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  • Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom

  • By: Van K. Tharp, D.R. Barton, Steve Sjuggerud
  • Narrated by: John Lescault
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom shows you how to know in 30 seconds whether you should be in or out of the market. The authors show you how great investors avoid mistakes, and win big. With Van Tharp's legendary risk-control techniques, learn how the world's most profitable investors reduce their risk and leave their wealth-generating potential unlimited, and how you can too.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Avoid !!!

  • By Tehzeeb on 12-13-06

Avoid !!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-13-06

This books starts off with the premise of teaching novices the fundamentals of finance to gain financial independence.
Yes, it degenerates into quick-rich schemes mainly by short-term stock trading and real-estate using overly-simplistic techniques that have no credibility of working in real life with taxes, transaction costs and opportunity costs accounted for.
The authors tout their seminars, books and newletters ... something that always disgusts and offends me.
The promise of gaining financial indpendence in as little as 6 months is unfounded and unsubstantiated.
Avoid this book get better ones such as:
- Richest Man in Babylon
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- The Zurich Axioms

30 of 41 people found this review helpful

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 441

Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a best-selling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting listen

  • By Z on 08-10-05

Good topic ... excruciatingly long discourse

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-05

The fundamental premise of the book (i.e. small things make a big difference) is sound and interesting. However, what detracts from the value of the book is the endless analogies and digressions to prove this fundamental premise. The book could have easily been 1/2 the size and not missed the point. Nevertheless well written and well read by the author.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blink

  • The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,297
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,978
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,948

In his landmark best seller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant, in the blink of an eye, that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting read with contradictory messages

  • By Danny on 04-21-05

Good topic ... excruciatingly long discourse

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-05

As has been mentioned earlier, the fundamental premise of the book (i.e. first imperessions matter) is sound and interesting. However, what detracts from the value of the book is the endless analogies and digressions to prove this fundamental premise. The book could have easily been 1/4th the size and not missed the point. Nevertheless well written and well read by the author.

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Creating Your Authentic Career

  • By: Barbara Moses
  • Narrated by: Barbara Moses
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

If you've been working longer hours than ever...wanting a career that brings you greater fulfillment and meaning at the end of the day...and just need some expert guidance - here's the savvy, real-world course you need to begin Creating Your Authentic Career.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Old wine new bottles

  • By Tehzeeb on 11-11-04

Old wine new bottles

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-04

While all the information presented here is correct and relevant, there is nothing new here. If you have read other career books then you will already be familiar with all the concepts that the author talk about. Nothing insightful and life-changing. If you are really serious about career change, read the perenial classic on career and job hunting - 'What Color Is Your Parachute' by Richard Nelson Bolles. Listen to this book only if you are a novice at career change and development.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Success Journey

  • By: John C. Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John C. Maxwell
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Do you have a strategy for success? Let Dr. John C. Maxwell, one of the top thinkers and equippers in the area of personal and corporate leadership development start you on a journey toward living your dreams.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Old wine, new bottle ....

  • By Tehzeeb on 09-17-04

Old wine, new bottle ....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-04

Has some good points, hence, the 3 stars. Too much self glorification and share of personal stories that don't really add to what is being preached. Too many over-used and tired quotes; some good ones too. Looks like someone who has read a lot of material on leadership and personal development and then just rehashed these ideas once again like so many books do these days. There are better books out there. Try 'The Magic of Thinking Big'.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • True Balance

  • By: Sonia Choquette Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Sonia Choquette
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Overscheduled? Overworked? Overwhelmed? Now you can regain your balance in body, mind, and spirit with clear, accessible remedies that can help anyone who feels as though their life and psyche are ready to fly apart at the seams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent guide to chakras and life!

  • By Linda on 03-16-04

Get this only of you believe in Chakras

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-03

Another western author's attempt to superficially package profound eastern philosophy for the western masses. Idealistic and feel goody. Only for those who believe in alternative philosophy such as Chakras. Interesting concept. Don't know how much I will be able to use in real life.

4 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Work that Matters

  • By: Mark Albion
  • Narrated by: Mark Albion
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Taught with intelligence, humor, and many true accounts of those who found meaningful livelihood, Finding Work that Matters is required listening for anyone ready to leave behind a job - and discover the fulfillment of making a difference in the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • No concrete examples

  • By Captain Amazing! on 01-07-05

Old wine, new bottle

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-03

I have read and heard several books and audio programs over the years. The ideas presented here are sound. However, there is no original material here. Most of the one liners and stories, I had heard before. The author seems to have just rehashed some well established ideas, put his own spin on them and presented them in an appetising form. I honestly did not learn one new thing here, just a reiteration of old ideas. Try ' The Magic of Thinking Big'. Its more original and profound than this work. Also I hate ex-yuppie authors extol their own virtues about how they gave up the good life and are now dedicated to the service of mankind. I am afraid, I would not recommend this work for the price.

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  • Dreams into Action

  • The 2 Day Seminar
  • By: Milton Katselas
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

Get ready to take charge of your life. Renowned director, teacher, and author Milton Katselas...

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ziglar's bad immitation

  • By Rastislav Kulich on 04-26-03

Awful! Skip this one!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-03

The entire production is awful! The contents are all over the place. Sometimes I do not know what the narrator is getting at. The speech quality is awful and parts of it are unintelligable. Very dissatisfied with this purchase. There are far better books with better content and audio quality than this one. Give this a miss!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful