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  • Mein Kampf: The Ford Translation

  • By: Adolf Hitler, Michael Ford (translator)
  • Narrated by: James Smith
  • Length: 27 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 863

For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy to understand, truly complete and uncensored edition of Mein Kampf has been released which reveals more than any past translation. This is also the first translation available in an English language audio format. Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, and made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning in other parts of the book.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying Pop-Ups

  • By margot on 10-20-13

EYE OPENING

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Reviewed: 03-03-19

You dont have to agree with Hitler's views in order to learn from them and see the systematic constructs of society from a different, zoomed out, perspective. I think of this book as a course in "Defense Against the Dark Arts", which is applicable now more than ever.

...see what happens when you replace the term "Jew" with "Zionist Extremeist" or "The Masonic Banking Rulers"...

  • Startup Boards

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors
  • By: Mahendra Ramsinghani, Brad Feld
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
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    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

Let's face it, as founders and entrepreneurs, you have a lot on your plate - getting to your minimum viable product, developing customer interaction, hiring team members, and managing the accounts/books. Sooner or later, you have a board of directors, three to five (or even seven) Type A personalities who seek your attention and at times will tell you what to do. While you might be hesitant to form a board, establishing an objective outside group is essential for startups.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Ehhh... Wouldn't recommend to non-amateurs...

  • By Race To Pinnacle on 12-21-18

Ehhh... Wouldn't recommend to non-amateurs...

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-18

This book was a little redundant and covered information that is somewhat intuitive if you have well developed social/ communication skills.

I would recommend reading, "Venture Deals: Be Smarter than your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist", instead.

  • Venture Deals, Third Edition

  • Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
  • By: Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
  • Narrated by: Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Venture Deals provides entrepreneurs and start-up owners with a definitive reference for understanding venture capital funding. More than an overview of the process, this book delves into the details of the term sheet, the players, the negotiations, the legalities, and more, including what not to do. This new third edition has been updated to reflect the new realities of today's intricate start-up environment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Also recommend signing up for their free course online

  • By Susan on 11-08-17

Great Overview of VCs!

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

This book was a great introduction to the world of venture capital. I am an entrepreneur looking to raise funds through venture capital for the first time and the book was very insightful on what to expect and tips on what VC's are looking for from entrepreneurs.

  • Exponential Organizations

  • New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It)
  • By: Salim Ismail, Yuri van Geest, Michael S. Malone, and others
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,062
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company - the Exponential Organization - that has revolutionized how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a revelation

  • By A. Yoshida on 01-24-16

A must read for corporate leaders

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Reviewed: 11-26-18

Exponential Organizations is a must read for corporate leaders wanting to keep up with innovation-rates.

  • The Book of Satoshi

  • The Collected Writings of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto, 1st Edition
  • By: Phil Champagne
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Murphy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The Book of Satoshi, the collected writings of Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of the bitcoin. The foreword was written by Jeff Berwick.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great historic read that'll teach the blockchain

  • By Peter Hanson on 05-19-16

The Evolution of P2P Value Transfering

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Reviewed: 11-13-18

This information dense book gives a great overview of why Bitcoin was established and the culture that Bitcoin was incubated in. The book provides insight into the character of Satoshi Nakamoto by covering his collaboration with the Bitcoin development team from start to finish. Bitcoin created a world wide paradigm shift that will inevitably reach all corners of our world and will eventually effect EVERYONE. Bitcoin is probably here to stay, but the concept of the blockchain cannot be revoked. Any idea whose time has come will always reach fruition.

  • Cypherpunks

  • Freedom and the Future of the Internet
  • By: Julian Assange
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Cypherpunks are activists who advocate the widespread use of strong cryptography (writing in code) as a route to progressive change. Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of and visionary behind WikiLeaks, has been a leading voice in the cypherpunk movement since its inception in the 1980s. Now, Assange brings together a small group of cutting-edge thinkers and activists from the front line of the battle for cyber-space to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Tyler on 06-13-13

Time to Open Your 👀

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Reviewed: 10-15-18

I thought the content and examples of the author and contributors of the book were great. However, it was very one sided and I would have appreciated more citations. The overall story and lessons taught in the book are very eye opening to readers who are unaware of the extent of "personal and private" data collection at all levels of society. Data is the currency of the future. Current economic currencies hold no intrinsic value, other than the trust and security in financial institutions. They are no longer backed by physical assets. Data is knowledge and [applied] knowledge is power. Money (the medium of transfering value) is also [economic] power.

  • The Business Blockchain

  • Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology
  • By: William Mougayar, Vitalik Buterin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Average

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-11-17

Great Book for Applying to Business

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Reviewed: 01-10-18

Straight forward and concise about how to apply blockchain technology to a new or existing business and how to prepare for the next wave of innovation.

  • Many Lives, Many Masters

  • The True Story of a Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy
  • By: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Narrated by: Brian L. Weiss M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,484

Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't get the abridged version

  • By Julesles on 06-02-12

Quick Listen- Everlasting Change

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Reviewed: 10-02-17

This book was mind opening and the insights gained from listening will follow me for a long time. I'm very glad I took the time to listen.

  • Virtual Freedom

  • How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business
  • By: Chris Ducker
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Entrepreneurs often suffer from "superhero syndrome" - the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. They are not only the boss but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It's no wonder so many people give up the dream of starting a business - it's just too much for one person to handle. But outsourcing expert and "Virtual CEO" Chris Ducker knows how you can get the help you need with resources you can afford.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Read for Entrepreneurs

  • By David F. on 03-03-16

Must Read for Entrepreneurs

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Reviewed: 08-28-17

Just like Chris Ducker and a great deal of entrepreneurs I have suffered from "Superhero Syndrome". Chris does a great job of breaking down a business into manageable, virtual jobs, and training employees in a way that you can run the business and not be the business. Also, lots of helpful resources! This book can be benefitial for those who have no business experience and for those that own large companies. It's simple, but elegant in the delivering of valuable information.

  • Behind Every Good Decision

  • How Anyone Can Use Business Analytics to Turn Data into Profitable Insight
  • By: Piyanka Jain, Puneet Sharma
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

List the hottest buzzwords in business today and "analytics" is bound to come out near the top. But to most people, analytics implies complex tools and technical experts manipulating massive amounts and varieties of information (i.e.,"Big Data"). But complex Big Data analytics isn't the only game in town. And many people don't realize that a business doesn't need data scientists and complex tools to derive useful information and valuable benefits from any amount of raw data.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Useful straightforward up-to-date knowledge.

  • By Jo on 02-14-15

Clear and Applicable Data Analytics Overview

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Reviewed: 08-28-17

"Behind Every Good Decision" is very well structured eases business owners into the world of data analytics and data mining in a very manageable way. Throughout the book there are exercises and examples of using data in profitable ways by tying with already well established business principles. You can't manage what you can't measure and "Behind Every Good Decision" teaches you how to create an internal feedback loop to track and improve upon all areas of your business.