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The Deals That Made the World

Narrated by: Jacques Peretti
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Economics
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What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives but secret deals made by people you've never heard of?

This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world and revolutionising everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy and the drugs we take to stay well.

These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses and in luxury cars, each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.

©2017 Jacques Peretti (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Sharon
  • 02-02-2018

An excellent read

This content of this book is mind blowing. Well researched and excellently laid out. What lets this Audible Vernon down is the insistence on using different voices to speak as the people quoted was incredibly off putting. The accents were so bad and fake that the completely distracted from the message.

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  • John Hodgson
  • 11-12-2017

I couldn't stop listening

This is like a business version of 'Sapiens' and 'Homo deus'. A must read for anyone.

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  • Neil Green
  • 24-11-2019

Eye opening book

I think a better title would have been the deals that destroyed the world. It reveals many of the flaws in our modern 'capitalist' economy. A well written and interesting book though which I would recommend to anyone interested in the state of the modern world.

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  • Keneilwe
  • 20-03-2019

Wow!!!

The book will change your perspective of the world we live in and sheds light on the power we all have to change your own experience of the world. It was most interesting to learn about the wellness industry and the cycle
which their consumers have been subjected to... the psychological aspect that keeps the industry running.

This is by far the best book I have read and listened to so far. Thank you!

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  • M. J. Trewartha
  • 21-12-2018

put your inner conspiracry theorist to one side.

This is an eye opener. It is not conspiracy theory. It is the truth of how our world has become a business.

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  • splgborrow
  • 26-07-2018

must listen.

listen to this it'll open your eyes and blow your mind. 100% must info for the modern World.

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  • Matthew Wood
  • 07-01-2018

increadibly well researched and enlightening

A very interesting run down of how the world is changing around us. Negatives are that the author's political leanings shine through quite often, the accents for interviews are quite gimmicky and you can get lost in the sheer amount of detail put in to this. All that aside, a great book and in need of a re-listen.

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  • M G.
  • 06-01-2018

Oh dear...

Cliches and contradictions run rampant in this book, which wrongly claims to be based on fact and reveal dark capitalist conspiracies and collaborations. It can at best be described as a thought provoking polemic. Please read with caution!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-2018

Thought provoking read.

Listened to this on Audible. Found it fascinatining but so much information had to replay a few times.
Definitely a good read for anyone interested in how decisions are made, backed up with facts not conspiracy theories.
Five stars!

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  • Perry Hutchison
  • 11-12-2017

Excellent stuff business.

A very informative and easy listening eye opener into the shady side of government and big business.

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  • Craig Campbell
  • 28-11-2017

Sneaky governments.

Loved it. Cant believe how they hide things from us to ensure they personally look after themselves.