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  • The Bankers' New Clothes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Anat Admat, Martin Hellwig
    • Narrated By Eva Wilhelm

    What is wrong with today's banking system? The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Bankers' New Clothes examines this claim and the narratives used by bankers, politicians, and regulators to rationalize the lack of reform, exposing them as invalid.

    PHIL says: "Connecting many dots, but urges a particular view"
    "Footnotes (15) with Notes"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    In my opinion, an audio books shouldn't contain footnotes. If it is so important, the author should have included it in the text. I am listening to this in my car or other situation where I already need a great amount of concentration to focus on the book. When the audio contains footnote and references, I easily lose my train of thought.

    I really want to read this book, so I'm probably going to buy the physical book where I can skip the footnotes.

    It would be so easy to produce another non-footnoted version. OR Maybe audible could have as part of the app, pop-up footnotes for those who are sitting in front of their device just listening (but then again, I could just by the book if I wanted all the footnotes and the take the time to just read.)

    What was most disappointing about Anat Admat and Martin Hellwig ’s story?

    Footnotes (not just one or two, but ~20 per chapter)

    Did the narration match the pace of the story?


    Did The Bankers' New Clothes inspire you to do anything?

    Buy audio books with no footnotes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The audio that shows how to get the job done and deliver results...whether you're running an entire company or in your first management job. Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, who Jack Welch calls "a great practitioner and an insightful theorist," collaborate on a "compelling business story of 'how to get it done.'"

    David says: "the triumph of bad design over sound contact"
    "What did he say?"

    The principles in this book are good, but the book is written to people in a 1000+ employee organization. By far the worst reading of any book I've listened to so far. It has multiple narrators, one is difficult to understand because of an accent, the other has a harsh voice. It is very difficult to tune your ear to narrators that are so unique and change so often. I would NOT recomend the audio version of this book. The written version may be better due to the ability to better identify the core principles and NOT have the authors' narrating.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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