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  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept but a tedious read..

  • By aleshia kitchener on 05-03-2019

Try the paperback

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-2018

Great narration and I think the content was good, but it felt like it would've been better as a paperback in which you can write notes, highlight passages, etc.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,383

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worth the listen

  • By Michael on 24-05-2016

Surprisingly relevant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-2018

For some reason I thought this would be an off-putting and outdated version of something like the Game, but it's actually still very relevant and comes from a good place.

  • Why Are You in Here?

  • By: Greg Behrendt
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Greg Behrendt, author of best-selling relationship books He’s Just Not That Into You, It’s Just a F***ing Date and How to Keep Your Marriage From Sucking, is back with over an hour of top notch comedy recorded live at Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis. Behrendt brings his hilarious stories and observations to the stage explaining why sobriety isn’t for everyone, what makes parenting so different in the 21st Century, and how to handle a friend that you hate. Why Are You In Here? offers reassurance for those imperfect parenting moments and hearty laughs even Behrendt’s teenage daughters would appreciate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Greg Behrendt's best yet

  • By Michael on 21-10-2018

Greg Behrendt's best yet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-10-2018

Loved it. Greg is a great storyteller, especially when he's talking about what he loves as he is here. Brilliant. #C4L

  • Misbehaving

  • The Making of Behavioral Economics
  • By: Richard Thaler
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Michael on 20-05-2016

Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-05-2016

Great writing, great performing. Definitely has me more interested in economics as it addresses a lot of problems I intuitively had with the field

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of Strategy

  • A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life
  • By: Barry J. Nalebuff, Avinash K. Dixit
  • Narrated by: Matthew Dudley
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Game theory means rigorous strategic thinking. It’s the art of anticipating your opponent’s next moves, knowing full well that your rival is trying to do the same thing to you. Though parts of game theory involve simple common sense, much is counterintuitive, and it can only be mastered by developing a new way of seeing the world. Using a diverse array of rich case studies - from pop culture, TV, movies, sports, politics, and history - the authors show how nearly every business and personal interaction has a game-theory component to it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Michael on 23-03-2016

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2016

Can be a little difficult to follow some of the tables and formulas aurally, but still great overall

1 of 1 people found this review helpful