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Joshua Kim Etna, NH, United States Member Since 2005

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  • "Valuable"

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    I loved "Free" for 3 reasons:

    Reason 1: Anderson is a terrific storyteller. Free is one of those books where you learn some, think some, and have fun during the ride. The main argument for Free is that the economics of digital goods pushes the price of these goods to their marginal cost of production, which in the case of digital copies is close enough to zero to set that price at free. Further, the price of free enables all sorts of businesses and opportunities, providing opportunities for new business models, profits and services.

    Reason 2: The growth of free has all sorts of implications for higher education. Nowadays a lifelong learner can receive a wonderful education from Web content ranging from TED talks to lectues on iTunesU and YouTube/EDU. Educational content is now free. This forces us in higher education to rethink our own value propositions and where we exist in a digital economy built around abundance of quality curricular and lecture content as opposed the scarcity model that traditional lecturing/courses is built upon.

    Reason 3: Anderson made the unabridged audio edition of Free available for free on Audible and some other outlets. This price encouraged a bunch of us at Dartmouth to read the book together, generated some great discussions and debate. Having the book freely available to our community proved to be an excellent argument for the library overcoming the scarcity of digital books to have them available to our community. I admire Anderson to no end for putting his money where his mouth is and offering the digital copy at the price of production. I'd gladly pay more in Educause conference fees to listen Anderson keynote one of our conferences.

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    FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

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    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    Christopher says: "A fascinating listen"
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    Apparently influential in the Obama administration. Good to see the basics of behavioral economics being applied to a macro-economic book. Helped me get a better sense of why I paid too much for my house, why some folks are still poor, why jobs seem harder to come by, and why the folks making economic policy often seem like dumb apes. Well written and informative. Makes a good argument for the benefits and limits of capitalism and the necessity of regulation to protect our investments and jobs.

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    Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

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    • By George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller
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    The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide.

    Chris says: "A Relevant Portrayal of Behavioral Economics"
  • "Will Prove Influential"

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    Adapt will be an influential book. I read lots of terrific books, and Harford's latest is certainly terrific, but very few books make a long-term difference in how we think. Thaler and Sunstein's Nudge, Ariely's Predictably Irrational, Taleb's The Black Swan, and Wu's Master Switch are all influential books. They all creep into conversations, inform policy choices, underlie institutional strategies, and shape careers.

    One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from John Maynard Keynes:
    “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.”
    (Note: when Keynes was around, the ed tech profession did not yet exist, but if it did I think we would have been included amongst "economists and political philosophers").

    Ideas rule the world. And books are the way that ideas take shape and spread. Therefore, books rule the world.

    Adapt may get you thinking about your ability to adapt. Accept that you will fail, that your institution, your company, your department and your division will fail. What matters is how we learn from failure. Harford builds his theory of adaptation and failure by telling stories.

    How did the U.S. Army turn the Iraq war around? (Short story … by Colonels on the ground risking careers by defying their civilian and military bosses, and engaging in counter-insurgent tactics). How have successful companies, from Google to Whole Foods, to W.L. Gore drive innovation and profits? (Answer: by creating non-hierarchical cultures that push authority and accountability to the edges).

    All this may seem like familiar ground, and some of it has been well covered in Schulz's marvelous Being Wrong and Watt's Everything is Obvious (among others), but Harford brings these threads together into a clear set of ideas that are actionable in our professional lives and organizations.

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    Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

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    In this groundbreaking work, Tim Harford shows us a new and inspiring approach to solving the most pressing problems in our lives. Harford argues that today’s challenges simply cannot be tackled with ready-made solutions and expert opinions; the world has become far too unpredictable and profoundly complex. Instead, we must adapt. Deftly weaving together psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, physics, and economics, along with compelling stories of hard-won lessons learned in the field, Harford makes a passionate case for the importance of adaptive trial-and-error....

    Lawrence says: "Hidden Agenda"
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  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    "Thought Provoking"

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    Anderson in "The Long Tail" taught us about doing business on the internet. He showed us how everyone could find a niche market to serve. In "Free" he tells us what happens when the cost of doing business on the Web reaches zero. Everyone will not be satisfied with his presentation here, but it is certainly thought provoking.

    In this timely volume Anderson first puts the concept of "Free" into historical context. This is an informative section and necessary for a full understanding of what follows. Subsequently, he makes and illustrates his belief that in the electronic market place the cost of doing business will soon reach zero and free is always a choice. All of this he does well. I felt sections dealing with business outside of the electronic environment were weaker,but still interesting. I hope that we see other books on these timely subjects.

    The book stimulates speculation on the part of the listener. For example, when computing power goes to zero routine medical diagnostics should cost the health care system zero! As well, physicians may well be freed (sorry) to spend more time on sicker patients. Or, as the cost of electricity from a Wind Farm nears zero, will power hungry vendors (Google server farms comes to mind) move geographically nearer to those sources of power to benefit?

    An aside - Anderson's book has a number of side bars in each chapter. In the audio book those are opened and closed with a little "bong" sound. I came to look forward to every such aside.

    I hope we hear more from Anderson. He doesn't answer all of the questions and everyone could nitpick. However, he raises issues, illuminates current conditions, and provokes thought. Pretty good combination.

  • Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster

    "Contemporary History at Its Best"

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    Banks, real estate, and now the American auto industry have all been covered and Paul Ingrassia does us a favor for filling us in on the car parts (pun intended). He includes the good the bad and ugly.

    First, Ingrassia begins at the beginning and covers a lot of ground that to some may be familiar. The start of US auto manufacture, the establishment of GM, Ford, Chrysler and others. The boom years, oil embargo, muscle cars, SUV rage and the Japanese invasion are all here. The latter part of the book, of course, details the ultimate demise of GM and Chrysler.

    Ingrassia could be accused of union bashing, but I thought he was really explaining the codependency between management and the unions. He certainly comes down hard on the Honda bribery years and leaves rooms for all of us to hang our heads.

    This is really a sad tale and I wonder if the story of the US auto industry might not be a metaphor for the decline of our competitive abilities in general.

    Wonderfully written, Crash Course is read by the very able Patrick Lawlor. It is keeps the listener's interest. I would hope that every American concerned about our competitive situation and economic future will give the book a try.


  • The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York

    "A Thoughtful Book"

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    Chandler Burr deviates from his past books and approaches perfume differently in "The Perfect Scent." The New York Times perfume critic teaches the reader so much about scent, human nature, the perfume business and other interesting things that the book is hard to put down (or turn off as we listeners might say). This book is a glamorous travel travelogue through the industry and the development of scents.

    The most interesting story Burr follows is the development of a scent by Sarah Jessicah Parker. The detail, sensitivity to people and circumstances, and story telling ability are just great.

    Though Adam Gollner's "The Fruit Hunters" was different in approach, it makes an interesting companion listen to "The Perfect Scent." Where Burr informs about scent, Gollner approaches fruit and those who search the world for it.

    The book is well written and read. If you are unfamiliar with the fragrance industry and are looking for something that will inform as well as entertain - this volume just might be for you. Burr kept my ear lobes in his hands for hours!

  • The Rise of The Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life

    "Thought Provoking"

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    Florida is concerned with what makes cities grow and prosper. He looks at technological and social trends in those whcih are successful and those which are not. A key is diversity of thinking an openness to new ideas, for example. I suggest that Florida's thinking is thought provoking, but I am still wary and not totally convinced. I suppose Michael Porter has gotten to me first - but the two are not necessarily incompatible. I wish I had come away from the book with a clearer understanding of how my area of the country could become successful in Florida's terms.

    Ultimately, this volume is well worth the ear time of anyone concerned about economic development in any US region or city. Come to his book with an open mind and you will not be disappointed. It is well written, neatly organized, and the reading of Mark Boyett is quite good.

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    If you could sum up Radically Simple Accounting in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, Comprehensive, and Entertaining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Radically Simple Accounting?

    I purchased this audio book through Audible and I LOVE It. I’ve been studying bookkeeping and accounting for the past few years on my own, and finally decided to attend classes at our local community college. I’m a single mom and didn’t know how I was going to do it, but somehow it’s working out and is filling in a lot of the holes that were in my learning. Every day on my way to work, I listen to this audio book and I find it so inspiring and comforting. I had my own retail herb business and I recognize so many mistakes that I made that contributed to my having to close it after my husband and I split up. But of course, there ARE no mistakes – only opportunities for learning and growth. Anyway, I just wanted to write this review to tell you how much I’m enjoying this book and to thank the author for writing/recording it. Her obvious knowledge and expertise, combined with her kind voice and humor, make this a must for any new business, person interested in accounting, or anyone looking to have a firmer grasp on their finances. I feel grateful to have stumbled upon it one day while surfing Audible. Thank you!


    Have you listened to any of Madeline Bailey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first audio book that I've listened to of Madeline Bailey's. Does she have more?? I'll get any other ones she has too!


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book for anyone studying bookkeeping or accounting, or anyone who's either starting a new business or wanting a deeper understanding of their business' financials.

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    Accounting is most definitely a unique language. So why not learn it like you would any other language—by listening? Since accounting is the language of business, being accounting-illiterate can cost you dearly. Ignore your accounting and you’ll pay too much in taxes. You may find yourself losing the business that you’ve worked so hard to build.

    Duane says: "Lessons To Help Your Business Grow"

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    Forbes, August 25, 2014

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    • Narrated By Ken Borgers
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    Welcome to Forbes for August 25th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, "Inside Hermès: Luxury's Secret Empire" - Quietly and diligently, the family behind Hermès has become one of the world's richest, to the tune of more than $25 billion. They've done it not only by selling beautiful luxury items but also by selling aura as beautifully as any company on the planet.

  • Marketplace Weekend, August 22, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, August 22, 2014

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    On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

  • Creditocracy: And the Case for Debt Refusal (






UNABRIDGED) by Andrew Ross Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin

    Creditocracy: And the Case for Debt Refusal

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    It seems like pretty much everybody - homeowners, students, those who are ill and without health insurance, and, of course, credit card holders - is up to their neck in debt that can never be repaid. 77% of US households are seriously indebted and one in seven Americans has been pursued by debt collectors. The major banks are bigger and more profitable than before the 2008 crash, and legislators are all but powerless to bring them to heel.

  • Marketplace Weekend, August 15, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, August 15, 2014

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    On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

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  • Marketplace Weekend, August 08, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, August 08, 2014

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    On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.

  • Forbes, August 4, 2014  by Forbes Narrated by Ken Borgers

    Forbes, August 4, 2014

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    Welcome to Forbes for August 4th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we'll tell you about "The Recession Generation: How Millennials Are Changing Money Management Forever" - They're richer than you think. They're more scared than their elders. And they're ripe for the picking. Inside the race to cash in on Millennials' trillions.

  • Marketplace Weekend, August 01, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, August 01, 2014

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
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    On American Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend™ host Lizzie O’Leary guides listeners through the most fascinating economic stories of the week, exploring what happened, why it matters, who it affects and what happens next.