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Emilio Grande

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  • Poorly Made in China

  • An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game
  • By: Paul Midler
  • Narrated by: Paul Midler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

It was a world gone wrong, one in which manufacturers thought little of manipulating product quality levels in order to save the smallest amounts, where savvy foreign business leaders were made to feel in control while they were taken for a ride by their partners, where entire manufacturing facilities sometimes vanished right into thin air... Welcome to Poorly Made in China!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating look at what "Made in China" means

  • By Praetor on 12-03-11

Unusual book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

Interesting account from a person on the ground. It helped me understand the current situation both in the economic and military sense.

  • Made for His Pleasure

  • By: Alistair Begg
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Pleasing God is not a matter of personal choice, but an imperative that must be taken seriously. In a world of self, we must give way to the priority of God if we want to experience His joy.In the popular book, Alistair identifies 10 benchmarks from Scripture that will prove invaluable as you seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. His clear, personal message will challenge and revitalize your faith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!!

  • By Joe/Marisol Lindstrom on 12-27-14

Great book from a great preacher and pastor

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This book is counterculture and a wake up call. Based on the Bible and looking forward to shepherd in the love of Christ, that should move the intentions of our heart.

  • The Four

  • The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
  • By: Scott Galloway
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Smart and well written!

  • By Joe Walsh on 10-16-17

Analytical and insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-17

While you won’t agree with everything the author says, or his approach, is a great eye opener. Some people won’t even stop to ponder the why’s or the how’s, but for the alert minds out there this is a great polemic book for your enjoyment.

  • Work Rules!

  • Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
  • By: Laszlo Bock
  • Narrated by: Laszlo Bock
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,717
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of Work Rules!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multifaceted

  • By jeremiah on 04-07-15

After the memo published today on 8/7/2017 you have to take a second look into this

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

After the memo published today on 8/7/2017 you have to take a second look into this. People's Operations seems overrated even by the internal googlers perception.

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  • The Checklist Manifesto

  • How to Get Things Right
  • By: Atul Gawande
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,510

We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies - neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting!

  • By Tad Davis on 01-11-10

Checklist yourself for more productive life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-16

I would recommend this book to the people like me who think they are creative enough to be able to bypass the need to organize themselves.

  • Praying the Bible

  • By: Donald S. Whitney
  • Narrated by: Donald S. Whitney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 169

All Christians know they should pray, but sometimes it's hard to know how - especially if the minutes start to drag, and our minds start to wander. Offering listeners hope, encouragement, and the practical advice they're looking for, this concise book by professor Donald Whitney outlines a simple, time-tested method that can help transform our prayer lives: praying the words of the Bible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Book To Read For Prayer!

  • By Sara Laigaard on 08-23-15

Put salt on your prayer life

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

This book comes from a professor at one of my Alma Maters - the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the writer of a book on the disciplines of the Christian life and the author of many papers on the matter.
Reminds me of the lectio+meditatio+oration method practiced still by many. This is on the other hand a down-to-earth and more accessible approach.
I pray others find this book useful for their personal and corporate prayer life.

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