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Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><BR> <BR><b>“Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><BR> <BR><b>Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.</b><BR><BR>In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to <i>Fortune</i> magazine. Dalio himself has been named to <i>Time </i>magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success.<BR> <BR>In <i>Principles, </i>Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, <i>Principles</i> also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve.<BR> <BR>Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (<i>CIO </i>magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You C...
by Gene Simmons

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<p>YOU DESERVE TO HAVE POWER.</p><p>IT IS YOURS FOR THE TAKING.</p><p>GENE SIMMONS IS HERE TO UNLOCK THE DOORS TO THE TEMPLE.</p><p>Gene Simmons, KISS front-man, multi-hyphenate entrepreneur, and master of self-invention, shares his philosophy on power—how to attain it, how to keep it, and how to harness it as a driving force in business and in life.</p><p>As co-founder of KISS, America's #1 gold record-award-winning group of all time, Simmons knows the thrill and seduction of power firsthand. But gold records alone don’t equal power. The decisions you make once you attain a certain level of success are what separate the pretenders from the pantheon.</p><p>Inspired by Niccolo Machiavelli’s <em>The Prince</em>, Simmons offers his unique take on the dynamics of power in every realm of life, from the bedroom to the boardroom, to the world of rock, celebrity, and social media, to politics. With one-of-a-kind anecdotes from his life and career, as well as stories from historical and contemporary masters of power, including Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte, Warren Buffett, Michael Jordon, Oprah, and Elon Musk, Simmons crafts a persuasive and provocative theory on how the pursuit of power drives civilization and defines our lives.</p><p>The rules of power are changing in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected world in a way that Machiavelli never could have imagined, and we all need to learn to adapt. Simmons tells readers: Ignore the negatives. Be unrelenting. Rise above the rest. You are the architect of your success.</p><p> </p>
Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
by , Jeff Kreisler

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<ul><li><strong>Why is paying for things painful?</strong></li><li><strong>Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past?</strong></li><li><strong>Why is it easy to pay $4 for a soda on vacation, when we wouldn’t spend more than $1 on that same soda at our local grocery store?</strong></li></ul><p>We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage our hearts more than our heads. Emotions play a powerful role in shaping our financial behavior, often making us our own worst enemies as we try to save, access value, and spend responsibly. In <em>Dollars and Sense</em>, bestselling author and behavioral economist Dan Ariely teams up with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler to challenge many of our most basic assumptions about the precarious relationship between our brains and our money. In doing so, they undermine many of personal finance’s most sacred beliefs and explain how we can override some of our own instincts to make better financial choices.</p><p>Exploring a wide range of everyday topics—from the lure of pain-free spending with credit cards to the  pitfalls of household budgeting to the seductive power of holiday sales—Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our misplaced confidence in our spending habits frequently leads us astray, costing us more than we realize, whether it’s the real value of the time we spend driving forty-five minutes to save $10 or our inability to properly assess what the things we buy are actually worth. Together Ariely and Kreisler reveal the emotional forces working against us and how we can counteract them. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with concrete advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.</p><p>The result not only reveals the rationale behind our most head-scratching financial choices but also offers clear guidance for navigating the treacherous financial landscape of the brain. Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, <em>Dollars and Sense</em> provides the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.</p>
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Fina...
by Dave Ramsey

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p><strong>If you will live like no one else, later you can <em>live</em> like no one else.</strong></p><p>Build up your money muscles with America’s favorite finance coach.</p><p>Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There’s one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that’s with <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.</em></p><p>By now, you’ve heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at this—it’s the simplest, most straightforward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it’s based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies. With <em>The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition, </em>you’ll be able to: </p><ul><li>Design a sure-fire plan for paying off all debt—meaning cars, houses, everything</li><li>Recognize the 10 most dangerous money myths (these will kill you)</li><li>Secure a big, fat nest egg for emergencies and retirement!</li></ul><p>Includes new, expanded “Dave Rants” sidebars tackle marriage conflict, college debt, and more. All-new forms and back-of-the-book resources to make Total Money Makeover a reality.</p>
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by , Cass R. Sunstein

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

February 24, 2009

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<b><b>From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s <i>Blink </i>and Daniel Kahneman’s <i>Thinking Fast and Slow</i><br /></b><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b><br /> <b><b>Named a Best Book of the Year by <i>The </i></b><i>Economist </i>and the <i>Financial Times</i></b></b><br /><br />Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. <i>Nudge </i>is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice.<br /><br /><b>More than 750,000 copies sold</b>
The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independenc...
by JL Collins

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 17, 2016

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“In the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart.” -- Malachi Rempen: Filmmaker, cartoonist, author and self-described ruffian<br /><br />This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things—mostly about money and investing—she was not yet quite ready to hear.<br /><br />Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we’ve created, understanding it is critical.<br /><br />“But Dad,” she once said, “I know money is important. I just don’t want to spend my life thinking about it.” This was eye-opening. I love this stuff. But most people have better things to do with their precious time. Bridges to build, diseases to cure, treaties to negotiate, mountains to climb, technologies to create, children to teach, businesses to run.<br /><br />Unfortunately, benign neglect of things financial leaves you open to the charlatans of the financial world. The people who make investing endlessly complex, because if it can be made complex it becomes more profitable for them, more expensive for us, and we are forced into their waiting arms.<br /><br />Here’s an important truth: Complex investments exist only to profit those who create and sell them. Not only are they more costly to the investor, they are less effective.<br /><br />The simple approach I created for her and present now to you, is not only easy to understand and implement, it is more powerful than any other.<br /><br />Together we’ll explore:<br /><br /><li>Debt: Why you must avoid it and what to do if you have it.</li><br /><li>The importance of having F-you Money.</li><br /><li>How to think about money, and the unique way understanding this is key to building your wealth.</li><br /><li>Where traditional investing advice goes wrong and what actually works.</li><br /><li>What the stock market really is and how it really works.</li><br /><li>Why the stock market always goes up and why most people still lose money investing in it.</li><br /><li>How to invest in a raging bull, or bear, market.</li><br /><li>Specific investments to implement these strategies.</li><br /><li>The Wealth Building and Wealth Preservation phases of your investing life and why they are not always tied to your age.</li><br /><li>How your asset allocation is tied to those phases and how to choose it.</li><br /><li>How to simplify the sometimes confusing world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts.</li><br /><li>TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions).</li><br /><li>What investment firm to use and why the one I recommend is so far superior to the competition.</li><br /><li>Why you should be very cautious when engaging an investment advisor and whether you need to at all.</li><br /><li>Why and how you can be conned, and how to avoid becoming prey.</li><br /><li>Why I don’t recommend dollar cost averaging.</li><br /><li>What financial independence looks like and how to have your money support you.</li><br /><li>What the 4% rule is and how to use it to safely spend your wealth.</li><br /><li>The truth behind Social Security.</li><br /><li>A Case Study on how this all can be implemented in real life.</li><br /><br />Don’t let any of this intimidate you. Those that have gone before you say:<br /><br />“….in his patented no-frills and often humorous style, JL makes it both approachable and simple. And powerful.”<br />“…effective message told in a visual, funny style.”<br />“…a refreshingly unique and approachable take on investing.”<br />“JL Collins has the gift of making boring financial concepts funny and interesting.”<br />“Instead of esoteric equations about measuring a stock's alpha and comparing it to its beta, he lights up the campfire and starts telling stories.”<br /><br />Enjoy the read, and the journey!
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - T...
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

September 18, 2015

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<div>In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dad: his real father, whom he calls his ‘poor dad,’ and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his ‘rich dad.’ One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other’s education was “street smarts” over traditional classroom education and he took the path of entrepreneurship…a road that led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii. Robert’s poor dad struggled financially all his life, and these two dads—these very different points of view of money, investing, and employment—shaped Robert’s thinking about money.<BR><BR>Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people, around the world, think about money and investing and he has become a global advocate for financial education and the path to financial freedom. Rich Dad Poor Dad (and the Rich Dad series it spawned) has sold over 36 million copies in English and translated editions around the world.<BR><BR>Rich Dad Poor Dad will…<BR>• explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich<BR>• challenge the belief that your house is an asset<BR>• show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids<BR> about money<BR>• define, once and for all, an asset and a liability<BR>• explain the difference between good debt and bad debt<BR>• teach you to see the world of money from different perspectives<BR>• discuss the shift in mindset that can put you on the road to financial freedom<BR></div>
The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life and Make You Very Rich
by Ben Stein

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<p>In his entertaining and informative style that has captivated generations, beloved <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, actor, and financial expert Ben Stein sets the record straight about capitalism in the United States—it is not the "rigged system" young people are led to believe. As he reveals in <em>The Capitalist Code</em>, "Life can be faced by moaning and complaining or it can be faced by study, work, optimism, and faith in the free capitalist system. Guess which side gets the happier life?"</p><br /><p><br />Most Americans have not inherited wealth or a successful business that could set them up for life. That means most Americans are destined for financial worry and concern for the rest of their lives. Right? Wrong! Ben Stein explains how the wonderful system of stock market capitalism can allow any American to build financial security. In this succinct guide, you will learn: <br /><br /></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Why it really is better to have money— and how to get there</li><br /><li>How to save first, and then spend— automatically</li><br /><li>Why investing in great companies is easier than you think</li><br /></ul><br /><p><br />That's what this book is all about: how to harness the incredible power of the U.S. economy for enjoyment and security by being owners of profitable businesses-by consistent, conservative investment starting as young as possible in a diversified port- folio of stocks. Anyone can be a capitalist—and should be. All it takes is a little bit of knowledge and an even smaller amount of action. All it takes is <em>The Capitalist Code</em>.</p>
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, ...
by Timothy Ferriss

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

November 18, 2009

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The 4-Hour Body </i>shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.</b><br /><br />Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times<b>.</b> Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> is the blueprint. <br /><br />This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: <br />• How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week<br />• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want<br />• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs<br />• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist<br />• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”<br /><br />The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> includes:<br />• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point<br />• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal<br />• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times<br />• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
by Tony Robbins

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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After interviewing fifty of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Money: Master the Game</i>, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.<BR><BR>Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world’s #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron’s. Together they reveal how to become unshakeable—someone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic volatility, and unprecedented change, but who can profit from the fear that immobilizes so many. <BR> <BR>In these pages, through plain English and inspiring stories, you’ll discover…<BR> <BR>-How to put together a simple, actionable plan that will deliver true financial freedom.<BR> <BR>-Strategies from the world’s top investors on how to protect yourself and your family and maximize profit from the inevitable crashes and corrections to come.<BR> <BR>-How a few simple steps can add a decade or more of additional retirement income by discovering what your 401(k) provider doesn’t want you to know.<BR> <BR>-The core four principles that most of the world’s greatest financial minds utilize so that you can maximize upside and minimize downside.<BR> <BR>-The fastest way to put money back in your pocket: uncover the hidden fees and half truths of Wall Street—how the biggest firms keep you overpaying for underperformance.<BR> <BR>-Master the mindset of true wealth and experience the fulfillment you deserve today.

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