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Grand Prairie, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

  • 6 reviews
  • 50 ratings
  • 167 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015

  • The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts, Real Advice, Real Success Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Bruce Reizen, Sandra Burr, Jim Bond

    The Real Book of Real Estate is the bible of real estate advice and techniques every investor needs to navigate through the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens of the real estate market and come out on top. The greatest minds and the greatest money makers in the world of real estate investing are all assembled here. And so is their wisdom, their methods, and their years of winning.

    Daryl says: "heavy going, hard to work through"
    "Very Informative"
    What did you learn from The Real Book of Real Estate that you would use in your daily life?

    This book provides a wealth of knowledge. It is true you probably need both the audio version and the book. It is jammed packed with lots of helpful information.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clayton M. Christensen
    • Narrated By Don Leslie

    Great companies can fail: not because they do anything wrong, but because they do everything right. Meeting customers' current needs leads firms to reject breakthrough innovations, "disruptive technologies", that create the products and opportunities of the future.

    3.14 says: "See "The Innovator's Solution" Instead"
    "Very Insightful"
    What made the experience of listening to The Innovator's Dilemma the most enjoyable?

    Good speaker. The book moved along quickly without adding a lot of fluff. It gets right to the point. Awesome book and great information.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Great by Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    • Narrated By Jim Collins

    The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

    K. Donath says: "Real Insight!!"
    "Fantastic Job"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This book brought me an amazing set of personal revelations. Its insights allow me practical information that I can apply and improve my personal and professional lives.

    Any additional comments?

    Jim Collins' reading was GREAT! He didn't simply read the words on the page, he sought to create a separate audible version of the book. The audio version is complete on its own without the supporting text.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Secret for the Small Investor: The Shortest Route to Long-Term Investment Success

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Joel Greenblatt
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper

    Let top hedge fund manager, Columbia business school professor, former Fortune 500 chairman and New York Times best-selling author Joel Greenblatt take you on a journey that will reveal the Big Secret for both individual and professional investors. Based on path-breaking new research, find out how anyone can beat the market, the index funds and the experts by following a new approach that relies on the principles of value investing, common sense and quantitative discipline.

    Golden Gate Love says: "Missing something important..."

    Joel's writing style, personality, and investing insights are eye opening. It is a fantastic book.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alice Schroeder
    • Narrated By Richard McGonagle

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."

    Mike says: "Fantastic!"
    "Simply Fantastic"

    I was fascinated by with the simple, uncomplicated story of a complicated, lovable multi-billionaire that loves money, loving realtionships, and teaching others.

    The book was very well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Jesse Boggs

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    Jill Pagano says: "Finally, I understand what happened!"
    "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine"

    If you read only one book about the causes of the recent financial crisis, let it be Michael Lewis' The Big Short. The thing that makes his story so great is that he tells it through the eyes of the 4 groups of men that had the courage to take a position that opposed the smartest men in the financial industry and, sad to say, our government. They were some of the first to see the fraud behind the subprime meltdown and found a way to make a fortune off the financial systems' crash.

    Michael Lewis'; new book gives a slightly less complicated view into the disaster by recounting the stories of these savvy renegades who cashed in on their belief that the system was rotten. In doing so, we end up rooting for people who helped bring about the catastrophe that put a lot of good people out of work.

    Still, the stories of these men make clear the greed, stupidity and double standards of a system lacking in grown-up supervision. A system, refueled by tax payer billions, that continues to be filled with the same firms, the same super rich executives, and the same destructive thought processes that disdained the need for government regulation in good times, but insisted on being rescued by government in bad times.

    This is a fascinating book that should be read by anyone that wants to better understand the causes of the recent financial crisis. Be careful, as one reader put it, "Don't read this if you want to mellow out. This book will make you furious."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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