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Aaron Williams

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  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,718
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,498

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

  • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

they will be mad

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Reviewed: 06-21-18

but who cares hate is fuel for some and it is endlessly renewalable and easily found

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  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

  • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,351
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,243

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

  • By TMort on 06-07-17

that one ndt

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Reviewed: 12-13-17

NDT - Neal Degrassi Tyson

easy listen read well accessable book. I good listen for anyone.

  • White Rage

  • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
  • By: Carol Anderson
  • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 912
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 810

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye Opening

  • By John E on 01-29-17

good read

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Reviewed: 10-23-17

Quick and too through point with good historical data and unemotional facts to back up her points. Carol Anderson is the truth. The narrator also has a beautiful speaking voice.

  • Influence

  • Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,686

Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will change the way you see the world.

  • By Dubito Ergo Sum on 02-18-15

trick baby

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Reviewed: 10-06-17

trick baby, you know what it is. That mind and it's nonsense. woooo and wow. Everytime see it

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,934
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,925

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some good ideas, smart guy, not smart as HE thinks

  • By Philo on 12-24-12

yep, skin and yes don't be fooled.

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Reviewed: 08-18-17

This book will take 2 readings a year for several years plenty of principals to apply.

  • Flash Boys

  • A Wall Street Revolt
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,312

Michael Lewis returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely A Worthwhile Learning Experience

  • By T DeMon Spencer on 07-14-15

ready to get pissed read this

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Reviewed: 08-07-17

This book will temper your day trader riches dreams and make your hate people telling you to get a good education a good job pay your bills on time ect. We where lied to.

  • 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 495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

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

insane

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-05-17

Narrator good, has that wealth voice.

This book will make you hate any schooling. It will make you look at people who you grew up with and say you where lied to and you spread that lie.

Makes you think even if you do 2% of what these guys did you could help your family and change your life.

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