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  • 100 Minds That Made the Market

    Introducing the new Fisher Investment Series, comprised of engaging and informative titles written by renowned money manager and bestselling author Ken Fisher. This series offers essential insights into the worlds of investing and finance.,Over the course of nearly two centuries, the innovations, mistakes, and scandals of different market participants have played an important role in shaping today’s financial markets. Now, in ,, Ken Fisher delivers cameo biographies of these pioneers of American financial history. From Joe Kennedy’s “sexcapades” to Jesse Livermore’s suicide, this book details the drama, the dirt, and the financial principles of an amazingly inventive group of financial minds. Fisher digs deep to uncover the careers, personal lives, and contributions of these individuals, and leads you through the lessons that can be learned from each one. Here you have 100 of the best teachers — some you already know, some you will feel you know, and some you may not have previously discovered — whose experiences will undoubtedly enhance your understanding of the markets.,With a few pages dedicated to each person, , quickly captures the essence of the people and ideas that have influenced the evolution of the financial industry.

  • 100 Side Hustles

    Best-selling author Chris Guillebeau presents a full-color ideabook featuring 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses that almost anyone can do.,Chris Guillebeau, self-employment guru, author of ,, and creator of the popular , podcast, presents a collection of the top hundred side-gig case studies from both his podcast and his personal files, featuring jewelry makers, website founders, food truck bakers, and more. With inspiring anecdotes alongside bullet-point takeaways, this playbook will not only inspire you to follow in these innovators’ entrepreneurial footsteps but also achieve similar business success. From identifying underserved markets to crafting unique products and services that spring from your passions, you’ll soon be making money on the side while living your best life.

  • 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

    We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play.,Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as:,These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.,When we design, we solicit responses from people. We want them to do something. ,is a solid design-psychology hybrid book that teaches you how to be more effective at guiding these responses.,Tackling some central UX design thinking questions such as “,” and “,”, , guides you through practical steps to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your UX design.,Like many good UX books, ,is not written to be read continuously. Instead, it will prove far more valuable over time as you reference it and build on your foundational knowledge of design thinking and UX design knowledge.

  • 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings

    Funny because it’s true. ??From the creator of the viral sensation “10 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings” (5+ million views and hundreds of thousands of shares) comes the must-have book you never knew you needed, ,. ??In it, you will learn how to appear smart in less than half the time it takes to actually learn anything.,You know those subtle tricks your coworkers are all guilty of? The constant nodding, pretend concentration, useless rhetorical questions? These tricks make them seem like they know what they???re doing when in fact they have no clue. This behavior is so ingrained, so subtle, and so often mistaken for true intelligence that identifying it, calling it out, or compiling it into an exhaustive digest has never been attempted. Until now.,Complete with illustrated tips, examples, and scenarios, , gives you actionable ways to use words like ???actionable,??? in order to sound smart. Every type of meeting is covered, from general meetings where you stopped paying attention almost immediately, to one-on-one meetings you zoned out on, to impromptu meetings you were painfully subjected to at the last minute. It???s all here.

  • 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era

    The era of social technologies provides seemingly endless opportunity, both for individuals and organizations. But it’s also the subject of seemingly endless hype. Yes, social tools allow us to do things entirely differently–but how do you really capitalize on that?,In “11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era,” the newest in Harvard Business Review’s line of digital books (HBR Singles), social strategist and insightful blogger Nilofer Merchant argues that “social” is much more than “media.” Smart companies are letting social become the backbone of their business models, increasing their speed and flexibility by pursuing openness and fluidity. These organizations don’t operate like the powerful “800-pound gorillas” of yesteryear–but instead act more like a herd of 800 gazelles, moving together across a savannah, outrunning the competition.,This ebook offers new rules for creating value, leading, and innovating in our rapidly changing world. These social era rules are both provocative and grounded in reality–they cover thorny challenges like forsaking hierarchy and control for collaboration; getting the most out of all talent; allowing your customers to become co-creators in your organization; inspiring employees through purpose in a world where money alone no longer wields that power; and soliciting community investment in an idea so that it can take hold and grow.,The strategies of the Industrial Era–or even the Information Age–will not be enough for the Social Era. Read “11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era” to get ready to meet the challenges of this new age and thrive

  • 212 Degrees

    At 211?? water is hot. At 212??, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This simple analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. Because it’s the one extra degree of effort, in business and life, that can separate the good from the great. This powerful book by Sam Parker and Mac Anderson gives solid examples of how to incorporate the 212?? philosophy into all aspects of your life – at work, with friends and as a parent. Great quotes and great stories illustrate the 212?? concept in a memorable format. A warning…once you read it, it will be hard to forget.

  • 40 Chances

    With a foreword by Warren Buffett, 40 Chances is an ???inspiring manifesto???both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes??? (Booklist) in the struggle against world hunger.,If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? In 2006, legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son Howard G. Buffett. Howard set out to help the most vulnerable people on earth???nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard gave himself a deadline: 40 years to put the resources to work on this challenge.,40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World captures Howard???s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. Each of the 40 stories here provides a compelling look at the lessons Howard learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. But this message goes beyond the pages of this book, it???s also a mindset: a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. It???s about reasons to hope and actions we can take. 40 Chances ???recounts Howard???s personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashion???successfully blending personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hunger???A satisfying read??? (Publishers Weekly) that provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.

  • 5 Levels of Leadership

    True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.

  • 59 Seconds

    An easy-to-use, concise guide to changing your life in under a minute, backed by cutting-edge scientific research.,Bestselling author and psychologist Richard Wiseman had become increasingly frustrated with the self-help industry and its snake-oil treatments. Here, bringing together a remarkably diverse range of scientific data, he has crafted a no-nonsense response to their ineffectual programs. Filled with tips and tricks that come straight from the latest scientific journals and his own original research, Wiseman outlines the new science of “rapid change” and describes with clarity and infectious enthusiasm how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life.

  • 7 Powers

    7 Powers breaks fresh ground by constructing a comprehensive strategy toolset that is easy for you to learn, communicate and quickly apply. Drawing on his decades of experience as a business strategy advisor, active equity investor and Stanford University teacher, Hamilton Helmer develops from first principles a practical theory of Strategy rooted in the notion of Power, those conditions which create the potential for persistent differential returns. Using rich real-world examples, Helmer rigorously characterizes exactly what your business must achieve to create Power. And create Power it must, for without it your business is at risk. He explains why invention always comes first and then develops the Power Progression to enable you to target when your Power must be established: in the origination, take-off or stability phases of your business.,Every business faces a do-or-die strategy moment: a crux directional choice made amidst swirling uncertainty. To get this right you need at your fingertips a real-time strategy compass to discern your true north. 7 Powers is that compass.

  • A Curious Discovery

    In A Curious Discovery, media titan John Hendricks tells the remarkable story of building one of the most successful media empires in the world, Discovery Communications.,John Hendricks, a well-respected corporate leader and brand builder, reveals that his professional achievements would not have been possible without one crucial quality that has informed his life since childhood: curiosity. ,This entrepreneur???s story takes you behind the scenes of some of the network???s most popular shows and greatest successes, and imparts crucial lessons from the network???s setbacks.,With insights, anecdotes, photographs, and real-world wisdom, A Curious Discovery is more than a powerful autobiography and corporate history: It also a valuable primer for business innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • A Guide to Writing as an Engineer

    Everyone knows that engineers must be good at math, but many students fail to realize just how much writing engineering involves: reports, memos, presentations, specifications–all fall within the purview of a practicing engineer, and all require a polished clarity that does not happen by accident. , provides essential guidance toward this critical skill, with practical examples, expert discussion, and real-world models that illustrate the techniques engineers use every day.,Now in its Fifth Edition, this invaluable guide has been updated to reflect the most current standards of the field, and leverage the eText format to provide interactive examples, Engineering Communication Challenges, self-quizzes, and other learning tools. Students build a more versatile skill set by applying core communication techniques to a variety of situations professional engineers encounter, equipping them with the knowledge and perspective they need to succeed in any workplace. Although suitable for first-year undergraduate students, this book offers insight and reference for every stage of a young engineer???s career.

  • A Piece of the Action

    Now with a new introduction describing the fallout of America???s consumer credit boom, 1994???s wildly acclaimed bestseller A Piece of the Action tells the story of how millions of middle class Americans went from being savers to borrowers and investors through the invention of credit cards, mutual funds, and IRAs???resulting in profound societal change.,???America began to change on a mid-September day in 1958, when the Bank of America dropped its first 60,000 credit cards on the unassuming city of Fresno, California.??? So begins Joe Nocera???s riveting account of one of the most astonishing revolutions in modern American life???what Nocera labels ???the money revolution.??? In the decades since, the middle class has gained access to credit cards, to mutual funds, to retirement accounts???and to hundreds of other financial vehicles that have allowed everyone to get ???a piece of the action.??? In this lively, engaging book, some of the great financial characters of modern times???from Charles Merrill to Charles Schwab to Peter Lynch???strut across the stage as the course of this great financial shift is charted.,In an all-new introduction, Nocera takes a look back at the consequences of the money revolution. Were members of the middle class as prepared as the innovators claimed to take control of their financial lives? Or did events like the dot-com and the housing bubbles suggest something else: that far too many of us lacked the wherewithal to make sound investment decisions?

  • A Second Chance

    What if you were only known for the worst thing you’ve ever done?,A Second Chance is about new starts, forgiveness, shame, and the power of possibility. ,Don’t you deserve a second chance? Don’t we all? ,Catherine Hoke founded Defy Ventures, a revolutionary organization that transforms the lives of people with criminal histories. It heals families, strengthens communities, creates jobs, and incubates small businesses. But mostly, Defy helps us find our humanity, regardless of whether we’ve been to prison or not.,This is the book that everyone is talking about, and for good reason. You might have heard Cat talking with Tim Ferriss on his podcast, or read about her work on Seth Godin’s blog.,”This is the bravest book I’ve read in years.” – Bill Hybels, Willow Creek,By sharing her personal story of a second chance, and then introducing us to the people she serves, Cat takes us on a life-changing journey. She helps us understand the methods that are used by the Defy team and how they persevere in the face of daunting odds. A Second Chance is a book about the change that Defy creates, yes, but also about changing your own life.,”This inspiring book shows how it’s possible for people who have been cast aside in society to turn their lives around and start giving back to that society.” – Adam Grant, bestselling author,A Second Chance is about one woman’s vision and her relentless effort to make it real but it’s also about building a community that makes a difference. Defy is based on a unique inside/outside partnership. It only works because of the generous work of everyone in Defy’s volunteer community, and this book teaches us what it means to lead from within.,”I’ve never seen anything like Defy, and I’ve been in corrections for 31 years.” – Warden Ducart, Pelican Bay State Prison,”If you care about our society, you have to read this book.” – Joe Moglia, Chairman, TD Ameritrade

  • A Short History of Financial Euphoria

    The world-renowned economist offers “dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds.”???The Atlantic.

  • A Splendid Exchange

    Acclaimed by readers and critics around the globe, A Splendid Exchange is a sweeping narrative history of world trade???from Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C. to the firestorm over globalization today???that brilliantly explores trade???s colorful and contentious past and provides new insights into its future.

  • A Technique for Producing Ideas

    A step-by-step technique for sparking breakthrough creativity in advertising–or , field.,Since its publication in 1965, , has helped thousands of advertising copywriters smash through internal barriers to unleash their creativity. Professionals from poets and painters to scientists and engineers have also used the techniques in this concise, powerful book to generate exciting ideas on demand, at any time, on any subject. Now let James Webb Young’s unique insights help you look inside yourself to find that big, elusive idea–and once and for all lift the veil of mystery from the creative process.

  • A Truck Full of Money

    “A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture.”–Charles Duhigg,Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy–the bestselling author of , gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of Kayak.com and Lola.,Tracy Kidder, the “master of the nonfiction narrative” (,) and author of the bestselling classic ,now tells the story of Paul English, a kinetic and unconventional inventor and entrepreneur, who as a boy rebelled against authority. Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As a young man, despite suffering from what would eventually be diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim’s journey through the ups and downs in the brave new world of computers. Relating to the Internet as if it’s an extension of his own mind, he discovers that he has a talent for conceiving innovative enterprises and building teams that can develop them, becoming “a Pied Piper” of geeks. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty. Early on, one colleague observes: “Someday this boy’s going to get hit by a truck full of money, and I’m going to be standing beside him.” Yet when English does indeed make a fortune, when the travel website Kayak is sold for almost two billion dollars–the first thing he thinks about is how to give the money away: “What else would you do with it?” The second thing he thinks is, What’s next?,With the power of a consummate storyteller, Tracy Kidder casts a fresh, critical, and often humorous eye on the way new ideas and new money are reshaping our culture and the world. , is a mesmerizing portrait of an irresistibly endearing man who is indefatigable, original, and as unpredictable as America itself.

  • A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

    A rallying cry for working mothers everywhere that demolishes the “distracted, emotional, weak” stereotype and definitively shows that these professionals are more focused, decisive, and stronger than any other force.,Working mothers aren???t a liability. They are assets you???and every manager and executive???want in your company, in your investment portfolio, and in your corner.,There is copious academic research showing the benefits of working mothers on families and the benefits to companies who give women longer and more flexible parental leave. There are even findings that demonstrate women with multiple children actually perform better at work than those with none or one.,Yet despite this concrete proof that working mothers are a lucrative asset, they still face the “Maternal Wall”???widespread unconscious bias about their abilities, contributions, and commitment. Nearly eighty percent of women are less likely to be hired if they have children???and are half as likely to be promoted. Mothers earn an average $11,000 less in salary and are held to higher punctuality and performance standards. Forty percent of Silicon Valley women said they felt the need to speak less about their family to be taken more seriously. Many have been told that having a second child would cost them a promotion.,Fortunately, this prejudice is slowly giving way to new attitudes, thanks to more women starting their own businesses, and companies like Netflix, Facebook, Apple, and Google implementing more parent-friendly policies. But the most important barrier to change isn???t about men. Women must rethink the way they see themselves after giving birth. As entrepreneur Sarah Lacy makes clear in this cogent, persuasive analysis and clarion cry, the strongest, most lucrative, and most ambitious time of a woman???s career may easily be after she sees a plus sign on a pregnancy test.

  • Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success

    When Steve Harvey was thirtysomething, he was living in his car. It was a sacrifice he was willing to make to give it his best shot at becoming a comedian. After several months of this lifestyle-washing in public bathrooms, eating fast food-he had considered giving up. Before calling his mother to ask if he could stay with her, he checked his voicemail. The Apollo Theatre wanted him to perform! Great opportunity, but Steve did not have enough money for gas to get from Tennessee to New York. He prayed about it, as he was too proud to ask for money. The following day he had a message from a club in Florida. The audience loved him so much they asked Steve back for a second night. The gig provided him enough money to fly to New York. Although he had no place to stay, walking around all night with a bag that held everything that he owned, it did not get him down.,In his new book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve explains this as a ???Pushback, Pushforward??? moment. He believes we all have these kinds of situations in life when we have to make a conscious decision to move forward with our dream or walk away. He also believes that anyone aspiring for a better life should be prepared for accidents. This means that one should constantly work on developing their gift, the gift that God has given each of us, so that when opportunities arise we will be ready. Steve addresses discipline-sleeping a maximum of five hours a night. Anyone who sleeps more is not serious about getting the rewards life has to offer. He also discusses concepts of work versus effort and rich versus success. He focuses on taking the lid off the jar. In other words, remove messages from yourself and others that will limit dreams.,Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success is a book about success that is rich with anecdotes from Steve???s life???from sleeping in his car to becoming the $40 million dollar man! This invaluable guide is written for everyone, whether you are just beginning your career or are well situated in the c-suite.