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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>
The Last Chance Lawyer (Daniel Pike Series Book 1)
by William Bernhardt

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>Getting his client off death row could save his career… or make him the next victim.</b><br /><br />Daniel Pike would rather fight for justice than follow the rules. His unique ability to "connect the dots," to observe what others do not, has made him the most notorious criminal lawyer in St. Petersburg. But when his courtroom career goes up in smoke, he fears his lifelong purpose is a lost cause. A mysterious job offer from a secretive boss gives him a second chance but lands him an impossible case with multiple lives at stake…<br /><br />To protect a young orphan from a horrifying fate, Pike must save the girl's guardian from a charge of first-degree murder. Dan uses every trick he knows in a high-stakes trial filled with unexpected revelations and breathtaking surprises as he uncovers a trail of deceit from Florida to El Salvador. When blood-soaked threats arrive, Dan realizes that winning the case might be a death sentence for him—and everyone he hoped to protect.<br /><br />Can Pike protect the girl and get the charges dropped before his race for the truth proves fatal?<br /><br /><i>The Last Chance Lawyer</i> is a gripping legal thriller. If you like courtroom suspense, page-turning plot twists, and rebel attorneys, then you’ll love William Bernhardt’s riveting drama.
IT Security Management Manual
by Joe Gleinser

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English

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Publication Date

February 16, 2016

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<p>This comprehensive manual is for the IT executive who is responsible for ensuring IT security within the financial institution as well as for outsourced services. The manual covers topics relevant to the development and maintenance of a solid IT security program, such as risk management, examination requirements and necessary documentation that the regulators require, Internet risks and solutions, staff training, customer information, business recovery, and policies and procedures for all aspects of information technology, including outsourcing and vendor over-reliance.
Commercial Loan Review and Audit Manual
by , Jonathan R Hainer

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English

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Publication Date

September 13, 2013

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Identify, monitor, and control risks within your bank's commercial loan portfolio. <p><br />Credit decisions that are sound at the time of origination can be undermined over time by internal factors within the bank's control and by external factors such as general or local economic or environmental conditions. <p><br />Sheshunoff's <b>Commercial Loan Review and Audit Manual</b> can help you develop and maintain a comprehensive loan review process, which is the most effective and reliable tool available for the early identification of risk. An effective loan review process helps you provide candid feedback on the loan portfolio and enables senior management and the board to act on corrective plans before the regulators examine the portfolio and point out exceptions, violations and other potential problems. <p><br />Sheshunoff's Commercial Loan Review and Audit Manual guides you through the entire process for both commercial loan reviews and commercial loan compliance reviews, including:<br /><br /><br />•  Corporate Structure<br /><br />•  The Loan Review Process<br /><br />•  Maximizing the Benefits<br /><br />•  Issues and Trends
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Four...
by , Warren E. Buffett

Language

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>
Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don'...
by Elizabeth Anderson

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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<p><b>Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments—and why we can't see it</b></p><p>One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number probably would be even higher if we recognized most employers for what they are—private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives, on duty and off. We normally think of government as something only the state does, yet many of us are governed far more—and far more obtrusively—by the private government of the workplace. In this provocative and compelling book, Elizabeth Anderson argues that the failure to see this stems from long-standing confusions. These confusions explain why, despite all evidence to the contrary, we still talk as if free markets make workers free—and why so many employers advocate less government even while they act as dictators in their businesses.</p><p>In many workplaces, employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners, leaving them with little privacy and few other rights. And employers often extend their authority to workers' off-duty lives. Workers can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. Yet we continue to talk as if early advocates of market society—from John Locke and Adam Smith to Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln—were right when they argued that it would free workers from oppressive authorities. That dream was shattered by the Industrial Revolution, but the myth endures.</p><p><i>Private Government</i> offers a better way to talk about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom.</p><p>Based on the prestigious Tanner Lectures delivered at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, <i>Private Government</i> is edited and introduced by Stephen Macedo and includes commentary by cultural critic David Bromwich, economist Tyler Cowen, historian Ann Hughes, and philosopher Niko Kolodny.</p>
Podcast 101: Simple Steps to Create Your Own Podcast, Build Relat...
by Paul Brodie

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English

Pages

88

Publication Date

March 18, 2019

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<h1><b>Start your own Podcast easily and grow your business with a proven system.</b></h1><br /><br /><h2>What if you could <u>create your podcast</u> in a <u>few short weeks?</u> What if you could use your podcast to <b>grow your business</b> with <b>a few simple steps?</b> Imagine becoming a <u>podcast host</u> while <b>growing your business</b> and <b>achieving your life-long goals.</b></h2> <br /><br /><h3><b>Thirteen-time Amazon bestselling author,</b> Paul G. Brodie, offers this comprehensive guide on how to start your own podcast and grow your business with a proven system that works.</h3><br /><br />Here are a few things that you will get out of Podcast 101.<br /><br />In this book, you will learn how to:<br /><br /><h2><b>Create your Podcast Fast like a Pro and start Earning $$$</b></h2><br />•Create Your Podcast quickly <br />•Choose a podcast genre that will help listeners find your show<br />•Create your podcast show format easily <br />•Choose Your Podcast Title and Subtitle to sell your show <br />•Create an intro and outro for your show in minutes<br />•Become an Authority in Your Area of Expertise<br />•Find great guests for your show<br />•Get guests to show up for the interview<br /><br /><h2><b>Learn to Build an Engaging Podcast that People Want to Listen To!</b></h2><br />•Create an Amazing Podcast Cover that will help Sell Your Book<br />•Find an inexpensive Podcast Cover Designer <br />•Choose the best Podcast equipment for your show <br />•Find the best software <br />•Get Podcast Reviews Quickly <br />•Choose the best hosting service <br />•Produce your show in minutes through editing, recording, and uploading<br />•Get your podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify <br />•Build your Audience<br /><br /><h2><b>Maximize your Revenue and grow your business!</b></h2><br />•Finding sponsors for your show <br />•Utilize your own business to maximize back-end revenue<br />•Building positive relationships with guests for business and referrals <br />•Offer different Back-End Products with specific examples in this book that can make you significant income<br />•Maximize multiple Revenue Streams to Grow Your Business including how to increase opportunities for Public Speaking, Coaching, and Book Signings<br /><br /><h2><b>Market Your Podcast!</b></h2><br />•Getting your guests to promote the Podcast <br />•Creating social media graphics to get your guests to promote<br />•Which social media outlets to use to promote your show<br />•Find the best social media software to make show promotion easy and quick<br /><br /><h2><b>Grab these bonuses valued at over $1000 when you download this book!</b></h2><br /><b>•BONUS:</b> FREE Video Tutorial Series to help Create Your Podcast <br /><b>•BONUS:</b> FREE Audiobook <br /><b>•BONUS:</b> FREE eBook<br /><b>•BONUS:</b> Free Podcast Invitation <br /><b>•BONUS:</b> Free Strategy Session to Help With Your Podcast <br /><b>•BONUS:</b> Special Offer to Help You Build Your Podcast<br /><br /><h1><b>Scroll up to the top of the page, click on the BUY NOW button and learn the inside secrets to grow your profitable podcast business today</b></h1>
Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
by , Neel Mehta

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English

Pages

345

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>Authored by 3 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><br /><br />This <b>#1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal </b>from the <b>North American Book Awards</b> and has been featured in <b>The Wall Street Journal</b>, <b>Forbes</b>, and <b>Business Insider. </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> was touted as <b>"our generation's Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life"</b> by Jeremy Schifeling.<br /><ul><li>How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?</li><li>How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching?</li><li>Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money?</li><li>How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?</li><li>Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?</li></ul>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><br /><br /><b>***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to include over 40 pages of new content to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.***</b><br />We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it's the only way to ensure you get the latest version.<br /><br /><b>Topics Covered: </b>Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!<br /><br /><b>Featured Companies: </b>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!<br /><br /><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>
500 Eternal Masterpieces Of Fairy Tales (Golden Deer Classics): C...
by , Wilhelm Grimm

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English

Pages

4106

Publication Date

December 28, 2017

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This Golden Deer Classics compilation contains over 500 classic fairy tales.<br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Aleksander Chodźko<br />Fairy Books (Blue, Red, Yellow, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Orange) by Andrew Lang<br />Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen<br />Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens<br />Grimm's Fairy Tales by Grimm Brothers<br />The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang<br /><br />Some of the famous tales included in this ebook:<br /><br />- Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp<br />- Beauty and the Beast<br />- The Little Mermaid<br />- Rapunzel<br />- Cinderella<br />...
The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age
by Tim Wu

Language

English

Pages

150

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.

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