• Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People

  • By: Mark Miller
  • Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There is a long-standing truth in the world of organizations: Talent wins! But how do you attract the best people? What do they really want? Based on his rigorous and extensive research, Mark Miller learned that top performers are looking for very different things than solid contributors.

In Talent Magnet, Miller uses a clever and entertaining business fable to share these findings. He tells the parallel stories of Blake Brown, a CEO struggling with winning the war for talent, and Blake's 16-year-old son, Clint, who is trying to get his first job so he can raise money to buy a well for a village in Africa.

Blake reaches out to leaders in other industries and works with his team to solve the puzzle of making his organization a destination for exceptional performers. But he also learns from his son. Listening to Clint and his friends compare notes on the companies they've worked for that summer, ranging from the awful to the inspirational, Blake realizes they want the same three things out of a job as any top performer in a Fortune 500 company.

Miller identifies these three critical aspects of a true talent magnet and explores the deeper meaning of each. He pulls back the curtain on what leaders can do to find and retain the very best people - a strategic need every leader faces.

©2018 Mark Miller (P)2018 Mark Miller

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Not worth it: now secrets here

Saw this book featured at the airport bookstore - they usually suggest solid books like The One Things.
Decided to get the book and was unimpressed. As an owner of many great helpful audiobooks, two early red flags, only $5 and only 2.5 hours long.
The book revolves around insignificant stories and does not provide any helpful advice at all.
I bought this book precisely seeking the advice of how to attract talent and keep them - almost done with the book and received almost no useful advice.
If you are like me seeking details to the title of the books, don't but it. Don't be fooled.

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pretty lousy

pretty bad overall. goofy dialogue and story. a nice try is all. just get to the point already.

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Reading and doing

Love this book, but more than the reading part doing the things it suggests is gonna get me super excited :-)

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Don't buy

Harsh review- Not worth a book or the price. The insights are super common knowledge and the author has made a book around common sense turned into a phrase: better boss, brighter future, better vision. Things you know and will be left scratching your head wondering that's it?

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Some useful stuff, nothing to deep

The book provides good general practices to bring companies or teams to the next level up. it does not go deep. May not be for experienced managers, directors, or CEO that are looking for alternative solutions to growth, talent acquisitions, or retention challenges. The history is just fine.

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Hard to follow the point

I listened to this on one day so coukd he part of the problem. it was hard to focus due to the types of story telling that I didnt relate to personally but that could be because I've read so many leadership books and have led several teams to success. it was hard to find the point or tips to what this book is titled. Also, I was expecting a little more Jesus since this is the owner of Chick fil a. sadly I cant recall one Jesus remark.

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lov it

I had to Download it for my job. I must say I really enjoyed the voice of reader he really got in it the story. by changing his voice for the kids and females. lovit

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Great content and format

There's a lot of good information here. The only drawback was the word "said" was used about 6000 times in the conversation portions of the manuscript. I will read it again though.

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Good book for beginners

If you are new to the subject, it could be a great book. However, if you are far advanced in the journey of attracting talent, this book may be not what you are looking for.

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Quick book with good content.

Story format tends to be easy to illustrate points but I found this to get old since the narrator was performing all the voices w/o much distinction.

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terrible

ideas from 50 years ago when paying someone a decent wage was considered revolutionary. but then again, I guess the US is in this place in terms of the job market