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  • Charlie Munger

  • The Complete Investor
  • By: Tren Griffin
  • Narrated by: Fred Stella
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett's indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of "elementary, worldly wisdom" - a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management - allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worthwhile

  • By Mars on 30-12-2015

Get this if you only want list of Charlie's quotes

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-2018

Would you try another book written by Tren Griffin or narrated by Fred Stella?

Probably not

Would you ever listen to anything by Tren Griffin again?

Probably not

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Charlie Munger?

I'll cut the thorough explanation on Graham's Intelligent Investor. I will read Graham's book if I want to know about it in details.

Any additional comments?

This book mostly contains list of quotes by Charlie Munger from various sources, followed by 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th person account about the quote. I didn't think that the writer ever interview Charlie at all. Very disappointing. If want other people's opinion or interpretation about what Charlie might say/mean, I can easily get it else where or even on the net. And I don't need the writer's interpretation about what Charlie might mean.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hit Refresh

  • By: Satya Nadella, Bill Gates - foreword
  • Narrated by: Shridhar Solanki, Satya Nadella
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

As told by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Hit Refresh is the story of corporate change and reinvention as well as the story of Nadella's personal journey, one that is taking place today inside a storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous. It's about how people, organisations and societies can and must hit refresh - transform - in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, relevance and renewal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Vijay on 09-10-2017

Inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-2017

An inspiring and insightful account of his work. Though some part is very microsoft-centric. However, can be used to learn on how to refresh a company/corporation even one as big as Microsoft.

  • The Little Book of Ikigai

  • The Essential Japanese Way to Finding Your Purpose in Life
  • By: Ken Mogi
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Welcome to ikigai, a Japanese mind-set that will change your life. Ken Mogi, a Japanese expert and best-selling writer, reveals all about this mysterious and fascinating miracle that is at the heart of Japan's record-breaking long life, astonishing appreciation of sensory beauty and inherent mindfulness. It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks fourth in the world while Japanese women's ranks second. But perhaps this comes as no surprise....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting introduction to Ikigai

  • By alexkusuma on 02-10-2017

Very interesting introduction to Ikigai

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-2017

An short but sweet introduction to Ikigai. The reading is good, though the production is a little bit less than perfect due to some patched audio. I understand that it probably needed to be done to fix some bad audio, though the voice/audio should be made less distracting.

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just try 3 Laws

  • By Tom on 23-04-2018

Great readings, but extremely outdated

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

The author just freely interpret historical event into his heart content; some of the laws contradicts the other, Talleyran become his example, in some of his 'law' as he's the perfect example of that law why he was a success; a few "laws" later, Talleyran doing the same thing at the same period of historical time become his model example why he was a failure.
He does have an interesting interpretation of historical events - however, historical events is also a biased documentations of past events; and the writer's interpretation made it even more biased tailored to suits his "laws".
Luckily the reader have a very lovely voice and intonation, which make listening to this book very interesting.
I would consider this a fiction rather than non-fiction; because even that he's using historical facts & events, the interpretation and usage of them as example was up to his heart content rather than as-is.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Warren Buffett Way

  • 3rd Edition
  • By: Robert Hagstrom
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great advice

  • By Bradley on 16-12-2016

Some of the contents are repeated over and over

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-2017

Very interesting and informative, though some part of the contents are being repeated over, and over, and over, and over - that I often feels that I must have accidentally drag the scroll bar to the left. Other than that, this book is very inspiring.

  • 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 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

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

Inspiring & compelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2017

Very inspiring and motivating. And better listen to it attentively so you can easily found out the answer to Daniel's question close to the end of the book. :) :)

  • Superintelligence

  • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • By: Nick Bostrom
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 126

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great, but might be better in print

  • By mokajo on 17-12-2016

Interesting, though getting a bit bored later on

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-2017

An interesting proposition and thoroughly discussed, as well as read; though getting a bit boring as it closer to the end.

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worth the listen

  • By Michael on 24-05-2016

Very well narrated but should be updated

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2017

Yes, it's a classical book, so the advices and examples are very wordy; if you follows the suggestions to the letter others will fall asleep. However, the essence of the advice are still true and should be followed. Well narrated.

  • The Barefoot Investor

  • The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need
  • By: Scott Pape
  • Narrated by: Scott Pape
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,778
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,821
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,756

This is the only money guide you'll ever need. That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolute must read.

  • By Charles D. on 05-07-2018

Inspiring with practical advices

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-08-2017

Very practical, no non-sense advices, and step-by-step guide. No complicated maths, just logical and practical advices that you can easily follow. Only need your will power to actually do it.

  • Creativity Inc.

  • By: Ed Catmull
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational

  • By Bobby on 13-12-2015

Insightful and inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2017

Ed have a lot of experience to share and he happily do so, and a lot of his story are insightful as well as inspiring. Quickly become one of my favourite.