Jack Welch makes it sound easy, but we all know it is not. However, the listener gets a clear understanding of the handful of management levers that Welch used consistently over the years, in order to build GE into one of the best run companies in the world.
This book should be required reading for anyone who has not faced the death of a loved one. It provides good preparation for the issues, choices and difficulties that we all face. Armed with this information, you will be better equipped to navigate through a journey where there are no right answers.
Good effort at tying a few conceptual frameworks together. In the end, not much there.
I've been listening to Audible for 15 years. The combination of O'Reilly's powerful narration and the historical content make for an unbeatable combination.
Great prep for an interview at Google. This book poses a wide range of questions, most of which can only be answered in a conceptual fashion using equations few of us are very familiar with. The fun part is when Randall Munroe attaches equations to help the listener understand how to approach an answer. My favorite question: What is the probability of calling someone, saying gesundheit when they said hello, and discovering that they just sneezed. Super narration too.
Interesting book about a wide range of materials, there properties and how they do what they do. A few ramblings into the authors personal life are a bit of a distraction, but tolerable.
Interesting story of how one immigrant paid her bills. But a bit repetitive in a range of details...especially regarding her height, weight and appearance.
If your interest is all about policy, this book is for you. If you want to get a better understanding of the dynamics of fair trade and the producer and consumer levels, the book falls way short.
Great story of the long journey involved in getting the Statue of Liberty from the mind of an artist to an island off the southern tip of Manhattan. Lots of interesting detail and a great narrator.
This is a great book for anyone wanting to dive deep into Israeli history and politics. The author does an inspired job of telling the Jewish state's story from it's true, existential beginnings. Not the 1920s or the 1940s, but the late 1800s, and even before that.
Shavit offers a very nuanced argument for Israeli's current malaise, one which provokes more thought than seeks to convince of anything. And such a thing is rare.
This is also a rare book which might be better as an audiobook than in paper format. Paul Boehmer's delivery and accent really bring this work to life.
While the core story here is about a sting operation related to arms sales, the author provides additional information about how US defense contractors frequently break American law by knowingly selling arms to the bad guys.
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