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  • Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science | Dani Rodrik

    Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science

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    • By Dani Rodrik
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline. Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world - but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right.

    Mr. S. D. Halliday says: "Excellent Book read mediocrely"
  • The Clayton M. Christensen Reader | Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business Review

    The Clayton M. Christensen Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works and how it applies to your industry and your company.

  • Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction | P. H. Matthews

    Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

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    • By P. H. Matthews
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guide begins his discussion with the oldest, 'arts' end of the subject and moves chronologically through to the newest research - the 'science' aspects.

  • Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction | Julian Stallabrass

    Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

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    • By Julian Stallabrass
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem.

    Maxwell says: "Marxist critique of the power elites not much art."
  • Horns of the Devil: Jeff Trask Crime Drama, Book 2 | Marc Rainer

    Horns of the Devil: Jeff Trask Crime Drama, Book 2

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    • By Marc Rainer
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    The beheaded body of an ambassador's son is dumped on the curb in front of his father's embassy just blocks from the White House. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask and an FBI task force are called upon to solve the murder. Their search for the killers leads to the MS-13, a hyper-violent gang from El Salvador, but Trask and his team soon learn that someone else is also tracking their suspects - and with deadly efficiency.

  • A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War” | Carmen Boullosa,Mike Wallace

    A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War”

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    • By Carmen Boullosa, Mike Wallace
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    The term Mexican Drug War misleads. It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair. But this diverts attention from the US role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It's not just that Americans buy drugs from and sell weapons to Mexico's murderous cartels. It's that ever since the US prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcer - with increasingly deadly consequences.

    Sharon says: "Brilliant History"
  • Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story Behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy | Adam Lazarus

    Best of Rivals: Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story Behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy

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    • By Adam Lazarus
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    In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes listeners into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry - when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, setting new standards for quarterback excellence.

    Jay says: "Excellent backstory of Montana and Young"
  • Rhythm: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth | Patrick Thean

    Rhythm: How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth

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    • By Patrick Thean
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    Drawing on his experience as a successful serial entrepreneurial and speaker, author Patrick Thean demonstrates how to identify the signs of setbacks before they occur, track those signs, and make adjustments to keep your plan on track and accelerate growth. Thean introduces a simple system to empower everyone in your company to be focused, aligned, and accountable, a three-rhythm process for effective execution

    Shawn D. Murphy says: "A sales pitch if I ever heard one"
  • Relic Hunted: Crax War Chronicles, Book 2 | Terry W. Ervin II

    Relic Hunted: Crax War Chronicles, Book 2

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    • By Terry W. Ervin II
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    Intelligence picks up Security Specialist Keesay's contract, hoping to direct the Relic's tenacity and skills against his nemesis, the Capital Galactic Investment Group. But the rogue corporation has its own plans concerning Keesay: a bounty on the security specialist's head. Time is running out for mankind, with the Crax striking deep into human territory, targeting colonies on Pluto and Io. Keesay knows whatever plans others might have, fighting the Crax is more important.

    Harry Mahoe says: "I Dr as i Zy6g"
  • The Swiss Family Robinson | Johann David Wyss

    The Swiss Family Robinson

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    • By Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated By James Conlan
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    The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase.

    Carl says: "This book is not unabriged!"
  • The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash | John Mullins, PhD

    The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash

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    • By John Mullins, PhD
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    Who needs investors? More than two generations ago, the venture capital community - VCs, business angels, incubators and others - convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they've delivered to their investors and the astonishingly large companies that their ecosystem has created.

    Oliver Nielsen says: "This book wants to be good"
  • Deadly Lessons | Ken Englade

    Deadly Lessons

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    • By Ken Englade
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    Tells of the seductress, the student, and a murder in New England. The perfect life of newlyweds, Pam and Gregg Smart, was shattered in 1990 when Gregg was shot dead. In the trial, it emerged that Pam had seduced 15-year-old Bill Flynn to do the killing.

    Laura says: "Behead the narrator, please!"
  • Remaindered | Peter Lovesey

    Remaindered

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    • By Peter Lovesey
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    It's no mystery who killed Robert Ripple, owner of Precious Finds Bookstore in Pokesville, Pennsylvania. It was Agatha Christie - or rather, a large carton of valuable Christie hardcovers that the not-so-young Ripple was attempting to lift when his heart gave out. The real question is why the so-called Friends of England, who meet regularly in the back room of Ripple's literary emporium, are so eager to keep the place open after its proprietor's death.

  • Great Barrier Reef: Travel Australia |  iMinds

    Great Barrier Reef: Travel Australia

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    • By iMinds
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    Imagine a sea of sparkling, clear blue water speckled with multicoloured coral. Imagine crabs, turtles, dugongs, sea snakes and hundreds of species of fish swimming among this coral. Now imagine this scene stretching out for more than two thousand kilometres, or 1240 miles! This is the Great Barrier Reef, which is so expansive it is said that if you dived along it every day of your life you would not see it all.

  • Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights | John Gerard Ruggie

    Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

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    • By John Gerard Ruggie
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    One of the most vexing human rights issues of our time has been how to protect the rights of individuals and communities worldwide in an age of globalization and multinational business. Indeed, from Indonesian sweatshops to oil-based violence in Nigeria, the challenges of regulating harmful corporate practices in some of the world’s most difficult regions long seemed insurmountable. Human rights groups and businesses were locked in a stalemate, unable to find common ground. In 2005, the United Nations appointed John Gerard Ruggie to the modest task of clarifying the main issues.

  • Angel Investors: Politics, Law & Business |  iMinds

    Angel Investors: Politics, Law & Business

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    • By iMinds
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    All good business ideas need some form of money in order to grow. Whether a business is brand new or still emerging, it is critical it has money to move forward. When a business starts out, money is generally invested by entrepreneurs themselves. Also, an entrepreneur’s family and friends often invest in the business. But what happens when more than the available money is needed to take a business to the next level? Who can the entrepreneur look to, to realise their dreams?

  • Arena of Souls: A Brock Stone Adventure: Brock Stone Adventures, Book 1 | David Wood

    Arena of Souls: A Brock Stone Adventure: Brock Stone Adventures, Book 1

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    • By David Wood
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    1931 - Brock Stone returns from places unknown to claim an inheritance and unravel a mystery his grandfather left behind. Stone and his companions set off on an action-packed adventure where enemies lurk in the shadows and the past comes to life. Mysteries, thrills, monsters, and more in David Wood's classic-style adventure, Arena of Souls. Fans of Indiana Jones and Doc Savage will love Brock Stone!

    Deedra says: "Arena of Souls Bk 1"
  • To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa | Rick Antonson

    To Timbuktu for a Haircut: A Journey Through West Africa

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    • By Rick Antonson
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    Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendor and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name - a flippant tag for "the most remote place on earth." With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut. Aided by an adventuresome spirit, Rick endures a forty-five hour train ride, a swindling travel agent, "Third World, three-lane" roads, rivers, and a flat deck ferry boat before finally reaching Timbuktu.

  • Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy | Adam Sheingate

    Building a Business of Politics: The Rise of Political Consulting and the Transformation of American Democracy

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    • By Adam Sheingate
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    Political races in the United States rely heavily on highly paid political consultants who carefully curate the images of politicians, advise candidates on polling and analytics, and shape voters' perceptions through marketing and advertising techniques. More than half of the $6 billion spent in the 2012 election went to consultants who controlled virtually every aspect of the campaigns, from polling, fundraising, and media to more novel techniques of social media and micro-targeting.

    Haven says: "confirmed some long held concerns"
  • Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick  | George Cotkin

    Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby-Dick 

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    • By George Cotkin
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    Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama - fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death - and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid listener. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both a guide to the novel and a record of its dazzling cultural train. It supplies easy-to-follow plot points for each of the novel's 135 sections before taking up a salient phrase, image, or idea in each for further exploration.

    Darryl says: "nice "log" of Moby influence with glaring error"
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