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Tom

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  • The Outsiders

  • Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
  • Autor: William N. Thorndike
  • Sprecher: Brian Troxell
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 52 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods striking for their consistency and relentless rationality that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these "outsiders" shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The hidden stars

  • Von Anton Smirnov Am hilfreichsten 15.09.2017

Excellent book on capital allocation skills

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 08.11.2018

The best book I have read and now also heard on capital allocation skills! I recommend reading/listening to this (audio)book multiple times, it really grows on you!
It outlines how 8 CEOs who generated outstanding results for their shareholders handled the difficult task of capital allocation, how they went against the grain and which similarities/differences can be found in their respective approach. Very well assembled and strucutred. Fully recommended!

  • Antifragile

  • Things That Gain from Disorder
  • Autor: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Sprecher: Joe Ochman
  • Spieldauer: 16 Std. und 14 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 201
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 200

In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How to survive black swan events

  • Von Stephan Am hilfreichsten 07.07.2013

Impressive!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.07.2018

This book is easily amongst my top 5 best books ever read (listened to), potentially even the best book.
The idea behind it is as simple as it is eye opening. Taleb spends a lot of time transferring it to various fields (science, medicine, business, politics, ethics etc) and every time you think you got it, you learn about a new aspect... 10 stars from me, well done Mr. Taleb!
The speaker in the audiobook version is also very good and only adds to the experience of listening to the book! Well done!!!

  • Bad Blood

  • Autor: John Carreyrou
  • Sprecher: Will Damron
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 36 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 58

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of a multibillion-dollar start-up, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up ‘unicorn’ promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood tests significantly faster and easier. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grossartig

  • Von drsta Am hilfreichsten 09.04.2019

Great story, couldn‘t put it away!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.06.2018

I listened to this audiobook almost in one go. Once started you can‘t really stop. The story is as fascinating as it is unbelievable. The speaker is great and added positively to the lively story by creating a pleasant listening experience.
Highly recommended!

  • The Fourth Turning

  • An American Prophecy
  • Autor: William Strauss, Neil Howe
  • Sprecher: William Strauss, Neil Howe
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 1 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

This provocative book has found renewed popularity in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks: Is this the onset of the Crisis - the Fourth Turning - of which the authors predict? Hear it and decide for yourself. An audible.com audio exclusive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I read in my life

  • Von Tom Am hilfreichsten 19.06.2018

One of the best books I read in my life

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 19.06.2018

Although not being an American (and the book very much focusses on American history) I could deeply identify with the ideas presented in here. Probably due to the fact that the American way of life had influenced other western nations in a significant way - at least in my lifetime.
This book is awesome, regardless whether you are an investor (like me) or just interested in cycles, generations, history and how it all might fit together. I opens your eyes for the long cycles and offers impressive reasons why "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose".
The narrator is good and following along is made easy. If I could, this book would be 10 Stars.

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  • The Great Crash of 1929

  • Autor: John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Sprecher: Nelson Runger
  • Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 39 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

With grace and wit, America's foremost economist examines the boom-and-bust that led to the stock market crash of 1929. Economic writings are rarely notable for their entertainment value, but this widely admired best-seller is the exception. Galbraith's light touch makes his expert analysis of America's greatest financial disaster a surprisingly engaging listen for anyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great lesson

  • Von Tom Am hilfreichsten 25.01.2018

great lesson

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.01.2018

1929 has got its very own fascination, especially when measured against today in the aftermath of the GFC. It is truly amazing how little people learn from past mistakes while greed takes control of their brain. Think about this in the face of record high valuations in the stock market, historically low interest rates, record borrowing from corporations, extremely high margin debt... my prediction: there will soon be written another book with similar content reflecting on the insanity in the early 21st century. It enforces Mark Twain‘s famous words: history never repeats but it rhymes!

  • Panama Papers

  • Die Geschichte einer weltweiten Enthüllung
  • Autor: Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier
  • Sprecher: Olaf Pessler
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 35 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.481
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1.377
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1.380

Die Geschichte des größten Daten-Leaks aller Zeiten beginnt spät am Abend mit einer anonymen Nachricht: "Hallo. Hier spricht John Doe. Interessiert an Daten?" Bastian Obermayer, Investigativreporter der Süddeutschen Zeitung, antwortet sofort – und erhält Informationen, die ihn und seinen Kollegen Frederik Obermaier elektrisieren. Es sind die Daten hunderttausender Briefkastenfirmen. Sie bieten einen Einblick in eine bislang vollständig abgeschottete Parallelwelt, in der Milliarden verwaltet, verschoben und versteckt werden: die Gelder von großen Konzernen, von europäischen Premierministern und Diktatoren aus aller Welt, von Scheichs, Emiren und Königen, von Mafiosi, Schmugglern, Drogenbossen, von Geheimagenten, FIFA-Funktionären, Adligen, Superreichen und Prominenten.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MUTIGE MENSCHEN BRAUCHT DIE WELT

  • Von Sven Am hilfreichsten 05.05.2016

Was soll man da noch sagen?

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 01.06.2017

Die Panama Papers sind absoluter Sprengstoff und die ganze Welt (bis auf einige Wenige, die wohl als Protagonisten dieses Buches gewertet werden dürfen), sollte sich zuerst einmal bei John Doe für seine Zivilcourage bedanken!

Das Buch selbst ist gut verständlich geschrieben, so dass sich wohl selbst Finanz- und Rechtslaien einen guten Überblick zum Thema verschaffen können. Auch haben die Autoren versucht, das Buch unterhaltsam zu gestalten. Das vorliegende Werk ist also keineswegs ein trockenes Fachbuch.
Das hat jedoch die Nebenwirkung, dass es im Verlauf des Plots sehr viele Wiederholungen gibt, was nach einer gewissen Zeit etwas nervt. Dafür gebe ich einen Stern Abzug.

Die Geschichte an sich und der vorlesende Sprecher sind jedoch hervorragend, weshalb ich dieses Buch anderen Hörern gerne empfehlen möchte!

Der jüngst verliehene Pulitzerpreis für die Herren Obermaier und Ihre Kollegen vom ICIJ ist mehr als verdient. Gratulation auch dazu!

  • Legacy of Ashes

  • The History of the CIA
  • Autor: Tim Weiner
  • Sprecher: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Spieldauer: 21 Std. und 37 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

This is the book the CIA does not want you to read. For the last 60 years, the CIA has maintained a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, never disclosing its blunders to the American public. It spun its own truth to the nation while reality lay buried in classified archives. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Tim Weiner offers a stunning indictment of the CIA, a deeply flawed organization that has never deserved America's confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story and enjoyable listening experience

  • Von Tom Am hilfreichsten 02.05.2017

Fascinating story and enjoyable listening experience

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 02.05.2017

This book was a recommendation on the NoAgenda podcast (which I hereby also recommend) and after having finished the book I encourage anyone else to listen to it too.
It tells the story of the CIA from its founding days after WW2 until the end of the Bush administration.
I read on some Amazon reviews that the book is negatively biased towards the CIA and from time to time it seems so. But when you have listened to the last two chapters, the whole story gets and additional aspect, so I really can't join into this criticism.
I whole-heartedly recommend listening to this audiobook. And as the speaker's voice fits the narrative nicely this is not only an interesting but also a very pleasant experience.

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  • The Assassination Complex

  • Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program
  • Autor: Jeremy Scahill, The Staff of The Intercept, Edward Snowden - foreword, und andere
  • Sprecher: George Newbern, Jeremy Scahill - introduction, Glenn Greenwald - afterword
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 13 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - best-selling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting topic, no recommendations from me

  • Von Karol Babioch Am hilfreichsten 10.01.2017

Excellent (audio)book

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.03.2017

This book is an eye-opener to the world of covert warfare and extrajudicial killings. Whether you are an American or not, read this book to understand what the US does - not only to terrorists (with whom I have little sympathy in general) - but to the ordinary people of these countries where drone strikes are daily business. Learn about the success-rates of drone-warfare and the vested interests of those begind this machine. Read it to get a glimpse of how surveillance technology has developed from an instrument of war on terrorism to items used by police to spy on their own civillians. One has not to be too creative to see where this whole thing is going! Scare-mongering? Read the book and draw your own conclusions but READ IT YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD!

  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • Autor: John Perkins
  • Sprecher: Tom Taylorson
  • Spieldauer: 12 Std. und 22 Min.
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I ever read!

  • Von Tom Am hilfreichsten 20.02.2017

One of the best books I ever read!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 20.02.2017

If you want to understand the US' position in the world, economically and morally, read this book! It is definitely one of the best books I ever read!

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  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • Autor: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Sprecher: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 4 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 95

In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but not mindblowing

  • Von Undomiel Am hilfreichsten 30.06.2018

One of the most fascinating books I ever read

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 15.07.2016

Tipping point is definetely amongst my personal must-reads (other books I consider in the section are Fooled by randomness, Essays of Warren Buffett (Cunningham), Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Manics Panics and Crashes, Thinking Fast and Slow just to give you a flavour of my taste). I was absolutely stunned by that vast accumulation of interesting observations and how Gladwell puts them together into an almost unstoppable listening experience (in book terms this would equal a page-turner). Loved it, will definitely re-read it as a book (so many passages I want to mark) and heavily recommend it to you. Thank you Mr. Gladwell for that wonderful book!