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  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 789

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book

  • By Derrick on 14-02-2016

Felt like more filler than substance

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2017

The book is insightful in parts, but ultimately lacks depth where you might want it. At times the language leans very heavily on buzzwords without substantial or clear meaning. overall, OK read, but might not recommend to others

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • A History of Western Philosophy

  • By: Bertrand Russell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 38 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy serves as the perfect introduction to its subject; it remains unchallenged as the greatest account of the history of Western thought. Charting philosophy's course from the pre-Socratics up to the early twentieth century, Russell relates each philosopher and school to their respective historical and cultural contexts, providing erudite commentary throughout his invaluable survey.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Make sure that this is the book that you're looking for.

  • By Josh on 10-03-2016

An effort to finish, but a good listen

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

Reviewed: 27-11-2017

I came into this book as a layman, interested in a history of ethics in philosophy. The book focuses more on metaphysics and logical theory, so not what i was expecting. I can't fault it for not conforming to my expectations - but even so the story was in parts dry and was sometimes difficult to follow in the audio format. The performance was strong. Overall I did enjoy the book, but it was in parts a slog.