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 Tony Crabbe
* One of Success magazine's Best Books of 2015 *It's difficult to ask anybody 'How are you?' without hearing the word 'busy' somewhere in their response. We feel overwhelmed by busyness because of the demands on our time: our inbox and our to-do list are bulging, a huge amount of people expect things from us and our organisations are trying to do more with fewer people. But it doesn't have to be that way. In reality, busyness isn't essential. Yes, there is a lot to do, but believing you're always busy because you have so much to do is both false and unhelpful. Busyness is a normal response to a world of too much, but it isn't the only response.In Busy Tony Crabbe draws on solid psychological research to address one of the great problems of modern life: we're too busy. But it isn't a time-management book. Rather than providing advice for increasing productivity and efficiency, it sets out four key strategies (corresponding to sections of the book) for thriving despite of the overload of too much:1. Mastery - to move beyond busyness you need to regain a sense of mastery over your life. This section shows you how to build a sense of control back into your life, take responsibility for making choices and how to set boundaries to protect you from the flood of demands and information.2. Focus - in a world of too much, success is not about doing more at work but about making an impact. This section outlines three ways to move to a career strategy that doesn't rely on productivity alone.3. Engagement - busyness can cause you to disengage from the people, values and activities that are important to us. This section provides you with the three keys to re-engaging with your work and life.4. Momentum - part of the challenge to moving beyond busyness is that even if you agree you should make the change, you're too busy to find the time and energy to do anything about it. This section is dedicated to helping you make the change, creating the impetus, energy and clarity to move to a life less busy.
The Business Romantic
By Tim Leberecht
The Book of Leadership
By Anthony Gell
what it is that they do differently which makes them and their organisations stand out from the crowd? And what can you learn from them to ensure your own success? If so, The Book of Leadership is for you.Over the last six years, Anthony Gell has conducted interviews with some of the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and business thinkers in the world, including Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Richard Reed, founder of innocent drinks, Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE and Daniel Goleman, author of the bestselling Emotional Intelligence.Now for the first time, he is bringing together hours of exclusive interview footage into a single resource for anybody looking to improve their leadership skills.In The Book of Leadership he combines his own experiences as a CEO with those of the leaders he has interviewed to provide insights and advice in three core areas: * Part 1 looks at leaders as individuals and reveals the personal habits and attributes that have laid the foundations for their success. * Part 2 focuses on what it takes to build and motivate a world class team * Part 3 goes beyond team leadership to identify how the habits of effective leadership are carried through on a larger scale in organisations.
Buying a Home
By Paul Jager, Sue Lehmann
Helps buyers to: Navigate the property maze like an expert. Successfully negotiate the purchase. Organise the mortgage and solicitor. Avoid the pitfalls others make. Confidently resolve common problems. Helps sellers to: Choose the right estate agent. Prepare the property for marketing. Evaluate the all-important offers. Prevent a chain from breaking. Take control of the sale through to its successful conclusion.
Buy High, Sell Higher
By Joe Terranova
Whether you're a professional investor or just want to trade like one, Buy High, Sell Higher will show you how to pick winners, maximize gains and minimize losses...In this book, you'll learn how a stock's price is just the beginning of the story, and that other indicators like moving averages and volume can help you to spot stocks that have momentum. You'll also learn how to determine the optimal moment to buy a stock, when to sell it, how to protect yourself against sudden reversals in the market, and how to capitalize on moments when other investors are retreating.What's the best month to buy tech stocks? To sell an energy asset? And what is the one-day of the year that you should never, ever trade on? Answers to these and other questions are just some of the insights that Joe Terranova shares in Buy High, Sell Higher. Terranova is a series regular on CNBC's Fast Money and the Chief Market Strategist for Virtus Investment Partners, a firm with over $25 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining Virtus, he spent 18 years at MBF Clearing Corp., where he was the director of trading and managed more than 300 traders. And as viewers of CNBC's Fast Money know, Joe is a master at demystifying the forces that drive today's markets. So why not let him show you how to use telltale signs to spot investments that are poised for lift-off.
Book-Keeping & Accounting For the Small Business, 8th Edition
By Peter Taylor
Accounts are just as important as any other aspect of a business, and can be crucial to its prosperity and even survival. If you're 'doing the books' you will be at the very heart of the business, with your hands firmly on the controls. You will be involved in the management of its assets and liabilities, its expenses and its profit margins. The more control you have over these, and the records and figurework on which they are based, the better you will be able to control your business. This thoroughly accessible book is suitable for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, and includes: - Choosing and using computerised bookkeeping software - VAT and taxation - Double entry book-keeping - Paying the wages - Preparing your annual accounts - The basics of keeping business records - Accounting for loans, hire purchase and leasing This book has been thoroughly revised and updated for its eighth edition.Contents: 1. Why you need proper business records; 2. Getting started; 3. VAT - updated and expanded; chapter including online submission, flat rate VAT and retail schemes; 4. Record keeping - updated and expanded; 5. Double entry; 6. Computer systems - new chapter on what to look for; in software; 7. Doing the wages - revised and expanded to deal with CIS deductions and monthly returns to HMRC; 8. Producing annual accounts; 9. Managing information; 10.Tax - updated chapter; 11.Loans and HP - updated to include balloon payment HP and treatment of leases in accounts.
The Business Of Happiness
By Ted Leonsis
In 1983, billionaire Ted Leonsis survived a near-fatal plane crash. During those moments of terror, Ted came to the realisation that despite all of his wealth and business success, if he was going to die, he wouldn't be dying happy. Ted's subsequent quest to find happiness led him to the startling conclusion that happy people share six key traits and even more surprising was his discovery that these six tenets of happiness lead to even greater business success. In THE BUSINESS OF HAPPINESS Ted uses these six traits to demonstrate the correlation between happiness and success and uses them to create a blueprint for constructing a life of real, valued happiness and joy in the work you do. THE BUSINESS OF HAPPINESS is the book is for any business person who is looking for 'success' - whether it be making more money, having more clout, being more powerful, more effective or more confident. By following Ted's advice, you can be more successful, and happier in your job so that the 'daily grind' is no longer quite such a grind.
Buying And Selling A Business
By Jo Haigh
For many the dream of owning their own business remains just that. Even if you have a great idea, the work and money involved in building a business from the ground up can prove too daunting. What few aspiring entrepreneurs realise is that buying an already existing business can be far easier, sometimes possible with little or no money at all, and can be just as satisfying a route to self-sufficiency. In easy-to-follow language, Buying and Selling a Business takes you through the entire process, from identifying your target business and assembling the right team to help you, to valuation, agreeing terms and finding the necessary finance. Just as importantly, Haigh helps you ensure your deal is the right deal for you, offering advice on running the business you buy and implementing proper exit strategies from the start. With valuable appendices containing typical documentation, and how to read them, Jo Haigh's book is a one-stop resource to closing the deal and transforming your life.
The buy To Let Manual 3rd Edition
By Tony Booth
This highly-praised book provides the reader with everything that needs to be known about buying, preparing and letting a suitable investment property. In short this book is a comprehensive, but clear and concise guide for the world-be, go-it-alone landlord who wishes to avoid agency fees by creating and managing his own tenancy.
Buying and Renovating a Property in France 2nd Edition
By Richard Whiting
This book contains 3 parts. Part One - the buying process - emphasizes the verification of the materials used in the property under consideration. For example, if a property is advertised as 'genuine 18th century' you can make sure that this is the case. Part Two - the 'bricks and mortar' part of the book - is designed to provide you with sufficient knowledge of French building methods and materials for you to understand estimates and evaluate what work should be done, and by whom. Part Three is designed to cut your costs wherever possible. It advises on which seals of quality to look for on materials you buy, how to get a loan to finance the work, and what factors to consider when choosing your builder.Contents: Part One: First considerations; 1. Being clear about your aims; 2. Some typical and not so typical conversions, renovations and restorations; 3. Location, position and outlook; 4. Estate agents, visiting properties and the buying procedure; 5. Understanding the regulations; Part Two: Renovating your property; 6. Extensions and verandas; 7. Conversions; 8. Complete transformation and redesign; 9. Renovation; 10. Restoration; 11. Redecoration; 12. Outhouses, swimming pools and terraces; Part Three: Practical advice; 13. Basic materials and tools,; 14. Companies, materials and shopping around; 15. Cost, finance, VAT and taxation.
The Business Rules
By Jo Haigh
The business world is awash with legal pitfalls and opportunities. If you own or run a small-to-medium sized business (with a turnover of up to 10 million) you cannot afford to miss out on this book. Jo Haigh is a business expert who gives presentations to companies on how they can protect themselves - as individuals and as a group - from a range of potentially fatal pitfalls. In this accessible and practical book, she highlights essential - yet very often unknown - business practice to provide valuable insight and guidelines to alert and arm you before you enter the proverbial lion's den of the business world. The Business Rules draws on current legislation and case histories. It covers approximately 80 key topics, divided into sections: Business structure; Funding; Compliance; People and personal liabilities; Management; Tax and accounting; Exiting
Buying A Business & Making It Work
By Mark Blayney
Buying a business is not just a case of doing a deal, however involved and pressurised that might feel at the time. You buy to become the owner of a successful business that achieves your personal and professional objectives. This book takes you on a programme of five phases that will help you to achieve those objectives. 1 The planning phase 2 The search phase 3 Approaching and screening - narrowing your search down and making contact with the current owners. 4 Negotiating and checking - the phase that usually leads to doing the deal 5 Making the business work so that it will provide you with the future income stream, the lifestyle or the security you are seeking, or the increased market share you want for your present business.Contents: PHASE 1 THE PLANNING PROCESS; 1 Deciding you want to buy; 2 Deciding what to buy; 3 Beginning your planning and appointing advisers; PHASE 2 THE SEARCH PROCESS; 4 Starting your search; 5 Finding a business to buy; PHASE 3 APPROACHING AND SCREENING; 6 Before you approach; 7 Approaching the business; 8 What is it worth?; 9 Valuation techniques; 10 Financing the deal; PHASE 4 NEGOTIATING THE PURCHASE; 11 Negotiating the price; 12 Due diligence; 13 Financial due diligence; 14 Commercial due diligence; 15 The sales contract and completion; 16 Trouble with the taxman; PHASE 5 MAKING IT WORK; 17 Taking control; 18 Financial management; 19 Buying a business to turnaround
Becoming A Director
By Victor Hughes
This title looks at becoming a director and doing it well. It is not just a list of rules but is a practical guide - giving directors the wherewithal and the confidence to do their job. Contents: Why a director - what's it all about?; before deciding to become a director; before being appointed; before the meeting; understanding finance; at the board meeting; after the board meeting; later.
Business Etiquette For The 21St Century
By Lynne Brennan, David Block
The fast pace of today's business world involves constant new challenges - meeting new people, international travel, conferences and entertaining, and the need to represent your company in a variety of situations. If you don't know what to do, you can quickly feel nervous and stressed, perform inappropriately and jeopardise your opportunities of business success. Business Etiquette for the 21st Century shows you what to do - and what not to do. Discover how to: Maximise your image and make the best impression at all times; Learn the correct codes of behaviour for your workplace; improve your communication skills in person, by phone, email and letter; Boost your social skills so that you will be able to build contacts and get the best from any social or business occasion; Communicate effectively with your peers and managers and improve your career prospects; Run and participate in meetings effectively; Understand and respect the differences in culture and etiquette around the world
Bullying At Work
By Andrea Adams
Through personal accounts and revelations, this book explores bullying at work and offers solutions to help overcome this stressful, often isolating experience facing many women and men. Based on three years of research, Andrea Adams plots the destructive forces currently eroding the professional lives of many people. By tracing the psychological origins of bullying at work this book investigates the effect of past relationships on the present, providing both individuals and organizations with a deeper understanding of why things can go so badly wrong. Through advice and guidance, it offers a way forward for all those who value the need for psychological well-being at the workplace.