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    • Platform Revolution

    • How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You
    • By: Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary
    • Narrated by: James Foster
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber - these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive.

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    • By Jason Close on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Imprudent King

    • A New Life of Philip II
    • By: Geoffrey Parker
    • Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Philip II is not only the most famous king in Spanish history, but one of the most famous monarchs in English history: the man who married Mary Tudor and later launched the Spanish Armada against her sister Elizabeth I. This compelling biography of the most powerful European monarch of his day begins with his conception (1526) and ends with his ascent to Paradise (1603), two occurrences surprisingly well documented by contemporaries. Eminent historian Geoffrey Parker draws on four decades of research on Philip as well as a recent, extraordinary archival discovery - a trove of 3,000 documents in vaults in New York City....

    Regular price: $24.49