Posts Tagged ‘Audiobooks’

Director’s Blog – June 2021

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

This month’s Director’s blog post celebrates an all-too-brief “summer” break for the Fuqua community with a collection of interesting miscellaneous articles. Enjoy some down time!

From the Wall Street Journal

All of the linked articles below require a account which you can create hereFord Library and Goodson Law Library have co-funded your access to personal accounts on! “Extra” – The article below requires a account which is available to Fuqua users courtesy of the Fuqua Career Management Center and a generous donation by Mr. R. Scott Collins (Duke Class of 1993), President, Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.

Popular Online Audio and E-Books

The titles below from Overdrive all have lengthy wait periods. If you don’t want to wait that long, let us know and we’ll see if we can purchase additional online “copies”.

  • Empire of Painaudiobook | ebook
    – A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin.
  • Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Mostaudiobook | ebook
    – Stuck in an endless loop of “Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat,” we’re often working twice as hard to achieve half as much. Getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it.
  • The Premonition: a pandemic storyebook
    – Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Valentine’s Day Audiobooks on OverDrive

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Valentine's Day flowersHappy Valentine’s Day to you. From our hearts to yours, our gift is 10 classic audiobooks that you can download to your own device from OverDrive.

Here is a list of Duke students’ most beloved audiobooks:

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Good To Great by Jim Collins

Mindset by Carol Dweck

Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

The Originals by Adam Grant

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

Audiobooks for Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Be sure you have entertainment for those long car trips over the Thanksgiving weekend, and check out some of our downloadable audio books from Overdrive. You can find popular business titles like The Virgin Way by Richard Branson, Roadside MBA by Michael Mazzeo, and Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. There are fiction titles as well, courtesy of Perkins Library.

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For those of you who would prefer a more traditional format, we also have plenty of audiobooks on CD. Some of our newer titles include Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, Creativity, Inc. by Edwin Catmull, and Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs by Yukari Iwatani Kane.

New Audiobooks for Winter Break

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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Ford Library has recently added new audiobooks on CD; and we encourage you to check out a title to listen to during your winter break travels. You can also browse additional choices in our extensive audiobook collection in the catalog; or drop by the Library.  We also have most titles in print.

Unthinking: the surprising forces behind what we buy
by Beckwith, Harry; Ganser, L. J; Hachette Audio (Firm);  2011.
Harry Beckwith dispels the common misconceptions surrounding consumerism in this eye-opening audiobook.

The referral engine: teaching your business to market itself
by Jantsch, John;  2011, Your coach in a box.
The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word-of-mouth referrals are what drive business today.

The psychopath test: a journey through the madness industry
by Ronson, Jon and Tantor Media;  2011.
“In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them.

Steve Jobs
by Isaacson, Walter; Baker, Dylan; Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm);  2011.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred.

The entrepreneur equation: evaluating the realities, risks, and rewards of having your own business.
by Roth, Carol and Chamberlain, Mike;  2011.
Examines the risks and rewards of starting, buying, and owning a business, and explains how to assess one’s potential to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Car guys vs bean counters: the battle for the soul of American business
by Lutz, Robert A and Dietz, Norman;  2011.
In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching.

Off balance: getting beyond the work-life balance myth to personal and professional satisfaction
by Kelly, Matthew and Chamberlain, Mike;  2011.
One of the major issues concerning our lives today is work-life balance. No one has it and everyone wants it.

Book Review: Crash of the Titans

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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Farrell, Greg . Crash of the titans : greed, hubris, the fall of Merrill Lynch, and the near-collapse of Bank of America. Crown Business, 2010.

Engrossing and infuriating in equal measure, Crash of the Titans is a story of two troubled companies during the economic crisis, 2007 -2009. On the surface, this book covers the collapse of Merrill Lynch and its sale to Bank of America. But the real story is about the deeply flawed people who ran those companies, who failed to understand the risks they were undertaking and who failed to act in time to save their firms.

Author Greg Farrell, correspondent for the Financial Times, has written a riveting tale of arrogance, posturing and gamesmanship. On Wall Street, preoccupation with bonuses blinded corporate leaders to the financial risks in fixed income departments at Merrill Lynch and other firms. Colossal losses in these departments threatened to bankrupt their companies. After Merrill’s collapse, executives awarded themselves $3 billion in bonuses at the same time as they were laying off thousands of rank and file employees. Failed leadership and epic mismanagement at Merrill Lynch doomed a company that once epitomized the American spirit.

After a hasty decision to acquire Merrill Lynch, Bank of America executives in Charlotte were blindsided by additional losses. At the same time, the bank generated its own losses that the CEO could not explain. Stockholders were outraged about the bonuses paid to Merrill executives. And merging the cultures of the two companies proved difficult. In two years, a strong and profitable bank was forced to rely on federal bailout funds for survival.

Also available as an audiobook.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

New Audiobooks

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

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Have travel plans for Thanksgiving?

Ford Library has recently added a number of new audiobook titles. Check out a few to listen to during your trip. Click on a title to see if the audiobook is available. There are many more choices in our extensive audiobook section and in our special feature areas.

Book Review: Three Cups of Tea

Friday, September 12th, 2008

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Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations… One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Penguin (2007).

After author Greg Mortenson failed in his attempt to climb to the summit of K2, the world’s second tallest mountain, he began his descent. He became lost, disoriented and dangerously ill but stumbled upon an impoverished Pakistani village named Korphe, where he stayed for seven weeks among the Balti people who looked after him. As he left, he promised to return and build a school for them. This is the story of his work to fulfill that promise, and of his success in building 50 other schools for girls in Pakistan’s and Afghanistan’s poorest communities.

In this personal story about globalism, Mortenson portrays the lives of village elders, mujahideen and Taliban officials in this remote area of the world. He argues that the US must fight Islamic extremism in the region by collaborating to alleviate poverty and improve access to education, particularly for girls. It is also a story about a meaningful life created by one committed person, a mountain climber who became a humanitarian.

Also available in audiobook format at Ford Library.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business. All rights reserved.

New Audiobooks for the summer

Friday, June 20th, 2008

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Ford Library has recently added over 30 new audiobook titles.

Some of the new titles are listed below, and you can click to see if the audiobook is available…

To browse all of our audiobooks or to search for a specific title, you can visit our audiobook search page.

Please feel free to send any comments or questions about our audiobooks to:

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More New Audiobooks

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

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More new Audiobook titles have been added. Come browse our audiobook section for more choices.

  • The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty by Julia Flynn Siler
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
  • State of Denial: Bush at War, Part 2 by Bob Woodward
  • The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein
  • This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
  • Living the Truth by Keith R. Ablow
  • Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the Battle against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
  • From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By Robin Roberts
  • American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis
  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda
  • How Doctors Think by Jerome E. Groopman

To browse all of our audiobooks or to search for a specific title, you can visit our audiobook search page.

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New Audiobooks Added

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

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Check out these great new Audiobook titles:

  • The China Road by Rob Gifford
  • The Assault on Reason by Albert Gore
  • The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poiter
  • Blessed Unrest (Unabridged) by Paul Hawken
  • The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
  • The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  • The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9-11 by Lawrence Wright

To browse all of our audiobooks or to search for a specific title, you can visit our audiobook search page.

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