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    • Modern Monopolies

    • What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy
    • By: Nicholas L. Johnson, Alex Moazed
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    What do Google, Snapchat, Tinder, Amazon, and Uber have in common, besides soaring market share? They're platforms - a new business model that has quietly become the only game in town. A platform, by definition, creates value by facilitating an exchange between two or more interdependent groups. So, rather than making things, they simply connect people. The advent of mobile computing and its ubiquitous connectivity have forever altered how we interact with each other. Yet, few people truly grasp the radical structural shifts of the last 10 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly notes for myself or highlights of the book

    • By Gary H. on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Big Dead Place

    • Inside the Strange & Menacing World of Antarctica
    • By: Nicholas Johnson, Eirik Sonneland - foreword
    • Narrated by: Aaron Abano
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    When Johnson went to work for the US Antarctic Program (devoted to scientific research and education in support of the national interest in the Antarctic), he figured he'd find adventure, beauty, penguins, and lofty-minded scientists. Instead he found boredom, alcohol, and bureaucracy. As a dishwasher and garbage man at McMurdo Station, Johnson quickly shed his illusions about Antarctica.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great nostalgic book about the ice

    • By Jake on 12-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95