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  • The New Case for Gold

  • By: James Rickards
  • Narrated by: James Rickards
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 583
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 515
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506

James Rickards is the most visible, vocal, and intelligent proponent for the gold standard today, and his unwavering stance on gold's value has drawn him hordes of lifelong fans. In The New Case for Gold, Rickards explains why gold is one of the safest assets for investors in times of political instability and market volatility and how every investor should look to add gold to his or her portfolio.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Masterpiece by James Rickards

  • By Andrew J. Santucci on 04-07-16

unbelievable

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Reviewed: 12-14-18

This is the second book this week I have listened to by James Richards and his writing and way of explaining complex concepts is fantastic. I can't wait to dive into more of his work.

  • The Digital Banking Revolution

  • How Financial Technology Companies Are Rapidly Transforming the Traditional Retail Banking Industry Through Disruptive Innovation
  • By: Luigi Wewege
  • Narrated by: Jim Cassidy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Over the past decade financial service innovations have contributed to a completely new way in which customers can bank, threatening the status quo of traditional retail banks, and redefining a banking model which has been in place for generations. These new technological advancements have facilitated the rapid emergence of digital banking firms and FinTech companies, leading to established banks being forced to swiftly increase their pace of digital adoption.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly entertaining listen

  • By Nigel on 03-14-17

Fantastic book about the changes that must be made

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Reviewed: 11-14-18

The author gives a good history of the banking world, from the origins of banking to modern day. Then explains the technology that is coming into play today and why things are changing. He finishes the book with some strong words of warning to banks who are not innovating fast enough and prophesies what will happen if they refuse to move forwards.


Great read

  • Narconomics

  • How to Run a Drug Cartel
  • By: Tom Wainwright
  • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477

What drug lords learned from big business. How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NARCONOMICS

  • By CHET YARBROUGH on 05-18-16

Fantastic read, well impressed!

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Reviewed: 07-07-18

I really enjoyed this, the author makes some very interesting arguments for legislation of drugs that I never thought of. All though I don't take drugs myself the libertarian in me always just said leave people alone and let them do what they want. Now I have a number of new reasons why it should be legalised

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,428
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,629
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,460

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

So good I am actually surprised

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Reviewed: 05-26-18

I read a ridiculous amount of business books every year, I was not expecting this one to be as good as it is. I'm going to reread another time just for fun. Well done Chris