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B. van Caspel

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Solid history of a institution

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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: 27-03-2017

This was the exact type of book I hoped for, something that explained in detail the history for the Morgan banks with many sub stories that highlight everyday life, politics and business in each era.

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Good, solid business biography

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

Reviewed: 11-09-2016

Having listened to a lot of business biographies, this one moves at a decent pace and gets into the right details. A balance of personal and business narrative as they both go through different challenges. I found this really helpful and leads me to want to know more about China's tech landscape.

What was annoying was how the narrator mispronounces many of the Chinese names and words, it would have been good if the narrator nailed them before recording the book. It throws you out of what is otherwise a well narrated book.

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A view from the inside

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

Reviewed: 26-11-2015

I really appreciated hearing a first person perspective of what it's like to be exposed to an extreme situation in business.

The narrator was top notch but could do with learning how to correctly pronounce the most basic Japanese words to the same degree they can do various accents.

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 24-11-2015

Loved learning more about an unsung successful US occupation.

Laid out MacArthur's involvement in Japan very well.

As this is the first audiobook I've listened to that's not narrated by the author that might explain why it was a bit wordy sometimes and more like a read sermon but performed clearly and well.