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ECONOMISM

ECONOMISM Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality

by James Kwak, Simon Johnson [Foreword] | Read by Mark Bramhall

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Here is a well-crafted explanation of why many popular free-market economic theories (supply-and-demand curves, survival-of-the-fittest policies) are both simplistic and irresponsible. Narrator Mark Bramhall's phrasing range and philosophical tone help take the contentiousness out of this discussion. His evenhanded delivery invites listeners to think about how abstract economic... Read More

THE END OF LOYALTY

THE END OF LOYALTY The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

by Rick Wartzman | Read by Rick Wartzman

Hachette Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

The author's narration falls just short of being too earnest--there's enough pathos in the story itself. But his sincerity and command of his phrasing make this an excellent way to learn about why the traditional contract between workers and employers has changed. With his 15 years writing for the WALL STREET JOURNAL evident throughout, Wartzman explains that employees became... Read More

THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

by Klaus Schwab | Read by Nicholas Guy Smith

Random House Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Based on discussions with many global leaders, the head of the World Economic Forum explains the challenges brought on by the rapid growth of mobile and infinitely connected digital intelligence. British voice pro Nicholas Guy Smith gives this excellent writing the international flavor it deserves. Serious but never pretentious, his performance provides great clarity and... Read More

THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE

THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE Why Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

by Scott Hartley | Read by Scott Merriman

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Scott Merriman's narration adds an assertive edge to this big-picture audiobook about what kind of people will be needed for today's technology to truly serve mankind. His clear phrasing and strong vocal tone will appeal to listeners who gravitate toward this type of book. The author, a liberal arts major who became a Google/Facebook techie and venture capitalist, uses... Read More

THE LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF HAMILTON

THE LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF HAMILTON 7 Steps to Revolutionary Leadership from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers

by Gordon Leidner | Read by James Foster

Brilliance Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

With deliberate yet relaxed diction, narrator James Foster makes this audio an inviting way to learn about the skills of one of today's most trendy historical figures--Alexander Hamilton. Foster's calming performance will help listeners savor the nuanced transactions that led to the birth of our nation. The author's historical work offers a seamless combination of concise... Read More

MINDSHIFT

MINDSHIFT Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

by Barbara Oakley | Read by Barbara Oakley

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Barbara Oakley gives a straightforward performance of her audiobook, which challenges the cliché of following one's passion and encourages listeners to consider the possibilities of making major career shifts, learning new skills, and building up areas of weakness to create more opportunities for growth, change, and fulfillment. Oakley's evenly paced but cheerful reading makes... Read More

THE RIGHT KIND OF CRAZY

THE RIGHT KIND OF CRAZY A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes Innovation

by Adam Steltzner, William Patrick | Read by Christopher Grove

Penguin Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Scientific achievement on a massive scale is the subject of this thoughtful account of how NASA scientists put an exploration vehicle on Mars. With his likable vocal personality adding to the appeal of the story, narrator Christopher Grove sounds tuned-in to the ebb and flow of the narrative's drama. The performance is a totally believable blend of his precise enunciation and... Read More

THERE IS LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

THERE IS LIFE AFTER COLLEGE What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow

by Jeffrey J. Selingo | Read by Patrick Lawlor

Harper Audio | Unabridged
Business & Finance

Higher education journalist Selingo follows up his previous critical look at the changes in higher education in the 21st century (COLLEGE UNBOUND) with a critical look at and sage advice for parents and students on how to navigate these new paradigms. Narrator Patrick Lawlor's deep but soft voice delivers the prose effectively, sounding like a benevolent guidance counselor... Read More

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