Where do I start talking about a book so transformative it leaves you in awe of the potential in yourself. I have been a lifelong student of business and life and I am awash with new vigor after listening to the book. I also own the hard copy.
The One Thing. So simple, so unbelievably profound.
I really like Claire's voice outlining and reinforcing core elements. Nice touch. I liked Tim too all excellent.
Yes. A few laughs yes. No crying.
Do this. Get the book and do what they lay out. In my life I've achieved really cool milestones but still feel like it's not enough. Family, relationships, business, spiritually, all benefit from the strategy for better living in this book.
People who want to commiserate with other Debbie Downers
By accident maybe.
Probably spot on performance. Wouldn't blame the reader at all
I wouldn't have let it go to print without offering solutions to every issue.
Bummed me out.
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.
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.
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.
The whole book is a must for anyone trying to understand the equality vs inequality discussion we hear about from the talking heads.
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.
I did not read this before I listened so I can't comment on if the audio version is better or not.
Had to be John Paulson. I liked everyone described, eve the "bad guys". Close to the best book I've listened to yet. On the edge of my seat the whole time. Even though we know how it ended, the uncertainty of the trade given the irrational exuberance of the hoards, keeps you wondering if they would persevere. Hats off!
Some may say this guy profited from an unfortunate circumstance but that is not the case at all. He saw the pendulum, calculated the motion and correctly made assumptions on it's movement. Absolutely Brilliant.
Marc was great.
Don't give up on your conviction. The delicate line between insanity and reality when holding a rigid line against the popular view is a difficult one to navigate. To do so and achieve a coup d'eta on the worlds most powerful financial market, words cannot describe.
Listen once, allow to steep. Repeat. This lesson is repeating itself again as I type. I wonder how short people's memory really is. I wonder what John thinks of this market today?
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