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John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
by Richard Brookhiser

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<div><b>The life of John Marshall, Founding Father and America's premier chief justice</b></div><div> </div><div><br /></div><div>In 1801, a genial and brilliant Revolutionary War veteran and politician became the fourth chief justice of the United States. He would hold the post for 34 years (still a record), expounding the Constitution he loved. Before he joined the Supreme Court, it was the weakling of the federal government, lacking in dignity and clout. After he died, it could never be ignored again. Through three decades of dramatic cases involving businessmen, scoundrels, Native Americans, and slaves, Marshall defended the federal government against unruly states, established the Supreme Court's right to rebuke Congress or the president, and unleashed the power of American commerce. For better and for worse, he made the Supreme Court a pillar of American life. </div><div><br /></div><div>In <i>John Marshall</i>, award-winning biographer Richard Brookhiser vividly chronicles America's greatest judge and the world he made.</div>
The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
by Tim Wu

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English

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Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>"Persuasive and brilliantly written, the book is especially timely given the rise of trillion-dollar tech companies."--<i>Publishers Weekly</i><BR><BR>From the man who coined the term "net neutrality," author of <i>The Master Switch</i> and <i>The Attention Merchants</i>, comes a warning about the dangers of excessive corporate and industrial concentration for our economic and political future.</b><BR><BR>We live in an age of extreme corporate concentration, in which global industries are controlled by just a few giant firms -- big banks, big pharma, and big tech, just to name a few. But concern over what Louis Brandeis called the "curse of bigness" can no longer remain the province of specialist lawyers and economists, for it has spilled over into policy and politics, even threatening democracy itself. History suggests that tolerance of inequality and failing to control excessive corporate power may prompt the rise of populism, nationalism, extremist politicians, and fascist regimes. In short, as Wu warns, we are in grave danger of repeating the signature errors of the twentieth century.<br /><br />In <i>The Curse of Bigness</i>, Columbia professor Tim Wu tells of how figures like Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt first confronted the democratic threats posed by the great trusts of the Gilded Age--but the lessons of the Progressive Era were forgotten in the last 40 years. He calls for recovering the lost tenets of the trustbusting age as part of a broader revival of American progressive ideas as we confront the fallout of persistent and extreme economic inequality.
Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
by , Neel Mehta

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English

Pages

323

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p><b>Authored by Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. <b>It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p>This <b>#1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal </b>from the <b>North American Book Awards</b> and has been featured in <b>Forbes</b> and <b>Business Insider.</b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> was touted as <b>"our generation's Rosetta Stone for enabling non-engineers to peer into the technology changing everyday life"</b> by Jeremy Schifeling.</p> <br /><br /><ul><br /><li>How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?</li><br /><li>Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money? </li><br /><li>Why did the FBI sue Apple to hack the iPhone?</li><br /><li>How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?</li><br /><li>Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>By answering real-world questions like this, <b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech's biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.</b></p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Topics Covered:</b><br />Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, Technology Policy, Future Trends, and much more!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Featured Companies:</b><br />Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Toyota, Samsung, Salesforce, Quora, Twitter, Tesla, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Netflix, Target, and many more!</p><br /><br /><br /><p><b>Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen. Buy Swipe to Unlock today to understand why it's a Top Gifted Book of 2018!</b></p>
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Four...
by , Warren E. Buffett

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English

Pages

318

Publication Date

November 01, 2015

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<p>The year 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Berkshire Hathaway under Warren Buffett’s leadership, a milestone worth commemorating. The tenure sets a record for chief executive not only in duration but in value creation and philosophizing. The fourth edition of <em>The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America</em> celebrates its twentieth anniversary. As the book Buffett autographs most, its popularity and longevity attest to the widespread appetite for this unique compilation of Buffett’s thoughts that is at once comprehensive, non-repetitive, and digestible. New and experienced readers alike will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Warren’s best writings. </p><br /><p>The fourth edition’s new material includes: </p><br /><ul><br /> <li>Warren’s 50th anniversary retrospective, in what Bill Gates called Warren’s best letter ever, on conglomerates and Berkshire’s future without Buffett;</li><br /> <li>Charlie Munger’s 50th anniversary essay on “The Berkshire System”;</li><br /> <li>Warren’s definitive defense of Berkshire’s no-dividend practice; and</li><br /> <li>Warren’s best advice on investing, whether in apartments, farms, or businesses.</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>“Larry Cunningham has done a great job at collating our philosophy.” — Warren Buffett</p><br /><p>"Larry Cunningham takes Buffett's brilliant letters to a still-higher level by organizing them into single-subject chapters. The book begins, moreover, with an excellent introduction by Larry.” — Carol Loomis</p><br /><p>“This is a very important book. I recommend it to everyone who is interested in learning about investing, corporate governance, and business judgement.” — <em>Bill Ackman</em></p><br /><p>“The book on Buffett—a superb job.” — <em>Forbes</em></p><br /><p>“Extraordinary—full of wisdom, humor, and common sense.” — <em>Money</em></p><br /><p>“A classic on value investing and the definitive source on Buffett.” — <em>Financial Times</em></p><br /><p>“Cunningham has done a truly commendable job distilling and organizing the essence of Buffett's letter to Berkshire shareholders...While the essays reviewed in the latest edition of this volume range across a broad assortment of topics, for most readers the most valuable part of this book will be Buffett's lessons and insights on investing. It is extraordinarily rewarding to be able to survey the accumulated wisdom of one of the world's most successful investors.” — <em>Kevin M. LaCroix, The D&O Diary</em></p>
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fa...
by , Peter Elkind

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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There were dozens of books about Watergate, but only <b>All the President's Men</b> gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance and exclusive reporting. And thirty years later, if you're going to read only one book on Watergate, that's still the one. Today, Enron is the biggest business story of our time, and <b>Fortune</b> senior writers Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind are the new Woodward and Bernstein.<p>Remarkably, it was just two years ago that Enron was thought to epitomize a great New Economy company, with its skyrocketing profits and share price. But that was before <b>Fortune</b> published an article by McLean that asked a seemingly innocent question: How exactly does Enron make money? From that point on, Enron's house of cards began to crumble. Now, McLean and Elkind have investigated much deeper, to offer the definitive book about the Enron scandal and the fascinating people behind it.</p><p>Meticulously researched and character driven, <b>Smartest Guys in the Room</b> takes the reader deep into Enron's past—and behind the closed doors of private meetings. Drawing on a wide range of unique sources, the book follows Enron's rise from obscurity to the top of the business world to its disastrous demise. It reveals as never before major characters such as Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, and Andy Fastow, as well as lesser known players like Cliff Baxter and Rebecca Mark. <b>Smartest Guys in the Room</b> is a story of greed, arrogance, and deceit—a microcosm of all that is wrong with American business today. Above all, it's a fascinating human drama that will prove to be the authoritative account of the Enron scandal.</p>
University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned fro...
by , Corey Wrenn

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

March 22, 2017

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<span><b>Will there ever be another investing book like this? It's unlikely.</b><span> </span></span><br /><span></span><br /><span><i>University of Berkshire Hathaway</i></span><span> is a remarkable retelling of the lessons, wisdom, and investment strategies handed down personally from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to shareholders during 30 years of their closed-door annual meetings.<span> </span></span><br /><span></span><br /><span>From this front row seat, you'll see </span><span>one of the </span><span>greatest wealth-building records in history unfold,</span><span> year by year.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>If you're looking for dusty old investment theory, there are hundreds of other books waiting to cure you of insomnia. However, if you're looking for an investing book that's as personal as it is revelatory</span><span>, look no further</span><span>.</span><br /><span></span><br /><span>Packed with Buffett and Munger's timeless, generous, and often hilarious wisdom, <i>University of Berkshire Hathaway</i></span><span> </span><span>will keep serious investors turning pages late into the night:</span><div><br /><ul><li><span></span><span>Get unique insight into the thinking, strategies, and decisions--both good and bad--that made Buffett and Munger two of the world's greatest investors. </span></li></ul><ul><li><span></span><span>U</span><span>nderstand the critical reasoning that leads Buffett and Munger to purchase a particular company, including their methods for assigning value.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span></span><span>Learn the central tenets of Buffett's value-investing philosophy "straight from the horse's mouth."</span></li></ul><ul><li><span></span><span>Enjoy Munger's biting wit as he goes after any topic that offends him.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span></span><span>Discover Buffett's distaste for "commonly accepted strategies" like modern portfolio theory.</span></li></ul><ul><li><span></span><span>See why these annual meetings are often called "an MBA in a weekend."</span></li></ul> </div>
Influencer Fast Track: From Zero to Influencer in the next 6 Mont...
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

230

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<p><strong>"Reading Gundi's book gives you the 'Kick in the Pants' motivation of a Tony Robbins event". - Frank Kelso, Author</strong></p><h2><strong>YOU = INFLUENCER!! - Have a <u>passion project you want to share with world</u>? - Something amazing you always wanted to do, but don't know <u>how to reach an audience</u>? Marketing feels like wondering in a strange, foreign land and you <u>feel totally overwhelmed?</u></strong></h2><h3><br />Then let this little book walk you through SassyZenGirl's proven 7-STEP FORMULA to go from ZERO (followers) to INFLUENCER STATUS in just a few months!</h3><p><br /><strong>"Gundi is a phenomenal marketer and writer!" - Dave Chesson of Kindlepreneur</strong></p><p><br /></p><h2><strong>Sound crazy?</strong></h2><p><br /></p><p>Well, it isn't actually <strong>IF</strong> you know how to <u><strong>leverage the many (mostly free) resources</strong></u> available to anyone using the internet today!</p><p>It's not about pumping thousands of dollars into ads or wearing yourself out on social media without getting much traction.</p><p>There are a number of <u><strong>simple strategies</strong></u> that can have a <u><strong>tremendous effect on growing your online presence and visibility</strong></u> that make even a 6-month time frame perfectly doable.</p><p>"Influencer" does not mean becoming world famous and making millions overnight. That would indeed be unlikely and fall under a classic get-rich-quick scheme, which this book is <u>not</u>!</p><p>Quite the opposite! The strategies and hacks described in INFLUENCER FAST TRACK show you - in 7 simple steps - how to <u><strong>leverage the formidable marketing power</strong></u> of the internet, as well as major platforms, institutions, peers and influencers to grow quickly - while <strong>creating win-wins for everyone involved</strong>!</p><p>No longer do you need to fight or worry about "competitors", but rather see others as <u><strong>opportunities to</strong> <strong>collaborate</strong></u>, leveraging each other's audiences and helping everyone grow.</p><p>In the same vein, treat your customers and followers with respect and care. </p><p>"The best Marketing Method ever: CARE!" - Gary Vaynerchuk</p><p><u><strong>Enjoy helping and providing awesome value</strong></u>. Find out how you can really help people, what they actually <u>need</u>. Build relationships and <strong>a brand that people love to identify with</strong>, instead of being salesy, sleazy and annoying.</p><h2><strong>The "Goosebump" Factor!</strong></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>THAT is what this book will teach you. <strong>Growing a brand and following that makes a difference in the world, helps people - and - makes you good money, too, </strong>while growing your business! - Something you can be proud of and can't wait to get up to in the morning (aka STEP 1 "The Goosebump Factor").</h3><p><br /></p><p>SassyZenGirl herself, aka 10-time #1 Bestselling Author and Entrepreneur Gundi Gabrielle, will show you in <strong>typical SassyFUN fashion</strong> how to get from A to Z:</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><ul><li>The Goosebump Factor</li><li>The Mucho Bling Asset</li><li>The Chill Factor</li><li>How to (non) pitch your Stuff</li><li>Subscribers on Autopilot</li><li>Passive Income Bonanza</li></ul><p>and finally how to:</p><ul><li>get yourself booked as a <strong>TV Guest Presenter, Keynote </strong>or <strong>TEDx Speaker</strong></li><li>get featured in <strong>major publications </strong>and <strong>podcasts</strong></li><li>attract your absolute <strong>Dream Clients on Autopilot</strong></li></ul><p>if you are ready to share something AWEsome with the world...</p><p><br /></p><h2>SCROLL UP and hit that BUY BUTTON and we'll see you on the inside..:)</h2>
America, Compromised
by Lawrence Lessig

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 22, 2018

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<div>“There is not a single American awake to the world who is comfortable with the way things are.”<br /><br /> <br /><br />So begins Lawrence Lessig's sweeping indictment of contemporary American institutions and the corruption that besets them. We can all see it—from the selling of Congress to special interests to the corporate capture of the academy. Something is wrong. It’s getting worse.<br /><br /> <br /><br />And it’s our fault. What Lessig shows, brilliantly and persuasively, is that we can’t blame the problems of contemporary American life on bad people, as our discourse all too often tends to do. Rather, he explains, “We have allowed core institutions of America’s economic, social, and political life to become corrupted. Not by evil souls, but by good souls. Not through crime, but through compromise.” Every one of us, every day, making the modest compromises that seem necessary to keep moving along, is contributing to the rot at the core of American civic life. Through case studies of Congress, finance, the academy, the media, and the law, Lessig shows how institutions are drawn away from higher purposes and toward money, power, quick rewards—the first steps to corruption.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Lessig knows that a charge so broad should not be levied lightly, and that our instinct will be to resist it. So he brings copious, damning detail gleaned from years of research, building a case that is all but incontrovertible: America is on the wrong path. If we don’t acknowledge our own part in that, and act now to change it, we will hand our children a less perfect union than we were given. It will be a long struggle. This book represents the first steps.<br /><br /> </div>
How to Buy Your Perfect First Home: What Every First-time Homebuy...
by Anthony S. Park

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English

Pages

96

Publication Date

December 05, 2018

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<b>This easy-to-read guide efficiently answers all the questions every first-time homebuyer should ask:</b><br /><ul><br /><li>How to start the home buying process<br /><li>How long does the home buying process take?<br /><li>How early should you start home hunting?<br /><li>How much home can you afford?<br /><li>How much downpayment should you have saved?<br /><li>How to compare mortgages<br /><li>What’s the difference between pre-qualified and pre-approved?<br /><li>How to choose where you want to live<br /><li>How long should house hunting take?<br /><li>How open houses work<br /><li>Why first-time homebuyers should use a realtor and need a real estate attorney<br /><li>How to make and negotiate your offer<br /><li>How much are closing costs?<br /></ul>
Examples & Explanations for Contracts
by Brian A. Blum

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English

Pages

896

Publication Date

February 05, 2017

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<p>A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the <strong>Examples & Explanations </strong>(E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.</p> <p>Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Clear explanations </strong>of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style.</li> <li><strong>Features hypotheticals </strong>similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review.</li> <li><strong>It offers coverage </strong>that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic.</li> </ul> <p>The <strong>Examples & Explanations</strong> series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.</p>

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