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    • Oprah Winfrey: A Biography of the Billionaire Media Mogul and Philanthropist

    • By: Anna Williams
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first multibillionaire black person, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

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    • J. K. Rowling: From Welfare to Billionaire

    • A Biography
    • By: Michelle Bowen
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
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    J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter who is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards and sold more than 400 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. Rowling has lived a "rags-to-riches" life story in which she progressed from living on state benefits to being the world's first billionaire author. However, she lost her billionaire status from giving away much of her earnings to charity.  

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    • Summary and Analysis of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    • By: Jon Towns
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
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    The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

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    • Jordan Peterson: A Biography

    • By: Michael David
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance. He authored Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief in 1999, a work which examined several academic fields to describe the structure of systems of beliefs and myths.

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    • Trevor Noah: A Biography

    • By: Will Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for being the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central since September 2015. Noah began his career as an actor, presenter, and comedian in his native South Africa. He held several television hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, and was the runner-up in their fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, Noah was the creator and host of Tonight with Trevor Noah on M-Net and DStv.

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    • Summary and Analysis of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    • By: Dave Harris
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
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    Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Romeo and Juliet belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. 

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    • Joan of Arc: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    No historical figure’s life story offers a more intriguing and insightful look at a specific moment in French - and European - history than that of Joan of Arc. Over the course of a life that sadly lasted just 19 years, Joan of Arc completely altered the course of the Hundred Year’s War. Ultimately, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for her insistence that she received counsel from God, but what she achieved as a result of this guidance is a truly incredible story.

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    • Leadership Lessons from Sun Tzu and The Art of War

    • By: Matt Harrison
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
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    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is one of the world's most influential books about leadership. It has been read and utilized not only by military professionals and generals, but by CEOs of companies, by teachers and pastors, and by many in leadership positions. Those who want to be successful leaders should follow Sun Tzu's teachings. While his book is focused on war and battle, it can be translated easily to modern day life. The lessons Sun Tzu teaches are vital to manage a successful business or any venture. 

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    • Think Like Musk

    • How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too)
    • By: Derrick House
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
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    First рrіnсірlеѕ thіnkіng, whісh іѕ ѕоmеtіmеѕ called rеаѕоnіng frоm fіrѕt principles, іѕ one of thе mоѕt effective ѕtrаtеgіеѕ уоu can еmрlоу fоr breaking down complicated рrоblеmѕ аnd generating оrіgіnаl solutions. It аlѕо might be the single-best аррrоасh tо learn hоw to think fоr yourself. The fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ аррrоасh hаѕ bееn uѕеd by mаnу great thinkers, including inventor Jоhаnnеѕ Gutenberg, mіlіtаrу ѕtrаtеgіѕt Jоhn Bоуd, аnd thе аnсіеnt philosopher Aristotle; but nо оnе embodies the philosophy of fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ thinking more еffесtіvеlу thаn the entrepreneur Elоn Musk. 

    • How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too)
    • By: Derrick House
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Release date: 08-06-2018
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    • Bill Gates

    • A Biography of the Microsoft Billionaire
    • By: Nate Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation, Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Discover more about this multifaceted man behind Microsoft. 

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    • A Biography of the Microsoft Billionaire
    • By: Nate Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Release date: 18-05-2018
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    • Summary and Analysis of 1984 by George Orwell

    • By: Scott Wallace
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
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    Listen to this audio summary and anaylsis of the famous dystopian novel 1984 first published in 1949 by George Orwell. Set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, it follows the actions of protagonist Winston Smith, a resident and victim of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation.  

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    • Leonardo da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Creativity is in our bones. It is found in our very DNA, something not known to Leonardo da Vinci or anyone else who lived in his day and time. All he did was to uncover the hidden genius which lay within himself, and he used that inner genius to the very best of his abilities. Leonardo da Vinci is best known for some of the world's most masterful paintings, but he was so much more than merely another artist with paints and brushes. Born to a peasant woman in 1452, Leonardo would go on to astound the world he lived in with his artistry and his inventions.

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    • Henry David Thoreau’s Mindfulness Secrets: Principles from Walden for Living in the Present Moment

    • By: Matt Harrison
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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    At Walden Pond, Thoreau lived an examined life and realized his full potential while simultaneously developing a spiritual view of the natural world and where humans find themselves in it. Much of Thoreau's time at Walden Pond was spent becoming more mindful, a lesson from which we could all benefit in the hectic, technologically advanced society of modern day. 

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    • Nikola Tesla: A Biography

    • By: Liam Walsh
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist, who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, where he would become a naturalized citizen.

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    • Howard Schultz: A Biography of the Starbucks Billionaire

    • By: James Perry
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
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    After graduating, Schultz worked as a salesman for Xerox Corporation and was quickly promoted to a full sales representative. In 1979 he became a general manager for Swedish drip coffee maker manufacturer Hammarplast, where he became responsible for their US operations, with a staff of 20. In 1981, Schultz visited a client of Hammarplast, a fledgling coffee-bean shop called Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, curious as to why it ordered so many plastic cone filters. He was impressed with the company's knowledge of coffee and kept in contact over the next year, expressing interest in working with them. A year later, he joined Starbucks as the director of marketing.  

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    • Summary: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    • By: Greg Collins
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 34 mins
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    In this summary of Fooled by Randomness: Randomness is everywhere and involved in almost everything, especially politics and the economy. Presidents foolishly boast about all the jobs that “he created”, when it was only the chance of the market. Our belief that we owe our success to our own abilities, instead of recognizing most of our success comes from chance, is just another primitive superstition from our ancient past, the author argues.

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    • Summary: Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

    • By: Mike Anderson
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 32 mins
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    Sir Richard Branson released his best-selling autobiography, Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, in 1998. The book chronicles Branson's adventures in his business life and his personal life while offering valuable advice for others who need inspiration or want to follow in his footsteps. The book follows his life in quite vivid detail until the age of 43. This autobiography gives us the opportunity to see what made this man, who became worth 5.1 billion dollars and had fun doing it.

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    • Charlemagne: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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    It is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings, warriors, scholars, and religious leaders, but in many ways, Charlemagne was all of these things. He conquered land for the Franks and sent in missionaries to convert the pagans to Christianity.

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    • Elon Musk

    • A Biography of The Boring Company, Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal Founder
    • By: Chandler Moore
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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    Elon Musk is a South African-born American business magnate, investor, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink.

    • A Biography of The Boring Company, Tesla, SpaceX, and PayPal Founder
    • By: Chandler Moore
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-2018
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    • Leadership Lessons from Niccolo Machiavelli and The Prince

    • By: Matt Harrison
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 30 mins
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    The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli in 1513 and published in 1532 posthumously, is one of the most controversial pieces of writing in the world, even from the moment it was presented to “The Magnificent Lorenzo di Piero de'Medici”. Machiavelli was already considered a controversial figure in his time, and this fact, along with his imprisonment, torture, and banishment by the newly reinstated Medici regime, is the most likely reason for its rejection by its intended recipient. 

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