XYZ Factor, The

Genre: Business

XYZ Factor, TheThe Guide to Creating a Culture of Impact

What is the XYZ factor?The XYZ Factor isn’t a place or a company or an age. It’s a new kind of culture where innovation, accessibility, and transparency are the norm. It’s an environment created on the principles of the Millennial generation to foster intergenerational productivity in a new kind of office culture. An XYZ organization’s employees are challenged, engaged, and excited to produce. Simply put, XYZ companies have an 'it' factor that helps them rise above the competition.Any company can become an XYZ company. This audiobook is your blueprint.Each chapter is written by a staff member. Their firsthand experience with, an organization that helps young people make the world suck less, gives them exceptional insights into working magic in the corporate world. And with over 3 million members and more than 200 active campaigns, such as collecting clothes for teenagers in homeless shelters, helping older adults learn to use technology, and creating anti-bullying comics, is a standout organization—not only for its message, but for the way it operates.When you listen to The XYZ Factor, you’re getting the recipe for the awesome sauce that has driven the success of the world’s largest organizations for young people and social change. This guidebook is your key to answering the questions your company has looming over its cubicles, such as:• How do I create an office environment that fosters collaboration and creativity?• How do I form the right partnerships that appeal to our brand and our audience?• How do I authentically reach the Millennial generation?If you want to take your business or organization from okay to amazing, you need The XYZ Factor.

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Run time: 7 hours
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Nancy Lublin

Nancy Lublin is CEO of; founder of Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work; and founder of Crisis Text Line, a nationwide text line for teens. Lublin is a Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute, author of Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business, and was named one of the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2014.
Alyssa Ruderman

Alyssa Ruderman is a Campaigns Manager at, where she conducts research, formulates strategy, and project manages the execution of cause campaigns that give young people the tools to take action. Prior to joining, Alyssa studied Public Relations, Business, and Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University. She is an Americorp alumna and worked as a job counselor for New York City’s homeless population.
Nick Podehl

Nick Podehl has been named a 'Best Voice' by AudioFile magazine in 2010 and 2011. He has narrated many young adult, fantasy, and romance titles, several of which have won awards, and has appeared in a number of theatrical productions and independent films.
Kate Rudd

Kate Rudd, winner of the 2013 Audie and Odyssey Awards for her narration of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and multiple Audiofile Magazine Earphones award recipient, has narrated over 250 titles across a variety of genres. Kate's most recent updates can be found on Twitter @katerudd.

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