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  • Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

  • By: Roger McNamee
  • Narrated by: Roger McNamee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

If you had told Roger McNamee three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read or listen to this book.

  • By Martin Koss on 09-02-19

awsome

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Reviewed: 01-05-19

this book is probably one of the most powerful books that I have listened to on Audible. it is regarding social media and their collection of data to influence the population. Mark Zuckerberg well be the most powerful man in the world.

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 522
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Long But Too Economical

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-16

awesome book

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Reviewed: 25-02-19

A very interesting book which combines economics with high-technology advances. great lateral thinking by the author.

  • The Sale of a Lifetime

  • How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017-2019 Can Make You Rich
  • By: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

We're now entering the winter season of the 80-year four season economic cycle. It's during this season that we'll clear the decks with a devastating crash and debilitating deflation. The economy and markets will shed the excesses created during the preceding fall bubble boom season and prepare the soil for new blossoming in innovation and a spring boom. After the blustering bull market of 2009-2015, we are now preparing for a shakeout more painful than anything we've seen before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great listen

  • By Shorty on 26-10-18

great listen

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Reviewed: 26-10-18

I really enjoyed this book and even though some of the dates have already passed he has logical arguments which appeared to be rational. the unwinding of the Debt bubble globally has to come home to roost at some point.

  • The Plot to Destroy Democracy

  • How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West
  • By: Malcolm Nance, Rob Reiner - foreword
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made president of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 US election. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to reengineer the world political order that kept most of the world free since since 1945....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Malcolm Nance explains the facts! A must read!

  • By Greta Evans on 12-04-19

a bit patchy

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Reviewed: 05-09-18

I found this one slow at the beginning but it warmed up towards the end and finished well

  • Bookkeeping and Accounting

  • The Ultimate Guide to Basic Bookkeeping and Basic Accounting Principles for Small Business
  • By: Greg Shields
  • Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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Three comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook. This audiobook is intended for people who want to know something about the fundamentals of bookkeeping and accounting without necessarily becoming a certified bookkeeper or accountant. Many people are in this position; small business owners, employers, employees, business owners, stockholders, investors, and many, many more. Most of these folks do not need a deep understanding of bookkeeping or accounting; they just need to learn what it is and how they should be using it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thorough but designed for US markets

  • By Michael Killen on 21-02-18

it might be better in hard copy

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Reviewed: 17-07-18

As an accountant starting off I thought I would listen to this and see if it added anything new. It didn't but that's not to say it wasn't useful. Even though this book is written from an American perspective a lot of the GAAP principles are the same in the UK. For anybody who monitors this book in one of the chapters at 11 minutes 20 i there is swearing as the speaker thinks he made a mistake!

  • The Self Illusion

  • Why There Is No "You" Inside Your Head
  • By: Bruce Hood
  • Narrated by: Bruce Hood
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
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    4 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

The Self Illusion provides a fascinating examination of how the latest science shows that our individual concept of a self is in fact an illusion. Most of us believe that we possess a self - an internal individual who resides inside our bodies, making decisions, authoring actions and possessing free will. The feeling that a single, unified, enduring self inhabits the body is compelling and inescapable. But that sovereignty of the self is increasingly under threat from science as our understanding of the brain advances.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, well read! I enjoyed disagreeing.

  • By Jim Vaughan on 21-01-13

it starts slow

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Reviewed: 12-07-18

A couple of times at the beginning of this book I found it a little bit dull but it steadily got much more interesting definitely worth a read.

  • Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets

  • By: Connel Fullenkamp, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Connel Fullenkamp
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

With record-breaking highs one minute and economy-rocking lows the next, it can seem as if there's no way to feel truly comfortable in the mysterious world of finance. But there is, and it's more accessible than you might think. Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets is an essential primer on this domain, from its functions, strengths, and possibilities to its weaknesses and vulnerabilities

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not great

  • By Santiago on 18-09-16

comprehensive explanation of the financial markets

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Reviewed: 19-12-17

a basic course in financial literacy very good for beginners who wants to know how the financial markets work

  • One Up On Wall Street

  • By: Peter Lynch
  • Narrated by: Peter Lynch
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

Peter Lynch, one of the most successful investors of all time, shows you how to use what you already know to make money in the market. You'll discover why smart money is not so smart - and why you may be a better stock picker than the pros, how to follow your hunches and back them up with facts, how to disregard reports on the economy and pick your own time to buy and sell, and how to determine which types of stocks are right for you. Lynch is the former manager of the $9 billion Fidelity Magellan Fund, where he earned investors a $190,000 return on a $10,000 investment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some good ideas!

  • By Gavin on 17-11-09

great

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Reviewed: 12-12-17

my only complaint is that this book is a bit shortI've got to say that it is nice and clear

  • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

  • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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    5 out of 5 stars 107
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Could not be better.

  • By mr on 03-07-14

the best great courses economics audiobook

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Reviewed: 09-11-17

this is the best great courses audio book that I have read so far it is five stars all the way.

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  • Treasure Islands

  • Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World
  • By: Nicholas Shaxson
  • Narrated by: Tim Bentinck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Most people regard tax havens as being relevant only to celebrities, crooks and spivs, and mistakenly believe that the main offshore problems are money laundering and terrorist financing. These are only small parts of the whole picture. The offshore system has been (discreetly) responsible for the greatest ever shift of wealth from poor to rich. It also undermines our democracies by offering the wealthiest members of society escape routes from normal democratic controls.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To pay, or not to pay tax ...?

  • By M on 25-05-14

A must for economists

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Reviewed: 08-09-17

An Awesome book with more eye opening facts than I can count, highly recommended for anyone interested in finance