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  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Alex.D on 02-09-2015

Great Book

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Reviewed: 20-03-2019

This is a fantastic book full of valuable wisdom. But I must admit I found it slightly patronising.

I've had a pretty tough life, and this book constantly implies that I've had it easy and I don't know what it takes to overcome adversity.

It trivialises challenges into having a moody boss, not sticking to diets, having someone hurt your feelings etc.

In reality I'm dealing with severe chronic pain and emotional distress. I study these books to get me through the difficulty. So the constant undermining remarks were unnecessary and annoying.

If you get over that, the core message of this book is monumental. There are some truly profound examples of the tenacity of the human spirit here.

  • Oversubscribed

  • How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Roger Davis, Daniel Priestley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 224

Don't fight for customers; let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Preordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients; clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing ground breaking here

  • By wayne m colley on 08-10-2017

Must Read

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Reviewed: 19-03-2019

This book is a must read for any entrepreneur. I am a full-time trader who does not run a business, but I still found it extremely insightful and it gave me plenty of ideas for how to do my job better and increase my credibility and reputation. And maybe even someday build a team and a business venture. In any case, it's clear that this book holds many of the keys to business success.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And you thought he ran a solid bordello?

  • By Anonymous User on 08-06-2017

Great book

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Reviewed: 01-03-2019

It's a classic for a good reason! I think anyone involved in a competitive endeavour ought to read this book.

  • The Spirit of Kaizen

  • Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time
  • By: Bob Maurer, Leigh Ann Hirschman
  • Narrated by: Bob Maurer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

UCLA psychologist and organizational consultant Dr. Robert Maurer provides a simple and proven effective technique for making major changes with minimal disruption. Applying the operational concept of kaizen - small, continual improvements - to common management challenges, managers can drive major improvements with a series of well-planned techniques for boosting quality, innovation, sales, and morale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Read

  • By Zenarchist on 13-02-2019

A Must Read

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Reviewed: 13-02-2019

I believe this is a must-read for all professionals, business owners, managers and entrepreneurs. It is filled with practical wisdom and examples of the effectiveness of continuous incremental change over radical change.

  • HOLD FOR NARRATOR Reminiscences of a Stock Operator - Abridged Audio (Wiley Trading Audio)

  • By: Edwin Lefevre
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, almost 90 years later, it remains the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever written. Generations of investors have found that it has more to teach them about themselves and other investors than years of experience in the market. They have also discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of market price movements rings true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By sasha on 15-09-2017

Fantastic book, but the Audible version is broken

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Reviewed: 07-01-2019

The book starts half way through and then goes back to the beginning, and the chapters are broken with no titles or any way to know where the beginning is.

I enjoyed it but I was disappointed it wasn't fully functional. It should be even cheaper in my opinion, considering that fact, but it's a brilliant story and the performance was solid.

  • Hedge Fund Market Wizards

  • By: Jack D. Schwager
  • Narrated by: Clinton Wade
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

This audiobook provides fascinating insights into the hedge fund traders who consistently outperform the markets, in their own words. From best-selling author, investment expert, and Wall Street theoretician Jack Schwager comes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hedge funds, from 15 traders who've consistently beaten the markets. Exploring what makes a great trader a great trader, Hedge Fund Market Wizards breaks new ground, giving readers rare insight into the trading philosophy and successful methods employed by some of the most profitable individuals in the hedge fund business.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Sitiveni on 01-09-2016

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 03-01-2019

A phenomenonal follow up to Market Wizards 1. Another must-read for every serious junior trader.

  • One Good Trade

  • Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading)
  • By: Mike Bellafiore
  • Narrated by: Kevin Foley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A proprietary trading firm consists of a group of professionals who trade the capital of the firm. Their income and livelihood is generated solely from their ability to take profits consistently out of the markets. The world of prop trading is mentally and emotionally challenging, but offers substantial rewards to the select few who can master this craft called trading.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obviously A Must Read

  • By Zenarchist on 20-11-2018

Obviously A Must Read

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Reviewed: 20-11-2018

If you are a trader, professional or otherwise, you must read/listen to this book. It is full of invaluable insights into the markets and the industry and plenty of general trading wisdom. I am definitely an improved trader for having read it.

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  • Liar's Poker

  • Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s - never had so many 24-year-olds made so much money in so little time. In this shrewd and wickedly funny audiobook, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through a powerful investment bank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it

  • By Zenarchist on 25-10-2018

Liked it

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Reviewed: 25-10-2018

A good book if you're interested in market history and finding out about Michael's background. I enjoyed it.

  • Flash Boys

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys. If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead. Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don't know what's happening to it. And the very few who do aren't about to tell - because they're making a killing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book

  • By Zenarchist on 24-10-2018

Fantastic Book

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Reviewed: 24-10-2018

This book is a must read/listen for anyone interested or involved with the financial markets.