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  • Fire and Blood

  • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • By: George R.R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A treasure trove for any lore fans

  • By Eirik F. Eriksen on 23-11-2018

A wonderful production.

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Reviewed: 04-12-2018

George RR Martin as always brings the world of Westeros to life. The depth of this fictional history and the acknowledgment of the faults of the in world sources used along with references to other in world histories as adds an engaging flavour

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  • Capitalism Without Capital

  • The Rise of the Intangible Economy
  • By: Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Early in the 21st century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and engaging

  • By Anonymous User on 12-11-2018

Insightful and engaging

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Reviewed: 12-11-2018

This is a great book for anyone interested in intellectual property and intangible assets and how they influence the modern economy

  • The Case Against Education

  • Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money
  • By: Bryan Caplan
  • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    5 out of 5 stars 3
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Despite being immensely popular - and immensely lucrative - education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students' skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity - in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and engaging

  • By Anonymous User on 22-10-2018

Interesting and engaging

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Reviewed: 22-10-2018

A very thought provoking book. I'm not convinced that the signaling effect is as large as Caplan estimates but it is clear that there is a signalling effect. I would love to see sone international comparisons.

  • The Value of Everything

  • Who Makes and Who Takes from the Real Economy
  • By: Mariana Mazzucato
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

The Value of Everything argues that American companies have for too long been valued according to the amount of wealth they capture for themselves rather than for the value they create for the economy. In fact, Pfizer, Amazon, and other companies are actually dependent on public money, spend their resources on boosting share prices and executive pay, and reap ever-expanding rewards without offering the market value. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • High Quality Analysis

  • By Anonymous User on 09-10-2018

High Quality Analysis

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Reviewed: 09-10-2018

Professor Mazzucato challenges the conventional wisdom of neoliberal economic theory and makes a strong case for re-opening the debate on how value is defined. The big question left unanswered in the book is if price does not define value then what are the alternatives?

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  • Bluefishing

  • The Art of Making Things Happen
  • By: Steve Sims
  • Narrated by: Steve Sims
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
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    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The man who created Bluefish, the internationally famous company that makes once-in-a-lifetime events happen for the rich and famous, reveals to the rest of us his trade secrets for making things happen. Steve Sims' day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients' fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting married by the Pope in the Vatican, being serenaded by Elton John, and connecting with powerful business moguls like Elon Musk are just a few of the many projects he has worked on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Anonymous User on 15-09-2018

Inspiring

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Reviewed: 15-09-2018

The mere act of listening to this book changed my emotional state for the better. I felt more positive and was nicer to be around. Thank you

  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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    4 out of 5 stars 93

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Wasted Intelligence

  • By Neil Atkinson on 22-10-2018

Enlightening

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Reviewed: 06-09-2018

I love to experience different perspectives and Taleb's perspective is very different to what I was expecting.

  • 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 102
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

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

Love it

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Reviewed: 29-06-2018

Great book. It shoukd be required reading for anyone involved in developing, implementing or evaluating government policy.

  • Mapping Innovation

  • A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age
  • By: Greg Satell, Bernard S. Meyerson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Map the innovation space - and blaze a path to profits and growth. Countless books, articles, and other advice promise leaders solutions to the complex challenges they face. Some offer quick, silver-bullet remedies - a straight line to success! - and some are so technical that audiences get lost before they begin. Now, there's Mapping Innovation, a refreshing alternative in the crowded business innovation space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insight into the innovation process

  • By Anonymous User on 23-06-2018

Great insight into the innovation process

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Reviewed: 23-06-2018

Great book, gave me a new insight into the various methods and startegies companies use to innovate

  • The End of Jobs

  • Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5
  • By: Taylor Pearson
  • Narrated by: Taylor Pearson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4 out of 5 stars 17
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The rapid development of technology and globalization has changed the leverage points in accumulating wealth: money, meaning and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful and Provocative

  • By Anonymous User on 06-06-2018

Insightful and Provocative

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Reviewed: 06-06-2018

Loved it! It tipped me overbthe edge to becoming an entrepreneur! Can't wait to get cracking

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,109
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,036

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audiobook I've listened... Ever!

  • By Nyasha on 18-12-2016

Gripping

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Reviewed: 04-03-2018

Trevor Noah doesn't beat you over the head with hus stories. He tells great stories and then lets you draw your own conclusions.

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