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The Ongoing Revolution In American Banking (Aei Studies), Arthur F. Burns
1 Arthur F. Burns The Ongoing Revolution In American Banking (Aei Studies)
1988 0844736554 / 9780844736556 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Book by Burns, Arthur F. 
Price: 6.95 USD
 
 
Bait And Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, Barbara Erenreic
2 Barbara Erenreic Bait And Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 2005 0739465538 / 9780739465530 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
It's commonly assumed in the United States that if you go to college, get a job and work hard, you will be successful. You will own a house and a couple of cars, you will be able to afford medical care, and you will be able to educate your children to a level where they're guaranteed even more success than you've achieved. If this was ever true, it isn't anymore, and Barbara Ehrenreich shows us the results. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
How To Run A Small Business, Bernard Greisman
3 Bernard Greisman How To Run A Small Business
Tab Books 1900 0070365660 / 9780070365667 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
5th Edition 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Costing Human Resources, CASCIO
4 CASCIO Costing Human Resources
1991 0534919383 / 9780534919382 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
Revised to include two new chapters and updated examples, this third edition shows how to quantify behaviour in organizations for the manager. Future managers are shown how to cost out identified problems and how to effectively deal with common topics in human resource management: turnover, absenteeism, the cost to business of smoking, the financial impact of employee attitudes, the costs and benefits of Employee Assistance and Wellness programmes, the financial impact of valid selection procedures, and the financial impact of well-designed training programs. Real-world examples are included to help readers link the theoretical concepts to practical applications 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Tactical Investing: Strategies For Getting The Most Out Of Your Money, Daniel A. Blumberg
5 Daniel A. Blumberg Tactical Investing: Strategies For Getting The Most Out Of Your Money
1985 0671547992 / 9780671547998 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Tactical asset allocation investing is an active strategy which allows portfolio managers to change their target asset allocation according to the valuation of assets. It involves a continual management of risk through frequent portfolio rebalancing to a flexible asset allocation target. We know from history that when asset prices are lower than their fundamental or intrinsic value they provide higher than average rates of return in the long run. When asset prices are expensive compared to their fundamental value they provide lower than average rates of return in the long run. The purpose of a tactical asset allocation strategy is to increase risk adjusted returns as compared to a fixed or strategic asset allocation. The idea is to be more aggressive (invest more money) in lower risk undervalued assets, and be more conservative (invest less money) in higher risk overvalued assets. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Ninja Innovation: The Killer Strategies Of Successful Businesses, Gary Shapiro
6 Gary Shapiro Ninja Innovation: The Killer Strategies Of Successful Businesses
William Morrow 2013 0062242326 / 9780062242327 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Innovate or die For thirty years, Gary Shapiro has observed the world's most innovative businesses from his front-row seat as leader of the Consumer Electronics Association. Now he reveals the ten secrets of "ninja innovators" like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and many others. What does it take to succeed? Discipline. Mission-oriented strategy. Adaptability. Decisiveness. And a will for victory. In short, today's most successful businesses are "ninja innovators." Drawn from Gary Shapiro's three decades of experience leading the consumer electronics industry, Ninja Innovation takes readers behind the scenes of today's top enterprises, uncovering their ten essential strategies for success. As head of the Consumer Electronics Association and its influential annual trade show, the International CES, Shapiro has worked with the most innovative companies in history?Intel, IBM, and Samsung, to name a few?focusing on creating policies and events that produce revolutionary products year after year. He has learned the key strategies that have guided these businesses to record-breaking profits, as well as the traps that have led so many others to crushing failure. In order to stay in front of the pace of innovation, Shapiro observes, top companies must operate as an elite strike force?just like the legendary medieval warriors known as ninjas. Ninjas weren't called upon to do the ordinary; they had to perform truly extraordinary tasks, while risking everything. As a highly trained martial-arts black belt himself, Shapiro mines the valuable insights of these centuries-old warriors to spotlight the secrets of agility, creativity, decisiveness, and reinvention that are essential for twenty-first-century leaders seeking breakthrough success. Taking readers inside the most cutting-edge businesses, Ninja Innovation is the ultimate guide to achieving victory in today's innovate-or-die economy. 
Price: 12.95 USD
 
 
Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions, Gerd Gigerenzer
7 Gerd Gigerenzer Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions
Viking Adult 0670025658 / 9780670025657 HARDCOVER Used; Like New 
An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information. In Risk Savvy, Gigerenzer reveals that most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how. Risk Savvy is an insightful and easy-to-understand remedy to our collective information overload and an essential guide to making smart, confident decisions in the face of 
Price: 13.95 USD
 
 
Armed Madhouse, Greg Palast
8 Greg Palast Armed Madhouse
Dutton 1900 0739474618 / 9780739474617 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won't report. Digging up reams of documents marked "secret" and "confidential," Palast provides the latest lowdown on Bush's secret plans to seize Iraq's oil, the fix planned for the 2008 election, who drowned New Orleans, and the horror and the humor of the War on Terror. With diligent detective work, moral outrage, and a keen sense of the absurd, Palast takes on the "armed and dangerous clowns that rule us" as only he can. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
9 Greg Palast The Best Democracy Money Can Buy An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Co
2003 0452283914 / 9780452283916 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters. 
Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Co, Greg Palast
10 Greg Palast The Best Democracy Money Can Buy An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Co
2003 0452283914 / 9780452283916 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters. 
Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
Robert E. Lee on Leadership Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision, H. W. Crocker
11 H. W. Crocker Robert E. Lee on Leadership Executive Lessons in Character, Courage, and Vision
Random House Publishing Group 2000 0761525548 / 9780761525547 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Small remainder mark Robert E. Lee was a leader for the ages. The man heralded by Winston Churchill as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived" inspired an out-manned, out-gunned army to achieve greatness on the battlefield. He was a brilliant strategist and a man of unyielding courage who, in the face of insurmountable odds, nearly changed forever the course of history. "A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate." — Major General Josiah Bunting III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute In this remarkable book, you'll learn the keys to Lee's greatness as a man and a leader. You'll find a general whose standards for personal excellence was second to none, whose leadership was founded on the highest moral principles, and whose character was made of steel. You'll see how he remade a rag-tag bunch of men into one of the most impressive fighting forces history has ever known. You'll also discover other sides of Lee—the businessman who inherited the debt-ridden Arlington plantation and streamlined its operations, the teacher who took a backwater college and made it into a prestigious university, and the motivator who inspired those he led to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Each chapter concludes with the extraordinary lessons learned, which can be applied not only to your professional life, but also to your private life as well. Today's business world requires leaders of uncommon excellence who can overcome the cold brutality of constant change. Robert E. Lee was such a leader. He triumphed over challenges people in business face every day. Guided by his magnificent example, so can you. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
Collapse, Jared Diamond
12 Jared Diamond Collapse
1900 0739455354 / 9780739455357 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 

Price: 7.95 USD
 
 
The Global War For Internet Governance, Laura DeNardis
13 Laura DeNardis The Global War For Internet Governance
Yale University Press 2014 0300181353 / 9780300181357 HARDCOVER New 
The Internet has transformed the manner in which information is exchanged and business is conducted, arguably more than any other communication development in the past century. Despite its wide reach and powerful global influence, it is a medium uncontrolled by any one centralized system, organization, or governing body, a reality that has given rise to all manner of free-speech issues and cybersecurity concerns. The conflicts surrounding Internet governance are the new spaces where political and economic power is unfolding in the twenty-first century. This all-important study by Laura DeNardis reveals the inner power structure already in place within the architectures and institutions of Internet governance. It provides a theoretical framework for Internet governance that takes into account the privatization of global power as well as the role of sovereign nations and international treaties. In addition, DeNardis explores what is at stake in open global controversies and stresses the responsibility of the public to actively engage in these debates, because Internet governance will ultimately determine Internet freedom. 
Price: 17.95 USD
 
 
A Big Life in Advertising, Lawrence, Mary Wells
14 Lawrence, Mary Wells A Big Life in Advertising
Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0375409122 / 9780375409127 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
One of advertising’s all-time greats, Mary Wells Lawrence, shows us the American ad world from the 1950s through the 1980s in all its brilliance, excitement, fun and craziness. She captures the thrill of being a young copywriter in the 1960s at Doyle Dane Bernbach, working for the dazzling, revolutionary Bill Bernbach (“There was something volcanic [about him] . . . a little like being in the company of Mao or Che or the young Fidel”); how he took on a car rental firm that barely existed, announced to the world it was Number Two and therefore it tried harder—and overnight made the unknown Avis second only to the mighty Hertz; how Bernbach’s “Think Small” campaign made big car–obsessed America fall in love with the unlikely Volkswagen; how his Polaroid ads explained the mysterious instant camera to the public without saying a word. She writes about leaving Doyle Dane Bernbach (for seven years her Heaven on earth) for a new ad company, and how she made it her own, producing the simple and unforgettable “Plop Plop Fizz Fizz” Alka-Seltzer commercial by getting rid of the cartoon tablet, Speedy, and creating a frothy, luminous commercial composed of nothing but two Alka-Seltzers dropping into a crystal glass of water; how she gave Braniff Airways brilliant visibility by painting its airplanes fresh, vivid colors—and then fell in love with and married the head of the company. She writes about her campaign for the French tourist bureau and how she used a single image—a country man on a bicycle—that today is still the symbol of France’s rural life . . . how she traveled the world for Betty Crocker’s casserole dishes, how she brought theatricality and fantasy to TV advertising. She tells how she started Wells Rich Greene and ran it like a movie studio. She writes about the clients and the campaigns . . . how she created a new line of cosmetics—Love—for a conservative drug company (it became one of the most successful cosmetics launches in history) . . . how she helped save American Motors from bankruptcy, redesigned its cars and put together an ad campaign that did the unthinkable—compared its unknown Javelin with Ford’s beloved Mustang . . . how Midas was “Midasized”. . . how, when thousands of Ford dealers had gone out of business, the Ford ads focused not on Ford’s cars but on the dedication of its workers, with the slogan “Quality is Job One”; how she made New York the place to be when it was seen as a sinking ship, with the slogan “I Love New York.” She writes about taking Wells Rich Greene public and how she became the first woman CEO of a company on the New York Stock Exchange . . . how she made a movie with the last of the Hollywood moguls, Jack Warner. She tells how she transformed a dilapidated, once-famous villa, La Fiorentina, at Cap Ferrat (a Nazi stronghold during the war) into a Mediterranean Eden, and writes about her battle with cancer. She talks about her refusal to globalize Wells Rich Greene and her decision, finally, to sell the company she’d built into the fastest-growing ad agency in history, and what happened to it afterward. Here is the extraordinary story of how Mary Wells Lawrence lived her life in advertising—helped shape her profession, was shaped by it and left her mark on it. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Fundamentals Of Accounting: Course 1 (with Student CD-ROM), Lehman and Gilbertson
15 Lehman and Gilbertson Fundamentals Of Accounting: Course 1 (with Student CD-ROM)
2005 0538728086 / 9780538728089 FLEX-BINDING Used; Good 
Used textbook includes Student Companion CD, has various notes written in pencil, in good condition, front cover hasminor crease and is missing 1/2" V shaped chip on lower edge, book spine is tape reinforced. FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING COURSE ONE of this introductory accounting course presents a complete accounting cycle of proprietorship and corporation using a debit/credit approach. Topics include analyzing transactions, journalizing, posting, petty cash, financial statements, and adjusting and closing entries. Also, the New Student Companion CD-ROM is included with each text. The student CD includes Automated Accounting data files, Electronic flash cards of key terms, Extra accounting forms, Web links, PowerPoint presentations, and much, much more! 
Price: 72.95 USD
 
 
365 Cars You Must Drive, Matt Stone
16 Matt Stone 365 Cars You Must Drive
Motorbooks 2006 076032414X / 9780760324141 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
What began as a solution for transportation has evolved into a desire for speed, luxury, personal expression, and freedom. For many, the thrill of the drive has eclipsed the pure utility of the automobile. And the pursuit of that thrill is the driving force behind 365 Cars You Must Drive. From the Ford Model T to the Porsche Carrera GT, there are certain cars that any self-respecting auto enthusiast just has to know—and experience from the driver’s seat. With homage to the greatest cars and good-natured mockery of the strangest, authors Matt Stone and John Matras detail which cars to drive and why, how to get behind the wheel, where to drive them, and who to invite along for the ride. Each entry contains a colorful spec box noting the car's claim to fame, a Did You Know? factoid, the author's clever suggestions for "The Perfect Passenger" and the "Soundtrack" coming out of the speakers, Behind the Wheel notes, and a "Perfect Drive" for the marque or model covered. Engine details, production information, the price when it debuted and the collectible price now - all of it adds up to at-a-glance fun reading to go with informative essays on each car, archival and full-color photos, and more. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis
17 Michael Lewis The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine
W. W. Norton & Company 2010 0393072231 / 9780393072235 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
When the crash of the U. S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine, and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 best-selling Liar's Poker. Who got it right? he asks. Who saw the real estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely really unlikely heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times. 
Price: 10.95 USD
 
 
Fe/Eit Sample Examinations, Michael R. Lindeburg
18 Michael R. Lindeburg Fe/Eit Sample Examinations
Professional Publications, Incorporated 1999 188857738X / 9781888577389 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Like New 
Prepares you to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, offering 2 realistic 8-hour exams, each with 120 multiple-choice problems. Paper. DLC: Engineering - U.S. - Examinations, questions, etc. 
Price: 26.95 USD
 
 
Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies, Mladjenovic, Paul
19 Mladjenovic, Paul Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies
For Dummies 1118521684 / 9781118521687 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Very Good 
Tired of the 9-to-5 grind and want a way to earn or to supplement your income? Easy. The media has named the growing trend toward micro-entrepreneurship "the Rise of the Creative Class," "the Gig Life," or "the freelance economy." All of those refer to the nearly 4 million workers who were self-employed this past year, and millions of others who currently supplement their income with freelance work. While the trend has been spotted before, there's one stark difference between micro-entrepreneurs today and the "Free Agent Nation" citizens of the late '90s: technology. Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies shows you how to navigate this confusing technological landscape in order to make a contributable profit. Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies aids you in making the best use of micro-entrepreneurial platforms, with helpful advice that includes information on signing up for and selling products on websites such as Airbnb, Craigslist, Taskrabbit, Uber, and Etsy. Micro-enterprise, using online platforms to sell products or services,??is a proven way to earn extra money and supplement household income In today's struggling economy, the importance of self-run businesses and small enterprise is growing as more people take lower-paying jobs and need a little extra spending money Shows you how to sign up for and sell products online Micro-Entrepreneurship For Dummies appeals to anyone looking to earn or supplement their income from home. 
Price: 6.95 USD
 
 
Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street, and the Frustration of American Politics, Pillips, Kevin
20 Pillips, Kevin Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street, and the Frustration of American Politics
1994 0316706183 / 9780316706186 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
A respected political analyst offers a controversial plan to stop the bloat of government and the ever-increasing power of special interests, arguing that Washington has become a parasite feeding off the governed. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
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