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Adnan Maddix

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  • 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

  • By: Tony Reinke
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158

When the smartphone was introduced, many of us quickly adopted it into our lives - too quickly to stop and think about the future costs we were unboxing along with the device. Now blessed with this revolutionary piece of handheld technology, we try to wield it with wisdom, fending off anxieties about how our digital habits impact our spiritual health. Drawing on the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies 12 potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Practical and challenging!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-17-17

This book should of said it was for christians

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-24-19

It was good book for 7mins but went on the religious route wasnt looking to be taught about christ and technology

  • Company of One

  • Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
  • By: Paul Jarvis
  • Narrated by: Paul Jarvis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241

Paul Jarvis left the corporate world when he realized that working in a high-pressure, high profile world was not his idea of success. In Company of One, Jarvis explains how you can find the right pathway to do the same, including planning how to set up your shop, determining your desired revenues, dealing with unexpected crises, keeping your key clients happy, and of course, doing all of this on your own. Company of One is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captures my biz philosophy and gives me guideposts

  • By Mira Krishnan on 01-21-19

Dont bother

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-19

Really disappointed, refered via a podcast dont waste your time listening. all he discusses are other peoples lives using basic formulas. Its more like a history book then any new ideas

  • Natives

  • Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
  • By: Akala
  • Narrated by: Akala
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 102

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting in parts, but definitely a mixed bag

  • By Lamont D on 09-19-18

Fantastic work

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-19

Masterpiece of our age. Great read and offers many answers to liberals and capitalist alike. thought provoking to say the least.

  • Simplify

  • How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed
  • By: Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

For the past 40 years, Richard Koch has wanted to uncover the simple, elemental, elegant and parsimonious principles that are needed to create great new businesses. To qualify, a principle must be so overwhelmingly powerful that anyone can reliably use it towards extraordinary results. Is there any principle that can tell you how to do that consistently and with a high chance of success?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simply insightful

  • By Victor on 10-07-18

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-19

This is my 2nd book with Richard, and i must say its poor. He just talks about stuff i learned in my 1st year in university. Just go through a text book its much more interesting.

  • Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,448

The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but

  • By Luke on 06-09-18

Worth a read

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-19

Short book, straight to the piont, some good pionts however ive heard alot of this stuff before. Will use some of the pionts for sure.

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  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,783
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,368

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Audio format still useful to get the gist of it

  • By Kazuhiko on 06-14-14

Mammoth Task.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-21-19

Gr8 book buying hard copy soni can study it in more detial. This should be the reading material of the new schools of thought.

  • Dark Commerce

  • How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future
  • By: Louise I. Shelley
  • Narrated by: Kate Harper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. In the past three decades, the most advanced forms of illicit trade have broken with all historical precedents and, as Dark Commerce tells, now operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. Author Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade and considers diverse ways of responding to this increasing challenge.  

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Best to just collate news articles

  • By Adnan Maddix on 02-24-19

Best to just collate news articles

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-19

I was impressed by this book at all.

it was just facts and figures, more like a report than anything i wouldnt waster your time.

Boring

  • Who Can You Trust?

  • How Technology Brought Us Together - and Why It Could Drive Us Apart
  • By: Rachel Botsman
  • Narrated by: Caroline Baum
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low, leading to a worldwide upsurge of anti-establishment movements. But this isn't the age of distrust - far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history. Millions exchange cryptocurrency online, or get in the cars of unknown Uber drivers. This is the age of distributed trust.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Its boring and you probably already know

  • By Adnan Maddix on 02-13-19

Its boring and you probably already know

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This feels like a autobiography of a tech billionaires. Only got to the second chapter and had to stop. Worst book ive started since David Ricardo Principles of Taxation..

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  • Why Nations Fail

  • The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
  • By: Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120

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

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-19

Depth, Well thought out conclusions coincides well with Splendid Exchange, Guns Germs and Steel and prisoners of Georgraphy. Would love more books lile this.

  • The Next 100 Years

  • A Forecast for the 21st Century
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 887

In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Take with a few grains of salt

  • By Ryan on 10-16-11

Worthwhile reading but not a must.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I was super excited to read this book however towards the end it became very much conjecture. It feels like George is obsessed with the US and he doesn't stop talking about them he makes out the US is inflamable. Seeing as this book was written in 2008 there are many things that haven't happened and look way of. Turkey are struggling with a broken Lira, Russia are certainly not a failing power and China are still in growth mode. I do agree with some of his points but he focuses too much on the G7 and doesn't talk about anyone else.

He also never took into account climate change and the environment which will cause massive devasation the world over I think if you're going to try and take on 100 year's in the future you should have multiple volumes not try and tackle everything on.

all in all 4/5