When I started reading the book, I was thrilled with the fact that I am reading about Mr. Rockefeller, the person who created Standard Oil. Little did I know that the book deals more with the lives of the other members of the Rockefeller family. The lives of John D Rockefeller (Senior as well as the Junior) is only around 40% of the entire book. It deals with the four generations of Rockfellers. I found the book a bit lengthy and at times boring as it went too much of detailing. Read it, keeping in mind that you are not only reading about the person who created Standard Oil, but about three generations on how the 'Oil Money' impacted their lives.
When I picked this book, I was very enthusiastice. However, after going through the first few chapters I found the book rather repetitive. It goes on-and-on on US healthcare policies and 401K. Large sections of the book is particularly irrelevant and boring if the reader is outside of the US.
This is a very eventful book and reading this actually feels like reading fiction. The author throws some very exciting insights into the inner working of the much respected world organisation like the UN, World Bank and IMF. It is amazing to know how they work within the whims and facies of the rich nations, particulalry the US. Read this but it may be a good idea to take all this with a pinch of salt. However, a lot of it (like about the Iraq war, Saudi Arabia exploits, etc.) makes very intriguing read. Is highly recommended.
This is one of the best books dealing with world and American economics of recent times. Greenspan has done a fabulous job. It helps understand what drives this world and particularly America. He gives interesting examples supported by sound statistics at places where it is required. His explanation on the recent economic developments in the world and the prediction on what this world will be in the year 2030 is brilliant. Would surely recommend to people and congratulate and thank Mr. Greenspan for this book.
I had great expectations from this book and started reading it with a lot of enthusiasm. However, this waned with time. I found the book a bit vague at times on the description of 'greatest investing stories'. This should typically have had the 'greatest' investing stories but lot of these stories and personalities just pops up from nowhere. I wonder the basis on which the topics and some of these personalities were picked up by Forbes. However, having said that, parts of the book is very interesting and well described. If you want to read this, be prepared to expect moments of brilliance in an otherwise mediocre performance.
This is an awesome book and a must read for all who love biographies. Huges' (also known as the eccentric billionaire) life is thoroughly interesting and keeps one totally on their toes. The story goes on to show how, inspite of being one of the most wealthy people in the world, one cannot buy happiness and peace of mind. Huges' life is amazinly eventful and he was always upto something in life, from getting the most beautiful women to being the biggest private landlord in Nevada. It is tragic to see the end has had. Must read for everyone.
This is one of the greatest success stories of recent times. With the dawn of the new century, Google came from nowhere and lead by Brin and Page became a great technology company rivaling Mircosoft. The book is very well written and each aspect of the lives of Brin and Page related to Google is well documented. It is great to see how these twenty year olds with their unorthodox thinking created one of the most admirable companies in the world. Must read for all audible listens.
This is the best autobiography I have read. The book grips the reader from the begninning to its end. This book is as much an entertainer as it is informative. Franklin has lead an amazing life which is full of adventure, heroism and dedication to the nation. His ability to forsee the future was great. The book is very informative and throws light on how Franklin steered Amercia to independence and his role in drafting the Amercian constitution. I would say that this book is a 'must read' for any of the audible subscriber. Do 'read' this.
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