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    • Earning the Rockies

    • How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4 out of 5 stars 115

    As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father's evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he learned to understand the country from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent book that found a great narrator!

    • By BotakTree on 03-09-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Revenge of Geography

    • What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 464
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      4 out of 5 stars 401
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      4 out of 5 stars 401

    In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why Don't They Teach This Stuff?

    • By Carole T. on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Return of Marco Polo's World

    • War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essays on the Region of the Silk Road

    • By Jeff Beardsley on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How to Pay for Health Care

    • By: Michael E. Porter, Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States stands at a crossroads as it struggles with how to pay for health care. The fee-for-service system, the dominant payment model in the US and many other countries, is now widely recognized as perhaps the single biggest obstacle to improving health care delivery.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Monsoon

    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed 20th century, but in the 21st century, that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”—which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania—best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan explains how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A map is worth a thousand words ...

    • By Loren on 06-03-12
    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Centurions

    • By: Jean Larteguy, Robert D. Kaplan - foreward
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    When The Centurions was first published in 1960, readers were riveted by the thrilling account of soldiers fighting for survival in hostile environments. They were equally transfixed by the chilling moral question the novel posed: how to fight when the "age of heroics is over". As relevant today as it was half a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Asia's Cauldron

    • The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries' worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict. The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Biggest Challenge for US in Next 50 Years

    • By Christopher on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • What You're Really Meant To Do

    • A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential
    • By: Robert Steven Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 61

    How do you create your own definition of success - and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us - and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • VERY MISLEADING career growth orientated

    • By Sherry McNee on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Reaching Your Potential (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The acting president and CEO of Harvard Management Company writes that fulfillment doesn�t come from clearing hurdles others set for you; it comes from clearing those you set for yourself.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • How Not to Cut Health Care Costs (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Derek A. Haas
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Five mistakes that keep healthcare costs too high.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • In Europe's Shadow

    • Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 70

    In Bucharest, Romania's capital, Kaplan discovered that few Westerners were reporting on the country - one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War. In an intense and cinematic travelogue, Kaplan explores the history and culture of the only country in the West where the leading intellectuals have been right-wing rather than left-wing; a country that gave rise to the dictator Ion Antonescu, Hitler's chief foreign accomplice during WWII; a country where the Latin West mixes with the Greek East, producing a fascinating fusion of cultures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrestling with History

    • By David on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • What You Really Need to Lead

    • The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner
    • By: Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This audiobook aims to demystify leadership and outlines a specific regimen that will empower you to build your leadership skills. Kaplan tells real-life stories from his own experience of working with various types of leaders seeking to improve their effectiveness and make their organizations more successful. He asks probing questions, provides exercises, and suggests concrete follow-up steps that will help you develop your skills, create new habits, and move you toward reaching your unique leadership potential.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Mohammad on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • How Populism Will Change Foreign Policy

    • By: Richard Fontaine, Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Washington’s foreign policy elites have been left just as disoriented by the rise of presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as everyone else. In signaling the rise of populism as a dominant strain in US politics, Trump and Sanders challenge the basic assumptions on which decades of US foreign and domestic policy have been built.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Management Risk: A New Framework (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Anette Mikes
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Why smart companies are matching their risk management to the nature of the threats they face.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but superficial

    • By Robert on 05-10-14

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Art of the Infinite

    • The Pleasures of Mathematics
    • By: Robert Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Art of the Infinite takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Robert and Ellen Kaplan guide us through the “Republic of Numbers,” where we meet both its upstanding citizens and its more shadowy dwellers; and transport us across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly pleased!

    • By JapMerican on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Imperial Grunts

    • The American Military on the Ground
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • completely engaging and informative

    • By Clark on 03-29-06

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Eurasia's Coming Anarchy

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As China asserts itself in its nearby seas and Russia wages war in Syria and Ukraine, it is easy to assume that Eurasia’s two great land powers are showing signs of newfound strength. But the opposite is true: increasingly, China and Russia flex their muscles not because they are powerful but because they are weak. Unlike Nazi Germany, whose power at home in the 1930s fueled its military aggression abroad, today’s revisionist powers are experiencing the reverse phenomenon.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Managing Alliances with the Balanced Scorecard (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton, Bjarne Rugelsjoen
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Quintiles used the balanced scorecard management system and a strategy map to make their partnership a rousing success.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged" is from the March 23, 2018 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Robert D. Kaplan and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Michael E. Porter
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The biggest problem with health care isn’t with insurance or politics – it’s that we’re measuring the wrong things the wrong way.

    Regular price: $1.95

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