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  • Utopia for Realists

  • How We Can Build the Ideal World
  • By: Rutger Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 267
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    5 out of 5 stars 233
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    5 out of 5 stars 229

Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history and beyond the traditional left-right divides as he champions ideas whose time has come.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Kerrie M James on 10-12-17

There is HOPE

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

Thank you, Prof. Bragman. There are many people out there who truly wants to eradicate child poverty and are fighting for universal income. Your book will arouse more interests and followers.

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  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

  • By: Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan, Jack Schwager (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all - his fortune, his reputation, and his job - in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly Good

  • By Scott Morris on 11-08-14

A Trader's Guide on how to control his/her ego

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Reviewed: 08-29-18

Thank you Tim Ferris for publishing this book. Thank you Nassim Taleb for recommending this book.

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  • At the Devil's Table

  • The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel
  • By: William Rempel
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 311
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma—a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling

  • By Lee Chemel on 07-05-11

A must read for all NARCOS fans

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Reviewed: 10-02-17

Well written, researched based account of what happened during the peak of drug cartels in Columbia . I'm glad to know a peace loving geek saved so many lives in the end.

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  • The Tao of Seneca

  • Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1
  • By: Seneca presented by Tim Ferriss Audio
  • Narrated by: John A. Robinson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

The Tao of Seneca (volumes 1-3) is an introduction to Stoic philosophy through the words of Seneca. If you study Seneca, you'll be in good company. He was popular with the educated elite of the Greco-Roman Empire, but Thomas Jefferson also had Seneca on his bedside table. Thought leaders in Silicon Valley tout the benefits of Stoicism, and NFL management, coaches, and players alike - from teams such as the Patriots and Seahawks - have embraced it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting voice actor but

  • By Jason on 01-27-16

I'm a wee bit nice now as a human being

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Reviewed: 06-06-17

I'm not kidding. After listening to the philosophies of Seneca, I feel I can now socially interact way better. I love his views about serenity, respect and even death.
I love how Jonathan reads. Very clear and entertaining. It feels like I'm watching a play.

  • Saying Good-Bye to Your Prostate

  • A Decidedly Outside-the-Box Journal on How to Beat Prostate Cancer and Laugh While Doing It
  • By: Jamie MacKenzie
  • Narrated by: Jamie MacKenzie
  • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

What could possibly be funny about prostate cancer and prostate-removal surgery? Almost everything, it turns out - if you let it be. Jamie MacKenzie, walks men and their loved ones through all of the serious steps before them - from PSA numbers rising to determining whether to have a biopsy, from diagnosis to pre-op, from surgery to recovery - all while not only telling readers what to expect, but also showing them how to mine the inherent humor that will unexpectedly and mercifully accompany the fear.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun read for a prostatectomy survivor

  • By Race Easy on 07-23-17

Read this first before Dr. Patrick Walsh's book

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Reviewed: 04-19-17

Would you listen to Saying Good-Bye to Your Prostate again? Why?

Why? You ask. I just have couple of reasons; simpler to understand, funny as heck and full of great pointers. Highly recommended reading. I'm not even kidding you.

  • Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer

  • By: Michael Korda
  • Narrated by: Michael Korda
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

In the autumn of 1994, Michael Korda was diagnosed as having prostate cancer. For several years, he had been examined, tested, and medicated, always with the assurance that everything was all right - until it wasn't. But the discovery of the actual cancer was only the beginning of his ordeal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good insight for both men and their wives.

  • By Niki on 03-28-15

Great Resource

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Reviewed: 04-19-17

What did you love best about Man to Man: Surviving Prostate Cancer?

Author wrote a very real and sincere experience on how to deal with Prostate Cancer. I love his advice and highly recommend it to wives.

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  • Alibaba

  • The House That Jack Ma Built
  • By: Duncan Clark
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,306
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,015
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,006

In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strange: Best part of story happens "off-screen"

  • By Tristan on 09-02-16

Inspiring for Immigrants w/ Entrepreneurial Minds

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Reviewed: 01-26-17

I'm now more of a fan of Jack Ma. I like his philosophical views. I'm so inspired and energized now. I'm also a fan of Masayoshi San. I aspire to be like them.

  • The Power of Habit

  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,016

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice! A guide on how to change

  • By Mehra on 04-22-12

Exactly what I need for a little push

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Reviewed: 11-28-16

The pointers are very helpful. I will apply what I've learned to my everyday life. I need to stop drinking alcohol everyday just for leisure, this book is helping me reach that goal.

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,296
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,664

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good info just not suited for audio

  • By Colin on 03-17-15

Difference b/w 4ever Poor & New Rich Mentality

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Reviewed: 01-20-16

Where does The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Forever poor mentality always find an excuse not to try new things. They will always find a reason why new unconventional solutions won't work for them to alleviate their current condition.New Rich mentality will always find ways how to improve their financial condition. They are always hungry for solutions and not scared to try out new ideas. Tim Ferris gave me quite few ideas I can test myself. He's not the only self help guru out there. There are so many of them out there but he's truly one of the BEST! Thank you sir! THANK YOU! GraceUS immigrant (9 years and counting) & government employee (6 years & counting down). l already made my first .5 million in assets and savings. I want to be a multimillionaire and travel overseas whenever I want someday.

What other book might you compare The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated) to and why?

1. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins2. I will teach you how to be Rich by Ramit Sethi3. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

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