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Pete Njagi

Canada/Kenya
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  • Thinking in Bets

  • Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
  • By: Annie Duke
  • Narrated by: Annie Duke
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,422
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,404

In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a handing off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted, and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights on improving decision making

  • By Marcus Bircher on 02-09-18

One smart author. Book provides a well thought framework

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

Reviewed: 06-20-19

I really enjoyed the objective representations of decisions in this book! Very good except I wished for more examples especially more online sports and website betting examples. Still super superb

  • The Moment of Lift

  • How Empowering Women Changes the World
  • By: Melinda Gates
  • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,203
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,194

For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling audiobook, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal Book, Absolute Gem

  • By D. Sooley on 04-28-19

Super powerful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-19

A great framework presented on how to deal with extremely hard issues faced in both the developing and developed world. Great work!

  • The Simple Path to Wealth

  • Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
  • By: JL Collins
  • Narrated by: JL Collins, Peter Adeney
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,278

This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things - mostly about money and investing - she was not yet quite ready to hear. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!! Get a physical copy though.

  • By Chris Hogan on 04-08-18

The man knows what he is talking about

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I was born in 1993 in Kenya and my father a micro finance banker has been saying the same story. Avoid debt, live within your means and save half of your income but not invest the surplus. That’s a new one I’m personally checking out the Vanguard total world stock, global index ETF I best believe I’ll have FU money in a couple decades

  • The Power of Broke

  • How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
  • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
  • Narrated by: Daymond John, Sway Calloway
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,471

Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC's Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically and market your ideas more imaginatively.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Power book!

  • By Madalyn on 11-03-16

Strong message!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-23-19

The book gives clear strong examples on how money is no longer a factor for success or the startup of success. He gives multiple success stories exemplifying this message with stories about Ryan Deiss, Steve Aoki and other powerful social influencers. Very powerful message here!

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 107,493
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97,688
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 97,157

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unremarkable

  • By Lynn Kirk Hunter on 06-22-19

Really great story. But she fell off at the end with Trump

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Her life was interesting and inspiring in every imaginable way possible. Her early story and love sorry with Obama was interesting to say the least. The book really offers and interesting view on the internal happening of the Obama’s. The book also shows a different approach on how clever and different Barrack really is. She really fell off at the end, she was welcomed by the bushes and did not reciprocate to the Trumps. (Lost my respect at the end)

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  • The Accidental Billionaires

  • The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 375
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 378

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Infotainment, poorly written

  • By Charles E. Grant on 12-24-09

Great book. I remember when I first joined Facebook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

This book shows the background trials and tribulations that went behind the creation of the biggest social force of the internet. I still think this is the best way to create an internet company today

  • Call Me Ted

  • By: Ted Turner, Bill Burke
  • Narrated by: Ted Turner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Under-hyped

  • By loix on 12-21-08

Amazing story and amazing narration, it’s actually Ted Turner narrating the whole thing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Majority of the book , more than 87% of the book is actually Ted Turner reading aloud his childhood tales until he became a billionaire. It’s a brilliant tale, from multiple aspects of his life including his personal and business achievements. It’s a must read for entrepreneurs, for me personally I liked to hear how he created the Cartoon Network!

  • Get Your Sh*t Together

  • How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do
  • By: Sarah Knight
  • Narrated by: Sarah Knight
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,277

The no-f--ks-given, no-holds-barred guide to living your best life. Ever find yourself stuck at the office - or even just glued to the couch - when you really want to get out (for once), get to the gym (at last), and get started on that "someday" project you're always putting off? You need to Get Your Sh*t Together.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's a Blogpost. It's a 4 Hour Blogpost.

  • By Austin Fielding on 02-13-18

it's okay but it did help

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

her style of writing definatley gets some used to. Took a few off examples to get on her rhythm

  • How I Made Six Million Dollars in Three Years: And How You Can Too!

  • By: Barry Ellsworth
  • Narrated by: Barry Ellsworth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

In his new audiobook, Barry Ellsworth describes in detail each of the steps he took to create a company that has since grown into one of the largest ethanol producers in the world, and how in the process, he made six million dollars during the first three years of the company's existence. The process described in How I Made Six Million Dollars in Three Years can be applied to any field of endeavor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Precisely how to make money

  • By Ed F on 05-02-18

Actually inspired

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-18

I wanted to ensure I write a review of this book because it really does cover the main themes to help majority of us reach personal success. Whatever your personal success may be, this gives a good framework to help achieve it! Really pleasant listen!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful