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    • Summary of Reid Hoffman’s Blitzscaling

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh, explains how start-up businesses can quickly expand into global corporations with industry-altering products and services. Blitzscaling, a term for a group of tactics used to rapidly grow businesses, has been employed by technology companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Amazon to reach more customers, capture more of a given market, and improve overall profits. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)   

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    • By Anonymous User on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Don Norman’s The Design of Everyday Things by Milkyway Media

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Design of Everyday Things, by Don Norman (2013), is a guide to understanding the relationships between people and the tools they use. Many people think design is dictated purely by aesthetics, but it must also consider practicality and users’ psychology.... (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon.)  

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    • Summary of Norman Doidge’s The Brain That Changes Itself

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (2007) by psychiatrist Norman Doidge explores breakthroughs in neuroscience regarding plasticity, or the brain’s ability to change. Doidge shares inspiring stories of the work done by what he calls “neuroplasticians” - neuroscientists who are pioneering new methods for optimizing brain function....

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    • Analysis of Brian Kilmeade’s Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 26 mins
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    This is an analysis of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans (2017) by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, a sensationalized historical account of the most decisive battle of the War of 1812, a conflict often called America’s “Second War of Independence.” Andrew Jackson came of age during the Revolutionary War and lost his mother and brother during the fight. Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.

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    • Summary of Marc Benioff’s Behind the Cloud

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a summary of Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company - and Revolutionized an Industry (2009), which explores how salesforce.com used cloud-based computing to create new business standards in the early 2000s.

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    • Analysis of Chris Burniske’s Cryptoassets

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 25 mins
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    This is an analysis of Chris Burniske and Jack Tatar’s Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond (2017), a handbook for people who are curious about investing in digital financial instruments. Cryptoassets include digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, along with a range of other investment vehicles, many of which are not currencies at all. Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.

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    • Summary of John C. Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the audio summary of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing which demonstrates why index funds should make up the majority of the average investment portfolio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • would recommend

    • By Lucas Stephens on 04-18-19

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    • Summary of Michael Matthews’s Thinner Leaner Stronger by Milkyway Media

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body (2014) by Michael Matthews outlines how women can lose weight and build strength using a targeted combination of resistance training and attention to a healthy diet. Achieving an enviable physique is within reach for most women. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • just buy book

    • By Peter D. Nelson on 03-07-19

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    • Analysis of David Cay Johnston's It’s Even Worse Than You Think

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Cay Johnston’s It’s Even Worse Than You Think (2017) is an indictment of the Trump presidency in its first year. As a candidate and during his first year in office, Donald Trump repeatedly promised to “Make America Great Again.” Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • giving us the truth, thank you

    • By Margaret Munnerlyn on 07-22-19

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    • Analysis of Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream by Milkyway Media

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Johann Hari’s Chasing the Scream (2015) is a history and evaluation of the war on drugs first launched by the United States in the 1930s. The anti-drug campaign, which began long before Richard Nixon launched the official War on Drugs in 1971, was supposedly meant to put an end to widespread narcotics use in the United States.... Listen to this in-depth analysis to learn more.

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    • Analysis of John C. Maxwell's The 360 Degree Leader

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The 360 Degree Leader (2005), John C. Maxwell recommends strategies for people in the middle of an organizational hierarchy to develop leadership skills and increase their influence. The book expands on Maxwell’s previous work on leadership. Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.

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    • Analysis of Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup

    • By Milkyway Media
    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future (2012) demonstrates how creative individuals can monetize their passions and attain independence from traditional employment. Author Chris Guillebeau argues solo entrepreneurs can use their skills and personal interests to build a high income even when they only have a paltry amount of startup capital. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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    • Summary of Howard Schultz’s: From the Ground Up

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 30 mins
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    In From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America (2019), Howard Schultz examines how his upbringing in a working class New York family influenced his actions when he became chairman and CEO of Starbucks. Schultz uses his eventual professional success to argue that the United States still can be a land of opportunity if those with means are willing to give chances and resources to those without. 

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    • Analysis of Sheelah Kolhatkar’s Black Edge

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 29 mins
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    This is the audio analysis of Sheelah Kolhatkar's Black Edge, a nonfiction legal thriller about the US government's attempt to take down billionaire hedge fund manager Steve A. Cohen for insider trading, as well as, a look at the ways much of Wall Street evades the law. For decades, hedge funds in the United States followed a fairly careful investment strategy: Funds would estimate which public companies would do well in the future and invest in those companies. This in-depth analysis examines that and more.

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    • Analysis of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Listen to this analysis of Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now, a bold defense for the ideas that serve as the foundation for the modern world as well as an expansive discussion of how those ideas are continuing to make the world a better place for humanity. Although most were developed in the 18th century, the ideas of the Enlightenment are still as relevant today as they were when they first emerged.

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    • Summary of George Samuel Clason’s The Richest Man in Babylon by Milkyway Media

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 21 mins
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    The Richest Man in Babylon, by George Samuel Clason, is a collection of loosely connected parables that outline the basic principles of financial planning. They were originally published in the 1920s as a series of pamphlets that were distributed to readers through banks and other financial institutions.... (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)  

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    • Summary of Napoleon Hill’s The Law of Success

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 25 mins
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    The Law of Success (1928) by Napoleon Hill outlines the principles and values that informed his best-known work, Think and Grow Rich! (1937), which was published almost a decade later. By embracing the boundless power of the human mind, anyone can accomplish their wildest dreams....

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    • Summary of Stephen Hawking’s Brief Answers to the Big Questions

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Brief Answers to the Big Questions (2018) presents the thoughts of theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking on 10 major scientific and philosophical debates, including whether a deity exists, whether intelligent life exists in space, and whether humans should seek out a new home outside of Earth.

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    • Summary of Martin Ford's Rise of the Robots by Swift Reads

    • By: Swift Reads
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future by Martin Ford describes the ways automation and rapid advances in technology are shaping the global economy, as well as the profound consequences these technological changes will have for future workers. The role of technology in production has evolved. No longer a mere means of increasing the productivity of human workers, technology has developed methods for replacing workers entirely. Disclaimer: This isn't the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it's available from Amazon and Audible.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Analysis of Benedict Carey’s How We Learn

    • By: Milkyway Media
    • Narrated by: George Drake Jr.
    • Length: 24 mins
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    How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens (2015) by Benedict Carey investigates the conditions under which the brain learns best. Carey provides counter-intuitive advice on how to modify study habits and improve performance. Listen to this in-depth analysis to learn more.

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