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Kansas City, MO USA | Member Since 2017

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  • 49 purchased in 2018
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  • The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to Be Your Own Worst Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James Montier
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (183)

    A detailed guide to overcoming the most frequently encountered psychological pitfalls of investing. Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle.

    John says: "I'd Heard a Lot of this Before, But ..."
    "Required reading for the investor.
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    Loved it. A great introduction to the subject with implications for all aspects of life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Trevor Noah
    • Narrated By Trevor Noah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69743)
    Performance
    (64769)
    Story
    (64467)

    One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

    Marilyn Armstrong says: "Great book and perfect narration"
    "Best book I have read this year!"
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    Angered me, informed me, I thought, prayed, cried and laughed. Bravo Trevor Noah! Well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24692)
    Performance
    (17385)
    Story
    (17383)

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    Scott says: "Engaging, but overrated"
    "One of my favorite authors."
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    This and David & Goliath are probably in my top 10 favorite reads. Gladwell weaves life stories and lessons together like no one else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
    (2562)
    Performance
    (1787)
    Story
    (1777)

    This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

    Amazon Customer says: "An Excellent and Worthwhile Book"
    "You will listen to this multiple times."
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    If you want to be challenged and have lot's of your preconceived thought destroyed. This is the book for you. One of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Steiner
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1370)
    Performance
    (1178)
    Story
    (1173)

    It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills - and maybe an advanced degree or two. These days, high-level tasks are increasingly being handled by algorithms that can do precise work not only with speed but also with nuance. These "bots" started with human programming and logic, but now their reach extends beyond what their creators ever expected.

    Philo says: "Wide-ranging, non-technical"
    "Interesting, cool and terrifying."
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    The people behind the algorithms that are influencing all areas of our lives. Great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8725)
    Performance
    (7781)
    Story
    (7720)

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    Gillian says: "Fun But With A Couple O' Caveats--"
    "Now one of my favorite authors.
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    A great continuation on Sapiens. Highly thought provoking. A must read for theories on the future of the human race.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5894)
    Performance
    (5218)
    Story
    (5180)

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    Sam A. Havens says: "Life changing"
    "Excellent! Lot's to think about."
    Overall

    This is not a book for any one who is sensitive about evolution. Lot's of information on how homo sapiens conquered the planet while managing not to self destruct.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 50 Economics Classics: Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capitalism, Finance, and the Global Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Tom Butler-Bowdon
    • Narrated By John Chancer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Understand the greatest books in economics with the latest volume in the best-selling 50 Classics series. From Karl Marx to Naomi Klein, from The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital, here are the 50 most important titles on finance and world economy distilled. 50 Economics Classics considers the legacy of some of the great names including Ricardo, Keynes, Malthus and Friedman and highlights the work of newer writers including Piketty, Luigi Zingales and Enrico Moretti.

    #helpYOUgetGAINS says: "Great overview of Economics books"
    "Great overview of Economics books"
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    Loved it. I plan to read the most interesting books in this summary. I would absolutely recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (768)
    Story
    (758)

    Why have history's greatest minds - from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson along with today's top performers, from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities - embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers a daily devotional of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations.

    heldal@online.no says: "Not well made as audio"
    "Good life lessons"
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    This book gave me lots to think about. Especially living in this tumultuous world. I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated By Ryan Holiday
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7885)
    Performance
    (6920)
    Story
    (6855)

    We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

    Jason DeFillippo says: "Great book I wish I had 25 years ago"
    "The tools you need to overcome obstacles.

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    Overall

    Loved enough to buy in print and as gifts. A must read on stoicism. Excellent!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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