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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s...
by Bill Browder

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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<b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN</b><BR> <BR><b>“Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR>“[<i>Red Notice</i>] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what <i>Liar’s Poker</i> did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making <i>Red Notice</i> an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (<i>Fortune</i>).<BR><BR>This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.<BR> <BR> Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.<BR> <BR>A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, <i>Red Notice</i> is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the ...
by Thomas L. Friedman

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English

Pages

497

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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<p><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller </b>• <b><i>Los Angeles Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b><b>One of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>'s 10</b><b> Books to Read Now</b> • <b>One of </b><b><i>Kirkus Reviews</i>'s</b><b> Best Nonfiction Books of the Year</b> • <b>One of <i>Publishers Weekly</i>'s Most Anticipated Books of the Year</b><br /><b></b><b></b><br /><b>Shortlisted for the OWL Business Book Award and Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</b></p><p><b>Version 2.0, Updated and Expanded, with a New Afterword</b></p><p>We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying.</p><p>In <i>Thank You for Being Late</i>, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it.</p><p>With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. <i>Thank You for Being Late</i> is an essential guide to the present and the future.</p>
Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
by , Stian Westlake

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><b>The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy</b></p><p>Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.</p><p>But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. <i>Capitalism without Capital</i> shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity.</p><p>Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles.</p><p><i>Capitalism without Capital</i> concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.</p>
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by , James Robinson

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English

Pages

556

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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<b>Brilliant and engagingly written, <i>Why Nations Fail </i>answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? <br /><i><br /></i></b>Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? <br /><br />Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? <br /><br />Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. <br /><br />The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions—with no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. <br /><br />Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: <br /><br />- China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? <br /><br />- Are America’s best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? <br /><br />- What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? <br /><br /><b><i>Why Nations Fail </i>will change the way you look at—and understand—the world. </b>
The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, An...
by Allan Dib

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

January 25, 2016

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WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate Money<br /><br />To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done.<br /><br />In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It's literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you'll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.<br /><br />Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.<br /><br />In this groundbreaking new book you'll discover:<br /><br />• How to get new customers, clients, or patients and how make more profit from existing ones.<br />• Why “big business” style marketing could kill your business and strategies that actually work for small and medium-sized businesses.<br />• How to close sales without being pushy, needy, or obnoxious while turning the tables and having prospects begging you to take their money.<br />• A simple step-by-step process for creating your own personalized marketing plan that is literally one page. Simply follow along and fill in each of the nine squares that make up your own 1-Page Marketing Plan.<br />• How to annihilate competitors and make yourself the only logical choice.<br />• How to get amazing results on a small budget using the secrets of direct response marketing.<br />• How to charge high prices for your products and services and have customers actually thank you for it.
Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization i...
by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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English

Pages

515

Publication Date

November 28, 2017

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<p>An International Bestseller<br /><br /><br /><br />"Accessible, provocative, and highly readable." —Alan Cowell, <em>New York Times</em></p><br /><p>In this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses globalization’s new discontents in the United States and Europe. Immediately upon publication, <em>Globalization and Its Discontents</em> became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International Monetary Fund, other major institutions like the World Bank, and global trade agreements have often harmed the developing nations they are supposedly helping. Yet globalization today continues to be mismanaged, and now the harms—exemplified by the rampant inequality to which it has contributed—have come home to roost in the United States and the rest of the developed world as well, reflected in growing political unrest.</p><br /><p>With a new introduction, major new chapters on the new discontents, the rise of Donald Trump, and the new protectionist movement, as well as a new afterword on the course of globalization since the book first appeared, Stiglitz’s powerful and prescient messages remain essential reading.</p>
Blockchain: The Beginners Guide to Understanding the Technology B...
by Artemis Caro

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English

Pages

59

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<h2><i>"What the Internet did for communications, Blockchain will do for trusted transactions".</i>- Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO</h2><br /><br /><h2>Get the Kindle version for <b>FREE</b> when you purchase the paperback!</h2><br /><b>Cryptocurrency and it's disruptive architecture, Blockchain, is now making the biggest revolution in the Finance sector for the last 100 years.<br /></b><br />There is a lot of hype surrounding the concept of the blockchain, but what does this term actually mean? What is blockchain technology? Why does it matter? <br /><br />These questions are not always answered with due diligence in the sea of headlines that deal with digital currencies using blockchains.<br /> As a result, many people are left with an incomplete understanding of this transformative new technology and its massive implications for the future. <br /><br /><b>The goal of this book is not to plumb the depths of the mathematical wizardry used to code blockchain-based applications, but rather to serve as an introduction to the broader architecture and conceptual background behind blockchain technology. <br /></b><br /><h2>We will take a practical approach, examining how Blockchains are used in the real world.</h2><br /><b>In this short, concise guide you will learn:<br /></b><br /><ul><li>A Brief History of Blockchain Technology</li><li>Blockchain Basics: Managing Digital Transactions</li><li>What is a Distributed Ledger? </li><li>Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin </li><li>Implications Of Blockchain: Big Data, Privacy & Personal Data</li><li>Profiting from Blockchain Technologies </li><li>Limitations & Challenges of Blockchain</li><li>The Future of Blockchain </li></ul><b>For Centuries, people have relied on corrupt Centralized Institutions like banks and Governments to serve as intermediaries when it comes to storing and transacting financial assets. <br /></b><br /><h2><i>This is ALL About To Change...</i></h2><br /><b>Make sure you take action and join the Financial Revolution by reading this book!<br /></b><br /><br />
Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep...
by Yanis Varoufakis

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English

Pages

555

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><b>A Number One <i>Sunday Times</i> Bestseller </b></p><p>What happens when you take on the establishment? In <i>Adults in the Room</i>, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth. </p><p>After being swept into power with the left-wing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece’s relationship with the EU—and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis’s new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, D.C. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Lagarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others, as he struggles to resolve Greece’s debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis’s arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe’s elite. </p><p>Varoufakis’s unvarnished memoir is an urgent warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed—and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. <i>Adults in the Room</i> is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations.</p>
Killing Marketing: How Innovative Businesses Are Turning Marketin...
by , Robert Rose

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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<p><b><br /> </b></p> <p><b>Killing your current marketing structure may be the only way to save it!</b></p> <p><b><i>Two of the world’s top marketing experts reveal the next level of breakthrough success—transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center.</i></b></p> <p>What if everything we currently know about marketing is what is holding us back? Over the last two decades, we’ve watched the entire world change the way it buys and stays loyal to brands. But, marketing departments are still operating in the same, campaign-centric, product-led operation that they have been following for 75 years. The most innovative companies around the world have achieved remarkable marketing results by fundamentally changing their approach. By creating value for customers through the use of owned media and the savvy use of content, these businesses have dramatically increased customer loyalty and revenue. Some of them have even taken it to the next step and developed a marketing function that actually pays for itself.</p> <p><i>Killing Marketing </i>explores how these companies are ending the marketing as we know it—in favor of this new, exciting model.</p> <p><i>Killing Marketing</i> provides the insight, approaches, and examples you need to understand these disruptive forces in ways that turn your marketing from cost center to revenue creator. This book builds the case for, literally, transforming the purpose of marketing within your organization. Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose of the Content Marketing Institute show how leading companies are able sell the very content that propels their marketing strategy. You’ll learn how to:</p> <p>* Transform all or part of your marketing operation into a media company</p> <p>* Integrate this new operation into traditional marketing efforts</p> <p>* Develop best practices for attracting and retaining audiences</p> <p>* Build a strategy for competing against traditional media companies</p> <p>* Create a paid/earned media strategy fueled by an owned media strategy</p> <p>Red Bull, Johnson & Johnson, Disney and Arrow Electronics have succeeded in what ten years ago would have been deemed impossible. They continue to market their products as they always have, and, through their content-driven and audience-building initiatives, they drive value outside the day-to-day products they sell—and monetize it directly.</p> <p><i>Killing Marketing</i> rewrites the rules of marketing—enabling you to make the kind of transition that turns average companies into industry legends.</p> <div><br /> </div>
Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy (Markets and...
by Douglas A. Irwin

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English

Pages

832

Publication Date

November 29, 2017

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<div>Should the United States be open to commerce with other countries, or should it protect domestic industries from foreign competition? This question has been the source of bitter political conflict throughout American history. Such conflict was inevitable, James Madison argued in <i>The Federalist Papers</i>, because trade policy involves clashing economic interests. The struggle between the winners and losers from trade has always been fierce because dollars and jobs are at stake: depending on what policy is chosen, some industries, farmers, and workers will prosper, while others will suffer.<br /><br />           <br /><br />Douglas A. Irwin’s <i>Clashing over Commerce</i> is the most authoritative and comprehensive history of US trade policy to date, offering a clear picture of the various economic and political forces that have shaped it. From the start, trade policy divided the nation—first when Thomas Jefferson declared an embargo on all foreign trade and then when South Carolina threatened to secede from the Union over excessive taxes on imports. The Civil War saw a shift toward protectionism, which then came under constant political attack. Then, controversy over the Smoot-Hawley tariff during the Great Depression led to a policy shift toward freer trade, involving trade agreements that eventually produced the World Trade Organization. Irwin makes sense of this turbulent history by showing how different economic interests tend to be grouped geographically, meaning that every proposed policy change found ready champions and opponents in Congress.<br /><br /><br /><br />As the Trump administration considers making major changes to US trade policy, Irwin’s sweeping historical perspective helps illuminate the current debate. Deeply researched and rich with insight and detail, <i>Clashing over Commerce</i> provides valuable and enduring insights into US trade policy past and present.<br /><br /> </div>

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