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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 21, 2018

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<b><i>***A National Bestseller***</i><br /><br />One of the Best Books of 2018: <i>NPR • New York Times Book Review, Inc. <b><i>• </i></b>TIME <b><i>• </i></b>Wall Street Journal <b><i>• </i></b>Washington Post </i><br /><br /><br />"Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of <i>All the President’s Men.</i>"<i> —The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.</b><br /><br />In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.<br /><br />A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.<br /> <i> </i>
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Pers...
by Stephen R. Covey

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Infographics Edition</strong></h3><p><strong>What are the habits of successful people?</strong><em> The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</em> has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators, parents, and students — in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations have benefited from Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book. And, it can transform you.</p><p><strong>Infographics Edition:</strong> Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom and power of the 7 Habits book, and does it in a highly readable and understandable, infographics format.</p><p><strong>This 7 Habits book guides you through each habit step-by-step:</strong></p><ul><li>Habit 1: Be Proactive</li><li>Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind</li><li>Habit 3: Put First Things First</li><li>Habit 4: Think Win-Win</li><li>Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood</li><li>Habit 6: Synergize</li><li>Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw</li></ul><p>Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an inforgraphics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's habits of successful people.</p>
The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed (Collins Business Essentials)
by , Jason Zweig

Language

English

Pages

640

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made <em>The Intelligent Investor</em> the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.</p><p>Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.</p><p>Vital and indispensable, <em>The Intelligent Investor</em> is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.</p>
Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster ...
by Mike Michalowicz

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

January 18, 2017

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<b>Author of cult classics <i>The Pumpkin Plan </i>and <i>The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur </i>offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.</b><br /><br />Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, readers will learn that:<br /><br />· Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances.<br />· A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line.<br />· Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth.<br /><br />With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.
You Need a Budget: The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to...
by Jesse Mecham

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English

Pages

213

Publication Date

December 26, 2017

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<p><strong>Experience a life free of financial stress and transform your relationship to money with this indispensable guide—the first book based on You Need A Budget’s proven method that has helped hundreds of thousands of people break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and live the life they want to live.</strong> </strong></p><p>No one should tell you what to do with your money—only you know what’s most important to you. Always guiding you back to your true priorities, Jesse Mecham will fundamentally change the way you think about your money and what it can do for you. His proven method—four, simple rules—will transform money management from a paralyzing burden to a powerful tool, putting you in total control of your life:</p><ol><li>Give Every Dollar A Job. Be intentional about what you want your money to do before you spend it.</li><li>Embrace Your True Expenses. Break up larger, less frequent expenses into smaller, more manageable amounts. By saving monthly for insurance premiums, holidays, or car repairs, when the time comes, your money is ready and waiting to do its job.</li><li>Roll With The Punches. When life changes, so must your budget. Make adjustments and move along. Flexible budgets succeed because they’re guilt-free, realistic, and sustainable.</li><li>Age Your Money. As you repeat the first three rules, you’ll increase the time between the moment you earn a dollar and the moment you need to spend it. When your money is at least a month old, you’ll have finally broken the paycheck to paycheck cycle for good.</li></ol><p>This tried-and-true system has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by teaching them how to take charge, adjust money habits, eliminate stress, and build the life they want to live. Don’t waste another month counting down the minutes until payday....</p>
Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (a...
by Elizabeth Benton

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

January 10, 2019

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<i>I'm missing out on my life. What's wrong with me?</i><br /><br />If that's ever crossed your mind, and if you know there's more to life than what you've been living, this book is for you.<br /><br />It sucks to acknowledge that you are what's keeping you from the life you want. You sacrifice what you want most for what you want in the moment. You know everything you're supposed to do, and yet you feel stuck--limited by your past, overwhelmed by your future--in a purgatory of your own behavior.<br /><br />After decades of feeling trapped by this mindset, Elizabeth Benton shifted her whole life by proving her own stories wrong. In this book, Elizabeth will help you live a new story, in which you can, you will, and you already have everything you need to make it happen.
The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for Yo...
by Scott E. Page

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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<div><b>How anyone can become a data ninja</b><br /><br /> From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to make those numbers talk. In <i>The Model Thinker</i>, social scientist Scott E. Page shows us the mathematical, statistical, and computational models--from linear regression to random walks and far beyond--that can turn anyone into a genius. At the core of the book is Page's "many-model paradigm," which shows the reader how to apply multiple models to organize the data, leading to wiser choices, more accurate predictions, and more robust designs. <i>The Model Thinker </i>provides a toolkit for business people, students, scientists, pollsters, and bloggers to make them better, clearer thinkers, able to leverage data and information to their advantage.<br /><br /></div>
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guaran...
by John C. Bogle

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<p><b>The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives </b></p> <p><i>The Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i> is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund  pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.</p> <p>While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of <i>Little Book of Common Sense</i> was published in April 2007, Bogle’s investment principles have endured and served investors well.  This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. </p> <p>Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors:  one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing.</p> <p>A portfolio focused on index funds is the only investment that effectively guarantees your fair share of stock market returns. This strategy is favored by Warren Buffett, who said this about Bogle: “If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands-down choice should be Jack Bogle. For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds. . . . Today, however, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped millions of investors realize far better returns on their savings than they otherwise would have earned. He is a hero to them and to me.”</p> <p>Bogle shows you how to make index investing work for you and help you achieve your financial goals, and finds support from some of the world's best financial minds: not only Warren Buffett, but Benjamin Graham, Paul Samuelson, Burton Malkiel, Yale’s David Swensen, Cliff Asness of AQR, and many others.</p> <p>This new edition of <i>The</i> <i>Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i> offers you the same solid strategy as its predecessor for building your financial future.</p> <ul> <li>Build a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio without the risks of individual stocks, manager selection, or sector rotation.</li> <li>Forget the fads and marketing hype, and focus on what works in the real world.</li> <li>Understand that stock returns are generated by three sources (dividend yield, earnings growth, and change in market valuation) in order to establish rational expectations for stock returns over the coming decade.</li> <li>Recognize that in the long run, business reality  trumps market expectations.</li> <li>Learn how to harness the magic of compounding returns while avoiding the tyranny of compounding costs.</li> </ul> <p>While index investing allows you to sit back and let the market do the work for you, too many investors trade frantically, turning a winner’s game into a loser’s game. <i>The Little Book of Common Sense Investing</i> is a solid guidebook to your financial future.</p>
Investing QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Su...
by Ted D. Snow CFP MBA

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

September 08, 2018

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<h2> THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO INVESTING!</h2><i>"An excellent investment book for beginners!"</i> - Amazon Customer<br /><br /><i>"Don’t waste your time with other titles - this is the investing book you want!"</i> - Amazon Customer<br /><br /><i>"Ted Snow really knows his stuff!" </i>- Amazon Customer<br /><br /><b><i>The ONLY investing book that is written by a CFP® practitioner with 30+ years of investment experience helping others to invest wisely to achieve all of their financial goals in life.</b></i><br /><br /><b>#1 NEW RELEASE IN STOCK MARKET INVESTING & AMAZON BEST SELLER!</b><br /><br /><h3>->Do you want to learn how to <u>create real wealth in the stock market?</u></h3><i>Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today!</i><br /><br /><h3>->Do you want to learn how to <u>create passive income and retire early?</u></h3><i>Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today!</i><br /><br /><h3>->Do you want to learn how to <u>day trade stocks and avoid costly mistakes that beginners make?</u> </h3><i>Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today!</i><br /><br /><h3>->Do you want to learn how to <u>create financial freedom and live the life you deserve??</u> </h3><i>Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today!</i><br /><br />Best-selling author Ted D. Snow, CFP®, MBA has a knack for making complex ideas clear while endowing his readers with a wealth of powerful new knowledge. Whether you are a newcomer to investing or a veteran looking for a fresh perspective, you will enjoy the unique and practical vision for investing success offered in the <i> Investing QuickStart Guide. </i> <br /><br />Bringing the wisdom of 30+ years in the finance industry to bear--much to the benefit of novice learners and experienced investors alike. Snow’s intrepid but practical asset-allocation investment philosophy is masterfully communicated and highly appropriate for market newcomers.  <br /><br />The key insights of Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, Burton Malkiel, and James Altucher all play important roles in this seminal investment resource. But unlike most of today’s books on investing, the <i>Investing QuickStart Guide</i> is as simple as it is comprehensive. <br /><br /><h2>Perfect For:</h2><ul><li>Companion to <i>The Intelligent Investor!</i></li><li>Stock Market Education for Teen & Kids!</li><li>Beginners with Zero Prior Experience!</li><li>Experienced Investors who Want to Go to the Next Level!</li></ul><h2>Discover the Secrets of Successfully Investing In:</h2><ul><li>Stocks! <i>(Including Dividend Paying Stocks!)</i></li><li>Mutual Funds!</li><li>ETFS!</li><li>Bonds!</li><li>Index Funds!</li><li>REITS!</li><li>Commodities!</li></ul><h2>You'll Discover:</h2><ul><li>Everything You Need to Know Before You Make Your First Trade!</li><li>How To Take Advantage Of Opportunities In The Market Without Relying On Guesswork!</li><li>How to Evaluate and Compare Stocks and Other Securities!</li><li>How Disciplined Approaches to Investing Can Lead to Early Retirement and Financial Freedom!</li><li>How National And Global Economic And Geopolitical Factors Can Influence Investment Prospects!</li></ul><b><i>This book has been reviewed by The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).</b></i><br /><br />*<u><b>LIFETIME ACCESS TO FREE RESOURCES & INVESTING SUPPORT</b></u>*:<br />Each book comes with free lifetime access to tons of exclusive online resources to help you become a better investor such as workbooks, cheat sheets and reference guides. You also receive lifetime access to our online coaching community to help you achieve all of your financial goals!.*<br /><br />*<u><b>GIVING BACK</u></b>: *<br />ClydeBank Media proudly supports the non-profit AdoptAClassroom whose mission is to advance equity in K-12 education by supplementing dwindling school funding for vital classroom materials and resources.*<br /><br /><h2>Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" Icon On The Right Side, Right Now!</h2>
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

254

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • A bold work from the<i> </i>author of <i>The Black Swan </i>that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility</b><br /><br /> In his most provocative and practical book yet,<b> </b>one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one’s own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.<br /><br /> As always both accessible and iconoclastic, Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about the values of those who spearhead military interventions, make financial investments, and propagate religious faiths. Among his insights:<br /><br /> <b>• For social justice, focus on symmetry and risk sharing. </b>You cannot make profits and transfer the risks to others, as bankers and large corporations do. You cannot get rich without owning your own risk and paying for your own losses. Forcing skin in the game corrects this asymmetry better than thousands of laws and regulations.<br /> <b>• Ethical rules aren’t universal.</b> You’re part of a group larger than you, but it’s still smaller than humanity in general.<br /> <b>• Minorities, not majorities, run the world. </b>The world is not run by consensus but by stubborn minorities imposing their tastes and ethics on others.<br /> <b>• You can be an intellectual yet still be an idiot.</b> “Educated philistines” have been wrong on everything from Stalinism to Iraq to low-carb diets.<br /> <b>• Beware of complicated solutions (that someone was paid to find).</b> A simple barbell can build muscle better than expensive new machines.<br /> <b>• True religion is commitment, not just faith.</b> How much you believe in something is manifested only by what you’re willing to risk for it.<br /><br />The phrase “skin in the game” is one we have often heard but rarely stopped to truly dissect. It is the backbone of risk management, but it’s also an astonishingly rich worldview that, as Taleb shows in this book, applies to all aspects of our lives. As Taleb says, “The symmetry of skin in the game is a simple rule that’s necessary for fairness and justice, and the ultimate BS-buster,” and “Never trust anyone who doesn’t have skin in the game. Without it, fools and crooks will benefit, and their mistakes will never come back to haunt them.”

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