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Anthony

Bloomington, MN, United States

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  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Atul Gawande
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (370)

    We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

    Rebecca says: "not his best"
    "In the spirit of Freakonomics"
    Overall

    This was constructed much like Freakonomics, which I liked. It gave stories, examples, and implementation. Perfect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Everything Is Obvious: Once You Know the Answer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Duncan J. Watts
    • Narrated By Duncan J. Watts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (144)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Why did Facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? Did the surge in Iraq really lead to less violence? How much can CEO’s impact the performance of their companies? And does higher pay incentivize people to work hard? If you think the answers to these questions are a matter of common sense, think again.

    Stephen says: "Thought provoking"
    "The best book since Freakonomics"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Few books have immediate impacts that change the way a student of the world looks upon it, however, this is one of those few treasures. In college, Freakonomics and its way of thinking, was a direct influence in how I wrote my senior thesis. However, Everything is Obvious was truly the book I was waiting for.

    After college, I listened to The Tipping Point because of its hype, and I always seemed to think something was missing; perhaps something rubbed me the wrong way about the narrative. Duncan Watts illustrates precisely what Malcolm Gladwell’s book was missing and describes the key points behind his faux conclusions.

    Watts dives into the social side of reasoning and shows that life is far more inconclusive than economists or physicists would like to think they are. He goes through some of his studies that churn the mind the same way Freakonomics does. It is a definite read and a great work of insight to both business students and professionals who hate when people say “x business came to a ‘tipping point’ and became successful.”

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Lie: Spying, Scandal and Ethical Collapse at Hewlett Packard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Anthony Bianco
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Hewlett Packard is an American icon, the largest information technology company in the world. The bedrock of Silicon Valley, it employs more than 300,000 people, its market capitalization is in excess of $100 billion, and its products are in almost every home in the country where there is a printer or computer. But the story of Hewlett-Packard reflects power struggles that shape corporate America and is an alarming morality tale for our times.

    Charles H. Hoens says: "Reader/Announcer"
    "Good boardroom, but needs better reader"
    Overall

    I needed a more enthusiastic reader. It was very insightful to be inside the boardroom. The beginning was more interesting than the middle and end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jason Vuic
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (463)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (280)

    Six months after its American introduction in 1985, the Yugo was a punch line; within a year, it was a staple of late-night comedy. By 2000, NPR's Car Talk declared it "the worst car of the millennium." And for most Americans that's where the story begins and ends. Hardly. The short, unhappy life of the car, the men who built it, the men who imported it, and the decade that embraced and discarded it is rollicking and astounding, and it is one of the greatest untold business-cum-morality tales of the 1980s.

    Roy says: "Flim Flam at its Best"
    "A good story for what it is"
    Overall

    I was captivated at the beginning. However, as the story continued, I found that I started to care less about the actual events and wanted more as to why? How could this possibly happen? Although it gave a very good history, I wish it included through the book opinions from key players and outside sources to give more commentary.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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