Description : "Public companies are everywhere, and they surround you from morning to night. . . . Nearly everything you eat, wear, read, listen to, ride in, lie on, or gargle with is made by one. Perfume to penknives, hot tubs to hot dogs, nuts to nail polish are made by businesses that you can own." ––from the Introduction. McDonald′s, The Gap, Circuit City, Gillette, CBS, and thousands more . . . anybody can own part of big and small companies. As companies grow and prosper, you can too. Whenever burgers are eaten, sweaters are purchased, batteries are used, and faces are shaved, you′ve got a piece of the action. From Alexander Hamilton to Warren Buffett, people have been making big money by investing in the corporations and institutions around them. Mutual–fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explain what′s not normally taught in high school ––how the stock market helps you and how it helps the country. By understanding how and why the stock market works when you buy a share of a company or purchase a mutual fund, you can make informed ––and profitable ––decisions. Whether you′re saving for college, a house, a trip, or retirement, there is no better method to secure a sound financial future than to invest. Young or old, there is no better time to start investing than now. "Investing is fun. It′s interesting. It can put you on the road to prosperity for the rest of your life. . . ." Learn to Earn gives you the expert guidance you need to make the right start. Lynch and Rothchild cover the gamut on investment fundamentals and principles, from choosing stocks, to picking a broker, to reading an annual report. Learn to Earn reveals how to decipher the stock pages and how to evaluate the pros and cons of the five basic investment vehicles ––savings accounts, collectibles, houses or apartments, stocks, and bonds. Yet, there is much more to investing than just the principles, and there is much more to Learn to Earn than just the fundamentals. Opportunity comes in many forms, from many sources, with many histories. Brimming with stories and parables, Lynch and Rothchild also explain: ∗ Why the world as we know it would collapse without investors . . . ∗ How capitalism, from the time of the American Revolution on, has shaped the past, and how that affects us today . . . ∗ How Coke, Campbell′s Soup, Ben & Jerry′s, Microsoft, and other big companies got started, who gets rich from them, and how they got that way . . . ∗ How to know the real story behind the price of a stock
Description : ‘Dollar Chatroom’ is a book of extracts from live, verbatim, internet conversations between Stock Market Traders. Selected to be easily read and entertaining, both on and off topic plus after hours. Including 49 posted illustrations and charts, from the wise and perceptive to the downright bizarre.. . Find out what it is like to sit in front of a computer screen for anywhere between 10 minutes a week and 16 hours a day to earn your living in the company of 1000 other like minded individuals.. . And who your buddies are.. . Choose your weapons.. . Stocks, Indices, Forex, Oil, Metals, Futures, Options, Swaps, ETF’s, CFD’s, FOMC.. . what else ya got..? Includes the 2008 Worldwide Stock Market Crash – The Beginning of the End..? Includes the 2008 USA Presidential Election. Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to take your sunglasses in the plane, right..? There’s always blue sky and sunshine above the clouds.. . And another thing, if you read a funnier book this year, let me know, will you.. ?
Description : The ultimate how-to of management. Based on years of management practice and actually watching what good managers do, it cuts through the noise of management theory, to show you how to develop the skills, behaviour and emotions to thrive as a manager. In How to Manage you’ll learn how to: Evaluate your own management potential Assess team members and help them discover how they can improve Identify and build the core skills you need to succeed Recognise the rules of survival and success in your organisation
Description : Effective development and management of a supply chain network is an invaluable source of sustainable advantage in today’s turbulent global marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result. This updated 4th edition of the bestselling Logistics and Supply Chain Management is a clear-headed guide to all the key topics in an integrated approach to supply chains, including: • The link between logistics and customer value. • Logistics and the bottom line measuring costs and performance. • Creating a responsive supply chain. • Managing the global pipeline. • Managing supply chain relationships. • Managing risk in the supply chain. • Matching supply and demand. • Creating a sustainable supply chain. • Product design in the supply chain.
Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.
Description : Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.
Description : ‘Told with alarming detail and considerable humility, Suits is a tale that will help the reader hone his or her ambition down to a finer, more human point.’ – Los Angeles Times No class can prepare anyone for a career on Wall Street. While others in Nina Godiwalla's Persian-Indian immigrant community were content to fulfil their parents' dreams, Nina's fierce ambition pulled her from Houston to New York to become a banker. The rarefied taste of power left her hungry for more. Showered with Broadway tickets and ferried around in sleek black town cars, Morgan Stanley recruits led a fast and flashy lifestyle, but at a steep cost. In a world where strip clubs took the place of conference rooms, Nina was driven to fit the mould of her fellow recruits: wealthy, white and male. But would she have to lose her Southern accent and suppress her family's heritage to prove her worth on the trading floor? In the tradition of Michael Lewis's Liar's Poker, Nina Godiwalla offers a behind-the-scenes look at the recklessness that ruled Wall Street during the dot-com boom days. But Suits is also a story of the family Nina left behind: a story of fathers and daughters, the pursuit of honour, swapping your grandmother's shrimp curry for takeout sushi and cocktails. Funny, candid and occasionally heartbreaking, Suits reveals how much we've been conditioned to trade for success. Praise for the book ‘Hilarious and heartbreaking... this book about choices and their consequences is a gripping read.’ – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ‘An intriguing tale of lethal ambition.’ – Kirkus Review ‘Ever wish you had a friend who had worked in the Wall Street pressure cooker and could tell you what it's really like? Meet Suits author Nina Godiwalla. Her candid memoir is a must-read for anyone (especially any woman) aspiring to a career in high finance.’ – Anne Fisher, Fortune.com, CNN Money ‘Fresh, funny and utterly convincing. Nina Godiwalla has perfect pitch. In Suits she not only nails the Wall St. culture, she gets inside the skin of a fiercely ambitious young woman caught in the cross hairs of culture and gender.’ – Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business Is Down (Harvard Business Press) ‘Suits is a riveting read! With relentless candor, Godiwalla reveals the mind-numbing drudgery demanded of the worker bees in the innards of Wall Street. She fiercely exposes the soul destroying compromises of a woman trying to gain acceptance in the male dominated world of investment banking.’ – Bapsi Sidhwa ‘Nina Godiwalla has managed to combine heartwarming, heartbreaking, and hilarious in one great book. Suits, an unusually candid insider's look at the darker side of Wall Street, is an absolute must-read for any woman considering a career in financial services.’ – Lois P. Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office