Stiglitz lays out a compelling view of our increasingly unequal society. Causes, implications, and how we might address the problems are discussed with clarity. While this issues from the "liberal" side of the political spectrum - it is one to read if a balanced view of our current political debate is desired.
Published in early 2007, Crash Proof foretells with astonishing accuracy of the global fiancial meltdown of 2008. Schiff did not attempt to call the timing - only the consequences. He was dead-on. I give four instead of five stars only because this book would have been the "best thing you ever read" - if you read it in early 2007. Now that it is after-the-fact it still retains an important and powerful analysis of our econmic world. An area where Schiff's pridictions have not fully taken shape involves the value of the US dollar (which he said would crash - but it hasn't really), as well as the price of gold (which he said would skyrocket - which it has but maybe not in full measure).
Dust and Shadow is a must for Holmes fans. Faye captures these characters in a way that is pitch perfect to Connan Doyle's originals. The story is fantastic as well.
Dostoevsky's gift as a story-teller is on display in "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man". Zimmerman is ideal for narrating FD.
A clear, comprhensive and compelling introduction to Jung's theories and approach to the individual's major project in life: Individualtion. Good narration - highly recommended.
Kenneth Branagh bring this classic tale to life! (slight Frankenstein pun...) Excellent. If you like this also try Branagh's version of Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
If you are looking for a compelling short story with a superb narrator - this is a good one.
Collins is a good researcher and his books reveal some truths. But I am not so sure about the methodology: i.e. find a handful of the “best” performers, then identify the key reasons they out-do everyone else, and then explain everything in terms of these key reasons. The potential error is that one could find that the key attribute of the “best” salespeople is that they tend to wear black shoes – and therefore to succeed in sales - wear black shoes. So Southwest and the other focus companies did do well during troubled times, but there may be other unsuccessful companies that did as well in applying Collins' principles.
The book presents well researched behavioral responses. It is concise and a minimum of fluff - so I found it useful and interesting.
These stories move along, but in both cases the plot-line lacks believability. King of Torts in particular seems an unrealistic journey. Somewhat entertaining - but I was glad when it was over.
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