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Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual
by Jocko Willink

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p><b>The instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b></p><p>FIND YOUR WILL, FIND YOUR DISCIPLINE--AND YOU WILL FIND YOUR FREEDOM</p><p>Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In <i>Discipline Equals Freedom</i>, the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling coauthor of <i>Extreme Ownership</i> describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life. Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals—but that advice often misses the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress. <i>Discipline Equals Freedom </i>covers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear, and specific physical training presented in workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes, and even the best sleep habits and food intake recommended to optimize performance.</p><p>Within these pages discover the keys to becoming stronger, smarter, faster, and healthier. There is only one way to achieve true freedom: The Way of Discipline. Read this book and find The Way.</p>
Corporations and Other Business Associations: A Multimedia Approa...
by Steven J. Cleveland

Language

English

Pages

2097

Publication Date

February 04, 2016

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This innovative digital textbook is ideal for a course in Business Associations, or one more focused on Corporations or Unincorporated Business Entities, whether at the law school, graduate, or undergraduate level. It provides a wealth of materials that address significant matters of business law. Mindful of students’ time, as well as the limited number of hours in the classroom, the principal cases have been edited down to ten “pages” or less. The principal cases include hyperlinks to the full-text source material to satisfy (1) the curious student, or (2) the professor who desires to emphasize an aspect of the case lost to the editing process. Statutory provisions are included throughout the digital textbook, and links are provided to enable students to explore codes more deeply. Featured are the codes of California, Delaware, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as certain federal statutes, such as the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Included as appendices, with individual sections scattered throughout the digital textbook, are the Model Business Corporation Act and the Restatement (Third) of Agency. Excerpted secondary materials, such as law review articles and news articles, commonly include links to the full-text source. To enhance the educational process, additional materials are included:<br /><br />* Videos, including Michael Douglas’ “Greed is Good” speech from WALL STREET, Robert DeNiro’s “Oversight” speech from CASINO, and Will Ferrell succumbing to puffery in ELF;<br /><br />* Photos, including Supreme Court Justices, business leaders, and stock certificates; and<br /><br />* Diagrams: Occasionally, the transactions about which the parties are litigating prove more confusing than the basic legal points addressed in those cases. For many cases, the author diagrammed the transactions underlying the legal disputes. The diagrams facilitate comprehension and enable students to focus on the law. <br /><br />Some have criticized legal education for being overly theoretical. To provide a practical component, this digital textbook includes:<br /><br />* Contracts, including Michael Ovtiz’s employment contract, which was featured in the Disney litigation, and <br /><br />* Organizational documents, including Facebook’s Certificate of Incorporation, and KKR’s Limited Partnership Agreement.<br /><br />This digital textbook is optimized for use on the iPad or other multimedia devices running the Kindle application. Though the author has provided links to sources that are expected to be stable over time (including Perma.CC), some links undoubtedly will rot. In achieving certain goals, e.g., improved functionality over a traditionally-published book, while reducing students’ costs, certain risks, e.g., temporary link rot, must be tolerated. <br /> <br /><br />If you are a professor and would like to obtain a preview copy, or would like to suggest cases or other content for inclusion, please contact the author through his law school website.<br />
Principles: Life and Work
by Ray Dalio

Language

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.
Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
by Scott Adams

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<b>"If you watched the entire election cycle and concluded that Trump was nothing but a lucky clown, you missed one of the most important perceptual shifts in the history of humankind. I'll fix that for you in this book."</b><br />  <br />Adams was one of the earliest public figures to predict Trump’s win, doing so a week after Nate Silver put Trump’s odds at 2 percent in his FiveThirtyEight.com blog. The mainstream media regarded Trump as a novelty and a sideshow. But Adams recognized in Trump a level of persuasion you only see once in a generation.<br />  <br /> Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We’re hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech—a hand gesture here, a phrase there—and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact.<br />  <br /> The point isn’t whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. <i>Win Bigly</i> goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting—the same ones Adams saw in Steve Jobs when he invested in Apple decades ago. For instance:<br />  <br /> ·  If you need to convince people that something is important, make a claim that’s <i>directionally</i> accurate but has a big exaggeration in it. Everyone will spend endless hours talking about how wrong it is and will remember the issue as high priority.<br /> ·  Stop wasting time on elaborate presentation preparations. Inside, you’ll learn which components of your messaging matter, and where you can wing it.<br /> ·  Planting simple, sticky ideas (such as “Crooked Hillary”) is more powerful than stating facts. Just find a phrase without previous baggage that grabs your audience at an emotional level.<br />  <br /> Adams offers nothing less than “access to the admin passwords to human beings.” This is a must read if you care about persuading others in any field—or if you just want to resist the tactics of emotional persuasion when they’re used on you.
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way
by Brendon Burchard

Language

English

Pages

405

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p>THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY.</p><p>Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions:<ol><li>Why do some individuals and teams succeed <i>more quickly</i> than others and <i>sustain</i> that success over the long term?<li>Of those who pull it off, why are some <i>miserable</i> and others consistently <i>happy</i> on their journey?<li>What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most?</ol></p><p>After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers.</p><p>Which habits can help you achieve long-term success and vibrant well-being no matter your age, career, strengths, or personality? To become a high performer, you must <i>seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence,</i> and <i>demonstrate courage</i>. This book is about the art and science of how to cultivate and practice these proven habits.</p><p>Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skill faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it faster. Each of the six habits is illustrated by powerful vignettes, cutting-edge science, thought-provoking exercises, and real-world daily practices you can implement right now.</p><p>If you’ve ever wanted a science-backed, heart-centered plan to living a better quality of life, it’s in your hands. Best of all, you can measure your progress. A link to a free professional assessment is included in the book.</p>
The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992
by Tina Brown

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English

Pages

435

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<p><b>Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor-in-chief of <i>Vanity Fair</i>. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.</b></p><p><i>The Vanity Fair Diaries</i> is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Condé Nast's troubled new flagship <i>Vanity Fair</i>, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine.</p><p>Here are the inside stories of <i>Vanity Fair</i> scoops and covers that sold millions—the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life. Brown's <i>Vanity Fair Diaries</i> is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter.</p><p>Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's <i>The Vanity Fair Diaries</i> is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.</p>
On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You C...
by Gene Simmons

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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>
Zero Hour: Turn the Greatest Political and Financial Upheaval in ...
by , Andrew Pancholi

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<b>Harry S. Dent Jr., bestselling author of <i>The Demographic Cliff</i> and <i>The Sale of a Lifetime</i>, predicted the populist wave that has driven the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, and other recent shocks around the world. Now he returns with the definitive guide to protect your investments and prosper in the age of the anti-globalist backlash.<br /></b><br />The turn of the 2020s will mark an extremely rare convergence of low points for multiple political, economic, and demographic cycles. The result will be a major financial crash and global upheaval that will dwarf the Great Recession of the 2000s—and maybe even the Great Depression of the 1930s. We’re facing the onset of what Dent calls “Economic Winter.”<br />  <br /> In <i>Zero Hour</i>, he and Andrew Pancholi (author of <i>The Market Timing Report </i>newsletter) explain all of these cycles, which influence everything from currency valuations to election returns, from economic growth rates in Asia to birthrates in Europe. You’ll learn, for instance:<br /><br />   • Why the most-hyped technologies of recent years (self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain) won’t pay off until the 2030s. <br />   • Why China may be the biggest bubble in the global economy (and you’d be a fool to invest there). <br />   • Why you should invest in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, and pull out of real estate and automotive. <br />   • Why putting your faith in gold is a bad idea. <br />  <br /> Fortunately, <i>Zero Hour</i> includes a range of practical strategies to help you turn the upheaval ahead to your advantage, so your family can be prepared and protected.
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
by Scott Galloway

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<i><br /> USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. <br /></b><br />For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. <br /><br /> Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? <br /><br /> In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. <br /><br /> Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.
Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up
by T. D. Jakes

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>You don't have to be an entrepreneur to think like one and take flight with your dreams. </b><br /> <br />Too often we remain in jobs that stifle our souls and leave us on the runway of opportunity with the engine of our deepest passion stalled, watching others make their personal vision a reality and build a legacy for their children-the opposite of what God intends for us. But it's never too late to get your dreams off the ground! If you long to maximize your unique abilities and aptitudes, if you strive to combine personal fulfillment with professional satisfaction, if you dream of creating exceptional goods and offering transformative services and fulfilling God's destiny for you, then you are ready to SOAR! <br /> <br />In SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build the uniquely personal vision within each of us into our special contribution to the world. Blending the practical business acumen of a successful, global CEO with the dynamic inspiration of a life coach, SOAR! provides the tools needed to ignite our imaginations into action and challenges us to embrace our God-given purpose as we align our character and creativity with our careers. <br /> <br />Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, SOAR! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside each of us. It provides an inspiring look into the mindset of people who don't wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights. So buckle your seat belts and prepare for liftoff-you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely SOAR!

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