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Alexander Mikhalev

Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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  • The Business Blockchain

  • Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology
  • By: William Mougayar, Vitalik Buterin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
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    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 145

Blockchains are new technology layers that rewire the Internet and threaten to side-step older legacy constructs and centrally served businesses. At its core, a blockchain injects trust into the network, cutting off some intermediaries from serving that function and creatively disrupting how they operate. Metaphorically, blockchains are the ultimate non-stop computers. Once launched, they never go down, and offer an incredible amount of resiliency, making them dependable and attractive for running a new generation of decentralized services and software.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good summary, not too much more...

  • By Ash on 25-01-17

Brilliant book about complex topic

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Reviewed: 24-10-18

This is an absolutely brilliant book for complex topic, which is still technically correct and provides enough business inside to drive blockchain strategy forward.

  • Team of Teams

  • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
  • By: General Stanley McChrystal, David Silverman, Tantum Collins, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 170

When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. The allied forces had a huge advantage in numbers, equipment and training - but none of the enemy's speed and flexibility. McChrystal and his colleagues discarded a century of conventional wisdom to create a 'team of teams' that combined extremely transparent communication with decentralised decision-making authority.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Relevance to the modern leader.

  • By Mr Matthew J Fry on 08-01-18

brilliant book - every leader should read.

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Reviewed: 16-10-17

I really liked this book - very unexpected from military and good reminder of good leadership and what it means.

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  • Summary and Analysis of The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

  • By: Summary Station
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In the first chapter, Jeff Olson introduces his readers to the idea that every single person on this planet has the potential to turn either into a poor, unsuccessful beach bum or into a successful entrepreneur with a huge balance in his bank account. He tells his own story - about how he went from failure to success to another failure, how he slowly learned that failure and success both happen for the same reason, and that this one single reason can work either for or against you, depending on how you use it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • very quick overview

  • By R.M on 23-08-18

best way to read self help via summary station

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Reviewed: 19-06-17

summary station provides best way to read self help books- short concise and to the point. I don't have affiliations and i will use them more.

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