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T. Plunk

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Machine World audiobook cover art

Good story... Getting inconsistent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-18

Good story... Getting inconsistent.
I still enjoy listening but a few things contradict this or other books

The Power of Noticing audiobook cover art

No magic formula but and interesting book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

The book mainly talks about why we don't notice with very little of the book telling you how to notice. I'd still recommend the book, but basically the book tell you what not to do to miss something. This is hard, but worth reading and practicing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Innovator's Dilemma audiobook cover art

An interesting perspective on innovation

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

If you work somewhere where you work or drive innovation, I would recommend reading this book. It has some interesting perspectives on when and what types of innovation are successful. It may taking some thought to apply this to your situation, but read it and see what you learn.

The Organized Mind audiobook cover art

A great book on how you mind & how to be organized

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-15

What did you love best about The Organized Mind?

The book explains how you mind tricks you and what you need to do to be organized. With this information I've been able to more effectively use organizational systems I was already familiar with and adapt them to my own traits.

What other book might you compare The Organized Mind to and why?

The closest book I've read was "Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills", but this focuses more on the effect of some of the same issues with thinking on science.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the author talks about how highly organized people organize their mail.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Organized Mind?

I have been able to organize my email more effectively using the principles in this book.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend anyone who's job revolves around email to read this book and most others.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Money. Wealth. Life Insurance. audiobook cover art
  • Money. Wealth. Life Insurance.
  • How the Wealthy Use Life Insurance as a Tax-Free Personal Bank to Supercharge Their Savings
  • By: Jake Thompson
  • Narrated by: Alan Caudle

Pure sophistry. Look elsewhere

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-15

Nothing really useful. I'm not talking about the subject just the book.
Leaves out critical information you need to execute the method.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Distress Investing audiobook cover art

Great book intended for the professional investor

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-13

What did you love best about Distress Investing?

Detailed textbook like book on distressed investing.

Would you ever listen to anything by Martin J. Whitman and Fernando Diz again?

Yes.

What three words best describe Pete Larkin’s performance?

College lecture like

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Professional distressed investing.

Any additional comments?

Great book, love the perspective.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Get Rich with Options: Four Winning Strategies Straight from the Exchange Floor, 2nd Edition audiobook cover art
  • Get Rich with Options: Four Winning Strategies Straight from the Exchange Floor, 2nd Edition
  • By: Lee Lowell
  • Narrated by: John Haag

"Rich" may be an exageration, but make money, yes

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-13

I liked this book. Very practical guide to options. Does a decent job of explaining the risks.

Don't jump into options if you are a gambler. I think options can be a good addition to your portfolio.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Rich Dad's Advisors audiobook cover art
  • Rich Dad's Advisors
  • The ABC's of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now
  • By: Ken McElroy
  • Narrated by: Dave Mellow

Could have been shorter

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-13

What made the experience of listening to Rich Dad's Advisors the most enjoyable?

Very practical guide to property management.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, take you time to understand this book.

Any additional comments?

The first few chapters give the best advice. Many chapters are about money management, which as the treasurer dealing with a property manager I dealt with much of that. Your experience therefore will probably vary.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit From It audiobook cover art

The boom is the author hitting you in the head

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-13

What disappointed you about Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and How You Can Profit From It?

The author spent a large amount of time citing facts, but not enough time convincing me that actually prove the hypothesis. I felt like I was being pelted with facts.

What was most disappointing about Jeffrey A. Hirsch and Barry Ritholtz ’s story?

The actual story was only a small part of the book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Robin Miller’s performances?

Maybe, I felt the voice was chosen to give credibility to the story. If anything, to me it was a distraction.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time with this book. If you do, read the last few chapters where he state his conclusion, before you read the beginning chapters where he is trying to prove it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

The Little Book That Saves Your Assets audiobook cover art
  • The Little Book That Saves Your Assets
  • How the Rich Stay Wealthy in Up and Down Markets
  • By: David Darst
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt

Don't expect miracles

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-13

What did you like best about The Little Book That Saves Your Assets? What did you like least?

There was very little practical advice, but a lot of theoretical advice.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The little book of Main Street Money

Have you listened to any of Sean Pratt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was The Little Book That Saves Your Assets worth the listening time?

Barely, but I don't regret listening to it.

Any additional comments?

If you want something you can directly apply, look somewhere else. If you are looking for all the financial education you can find, I think this is worth the read. The title suggests that it take the concepts of the wealthy and applies it to those of us with smaller portfolios. I found it does the former, but not the latter.