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  • The New Rules of War

  • Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder
  • By: Sean McFate
  • Narrated by: Joe Knezevich
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

An urgent, fascinating exploration of warfare - past, present, and future - and what we must do if we want to win today from an 82nd Airborne veteran, former private military contractor, and professor of war studies at the National Defense University. Some of these principles are ancient, others are new, but all will permanently shape war now and in the future. By following them, McFate argues, we can prevail. But if we do not, terrorists, rogue states, and others who do not fight conventionally will succeed - and rule the world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Move this to the top of your reading list!

  • By David Novak on 04-02-19

I Loved This

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Reviewed: 03-27-19

Reminiscent of Robert Greene books on strategy and warfare with contemporary and nuanced examples today. Almost a prediction of the future. I will be listening again.

  • Dollars and Sense

  • How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
  • By: Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853

Exploring a wide range of everyday topics - from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales - Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This financial literacy book is different--and funny!

  • By Susan K Donley on 11-09-17

Great Book!

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Reviewed: 03-13-19

I've read other books from Dan Ariely. I rank this one as being on par with the others. His "voice" and humor makes much of the challenging concepts easy to digest. Highly recommend.

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,620
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,581

In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sociology for the masses.

  • By Dean on 10-28-10

A Classic

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Reviewed: 02-13-19

I now understand why this book is held in high regard. Currently reading the authors books in chronological order. This is said to be the best and hard to top indeed.

  • The Art of Invisibility

  • The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
  • By: Kevin Mitnick
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913

Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumers' identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge - and he teaches you "the art of invisibility".

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Limited value for the average person

  • By James C on 10-14-17

Informative

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

If you're a fan of the TV show Mr. Robot, some of the things the author describes will come to life. Seems to be a very thorough piece.

  • Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant

  • Guide to Financial Freedom
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,191

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Repeat

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-11-15

A General Guide

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Reviewed: 01-29-19

I found the book to be very practical. It's always the author's style to be conversational. Very much appreciated due to the subject matter.

  • The Wisdom of Your Cells

  • How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
  • By: Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Bruce H. Lipton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915

In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterpiece

  • By Alexandre on 10-24-08

Interesting indeed...

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Reviewed: 01-27-19

The merging of the spiritual with the scientific. Pleasantly surprised. Great concepts. I will definitely revisit this book.

  • How to Speak Money

  • What the Money People Say - and What It Really Means
  • By: John Lanchester
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 216

How to Speak Money reveals how the language of money is often a tool to conceal and mislead; he explains hundreds of common economic terms, from GDP to the IMF, amortization to securitization to collateralized debt obligation; and he argues that we all need to speak money lest those who do write the financial rules for themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Broker! I hardly hedged her.

  • By James on 03-02-15

Not bad at all...

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Reviewed: 01-22-19

I picked this book with no expectations as it was a suggestion from another book I had already enjoyed. I very much appreciated the conversational approach. So much meaning is lost in an attempt to hide that meaning. This book helps to open the veil.

  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,334
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,545
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,376

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Wow

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Reviewed: 01-20-19

I came in with no expectations but this book was so much better than I thought it would be. I will definitely return to it to maximize the skills learned within.

  • Pryor Convictions

  • And Other Life Sentences
  • By: Richard Pryor
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183

Richard Pryor journeys from his childhood in a family that worked in whore-houses and bars, through to his years in Hollywood - the money, the women, the drugs - and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful and painful

  • By Fritz E. Mason on 04-19-18

Grateful for this book...

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Reviewed: 12-12-18

I love the nuances of comedy and I revere Richard Pryor. This was a great look into the soul of a man who embodied the statement "true comedy comes from pain". I am grateful and almost honored to find a copy of this and to hear the authors voice through the performance.

  • The Book on Managing Rental Properties

  • A Proven System for Finding, Screening, and Managing Tenants with Fewer Headaches and Maximum Profits
  • By: Brandon R. Turner, Heather C. Turner
  • Narrated by: Brandon Turner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,102
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    5 out of 5 stars 966
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 950

No matter how great you are at finding good rental property deals, you could lose everything if you don't manage your properties correctly! But being a landlord doesn't have to mean middle-of-the-night phone calls, costly evictions, or daily frustrations with ungrateful tenants. Being a landlord can actually be fun - if you do it right. That's why Brandon and Heather Turner put together this comprehensive book that will change the way you think of being a landlord forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Volume of Awesome Information

  • By Ossie Moore on 07-29-16

Straightforward, full of useful tips.

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Reviewed: 12-05-18

Very good analogies and stories to back up tips and principles. I look forward to implementing said knowledge.