Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver
By Michael Maloney
First published in 2008, the book quickly became a bestseller not just for its timely insight into precious metals investment -- but for its amazingly accurate prediction of a 'Roller Coaster Crash' -- the manipulated whipsaw between inflation, deflation and back again. In this latest update to his book, author Michael Maloney adds his thoughts on what has played out so far, what we may be facing soon, and how gold and silver can help you transform the coming economic storm into a once in a lifetime opportunity. Gold & Silver have served as the ultimate safe-haven from financial chaos throughout history, and today is no exception. All the underlying fundamentals that caused the financial meltdown of 2008 have not been solved, but have been magnified by the actions of the world's central banks. The bailouts, currency creation, market manipulation, derivatives expansion, and growth of the "too big to fail" banks only guarantee that the next crisis will make the crash of 2008 look like a speed-bump on the way to the main event. Never in history has the global economy stood at such a precipice, and never in history has it been more vital to understand how, why and where to invest in gold and silver.
The Golden Rules
By Bob Bowman
Since 2004 no Olympic athlete has received more international exposure than Michael Phelps. And by his side throughout this period has been his coach, Bob Bowman. The two men met when Phelps was just 11 years old. Bowman sensed that the kid had talent - lots of it - but he also knew that raw ability would take Phelps only so far. He would need a plan; a roadmap for success. Now, for the first time, Bowman reveals the philosophy that governs his approach to coaching both Phelps and other Olympic-calibre athletes, and provides a revealing look at what it takes to achieve greatness. His 10-step method consists of golden rules that anyone can apply to reach their goals in the personal or professional sphere.Writing in a candid and heartfelt style that is illuminated by spirited anecdotes from over the years coaching a very diverse group of athletes, Bowman will teach you how to get gold out of everyday by setting goals and getting motivated to achieve them. By following The Golden Rules, you will learn to visualise your goals, and that above all else, dedication to your training, your job or any area you are seeking to triumph in is paramount for success.
By Charles G. Koch
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn 1961, Charles Koch joined his father's Wichita-based company, then valued at $21 million. Six years later, following his father's death, he was named chairman of the board and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc. Today, Koch Industries' estimated worth is $100 billion - making it one of the largest private companies in the world. Koch exceeds the S&P 500's five-decade growth by 27-fold, and plans to double its value on average every six years. What exactly does this company do and why is it so remarkably profitable? While you won't find the Koch name on your stain-resistant carpet, stretch denim jeans, the connectors in your smartphone or your baby's ultra-absorbent diapers, Charles Koch's Market-Based Management® system, intended to generate good profit, drove these innovations and many more. Good profit results from products and services that customers vote for freely with their money; products that help improve people's lives. It results from a culture where employees are empowered to act entrepreneurially to discover customer preferences and the best ways to satisfy them. Good profit is the earnings that follow when long-term value is created for everyone - customers, employees, shareholders and society. Readers will learn to:· Craft a vision for how a business can thrive in spite of disruption and ever-changing consumer values· Find and retain a workforce possessing both virtue and talent (the first being the more important)· Award employees with ownership and decision rights based on their comparative advantages and proven contributions, rather than job title· Motivate all employees to maximise their contributions with effectively structured incentives so employees' compensation is limited only by the value they create - not budgets or company-wide policy A must-read for any leader, entrepreneur or student, as well as those who want a more civil, fair and prosperous society, GOOD PROFIT is destined to rank as one of the greatest management books of all time.
By Eric Dezenhall
In boxing terms, a tough-looking fighter who can't take a punch is said to have a 'glass jaw,' and so it is these days with targets of controversy. Down the rabbit hole of scandal, the weak are strong, the strong are weak. GLASS JAW is a manifesto for these times, written by crisis management warhorse Eric Dezenhall who has spent three decades inside of some of the most intense controversies in recent memory.In the digital age of 24/7 news, information is easily acquired and quickly spread, and this has changed the fundamental nature of controversy, rendering once mighty organisation and individuals powerless against scandal. Think Toyota, Susan G. Komen, Tiger Woods, Paula Deen, Penn State and Joe Paterno, BP, the Duke Lacrosse players, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o and Anthony Weiner. Here Dezenhall defines this new reality where information moves at the speed of light and reputations are tarnished ever faster. In GLASS JAW, he analyses controversy and scandal from the perspective of the truth-telling crisis management veteran to demystify the paper tiger 'spin' industry, offering lessons learned, crucial corrective measures, and counterintuitive insights, such as:· How there really is no getting ahead of a bad story· The art of public apology· Why a crisis is not an opportunity and Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea is the I Ching of crisis management (because the old man survived and nothing more) · The problem with 'getting it all out there' and The Nixon Fallacy: if only he had just said 'I screwed up,' the whole thing would have gone away - not a chance· Why are you the enemy: the self sabotage of technology, cameras, tweets and emails.
Girl On Top
By Nicole Williams
Nicole Williams combines The Rules with Leadership Principles from Attila the Hun and turns twenty of the most tried-and-true dating rules into a handbook for getting, keeping, and moving ahead in the job you want. Williams, a newly divorced career coach, brushed off her dating skills and set out to look for Mr. Right when she realized that 'the Rules' for dating have another important application: young professional women's careers. Women are as familiar with the rules of dating as men are with the rules of the game. By using a metaphor that's as natural to women as breathing, Williams makes managing one's career simple.Lively, surprising, and above all, practical, GIRL ON TOP is a must-have for those who keep the corner office in their sights.
A Guide To Good Business Communications 5th Edition
By Michael Bennie
Communications is the key to sucess in any business. Whether you are trying to sell a product, answer a query or complaint from a customer or convince your colleagues to follow a certain course of action, good communcation often means the difference between sucess and failure. This book is written for everyone who wants to master the skill of good communication in business - from business people and government officals to business students and English lauguage learners. It is: - A self-help guide for people in business or at work who want to improve their communication skills - A resource for business students at tertiary level, especially students of the new business vocational diploma - A guide to resource for students in other countries who may wish, or need, to learn business english as part of their general business course. The aim of this book is to give a good grounding in writing and speaking English in business situations.Contents: Introduction; 1. Communicating in business; 2. Planning what you are going to say; 3. Laying out documents; 4. Constructing sentences and paragraphs; 5. Good business style; 6. Techniques for different occasions; 7. Common grammatical mistakes; 8. Punctuation; 9. Spelling and vocabulary; Answers to exercises; Further reading; Glossary; Index.
By Steve Gibson
Assess whether you've got the right characteristics to make a success of self-employment.Learn about business plans; survival income; discounting; researching your market; targeting your customers; listening to your customers and keeping them happy; marketing and selling; promoting your business; tax, national insurance and VAT.Further help is provided by the author's own website www.startbusiness.co.uk from where readers can download software to help calculate their survival income, cashflow, and profit and loss, as well as access information about start-up ideas.In addition, there's an "Online Directory" section with useful links to other websites.
By Barbara Cassani, Kenny Kemp
Barbara Cassani set up the no-frills airline GO for British Airways. She was a rare breed. A female airline chief executive who believed in doing things differently. Her European low-cost operation was launched in May 1998 with £25 million backing and within three years she took it into profit. Riding high, she led a management buy-out from BA, supported by the venture capitalist outfit 3i. They paid £110 million for the airline. Yet, less than a year later the venture capital group - battered by a falling stock market - had a chance to cash in their chips. GO was sold to arch-rival easyJet for an astonishing £374 million.At at time when the airline industry is of great interest to the public as well as being in flux, this fast-paced read gives a fascinating insight into how to create a successful company with limited resources in such a short space of time. GO: AN AIRLINE ADVENTURE is filled with real characters overcoming the odds to achieve great things and shows the remarkable vision and talent of the author, Barbara Cassani.
Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got
By Jay Abraham
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got is a revolutionary new strategic business and marketing handbook. The author is Jay Abraham, the young Californian whose meteoric rise to the ranks of the super-rich has led business leaders around the world to wonder, what's his secret? The book is a collection of today's most successful business growth ideas that will enable everyone to identify the hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and untapped resources that will guarantee phenomenal growth for their business. Packed with case histories, examples and groundbreaking ideas, Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got will revolutionise your business - whatever its size. Includes today's top strategies for growth; Shows you how to adapt profit-orientated practices to suit your own business; Includes personal and career advice to help you get everything you can out of life; Brings together the most powerful, effective, timely and state of the art ideas; Written by Jay Abraham, the world-famous direct marketing phenomenon.
By Lisa Endlich
Goldman Sachs, the premier investment bank in the world, was until recently Wall Street's last major private partnership, and significantly more profitable than any of its publicly owned competitors. How it sustained this success for most of its 129 years has for decades mystified financial players and pundits. Now, in this fascinating and authoritative study, the Goldman Sachs history and mystique are examined in unprecedented depth. Endlich, a former Goldman Sachs vice president with access to all levels of management, traces the rise and development of the firm in the context of its prevailing concept, 'People and Culture.' She documents how close client-contact, teamwork, and focus on long-term profitability over short-term goals brought the firm to a pinnacle of $3 billion pretax profits in 1997. In June 1998 the partners of Goldman Sachs voted to go public, and it made international front-page news. The story of the transformation will continue to attract extensive coverage.