Business consultant/motivational speaker Poscente (www.vinceposcente.com) draws on his experience as an Olympic speed skier to inform this guide to remaining competitive in an increasingly fast-paced world. He advises readers/listeners to assess their tolerance for risk, multitask consciously and effectively, pursue goals in line with their strengths and passions, and more. Sean Mangan's (Area 7) narration is well paced; he smoothly transitions to the "fast facts" interspersed throughout the text. In keeping with the subject, the recording is just four hours long-perfect for a short commute. A smart option for those interested in unconventional approaches to optimizing their performance in business and in life. [The Bard Pr. hc, published in 2007, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller.-Ed.]-Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.