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  • Poke the Box

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    Overall
    (568)
    Performance
    (285)
    Story
    (284)

    We send our kids to school and obsess about their test scores, their behavior and theirability to fit in. We post a help wanted ad and look for experience, famous colleges and a history of avoiding failure. We invest in companies based on how they did last quarter, not on what they’re going to do tomorrow. So why are we surprised when it all falls apart? Our economy is not static, but we act as if it is. Your position in the world is defined by what you instigate, how you provoke, and what you learn from the events you cause. In a worldfilled with change, that’s what matters - your ability to create and learn from change.

    robert says: "Highly Motivational"
    "not worth your time"
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    pretty much a repeat of his earlier books...however less entertaining and less useful. Don't waste your time on this one.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael D. C. Drout
    Overall
    (936)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (495)

    Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

    Jade says: "A Very Unique Read...(J/K)"
    "Fantastic"
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    This series of lectures explains the "art" so so so well. So very interesting. So very well presented. So logically evolved from beginning to end. Hard to stop listening and worth going over several times. The PDF accompanying is also valuable as tool.

    Highly recommended for anyone who needs to get their point across.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Peter Schiff
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (260)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (222)

    In The Real Crash, New York Times best-selling author Peter D. Schiff argues that America is enjoying a government-inflated bubble, one that reality will explode... with disastrous consequences for the economy and for each of us. Schiff demonstrates how the infusion of billions of dollars of stimulus money has only dug a deeper hole: The United States government simply spends too much and does not collect enough money to pay its debts, and in the end, Americans from all walks of life will face a crushing consequence.

    John says: "Important Book with Somewhat Misleading Title"
    "Can these solutions ever be implemented."
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    Well written and performed and very very very interesting.

    The solutions proposed make very good sense...the bit that's missing is how to get from here (where we are now) to there (Implementing the Author's proposals)...without a complete breakdown of society.

    This text should be studied in all high school economic classes and should be compulsory reading for all that want western societies to flourish again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregg Easterbrook
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    In The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century; and yet today, most men and women feel less happy than in previous generations. Why this is so and what we should do about it is the subject of this book.

    Eric says: "Don't let the extremists stop you."
    "Interesting but ugly"
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    Makes a lot of good points...however goes over them and over them and over them (you get the picture) and then espouses a very very left view of how to address societies woes....which I suspect has never been shown to work anywhere in a society comprised of more than 100 to 200 people (in other words impractical).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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