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PHIL

PHIL San Diego, CA, United States Member Since 2011
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  • "This sharpened my understanding"

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    I have an informal self-education in this topic. I have, for example, a basic ready definition of what a money market fund is, and how a mutual fund works. This refreshes these basic understandings across the full range of markets, and sharpens them nicely. Alongside definitions we get well-chosen bits of background and history where appropriate. It moves briskly and held my attention well.

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    Guide to Financial Markets (6th edition): The Economist

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    • By Marc Levinson
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    The definitive guide to why different financial markets exist and how they operate. This edition brings the listener right up to speed with the latest developments in financial instruments and provides a clear and incisive guide to this complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options, and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates.

    PHIL says: "This sharpened my understanding"
  • "Good big-picture view, not spoiled ..."

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    This story, as the title suggests, plays out across a big canvas, with many participants. It does not conceal its general suspicions of the motives of big bankers, but the motives of self-interested big players in a political economy can profitably be viewed through such a prism. It is balanced enough not to cause me revulsion, which I feel at any crazily filered and tilted story in either direction politically. As an avid reader in this area, plenty of useful detail is to be had here. I would combine this listening with the excellent (more conservative) audiobook 'Fragile By Design,' to get a more overall balanced view. The narration is listenable if not great.
    I appreciate a good plain overview of such areas as design of the the postwar (WW2) global financial world order, the role of private bankers (whose mixing into the New Deal and WW2 US financial structure is well described) and how it fit with the emerging Cold War. This book is very good at sketching the overall structures taking shape in different eras. And true to the title, we see how the various sales pitches made by presidential candidates became the actual arrangements during each of the presidencies. Certainly such personalities as Morgan's Thomas Lamont were huge influences in the governance of this country, though private actors.

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    All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive American Power

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    • By Nomi Prins
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
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    Nomi Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships that have confined national influence to a privileged cluster of people. This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how financiers have retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation.

    PHIL says: "Good big-picture view, not spoiled by the biases"
  • "An all-time favorite: so much is here"

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    I love and devour books constantly, and this one stands out even among the best. Here, blended together, are clear and basic tutorials in business, economics, finance and trading, and plenty of the language in these fields. Grain turns out to be a great way to illustrate these ideas, deals and processes. The author reads her book, which is yet another great facet: it is just right to hear this in the voice, inflections and embodiment of a midwestern person, who grew up in that environment, then went to higher education and sharpened the tools and understandings. Her voice and content are both so wholesomely midwestern, it provides perfect packaging for these themes. This book is right in the mainstream of our economy's thinking and language, and a very fine bit of teaching, yet this is a very singular expression, all its own, unlike anything I've seen. My unqualified thanks to this author for her work.

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    Mastering the Grain Markets: How Profits Are Really Made

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    Elaine Kub uses her talents for rigorous analysis and clear, approachable communication to offer this 360-degree look at all aspects of grain trading. From the seasonal patterns of modern grain production, to grain futures' utility as an investment asset, to the basic trading practices of the grain industry's most successful companies, Mastering The Grain Markets unveils something for everyone.

    PHIL says: "An all-time favorite: so much is here"
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  • In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    "A Reporter Reporting, not a Writer Writing"

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narrator does the best he can with the material, but it is dry stuff and slow-going.


    Any additional comments?

    Having enjoyed "I'm Feeling Lucky", and assuming it was a single persons perspective on the amazing start-up story, I thought I would try another book about Google. However, this book had no narrative arc. It was just a series of reported events with dry quotes from Google employees. I did my best to stay engaged, but about half way through the second part I found other books to listen to.

  • I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

    "A Job-Culture Mind-Shift"

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    What made the experience of listening to I'm Feeling Lucky the most enjoyable?

    It is clearly and unashamedly a single person's perspective of the early part of the Google story. However, what lends credibility to the narrative is the author's openness about his difficulty in transitioning from the ingrained working culture of his previous life, to a new up-is-down, black-might-be-white world of Brin and Page.

    Did Google succeed with a great technology product despite this contrarian, unconventional thinking, or because of it?

    I'm not sure, but it must have been challenging and fun to be a part of that experience and that is what is conveyed in this book, and that is why I enjoyed it.


    What does Douglas Edwards bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like listening to books read by the author when the author has the voice and skill to pull it off, and Douglas Edwards does a fine job.


    Any additional comments?

    A fascinating and fun read (listen). I recommend it.

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  • "Couldn't Finish It"

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    I was attracted to this book because I have always loved perfume and fragrances and once thought of becoming a professional in the field. I had hoped that this book would allow me to vicariously enjoy the profession by learning more about the creation of a new scent.

    While this book accomplishes some of these goals, it is important to know what you are getting into before trying to listen to this book. This is certainly a "behind the scenes look" at the profession, but the narrative is about the business of creating a new perfume and the personalities that drive that process - rather than celebrating fragrances, why people are so driven to use fragrances, and how fragrances have been used throughout history by people around the world.

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

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    • By Chandler Burr
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    No journalist has ever been allowed into the ultrasecretive, highly pressured process of originating a perfume. But Chandler Burr, the New York Times perfume critic, spent a year behind the scenes observing the creation of two major fragrances.

    Roy says: "A Thoughtful Book"

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    kevin says: "Myth Buster"
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    morton says: "A Remarkable Audio!"
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    Gary says: "Definitive history on Electronic Trading"
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    Kazuhiko says: "Audio format still useful to get the gist of it"
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    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    Jill says: "Finally, I understand what happened!"
  • Made to Stick (






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    Jeremy says: "Even Better The Second Time"
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UNABRIDGED) by Fred Vogelstein Narrated by J. P. Demont

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    Bradley says: "Great book, But Narrator Needs Technical Help"
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  • The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System (






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    Jean says: "A good review of the global financial system"
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    rightmuch says: "Simply fascinating."
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    Charyn says: "Prepare to be amazed"
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    Ethan M. says: "A mostly successful and interesting history"
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    Abraham says: "Lots of Quality Info, Not-So-Great Voice Over"
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  • Marketplace Weekend, August 29, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

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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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    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

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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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  • Creditocracy: And the Case for Debt Refusal (






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    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

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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

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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.