The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the 'easy money' approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations. The author concludes with a thought experiment illustrating the large-scale changes that will be necessary to restore economic, financial, and social sustainability. This experiment has already been tried in Iceland, which went bankrupt in the wake of the 2008 crisis, and now, after a painful adjustment, is on the road to recovery. Told for the lay listener and peppered with witty anecdotes, this audiobook clearly explains the missteps that created the current dilemma, why a recovery has proved elusive, and the difficult remedies that must eventually be applied to ensure a stable future. Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 30 years' experience. He worked for the 'sell side' (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the 'buy side' (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world. He has been within touching distance of many of the pivotal events in finance during his long career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satyajit Das. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027869/bk_adbl_027869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social networks are no fad. They're a permanent reality: one that offers immense opportunities to smart, innovative businesses. Now, top social networking consultant Juliette Powell reveals how dozens of innovators are driving real ROI through social networks - and how you can, too.Powell's wide-ranging research, including coverage on Barack Obama's successful online strategy in his bid for the presidency, focuses on technology, media and gaming companies, leaders in fashion, beauty, publishing, finance, retail, event planning, and beyond. These powerful narratives illuminate the reality of doing business on today's social networks as never before. Through them, Powell introduces new best practices, shows how to avoid crucial pitfalls, and helps you prepare for the newest trends in online social networking.Drawing on the latest research, Powell connects the dots, uncovering the human dynamics and patterns that consistently underlie successful social networking initiatives. Along the way, she offers practical tools and advice for optimizing every stage of your own social networking initiative - from planning through measurement, and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001490/bk_adbl_001490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive look at Wall Street in the 19th CenturyPerhaps the 19th century's best book on Wall Street, Fifty Years in Wall Street provides a fascinating look at the financial markets during a period of rapid economic expansion. Henry Clews was a giant figure in finance at that time, and his firsthand account brings this colorful era to life like never before. He reveals shocking stories of political and economic manipulation and how he helped bring down the mighty Boss Tweed. He writes eloquently about the madness of the markets and how the era's greatest speculators amassed their fortunes. This book provides an expansive view of Wall Street in an era of little regulation, rampant political corruption, and rapid financial change.Henry Clews was born in England in 1836 and emigrated to the United States in 1850. In 1859, he cofounded what became the second largest marketer of federal bonds during the Civil War. Later, he organized the "Committee of 70," which deposed the corrupt Tweed Ring in New York City, and served as an economic consultant to President Ulysses Grant. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ax Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001655/bk_adbl_001655_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Remember travel agencies? They were a thriving business not so long ago. Then online services transformed the industry, and brick-and-mortar travel agencies died - and died quickly. Today, traditional car dealerships are facing much the same threat. Innovative and convenient digital startups and services threaten to disrupt the traditional car-sale process, egged on by consumers who aren’t happy with the existing sales process. If car dealerships don’t adapt, they too will face an industry-wide extinction. Perfect Dealership offers help and hope for dealerships struggling to adapt to this digital-based paradigm shift. Consultant Max Zanan applies 15 years of automotive-industry experience to the future of the car dealership. Arguing that dealerships must make significant changes if they are to survive the coming storm, Zanan takes a close look at every department within the business, including: human resources business development centers information technology parts and service finance and insurance By improving the role of each department and transforming them from individual echelons into a cohesive whole, Zanan offers a road map for the creation of a perfect dealership - the only way to remain relevant and solvent in the digital age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Stauff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102881/bk_acx0_102881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Business Godfather Treatment provides practical strategies business owners can implement right away to start increasing their business wealth. The Business Godfather Treatment is for owners of companies with up to $20 million in revenue who are looking to get more out of their businesses and build real wealth. The best investment a business owner can make is in his own business. The Business Godfather Treatment provides entertaining and thought-provoking insights into business ownership as a way of life and inspiration to create do-it-yourself wealth. This street-smart handbook shows business owners how to apply the business wealth-building strategies developed and used by the Business Godfather over the past three decades for his clients and his own businesses as a business attorney, business consultant, and business owner. Learn how to give yourself The Business Godfather Treatment. This book comes complete with exercises and Business Godfather commentary that provide you with the wisdom to enjoy your business more. Whether you are preparing your business for finance or sale or want to learn how to find and invest in the best business opportunities, The Business Godfather Treatment provides a clear road map for how you can get more out of your business and your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Koomey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054174/bk_acx0_054174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time. Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet. To understand Greenspan's story is to see the economic and political landscape of the last 30 years - and the presidency, from Reagan to George W. Bush - in a whole new light. As the most influential economic statesman of his age, Greenspan spent a lifetime grappling with a momentous shift: the transformation of finance from the fixed and regulated system of the post-war era to the free-for-all of the past quarter century. The story of Greenspan is also the story of the making of modern finance, for good and for ill. Greenspan's life is a quintessential American success story: raised by a single mother in the Jewish émigré community of Washington Heights, he was a math prodigy who found a niche as a stats-crunching consultant. A master at explaining the economic weather to captains of industry, he translated that skill into advising Richard Nixon in his 1968 campaign. This led to a perch on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and then to a dazzling array of business and government roles, from which the path to the Fed was relatively clear. A fire-breathing libertarian and disciple of Ayn Rand in his youth who once called the Fed's creation a historic mistake, Mallaby shows how Greenspan reinvented himself as a pragmatist once in power. In his analysis, and in his core mission of keeping inflation in check, he was a maestro indeed, and hailed as such. At his retirement in 2006, he was lauded as the age's necessary man, the veritable God in the machine, the global economy's avatar. His memoirs sold for record sums to publishers around the world. But then came 2008. Mall 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002952/bk_peng_002952_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Better leaders create better results. How do you become a better leader - an easy-to-follow leader? It's simpler than you think. Learn how to cut through the noise and the myths surrounding current leadership-development trends to focus on what's always been at the heart of leadership: who you are and what you stand for - your values, your character. People follow values, not skills or expertise. Once you've learned what your values are and openly wear them in your environment, leading becomes effortless. You connect with your people and find common ground by simply telling them what's important to you. And more - your values create the culture where you want to live and work.Values are the rules of the culture. Communicating your values makes you easy to follow.Kris Mailepors is an executive coach, positive-change consultant, and speaker. For more than 20 years, Kris has shaped leaders in healthcare, finance, retail, automotive, and other industries with his completely unique and fresh approaches to thriving as a leader. He focuses on the concept that professional growth is a deeply personal undertaking that can never be one size fits all. In his spare time, Kris supports youth services including the Boys and Girls Club. He loves being in nature and takes his dog, SunnyBear, with him whenever he can. Kris completed his MBA at the University of Otago in New Zealand, where some of the world's best business minds engage with students. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Berndt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/123737/bk_acx0_123737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may have heard of The Secret and "the law of attraction". What this audiobook is all about, is applying the law of attraction and manifesting what you want, through placing orders with the universe through vision boards. The audio outlines in detail how to create a board, what works, and (very importantly) what to do if you don’t achieve the results that you want. There is a process to remove the blocks and to allow the energy to flow. Author Lisa Newton has been successfully placing orders for years - her only caveat is to be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it! Lisa is a serial entrepreneur and holds various directorships in various industries including telecoms, software, hair & beauty, as well as finance. She has won various awards in business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 with Precious Online, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and Best Accounting Franchisor in 2012 and 2013 in addition to which has been nominated and a finalist in numerous others. Lisa runs workshops on manifesting and vision boards. She supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, consultant and an avid net-worker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bglz/000001/bk_bglz_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even in 2012, Ben Graham is still a hero to me - Warren Buffett (from the author's interview with Buffett for The Einstein of Money) Warren Buffett has repeatedly acknowledged Benjamin Graham, a man he personally studied and worked under, as the primary influence on his investment approach. Indeed, there is a direct line between the record-shattering investing performance of Buffett (and other value investors) and Graham's life. In six books and dozens of papers, Graham—widely known as the "Dean of Wall Street"—left an extensive account of an investing system that, as Buffett can attest to, actually works! In The Einstein of Money, author and business consultant Joe Carlen educates the listener on Graham's most essential wealth-creation concepts (as selected by Buffett himself), while telling the colorful story of Graham's amazing business career and his multifaceted personal life. As the author shows, Graham was a brilliant innovator in many areas—from devising a new currency to writing a Broadway play. His complex personality combined impeccable professional ethics with a checkered, even wild, romantic life. Carlen's biography distills the best from Graham's extensive published works (including his candid memoirs, released in 1996) and draws from the author's interviews with Warren Buffett, Charles Brandes, other top US and global value investors, Graham's surviving children and friends, and select finance professors and authors. In this manner, The Einstein of Money weaves Graham's transformational ideas into the narrative of a momentous life and legacy. Warren Buffett once said, "No one ever became poor by reading Graham." By the same token, no one will ever become poor, bored, or uninspired by listening to Carlen's lively, informative biography of Benjamin Graham and his time-tested techniques for generating wealth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000800/bk_gdan_000800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.