Pound Foolish

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Published: 2012-12-27

ISBN: 9781591844891

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

An exposé of the personal finance industry and the irrational choices it leads us to make. When Helaine Olen joined The Los Angeles Times, she was flabbergasted to be asked to write a "Money Makeover" column. Knowing nothing about personal finance, she gave it her best shot and soon realized that her ignorance barely mattered. Pretty much anyone could fashion themselves as a money expert.This experience inspired Olen to investigate the transformation of personal finance-from a few practical, well-meaning, post- Depression advice givers to a multibillion-dollar industry

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Price: $27.95


Judgment on the Front Line

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Published: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 9781591843887

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

Front-line employees can be your greatest asset-here’s how to tap their rich vein of insight and leadership. Front-line employees who deal directly with customers are the face of any organization. Not only do they have the most impact on how a brand is perceived, but they are also the most valuable source of insight into what customers want and how to give it to them.Unfortunately, as management experts Chris DeRose and Noel M. Tichy explain, most organizations don’t know how to evaluate the risk of giving employees more autonomy. Many of those who are willing to try haven’t even invested

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Price: $26.95


Plutocrats

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Published: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 9781594204098

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

A deeply researched and profoundly timely exposé of income inequalityAlarmingly insightful and refreshingly nonpartisan, PLUTOCRATS  is the missing piece in our political conversation, a groundbreaking examination of wealth disparity. There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. While the wealthiest 10 percent of Americans now receive half the nation’s income—the largest percentage in our history—the real money flows even higher up. Forget the 1 percent; it’s

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Price: $27.95


The Fine Print

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Published: 2012-09-18

ISBN: 9781591843580

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

A bestselling author’s shocking analysis of the many ways everyday people are systemically victimized by powerful corporations. David Cay Johnston has made a name for himself as the defender of the common man, calling out the rich and powerful for cheating the system at the expense of everyone else. Whether he’s exposing unjust loopholes in the tax code that help the rich get richer or pointing out how powerful corporations pocket government subsidies at excessive taxpayer expense, Johnston is an eloquent town crier for justice and equality.Now this bestselling author has turned his attention

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Price: $27.95


Anti-fragility

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9781846141560

Format: BB

Publisher: Allen Lane

Synopsis

In his global bestseller The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb explained the existence of high impact rare events beyond the realms of normal expectations. In his new book, Antifragility, Taleb goes much further. He tells us how to live in a world that is unpredictable and chaotic, and how to thrive during moments of disaster. Antifragility is about loving randomness, uncertainty, opacity, adventure and disorder, and benefitting from a variety of shocks. It is a new word because it is a new concept.

Many of the greatest breakthroughs in human endeavour come from the trial and error that is part of antifragility.

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Price: £20.00


The Personal MBA

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780670919536

Format: BC

Publisher: Portfolio Penguin

Synopsis

Josh Kaufman is an acclaimed blogger and consultant who helps people improve their business skills. He previously worked at Proctor & Gamble. Since 2005 Josh has been helping people learn about business without remortgaging their lives through his website, www.PersonalMBA.com

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Price: £9.99


Paper Promises

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780718192143

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Bold and confident … Coggan covers the terrain with characteristic calmness and objectivity, avoids over-simplification, and laces his arguments with his trademark erudition … The alphabet soup of acronyms, from SIVs to CDO Squareds, is blissfully lacking … Finally, the book is free from the shrieking ideology that afflicts virtually all contemporary debates over money. Indeed, it offers a clear explanation of the fresh ideological divisions that have arisen over how to deal with the crisis … the book should be taken very seriously

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Price: £10.99


The Good Room

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9781844882762

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin Ireland

Synopsis

David McWilliams is Ireland’s leading popular economist, and a columnist for the Irish Independent and the Sunday Business Post. He is the author of the bestsellers The Pope’s Children, The Generation Game, and Follow the Money.

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Price: £16.99


Boomerang

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Published: 2012-09-06

ISBN: 9780241955024

Format: BC

Publisher: Penguin

Synopsis

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the New York Times bestsellers Liar’s Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s, and The Big Short, ‘probably the single best piece of financial journalism ever written’ (Reuters). Lewis is contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine.

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Price: £8.99


The Smartest Portfolio You'll Ever Own

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Published: 2012-09-04

ISBN: 9780399537790

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

Dan Solin, an Investment Advisor Representative and nationally known advocate for investors, is the author of The Smartest Retirement Book You’ll Ever Read, Does Your Broker Owe You Money?, and the New York Times bestsellers The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Readand The Smartest 401(k) Book You’ll Ever Read. His award-winning books have been widely praised by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Library Journal, and many financial writers, leading economists, and others. Solin is a financial columnist for AOL. His advice appears frequently on its

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Price: $15.00


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