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judith

judith canary wharf, United Kingdom Member Since 2009
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  • "A rising star"

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    Tim Harford gets better and better, now with a whole thoughtful book exploring the concept of evolution as applied to markets and other complex systems. He is really becoming the UK's Paul Krugman with his colourful analogies that bring to life economic concepts for the lay person - Coco bonds as airbags and 'economic Bulldogs' for the unintended consequences of well intended policy. So why only four stars? Well, most unfortunately, Tim (who, as we all know, is himself a highly competent presenter, well able to read his own book) delegated this task to some actor who decided to deliver various lengthily quoted passages in the supposedly appropriate accent. So Adam Smith appears with a rich scottish burr, and various Americans with a transatlantic drawl. This is irritating and unnecessary (and probably inaccurate) but tolerable. It becomes unbearable when we have third world economists such as Muhammad Yunus (founder of the Grameen bank). The narrator can't actually face the horror of putting on a faux-Bengali accent so he does a sort of 'humble peasant voice' instead. Made me squirm. Tim - read your own books - please.

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    Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure

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    • By Tim Harford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    Everything we know about solving the world's problems is wrong. Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders. In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again. In this groundbreaking new book, Tim Harford shows how the world's most complex and important problems - including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis - can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting.

    judith says: "A rising star"
  • "My mistake - audioer beware!"

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    I clicked this into my library without realising a) that it was abridged and b) that it is the 2000 edition not the 2005 revised edition. In other words, in my appreciation this purchase is a complete mistake. Why would the 2000 edition even still be in stock, once the post-2001 crash version is available? I'm going to try and send this book back.

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    Irrational Exuberance

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    • By Robert J. Shiller
    • Narrated By Robert J. Shiller
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    In this bold and potentially urgent volume, Robert J. Shiller, a respected expert on market volatility, offers an unconventional interpretation of recent U.S. stock market highs and warns that poorer performance may be in the offing. He tells us how we - as a society and individually - can respond.

    judith says: "My mistake - audioer beware!"
  • "Elegance and charm, jazzing on a we..."

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    I've read several books (Gillian Tett's Fools Gold, Michael Lewis's The Big Short, Gordon Brown's apology..) about the financial crisis, so I can't really say I learnt anything new from John Lanchester. However, I was richly amused and entertained by his whimsical and informal style. His wry wit and colloquial turn of phrase often had me laughing out loud. And it is a story so amazing, so profound and so ongoing (unfortunately) that it bears retelling a few times, in different registers, by different people. Mr Lanchester is a definite outsider. Son of an old fashioned (good/safe) banker, he read English and became a writer. He can take the 'man in the street' perspective, and uses analogies that make the whole episode both accessible and maximally absurd.

    Normally I don't like narrators trying to mimic real characters (e.g. the voices of Ronald Reagan and Alan Greenspan), but in this context - a rather theatrical book - it does more or less work. The narrator also manages to personify Mr Lanchester's animated and humorous style.

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    Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay

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    • By John Lanchester
    • Narrated By Jonathan Iris
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    In 2000, the total GDP of Earth was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Today that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline. John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless bankers, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders, to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do.

    judith says: "Elegance and charm, jazzing on a well-known theme"
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UNABRIDGED) by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan Narrated by Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
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    Graham Keegan says: "5 out 5"
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    Triplecat says: "Highly recommended."
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    Ian says: "Why Read This Book?"
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    • By Dale Carnegie
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    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!

    Rachel says: "Life changing"
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    Nelson says: "Outstanding"
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UNABRIDGED) by Chip Heath, Dan Heath Narrated by Charles Kahlenberg
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    Made to Stick

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    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
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    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Ralph says: "One of the best communication books ever written"
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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert T. Kiyosaki Narrated by Tim Wheeler
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    Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

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    • By Robert T. Kiyosaki
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    Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage. He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. According to Kiyosaki, "The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money."

    Susmitha says: "Fantastic book!! Very useful"
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UNABRIDGED) by Daniel H. Pink Narrated by Daniel H. Pink
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    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Daniel H. Pink
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    Mark says: "To persuade, divine"
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UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Michael Lewis, Jesse Boggs
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    • By Michael Lewis
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UNABRIDGED) by Richard P. Rumelt Narrated by Sean Runnette
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    Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
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    Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a school, or a government official. Richard Rumelt argues that the heart of a good strategy is insight - into the true nature of the situation, into the hidden power in a situation, and into an appropriate response. He shows you how insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools for guiding your own thinking.

    S says: "Engaging"
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UNABRIDGED) by Ade Ade Asefeso, MCIPS, MBA Narrated by Matt Weight
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    How to Protect Your Creativity

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    • By Ade Ade Asefeso, MCIPS, MBA
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    People seem to have the misconception that only a select few are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. That is not true at all. The fact is, creativity is very much like a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to consistently give out great results.

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UNABRIDGED) by Richard Stooker Narrated by Gary Roelofs
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    REITs Around the World: Your Guide to Real Estate Investment Trusts in Nearly 40 Countries for Inflation Protection, Currency Hedging, Risk Management and Diversification

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Richard Stooker
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  • Wall Street Journal Morning Read, April 16, 2014  by The Wall Street Journal Narrated by The Wall Street Journal
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    Wall Street Journal Morning Read, April 16, 2014

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    • By The Wall Street Journal
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    Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.

  • 7 Steps to a New Job, What Employers Are Really Looking for in Today's Troubled Economy (






UNABRIDGED) by Nick Vulich Narrated by Sean Schroeder
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    7 Steps to a New Job, What Employers Are Really Looking for in Today's Troubled Economy

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    • By Nick Vulich
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    Hi - My name is Nick Vulich. I've spent over fifteen years as a retail manager, and have personally hired close to five hundred employees. Clerks, managers, warehouse workers, you name it, I've interviewed, and hired them.

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  • The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts (






UNABRIDGED) by Stanley Bing Narrated by Stanley Bing
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    The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts

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    • By Stanley Bing
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    From the mind of the ultimate corporate gunslinger comes this no-nonsense, real-world Curriculum, designed to augment - if not replace - the more traditional path to achieving mastery of the business universe. Conquer this sharp, practical and often amusing course of study and save $250,000 of wasted business school tuition. The Curriculum is dedicated to the study of business, how it works, and how it can be used against those who don't know how it works.

  • Networking for the Career-Minded Student, Third Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Linda Hewitt Narrated by Suzie Vail
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    Networking for the Career-Minded Student, Third Edition

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    Savvy students already see that the job market of tomorrow, the job market in which they must make a living, is likely to be a roller coaster ride. Networking for the Career-Minded Student shows them how to ride the coaster without blinders by harnessing purposeful networking, a powerful tool that's free and available to all. Topics covered include how to research, strategize and implement purposeful networking for career preparation.

  • Wall Street Journal Morning Read, April 15, 2014  by The Wall Street Journal Narrated by The Wall Street Journal
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    Wall Street Journal Morning Read, April 15, 2014

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    Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.

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    Conference Crushing: The 17 Undeniable Rules on How to Network, Build Relationships, and Crush It at Networking Events Even If You Don't Know Anyone

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    Business conferences and other networking events often require a significant investment of your time and money, but are you getting the maximum benefit in return? Anyone can benefit from better networking skills, and Conference Crushing provides you with 17 highly effective skills you can put to work for building better relationships and growing a wider, stronger network.

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  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know (






UNABRIDGED) by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman Narrated by Sandy Rustin
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    The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance - What Women Should Know

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    Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in the corporate world. In The Confidence Code, Claire Shipman and Katty Kay argue that the key reason is confidence. Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition - with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business - Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in."