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D. Ryu

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  • Superforecasting

  • The Art and Science of Prediction
  • By: Philip Tetlock, Dan Gardner
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758

Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week's meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts' predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great for Experts

  • By Michael on 02-20-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

Great, analytical process to becoming a better predictor of future events. I'm looking forward to joining the good judgement project.

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  • A Novel Introduction to Corporate Finance

  • By: Jonathan Manley Godbey, Jason Mehl
  • Narrated by: David Baker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29

Many introductory Corporate Finance textbooks tout their engaging, real-world examples, but they often fail to hold students' interest. A Novel Introduction to Corporate Finance offers a unique, innovative, and refreshing contrast. Structured as a work of literary fiction, the book successfully uses a compelling narrative to tell the “story” of corporate finance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Are study sets available for audible listeners?

  • By D. Ryu on 08-25-15

Are study sets available for audible listeners?

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

What did you like best about A Novel Introduction to Corporate Finance? What did you like least?

I haven't finished the book but so far I'm enjoying it. It's a good story with interesting characters. The overall plot about a finance student being wrapped up in corporate intrigue was unexpected and so far I'm enjoying the narrative. The only problem I have - Is there a way for Audible Listeners to receive the study sets? I know with other finance or "how to" books, the authors often make PDFs available for things that are difficult to follow by listening - in this case, the formulas and 'hwk' problems.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Novel Introduction to Corporate Finance?

The authors do a good job of creating different, flawed characters.

Have you listened to any of David Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. But I'm enjoying the narration. (note: I listen at 1.5 speed)

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to A Novel Introduction to Corporate Finance?

Probably those who are just beginning. Basic terms like discount rate and time / value of money will probably be known by more advanced students. However, that's also why a pdf or companion is needed since the target reader should be those unfamiliar with these concepts and trying to hear the formulas is not a very efficient way to retain the information.

Any additional comments?

Please make the study sets available for your audible listeners.
Thanks.

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