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BERT J ANZINI III

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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,765
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,855
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,621

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

  • By LadyReadsAlot on 06-04-18

Entertaining and Enlightening

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Reviewed: 04-03-18

Great information presented in an engaging manner. Serious but fun as well. Thought provoking and perspective enhancing. My life is richer having read this book.

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  • The Thomas Sowell Reader

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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These selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of half a century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues. The sources range from Dr. Sowell’s letters, books, newspaper columns, and articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. The topics range from latetalking children to tax cuts for the rich, baseball, race, war, the role of judges, medical care, and the rhetoric of politicians.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book By The Smartest Guy in the Room

  • By Dave on 10-20-11

Great sampling of a great modern day philosopher

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Reviewed: 01-29-18

The variety was wonderful and the points made salient. Easy to listen to and such complex concepts explained in simplicity.

  • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

  • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,517
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,347

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book on Basic Economics

  • By DWR on 02-10-15

Should be required reading

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Reviewed: 12-19-17

Should be required reading for anyone ambitious enough to cast a vote in a free society.

  • The Strange Death of Europe

  • Immigration, Identity, Islam
  • By: Douglas Murray
  • Narrated by: Robert Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,299
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive alteration as a society and an eventual end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disturbing dystopian preview of tidal wave

  • By smarmer on 11-10-17

Thank you Europe for teaching us this lesson

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Reviewed: 09-29-17

Terrifying dose of reality. Compassion chokes out reason results in the death of cultures and nations. War without uniforms through migration, ideology, and birth rate. The author pointed out well that part of the problem is a society that is anti family or discourages a high birth rate by cost of living and lust for opulence.

  • The Vanishing American Adult

  • Our Coming-of-Age Crisis - and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
  • By: Ben Sasse
  • Narrated by: Ben Sasse
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108

In The Vanishing American Adult, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue - hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body - and explains how parents can encourage them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed this book, even as a socialist.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-08-17

Great Perspective! A Must Read for Parents.

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Reviewed: 09-20-17

Producing brings happiness, not consumerism. I really enjoyed the fantasy commencement speech the author imagined Teddy Roosevelt would give to the current generation.

  • The Collapse of Parenting

  • How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
  • By: Leonard Sax MD PhD
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
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In The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, an acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development, identifies a key problem plaguing American children, especially relative to other countries: the dramatic decline in young people's achievement and psychological health. The root of this problem, Sax contends, lies in the transfer of authority from parents to their children, a shift that has been occurring over the last 50 years and is now impossible to ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • solid advice

  • By ronda on 04-19-16

There's no manual on parenting but this helps!

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Reviewed: 01-30-17

Great points backed up by compelling examples and data. Sax explains how we ended up with snowflakes and safe zones coupled with general unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life.

  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

  • By: Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,946

In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School's graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness. Full of inspiration and wisdom, this book will help students, midcareer professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Common Sense, yet inspiring and eye-opening

  • By Benjamin W. on 01-27-14

Compass to Life

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Reviewed: 08-23-16

Great insight into business from the perspective of what really matters in life. Inspirational and informative!

  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,458
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Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, mature but not original or essential

  • By Jason Comely on 02-19-13

Great warnings of common but unseen pitfalls

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Reviewed: 08-01-16

I prefer audio books read by the author because, like this one, they place the emphasis in the right places to preserve the original intended meaning. As someone with extremely limited knowledge about entrepreneurship, this book was informative and provided great insight into common pitfalls that could not be anticipated but new entrepreneurs regardless of the sector or industry.