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  • Utopia for Realists

  • By: Rutger Bregman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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    5 out of 5 stars 186
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. So, too, does the time seem to be coming to an end when we looked to economists to help us define the qualities necessary to create a successful society. We need a new movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth thinking about, and learning more

  • By Nathan on 07-05-2019

Mind Food for Idealists

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Reviewed: 03-04-2019

An intellectual book that had some point I disagreed with. Author gives a scathing indictment of the excesses of unfettered capitalism and suggests a fairer alternative based in historical examples

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book highly recommended !!!!

  • By Igor on 11-05-2017

Talent is distributed evenly. Opportunity is not

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Reviewed: 22-03-2019

Those that are given small incremental advantages consistently will be the most successful individuals in their industries.

Gladwell takes the reader on a narrative journey spanning hundreds of years exploring the cultural context of those that are outliers.

This is a phenomenal book that I highly recommend

  • Bad Blood

  • By: John Carreyrou
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 817
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    5 out of 5 stars 725
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    5 out of 5 stars 725

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar start-up, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating - unbelievable that this is a true story

  • By Glenn Gillan on 29-06-2018

blistering but fair takedown of Elizabeth Holmes

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Reviewed: 15-03-2019

this had me obsessively checking over Theranos. every time I mentioned a podcast or an article or any bit of media, I had to pause and check it out. highly recommend!

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  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 580

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING BOOK

  • By Anonymous User on 21-09-2017

Really Thought Provoking

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Reviewed: 18-02-2018

I found myself rewinding and listening to multiple chapters many times due to the interesting concepts that Ray was suggesting. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to further their understanding of the machine of business