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Manfred Collingsworth

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  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,880
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,509

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

Little too adulatory

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

I'm surprised the author could get his lips off of Bezos butt long enough to write most of this book. It's a good rosy colored biography and telling of the amazon story.

  • Value: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Finance

  • By: Tim Koller, McKinsey & Company Inc., Bill Huyett, and others
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

While you can find numerous books focused on the topic of corporate finance, few offer the type of information managers need to help them make important decisions day in and day out. Value explores the core of corporate finance without getting bogged down in numbers and is intended to give managers an accessible guide to both the foundations and applications of corporate finance. Filled with in-depth insights from experts, this reliable resource takes a much more qualitative approach to a lost art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good organizational understanding

  • By Gerald on 11-18-15

McKinsey is a scam

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-16

Why anyone at any level would pay McKinsey for anything baffles me. They are the masters of bullshit and saying nothing or the obvious, masking their nonsense with "our studies have shown" or some other academic sounding preamble to somehow convey that what they say has any value. Literally the biggest con going in corporate America. You are much better off buying a basic accounting and finance 101 book. I know of executives would engage McKinsey to write a reports recommending the actions the executive wanted taken, needed to show were "independently" prescribed by outside impartial third parties. Literally the firm is a scam and contributes nothing to management or finance but reducing shareholder earnings by parasitically draining precious cash flow into their coffers with their consulting fees.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Prop Trader's Chronicles

  • Short-Term Proprietary Trading Strategies for Both Bull and Bear Markets
  • By: Francis J. Chan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

Today's technology allows traders to make faster, more price-sensitive trades and to better read the flow of market information and transactions - opening the way to a wider variety of short-term trading strategies. The Prop Trader's Chronicles unveils these strategies and techniques, which have long been the province of proprietary trading firms and other professional stock traders. This reliable guide describes author Francis Chan's experience as a prop trader in an engaging narrative, but at the same time provides an in-depth explanation of strategies employed by proprietary traders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Informative

  • By s on 09-28-17

This guys is sooooo boring

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Kill me this had maybe 15 minutes of anything that was actually educational or interesting. I don't know if it's because he's Canadian or what but this man is the most boring man on earth

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130,930
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115,431

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I hated this book!

  • By nikki on 04-11-18

Entertaining but..

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

It was really entertaining and enthralling. This might actually be a compliment more than a criticism. I just found all the main protagonists to be so detestable and unsympathetic that it was hard to care what happened to any of them. I don't know if that's because they're meant to be so, or just because the author can't write a likable character into her story. They were all English after all so maybe my dumb American sentimentalities got in the way of appreciating the nuance here. Who knows. Still worth the purchase.

  • The Little Book of Trading

  • Trend Following Strategy for Big Winnings
  • By: Michael Covel
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Market fluctuation is nothing new, but there is a set of rules and philosophies you can rely on to get the market back on your side, regardless of whether times are good or bad. Drawing on author Michael Covel's own extensive experience in the trading world, as well as tips and insights gathered from some of the world's most successful traders, this book identifies the tools, concepts, psychologies, and philosophies that will keep your money growing—and safe—even when the next bubble bursts or the next crisis hits.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No meat

  • By william on 11-29-11

Do not buy this book it is garbage

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-16

This book is absolute garbage, it says nothing, it is full of half-baked and quarter baked idea is that if you actually listen to you will lose your shirt. This is just pure drivel that is put out there, That is full of half-truths and out right lies, and that is intended just to take your money under the guise of teaching you something. Please if you take nothing else from this review realize it's a waste of your time and money, they are books like market wizards, and reminiscences of the stock operator that you should get. Do not waste one second of your life on this POS

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • One Good Trade

  • Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading)
  • By: Mike Bellafiore
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

A proprietary trading firm consists of a group of professionals who trade the capital of the firm. Their income and livelihood is generated solely from their ability to take profits consistently out of the markets. The world of prop trading is mentally and emotionally challenging, but offers substantial rewards to the select few who can master this craft called trading.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This book is more of an advertisement for their services

  • By Manfred Collingsworth on 05-18-16

This book is more of an advertisement for their services

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

I actually looked up the authors company and read about what employees current and past had to say. Basically they said that he hasn't made money since the Internet boom, and the objective of the firm and this book is to sell their training courses and various other things they market. Well I don't think that's fair since there are some good insights in the book, it is clear that it is more an advertisement than anything else. In addition they keep talking about how much money they make and how great they are, and they don't mention that any trader who works for them basically has to put up a lot of their own money to participate 50-50 with the firm. I would be very suspect,I much prefer market wizards or reminiscences of the stock operator if you're really trying to learn how to trade.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Successful Investor

  • What 80 Million People Need to Know to Invest Profitably and Avoid Big Losses
  • By: William J. O'Neil
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

More than 80 million investors lost 50 to 80 percent of their savings in the recent stock market crash. Investor's Business Daily publisher William J. O'Neil, however, was one of the first to see, and warn investors about, the dangers inherent in what had been, up to that point, a historic bull market run. Those who followed his counsel were able to sidestep devastating losses and emerge with their sizable bull market profits largely intact.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Technicals

  • By Ty on 04-25-13

This is just an ad for his advisory and web

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

While he says some worthwhile things about risk management, most of the book is an advertisement for his newspaper and web businesses. it's extremely distasteful the disingenuous when he tells people that find out if your broker goes to Oneils seminars subscribes to his website, and subscribes to his newspaper, as criteria to use to know if he is in fact a good broker or not.. Also there's a lot of oversimplification here that maybe was effective in the 60s and 70s but doesn't by itself guarantee any kind of success in the world of dark pools and high frequency trading. There are better books out there that are more sincere in their advice and less an advertisement for the authors other seminars and publications.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Trading in the Zone

  • Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude
  • By: Mark Douglas
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,752
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

Maximizing the trader's state of mind is the key to successful results. Conflicts, contradictions, and paradoxes in thinking can spell disaster for even a highly motivated, astute and well-grounded trader. Mark Douglas, an industry consultant since 1982, sends the message that a "thinking strategy" will profoundly influence a trader's success rate. Douglas addresses five very specific issues to give traders the insight and understanding about themselves that will make them consistent winners in the market.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Your Edge and Consitency - The determining factors

  • By Bradley S. Lewitzke on 04-19-12

Helpful but flawed

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

Reviewed: 12-17-15

This is helpful and is very good about pointing out certain internal dialogues and perceptions which get traders into trouble. It also offers some helpful advice in terms of introspective techniques. Sadly the author has a bafflingly poor understanding of basic neurobiology and economics, and I don't understand how he could be an actual formally credentialed psychologist. There is a lot of loosey goosey theorizing going on without any substantiating evidence. Nevertheless he does help in identifying what most traders do wrong in terms of patterns of behavior so on that alone it's probably worth the read.

  • Hedge Fund Market Wizards

  • By: Jack D. Schwager
  • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 713
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

This audiobook provides fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders who consistently outperform the markets, in their own words. From best-selling author, investment expert, and Wall Street theoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from 15 traders who've consistently beaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a great trader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, giving readers rare insight into the trading philosophy and successful methods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in the hedge fund business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An indepth vew into Hedge Fund managers

  • By Jason on 08-27-12

Good but..

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

I liked the book and found it really insightful. The only frustrating part is some parts get a little too long winded and could be better if some editing were employed. The other very unfortunate part of the listening experience is the narrator is apparently a non-financial person, and so mispronounces some financial terms. I think somewhere in there someone would correct the narrator with regards to the correct way to pronounce "arbitrage". This is just one example that takes away from an otherwise amazing learning experience. I would recommend buying every market was a book out there because they really are uniquely brilliant.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Start a Medical Claims Billing Service

  • By: Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Narrated by: Michael Drew Shaw
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

In today's complicated health-care industry, doctors find themselves buried under a daily avalanche of insurance forms. As a result, many are turning to billing experts to handle their paperwork, which means an incredible moneymaking opportunity for you! Startup costs are minimal: All you need is a computer, printer, Internet connection, claims-billing software and, of course, this comprehensive guide!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Rip off

  • By Manfred Collingsworth on 07-14-15

Rip off

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-15

This is mostly filler offering such useless "smart tips" as use a card table or maybe a separate desk to set up your computer, and remember to have a good attitude in conducting your business, as the type of medical billing tutorial advice given. In addition more than half of this is justcopy pasted stuff from other entrepreneur magazine articles relating in general to accounting and marketing. I know this is how they make money just putting out the same thing over and over again but it's four hours that could've been done in 25 minutes in terms of actual information conveyed. In addition it is very annoying and hard to listen to because there's so little information and it is so stuffed with mindless filler. I am returning this book for a refund. I will never get my 4 1/2 hours back though

10 of 12 people found this review helpful