Alvaro J. R. Neto

Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (5 of 7)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,149,290 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 7
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I liked this book, and I was pleasantly surprised to realise that I agree with much of Greenspan's opinions.

It seems to me though, that the way the book covers certain topics would be hard to grasp if the reader does not have an adequate understanding of economic jargon and theory.

But Greenspan's reasoning is, in exception of very few instances, solid and reasonable.

Greenspan did commit mistakes during his Chairmanship. We all commit mistakes though, we are human. Only weakly does this support the notion that his free market views are wrong, not to mention the fact that business cycles are beyond any individual's influential abilities -- they always have… Read more
No Limits: The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps
No Limits: The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
To get the negative out of the way, the reason why I don't give the book a five star is because the language used is not all that captivating. It's written by Phelps himself, and he's not a poet.

The four star goes solely on the story being told. No limits is a fitting name to his journey.

Though Phelps' story is not all that different from other stories of extraordinary achievement - extreme dedication, extreme preparation and extreme passion for one's craft - he puts it in the context of what his body had to endure, and the mindset he has that allows him to overcome all to reach his definite goals.

I haven't read many books on sportsmen's journeys to… Read more

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