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  • Friend and Foe

  • When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both
  • By: Adam D. Galinsky, Maurice E. Schweitzer
  • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 221

In Friend and Foe, researchers Galinsky and Schweitzer explain why this debate misses the mark. Rather than being hardwired to compete or cooperate, humans have evolved to do both. It is only by learning how to strike the right balance between these two forces that we can improve our long-term relationships and get more of what we want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unexpected

  • By Garron Rose on 01-05-16

Material gets a LONG way from the Title

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The authors spend a LOT of time talking about sociological characteristics with very little indication about how that relates to the subject. Want to know how many hierarchical levels there are in the military? In the Catholic Church? You'll know when you're done reading this. Interested in gender or racial biases? I listened to a little more than half way and finally switched to another book.

Has Friend and Foe turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you listen to another book narrated by Tom Perkins?

Yes

Did Friend and Foe inspire you to do anything?

No.

  • Liar's Poker

  • Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820

It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s - never had so many 24-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged

  • By Richard on 09-03-11

Classic Re Wall Street, too bad it's abridged

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

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Liar's Poker to be better than the print version?

No. I didn't notice that the audible version is abridged; and I wish I HAD noticed. I wouldn't have bought it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

Any additional comments?

I PREFER the author's voice, so that's a plus for me. As others have noted, the music is distracting, and I REALLY dislike that it's abridged. I wasn't looking for the Cliff Notes version!