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samuel stanbury

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(Rich Dad, Poor Dad + Richest man in Babylon)×2019

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Reviewed: 10-06-19

if you've read the above mentioned books, you need to read this book too.

in a similar vein other investment books, yet with very practical implications and, in places, clear instructions on how make your money work for you.

Andrew Craig's narration is smooth and clear as well, I got used to his voice very quickly and didn't tire of hearing him at all.

I'm recommending this book to several of my investment friends and I think that it can really open up a new view to investment and portfolio diversification.

Good Job.

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Arrogant style, but makes good sense.

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Reviewed: 20-01-19

The authors style is very self proclaimed and arrogant. This can be entertaining at some points, but can also be very annoying and takes away from his argument.

The content is good and the book does cover a lot of relevant information, simply explained, which has changed the way I think forever.

yet at times, especially in the second section, I found it hard to listen, not due to difficulty in understanding the book, but due to some repetition and self glorification.

worth reading, and I'll definitely be looking out for more from this author. however, I feel I need some time to get over the author.

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Works better listened than read.

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Reviewed: 02-12-18

Jordan Belfort, despite being portrayed as a cowboy businessman in the film "The Wolf of Wall street", is in fact a very calculated man.

This book teaches Jordan's straight line method in such a way that is easy to follow and implement. It is a step by step guide on how to be successful, how to: dress, talk, stand, persuade and charm anyone towards a product.

His style is similar to Carnegie and Covey, as he shares example and works the reader through the processes, which all can immediately be incorporated into almost all walks of life.

However, I will definitely have to re-listen to this book as there are too many good ideas that need some more time for thought than Jordan's fast pace allows.

very good narrative and easy to listen to.

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Reviewed: 01-12-18

very gripping book, interesting look behind the biggest data leak ever. I would advise that you try and listen to it all in one go or in as large chunks as possible as there are so many names to remember and processes to follow that it makes for better listening when they are fresh in your mind. hasn't changed my life, but has given a very good insight into the offshore process.

Gripping story with a smooth narrative.

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Reviewed: 21-10-18

The narrator really catches the enthusiasm of the author. This book is perfect for novice economist as well as the well versed in the subject. Michael Lewis yet again demonstrates his vast knowledge and understanding of the subject, and particularly the events of the 2007-8 financial crisis. He clearly and progressively explains the factors and causes of the crisis through the eyes of some of the men who saw it coming. Very entertaining and at times funny, this book will be hard to put down once started. highly recommended.

Also, this book compliments the movie well, yet should be read before seeing the movie.