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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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • 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"
  • "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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    • By Elaine Kub
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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"
  • "You might not agree with Mr. Greenb..."

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    ... on everything, but if you want to see, blow by blow, how a business and insurance genius built a world-beating company, have a look. This man's success is not hard to understand, in this light. There are several books out (on audible as well) on aspects of this topic, but nobody has told Mr. Greenberg's story, anything like this. It is filled with action, conversations, confrontations, all the dynamics on the way up. The way things unfolded for AIG in recent times was very unfortunate, and I'm not going to get into one side or another of the blame game. Whatever your conclusions may be about it, this is time well spent for anyone following the story, or aspiring to climb in the corporate world, or just for the avid business history fan. And I love that this book delves into the insurance themes, substantially (if lightly enough to keep moving). Many authors seem to think they can tell the AIG story (and perhaps sell books) as some sort of catchy human-drama-and-hubris story while omitting that. It is important to see what products Mr. Greenberg was innovating and selling, as a part of the description, to really get the story.

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    The AIG Story

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    • By Maurice R. Greenberg, Lawrence A. Cunningham
    • Narrated By Andy Caploe
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    A legendary CEO tells the inside story of building the world's largest insurance company—and the dramatic tale of its near-destruction after he left in early 2005, as successors transformed AIG and drove it to the center of the financial crisis of 2008. The AIG Story captures an impressive saga in business history—one of innovation, vision and leadership at a company that was nearly destroyed with a few strokes of governmental pens.

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  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    "One of My Favorite Analysis"

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    I have read a bunch of books about the 2007 financial crash. By focusing on the people that made a lot of money from the crash, this book explains quite clearly the underlying causes of the crash. Unfortunately this book requires a bit of understanding of how markets and financial products work. If you have these basic understandings, this is the best of the bunch of books examining the 2007 crisis. Not only were the characters quite fun to read about, but the story helped explain the underlying causes of the crisis in an interesting and compelling way. I generally recommend this as a great place to start if you want to understand the mechanics of what happened in the financial crisis of 2007.

  • The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community

    "Enlightening for me but Quite Weak overall..."

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    This book was enlightening to me. By the end it became clear that the movement the book describes is not really a political, philosophical, or economics movement, but instead is a religious movement. Most of the book is a recapitulation of history to support the idea that the pre-historic peoples, with spiritual consciousnesses, were infected by the virus of the empire-consciousness. Basically anyone who disagrees are to be dismissed (and pitied) as being stuck in the low-level consciousness of empire – while the author has attained the much higher spiritual consciousness. Of course, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have all been infected by the empire virus – so the spiritualism discussed is kind of mother goddess, kind of pantheism focused. The author admits that the actual facts of history are really unimportant, what is important is to create stories that communicate what the spiritually conscious have learned. Although I agree with many of the goals of the author, I did not find the historical retelling compelling, and I have to agree with the author that the stories for earth community need some work.

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    This is a classic. Amazingly well-researched and comprehensive. Extremely educational. He writes so well I was able to follow it and understand his work even though it is quite advanced in some sections. The pdf downloads are very helpful. I would also enjoy having another class in Economics just to study and discuss this book with others and have further challenges from an Economics professor.

    I'm so appreciative when a book like this comes along to enrich my understanding of the world. Well worth the hours of listening. I also plan to purchase the book and will read it to help me understand the more technical sections. Fabulous. Thank you, Mr. Piketty for your hard work, dedication, and honesty. The narrator was outstanding.

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    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

    Kazuhiko says: "Audio format still useful to get the gist of it"

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  • 4.5 (4269 ratings)
    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Jesse Boggs

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
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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.

    Jay says: "Informative and Engaging"
  • 4.3 (579 ratings)
    When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management (






UNABRIDGED) by Roger Lowenstein Narrated by Roger Lowenstein

    When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

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    • By Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated By Roger Lowenstein
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    When Genius Failed is the cautionary financial tale of our time, the gripping saga of what happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth. In Roger Lowenstein's hands, it is a brilliant tale peppered with fast money, vivid characters, and high drama.

    Pankaj says: "Informative and interesting, full of suspense"
  • 4.3 (544 ratings)
    Basic Economics, Fourth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Sowell Narrated by Tom Weiner

    Basic Economics, Fourth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

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    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. Among other additions throughout the book, a new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business.

    kevin says: "Myth Buster"
  • 4.3 (403 ratings)
    Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Senor, Saul Singer Narrated by Sean Pratt

    Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

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    • By Dan Senor, Saul Singer
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    Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel - a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources - produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK?

    morton says: "A Remarkable Audio!"
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  • 4.3 (336 ratings)
    How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities (






UNABRIDGED) by John Cassidy Narrated by Ralph Cosham

    How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

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    • By John Cassidy
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed, there is a little-known story of bad ideas. For 50 years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work - how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society's resources. But what about when markets don't work?

    Ben says: "Way more than I expected"
  • 4.3 (238 ratings)
    The Housing Boom and Bust (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Sowell Narrated by Robertson Dean

    The Housing Boom and Bust

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    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    There was no single, dramatic event that set the current financial crisis off. A whole series of very questionable decisions by many people, in many places, over a period of years, built up the pressures that led to a sudden collapse of the housing market and of financial institutions that began to fall like dominoes as a result of investing in securities based on housing prices. This book is designed to unravel the tangled threads of that story.

    Adolphe says: "Inciteful Non partisan blame"
  • 4.3 (209 ratings)
    Your Mac Life, 1-Month Subscription  by Shawn King

    Your Mac Life, 1-Month Subscription

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    • By Shawn King
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    Your Mac Life, hosted by Shawn King, is one of the most popular Mac broadcasts in the world. Download and listen to this weekly, Web-based "radio show" about and for Apple and Mac users. Stay on top of the what's new in the world of Macs, listen to interviews with Mac-related newsmakers, and pick up technical tips to help you make the most of your Mac.

    James says: "Fun to listen, and sometimes I learn stuff"
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator) Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

    Kazuhiko says: "Audio format still useful to get the gist of it"
  • Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist (






UNABRIDGED) by Saguao Datta (editor) Narrated by David Thorpe

    Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Saguao Datta (editor)
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    A radically revised new edition of this highly readable, popular guide aimed at everyone from students to statesmen who want to make sense of the modern economy and grasp how economic theory works in practice. It starts with the basics, and from the underlying theory it moves to the specifics of the world economy, including an analysis of the recent recession. The closing part puts the usefulness and the failings of economics under the spotlight, and looks at the innovative approaches being developed to address these failings.

    Mark York says: "A smorgasbord of old Economist articles."
  • Made to Stick (






UNABRIDGED) by Chip Heath, Dan Heath Narrated by Charles Kahlenberg

    Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
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    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Jeremy says: "Even Better The Second Time"
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Jesse Boggs

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs
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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.

    Jay says: "Informative and Engaging"
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  • The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (






UNABRIDGED) by G. Edward Griffin Narrated by Mark Bramhall

    The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By G. Edward Griffin
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

    Charyn says: "Prepare to be amazed"
  • Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town (






UNABRIDGED) by Beth Macy Narrated by Kristin Kalbli

    Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Beth Macy
    • Narrated By Kristin Kalbli
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    With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced to send its production offshore to Asia. Only one man fought back. That man is John Bassett III, a descendant of the Bassetts who is now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of over $90 million.

    Mr. 73 says: "Off shoring does't start till book is half over"
  • The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System (






UNABRIDGED) by James Rickards Narrated by Sean Pratt

    The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Rickards
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: War, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching - and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk.

    Jean says: "A good review of the global financial system"
  • 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"
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  • Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Hyatt Narrated by Michael Hyatt

    Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Hyatt
    • Narrated By Michael Hyatt
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    To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creative minds are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace.

    Abraham says: "Lots of Quality Info, Not-So-Great Voice Over"
  • Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution (






UNABRIDGED) by Fred Vogelstein Narrated by J. P. Demont

    Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Fred Vogelstein
    • Narrated By J. P. Demont
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    Behind the bitter rivalry between Apple and Google - and how it’s reshaping the way we think about technology. The rise of smartphones and tablets has altered the business of making computers. At the center of this change are Apple and Google, two companies whose philosophies, leaders, and commercial acumen have steamrolled the competition. In the age of Android and the iPad, these corporations are locked in a feud that will play out not just in the marketplace but in the courts and on screens around the world.

    Bradley says: "Great book, But Narrator Needs Technical Help"
  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Niall Ferguson Narrated by Simon Prebble

    The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    Ethan M. says: "A mostly successful and interesting history"
  • Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (Harvard Business Review) (






UNABRIDGED) by John P. Kotter Narrated by Todd Mundt

    Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (Harvard Business Review)

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    • By John P. Kotter
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    Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.

    Erich says: "Practical advice for any leader"
  • When Rice Shakes the World: The Importance of the First Grain to World Economic & Political Stability (






UNABRIDGED) by Milo Hamilton Narrated by Milo Hamilton

    When Rice Shakes the World: The Importance of the First Grain to World Economic & Political Stability

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    • By Milo Hamilton
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    Today the food and agricultural markets of India and China are in motion. The history of agricultural change is littered with hunger, poverty, and failure. Will that curse pass itself on to this Asian generation? Or is there a brighter future ahead of us? Now China is rapidly becoming the wealthiest country in the world. China's water shortages and its rice market are fault lines that finger their way beneath the surface of the world economy.

  • Marketplace Weekend, July 25, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, July 25, 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.

  • Marketplace Weekend, July 18, 2014  by Lizzie O'Leary Narrated by Lizzie O'Leary

    Marketplace Weekend, July 18, 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.

  • Examples of Globalization: An Excursion to the Dark Side of Our New World Order (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Anderson Narrated by Kenneth Lee

    Examples of Globalization: An Excursion to the Dark Side of Our New World Order

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    • Narrated By Kenneth Lee
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    The dark side of globalization threatens us all. This audiobook is a compilation of my writings, showing the many ways we are threatened as a sovereign nation, and how we must resist and protect ourselves and our families. There are new insights in this audiobook as well. Citizens of the United States are victims of a slow motion coup starting with the establishment of our central bank and the assassination of a beloved president, John F. Kennedy.

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  • CEO Guide to Doing Business in Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines (






UNABRIDGED) by Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA Narrated by Ayn Czubas

    CEO Guide to Doing Business in Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines

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    • By Ade Asefeso, MCIPS MBA
    • Narrated By Ayn Czubas
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    Are you a CEO, consultant, or entrepreneur interested in entering or expanding your activity in Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines' market? Then this audiobook is for you! The main objective of this audiobook is to provide you with basic knowledge about Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines; an overview of their economy, business culture, potential opportunities, and an introduction to other relevant issues. Novice exporters, in particular, will find it a useful starting point.

  • Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town (






UNABRIDGED) by Beth Macy Narrated by Kristin Kalbli

    Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

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    • By Beth Macy
    • Narrated By Kristin Kalbli
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    With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced to send its production offshore to Asia. Only one man fought back. That man is John Bassett III, a descendant of the Bassetts who is now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of over $90 million.

    Mr. 73 says: "Off shoring does't start till book is half over"
  • Location is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One (






UNABRIDGED) by David R. Bell Narrated by Tom Parks

    Location is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One

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    • By David R. Bell
    • Narrated By Tom Parks
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    Anyone can go online and buy a pair of pants - but the likelihood that we would do so depends to a significant degree on where we live. The presence of stores nearby, trendy and friendly neighbors, and local sales taxes play a large role in the decision-making process when it comes to buying online. Location Is (Still) Everything is for anyone who wants to understand the patterns underlying how and why we use the Internet to shop, sell, and search, including entrepreneurs, students, and investors.