains within all the great virtues of working hard, working smart, being organized, and being true to ones faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/6/2014

    " Very interesting. I still don't know why anyone would WANT to work 75-80 hours per week. Maybe they enjoy it as much as I enjoy quilting, reading, messing around? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/3/2014

    " Though the author is LDS also, it wasn't written for an LDS audience. It profiles about 8 or so very successful LDS business people (CEOs and the like) and their take on everything from tithing and working on sunday to managing time/priorities and handling power and how these things have helped them achieve success. A really interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 1/31/2014

    " An interesting view into the lives of some LDS CEOs of major companies and how they are able to balance the demands of work, church callings, and spending time with family. It is very inspirational to read what these men have been able to accomplish through hard work and self discipline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/24/2014

    " I loved getting a peek inside these CEO's lives. It really is amazing what one person can do with a little hard work and determination. This was a super fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 1/13/2014

    " LOVED this book! Loved the narration, loved the compilation, loved the men and their families profiled. Read it in one afternoon. Very, very good. I'll never be a CEO, except of my family, I guess, but still some very good advice even for MOM. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 1/13/2014

    " Very interesting! Gives comments and reasons of the lives of different CEO"S of big corporations that have succeeded in business as well as church leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 1/2/2014

    " This book offers straight forward, time proven, advice for living a life of excellence. I am inspired to improve my own habits, and to pay more attention to the truly important things in life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 12/25/2013

    " Very interesting to see into the lives of successful executives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 12/25/2013

    " I loved learning about how these successful businessman's values shaped and defined their careers. Some well known businessmen (Kim B. Clark, David Neelman) as well as some lesser known, but very successful ones. An interesting read even if you never plan to run your own business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Andrus | 9/15/2013

    " Great book to review priorities and see how multiple CEO's juggle Life, Family, Church, and their very busy occupations -- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris King | 8/31/2013

    " liked all the profiles but one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/26/2013

    " I didn't think this book would be all that interesting and found that I couldn't wait to keep reading it. It excited me in regards to how I want to achieve goals in my life and run my household like an effective CEO. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sage | 4/15/2013

    " It was interesting to see how many similarities existed in these men's lives. It was also funny that three of them live near me, so I see them at church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn | 4/2/2013

    " Some terrific quotes by world class, successful business men and their wives about faith, family, and focusing on those things in life. I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chanse Carlson | 1/13/2013

    " I am enjoying this easy read. See the lifestyles of top mormon professionals. I learned the value of people versus things. All these top execs understood the value of people versus things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 12/25/2012

    " The author interviews several CEO's who also happen to be LDS. The most interesting to me was David Neeleman, founder of Jet Blue. He manages to run this huge company, serve as stake president, and still attend to his 9 children and wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonette | 12/4/2012

    " An excellent look into the lives of those who have kept their values and ethics, and marriages in-tact in the cut-throat and often unethical world of business. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 9/27/2012

    " I hope my MBA friends will read this. I found it insightful and rewarding.The practical application for me: be a support to my husband and honestly -- be glad my husband isn't CEO of New York Knicks, etc! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantel | 7/29/2012

    " Not what I had expected but I was happily surprised! Great story, the parts about 9/11 where amazing to read about! Great book!~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Nurse | 5/16/2012

    " After reading this, I bought an additional book to share with family members! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 2/28/2012

    " Great book that validates the Mormon life and how it helps in business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 2/26/2012

    " I enjoyed reading the perspective of some of America's top business execs who also happen to be Mormon. At least 3 of the execs were located in or near the Twin Towers on 9/11 so it was especially interesting reading their stories of that day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stewart Clarke | 12/25/2011

    " Mostly Biographical sketches about prominent LDS Business leaders and how they balance their work with their important ecclesiastical responsibilities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Astrid | 10/13/2011

    " I enjoyed the insight this book provided into the lives, routines, and work of these prominent and successful business men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Carlsen | 6/27/2011

    " I really enjoyed this. Benedict does an amazing job of showing how the Church has shaped these men into successful businessmen and family men. It is also an extremely good primer on the teachings of the Church. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 5/27/2011

    " Very interesting to see how the LDS religion influenced these extremely successful businessmen. I really liked it and it was an easy and interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ami | 4/6/2011

    " This book is for anyone who is wondering how to get to the top in your profession. It is opposite of what you would think.. Awesome "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 3/31/2011

    " I loved getting a peek inside these CEO's lives. It really is amazing what one person can do with a little hard work and determination. This was a super fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Micah | 3/27/2011

    " The only interesting anecdote of this book was that Kim Clark doesn't talk to anyone between 7 and 12. Effective people gather momentum by working without interruption. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantel | 2/4/2011

    " Not what I had expected but I was happily surprised! Great story, the parts about 9/11 where amazing to read about! Great book!~ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 2/2/2011

    " OOps, I reviewed the wrong book... There are 2 of these?? I read the one about 8 western boys who went to the top. NOT this one. BUT I was bored. All of the CEO's highlighted were exactly the same. Nothing really inspiring or helpful for those in business. Not what I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/29/2010

    " Very interesting. I still don't know why anyone would WANT to work 75-80 hours per week. Maybe they enjoy it as much as I enjoy quilting, reading, messing around? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stuart | 12/27/2010

    " I liked the concept behind the Book, but most of the book was about how these successful men of business live gospel principles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 12/21/2010

    " An interesting view into the lives of some LDS CEOs of major companies and how they are able to balance the demands of work, church callings, and spending time with family. It is very inspirational to read what these men have been able to accomplish through hard work and self discipline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 11/9/2010

    " Good stories. Members of the LDS Church typically have a strong set of experiences and values that uniquely qualify them to make a difference in the things they do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Nurse | 9/2/2010

    " After reading this, I bought an additional book to share with family members! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jon | 7/29/2010

    " The book was sort of dry and hard to keep my attention. It did have some good anecdotes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeri | 7/26/2010

    " Interesting to learn about the principles of successful LDS businessmen. Did not learn anything particularly new but their stories validate what I already know/hope. "

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About the Author
Author Jeff BenedictJeff Benedict is considered one of America's top investigative journalists. He has published several acclaimed books, including The Mormon Way of Doing Business, Out of Bounds, Pros and Cons and Without Reservation. His articles have been published in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and he has appeared on ESPN, NBC Nightly News, CBS's 60 Minutes, and ABC News.