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Consuelo

Consuelo CLIFTON, NJ, United States
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    The Facebook Effect (excerpt)

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    • By David Kirkpatrick
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    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

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  • Freedom's Forge: How American Business Built the Arsenal of Democracy That Won World War II

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    I'm still not sure why I enjoyed this book so much. I was fascinated by it, while at the same time wondered if I were the only person in the world who was. The premise of this book is a review of all the events that helped ready America to enter WWII with the power that would soon end it. In the meantime, so many new inventions, technologies and ideas were put into play that America emerged from the war as the world leader it was for so many years. This part was compelling to me, but so were the people who happened to "be at the right place at the right time" that brought it all to pass. These things could only have taken place in a country where freedom allowed it. It is freedom that fosters forward, productive thinking and doing. Without it, we stifle ourselves. Here is a prayer for the future, that we don't let go of the precious little freedom remaining to us.

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Jimmy Powell, OH, United States 04-28-14 Member Since 2010

I am a young-executive with a voracious appetite for great stories. I read and listen constantly, and am very proud of my book collection.

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    This very detailed and approachable study of three Harvard School of Business alumni is a must read for anyone interested in what distinguishes those truly successful in entrepreneural startups from the majority for whom success is more alluring. It takes much more than just getting an education at Harvard, but rather a character and mind set that may not necessarily be intuitive. This book will provide concrete and tangible milestones from which to compare your own startup or enterprise difficulties.

    This book is approachable and entertaining. The profiles are of real people with varied backgrounds. The diversity of the personalities and cisrcumstances in this study is what makes this book so important.

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    The Intelligent Entrepreneur

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bill Murphy
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, L. J. Ganser
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    In 1998, three Harvard Business School graduates - two men and one woman - turned down six-figure salaries at big corporations, bet on themselves, and launched their own new companies. By their 10-year reunion, their audacity had paid huge dividends. They'd made many millions of dollars, created hundreds of jobs and left their mark on the world. The Intelligent Entrepreneur tells the compelling and instructive story of how these three young founders did it.

    Mark C Walker says: "Disappointing"

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  • 4.4 (2281 ratings)
    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony Hsieh Narrated by Tony Hsieh

    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
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    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
  • 4.5 (1273 ratings)
    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
  • 4.5 (680 ratings)
    The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Alice Schroeder Narrated by Kirsten Potter

    The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
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    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Richard J. Riker says: "2,220 well-invested minutes!"
  • 4.3 (549 ratings)
    Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (






UNABRIDGED) by Edwin Lefevre Narrated by Rick Rohan

    Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Edwin Lefevre
    • Narrated By Rick Rohan
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    First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!

    Mike says: "A Good Listen"
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  • 4.5 (308 ratings)
    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert A. Caro Narrated by Robertson Dean

    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

    • UNABRIDGED (66 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens - the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses - and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information.

    jeff says: "AMAZING read"
  • 4.3 (293 ratings)
    The Greatest Trade Ever: How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History (






UNABRIDGED) by Gregory Zuckerman Narrated by Marc Cashman

    The Greatest Trade Ever: How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gregory Zuckerman
    • Narrated By Marc Cashman
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    In 2006, hedge fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected--that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall. Paulson's background was in mergers and acquisitions, however, and he knew little about real estate or how to wager against housing. He had spent a career as an also-ran on Wall Street. But Paulson was convinced this was his chance to make his mark. He just wasn't sure how to do it....

    David says: "Better Books Now Available"
  • 4.3 (207 ratings)
    Losing My Virginity (






ABRIDGED) by Richard Branson Narrated by Richard Branson

    Losing My Virginity

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Richard Branson
    • Narrated By Richard Branson
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    Losing My Virginity is an amazing memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard's unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.

    Sean says: "Great book about Virgin and the Branson"
  • 4.5 (197 ratings)
    Call Me Ted (






UNABRIDGED) by Ted Turner, Bill Burke Narrated by Ted Turner

    Call Me Ted

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ted Turner, Bill Burke
    • Narrated By Ted Turner
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    An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

    loix says: "Under-hyped"
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony Hsieh Narrated by Tony Hsieh

    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (1345)
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    (1366)

    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (






UNABRIDGED) by Brad Stone Narrated by Pete Larkin

    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Brad Stone
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
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    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    Brock says: "An amazing company with an amazing story!"
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder (






UNABRIDGED) by Arianna Huffington Narrated by Agapi Stassinopoulos

    Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Arianna Huffington
    • Narrated By Agapi Stassinopoulos
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    In Thrive, Arianna Huffington has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.

    D Scott says: "Pleasantly Surprised - HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Highly."
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Alice Schroeder Narrated by Kirsten Potter

    The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (389)

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Richard J. Riker says: "2,220 well-invested minutes!"
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  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (






UNABRIDGED) by Steven Levy Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Lynn says: "A Rip Snorting Story"
  • The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (






UNABRIDGED) by Ron Chernow Narrated by Robertson Dean

    The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece.

    Courtney says: "Starts out strong but then fractures"
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (






UNABRIDGED) by Ron Chernow Narrated by Grover Gardner

    Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ron Chernow
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

    Rick says: "He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!"
  • Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Schulman Narrated by Allen O'Reilly

    Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Daniel Schulman
    • Narrated By Allen O'Reilly
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    Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse."

    Jean says: "Interesting family"
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  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (






UNABRIDGED) by Walter Isaacson Narrated by Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson

    Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson
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    (1098)
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    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    john says: "More man, less tech, might have made a better book"
  • The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert A. Caro Narrated by Robertson Dean

    The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

    • UNABRIDGED (66 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
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    Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens - the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses - and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information.

    jeff says: "AMAZING read"
  • The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Hagstrom Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Hagstrom
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett.

    David says: "Great insights on a differnent view of investing"
  • Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul (






UNABRIDGED) by Howard Schultz, Joanne Gordon Narrated by Stephen Bowlby

    Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Howard Schultz, Joanne Gordon
    • Narrated By Stephen Bowlby
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    In 2008, Howard Schultz, the president and chairman of Starbucks, made the unprecedented decision to return as CEO, eight years after he stepped down from daily oversight of the company to become chairman. Concerned that Starbucks had lost its way, Schultz was determined to help it return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul.

    Carla says: "Interesting, but a bit annoying"
  • Selected Articles on the Life and Career of Harry Gordon Selfridge (






UNABRIDGED) by Audio Books by Mike Vendetti Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett

    Selected Articles on the Life and Career of Harry Gordon Selfridge

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Audio Books by Mike Vendetti
    • Narrated By Lee Ann Howlett
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    These articles reflect how Selfridge was viewed by the press in the U.S. and London along with how he was seen by his fellow merchants and tradesmen during the years his store was built and thrived. There are also a number of sections in Selfridge’s own words. He loved publicity and was very interested in the ideas of his competitors, employees, and how business was done in other countries.

  • Elon Musk: A Look inside the Life of a Mastermind Entrepreneur, Visionary, & Self Made Billionaire (






UNABRIDGED) by S. Rothschild Narrated by Jason Lovett

    Elon Musk: A Look inside the Life of a Mastermind Entrepreneur, Visionary, & Self Made Billionaire

    • UNABRIDGED (53 mins)
    • By S. Rothschild
    • Narrated By Jason Lovett
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    You're about to learn all about the life of one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs today, a look inside the mind of a true visionary. Here is a preview of what Elon Musk: A Look Inside the Life of a Mastermind Entrepreneur, Visionary & Self Made Billionaire contains: A look into Elon's early life and family; Elon's vision; A comparison between Elon Musk and Tony Stark.

  • The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand (






UNABRIDGED) by Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore Narrated by Rose Itzcovitz

    The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Pamela Skaist-Levy, Gela Nash-Taylor, Booth Moore
    • Narrated By Rose Itzcovitz
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    While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela’s one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and one rule: Whatever they did, they both had to be obsessed by it. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company to Liz Claiborne for $50 million, but not before they created a whole new genre of casual clothing that came to define California cool.

  • Matsushita Kounosuke - Watashi no Jijyoden (






ABRIDGED) by 松下 幸之助 Narrated by 松下 幸之助

    Matsushita Kounosuke - Watashi no Jijyoden

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    • By 松下 幸之助
    • Narrated By 松下 幸之助
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    日本を代表する企業経営者として、松下電器を一代で世界的な企業に育て上げた松下幸之助。彼が残した言葉は、今も多くの人々に影響を与え続けています。商売の仕組みを学んだ丁稚奉公の日々、松下電器を立ち上げたきっかけ、企業経営が成功した理由などについて、本人が語った貴重なNHK音源をオーディオブック化しました。番組が放送された昭和37(1962)年当時、松下幸之助は67歳。前年に社長を退任し、会長になってから1年目の時期にあたり、今後の活動にかける思いも熱く語っています。彼はその後、PHP研究や松下政経塾の設立など、企業経営以外の分野でも活動を続けました。ビジネスパーソンなら学んでおきたい松下流の経営哲学・人生哲学を本人の肉声でお届けします。 〔NHKラジオ第2放送 「私の自叙伝」 1962年7月4日放送より〕

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  • The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman Narrated by James Patrick Cronin

    The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman
    • Narrated By James Patrick Cronin
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    J. G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions, and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields". The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s, drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world.

  • The Man in the Arena: Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle and His Lifelong Battle to Serve Investors First (






UNABRIDGED) by Knut A. Rostad Narrated by Basil Sands

    The Man in the Arena: Vanguard Founder John C. Bogle and His Lifelong Battle to Serve Investors First

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Knut A. Rostad
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
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    The Man in the Arena offers the essence of John C. Bogle's thinking and the meaning of his life's work, which transformed individual investing to benefit tens of millions of investors. Through Bogle's own words - as well as the voices of others whose hearts and minds he touched - the book touches on topics he cares about most deeply: Vanguard, indexing, corporate governance, and a fiduciary society. From Vanguard shareholders to true giants in finance, one cannot hear their words without being struck by their sheer intensity.

  • Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Schulman Narrated by Allen O'Reilly

    Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Daniel Schulman
    • Narrated By Allen O'Reilly
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    (63)
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    Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse."

    Jean says: "Interesting family"