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Publisher's Summary

What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives but secret deals made by people you've never heard of?

This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world and revolutionising everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy and the drugs we take to stay well.

These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses and in luxury cars, each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.

©2017 Jacques Peretti (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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An excellent read

This content of this book is mind blowing. Well researched and excellently laid out. What lets this Audible Vernon down is the insistence on using different voices to speak as the people quoted was incredibly off putting. The accents were so bad and fake that the completely distracted from the message.

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  • John Hodgson
  • 12-11-17

I couldn't stop listening

This is like a business version of 'Sapiens' and 'Homo deus'. A must read for anyone.

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  • Matthew Wood
  • 01-07-18

increadibly well researched and enlightening

A very interesting run down of how the world is changing around us. Negatives are that the author's political leanings shine through quite often, the accents for interviews are quite gimmicky and you can get lost in the sheer amount of detail put in to this. All that aside, a great book and in need of a re-listen.

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  • M G.
  • 01-06-18

Oh dear...

Cliches and contradictions run rampant in this book, which wrongly claims to be based on fact and reveal dark capitalist conspiracies and collaborations. It can at best be described as a thought provoking polemic. Please read with caution!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-18

Thought provoking read.

Listened to this on Audible. Found it fascinatining but so much information had to replay a few times.
Definitely a good read for anyone interested in how decisions are made, backed up with facts not conspiracy theories.
Five stars!

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  • Perry Hutchison
  • 12-11-17

Excellent stuff business.

A very informative and easy listening eye opener into the shady side of government and big business.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-28-17

Sneaky governments.

Loved it. Cant believe how they hide things from us to ensure they personally look after themselves.

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  • Brendan
  • 11-23-17

Highly recommended

Wow! This is a hard book to not listen to in one go. Packed with insightful and well researched information that really does make you see things very differently. Well read and an easy listen despite covering a range of subjects.

Highly recommend for all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-13-17

Brilliant book!!

Very insightful and hard not to listen to it all the way through in one go!!