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Paul W. Johnson

Somewhere in the USA | Member Since 2007

  • 3 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 143 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015

  • The Wal-Mart Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Fishman
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar

    Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data�including facts such as this: Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores, this text is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping the American economy.

    Michael says: "Excellent, Balanced View"
    "Wal-Mart fans rejoice"

    Interesting overview within the first hour (9 CDs... yipes (9 hours)). I had to do a lot of ffwd after that, as it was very repetitive information. If you are a fan of Wal-Mart or Sam Walton then this book is for you. If you want some interesting insight on what effect the largest company in the world has and could have then "read" the first hour or so. Beyond that it is wayyyy too detailed on store numbers, managers and a dogmatic work ethic.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Practicing Presence: A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher and Health Practitioner

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle

    Learn to apply the wisdom teachings of Eckhart Tolle and steer your clients toward true and lasting transformation. At this retreat Eckhart supports and guides the teacher / practitioner to bring the spacious, aware stillness and acceptance of what is into their working modality with individuals and groups.

    Lisa says: "Awesome Tolle!!"
    "Excellent content - poorly recorded"
    What made the experience of listening to Practicing Presence the most enjoyable?

    Content was well delivered in Eckhart's style

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    microphone to close to his mouth when 'laughing' makes for a real distracting listen

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not possible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World Is Flat: Further Updated and Expanded

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman

    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    Paul W. Johnson says: "worth the listen"
    "worth the listen"

    I skimmed the hard copy and settled on the audio book version. There are quite a few epiphanies here that take a while for the author to walk through but are worth the listen. The underlying theme that pervades this tome appears to be "Wake up America"! It could have been shorter and less prose like. The only other reviews that I saw that were negative centered around the fact that he wasn't telling us anything new. This viewpoint depends on your level of exposure to the business world - if you already significantly well read in this area there are no great eye openers. If however you are not sufficiently tuned in to globalization, transnationals, supply chain, outsourcing, insourcing and etc then put on some comfortable earphones and listen away.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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