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Stop reading reviews and buy this

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Reviewed: 28-07-2019

I don’t generally listen to this genre, but wow! Compelling story from start to end, great insight into international business and human rights.

The end is nigh

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Reviewed: 09-05-2019

Well researched, but authors opinion is very bias, I am curious if barrat (the author) has sold all his worldly possessions and lives one day to the next as he paints a grim picture of our future. Interesting read though and as someone who build narrow AI I still learned a lot.

Strategy for large corporates

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Reviewed: 22-04-2019

Great strategy book for $1bn+ companies, very practical but a little drawn out and repetitive. Gives good insight on how to overcome the office politics that lead to a lot of strategic short comings, and some statistically confirmed variables that are influential in growing your company, backed up with case studies and common sense. However this mode was only built from 40 variables which shows this was a model built to confirm an existing McKinsey framework and not an actual fact finding research assignment as the authors purport, either way still a high ranking model so stats stack up and aid in credibility of the “framework”. Overall I enjoyed it but I most likely will not read it again.

Gripping journey

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Reviewed: 03-04-2019

I bought this book because I was interested in Alaska and wanted to learn more about its beauty. It definitely delivered on that, and then gave me a collection of heroines that I feel know better than my best friend. Superb character development centred around a captivating plot, so much so I struggled to put this down. It made me angry, it made me laugh out loud, It even made this grown man cry while listening on a public train, and you know which part I loved, everything. Congrats Kristin you did an amazing job, your research paid off, and Julia did a great job with the voices, MJ was my favourite. Thank you ladies.

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 27-03-2019

This book is so good it made me go back and rate all the other books I had given a 5 down to a 4, it raised the bar, thoroughly interesting from start to end, fresh perspectives and well balanced.

Don't, just don't buy it

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Reviewed: 27-03-2019

I get through an Audiobook a week, so far the lowest rating I have given before this was a 4. This on the other hand is a 1, it was like Reid got one of the grads to write a book for him, then overlaid every business buzz word and got a phone sex hotline worker (do they even still exist?) to spice it up. I guess if you were maybe 4 years old you might learn something about business from this book, but if you are over the age of 4 I would just carry on living my life and be better for it.

4000 year old philosophy plan a few F bombs

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Reviewed: 29-11-2018

If you have read books on stoicism and Buddhism then expect the same concepts with but with interesting anecdotes, colourful language and a panda. If you’re like most people and find ancient philosophers dry then prepare your ear holes to be moist in delight. Upon reflection, this book taught me a stoic principle after all, I enjoyed it as a journey but the deeper meaning I went searching for still proves to be elusive, but isn’t the point to enjoy the journey and not read too much into things?

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Reviewed: 14-11-2017

This gave no new content from other books in this category, but delivered it in a less interesting way, with most of the actionable information being so outdated the companies recommended don’t even exist. I’ll save you 4hrs right now, set up a direct debit for your retirement savings, your home loan, for your credit card debts, pay extra, pay as soon as the pay check hits your account. Pay off debt then save more than you think you can, start small gradually increase. Hardly 4hrs worth of content.

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