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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (538 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Soros Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Public Affairs Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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In the midst of one of the most serious financial upheavals since the Great Depression, George Soros, the legendary financier and philanthropist, has written a significant update to his New York Times best seller, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets.

The revised and updated edition, The Crash of 2008 and What It Means, contains four new chapters, in which he looks at the depth and breadth of the credit crash and proposes an updated set of policies to confront the global financial crisis. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andi Devlin | 2/20/2014

    " Soros writes about his theory of reflexivity and the credit bubble. I found it arcane at times. He does little to explain his theory or why the credit markets collapsed in an understandable way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonny99 | 2/15/2014

    " George, I'll just take your word for it. If you invested $10,000USD with George Soros when he started his hedge fund in the late 60's and stayed with him into the late '00's when he closed it, your payout would have been $43,000,000. Suffice to say Soros knows what he is talking about when it comes to investing. Unfortunately, you'll need to be similarly intellectually endowed to grasp his ideas. Soros covers his concept of reflexivity first as an abstract philosophical framework and later as a driver of the current global "Great Recession". In neither instance are the thoughts easy to grasp. Are his insights glimmering brilliance? Readers without advanced degrees in economics, or potentially philosophy, will need to take his Warren Buffet-level money management performance as proof enough. In short, buy the book and leave it where your clients can see it and read something more accessible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ^ | 2/14/2014

    " Soros tells what it is to be human. The description and quantification of risk urgently needs to be improved (pg 74). Politics is more concerned with the oursuit of power rather than the pursuit of truth (pg. 44). But HOW, given the spread of intelligence in the population, are we to achieve, "an electorate that insists on certain standards of truth and honesty"? But how can even that solve the problem, in a world where the very, very, rich operate statelessly? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antony | 2/10/2014

    " a timely reading. one guy, billionaire, who came out of retirement, want to embrace recession, and make money out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirk Bower | 1/27/2014

    " Well written and insightful on the global market. Addresses some tough issues as well as personal, corporate, and governmental responsibilities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 1/18/2014

    " I like Soros. He definitely has a good understanding of economics and the current (and future) trends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariadna73 | 1/16/2014

    " One of the first books I read on the crisis. Particularly useful to understand what was going on was the simple way this author put the great scheme we were all victims of. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jules | 8/8/2013

    " Interesting, but not exactly revolutionary. Manages to drag out one concept into a full book - could've been summarized into 50 pages really... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Endicott | 7/26/2013

    " This is a great book. It predicted the continuing financial crisis of 2008. It's a great read if you're interested in finance or economics. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 4/6/2013

    " This book started off strongly, however, it was highly repetitive and I lost interest in his theory by the time he got around to the practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 srdjan | 4/4/2013

    " A book chock full of ideas. I reread my notes to my copy and realized how the book is brimming with ideas and inspires critical thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacob Hedegaard | 3/25/2013

    " Soros imponeer ikke. Hans teori er i nogen grad inkonsistent, selvom han dog leverer en fin kritik af teorien om rationelle forventninger. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David Gillespie | 2/12/2013

    " An interesting theory that could have been expressed in about 5 pages ... waste of time generally "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 1/30/2013

    " He got a lot of stuff right. It was pretty interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bijan sabet | 10/6/2012

    " very interesting but way too depressing "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gekko | 8/20/2012

    " He has some interesting ideas but the book is a bit of a train wreck. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brett Decker | 6/23/2012

    " alright, but doesn't shed much light on the mess we are in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wylie | 6/22/2012

    " Economic theory from a non academic is refreshing and empowering. Some of the clearest insights come from outside the orthodoxy. Soros shows us the obvious that is hidden in plain view--that our delusions distort our perceptions as well as the underlying reality: Our Delusions Are Real. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 11/5/2011

    " This is a good synopsis of the current financial crisis and an easy read. Disregard the chapters on Soros' philosophy. He doesn't have the mathematics to back up what he proposes. Thus, while interesting, it isn't very useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hadrian | 7/7/2011

    " Interesting thoughts about the recent economic situation. Some odd dabblings with philosophy mixed in, but the rest of the book is good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 6/28/2011

    " I really liked Soros's philosophical paradigm of reflexivity and how he applied it to frame the current financial crisis. Not sure I'm 100% on board with the details, but it certainly seems like a logical framework. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaworu | 3/26/2011

    " Interesting thoughts about the recent economic situation. Some odd dabblings with philosophy mixed in, but the rest of the book is good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariña | 2/10/2011

    " I like the way he writes, he makes me love even more economy and financial markets. Everything seems so simple that you can goo too much deeple into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 2/4/2011

    " Market fundamentalism is based on incomplete information, market participants try to manipulate the market. Reflexive processes can causes equilibrium to shift "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gekko | 7/28/2010

    " He has some interesting ideas but the book is a bit of a train wreck. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/16/2010

    " I like Soros. He definitely has a good understanding of economics and the current (and future) trends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 2/24/2010

    " This is a good synopsis of the current financial crisis and an easy read. Disregard the chapters on Soros' philosophy. He doesn't have the mathematics to back up what he proposes. Thus, while interesting, it isn't very useful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/27/2010

    " I thought it was very vague. It barely mentions anything about the governments involvement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He talks about new regulations for his new utopian open society. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 1/5/2010

    " Good reference of the financial crises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 8/18/2009

    " He tries really hard to sell his own economic theory. Felt a bit like reading a professors text book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas | 6/26/2009

    " I think the history of the credit crunch is pretty good, but not unique. The theoretical component -- reflexology -- could, perhaps, use some cognitive science reading. It turns out there is a science of making decisions. Who knew. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antony | 6/11/2009

    " a timely reading. one guy, billionaire, who came out of retirement, want to embrace recession, and make money out of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/12/2009

    " I really liked Soros's philosophical paradigm of reflexivity and how he applied it to frame the current financial crisis. Not sure I'm 100% on board with the details, but it certainly seems like a logical framework. "

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About the Author
Author George Soros

George Soros is chairman of Soros Fund Management and the founder of a global network of foundations dedicated to supporting open societies. He is the author of many bestselling books, including The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, George Soros on Globalization, and The Age of Fallibility. He was born in Budapest and lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.