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george schweitzer

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  • Poorly Made in China

  • An Insider's Account of the Tactics Behind China's Production Game
  • By: Paul Midler
  • Narrated by: Paul Midler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

It was a world gone wrong, one in which manufacturers thought little of manipulating product quality levels in order to save the smallest amounts, where savvy foreign business leaders were made to feel in control while they were taken for a ride by their partners, where entire manufacturing facilities sometimes vanished right into thin air... Welcome to Poorly Made in China!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unusual and thought provoking...!

  • By David on 05-09-11

General view for new comers

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-17

Found it an easy listen. Did feel the author only really touched the surface of business in China. So much more he could have discussed. Think it is good read for someone looking to skim the surface of business of manufacturing and exporting from China.

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,339
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,319

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight but a little repetitive

  • By Andrew on 15-01-17

Enjoyed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-16

Enjoyed listening to the book. Some insight into the world of Elon and the rise of his really exciting ventures. Highly recommended

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  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Force for good or for evil?

  • By iLard on 16-06-14

Most interesting .

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-16

Enjoyed the listen. Found the book to the point and gives a good account of the Amazon storey. Also gives a look at the man behind it all.

  • Alibaba

  • The House That Jack Ma Built
  • By: Duncan Clark
  • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 397
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 345
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 341

In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded Alibaba and built it into one of the world's largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China's booming private sector.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great insight to one of the world's smartest men

  • By Amir Anzur on 29-07-16

Interesting read.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-16

Narrator was good. The book gave an indication of how Alibaba and Jack MA operate. This from beginning to set up an Internet giant in China to a household name around the world. Worth reading.

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  • Dan Carter: My Autobiography

  • By: Dan Carter
  • Narrated by: Mike Sengelow
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

Daniel William Carter is acknowledged as the greatest fly-half to have played international rugby. A veteran of more than 100 Test matches, he is the world record holder for most Test points, has twice been named the IRB's Player of the Year and twice named New Zealand Player of the Year. Legendary unbeaten All Blacks coach Sir Fred Allen, who followed international rugby from the 1920s until after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, had no hesitation in naming Carter as the greatest fly-half he ever saw.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but sketchy at times

  • By P O DWYER on 09-03-19

OK

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-16

Not much depth. Very flat. Not very motivational.worth reading but not an absolute must read. Read better on rugby players and other sports personalities.