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Roland

roland_kofler

Italy | Member Since 2010

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  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Simon Sinek
    • Narrated By Simon Sinek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2909)
    Performance
    (2328)
    Story
    (2315)

    Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

    A. Yoshida says: "Inspire to find why you do what you do"
    "Take a new point of view"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Start with Why again? Why?

    I would not listen to Start with Why again because there is not that much factual content but Sinek offers his special opinion on marketing and entrepreneurship in general


    What aspect of Simon Sinek’s performance would you have changed?

    Sinek tries to enchant the listener by a rater annoying alteration of tone and voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It gave me the courage to pursuit values in business activities, and I find the thought persuasive that we are need to meaning into our companies


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated By Rupert Farley
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    We are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes misleading information - until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dubious science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time. He also shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

    Amy Allais says: "Great book, better in hard copy"
    "important topic, chaotic drama, worst narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Bad Science? What did you like least?

    The topic is important and the autor competent. The narrator wants to act, but he is the worst actor: tries to mock voices and exagerates the tones.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a comprehensive black book of the health and beauty industry. Not that it shows every single case but it rehears most of the mechanisms


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rupert Farley?

    anyone


    Did Bad Science inspire you to do anything?

    I will eat more vegetables and fruits and no vitamine pilles, because its the only real thing


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    Revealing the origins of game theory and the advances made by John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist perhaps best known from A Beautiful Mind, Bueno de Mesquita details the controversial and cold-eyed system of calculation that he has since created, one that allows individuals to think strategically about what their opponents want, how much they want it, and how they might react to every move.

    Eric says: "Disappointed"
    "doubts remain: science or scam?"
    Overall

    The author thinks politics can be modeled as games and simulated by a computer, thus the outcome of the simulation is an accurate prediction of the future, or can be used to nudge the outcome to a desirable position. This is an intriguing proposal for the listener. Unfortunately the Author gives only a glimpse on how his method works, and refers always to the "new algorithm" without describing it. Further, his hit score of over 90% sounds absurdly high, not to mention that he explains away the remaining 10%.
    I have written him to disclose his algorithm a week ago and still waiting an answer.
    Neverthanless I got really interested in game theory trought this audiobook even if the pleasant narrators voice did not reveal much about this modern and actual topic

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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