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Anne Hoag

Anne Hoag State College, PA

Anne in Happy Valley

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  • "Worst Employee Ever??? That's the P..."

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    I tried to read the previous review as if the reviewer was employing a little irony, but somehow I think s/he didn't get the joke. Of course Mike Daisey would be an employer's worst nightmare -- but even bad employees should be allowed to tell their stories, especially when they are so hilarious. I thought this book was wonderful on two fronts: a) it's a cautionary tale for today's corporate employers who create soul-less, morale-defeating, cubicle-ridden workplaces (and I was one so I know from whence I speak); b) it's an insightful, way funny story.

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    21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com

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    Mike Daisey worked at Amazon.com for nearly two years during the dot-com frenzy of the late nineties. Now that his nondisclosure agreement has expired, he can tell the real story - one that blends tech culture, hero worship, cat litter, Albanian economics, and venture capitalism into a surreal cocktail of delusion.

    Victoria says: "21 Dogs Years"
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A Peek at Michael Williams's Bookshelf

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Michael Williams's greatest hits:
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    "Long book and one listen is not enough."

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    What made the experience of listening to Capital in the Twenty-First Century the most enjoyable?

    This is a complicated book by a very smart guy who spent a very long time putting it together. My first listen all the way through with many rewinds still didn't get me to fully grasp what was being explained. What I did get was that most people who listen won't understand or will take Thomas P suggestions as an affront to the free enterprise system. I didn't. Imagine taking Americans into his suggestions when all it takes is for two of the less rich guys like the Koch brothers to stir up a tea party. Or even to get better gun control.

    Americans won't do anything of the likes of this book suggest but it should serve to wake people up to realize there is a trend line that has historical precedence. Wealth is getting more concentrated.

    What I would like to know is whether the concentration is actually causing stagnation or is it being used more effectively than what the government can do with it. Thats what it boils down to. Who do you think will do a better job with the money? The rich or the government.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Capital in the Twenty-First Century?

    FOR SURE.. Big point and major take away for me was, that the most effective way to gain a more "egalitarian" society as per past history, was by the dissemination of SKILLS.

    Train and educate the populace for them to help themselves. Not hand outs like most people will interpret this book to say.


    What does L. J. Ganser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings eyeballs and a voice. There was a few points in the book that he really made it sound like TP wrote in a derogatory tone about one thing or another and I wondered if the author would have used that tone but I was being as objective as possible so I let it slide.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book is a must for anyone trying to understand the equality vs inequality discussion we hear about from the talking heads.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't NOT get this book because you think it might turn you into a pinko commie tree hugging freak. This is a real work by a very smart guy who spent a long time putting it together. Heavy but you will be a better person for it. You will have a deeper understanding of a very real phenomenon in our paradigm. Wealth is undoubtedly becoming more concentrated. What does that mean? If it means more bad things for more people then that might need to be addressed. If it's just what account the money flows through to get to the same ends then who cares. I'd rather have Warren Buffett run the country than most of the people we have had in the past. Rich people know what to do with money.

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Consuelo CLIFTON, NJ, United States 01-25-13
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    I am soooo not interested in this bloatware title. Would like to delete it so I don't have to keep looking at it. How do I do that?


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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.

    DJ Hellion says: "Bloatware"

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  • 4.5 (4272 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 (545 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 (404 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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    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

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    • 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

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    • By Saguao Datta (editor)
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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."
  • 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"
  • Made to Stick (






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

    Made to Stick

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    • 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"
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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

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    • 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 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"
  • The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups (






UNABRIDGED) by Randall Stross Narrated by Rene Ruiz

    The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups

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    • By Randall Stross
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
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    Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast.

    Tyler says: "Great background on what it takes on startups"
  • 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"
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  • 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"
  • Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Hyatt Narrated by Michael Hyatt

    Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

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    • 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"
  • The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

    The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

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    It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

    George says: "It's Great!"
  • 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"
  • 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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    • By Gary Anderson
    • 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

    • 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"
  • 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.