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Fabio

São Paulo, Brazil | Member Since 2012

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  • 173 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2014
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  • The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joseph E. Stiglitz
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (376)
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    The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live." Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable. He examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

    Grant says: "Dense, but important."
    "Simple and smart"
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    As an Economics student I must say that most of the authors in economics try to say simple things in a hard way, specially is they are neo-liberal ones.

    Stiglitz makes an amazing argument and explains step by step.

    This book made me structure much better my own thinking of equality and the role of government in our society.

    6 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated By Tim Wheeler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    C. Acevedo says: "I really enjoy listening over and over again."
    "My first in the genre, and I say it was good!"
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    The book is very interresting. I disagree with some arguments but we got to say the author knows what he's talking about.

    Something I would point out for the first time reader is to pay attention to the author's biography and not just take everything he says.

    For sure it is worth reading!

    Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Super Crunchers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ian Ayres
    • Narrated By James Lurie
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    Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new audiobook, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers.

    Fabio says: "good, but missing a lot of stuff"
    "good, but missing a lot of stuff"
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    The whole approach of the book is descriptive, nothing teaching how to implement any of what he talks about. It's Cool to see what's happening on the field.

    I think a chapter about big data, Map reduce and machine learning is missing. These are new and interesting fields that are very popular in todays crunching environment. would be cool if he would cite examples of tools so the reader can do his own crunching.


    Well.. th Book is a good read if you're trying to know what it is, not how to do it. And the topics I cited above are things to research for after this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Martin Jacques
    • Narrated By Scott Peterson
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    According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood.

    David Blake says: "Lucid explanation of global economic trends"
    "Great Audiobook"
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    Great audiobook! It tells in every aspect one can imagine how the global geopolitc power is shifting from the west to the east, specially to China and how that affects the western way of life.

    It is a required book to understand the current situation of the planet and many major discussions like climate, technology, entrepreneurship and specially, Democracy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War, Geopolitics, and History: Conflict in the Middle East

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 38 mins)
    • By Robert Fisk
    • Narrated By Noam Chomsky
    Overall
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    (17)
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    A talk by Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the London Independent and the author of Challenging Empire and the Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Introduced by Noam Chomsky. Recorded live on April 9, 2006, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Fabio says: "Good lecture, reaaallly bad recording"
    "Good lecture, reaaallly bad recording"
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    The lecture is cool but the audio quality is so low that you need to like the content a lot just to get through it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Notes from the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A predecessor to such monumental works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Notes From Underground represents a turning point in Dostoevsky's writing towards the more political side. In this work we follow an unnamed narrator who is disillusioned by the oppression and corruption of the society in which he lives and withdraws into the underground. Notes from the Underground shows Dostoevsky at his best.

    Fabio says: "Really good performance"
    "Really good performance"
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    This is the first time I take a more complex fiction book on Audible. I've read this book before and now I tried the audio version. I must say that the format is not the best for this kind of books, which need complete and exclusive attention, so reading would be recommended.

    Altough that, the narrator is amazing. The way he interprets the book is great!

    I suggest reading the book first and then taking the audiobook

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Russia: Part Two: The Rise and Fall of the Soviets

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated By Martin Sixsmith
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    (37)
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    Martin Sixsmith continues his history of Russia, from the tumultuous events of 1917 to the country’s re-emergence as one of the world’s most powerful nations. After the whirlwind of the revolution, the Bolsheviks struggled to consolidate their victory. To rescue the economy and save the regime, Lenin made concessions to the people. But after his death, Stalin introduced forced collectivisation and industrialisation, condemning the Soviet people to conditions worse than those experienced under the Tsars.

    Nikoli Gogol says: "Re-Broadcast of a BBC's "Russia: The Wild East""
    "Very Interesting!"
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    I liked this audiobook very much specially because of the "practical" approach the author gives to the Russian History. He and his personal experience as a journalist in Russia during the late 20th century make it specially interesting.

    I've listened to other audiobooks on Russian History, including Stalin's biography and I couldn't keep focused as on this one.

    I really enjoyed this audiobook and so far, three weeks after buying it, I've heard it more than twice

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    Overall
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    (165)
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    As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there really is no definitive guide to venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than seventeen years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with Venture Deals, they share their experiences in this field with you.

    Fabio says: "Great book, but needs a PDF"
    "Great book, but needs a PDF"
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    What did you love best about Venture Deals?

    Venture Capital has a lot of tricky names and concepts, they explain them well and clearly


    Any additional comments?

    There could be a PDF file along with the book with all the examples and numbers cited... not always you can write them all down, and to follow the thinking it could be easier than to copy them in a paper and follow the audio

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Harvard Business Review, March 2012

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    "The New Science of Viral Ads" by Thales Teixeira; "The Looming Challenge to U. S. Competitiveness" by Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin; "A Jobs Compact for America’s Future" by Thomas A. Kochan; and "Enriching the Ecosystem" by Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

    Fabio says: "Very good article from Porter"
    "Very good article from Porter"
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    What made the experience of listening to Harvard Business Review, March 2012 the most enjoyable?

    The arguments presented on the articles


    What did you like best about this story?

    Porter's article


    Have you listened to any of Todd Mundt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    does anyone know where to get a good transcript of this text?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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