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Mike

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  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Richard McGonagle
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Mike says: "Fantastic!"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    I debated on getting the 9 hour or 13 hour version but thought.. honestly a 13 hour book on Buffett... could I really listen to a story about him for that long?? Sadly I found that after purchasing the abridged version I wish I had purchased the unabridged version.. the content is fascinating and the narrator is fantastic.

    The listener gains a deep understanding about what makes Warren Buffett who he is and provides great insight into what are truly the most important things in our lives from someone who could buy anything he wanted.

    Shrewd business saavy, moral commitment and humbleness all combine to make Warren Buffett a unique and fascinating individual.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Edwin Lefevre
    • Narrated By Rick Rohan
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (291)

    First published in 1923, this lightly fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest market speculators ever, is widely regarded as one of best investment books of all time. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the resource that generations of investors have turned to when they needed deeper insight into their own investing habits and those of others. Listen to this work, featuring narrator Rick Rohan, and you'll soon discover your portfolio growing in new and unexpected ways!

    Mike says: "A Good Listen"
    "A Good Listen"
    Overall

    A great way to gain insight into some of the fundamental practices of the early market that often still hold true today. Psychology, strategy, manipulation and perseverance are viewed through the eyes of a masterful stock player during the early days of the market.

    Used as a means to gain insight into some of the foundational elements of the market I compare this book to learning long division by hand. Sure the market has evolved over time but by understanding many of the initial reasons and motivations for todays activities the listener gains a much wider sense of the market as a whole.

    "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" should be required reading for investors.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Allen
    • Narrated By David Allen
    Overall
    (2686)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (246)

    From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done has the potential to transform the way you work - and the way you experience work. At any level of implementation, David Allen's entertaining and thought-provoking advice shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.

    Rick says: "Getting Things Done"
    "Interesting Reading"
    Overall

    I found the book to be helpful and well written/spoken. I could use a few more like this to help me get my life in order.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The New Buffettology: Warren Buffett's Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mary Buffett, David Clark
    • Narrated By Mary Buffett
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    If you listened to the original Buffettology, you know exactly half of what you need to know to effectively apply Warren Buffett's investment strategies. The New Buffettology guides listeners through opportunity-rich bear markets, and step-by-step through Buffett's own investment process.

    Charles says: "Pathetic; a disgrace to Buffet"
    "Enjoyed it"
    Overall

    Clear, concise and educational. I found this book to be very focused on the issues I was really interested in hearing about. Selective Contrarianism, Durable Competitive Advantage etc. Worth the money.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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