Your money can change the world. The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism offers precise details on what exactly impact investing entails, embodied in the experiences and best and proven practices of some of the world´s most successful impact investors, across asset classes, geographies, and areas of impact. The audiobook discusses the parameters of impact investing in unprecedented detail and clarity, providing both context and tools to those eager to engage in the generational shift in the way finance and business is being approached in the new era of collaborative capitalism. The book presents a simple thesis with clarity and conviction: ´´Impact investing can be done successfully. This is what success looks like, and this is what it requires.´´ With much-needed lessons for practitioners, the authors view impact investing as a harbinger of a new, more ´´multilingual´´ (cross-sector), transparent, and accountable form of economic leadership. The Impact Investor: Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism serves as a resource for a variety of players in finance and business, including: Investors: It demonstrates not only the types of investments that can be profitable and impactful but also details best practices that, with roots in impact investing, will increasingly play a role in undergirding the success of all investment strategies. Wealth advisors/financial services professionals: With unprecedented detail on the innovative structures and strategies of impact investing funds, the book provides guidance to financial institutions on how to incorporate these investments in client portfolios. Foundations: The book explores the many catalytic and innovative ways for for-profit and nonprofit investors to partner, amplifying the potential social and environmental impacts of philanthropic spending and market-rate endowment investment. PLEASE NOTE: 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021410/bk_adbl_021410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity. Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
Praise for SuperCa$h ´´A lively and intelligent work.´´ -Adam Smith, author of Supermoney ´´James Altucher is scary smart, and also a font of great and original ideas. So it´s no surprise that SuperCa$h is so much fun to read and so devilishly informative. It is equally full of ´holy cow!´ moments and ´why-didn´t-I-think-of-that?´ moments. A true keeper.´´ -Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics ´´Altucher describes in easy-to-understand terms the strategies used by the smartest managers in the world-those who are running the hottest hedge funds-to show how they are making money today. SuperCa$h is a great primer for those who are looking to trade like the pros. And it helps that Altucher writes in a clear and fun style!´´ -John Mauldin, President of Millennium Wave Advisors, LLC, and author of Bull´s Eye Investing As hedge funds have become more mainstream, some of their strategies have become less capable of producing extraordinary returns. In response to this, hedge funds and other sophisticated investors have found new ways to turn cash into supercash in today´s tough markets. In this book, hedge fund manager James Altucher examines new ways-currently utilized by hedge funds and savvy investors-to get beyond the efficiency of today´s markets and supersize your returns.
Pragmatic Capitalism:What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance Cullen Roche
The Impact Investor:Lessons in Leadership and Strategy for Collaborative Capitalism Cathy Clark, Jed Emerson, Ben Thornley
Job security flew out the door decades ago - and now seems forever out of reach, thanks to the Great Recession. As much of our economy follows jobs to other countries, especially China, Americans must wonder what we will be left holding. Can we retrieve what we have lost? Apek Mulay knows we can. His Mass Capitalism: A Blueprint for Economic Revival presents solutions to the economic problems threatening the survival of the US and global economies. Mass capitalism would help: establish a balanced economy eliminate unemployment eliminate deficits and nation debt revive the US economy establish a free-market economy A true free market - with minimal government intervention and lower taxes on individuals - calls for the majority shares of Fortune 500 companies to be owned by their employees, rather than outside investors. Mulay´s background in macroeconomics and microelectronics - and seeing the offshoring of jobs in that industry to foreign countries - provides the basis for his exploration of where we went wrong and how to correct course. Input from authorities on the subject verify his vision. And clear, simple explanations make the concepts accessible to all listeners. Now is the time for Mass Capitalism to carry the United States forward and allow us to continue to innovate and benefit from our work. 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: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032888/bk_acx0_032888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual-fund group. This legendary mutual-fund pioneer has witnessed firsthand the innermost workings of the financial industry for more than 50 years and has set the standards for sound investment strategies and stewardship. Bogle´s prudent advocacy of the rights of individual investors began with his 1951 Princeton University thesis on the fund industry, and he continues to champion the restoration of integrity in industry practices today. An astute observer, he knows that a trustworthy business and financial complex is essential to America´s continuing leadership in the world and to economic and social progress at home. This audiobook explains much more than what went wrong. More important, it tells us why we lost our way and how we can right our course. The specific reforms Bogle advances are practical and essential, and he includes recommendations for assuring that investors receive their fair share of financial-market returns. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/evol/000005/bk_evol_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In science no one believes the Earth is flat anymore. Economists, on the other hand, haven´t budged from their original worldview. Market capitalism depends on seven big ideas: competition, the ´´invisible hand´´, utility, agency theory, pricing, shareholder value, and limited liability. These served the world well in the past, but over the years they have become cancerous and are slowly killing the system as a whole. Eve Poole argues that if you zoom in on any of these firm foundations, they start to blur and wobble. Here she offers alternative views for a healthier system. And looking at them together, it becomes clear why we´re so stuck. The capitalist system masquerades as a machine programmed by experts, with only economists and governments qualified to tinker with it. But the market is just a mass of messages about supply and demand. The rich world shapes the market in its image because it has more ´´votes´´. So if we want to change the way things are, we don´t need to wait for the experts; we can start now. In each chapter Poole shows how quiet action by consumers, investors, employees, and employers can make big changes by shifting behaviors and adjusting the way financial ´´votes´´ are cast in the market. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Oxford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022475/bk_adbl_022475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Finally, a comprehensive guide to cryptocurrency in plain English in this two-book bundle!Bitcoin is one of those things that many people love to talk about whether or not they know what they’re talking about. As a highly complex tech innovation, there’s a lot of lingo and ´´shop talk” that is common when discussing bitcoin, and it can be very confusing and intimidating. This book tells you everything you want to know about bitcoin and explains it clearly in plain English. After listening to this book, you will feel like an expert and be able to discuss it confidently.You will learn about:Mining, block chain, and many of the various wallets available to youAll the lingo like nonces, hard forks, distributed ledger, etc.How to make money with bitcoin: Investing vs miningOther cryptocurrencies: Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum, etc.How to get started with BitcoinImplications for the future of Bitcoin and how it will impact the world of moneyBuying, saving, and securityYou can expect: Lots of examples that illustrate all the key points and conceptsAn objective non-biased professional opinion on the state of BitcoinTons of helpful tools, resources, graphics, and examples to help you become an expertNew coins are being introduced and released every month, and many wise investors are making fortunes overnight. But how do you make sense of it all? Many people think it’s easy money, and then they end up losing a fortune instead of making one. You don’t want to be one of those people. This book is a comprehensive guide on investing in altcoins and evaluating ICO’s: Initial Coin Offerings.These are two of the most exciting areas in cryptocurrency where people are making significant money. Like venture capitalism, this is more high-risk, high-reward investing. First learn what an ICO 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Caruthers, Jon Wilkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124698/bk_acx0_124698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today´s best-known and most-successful companies, they illustrate how these two forces can - and do - work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment. Conscious Capitalism helps us better understand how companies such as Southwest Airlines, Costco, UPS, Panera, Patagonia, Google, The Container Store, and many others, use four specific tenets - higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management - to build strong businesses, advance capitalism toward its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000838/bk_high_000838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.