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Jack: Straight from the Gut
Jack: Straight from the Gut Reviews

Review: I guess it's not bragging if you can do it - and he did. It is difficult to argue GE's success over the past 20 years. Mr. Welch took a 12 billion company and made it into a 500 billion dollar business. Without even using a computer!! Regarding the portion of the book where he talks about assigning E-trainers for all the top executives in the company, all I have to say is rank does have its privileges, It must be nice to have a techie hold your hand if you are an executive and computer illiterat... Read more

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - The Snowball
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - The Snowball Reviews

Review: * Review of unabridged audiobook *

I found this to be an excellent biography because it provides a detailed and apparently accurate and balanced portrait of Warren Buffett. We learn that if there was ever a genius of business and investing, Buffett is that genius. Surely, anyone who achieves such an outlier level of success has had good luck overall, but this biography convincingly shows that Buffett hasn't merely been unusually lucky. Here are some of his key attributes:

- Narr... Read more

The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness
The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness Reviews

Review: Well written! Easy read! Good story! I guess you have figured out that I enjoyed this book very much. Read more

Blue Blood
Blue Blood Reviews

Review: I do not regret that I bought this book. It is an interesting book. I like the author's style of writing and the police stories which I found exciting. I generally like cop stories and wasn't disappointed by this. If you ever want to know about the inner workings of New York City and the NYPD, then this is a recommended read.Union Moujik and The White Ruusian are books I also enjoyed Read more

The True Story Behind the Hit Series 'Narcos' - Killing Pablo
The True Story Behind the Hit Series 'Narcos' - Killing Pablo Reviews

Review: Before reading this book I knew, through popular media, that Pablo Escobar was a drug kingpen who lived lavishly while publicly evading the law but who eventually fell and was jailed or something. A conversation with a Colombian student of mine who was surprised that I didn't know more about this cocaine mafioso led me to Mark Bowden's narration of the events that led to Escobar's assassination.

Upon reading the first 100 pages, my opnion of Escobar evolved from a general disliking of the... Read more

The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy - The Wolves at the Door
The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy - The Wolves at the Door Reviews

Review: Enjoyed the book. The style used by the author is not one I enjoy. It was factual not developed well as a story. Read more

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion Reviews

Review: Our church book group read this and found it good for conversation. Read more

Cheaper By The Dozen
Cheaper By The Dozen Reviews

Review: I was watching the attractions for the Steve Martin version of Cheaper By the Dozen and thinking that it looks like the only element they kept from the book was the title and having 12 kids. I really haven't read the book since..... 6th grade? It was my favorite book then. I decided to re read it and it's still really funny. I mean laugh out loud funny. The rest is a charming look at life in a different time.
It's just a wonderful story about Frank and Lillian Gilbreth (I believe he started... Read more

Cheaper by the Dozen: Novel-Ties Study Guide
Cheaper by the Dozen: Novel-Ties Study Guide Reviews

Review: I was watching the attractions for the Steve Martin version of Cheaper By the Dozen and thinking that it looks like the only element they kept from the book was the title and having 12 kids. I really haven't read the book since..... 6th grade? It was my favorite book then. I decided to re read it and it's still really funny. I mean laugh out loud funny. The rest is a charming look at life in a different time.
It's just a wonderful story about Frank and Lillian Gilbreth (I believe he started... Read more

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