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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>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BEST SELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR,<i> The New York Times Book Review</i>, <i>Time</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal, Washington Post</i> • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year </b><br />  <br /> <b>The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary <i>The Inventor—</i>by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.<br /><br /> “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates</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.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Pers...
by Stephen R. Covey

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English

Pages

372

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! — Wall Street Journal 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><strong>Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written.</strong> 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

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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.
The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for Yo...
by Scott E. Page

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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

287

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>
The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father a...
by John Soforic

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English

Pages

433

Publication Date

September 22, 2018

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<p><strong>A money book with a lot of soul. It affected me deeply.” ––Tom Brown.</strong></p><hr><p><em></em><em>“One of the <strong>most important</strong> books I’ve ever read.” ––Susan Sloate, best-selling author of Forward To Camelot and Stealing Fire</em></p><p><em>“The <strong>best book </strong>I’ve ever read on the “Every Man” way of accumulating wealth.” ––Eddie Kwong, former Wall Street Executive</em></p><p><em>“This book is in my<strong> collection </strong>of books I give away to folks to help them grow<strong>.</strong> It is in the company of Napoleon Hill, Clason, Newberry and Robbins ––Ron Hollis, Ph.D., President and CEO at MFG.com</em></p><p><em>“This book is <strong>a treasure.</strong> A wealth of valuable information entertainingly presented.” ––Douglas Winthrop Cooper, retired physicist, author of Ting and I</em></p><p><em>“This book lends itself to being <strong>reread and consulted </strong>periodically.” ––Gus A. Mellander, Ph.D., D.H.L., university dean for 12 years and a college president for 20 years</em></p><p><em>"This is one book I'm putting into my calendar to <strong>read again every year, </strong>if not more often.”  ––Grace Judson, author of The Five Deadly Shoulds of Office Politics</em></p><hr><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p><strong>Father and Son </strong></p><p><em>The Wealthy Gardener</em> is a money book with a lot of soul because it was written by a financially independent father for his 21-year old son.</p><p>The father and son met weekly to discuss lessons on prosperity. A parable was used to clarify financial insights and maintain the son’s interest. This private education between the father and son lasted two years. These two years culminated in this remarkable book.</p><p>It is a treasure that you’ll want to keep on your desktop as a reference guide, review many times, and refer to your children, nieces, nephews and friends.</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Topics you’ll explore in the book. . .</strong></p><ul><li>How the pursuit of wealth can be a noble adventure</li><li>Why earning excess money is wise and necessary</li><li>Why work that fulfills you is vital to amassing wealth</li><li>How to surmount obstacles that trap the masses in debt and wage slavery</li><li>How to engage free time to win your freedom</li><li>How to use financial fears as compelling motivators</li><li>How to tap intuition to sense opportunities and avoid calamity</li><li>How to transform your financial life within five years</li><li>How to cause lucky breaks through mental practices</li><li>How to amass enough money to never again have to worry about money</li></ul><p><br /></p><p><strong>The Wealthy Gardener [excerpt from book]</strong></p><p><em>They dubbed him "the wealthy gardener" due to his passion for backyard gardening. The silly nickname stuck, and he didn't object to it. Instead, within a year he renamed his vineyards The Wealthy Gardens.</em></p><p><em>He enjoyed the name because it reminded him of a metaphor comparing life to a plot of land. </em></p><p><em>Gardeners are not afraid of working hard to shape their landscape, but they are also aware of a mysterious Unseen Force that operates behind the scenes to make the plants grow.</em></p><p><br /></p><p><strong><em>“The author’s noble intention of writing this book for his son is now a blessing for all those seeking financial freedom.” </em></strong><strong>––Joe Stanton</strong></p><p><em>“As a guide to find prosperity and happiness it is<strong> extraordinary.” </strong></em><strong>––Grady Harp</strong></p>
Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conver...
by Jeb Blount

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English

Pages

297

Publication Date

September 29, 2015

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<p><b>Ditch the failed sales tactics, fill your pipeline, and crush your number<br /><br /></b><i>Fanatical Prospecting</i> gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most important activity in sales and business development—prospecting.<br /><br />The brutal fact is the number one reason for failure in sales is an empty pipe and the root cause of an empty pipeline is the failure to consistently prospect. By ignoring the muscle of prospecting, many otherwise competent salespeople and sales organizations consistently underperform.</p> <p>Step by step, Jeb Blount outlines his innovative approach to prospecting that works for real people, in the real world, with real prospects.</p> <p>Learn how to keep the pipeline full of qualified opportunities and avoid debilitating sales slumps by leveraging a balanced prospecting methodology across multiple prospecting channels.</p> <p>This book reveals the secrets, techniques, and tips of top earners. You’ll learn:</p> <ul> <li>Why the <i>30-Day Rule</i> is critical for keeping the pipeline full</li> <li>Why understanding the <i>Law of Replacement</i> is the key to avoiding sales slumps</li> <li>How to leverage the <i>Law of Familiarity</i> to reduce prospecting friction and avoid rejection</li> <li>The <i>5 C’s of Social Selling</i> and how to use them to get prospects to call you</li> <li>How to use the simple <i>5 Step Telephone Framework</i> to get more appointments fast</li> <li>How to double call backs with a powerful voice mail technique</li> <li>How to leverage the powerful <i>4 Step Email Prospecting Framework</i> to create emails that compel prospects to respond</li> <li>How to get text working for you with the <i>7 Step Text Message Prospecting Framework </i></li> <li>And there is so much more!</li> </ul> <p><i>Fanatical Prospecting </i>is filled with the high-powered strategies, techniques, and tools you need to fill your pipeline with high quality opportunities.</p> <p>In the most comprehensive book ever written about sales prospecting, Jeb Blount reveals the real secret to improving sales productivity and growing your income fast. You’ll gain the power to blow through resistance and objections, gain more appointments, start more sales conversations, and close more sales.</p> <p>Break free from the fear and frustration that is holding you and your team back from effective and consistent prospecting. It's time to get off the feast or famine sales roller-coaster for good!</p>
Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way
by Tanja Hester

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<div><b>A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular "Our Next Life" blogger.</b></div><div><br /></div> In today's work culture, we're expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn't require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most? <br /><br /> Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting-or not! <i>Work Optional </i>is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps. <br /><br /> You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career,<i> Work Optional</i> will get you there.<br />
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
by , Jason Mendelson

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<p><b>Get the inside scoop on what venture capitalists want to see in your startup as you hit the fundraising trail.</b> <br /><br />This is the highly anticipated third edition of the best-selling book which has become the definitive resource for understanding venture capital fundraising. Whether you are an entrepreneur, lawyer, student or just have an interest in the venture capital ecosystem, <i>Venture Deals</i> is for you. The book dives deeply into how deals are constructed, why certain terms matter (and others don’t), and more importantly, what motivates venture capitalists to propose certain outcomes. You’ll see the process of negotiating from the eyes of two seasoned venture capitalists who have over 40 years of investing experience as VCs, LPs, angels, and founders. They will teach you how to develop a fundraising strategy that will be a win for all parties involved.</p> <p> This book is designed to bring transparency to the venture capital funding process and includes such topics as:</p> <ul> <li>How to raise money;</li> <li>What terms matter and which ones don’t;</li> <li>How to negotiate a fair deal for everyone;</li> <li>What makes venture capitalists tick, including how they are compensated and motivated;</li> <li>How companies are valued by venture capitalists;</li> <li>How all current structures of funding work, including convertible debt, crowdfunding, pre-sales and other non-traditional methods;</li> <li>How these particular issues change through different stages of financing (seed, early, mid and late); and</li> <li>How to avoid business and legal pitfalls that many entrepreneurs make.</li> </ul> <p>And as in the previous editions, this book isn’t just a one-sided opinion from venture capitalists, but also has helpful commentary throughout from a veteran CEO who has raised many rounds of financing from many different investors.</p> <p>If you are ready to learn all the secrets and ins and outs of fundraising, <i>Venture Deals</i> is an essential read. </p>

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