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  • The One-Straw Revolution

  • An Introduction to Natural Farming
  • By: Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn
  • Narrated by: David Shih
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Call it "Zen and the Art of Farming" or a "Little Green Book", Masanobu Fukuoka's manifesto about farming, eating, and the limits of human knowledge presents a radical challenge to the global systems we rely on for our food. At the same time, it is a spiritual memoir of a man whose innovative system of cultivating the earth reflects a deep faith in the wholeness and balance of the natural world. As Wendell Berry writes in his preface, the book "is valuable to us because it is at once practical and philosophical."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fukuoka Hits a Home-Run.

  • By philip d henderson on 06-23-18

The Bible of gardening

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Reviewed: 06-23-18

Easily one of the best books I've ever read, I'll be re reading and gift g this for years.

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  • The Customer-Funded Business

  • Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash
  • By: John Mullins PhD
  • Narrated by: James Conlan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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    4 out of 5 stars 60

Who needs investors? More than two generations ago, the venture capital community - VCs, business angels, incubators and others - convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they've delivered to their investors and the astonishingly large companies that their ecosystem has created.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This book wants to be good

  • By Oliver Nielsen on 02-02-16

must have for lean startups

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Reviewed: 08-05-17

This is a monster book. A must read before wasting time and money. The case studies insight and validation was well worth the money.

  • On Tyranny

  • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
  • By: Timothy Snyder
  • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,698
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
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The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the 20th century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Required reading

  • By A. R. S. on 04-17-17

Wow, just what I needed!

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Reviewed: 05-07-17

I saw the one star reviews and almost missed this master work. This is the most factual, logical, and concise work on tyranny I've seen. As a mediator and conclflict resolution professional I can say these lessons apply on both a micro and macro scale. Listen, learn, and share.