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  • The Manual of Ideas

  • The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments
  • By: John Mihaljevic
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscriber list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication's managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent text on Value Investing

  • By Rajat K Bose on 04-02-17

Surprisingly Excellent Value Investing Read

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

Reviewed: 02-27-19

I hadn't really heard of this book, and didn't know what to expect. However, after reading, I'd say it's pretty close to The Intelligent Investor in regards to education on value investing. A truly great book! Highly recommended.

  • The Undercover Edge

  • Find Your Hidden Strengths, Learn to Adapt, and Build the Confidence to Win Life's Game
  • By: Derrick Levasseur
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In a televised social experiment before millions of viewers, police sergeant Derrick Levasseur demonstrated that techniques used by undercover detectives could help people achieve their goals in everyday social situations. The result: he walked away with more than half a million dollars. In The Undercover Edge, Derrick shares his personal mind-set surrounding human behavior and motivation. Even more than that, he provides easy yet groundbreaking tools acquired while overcoming personal adversity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A deep dive into understanding people

  • By David on 03-04-18

A deep dive into understanding people

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

What did you like best about this story?

he Undercover Edge was a pleasant surprise in many ways. I watched Derrick dominate Big Brother, and seemingly effortlessly control and navigate the house towards his end goal of winning. What I didn't know while watching was how deeply Derrick was using his background as an undercover policeman and deep understanding of people and their wiring as tools to aid in his domination of the house.

The Undercover Edge dives deeply into Derrick's background, and how he's used his undercover edge to better understand people. The book gives tips and advice for a deeper perspective into what is going on around you, noticing people and their expressions in a deeper fashion to better understand communication, and to take Derrick's background and training and use it in your everyday life, business, relationships, etc.

I didn't know if the book would be a reflection on Derrick's Big Brother win and early career. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the book was much more than that. It was a deep dive into psychology and better understanding people. I'd highly recommend this book for anyone interested in better interacting with people around them, including from a business and personal perspective.

Derrick was amazing in the Big Brother house, and he's an equally amazing author! Great read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! Read it twice back-to-back

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  • Moats

  • The Competitive Advantages of Buffett and Munger Businesses
  • By: Bud Labitan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey A. Hering
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

This may be the best business book that describes the competitive advantages of profitable businesses. Moats describes the nature of 70 selected businesses purchased by Buffett and Munger for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Moats is a very useful resource for investors, managers, and students of business. Since its subject matter has proven success, Moats may become a useful practical text in businesses schools around the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Shallow understanding

  • By av on 08-07-16

Audio Quality Horrific

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

Reviewed: 05-03-16

What disappointed you about Moats?

Overall, the book was just OK. Quite repetitive, and once you heard about 2-3 companies, everything was the same.

Biggest complaint though was the audio quality. It sounded like it was recorded in some guy's basement. COUNTLESS mispronunciations, and grammatical mistakes. The guy messed up so many times, it made it nearly impossible to listen. There were major errors and gaps in the audio where the reader made a mistake, but no one ever edited it out. By far the lowest quality audio I have ever heard on Audible.

  • Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

  • The Curious Quest That Solved Golf
  • By: Scott Gummer
  • Narrated by: Alan Robertson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15

The remarkable true story of a lone genius whose quest to unlock the science behind the perfect swing changed golf forever. In 1939, Homer Kelley played golf for the first time and scored 116. Frustrated, he did not play again for six months; when he did he carded a 77. Determined to understand why he was able to shave nearly 40 strokes off his score, Kelley spent three decades of trial and error to unlock the answer and to recapture that one wonderful day when golf was easy and enjoyable.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Biography, NOT a Golf Book

  • By David on 04-13-16

This is a Biography, NOT a Golf Book

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

Reviewed: 04-13-16

What was most disappointing about Scott Gummer’s story?

I should've read the title of the book and the reviews more closely, do not make the same mistake I did. This book is actually a biography of Homer Kelly, and his book the Golfing Machine. There is LITTLE TO NO MENTION OF A GOLF SWING, or golf coaching otherwise.

I had heard that this book was about perfecting a golf swing, etc., so I was interested to read to become educated on Kelly's philosophy on the golf swing. However, I didn't realize that this is not actually the book The Golfing Machine. This is a book ABOUT Homer Kelly, and his book. This book is in no way educational on a golf swing, or otherwise. In fact, you have to read 7 chapters of the book before it even mentions Kelly's philosophy on the actual golf swing.

Don't make the mistake I did. If you are looking for Homer Kelly's book on the golf swing, then get that book. This is Scott Grummer's BIOGRAPHY of Homer Kelly and his book.

Complete disappointment, and a waste of 7+ hours of my life. Don't buy this book unless you are looking for the biography of Homer Kelly.

I believe the title of the book is intentionally misleading to get you to purchase the book thinking you are buying Kelly's book... but you most certainly are NOT.

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