Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of Holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved, Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new audiobook, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine.
"A Beautiful Telling"
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook of The Road to Ruin, written and read by James Rickards. The global economy has made what seems like an incredible comeback after the financial crisis of 2008. Yet this comeback is artificial. Central banks have propped up markets by keeping interest rates low and the supply of money free-flowing. They won't bail us out again next time. And there will be a next time...soon.
Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...
"Very high level info about company history"
The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.
"Great characters for non fiction"
Love Think & Grow Rich? Then get this Mega Audio Pack! It is simply the #1 Think & Grow Rich audio pack available in the world today. You get: >Think & Grow Rich, Think & Grow Rich updated for the 21st Century, What I Didn’t Learn At School But Wish I Had, Time Rich, What I Didn’t Learn From Google But Wish I Had; all these audio books for one low price!
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories.
"not especially well suited to audio"
Ten years after the worldwide best seller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another ground-breaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times.
"Love it thank you!!!"
Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber - these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive.
"Extremely interesting & insightful"
Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really? Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius.
"another great book by Michael Lewis"
This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.
"Fascinating from beginning till end."
Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.
Economics matters. But with confusing things like GDP and interest rates, it’s often hard to get you head around. So What do you really need to know about economics?
Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
In 2008, the universe of Western finance outgrew planet Earth. When Wall Street imploded, a death embrace between insolvent banks and bankrupt states consumed Europe. Half a dozen national economies imploded, and several more came close. But the storm is far from over.... From the aftermath of the Second World War to the present, Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged not as a route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt.
"This is one of must read books "
Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.
"Tidbits of topnotch"
Nomi Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships that have confined national influence to a privileged cluster of people. This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how financiers have retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation.
Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.
A companion to three of the most innovative modern apps that help you become more independent and save money on alternative approaches, giving you the background on Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, and MyFitnessPal.
In 2008, while the world was busy panicking about the global financial crisis, a computer programmer going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto posted a message on an out-of-the-way mailing list. 'I've been working on a new electronic cash system,' he said. Nobody seemed to care. ‘It might make sense to get some just in case it catches on,’ he suggested. How right he was. What he had programmed would become the world’s most famous alternative currency – Bitcoin.
"Brilliant in its clear and insightful grasp of an often complex topic"
Steve Case was on the leading edge of the Internet revolution when he cofounded AOL in 1991. He was an entrepreneur in a business that hadn't even been invented, yet he saw how significantly his efforts could change not only America but the world. In The Third Wave, Case uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessperson to chart a path for future visionaries.
There is no doubt that the economic crisis of 2008 was one of the worst in recorded history. Millions of people lost their homes and even many more millions lost their jobs. Every day you heard of one bank after another going bust. It was scary times. What is even scarier still is the fact that it's only a matter of time before another crisis will occur. Here, Thomas E. Wood makes the case that the US Government was to blame for the 2008 meltdown and how the government can insure it doesn't happen again.
If you have heard the phrase blockchain thrown around in one context or another but still aren't quite sure just what is being discussed exactly, don't feel bad. You are certainly not alone. The truth of the matter is that despite the fact that it has been around for less than a decade, the phrase blockchain already means different things to different people. Currently, when a person is talking about blockchain, odds are they are talking about it in relation to cryptocurrencies in general.
The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue is a guide intended to show companies, nonprofits, and individuals how they can create a membership program and why it is important that they do so. Author Robbie Kellman Baxter offers specific advice for a wide variety of organizations and asserts the need to create memberships that place the customer at the center of any business model.
Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability. Here he provides a comprehensive account of the economic, military, political, and demographic risks that bedevil half of our world, arguing that Asia, working with the United States, has a unique opportunity to avert catastrophe - but only if it acts boldly.
In this issue: "The Power of Positive Surveying" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review; "Curing the Addiction to Growth" by Marshall Fisher, Vishal Gaur, and Herb Kleinberger; "Are You Solving the Right Problems?" by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg; "The Neuroscience of Trust" by Paul J. Zak; and "Kick-Ass Customer Service" by Matthew Dixon, Lara Ponomareff, Scott Turner, and Rick DeLisi.
Each year, young people from around the world go to Silicon Valley to hatch an idea, start a company, strike it rich, and become powerful and famous. In The Valley of the Gods, Wolfe follows three of these upstarts who have "stopped out" of college and real life to live and work in Silicon Valley in the hopes of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk. No one has yet documented the battle for the brightest kids, kids whose goals are no less than making billions of dollars - and the fight they wage in turn to make it there.
In America, the name Forbes is synonymous with business magazine. Now the hard-hitting journalism that you have come to expect from Forbes is available in audio exclusively at audible.com. This unique offering brings you the best of every issue, from new investment opportunities, to trends in business and management, to smart ways to cut your taxes, protect your estate, and increase your wealth.
Rising health care expenses have created enormous amounts of pressure in the health care system. A recurring theme is the need for reforms in the health care sector. Addressing the issues of efficient set up, equity, and the easiest possible access to medical care, critical reforms must come. Alternate funding sources must be sourced. Regional disparities must be borne in mind also, before getting deeper into the core of the issues.
If you've ever heard the word blockchain and have wondered to yourself what it is and how it works, or you've been seeing it pop up everywhere you go, from co-workers to articles to the news, then this book is for you. Download it now to learn about the exciting and innovative technology behind the renowned online currency system.
The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives. We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history. Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate.
Have you ever wondered why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? There are many books that tell us to change our "mindset" and to "think and grow rich" but the truth is that mere wishing is not enough to make us wealthy. Positive thinking will, in fact, precede every positive idea, but without taking action, you can never be rich. This book is about taking decisive action. This book is for those who are not content with their current financial situation and are willing to work to change their reality.
Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system.
Platform Revolution by Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Choudary is a thorough look at the development of platforms as market dominators, their opposition against pipeline organizations, and best practices in establishing and overseeing platforms. Platforms interface two sorts of clients with a specific end goal to trade something of significant worth.
Project finance is comparatively broad term since it includes various sub theories within it. Since it is practically applied in the commercial world, it makes it even broader. When we apply any theory practically, there are hundreds of possible variations. This book, however, covers the basic knowledge of the process only. We have described the theory as a process (which it really is), which makes it even easier to understand all the concepts clearly.
A front-line industry insider's look at the financial technology explosion. The FINTECH Book is your primary guide to the financial technology revolution, and the disruption, innovation, and opportunity therein. Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech investment space, this book aggregates diverse industry expertise into a single informative volume to provide entrepreneurs, bankers, and investors with the answers they need to capitalize on this lucrative market.
Do you want to know what blockchain is? Do you want to know how to use blockchain to benefit you? How to use smart contracts properly? When you download this book , you will learn how to use blockchain to benefit you. You will discover everything you need to know about blockchain. These informative and easy tips will let you know everything you need to know about this hidden economy. You'll be excited to be ahead of the curve and first in to take advantage of blockchain.
In this issue: "The Scary Truth about Corporate Survival" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review. "Mapping Frontier Economies" by Aldo Musacchio and Eric Werker. "Health Care Needs Real Competition" by Leemore S. Dafny and Thomas H. Lee. "Fixing Discrimination in Online Marketplaces" by Ray Fisman and Michael Luca.
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