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  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,645

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Informative, mature but not original or essential

  • By Jason Comely on 02-19-13

Elementary

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

Reviewed: 07-20-16

What would have made The Lean Startup better?

More substance for advanced entrepreneurs. This is like the Lean Startup guide for college kids who don't have any work experience.

Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Ries again?

I would give it a shot...but after he first few hours, I'd decide whether to move on.

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

NO

What character would you cut from The Lean Startup?

The author

  • The Most Important Thing

  • Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor
  • By: Howard Marks
  • Narrated by: John FitzGibbon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 961
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 948

Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • making good decisions - terriffic

  • By Steven on 03-09-13

Five Star Book, two Star Audiobook

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

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Most Important Thing to be better than the print version?

No, not at all. The narrater is a great speaker. But he sounds like Kramer on the Seinfeld commercial where he was imitating the MoviePhone guy. It's not entirely his fault. I've watched hours of interviews with Howard Mark's and he tells his stories so great, with a great Queens accent. This is one of the greatest investing books ever written, but the way it's read widdle's it down to absolute boredom.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Most Important Thing?

Mark's adages...which are funner and more memorable to hear from Mark's himself.

Any additional comments?

The print version of this is amazing. All of his video interviews are absolutely entertaining and insightful. I may keep this just because it's a great book and the information is valuable to me.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Manual of Ideas

  • The Proven Framework for Finding the Best Value Investments
  • By: John Mihaljevic
  • Narrated by: Mark Moseley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 179

Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscriber list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication's managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent text on Value Investing

  • By Rajat K Bose on 04-02-17

Very Comprehensive

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

Reviewed: 03-09-14

What did you love best about The Manual of Ideas?

I love that is gave a thorough scope of value investing. Lots of information on investment styles, investors and strategy.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love
    
    
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    Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    956 ratings
    Overall 3.4
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love

  • By: Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 956
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 810
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 804

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking audiobook, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many best-selling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships - until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Very illustrative.

  • By Grace on 02-18-13

You must be attached

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

Reviewed: 02-17-13

Any additional comments?

I got this book free on Valentines Day. Thought it would be an interesting read to enhance my relationship. Only got past introduction and start of first chapter. Reads like a college supplement textbook. You must have attachment disorder to appreciate this.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Series 7 & Series 63 Test Prep
    
    
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    Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    96 ratings
    Overall 3.5
  • Series 7 & Series 63 Test Prep

  • By: Boston Institute of Finance
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 26

This comprehensive audiobook offers you the knowledge and strategies to prepare for the 6-hour NASD Series 7 licensing examination. Passing the exam qualifies a person to be registered as a General Securities Representative. This registration qualifies a candidate for the solicitation, purchase, and/or sale of all securities products, including corporate securities, municipal securities, municipal fund securities, options, direct participation programs, investment company products, and variable contracts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Guide to Understanding

  • By Stan on 04-04-05

The Reader is Funny

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

Reviewed: 08-04-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it is a different perspective. I have listed to kaplan videos and audio. This is just another perspective. He says that after listening to options on this recording that I will have an understanding of them...but I think I am more confused. All around it is worth the purchase and another weapon in your arsenal of passing the 7.

Did the narrator do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

He is a character

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Only if it was starring Kevin Spacey or Michael Douglas

Any additional comments?

Worth the purchase. Listen to it and focus on it while exercising or driving. Take notes to really absorb the material, especially in options section. This should add a few percentage points to my score.