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  • More Than You Know

  • Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places
  • By: Michael J. Mauboussin
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an excellent insight into a number of Fields

  • By John C on 14-03-2019

an excellent insight into a number of Fields

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-03-2019

I really enjoyed this book both for the diversity and honesty of the author's approach. I would certainly recommend it for anyone who is interested in investing or thinking about what biases their decision making process involves. I would say again as many insights from this book as reminisces of a stock operator, which is one of my all time favorites. he rarely labours on a point, just makes it, explains the concept and then moves on to the next point, referencing the source of the idea at each point. I ended up making quite a few notes for further reading.

  • Essentialism

  • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
  • By: Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for me? YES!

  • By Steve Shannon on 18-12-2015

worth reading and I've already applied some

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2018

I definitely like this book and I listened to it at 1.55 times normal speed which I would recommend doing. the author provide some powerful examples and reinforces the key message which is do less. I only gave it four stars for the story because I thought some of the sections probably went on a little longer than they needed to but I would still rated as a worthwhile read overall

  • Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Each lesson in lessons 1 to 5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty good

  • By Michael on 15-07-2015

very helpful for speaking, i have tried a few

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2017

very helpful for speaking, i have tried a few different courses and this one was very good

  • Vagabonding

  • An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
  • By: Rolf Potts
  • Narrated by: Rolf Potts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251

Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not sure what the hype is about.

  • By Anonymous User on 31-05-2017

1 highpoint, get a summary from someone

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Reviewed: 03-03-2015

The discussion of travelling vs tourism was good. The overuse of the word vagabonding was very annoying/repetitive after the 1st 15 uses. listening to the 'vagabonding voices ' was truly nauseous. pretentious travel writers /bloggers pedalling some vague philosophy and a lot of redundant travel tips. get a summary from someone who read it.

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