Economics and Business
The New Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World’s Most Famous Investor by Mary Buffett, David Clark
Duncan McLaren, Julian Agyeman, “Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities”
Inside Home Depot by Chris Roush
The 10 Day Coaches MBA: The Small Business Book For Coaches Who Want To Play Bigger by Jayne Warrilow
Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order? (Critical America) by Craig Calhoun
?The New Buffettology: The Proven Techniques for Investing Successfully in Changing Markets That Have Made Warren Buffett the World’s Most Famous Investor by Mary Buffett, David Clark
English | September 27th, 2002 | ASIN: B000FC0S7I, ISBN: 0684871742 | 288 Pages | EPUB | 1.28 MB
If you read the original Buffettology, you know exactly half of what you need to know to effectively apply Warren Buffett’s investment strategies.
Published in 1997, the bestselling Buffettology was written specifically for investors in the midst of a long bull market. Since then we’ve seen the internet bubble burst, the collapse of Enron, and investors scrambling to move their assets – what remains of them – back to the safety of traditional blue chip companies. As price peaks turned into troughs, worried investors wondered if there was any constant in today’s volatile market. The answer is yes: Warren Buffett’s value investing strategies make money.
The New Buffettology is the first guide to Warren Buffett’s selective contrarian investment strategy for exploiting down stocks – a strategy that has made him the nation’s second-richest person. Designed to teach investors how to decipher and use financial information the way Buffett himself does, this book guides investors through opportunity-rich bear markets, walking them step-by-step through the equations and formulas Buffett uses to determine what to buy, what to sell – and when. Authors Mary Buffett and David Clark explore Buffett’s recent investments in detail, proving time and again that his strategy has earned enormous profits at a time no one expects them to – and with almost zero risk to his capital.
In short, The New Buffettology is an essential companion to the original Buffettology, a road map to investment success in the worst of times.
?Duncan McLaren, Julian Agyeman, “Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities”
2015 | ISBN-10: 0262029723, 0262533715 | 464 pages | PDF | 3 MB
How cities can build on the “sharing economy” and smart technology to deliver a “sharing paradigm” that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.
The future of humanity is urban, and the nature of urban space enables, and necessitates, sharing – of resources, goods and services, experiences. Yet traditional forms of sharing have been undermined in modern cities by social fragmentation and commercialization of the public realm. In Sharing Cities, Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman argue that the intersection of cities’ highly networked physical space with new digital technologies and new mediated forms of sharing offers cities the opportunity to connect smart technology to justice, solidarity, and sustainability. McLaren and Agyeman explore the opportunities and risks for sustainability, solidarity, and justice in the changing nature of sharing.
McLaren and Agyeman propose a new “sharing paradigm,” which goes beyond the faddish “sharing economy” – seen in such ventures as Uber and TaskRabbit – to envision models of sharing that are not always commercial but also communal, encouraging trust and collaboration. Detailed case studies of San Francisco, Seoul, Copenhagen, Medellín, Amsterdam, and Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) contextualize the authors’ discussions of collaborative consumption and production; the shared public realm, both physical and virtual; the design of sharing to enhance equity and justice; and the prospects for scaling up the sharing paradigm though city governance. They show how sharing could shift values and norms, enable civic engagement and political activism, and rebuild a shared urban commons. Their case for sharing and solidarity offers a powerful alternative for urban futures to conventional “race-to-the-bottom” narratives of competition, enclosure, and division.
?Inside Home Depot by Chris Roush
English | 1 Feb. 1999 | ISBN: 007158952X | 280 Pages | MOBI | 432.6 KB
Reads like a novel, yet serves as a how-to guide for creating a customer culture and marketing strategies that wow Wall Street…I recommend this book as priority reading for all retail executives. Kurt Barnard, President, Barnard Retail Trend Report and Barnard’s Retail Consulting Group.
Admirers, competitors, industry and Wall Street analysts alike are intrigued with the question of what makes Home Depot so special. What, exactly, does this giant do that so clearly distinguishes it from the competition? How does Home Depot culture and customer service work? And, most importantly, what lessons can every business learn from the Home Depot example? INSIDE HOME DEPOT takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of success of this retail giant how, in just twenty years, Home Depot has not only changed the way hardware is sold, Home Depot has also elevated the superstore concept to a new level of success, inspiring both admiration and fear in the retail community. Relying on inside access to Home Depot’s training programs, interviews with key employees both past and present, and meticulous investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Chris Roush presents the first uncensored book about how this company has become so successful, and isolates the practical lessons that readers can apply to any industry.
?The 10 Day Coaches MBA: The Small Business Book For Coaches Who Want To Play Bigger by Jayne Warrilow
English | 14 Apr. 2017 | ISBN: 1947285009 | 248 Pages | MOBI | 1.29 MB
The 10 Day Coaches MBA teaches everything you need to know about building a successful coaching business in the digital age, the stuff you didn’t learn at Coaching School. Becoming a successful coach today isn’t simply about being a great coach, it’s about rethinking a whole new way of doing business – creating a VIP client experience, embracing Experiential Coaching and shifting from Coach to Trusted Authority in your field. You can’t build a successful coaching business without a shift in thinking. If you think that being the best coach in the industry is all it takes to win, you’re going to lose. In this far-sighted, trailblazing guide, the author changes the way you think about your coaching and your business. By applying the methods in this book coaches can raise their prices, deliver the ultimate coaching experience and skyrocket client results. While this discipline defines the coaching industry it applies to every kind of transformational service based business. The 10 Day Coaches MBA is revolutionizing the business of coaching, showing every coach how to create their Ultimate Coaching Business.
?Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order? (Critical America) by Craig Calhoun
English | 1 May 2011 | ISBN: 0814772846 | 296 Pages | MOBI | 2.09 MB
The global financial crisis showed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions. At the same time, it showed the vulnerability of the world’s richest countries and the enormous potential of some poorer ones. China, India, Brazil and other countries are growing faster than Europe or America and they have weathered the crisis better. Will they be new world leaders? And is their growth due to following conventional economic guidelines or instead to strong state leadership and sometimes protectionism? These issues are basic not only to the question of which countries will grow in coming decades but to likely conflicts over global trade policy, currency standards, and economic cooperation.
Contributors include: Immanuel Wallerstein, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, James Kenneth Galbraith, Manuel Castells, Nancy Fraser, Rogers Brubaker, David Held, Mary Kaldor, Vadim Volkov, Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly Silver, and Fernando Coronil.