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Brad R Elledge

Frisco, TX
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  • The Masters CIA Thriller Series

  • Box Set, Books 1 - 3
  • By: Helen Hanson
  • Narrated by: Patrick Nolan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Clint finds love to last a lifetime in Beth, who is recovering from kidney failure. When she blows off their date, Clint suspects she's been kidnapped, and without routine dialysis, Beth won't survive. While Clint tries to find her, the CIA investigates a computer system breach. Someone launched an unauthorized mission. Was it terrorists? Or someone more sinister?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • painful - Thank God it's over

  • By diane on 12-31-17

What a ride!

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

Reviewed: 03-23-18

I’m a dedicated non-fiction guy, rarely a novel do I read. Haven’t read one since doing the whole Lonesome Dove series five years ago. Having met Helen recently, I decided why not take a break from business, history, and economics and try one of her books? I was joyously rewarded for my detour. Clever character development, tech world credibility, gripping plot lines, the immediacy of current events....I was hooked and charged through the thee book series in two weeks. Truly a thrilling ride through high tech, espionage, and the labyrinth of Washington’s National security/intelligence/crime bureaucracies. Looking forward to more trips to imagination station with Helen in her other books.

  • The Globalization Paradox

  • Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
  • By: Dani Rodrik
  • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64

In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik’s case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today’s global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A remarkable perspective

  • By Brad R Elledge on 02-11-18

A remarkable perspective

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

I got the book because my son had just finished a class with Professor Rodrik at Harvard. I teach an intro ECON class for high schoolers so have a few opinions on the topic. He provides a sweeping view of economic history and insights into current economic trends that I hadn’t heard before...he’s like that clear contrary voice wafting our of the cacophony of economic opinion. And he provides reasoned solution options for the world economic order to move forward. Actually gives you hope we could narrow the gap and bring the least advantages nations along.

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  • Snap Selling

  • Speed Up Sales and Win More Business with Today's Frazzled Customers
  • By: Jill Konrath
  • Narrated by: Jill Konrath
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Selling is tougher than ever before. Potential customers are under extreme pressure to do more with less money, less time, and fewer resources, and they're wary of anyone who tries to get them to buy or change anything. Under such extreme conditions, yesterday's sales strategies no longer work. Sales strategist Jill Konrath tells you how to overcome obstacles, get more appointments, speed up decisions, and win sales with today's short-fused, frazzled customers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK sales book with some good take aways

  • By Glenn on 05-22-11

Think like a business person not a sales person

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

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Jill hits the nail on the head about crazy busy prospects. Great book to help you start thinking differently and more productively. Especially like her personal accounts of sales failures & successes.

  • Shaken

  • Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms
  • By: Tim Tebow
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169

In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season. In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he's learned along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational and authentic

  • By Mark on 12-05-16

Life's GOOD even when it disappoints.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

Tim doesn't break any new ground with this book, but it has many good stories about folks who got dealt a very tough hand but they played it well, including Tim. And he reminds us that the burden is on each of us to take the unique gifts God has given each of us and deploy them for good and to bless others. A sweet, simply told, and refreshing story. We all need to be reminded of the basics. He does it well in Shaken.

  • The Man Who Knew

  • The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan
  • By: Sebastian Mallaby
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years - and the presidency, from Reagan to George W. Bush - in a whole new light.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • what about CFMA?

  • By Paul de Jong on 03-05-17

A boomer's guide to Economic history of the U.S. post WWII

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

Reviewed: 02-18-17

This was a fascinating book because at age 64, I lived through it all. The book brought you behind the scenes with all the players one remembers from past Presidential administrations and past economic crises. It's a well told and even handed look at a man who managed to navigate Washington across six Presidents... what a survivor. Gives you a great appreciation for the art in managing an economy and the hubris of the supposed Econ scientists. Read Lewis's "The Undoing Game" next if you want to finish the dethroning of classical Econ thinking.

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