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  1. 7.0 hrs • 4/23/2013 • Unabridged

    Generation Y faces the bleakest economic landscape in modern history. The recent spikes in unemployment and debt, alongside a drop in marriage, home-buying, and childbearing rates, will have long-term consequences for a group that had no hand in creating the financial crisis. For these young adults, the American Dream is moving farther out of reach. Worse still, leaders aren’t doing anything about it. Drawing on a wide range of reportage and interviews from across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Riva Froymovich gives voice to those struggling in this new economy and explains the harm of shortsighted government policies, including initiatives to curb the national debt and key social programs. Through policy suggestions that focus on social enterprise and investment in economic growth, as well as inspiring stories from young entrepreneurs carving out their own way, End of the Good Life presents a deeply relevant read for Millennials, their baby boomer parents, and anyone who cares about the survival of this nation’s most important tenet: the opportunity to get ahead.

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    End of the Good Life

    7.0 hrs • 4/23/13 • Unabridged
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  2. 1.7 hrs • 12/14/2010 • Unabridged

    The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.

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    The Bed of Procrustes

    1.7 hrs • 12/14/10 • Unabridged
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  3. 14.1 hrs • 1/18/2010 • Unabridged

    Charles H. Dow, Benjamin Graham, George Soros, Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, Mario Gabelli, and Donald Trump—you won’t find a seminar or lecture anywhere that boasts a panel quite like this: a group of the great stock-pickers and market gurus, both past and present, brought together to instruct you on the art of investing. The Book of Investing Wisdom offers you a unique insight into how these professionals and many others achieved financial success through intelligent investing—all from the comfort of your armchair. Never before have the writings of such a large and diverse group of brilliant investors been collected between the covers of a single book. The Book of Investing Wisdom is an anthology of forty-six essays and speeches from the most successful, well-known investors and financiers of our time. In their own words, these legends of Wall Street share their best investment ideas and advice. You’ll hear from Bernard Baruch on stock market slumps, Peter Bernstein on investing for the long term, Joseph E. Granville on market movements, John Moody on investment vs. speculation, Otto Kahn on the New York Stock Exchange and public opinion, William Peter Hamilton on the Dow theory, and Leo Melamed on the art of futures trading, to name just a few. For easy reference, the essays featured here are organized into eight categories, covering the nuts and bolts of analysis, investing attitude and philosophy, investing strategies, market cycles, views from the inside, lessons from notorious characters, insights from the Great Crashes, and advice beyond your average blue chip. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that provides intriguing and insightful background information about its author’s life and career and places the essay in historical perspective. Offering practical advice, strategic wisdom, and intriguing history, The Book of Investing Wisdom will inspire and motivate everyone from the professional money manager to the do-it-yourself investor to the business student.

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    The Book of Investing Wisdom by Peter Krass

    The Book of Investing Wisdom

    Edited by Peter Krass
    14.1 hrs • 1/18/10 • Unabridged
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  4. 2.4 hrs • 6/13/2006 • Abridged

    In 1982, business guru Tom Peters coauthored In Search of Excellence, one of the most influential business guides of all time. More recently, through 400 seminars in 47 states and 22 countries, Peters reexamined, refined, and reinvented his views on innovation—the #1 survival strategy, he asserts, for businesses of the next millennium. The Circle of Innovation brings these seminars—and Peters’ contagious passion—to the reader in a landmark book. Through astounding facts and figures, and quotes whose sources range from Émile Zola to Steve Jobs, Peters blows the lid off accepted management styles. Here is a book that will open your eyes to new ways of envisioning the challenges of today’s world. Here, too, is a practical guide that will teach you how to: reverse the rising tide of product and service “commoditization” and foster uniqueness capitalize on the skyrocketing purchasing power of women convert sluggish staff into vital centers of intellectual capital accumulation build systems of elegance and beauty liberate your creativity and individual leadership style Whether you manage a six-person department or a 60,000-body behemoth, The Circle of Innovation empowers you to transform your organization, your career, yourself. Inspiring, timely, this blueprint for success is pure Peters—a handbook as energetic as it is profound.

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    The Circle of Innovation

    2.4 hrs • 6/13/06 • Abridged
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  5. 1.6 hrs • 9/1/1998 • Abridged

    Instantly recognizable as the company behind such familiar products as Ivory soap, Tide detergent and Crest toothpaste, Procter & Gamble is admired as one of the world's best managed companies. Marketing training at P&G rivals that of an MBA degree, and Harvard Business School teaches P&G's brand-management system. Now, a former P&G marketing executive identifies ninety-nine practices and principles that fuel this $35 billion powerhouse -- strategies for success in business and in life. Here are the beliefs ("A brand can't stand still"), the code of business conduct ("Do the right thing") and the rules of engagement for television advertising ("Show the package in the first eight seconds") that are at the heart of this marketing giant. Here are anecdotes of a corporate culture where winning is the goal, risk avoidance the criterion, and the airtight memo the basis for action. Accessible and engaging, Winning with the P&G 99 offers the time-tested strategies that have kept P&G on top -- practical insights for anyone managing a business, a career, or striving for a personal best.

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    Winning With the P&G 99

    1.6 hrs • 9/1/98 • Abridged
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