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    • The Big Store

    • Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears
    • By: Donald Katz
    • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland, Donald Katz - introduction
    • Length: 30 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In 1972, Sears, Roebuck, and Co. was America's greatest store, accounting for over 1 percent of the gross national product. Suddenly, profits plummeted and the stock price collapsed. Sears was at civil war and in need of a new leader. In 1978, Edward R. Telling became the Sears chairman, and by 1984 Sears was back on top, bigger than ever. Telling turned things around so dramatically it seemed like a miracle. But the resurrection of Sears as a great American merchant was no miracle, but the result of the power, vision, and will of strong leadership.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an interesting history

    • By Kathleen Freeland on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

    • Incerto, Book 2
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. 

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Made to Stick

    • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even Better The Second Time

    • By Jeremy on 09-05-09

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Creature from Jekyll Island

    • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
    • By: G. Edward Griffin
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926

    This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

    • By Stephen on 08-31-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Stealing Fire

    • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    • By: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,625
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,612

    The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing. Not what it promises to be.

    • By R8r on 03-18-17
    • How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
    • By: Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 02-21-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,128 ratings

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Power of Broke

    • How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
    • By: Daymond John, Daniel Paisner
    • Narrated by: Daymond John, Sway Calloway
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,145

    Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC's Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically and market your ideas more imaginatively.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for those who need inspiration.

    • By ddsharper on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

    • By: Chris Anderson
    • Narrated by: Chris Anderson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,241
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,741
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,733

    The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Life After Google

    • The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy
    • By: George Gilder
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    You can say goodbye to today's Internet, New York Times best-selling author George Gilder says. Soon the current model of aggregated free content populated with "value-subtracted" advertising will die a natural deat. In Life After Google, Gilder takes listeners on a brilliant, rocketing journey into the very near-future, into an Internet with a new "bitcoin-bitgold" transaction layer that will replace spam with seamless micro-payments and provide an all-new standard for global money. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but a lot of inside baseball

    • By R.J. on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Harvard Business Review

    • The Tests of a Leader
    • By: Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    This issue includes four complete articles, all on the theme of this month's issue: leadership. In "Becoming the Boss", Linda Hill offers some tips from common mistakes first time managers make. In "Firing Back", Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Andrew Ward talk to leaders about their career disasters and how they bounced back.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Scale

    • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
    • By: Geoffrey West
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 695
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 606

    Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and clear enough for a lib arts major

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-29-17
    • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
    • By: Geoffrey West
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 695 ratings

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Big Short

    • Inside the Doomsday Machine
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jesse Boggs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,732

    Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of My Favorite Analysis

    • By Michael on 11-21-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Four

    • The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
    • By: Scott Galloway
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,336
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323

    Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Smart and well written!

    • By Joe Walsh on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Misbehaving

    • The Making of Behavioral Economics
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,370
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,818
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783

    Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a lot smarter than I was before

    • By Barrie Bramley on 10-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Prediction Machines

    • The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure what I was expecting, but underwhelmed

    • By WJ Brown, Audible Customer on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Innovator's Dilemma

    • When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
    • By: Clayton M. Christensen
    • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic best seller - one of the most influential business books of all time - innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right - yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This book is best read, not heard

    • By Andrea Rudert on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Padre Rico, Padre Pobre [Rich Dad, Poor Dad]

    • Qué les enseñan los ricos a sus hijos acerca del dinero. ¡que los pobres y la clase media no!
    • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
    • Narrated by: Jesús Flores Jaimes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,137
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      5 out of 5 stars 961
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      5 out of 5 stars 960

    El libro #1 de finanzas personales.Con un estilo claro y ameno. este libro te pondrá en el camino directo al éxito financiero y así lograrás que el dinero trabaje para ti.Padre rico Padre pobre es el bestseller que revolucionó la forma de entender las finanzas personales. El autor y conferencista Robert Kiyosaki desarrolló una perspectiva económica única a partir de la exposición que tuvo a dos influencias: su propio padre. altamente educado pero muy inestable y el padre multimillonario.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simplemente de lo mejor, lo recomiendo mucho..

    • By Anita's on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $15.11

    • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,239
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,224

    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audio format still useful to get the gist of it

    • By Kazuhiko on 06-14-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Thinking in Systems

    • A Primer
    • By: Donella H. Meadows
    • Narrated by: Tia Rider Sorensen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international best seller, Limits to Growth - the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet - Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect intro into system thinking

    • By Anonymous User on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • ¡Sálvese quien pueda! [Every Man for Himself!]

    • By: Andrés Oppenheimer
    • Narrated by: Andrés Oppenheimer, Noé Velázquez
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      5 out of 5 stars 63

    Con una prosa vibrante y lúcida, Andrés Oppenheimer encara un fenómeno que transformará radicalmente la sociedad: es probable que, en las próximas dos décadas, casi la mitad de los trabajos sea reemplazada por computadoras con inteligencia artificial. Abogados, contadores, médicos, comunicadores, vendedores, banqueros, maestros, obreros, restauranteros, analistas, choferes, meseros, trabajadores y estudiantes... tiemblen o prepárense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelente presentación del futuro, muchas gracias.

    • By Antonio M Velazquez on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $16.06

    • Black Edge

    • Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    • By: Sheelah Kolhatkar
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 974
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 973

    The rise over the last two decades of a powerful new class of billionaire financiers marks a singular shift in the American economic and political landscape. Their vast reserves of concentrated wealth have allowed a small group of big winners to write their own rules of capitalism and public policy. How did we get here? Through meticulous reporting and powerful storytelling, New Yorker staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar shows how Steve Cohen became one of the richest and most influential figures in finance—and what happened when the Justice Department put him in its crosshairs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent story, if at times redundant

    • By Christopher Wesdock on 05-01-17
    • Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
    • By: Sheelah Kolhatkar
    • Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 03-28-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,095 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

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