Boomerang ebook by Michael Lewis
Business , Economic , Non-Fiction / October 6, 2011

Boomerang by Michael Lewis Book Review Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis is another source of information to understand the massive crash of 2008. Published by W. W. Norton & Company on October 3rd 2011, within it short 224 pages author gives a guided tour through Greece, Iceland, Ireland and other different places who had been hard hit by the fiscal tsunami of 2008. Mr. Lewis also said that Boomerang is a companion book to his 2010 bestselling book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. Boomerang by Michael Lewis Summary As Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish….

Ethan Willis ebook: Prosper
Business , Economic , Self Improving / October 4, 2011

Prosper Review Prosper: Create the Life You Really Want by Ethan Willis with Randy Garn is a practical guide to achieving the life you want —and sustaining it. This book is not about happiness. It is about how money interacts with our lives and how we spend our days and efforts earning it. Great book on what prosperity really means and the actual steps on how to really get there. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers on October 3rd 2011. Prosper Summary Many people assume prosperity only means wealth or luxury, but true prosperity is something more. It’s about defining your own version of success—not your parents’ or your boss’s or your friend’s or the media’s—one that works specifically for you. It’s about striking the right, sustainable balance between work, wealth, and lifestyle. Ethan Willis and Randy Garn—founders of Prosper Inc., the largest provider of individual coaching for personal finance and entrepreneurship in the US—explain how to achieve true prosperity through three steps. First, they help you define it in detail: what does your happy life look, feel, smell, sound and taste like? Arm yourself with your own personal vision of success that paints a clear picture of the life you want…

Management ebook: “How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything” by Dov Seidman
Business , Economic , Non-Fiction , Self Improving / September 22, 2011

This is a new Expanded Edition of management and leadership book by Dov Seidman titled How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything. “HOW” is a book for people who are trying to make sense of the uncertain (often scary) times in which we find ourselves. It 384 pages unfolds and unveils itself versus hitting you directly over the head. If you are a thinking man and love ideas, then How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything is the perfect management and leadership book for you. Published September 21st 2011 by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, you can get this book start from $15. Summary The flood of information, unprecedented transparency, increasing interconnectedness-and our global interde¬pendence-are dramatically reshaping today’s world, the world of business, and our lives. We are in the Era of Behavior and the rules of the game have fundamentally changed. It is no longer what you do that matters most and sets you apart from others, but how you do what you do. Whats are commodities, easily duplicated or reverse-engineered. Sustainable advantage and enduring success for organizations and the people who work for them now lie in the realm of how, the new frontier of conduct….

Confidence Men ebook by Ron Suskind
Business , Economic , Non-Fiction / September 20, 2011

Ron Suskind -New York Times Bestselling author and Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist- releasing his newest book titled Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Within it 528 pages, author discover Obama White House overwhelmed by the global financial crisis. Rooted in hundreds of hours of interviews with key members of the Obama administration, including the President himself, Suskind’s exposé offers an eyewitness account of the most momentous events in the history of global finance. Summary The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it. Until August 2007, when that confidence finally began to crumble. In this gripping and brilliantly reported book, Ron Suskind tells the story of what happened next, as Wall Street struggled to save itself while a man with little experience and soaring rhetoric emerged from obscurity to usher in “a new era of responsibility.” It is a story that follows the journey of Barack Obama, who rose as the country fell, and offers the first full portrait of his tumultuous presidency. Wall Street found that…

That Used to Be Us ebook by Thomas L. Friedman
Business , Economic , Non-Fiction / September 6, 2011

According to Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, authors of That Used to Be Us, four major challenges confront America: Globalization, Infotech shake-up, Out-of-control energy consumption, and Lasting deficits. That Used to Be Us 400 pages explore and study the problems and provide some solutions, including the revival of our core values and establishment of a third party. While the challenges described in the book are serious indeed, and most readers will agree with much of what the authors explore, the narrative execution is lacking. Title: That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release date: August 30th 2011 Prices: $14.99 (ebook), $15.24 (Hardcover), $21.59 (Audiobook) Summary America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America…

Aftershock 2nd edition BOOK by David Wiedemer
Business , Economic , Non-Fiction / August 15, 2011

Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown by David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy S. Spitzer first released August 2nd 2011 by Wiley. Aftershock 2nd edition is an important book that offers a clear and compelling argument that the worst is still to come. The book offers practical advise on how to protect investments and on what business and career options will be the best bet. Genre: Non-fiction, Business and investing, Economic. Summary Recovery? What Recovery? Did you lose money in the stock market in the last financial crisis of late 2008? Has your home lost value? Are you “underwater” in your mortgage or concerned about selling? Do your dollars buy less than they used to at the grocery store and the gas pump? Have you lost your job or know someone who did? Are you worried about the safety of your money and investments? Don’t Get Fooled Again! While the “experts” want us to believe that all is well (or will be soon), nothing could be further from the truth. The worldwide financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 was just a sneak preview of what is to come. For those who act quickly and correctly,…