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  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,554

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

  • By Peter on 03-05-10

Enlightening and amazing history

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Reviewed: 06-26-18

The misperception propagated through popular culture regarding Genghis Khan and he Mongols is incredible and a shame. Not only due to the fact that we’ve fabricated a history, but that in doing so, we’ve denied ourselves the opportunity to better understand our past and present.
Amazing book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Todesurteil

  • Sneijder & Nemez 2
  • By: Andreas Gruber
  • Narrated by: Achim Buch
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

In Wien verschwindet die zehnjährige Clara. Ein Jahr später taucht sie völlig verstört an einem nahen Waldrand wieder auf. Ihr gesamter Rücken ist mit Motiven aus Dantes "Inferno" tätowiert - und sie spricht kein Wort. Indessen nimmt der niederländische Profiler Maarten S. Sneijder an der Akademie des BKA für hochbegabten Nachwuchs mit seinen Studenten ungelöste Mordfälle durch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great pick!

  • By Eva M. on 05-15-15

Wonderfully read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-16

Not only did I enjoy the story, I enjoyed and appreciated the reader's wonderful and clear personification of the different characters.

  • 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 1,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

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

Thought provoking and challenging

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

Although this book is thought provoking and challenges readers to think about what, how, why and who will affect any business and industry, The fact that it is so absolute regarding it's hypothesis is a bit unnerving.
Regardless, the book is worthwhile and I would recommend it to anyone interested in beginning to understand how organizations may change in the near future and what to do about it.

  • History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach

  • By: The Great Courses, Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,807
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,614

Military history often highlights successes and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but there is so much that can be gleaned from considering failures. Study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took - or didn't take - a particular path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hindsight Bias?

  • By Charles Grayson on 07-11-16

Learn from history so you may not repeat it.

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

The lectures provide a good insight into many moments in military history that allow to simultaneously learn about historical events and also about strategy and human nature.
I've enjoyed it and recommend it.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,475
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,401

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

  • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

Great insights into how we think.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-11-15

The book provides a simple (considering the complexity of the mind) structure and framework for understanding how our mind works.
I enjoyed it greatly.

  • 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 2,578
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,193

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

Valuable historical knowledge

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Reviewed: 07-24-15

Regardless of whether you agree or not (I don't) with any or all of the fundamental theory supported by Piketty, the book provides a very interesting view and understanding of the history of capital and its growth, development and transformation.