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Lincoln, RI, USA

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 15 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By James Shreeve
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private company that within three years would unravel the complete genetic code of human life, seven years before the projected finish of the U.S. government's Human Genome Project. Venter hoped that by decoding the genome ahead of schedule, he would speed up the pace of biomedical research and save the lives of thousands of people. He also hoped to become very famous and very rich.

    Neil says: "DNA/Microbiology 101"
    "Great book for anyone interested in the industry"

    Written in a way that doesn't require you to be a Doctor to understand, the book gives an interesting glimpse into the science of genomics, the personalities that have shaped it, and the potential impact on humankind. The author really does a great job at making the book story-like rather than textbook-like, which makes the listen quite enjoyable and entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko
    • Narrated By Cotter Smith

    Listen to the incredible national best seller that is changing people's lives - and increasing their net worth. Also available:
    The Millionaire Mind.

    Stephen Dix says: "Its OK to drive a Taurus!!"
    "Everyone should read, despite the flaws"

    The book is really geared towards showing the distinction between truly being wealthy and simply earning a lot of money. Based on the authors research, the book goes into details about how to accumulate wealth and the habits of people who do this well and those who do it poorly. I found the book helped open my eyes further about financially positioning myself for the future. On the downside, I found that the unabridged version was quite repetitive; they just keep pounding the same points home over and over. That and they didn't do a great job at reconciling some of the obvious biases in the results of their research. Still worth a listen, though.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Every Move Must Have a Purpose: Strategies from Chess for Business and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Bruce Pandolfini
    • Narrated By Bruce Pandolfini

    Fluid and elegant, yet rigorous and rule-bound, chess is a game that seduces, confounds, and hooks. Now, world-renowned chess master and Fortune 500 business consultant Bruce Pandolfini shows readers how chess principles can be simply and logically applied to any business or life situation. No specific chess knowledge is needed, but after reading Every Move Must Have a Purpose, you will share with the most astute chess players the secret to thinking on your feet.

    Atl Chris says: "Adversarial, two-dimensional approach to business"
    "Not if you're expecting much about business"

    Admittedly, I didn't even make it through all of this book -- despite the relatively short listen. It was just that painful. The analogies to business are so poor (vague, general, without use) that the book fails to make any connection between chess and business other than that they are both competitive arenas. Perhaps someone with an especially keen interest in chess would find it more interesting, but there are probably better chess-related books out there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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