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  • How Women Decide

  • What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices
  • By: Therese Huston
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Narratives about decision making are often inadvertently tailored primarily to men. Meanwhile, narratives about women in business overlook decision making or offer advice that is unhelpful and can even backfire. How Women Decide fills this gap. It takes on the very real psychological and cultural obstacles women face, asks how these affect decision making, and suggests practical changes for approaching important choices.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Title not quite accurate

  • By Jeremy J. Reed on 08-03-18

Title not quite accurate

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Basically several points about how society sees women, what women are thinking, differences between men and women and the biases women face

There are a few insightful parts but not worth 10 hours to get there

Frequently ignores biases and stereotypes applied to men or that they cause just as much a divergence from the gender averages as the stereotypes and biases applied to women cause them to move in the opposite divergence from gender averages

This could have been a much better book with far more valuable content but about halfway through it just breaks down into women are victims and they have to "sell" themselves differently when negotiating... no never mind that everyone faces the same challenge in different light. ex. How would a meal and timid 120 lbs man be treated while asking for a raise from his 6'6" cross fitting boss? .... then much of the 'advice' given is no different than general advice for being successful that youd find in any self help book

I was really hoping for a better insight than just women dont speak up as often because the world isnt perfectly even in how it treats men and women because of thousands of years of social and biological evolution .... no shit?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,764
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,190

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How to focus on impact instead of risk

  • By E. Smakman on 05-03-13

Great read

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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: 04-06-18

Doesn't matter whether you are in the investment world or not... you need to read this book

  • What Works on Wall Street

  • A Guide to the Best-Performing Investment Strategies of All Time
  • By: James P. O'Shaughnessy
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

The consistently best-selling What Works on Wall Street explores the investment strategies that have provided the best returns over the past 50 years - and which are the top performers today. The third edition of this BusinessWeek and New York Times best seller contains more than 50 percent new material and is designed to help you reshape your investment strategies for both the postbubble market and the dramatically changed political landscape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, robust empirical evidence on an idea

  • By Jeremy J. Reed on 02-26-18

Finally, robust empirical evidence on an idea

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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: 02-26-18

As an investor, I've tried to remain open minded about different philosophies and methodologies, but it's hard to give an idea any time when it doesn't come with a firm foundation of research and testing.

While the strategies in this book are fairly simple and may not be as high-flying as some momentum traders might want, the concepts do provide a reasonable foundation for a low-effort method of systematically buying stocks which can "beat the market" on either the upside or downside, and sometimes both.

Good read, would recommend it among your investment collection.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Liar's Poker

  • Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,465
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820

It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s - never had so many 24-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged

  • By Richard on 09-03-11

What was the point?

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

Reviewed: 02-20-18

Really interesting story about someone's experience on Wall Street 30 years ago when the industry was a little different than it's modern form... but what's the point?

We've all heard Gordon Gecko say Greed is Good... not much new here so I don't get why this book had been so hyped

Good story though - if you have time and want to peak behind the old curtain, go for it

  • Trust Me, I'm Lying

  • Confessions of a Media Manipulator
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,566

"You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs—as much as any one person can."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trust me, it's worth the listen, and I'm not lying

  • By topsales21 on 09-10-12

What you should intuitively know, but still read

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

Author probably isn't the best narrator, but the content was good.

I loved the ending... here's how I manipulate the media and public... and I wrap up my book using those exact tactics on you. *Slow clap*

Worth adding to your list

  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich

  • By: Ramit Sethi
  • Narrated by: Ramit Sethi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,739
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301

At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance - banking, saving, budgeting, and investing - and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Behavioral approach to money sets this book apart

  • By Erica on 03-08-11

Good ideas, bad framework

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-18

The advice requires far too much effort for the average joe or even a motivated joe

  • Blue Ocean Strategy

  • How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
  • By: W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,715
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,708

In an audiobook that challenges everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed, not by battling their rivals for market share in the bloody "red ocean" of a shrinking profit pool, but by creating "blue oceans" of untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Get the actual book

  • By Robert Donoghue on 08-29-06

Great tool for free thinking growth

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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: 11-24-17

the basic premise is that most businesses are competing with one another for a limited amount of demand

it argues that you should try to think about expanding the demand for your product versus competing for the existing demand

the next book is a little bit more helpful in figuring out just how to do that

  • Set for Life

  • Dominate Life, Money, and the American Dream
  • By: Scott Trench
  • Narrated by: Scott Trench
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,868
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

Are you tied to a nine-to-five workweek? Do you work hard making someone else rich? Are you financially free - the sort of free that ensures you spend the best part of your day and week, and the best years of your life, doing what you want? Would you like to retire from wage-paying work within 10 years? Why not build and follow a plan that allows you to live the life of your dreams?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the audiobook, very insightful

  • By Aldo on 08-19-17

Good kick in the butt for the average Joe

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

Reviewed: 08-24-17

There are several great points in this book

I don't agree with everything, but I 100% recommend you read this book

This is one of those stones in the foundation of a good education around personal finance, behavior, and success

  • MONEY Master the Game

  • 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,398
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,138

Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than four million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him "super-human". Now for the first time - in his first book in two decades - he's turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tony robbins skeptic

  • By jeff rousseau on 02-18-15

Way too much fluff

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

Here's the basic content:
1. asset allocation, diversify
2. invest for long periods of time
3. all fees are bad, unless you pay Tonys firm
4. indexing is the only way to go, unless you buy annuities or structured notes from Tonys firm
5. here are a bunch of people who did none of that to get super rich, copy them in direct contradiction to the first half of this book

Best content was a reference to Ray Dalio' s website where he has a cool 30 minute explanation of how the global economy works

Definitely not worth $35

  • SPIN Selling

  • Situation Problem Implication Need-Payoff
  • By: Neil Rackham
  • Narrated by: Eli Woods
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847

Written by Neil Rackham, former president and founder of Huthwaite corporation, SPIN Selling is essential listening for anyone involved in selling or managing a sales force. Unquestionably the best-documented account of sales success ever collected and the result of the Huthwaite corporation's massive 12-year, $1-million dollar research into effective sales performance, this groundbreaking resource details the revolutionary SPIN (Situation, Problem, Implication, Need-payoff) strategy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lays it out visually. you don't need to take notes

  • By Kalia on 04-16-16

Definitely need to listen or read this book

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

Reviewed: 01-12-17

I am not a natural salesperson
I've been through a number of sales training courses through my career which all focused on your elevator pitch, your value proposition, etc. all of which are designed to cheerleader your awesomeness

this never really worked
you get showered with objections to which old training simply says handle objections

that never worked because if somebody doesn't want what your selling, no amount of linguistic gymnastics is going to over come it

this content really clicked

you need to find problems, go hunting for problems and then and only then can you move forward... but before you get too premature, you need to make sure the prospect sees the problem as big enough to spend time and money solving

then, the sale is a foregone conclusion

no stupid closing techniques

I would have like many more sample questions for each stage as I learn better through example, but I think I can put these concepts to work immediately