Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. The author debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a radical new way to greatness. It also draws on interviews with world leaders.
We are, to use a technical economic term, screwed. The cowboy capitalists had a party with everyone's money and now we're all paying for it. What went wrong? And will we learn our lesson - or just carry on as before, like celebrating surviving a heart attack with a packet of Rothmans?
If you want to know, but are the sort of person who finds it hard to tell the difference between a CDO a CDS an MBS and a toasted cheese sandwich, John Lanchester has mastered the finer points of finance so you don't have to. In Whoops! he explains, in language everyone can understand, what really happened - and what on earth we do next.
Chronicles the evolution of hedge funds from their origins in the 1960s to their status in the recent economic crisis, discussing the contributions of key figures while offering insight into how they have weathered recent financial setbacks and are defining future trends. By the author of
Argues that the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four central bankers who jointly attempted to reconstruct international finance by reinstating the gold standard.
Before rising to fame on the BBC's Dragons' Den, James Caan spent thirty years setting up and running recruitment companies, placing hundreds of thousands of candidates in the jobs they really wanted.
Now in Get The Job You Really Want James brings his experience to bear to help everyone from recent graduates to CEOs in their hunt for their dream job, from identifying the opportunity to making yourself stand out at interview and finally closing the deal on the job offer, Since publishing the first edition James has been inundated with testimonials from real readers who have used the tricks and tools in this definitive guide to jobhunting to finally land the job that they really wanted.
An analysis of the role of persuasion in everyday life and the qualities of effective salespeople traces the author's international travels to learn the art and science of selling, discussing the importance of a good narrative and the role of sales as social discourse.
From finding that first stroke of genius to how to make your idea happen, this book shows that whatever you want, you really can do it.
Jam-packed with exclusive advice from genius entrepreneurs including EasyJet-founder Stelios and Dragon's Den's Peter Jones, sports legends Ryan Giggs and Jenson Button, music superstar Katie Melua and Harry Potter's Rupert Grint. Get ready to take on the world your own way!
After 9/11, the Bush administration declared that it would have to work through 'the dark side'. And it did: the Administration turned its back on the rules and on America's commitment to the dignity of every human person. This title shows how war crimes were committed. It opens the door to accountability and justice.
The author of Getting Things Done and editor of the popular e-newsletter Principles of Productivity presents fifty-two principles for working productively and with stability while reducing stress and enhancing creativity. Reprint.
An international economic advisor shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, posing solutions to top political, environmental, and social problems that contribute to poverty.
The personal stories of the founder of Patagonia, Inc. describes his underprivileged childhood as an immigrant in southern California, early fame as a successful mountain climber, and company's dedication to quality and environmental responsibility. 75,000 first printing.
A call-to-action evaluation of the economic dangers being posed by the retiring generation's pensions and health-care needs offers sobering insight into how pensions work in America and why they are threatening major companies and public institutions.
THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE.
The current financial crisis has only one parallel: the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and subsequent Great Depression of the 1930s, which crippled the future of an entire generation and set the stage for the horrors of the Second World War. Yet the economic meltdown could have been avoided, had it not been for the decisions taken by a small number of central bankers.
In Lords of Finance, we meet these men, the four bankers who truly broke the world: the enigmatic Norman Montagu of the bank of England, Benjamin Strong of the NY Federal Reserve, the arrogant yet brilliant Hjalmar Schacht of the Reichsbanlk and the xenophobic Emile Moreau of the Banque de France. Their names were lost to history, their lives and actions forgotten, until now. Liaquat Ahamed tells their story in vivid and gripping detail, in a timely and arresting reminder that individuals - their ambitions, limitations and human nature - lie at the very heart of global catastrophe.
The High Cost of Discount Culture.
Presents alphabetically arranged entries on more than 1,800 fragrances, in a guide that provides reviews of each scent and discusses the history and chemistry of perfumes.
The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition.
Explains the economic problems behind the credit and mortgage issues of the past two years, identifying hidden connections between key events and the global economy.
Assesses the 2008 presidential election as one of history's most significant, covering such topics as Bush's second term, the rise of Obama, and the key issues affecting the election.
Examines the life of Siegmund Warburg and recaptures the business methods and ethical code that set him apart from those in the financial world today.
The roots of the mortgage bubble and the story of the Wall Street collapse from Americas most trusted business journalist.