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  • King Icahn

  • The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist
  • By: Mark Stevens
  • Narrated by: Mark Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 200

In this dramatic portrait of legendary and, until now, secretive financier Carl Icahn, best-selling business writer Mark Stevens takes us behind the scenes of some of the biggest deals in U.S. corporate history. A fascinating tale with a cast of characters that includes Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, T. Boone Pickens, Dennis Levine, and most of the other key players of the '70s and '80s takeover era, King Icahn is the first biography of the business buccaneer who changed the course of corporate America.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deal focused

  • By Joseph on 04-09-15

for investors

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

Reviewed: 09-27-12

What made the experience of listening to King Icahn the most enjoyable?

I think it a very interesting read for people in finance, especially in active asset management, also shows that a person with a strong will cal shape his world

  • The 80/20 Principle

  • By: Richard Koch
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211

Learn the secret of success by achieving more with less. Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life. Richard Koch is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor. His 80/20 Principle - that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organizations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, but it worth the time

  • By Jan on 04-25-10

long, very long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-10

I wish the book was shorter, 20/80 rule would should be applied in book-writing as well.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Predictably Irrational

  • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
  • By: Dan Ariely
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,949

In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched, well written, & well read

  • By Stephen on 03-18-08

great info for pricing / marketing people

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-09

those who thought long how to price own products, now have a great reference book. it helped me with pricing decisions

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Good Soldier Svejk

  • By: Jaroslav Hasek
  • Narrated by: David Horovitch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

A soldier in the First World War who never actually sees any combat, Josef Svejk is the awkward protagonist - and none of the other characters can quite decide whether his bumbling efforts to get to the front are genuine or not. Often portrayed as one of the first anti-war novels, Hasek's classic satire is a tour-de-force of modernist writing, influencing later writers such as Hemingway, Faulkner and Joseph Heller.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Too abridged

  • By igoriokas on 07-25-10

comedy clasics

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-09

It is one of the best comedy books ever written.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful