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  • Factfulness

  • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awakening book

  • By Hassan on 04-13-18

A very informative and educative book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I have bought the book because of the author famous Ted talks. The truth of the matter is I have received far more fruits than just facts. The books explain a better way to avoid wrong heuristics

  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,011
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,467

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Lane on 01-31-18

A fruitful book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-18

He narrates as compelling as he debates worldwide.
The pieces of advice are simple but explained in several levels from the personal one to the political.

  • Scale

  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
  • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and clear enough for a lib arts major

  • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-29-17
  • Scale
  • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
  • By: Geoffrey West
  • Narrated by: Bruce Mann

A wonderful audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-17

I have missed a pdf with the graphics of the relationship mentioned. Just purchased the Kindle version

  • Behave

  • The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
  • By: Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 26 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

Why do we do the things we do? More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful, but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: He starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs and then hops back in time from there in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful

  • By Doug Hay on 07-27-17

Book is complete

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Reviewed: 11-01-17

The book is complete and the theme is complex.
Sometimes it is difficult to understand everything in an audiobook

  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • By: John Perkins
  • Narrated by: Tom Taylorson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,188
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191

The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy the first "confessions. .." buy this one

  • By Bill Redfield on 02-24-16

Too ambitious for its content

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-17

The book tells interesting anecdotal stories but it fails when try to give some lessons about them.

  • The Poets' Corner

  • The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
  • By: John Lithgow
  • Narrated by: Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You, JL

  • By Scot on 07-18-11

A true audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-03-17

Interesting commentaries and fantastic interpretations. Poetry is one of the best uses of audiobook. I finished the book far better than I have begun it

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,302
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,294

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

What a story it is.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-15-17

It is so fantastic that it is hard to believe in it. A company made with passion.

  • Who Gets What - And Why: The Hidden World of Matchmaking and Market Design

  • By: Alvin Roth
  • Narrated by: Robert Slade
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

How our lives are shaped not only by the choices we make, but by the choices we have. In many parts of life - jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the Internet - price is not the only determinant of who gets what. So how do the other processes that influence who gets which goods, jobs, university places and partners really work? In Who Gets What, Nobel Prize winning economist Alvin Roth uncovers the global rules of how markets allocate, how matchmaking shapes lives...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book about market dedign

  • By Eitan on 06-13-17

Great book about a great idea: markets

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-31-17

Well written, well narrated.
Explains very well markets, their functions and failures. How a market designer can improve it

  • Business Adventures

  • Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
  • By: John Brooks
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 794
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 677
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book

  • By Jason on 01-31-15

Dated

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

I was disappointed with the book. The histories are too old and in my view they aren't classical enough

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outsiders

  • Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
  • By: William N. Thorndike
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848

In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods striking for their consistency and relentless rationality that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these "outsiders" shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clear, structured presentation. Well narrated. Worth a listen!

  • By Anurag K. on 09-01-15

Great book

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Reviewed: 12-10-16

The pdf helps and very well narrated. Recommended
Chapter 11 and twelve are a great summary