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  • Wild Ride

  • Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination
  • By: Adam Lashinsky
  • Narrated by: Adam Lashinsky
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth, and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick's ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. In Wild Ride, Adam Lashinsky, veteran Fortune writer and author of Inside Apple, traces the story of Uber's meteoric rise: from its murky origins to its plans for expansion into radically different industries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but not too capturing or thrilling.

  • By Anonymous User on 23-10-17

Good but not too capturing or thrilling.

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

Reviewed: 23-10-17

I really liked this unique and rare account of Uber's rise. I would have liked more insight and depth rather than what felt like simple recounting at time

  • Machine, Platform, Crowd

  • Harnessing Our Digital Future
  • By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Anonymous User on 25-09-17

Amazing

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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: 25-09-17

This book really paints a wonderful picture of where we are and where we are going. Discussing outdated ways of acting and thinking, and offering both sides to all points brought up. Machine, Platform, Crowd is a keenly insightful window into the effects, both current and future, of technology on a personal and macro scale.... all wrapped up in a delightful now of contagious optimism

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  • The Science of Energy

  • Resources and Power Explained
  • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive picture of energy resources

  • By Eoin on 17-09-16

Really good. Unbiased and informative.

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

Reviewed: 21-09-17

As go9d a summary as you can find without technical experience. A perfect starting point

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 442

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible

  • By Adam.W on 15-12-13

Galvanizing

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

Reviewed: 21-07-17

Great galvanizing message. If youre ready for it, I think you'll agree. This was an amazing deal.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful