Yes. Great overview and history of philosophy
I liked the ontological portions of the lectures.
60 Lectures and not even a mention of Ayn Rand, how disappointing.
It has some good aspects, but overall its not what I thought it would be. The book is very asia-centric and not always chronological. I understand that he was showing the growth of political systems and so each region developed at different paces, leading the author to jump around from continents and time periods in an almost hodgepodge. I wouldn't recommend this book and believe it is being heavily over-hyped in editor's reviews.
I'm personally more interested in western development and political theory. As stated, this is very asia-centric- Even when he finally did make it to western political movements, they are presented briefly toward the closing chapters and the author keeps trying to show parallels with chinese and other eastern countries patriarchal politics.
If it was on tv.
I'll still probably listen to the second volume. As this book really is all build-up before the author draws his conclusions. So i made it this far, i guess i'll see if it was all worth it after the next one.
I would listen to segments of it again, sure. But it's really something you only need o read once to get the concept and implement it.
The main point and thus most memorable concept in the book is that you spend all your time working and paying the baker, the buther, the shopkeeper, the shoe maker.. but you never set any money aside to pay yourself and that you should. It suggests taking 10% of your total earnings and paying it to yourself. Keeping it and adding to it- not spending it for anything but investments that will multiply. Small safe bets are always preferred over a risky endeavor when it comes to what types of investments you should allow yourself to make with your nest-egg.
The first two stories were more than sufficient to get the point across, the rest are optional but reinforce the principles set out in the first two stories.
I would and have started paying myself each week.
I dont think there is a print version- but if there is, definitely. The highly technical language is absolutely more easily understood through the presenter.
As far as the great courses go, this is one of the best ones i've listened to.
I have not heard the professor's other works but i would certainly listen to him again.
I listen to a lot of courses from the teaching company, and this was by far the most challenging to follow. The really hard stuff comes towards the end, but it remained enjoyable throughout. really complex physics, a great crash-course in the field.
I think i understand time less now than i did before. i might have to give it a second listen.
Anyone taking a business in society, or intro to ethics course, or even just general human resources management courses would do well giving this a listen. it is info-packed. tons of keywords, themes, and history of ethics applied to business.
its dry. but its everything you want with little commentary.
She did great. Its tough to read this subject matter and not turn into a monotone robot. she does very well to keep you engaged in otherwise watching paint dry-boring stuff.
for the price. its worth it as a refresher or course supplement definitely.
Its a great digest ,in real world terms, without unnecessary commentary.
Facts peppered nicely
this would be great to give to people who dont know much about government/military corruption and profiteering. not a lot of depth, but it paints the picture very clearly for common people.
One interested in writing absolutely. Possibly even one who is not.
Excellent narration Great voice. Fits the content.
The logical breakdown of how to write and how to give your subconscious standing-orders to help the process- also tactics for fatigue and writers block. just really excellent advice.
Show a scene, don't tell it.
MUST READ FOR ANY ASPIRING AUTHOR NONFICTION OR OTHERWISE.
New material. This book starts with an original essay and introduction- however the remainder of the book is large passages from her earlier works and novels. If you are familiar with these already and are looking for something new on objectivism this isn't it.
Good choice for rand's voice.
Good narrator and solid intro.. if you're unfamiliar with her works, i feel like this might contain too many spoilers, if you are familiar with her work there is nothing new here.
In either case, pass on this audiobook. If you want to read the new content, buy a used copy or sit in a library for an hour. I guess it could be good for highlighting if you dont want to taint your physical copies of the original works.
It has some interesting notions and concepts regarding possible future hostilities between nations and resources.
There is only one character- its a narrative of Zbigniew himself.
No. it would be ripe with propoganda.
I didnt gain any real useful information from this book. It did have some interesting commentary on historical tension and where america is likely to find itself in the future if it does not focus its attention at strategically positioning itself for continued dominance or the possibility of subservience to a growing Chinese economy.
Yes, i might, it has TONS of useful information and tips in actual survival situations involving a societal collapse.
I like TK best.
Great for this type of book, he performed shootout/action scenes like a true professional, adding suspense and rapidity to his voice. it was a pleasure to listen to. very engrossing.
Yes and no. one its long, so that would be absurd, but the story flows well enough that it could keep your attention probably the entire time.
This book is perfect for what it was intended to be. The applaud the author, it has all the right buzz words and references that people of the liberty/constitutional movement will appreciate and relate too. almost like inside jokes, the author does a brilliant job of marrying practical knowledge, fanatical patriot themes, and a thoroughly enjoyable story. With plot twists and character development, fantastic action scenes and a wealth of practical knowledge this book is A+ it's everything it should be and the writer should be extremely proud of it. check this out if you enjoy subjects of economics, survival, weaponry, tactics, sovereignty, liberty, patriotism, objectivity, constitutionalism, conservatism .. you will love it.
I enjoyed it, or elements of it. Its certainly preachy tho- if you're not down with god, you probably wont like any of this.
I liked its spirit.
It was all very uplifting.
I did think the author put too much emphasis on surrendering yourself to god and holds little value in building for yourself here on earth, in a physical sense. but does a good job conveying a critical point of worship. the active pursuit of god. its good to remind yourself that god can be accessible to you, personally. overall a good work. started to lose my attention toward the end as it gets a little preachy, but that might be your thing. check it out if you're a christian looking for some inspiration or to renew your relationship with christ.
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