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Scottsdale, AZ United States
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  • The Voice of the Rising Generation

  • Family Wealth and Wisdom
  • By: James E. Hughes, Keith Whitaker, Susan Massenzio
  • Narrated by: Paul L. Coffey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The Voice of the Rising Generation speaks directly to those who find themselves living in that silence, the so-called "next generation". Great wealth or a family business can act like a "black hole", sapping the dreams and aspirations of future generations who feel that they can never measure up to the fortune's founder.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a tremendously long monologue for me

  • By Marc on 07-17-18

a tremendously long monologue for me

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

Reviewed: 07-17-18

I did not find this information to useful for myself. Others might find the section introspection valuable.

  • Family Wealth

  • Keeping It In the Family, How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual and Financial Assets for Generations
  • By: James E. Hughes Jr.
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

This is the landmark book that changed the way exceptional families think about their heritage, their wealth, and their legacy to future generations - now revised and expanded. Charles W. Collier, Senior Philanthropic Adviser at Harvard University, hails this as, "A masterpiece. No one is more astute than Jay Hughes about the topics of family wealth and family life."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • interesting but improbable path 2 generational $

  • By Marc on 05-22-18

interesting but improbable path 2 generational $

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

Reviewed: 05-22-18

this book is an interesting outline of a possible way to retain a family's wealth across many generations. I do not believe that in 2018, that the structure of this book is plausible. It does not mean it is not with merit,. it simply means that the ideas must be brought into a vantage point of the current society, in time , culture, and geography.

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  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Eureka Books
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself chronicles the spiritual journey an individual can take to explore consciousness, achieve enlightenment, and enjoy a happier and more fulfilled life. Listeners are encouraged to delve into the relationships they have formed with themselves, others, and the world around them. This companion to The Untethered Soul includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and more much more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is not the book. Very good though!

  • By Keri Smith on 01-18-16

6 hrs summarized in 30 min.

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Based on this review I will now get the book and spend the six hours.

it will be interesting to see after I listen to the book , and then read listen to the summary, how well this summary lines up.

  • The Art of War

  • The Strategy of Sun Tzu
  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Mike Borris
  • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 805
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 713

This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled "The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo", a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise change

  • By Kwinsee on 07-23-12

Short but deadly sefioys.

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

Reviewed: 03-28-18

this book is a classic studied by All American Military universities and academies. The advice given on all manner of warfare is short succinct and specific. one need not be an actual military combat to use the principles of sun Tzu

  • The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition

  • A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
  • By: Bob Burg, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Bob Burg, John David Mann
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,005
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,644
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,633

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees sim­ply as the Chairman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By Bill Busch on 02-26-16

blessed are the givers, for they shall receive.

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

I better go give her for a long time. By reading the story I think many of the things that I've done right and I've also seen things that I can improve on. I look forward to practicing these five principles in order to sharpen my saw a little more.

  • The Givers

  • Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
  • By: David Callahan
  • Narrated by: Ryan Gesell
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan charts the rise of these new power players and the ways they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence. He shows how this elite works behind the scenes on education, the environment, science, LGBT rights, and many other issues - with deep impact on government policy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • being charitable isn't as easy as you would think

  • By Marc on 09-07-17

being charitable isn't as easy as you would think

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

I've learned many things in this book. Great wealth can dictate great changes. Great wealth philanthropy can also elicit push back and anger. By feeding billions of charitable dollars to the institutions of today, it appears that we get the same results that we have today. If we would like new results we're going to have to find new ideas and different types of institutions.

At the heart of the great inequalities lies the difference between what the lowest worker earns and what the highest workers earn. The highest workers in some companies earn tens of thousands times the lowest workers in the very same company . When five people in the United States have as much wealth as the bottom 45% of this country, a perfect recipe for great social discord and unrest is generated. This disparity brings hunger, pain, suffering, crime, distrust and a sense of hopelessness in 99% of Americans. When you don't have the wealth and financial reserves two create a prosperous home life for your family, this leads to desperation in the family which in turn leads to nowhere good for the entire Society.