By Nomi Prins
From a former Wall Street insider and author of All the Presidents' Bankers, a searing exposé of the collusion between public and private banks as they seek to control global markets and dictate economic policyCentral banks and institutions like the IMF and the World Bank are overstepping the boundaries of their mandates by using the flow of money to control global markets and dictate economic policy both at the domestic and global level. These public institutions have become so dependent on funding from private banking and the revolving door between the two worlds is so smooth that public and private banks are effectively working toward the same goals.Packed with bold-faced names from the world of finance--from Janet Yellen, Mario Draghi, and Ben Bernanke to Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel--Collusion sheds a bright light on the dark conspiracies and unsavory connections between what is ostensibly private and public banking and how it affects us.
The Buy Side
By Turney Duff
The Buy Side is Turney Duff's high-adrenaline journey through the trading underworld, as well as a searing look at an after-hours Wall Street culture where sex and drugs are the quid pro quo and a billion isn't enough. In the mid-2000's, Turney Duff was, to all appearances, the very picture of American success. One of Wall Street's hottest traders, he was a rising star with Raj Rajaratnam's legendary Galleon Group before forging his own path. What few knew was that the key to Turney's remarkable success wasn't a super-genius IQ or family connections but rather a winning personality - because the real money wasn't made on the trading floor or behind a computer screen, but in whispered deals in the city's most exclusive nightspots, surrounded by the best drugs and hottest women. For Turney, this created a perilously seductive cycle: the harder he partied, the more connected and successful he became, which meant he could party even harder. In time, he became a walking paradox, an addictive mess after hours, and King of the Street from nine to five. Along the way, he learned some important lessons about himself, and the too-wild-to-believe world of Wall Street trading. In The Buy Side, the money is plentiful and the after-hours indulgence even more so, which has proved to be a bestselling and box office winning combination, as the success of The Wolf of Wall Street attests. Fans of Martin Scorsese's film and Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker and The Big Short will want to take a walk on The Buy Side.
By Alan Rosling
In Boom Country, Alan Rosling, entrepreneur and strategic advisor in India for over 35 years, explores an unmistakeable and profound change that is underway in the Indian business landscape. A fresh wave of enterprise and start-ups; rapid advancements in technology; government reform; and recently developed pools of risk capital, he holds, are contributing increasingly to a massive expansion in new business - all of it underpinned by a deep social change, a willingness to 'do things differently', especially among the young. Drawing upon his own experiences and more than 100 interviews with Indian entrepreneurs - representing traditional leading business houses (Tata, Mahindra, Birla and Godrej), established first-generation entrepreneurs (Sunil Mittal, Kishore Biyani and Narayana Murthy, among others) and new-generation start-ups (including Sachin Bansal, Bhavish Aggarwal and Vijay Shekhar Sharma) - as well as forces of the government, Rosling provides an incisive and in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges, both traditional and contemporary, of doing business in India. Yet, the growing uncertainty of global trends and India's own record of under-performing despite its massive potential, lead him to one vital question : Can the current upsurge in entrepreneurial activity - imperfect and early as it may be - really reshape India's economy and propel it towards becoming a true boom country for new enterprise?
By Byron Scott, Charles Norris, Jon Warech
Charles Norris and Byron Scott have seen it all during their years in the boardroom and on the court. Scott has played alongside the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and coached stars such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving. Norris traveled the world through his years in the bottled water and consumer food product industries, led an employee base of 2,500+ people, restructured companies from the ground up, and battled executives on behalf of the blue-collar worker. In each of their respective fields, Scott and Norris have corralled egos, led from every position, created chemistry, and survived the many highs and lows to get to where they are today.In SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, Scott and Norris share their epiphany that there is only one set of rules to success in life. If you want to be an NBA champion or an all-star in the boardroom, you will likely live by the same core values. The authors divulge their secrets to success in SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, from leadership tactics to handling tough decisions to confidence building and motivation - they provide a game plan for life based on their individual, yet similar experiences.SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS brings together two very different worlds and shows that the concepts behind solid leadership are the same in any arena. Life isn't about small victories, it's about figuring out what's blocking you from greatness and finding a way to be a champion. This book is Byron Scott and Charles Norris' way of asking, "How can we help?"
Successful Property Letting, Revised and Updated
By David Lawrenson
FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED 2017 EDITIONThis comprehensively revised and expanded new edition of David Lawrenson`s bestselling book shows you how to buy the right property in the right location (including abroad), and how to maximise yield and capital gain - whatever the state of the market. It includes advice on:Getting the best possible deals from developers and private sellers, and at auctionsManaging issues such as tax, mortgages, credit rating, insurances, damp, flood risk, and letting agentsComplying and keeping up to date with all laws and regulationsAvoiding tenants from hellThis new edition reflects the current market as well as up-to-date information on mortgage availability, licensing and HHSRS regulations; the Green Deal re-launch; squatting laws; tenancy deposit schemes and immigration check requirements.'Stands out as a practical and extremely detailed guide for landlords . . . crammed full of tips.' National Landlords Association'Excellent guidance . . . a valuable contribution to the savvy landlord's bookshelf.' Landlordzone.co.ukDavid Lawrenson has more than thirty years' experience as a landlord, buy-to-let expert and property consultant. His consultancy service at www.LettingFocus.com provides independent advice for landlords and organisations that provide services to the private rented sector.
The Magic Cup
By Howard Behar
Vince Steadfast is the newly named CEO of the iconic glassworks manufacturer, Verity Glassworks. The firm's artistic glory days are in the past and recent management and financial turmoil have thrown the company's future in jeopardy. The task for Steadfast is to keep his bearings, confront his fears and weaknesses and complete a quest for the very soul of the company. Along the way, Steadfast encounters a motley but talented group of employees - from a mysterious elevator operator to the company historian to an elfin designer - who join him on the quest. They must learn to believe in one and other and to believe in the company they have nearly given up on, if they have any chance at all in succeeding. As they search together for the Treasure Beyond All Price, Steadfast discovers that only by filling his glass cup (a priceless gift from his mentor) with leadership actions based on universal values can he and his new team begin to steer the company into the future.
Understanding and Interpreting Company Accounts
By Stephen Bloomfield
Understanding and Interpreting Accounts is designed for those with no formal training in accounting who need to know what company accounts can reveal. Using non-technical terms to explain the concepts, it identifies the links between individual parts of the accounts in order to facilitate the analysis and prediction of company performance. The reader will rapidly gain sufficient understanding of the information held in the accounts for the purposes of commercial credit analysis, investment planning, business forecasting, managing a business, and many other similar activities.It is the product of many years' experience in teaching the interpretation of accounts to students on MBA courses with no previous background in accounting. Its simple but thorough approach will be of value to anyone - student, professional, manager or investor -- who needs a basic introduction to analysing accounts and the process of mining them for practical information.
Investing in Stocks and Shares, 9th Edition
By John White
A revised, fully updated 9th edition of this bestselling book about investing in stocks and shares.This book, first published in 1992, is one of the most enduring guides to investment in the stock market ever published. Now in a thoroughly revised, updated 9th edition this bestselling volume has been written and kept up to date by a professional long-term investor. It explains in plain English how the stock market works; what affects share prices;how to avoid unnecessary risks; and how you can invest successfully in shares, bonds, gilts, options and futures over the long term. It gives step-by-step guidance on:· how to trade on the stock market, whether it's going up or down; · successful stock investment strategies; · investing at minimum risk in traded options and futures; · buying bonds, gilts and interest-bearing deposits.
By Chris Martenson, Adam Taggart
The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Different From the Past Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99%, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and ecological destruction - just to name a few. Many of us understandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best.But what if we told you that there are specific attainable steps you can take today that can limit your vulnerability to these trends and help you be:Richer Healthier Happier Live with greater purpose More valued by others Safer from harmThat's exactly what Prosperity! offers: a blueprint for taking control of and improving your destiny. It outlines practical, actionable investments of your time & resources that will ensure you enjoy greater prosperity in your life, whatever the future may bring.In Prosperity!, Martenson and Taggart will explain:The trends most likely to shape your life over the next 20 years Why developing resilience offers your best chance for thriving, even though society may suffer from the changes these trends may bring How to build true wealth What specific actions to take now to secure a prosperous future, no matter what the future holds How everybody can benefit from this guidance, regardless of age, income or ability How we can best serve the next generation by the actions we take today
Ctrl Alt Delete
By Mitch Joel
The DNA of business has changed. Forever. You can blame technology, smartphones, social media, online shopping and everything else, but nothing changes this reality: we are in a moment of business purgatory.So, what are you going to do about it?Mitch Joel, one of the world's leading experts in new media, warns that the time has come to CTRL ALT DELETE. To reboot and to start re-building your business model. If you don't, Joel warns, not only will your company begin to slide backwards, but you may find yourself unemployable within five years.That's a very strong warning, but in his new book, CTRL ALT DELETE, Joel explains the convergence of five key movements that have changed business forever. The movements have already taken place, but few businesses have acted on them. He outlines what you need to know to adapt right now. He also points to the seven triggers that will help you take advantage of these game-changing factors to keep you employable as this new world of business unfolds.Along the way, Joel introduces his novel concept of "squiggle" which explains how you can learn to adapt your personal approach to your career, as new technology becomes the norm.In short, this is not a book about "change management" but rather a book about "changing both you AND your business model."
The Rule Breaker's Book of Business
By Roger Mavity
Every Town Is a Sports Town
By George Bodenheimer
ESPN's rise is one of the most remarkable stories about business and sports in our time, and nobody can tell it better than George Bodenheimer.It may be hard to believe, but not long ago, getting sports updates was difficult and frustrating. ESPN changed everything.George Bodenheimer knows. Initially hired to work in the mailroom, one of Bodenheimer's first jobs was to pick up sportscaster Dick Vitale at the Hartford airport and drive him to ESPN's main campus--a couple of trailers in a dirt parking lot. But as ESPN grew, so did George's status in the company. In fact, Bodenheimer played a major part in making ESPN a daily presence not just here, but all over the world.In this business leadership memoir - written with bestselling author Donald T. Phillips - Bodenheimer lays out ESPN's meteoric rise. This is a book for business readers and sports fans alike.
End the IRS Before It Ends Us
By Grover Norquist
As the recent scandal shows, the IRS is big, bad, and out of control. Grover Norquist analyzes the problems within the agency and presents solutions to rein them in.Norquist has a plan for cutting taxes for working Americans and for the major corporations that are fleeing for foreign shores. As president of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist is the go-to expert on taxation. Now, Norquist makes the case for a major tax reform, including a possible flat tax. On the current path, America will coast through inertia to ever-growing government and taxation, as entitlements consume more of our national economy. Norquist presents an alternative future where government spending is reformed, and taxes and the IRS radically curtailed. END THE IRS BEFORE IT ENDS US lays out what taxation in America should look like. Norquist offers a solution where America thrives, and Americans keep their hard-earned cash.