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Irmo, SC, United States | Member Since 2000

  • 3 reviews
  • 18 ratings
  • 319 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter

    The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to "kill" your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want.

    Tim says: "Some good ideas but, not so sure. . ."
    "Help with application of principles"

    In general, this is an entertaining listen. The story seems to be told from the perspective of - quit your job and start an internet business which runs itself. I don't think Tim is trying to say this is the path for all of us. The point is that most of us spend too much time with tasks which are neither important to us nor urgent. Tim really takes his approach to the extreme, and could because his company was capable of running on auto-pilot.

    I've applied his principles simply by unsubscribing to a dozen mailing lists I rarely read anyhow - and wasted time responding to when I did. They clogged my inbox and slowed my daily progress. This is the sort of thing one should look to get from this book.

    It would have been nice if the author had spent more time articulating potential examples which are more realistic to those of us who are not going to make $10,000 a month with an internet business.

    The potential to have a shorter and more productive work week is definite. This book is an entertaining listen of how one person accomplished it. Applying this to one's personal life will require some effort but is very feasible - just don't expect to get yourself to 4 hours per week unless you start an internet business or have capitol to hire others to do all the work.

    I believe Tim was successful in his approach because he had put in the time to establish a successful business and then put it on auto-pilot. If you have a successful business this book could give you some great ideas.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker

    Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

    Darwin8u says: "Making the system deliver on its promise."
    "Lewis at his best"

    An intriguing story of not just what is wrong with Wall Street, but how it got that way. It has a great balance of depth and simplicity that tells the tale of how high speed traders have been pilfering the world's stock markets one millisecond at a time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Panic!: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Blair Hardman, Jesse Boggs

    A masterful account of today's money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Michael Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people thought was happening at the time, and then, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.

    Cash says: "Good - But you need to know what you are getting."
    "Recycled content"

    Nothing significant to add to other reviewers - Audible just requires me to review in order to add my rating. This is an interesting compilation of sometimes antiquated articles. Nothing new. I love Lewis' work, but cannot recommend this specific compilation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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