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    • Other People's Money

    • The Real Business of Finance
    • By: John Kay
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
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      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Grab a pillow

    • By Justin on 10-21-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Obliquity

    • Why our goals are best achieved indirectly
    • By: John Kay
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      3 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    A leading economist charts the indirect road to happiness and wealth. Using dozens of practical examples from the worlds of business, politics, science, sports, literature, even parenting, esteemed economist John Kay proves a notion that feels at once paradoxical and deeply commonsensical: The best way to achieve any complex or broadly defined goal-from happiness to wealth to profit to preventing forest fires-is the indirect way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great material. Terrible narrator

    • By Thirdwaver on 12-19-14
    • Why our goals are best achieved indirectly
    • By: John Kay
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-22-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know

    • What to Do, What to Say, and How to Behave
    • By: Kay West, John Bridges, Bryan Curtis
    • Narrated by: Margaret Jewell West
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While the formal rules of etiquette are not taught the way they once were, good manners are as critical today as they ever were. 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know provides a modern update on the ageless idea that girls should know appropriate and courteous responses to any given situation.  

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Great War

    • Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
    • By: David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, and others
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war - a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo - and use it as the inspiration for an original short story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely thought provoking stories about events that should not be forgotten.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $19.99