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Robert J. King

WOODWAY, TX, United States
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  • The Quants

  • How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
  • By: Scott Patterson
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532

In March 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with ­million-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, king of the credit-default swap.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • perhaps the best book on the Quants

  • By D. Littman on 04-14-10

Very good telling about quants

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17


Really good story telling to understand the history of the quants and the impact they have had

  • America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

  • By: Edward T. O'Donnell, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Edward T. O'Donnell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371

America stands at a dramatic crossroads: Massive corporations wield disturbing power. The huge income gap between the one percent and the other 99 percent grows wider. Astounding new technologies are changing American lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great course by Professor O'Donnell

  • By Quaker on 06-17-15

Very Thorough

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

Reviewed: 01-29-17

Would you consider the audio edition of America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era to be better than the print version?

Did not read the print version

What does Professor Edward T. O'Donnell, PhD bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Did not read the book

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. There was too much information to digest in one setting.

Any additional comments?

Great audio book. Cover that period in the US from A to Z. Author was very knowledgeable.

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  • The Ideal Team Player

  • How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable
  • By: Patrick M. Lencioni
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle's company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lot of talk about a simple concept

  • By Andrea on 09-05-16

Good info about team formation

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

Reviewed: 01-14-17

It was very good and informative. Would recommend the book. The story helps illustrate the concepts.