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  • A Man for All Markets

  • From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
  • By: Edward O. Thorp, Nassim Nicholas Taleb - foreword
  • Narrated by: Edward O. Thorp
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life of a genius

  • By Oleksiy Volovik on 05-08-17

Author is full of himself

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

He had a typical middle class childhood but trying to portrait as if he had the worst most impoverished one. And always boasting about his intelligence. Someone else should have written this story or at least performed it. It’s very irritating to hear someone praise himself for hours together.

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  • More Money Than God

  • Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
  • By: Sebastian Mallaby
  • Narrated by: Alan Nebelthau
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 563
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425

The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007–2009.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Valiant effort but lacking analytic horsepower...

  • By ND on 01-10-11

Must listen to anyone interested in stock markets

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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: 03-08-18

Its more like several individual stories of hedge funds sewn in together. Very informative, a lot can be learnt.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Algorithms to Live By

  • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Brian Christian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,676
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,599

All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such problems for decades.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How do you prioritize when everything is top priority? I have an answer now.

  • By Megan Carr on 01-31-18

Must read for all

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

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Already computer scientists have invented the wheel why to do it again? Save some personal computational power and read this book.

  • Titan

  • The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 35 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,899
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,892

Titan is the first full-length biography based on unrestricted access to Rockefeller’s exceptionally rich trove of papers. A landmark publication full of startling revelations, the book indelibly alters our image of this most enigmatic capitalist. Born the son of a flamboyant, bigamous snake-oil salesman and a pious, straitlaced mother, Rockefeller rose from rustic origins to become the world’s richest man by creating America’s most powerful and feared monopoly, Standard Oil. Branded "the Octopus" by legions of muckrakers, the trust refined and marketed nearly 90 percent of the oil produced in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He makes Bill Gates look like a Pauper!

  • By Rick on 11-04-13

Amazingly detailed

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

I lived with Rockefeller for last 15 days, I must say he was the pioneer of 20th century business.