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Andrew Shannon

Milwaukee, WI, USA
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  • The Startup Way

  • How Entrepreneurial Management Transforms Culture and Drives Growth
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

In The Startup Way, Eric Ries shares his insights, stories and best practices, delivering a critical toolkit to solve all business challenges. Today every company needs to get faster and smarter. Listen to The Startup Way and discover how to embrace change, survive and thrive.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Poor sequel - major disappointment

  • By MR on 13-11-17

Far too focused on GE

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

Felt like the majority of the book was about 1 single corporate - GE, which the author worked with. Would have liked a much more diverse set of examples.

  • Leonardo Da Vinci

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An art history course in a book

  • By Nando Cuca on 14-11-17

Great book, engaging through stories

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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: 07-12-17

Everything flowed well, following Leonardo through his life and describing engaging stories. I’d recommend to others.

  • River out of Eden

  • A Darwinian View of Life
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

The number-one Sunday Times best seller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works from best-selling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins. Complete and unabridged and read by Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward. The river of Dawkins' title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on Earth to the present and onwards.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Prof Dawkins.

  • By Mr. S. Kelly on 25-09-17

Too technical

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-17

Would have liked less nuanced anatomy and more stories of evolution like the bee example

  • The Undoing Project

  • A Friendship That Changed the World
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of Holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved, Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new audiobook, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great writer finds a great topic

  • By Judy Corstjens on 24-12-16

Quick and 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: 11-11-17

Story flowed very well with many real world examples. Easy read, I could do it again.

  • Fooled by Randomness

  • The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

This audiobook is about luck, or more precisely, how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work, and its title has entered our vocabulary. In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Self righteous rambling

  • By Ben Stubbens on 21-02-17

Interesting quick listen

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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: 24-06-17

Not a huge amount of takeaways, but interesting story and thoughts on how humans compute chance.