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  • Why Nations Fail

  • The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
  • By: Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,333
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pros and Cons of "Why Nations Fail"

  • By Joshua Kim on 05-01-12

Very Interesting

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Reviewed: 08-30-18

A very clear illustration of how governments determine the growth of their countries and how greed and corruption hurts the economy and people as a whole.

  • Bullies

  • How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans
  • By: Ben Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036

Ben Shapiro uncovers the simple strategy used by liberals and their friends in the media: bully the living hell out of conservatives. Play the race card, the class card, the sexism card. Use any and every means at your disposal to demonize your opposition - to shut them up. Then pretend that such bullying is justified because, after all, conservatives are the true bullies and need to be taught a lesson for their intolerance.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Damn near perfect

  • By David on 09-12-17

Enlightenment

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Reviewed: 08-11-18

As a centrist and former Democrat who left when they abandoned the peace loving and social good for all and allowed the alt-left be their mouthpiece. I didn't know where my party went, now I have an idea. Some things I disagree with but that is what is great, I can disagree.

  • Python Programming Professional Made Easy & C Programming Professional Made Easy (Volume 17)

  • By: Sam Key
  • Narrated by: Millian Quinteros
  • Length: 36 mins
  • Unabridged
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If you are having doubts learning the language, do not! C is actually easy to learn. Compared to C++, C is much simpler! You do not need to spend years to become a master of this language. Well start right here! Learn the coding necessary in less than a day, become profound and knowledgeable to move up the ladder to becoming a proficient programmer! It start right now and by the time you finish and implement the steps here, you will have learned everything there is to know in less than a day!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Awful

  • By C.Campbell on 06-21-17

Awful

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

waste of money and time. Don't bother it doesn't teach you anything you can't look up on YouTube for free

  • Conversation Tactics: Wittiness, Banter, Likability

  • Strategies to Command Social Situations, Book 3
  • By: Patrick King
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

Conversation Tactics, Book 3 focuses on the subtle and nuanced tactics that will allow you to command any social situation. I'll shine a light onto the secrets of those that can own a room, always have a witty reply, and are never caught without just the right thing to say. I want this book to arm you with definitive tactics, maneuvers, and replies to whatever comes your way in a conversation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • We think too much alike

  • By Lillianne on 01-24-17

Gives a lot of commonly missed social queues

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Reviewed: 05-06-17

Enjoyed the advice given in this book. I have several one uppers I would love to send it to.

  • Switch

  • How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
  • By: Dan Heath, Chip Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986

In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better Than Made to Stick

  • By Jeremy on 02-24-10

Quite a bit to think about

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Reviewed: 02-18-17

This book has a lot to mentally chew on for innovators. How do you inspire a herd mentality? Switch is a start. Great book.

  • Hug Your Haters

  • How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers
  • By: Jay Baer
  • Narrated by: Jay Baer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

Technology has evaporated the barriers of complaint. With smartphones and always-on Internet access, consumers complain more often and across more channels, many of them public. This requires a completely new system for instantly finding, evaluating, and addressing these complaints. Jay Baer and Edison Research conducted a landmark study of more than 2,000 consumers and found that not all complainers ("haters") are created equal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Business Owners Must Read

  • By TenBrookHQ on 10-18-18

Jay practices what he preachs

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Reviewed: 01-06-17

I really loved the humor and the insights of this book. Although written for business leaders his advice should be applied to personal social media sites as well.

Thanks for everything. Can't wait to read the next book by Mr. Baer.

  • All the Devils Are Here

  • The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis
  • By: Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 805
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By ecl on 11-19-10

Enlightenment

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Reviewed: 11-29-16

Couldn't stop listening. The depravity of Wall Street and the quid pro quo of the US Government knows no ends. They risked millions of people's money. How many suicides? Great book.

  • Linchpin

  • Are You Indispensable?
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,572
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,536
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe you missed the point...

  • By John on 09-01-11

Insightful

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Reviewed: 11-25-16

A lot of food for thought. Worth listening to multiple times.
This is a must read .

  • Make Every Second Count

  • Time Management Tips and Techniques for More Success With Less Stress
  • By: Robert Bly
  • Narrated by: Lee Strayer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    3 out of 5 stars 5
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 5

Make Every Second Count goes beyond the usual time-management books to bring you a broad range of strategies and tactics dozens of proven methods to get more done in less time. You ll discover how to maximize your time by setting priorities, create useful schedules, and overcome procrastination, how to boost your energy level and productivity with proper diet, exercise, and sleep.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By C.Campbell on 08-11-16

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Reviewed: 08-11-16

most recommendations were like "duh". waste of my time. Read something else less insulting. cc

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