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  • Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do | Matthew Syed

    Black Box Thinking: Why Most People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Matthew Syed
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
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    Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organizations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it's safe to fail. We all have to endure failure from time to time, whether it's underperforming at a job interview, flunking an exam, or losing a pickup basketball game. But for people working in safety-critical industries, getting it wrong can have deadly consequences.

    Loren says: "A multi-level message, well written and well read"
  • The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18 | Michael Connelly

    The Black Box: Harry Bosch, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
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    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box", the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.

    Dan says: "Where is the Len Cariou, this narrator blows!!"
  • Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success | Matthew Syed

    Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Matthew Syed
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
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    Columnist for The Times and bestselling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

    Nadav says: "Great facinating story, a lot to learn from!"
  • Metal Boxes | Alan Black

    Metal Boxes

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alan Black
    • Narrated By Doug Tisdale, Jr.
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    Coming of age can be hard for anyone. But for Blackmon Perry Stone it is life threatening. At 15, he barely manages to graduate from the empire's cadet training by a talent for unusual problem solving. He has trouble settling into navy life, but life becomes harder when he uncovers a ring of thieves aboard the huge ship. Life becomes difficult when they killed him.

  • Inside the Black Box: The Simple Truth About Quantitative Trading | Rishi K. Narang

    Inside the Black Box: The Simple Truth About Quantitative Trading

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rishi K. Narang
    • Narrated By Richard J. Brewer
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    Quantitative trading strategies - known to many as “black boxes” - have gained a reputation of being difficult to explain and even harder to understand. While there is a certain level of complexity to this approach, with the right guidance, you can successfully overcome potential obstacles and begin to excel in this arena. That’s why expert fund manager Rishi Narang has created Inside the Black Box. In a straightforward, nontechnical style - supplemented by real-world examples and informative anecdotes - this reliable resource takes you on a detailed tour through the black box.

    Phil O. says: "A fine tour, explained like a flow chart"
  • The Black Box | Michael Connelly

    The Black Box

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
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    May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.

    Bruno says: "Another Great Read from Connelly"
  • Black Box | Cassia Leo

    Black Box

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Cassia Leo
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer, Christa Lewis
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    Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki's life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life. Now 19 years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she's tired of the mind-numbing meds.

    Terri says: "Wow, great story!"
  • The Black Box | Michael Connelly

    The Black Box

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
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    May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder.

  • Black Box | Julie Schumacher

    Black Box

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Julie Schumacher
    • Narrated By Lynde Houck
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    When Dora, Elena's older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can't seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge Elena are Dora's friends and Jimmy Zenk, who failed at least one grade and wears black every day of the week. And at home, Elena's parents keep arguing with each other. Elena will do anything to help her sister get better and get their lives back to normal, even when the responsibility becomes too much to bear.

  • Black Box | Jennifer Egan

    Black Box

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Jennifer Egan
    • Narrated By Luise Helm
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    In naher Zukunft, irgendwo am Mittelmeer. Eine namenlose Agentin ist auf einen mutmaßlichen Staatsfeind angesetzt. Um an wichtige Informationen zu kommen, muss sie gefährlich nah an den brutalen und skrupellosen Mann heran. In staccatohaftem Stil schildert die Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Jennifer Egan eine atemberaubende Verfolgungsjagd. Der Agentinnenroman wurde zuerst in Form von Twitter-Meldungen vom US-Magazin "New Yorker" veröffentlicht.

  • Black Box [German Edition] | Michael Connelly

    Black Box [German Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Oliver Siebeck
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    Während der Rassenunruhen 1992 in L.A. wurde eine dänische Journalistin brutal ermordet. Doch die Polizei hatte mehr als alle Hände voll zu tun mit Plünderungen und gewalttätigen Auseinandersetzungen in jedem Winkel der Stadt, und der Mord wurde nicht aufgeklärt. 2012 jedoch hat Harry plötzlich eine heiße Spur und er setzt alles daran, den rätselhaften Fall endlich zu lösen, auch wenn es ihn seinen Job, seinen Ruf oder gar das Leben kosten könnte.

  • Egypt Sends Submarine in Search for EgyptAir Jet's Black Boxes | Declan Walsh

    Egypt Sends Submarine in Search for EgyptAir Jet's Black Boxes

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    • By Declan Walsh
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    "Egypt Sends Submarine in Search for EgyptAir Jet's Black Boxes" is from the May 22, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Declan Walsh and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • EgyptAir Plane's 'Black Box' Recovered in Mediterranean | Nour Youssef,Nicola Clark

    EgyptAir Plane's 'Black Box' Recovered in Mediterranean

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    • By Nour Youssef, Nicola Clark
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    "EgyptAir Plane's 'Black Box' Recovered in Mediterranean" is from the June 16, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Nour Youssef and Nicola Clark and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • Cracking Washington’s Black Box |  The Wall Street Journal

    Cracking Washington’s Black Box

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    • By The Wall Street Journal
    • Narrated By Alexander Quincy
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    "Cracking Washington’s Black Box" is from the April 03, 2016 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.

  • Black Box BER: Vom Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg und anderen Großbaustellen. Wie Deutschland seine Zukunft verbaut | Meinhard von Gerkan

    Black Box BER: Vom Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg und anderen Großbaustellen. Wie Deutschland seine Zukunft verbaut

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    • By Meinhard von Gerkan
    • Narrated By N.N.
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    Der Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (IATA-Code BER) gilt als Deutschlands peinlichste Baustelle. Öffentlich gelästert wird über Baumängel, Planungsfehler und Entscheidungschaos. Im Mai 2012 zeigte der Bauherr dem Architektenbüro von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) die Rote Karte, weil er in den Architekten die Schuldigen am geplatzten Termin der Flughafen-Eröffnungsfeier ausgemacht hatte. Er feuerte sie und reichte Klage ein.

  • Black Box: Merrick Garland an Unknown Quantity on Tech Issues | Laura Hautala

    Black Box: Merrick Garland an Unknown Quantity on Tech Issues

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    • By Laura Hautala
    • Narrated By Rex Anderson
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    "Black Box: Merrick Garland an Unknown Quantity on Tech Issues" is from CNET.com, published on March 21, 2016. It was written by Laura Hautala and narrated by Rex Anderson.

  • 'Noise' Heard on Black Box Recording of Ill-Fated Russian Flight, Chief Investigator Says | Erin Cunningham,Andrew Roth

    'Noise' Heard on Black Box Recording of Ill-Fated Russian Flight, Chief Investigator Says

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    • By Erin Cunningham, Andrew Roth
    • Narrated By Jill Melancon
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    "'Noise' Heard on Black Box Recording of Ill-Fated Russian Flight, Chief Investigator Says" is from the November 8, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Erin Cunningham, Andrew Roth and narrated by Jill Melancon.

  • Box 13, Vol. 2: The Classic Radio Collection |  Hollywood 360

    Box 13, Vol. 2: The Classic Radio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Alan Ladd, Sylvia Picker, full cast
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    Movie star Alan Ladd played Dan Holiday, a former newspaperman turned mystery novelist and adventurer. To gain ideas for his books, Holiday placed an ad in the Star-Times newspaper: "Adventure wanted - will go anywhere, do anything - write Box 13, Star-Times." It wasn't long before his post office box became jammed with adventure offers galore. The stories follow his escapades when he responds to the letters.

  • Box 13, Vol. 1 |  Hollywood 360

    Box 13, Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Alan Ladd
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    Movie star Alan Ladd played Dan Holiday, retired newspaperman turned fiction writer and adventurer extraordinaire. To gain ideas for his books, Holiday placed an ad in the Star-Times newspaper: "Adventure wanted - will go anywhere, do anything - Box 13." It wasn't long before his Box 13 became jammed with adventures galore.

    Chris Coyne says: "A Box of trouble."
  • The Black Box | Michael Connelly

    The Black Box

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    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Michael McConnohie
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    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue.

    Jean says: "Cold Case"
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