Over half of new businesses will fail within their first five years...don´t let yours be one of them! Do you want to start a new business but aren´t sure where to turn? Imagine having the knowledge successful entrepreneurs have to write a killer business plan... Starting a business is no easy task and figuring out how to package and present your idea can be even harder. You will need time, dedication, investment money, and, most importantly, the ambition to get through the first steps of the process. Luckily, you´ve already completed one of the most difficult steps: recognizing that a stellar business plan is crucial to the future success of your business. Business Plans: Unlock the Insider´s Secrets to Writing a Business Plan for Long-Term Growth provides the tools and techniques that are needed to form a business plan that will have investors begging to give you their money. If you follow the advice presented in this audiobook to develop your skills and commit yourself to being open to new ways of thinking and planning, you will create an exhaustive business strategy that you can literally take to the bank. In this audiobook, you will learn: Strategies to make people listen and invest. How to build long-lasting relationships with customers and investors. Tips to mapping the story of your business. Tips and tricks to make you successful, fast. How to attain, manage, and distribute your financial resources. Proven methods to bring you prosperity and success. And much, much more! Discover the secrets that will allow you to build the business of your dreams and get your copy today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doug Greene. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088966/bk_acx0_088966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The chaos that recently gripped America has been replaced with an era of prosperity and joy. Markets are flourishing, people are happy, and the country is in recovery. Although much was lost in the turmoil of the previous year, the country was feeling as if they’d dodged a bullet.Dave Cavanaugh, the silver haired outdoorsman, mountain hiker, and billionaire dubbed the ´´Richard Branson of the Rockies,” presses ahead with his audacious plan to build walled, gated communities across the country to preserve art, science, medicine, and religion. These Arks of America are planned to be islands of hope during times of strife, chaos, and uncertainty. An early investor in the program, Liz Pendleton, the beautiful auburn haired actress from Kentucky, is back at work making movies. Both she and Dave are concerned for Vince Cavanaugh, the billionaire’s nephew, a divorced, gruff ex-Special Forces soldier who’s experiencing a deep personal calamity, leaving him a shell of his former self. Without Vince the entire Arks of America program could fail. In the prosperity of the post-chaotic America, the group who so recently survived together is spread across the country when the unthinkable happens again. Are they prepared to support the people who need them?Can the government right one more crisis?Can Vince summon the strength to be the hero they need? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Driggs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153850/bk_acx0_153850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of investment management. Now, with classic titles such as Economist on Wall Street, A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold, and The Price of Prosperity - which have forewords by financial luminaries and new introductions by the author - you can enjoy some of the best of Bernstein in his earlier Wall Street days. With the proliferation of financial instruments, new areas of instability, and innovative capital market strategies, many economists and investors have lost sight of the fundamentals of the financial system - its strengths as well as its weaknesses. A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold takes you back to the beginning and sorts out all the pieces. Peter Bernstein skillfully addresses how and why commercial banks lend and invest, where money comes from, how it moves from hand to hand, and the critical role of interest rates. He explores the Federal Reserve System and the consequences of the Fed´s actions on the overall economy. But this book is not just about the past. Bernstein´s novel perspective on gold and the dollar is critical for today´s decision makers, as he provides extensive views on the future of money, banking, and gold in the world economy. This illuminating story about the heart of our economic system is essential reading at a time when developments in finance are more important than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000226/bk_gdan_000226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For far too many of us, amassing wealth seems like a pipe dream. We assume that to become a ´´high net worth´´ individual—someone who has over $1 million in liquid assets—we´d need some mysterious combination of genius and luck.But what if we could solve this mystery?Long gone are the days when captains of industry like John D. Rockefeller and Dale Carnegie dominated the economic arena. Today, the world’s richest individuals are a diverse group of idea-generators who maintain a lower profile, keeping their successes—and their strategies—hidden from the public eye.What if you could speed-dial these entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, and industry pioneers and personally ask each of them to tell you the one gold nugget that made them so wealthy?Bestselling author Greg Reid did just that, traveling around the globe to meet with many of the world´s most elusive, under-the-radar billionaires to crack the code of prosperity. At long last, you will have access to the wisdom of the world´s wealthiest people—from entertainment pioneers to real estate tycoons—as they reveal how they built their wealth, held onto it, and continue to thrive in an ever-changing economy.Wealth Made Easy is filled with eye-opening, real-world strategies, tips, and stories that will forever redefine the way you gauge your own success … and set you on the path toward your wildest dreams. Inside, discover exclusive, personal advice from those living at the top tier of wealth, including:Dan Fleyshman, the youngest founder of a publicly traded companyWayne Henuset, co-owner, chairman, and president of Energy Alberta Corporation and president of Willow Park Wines & SpiritsJules Haimovitz, entertainment executive best known for having created the Showtime, Lifetime, Sundance, and Smithsonian cable channelsRon Klein, inventor of the magnetic stri 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Rowat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011711/bk_brll_011711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a summary of New York Times best-seller The Only Game in Town by Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian. One of the world´s most influential economic thinkers and the author of When Markets Collide has written a roadmap to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis. Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to name a few. Soon we will reach a fork in the road: One path leads to renewed growth, prosperity, and financial stability, the other to recession and market disorder. In The Only Game in Town, El-Erian casts his gaze toward the future of the global economy and markets, outlining the choices we face both individually and collectively in an era of economic uncertainty and financial insecurity. Beginning with their response to the 2008 global crisis, El-Erian explains how and why our central banks became the critical policy actors - and, most importantly, why they cannot continue is this role alone. They saved the financial system from collapse in 2008 and a multiyear economic depression, but lack the tools to enable a return to high inclusive growth and durable financial stability. The time has come for a policy handoff, from a prolonged period of monetary policy experimentation to a strategy that better targets what ails economies and distorts the financial sector - before we stumble into another crisis. The future, critically, is not predestined. It is up to us to decide where we will go from here as households, investors, companies, and governments. Using a mix of insights from economics, finance, and behavioral science, this book gives us the tools we need to properly understand this turning point, prepare for it, and come out of it stronger. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061329/bk_acx0_061329_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Revolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all Many blame today´s economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking - and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against - on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant 19th century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation. Eric Posner and Glen Weyl demonstrate why private property is inherently monopolistic and how we would all be better off if private ownership were converted into a public auction for public benefit. They show how the principle of one person, one vote inhibits democracy, suggesting instead an ingenious way for voters to effectively influence the issues that matter most to them. They argue that every citizen of a host country should benefit from immigration - not just migrants and their capitalist employers. They propose leveraging antitrust laws to liberate markets from the grip of institutional investors and creating a data labor movement to force digital monopolies to compensate people for their electronic data. Only by radically expanding the scope of markets can we reduce inequality, restore robust economic growth, and resolve political conflicts. But to do that, we must replace our most sacred institutions with truly free and open competition - Radical Markets shows how. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Conlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033580/bk_adbl_033580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the lead prosecutor on the Enron investigation, an eye-opening examination of the explosion of American white-collar crime. If ´´corporations are people, too´´, why isn´t anyone in jail? A serious defect in a GM car causes accidents; Enron scams investors out of their money; banks bet on the housing market crash and win. In the race to maximize profits, corporations can behave in ways that are morally outrageous but technically legal. In Capital Offenses, Samuel Buell draws on the unique pairing of his expertise as a Duke University law professor and his personal experience leading the investigation into Enron - the biggest white-collar crime case in US history - to present an in-depth examination of business crime today. At the heart of it sits the limited liability corporation, simultaneously the bedrock of American prosperity and the reason that white-collar crime is difficult to prosecute - a brilliant legal innovation that, in its modern form, can seem impossible to regulate or even manage. By shielding employees from legal responsibility, the corporation encourages the risk taking that drives economic growth. But its special legal status and its ever-expanding scale place daunting barriers in the way of federal and local investigators. Detailing the complex legal frameworks that govern both corporations and the people who carry out their missions, Buell shows that deciphering business crime is rarely black or white. In lucid, thought-provoking prose, he illuminates the depths of the legal issues at stake - delving into fraudulent practices like Ponzi schemes, bad accounting, insider trading, and the art of ´´loopholing´´ - showing how every major case and each problem of law further exposes the ambivalence and instability at the core of America´s relationship with its corporations. An expert in criminal law, Buell masterfully examines the limits of too permissive or overzealous prosecution of business c 1. Language: English. Narrator: LJ Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027777/bk_adbl_027777_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for January 27th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about, ´´America´s Most Promising Companies: The Top 25 of 2014” - Producing a ranking in the opaque world of privately-held companies is never easy. But we’re confident that many of these are the IPOs and billion-dollar acquisitions of tomorrow. Also, ´´Suja Juice: The Unlikely Team That´s Building The Country´s Fastest Growing Beverage Company” - A surfer dude and self-taught chef teams up with a law-school dropout turned yoga instructor to create one of the fastest-growing organic juice makers ever. Next, ´´Michael Steinhardt, ´´Wall Street´s Greatest Trader, Is Back - And He´s Reinventing Investing Again” - Michael Steinhardt forged the model for making hedge fund billions before exiting the game. With WisdomTree, he’s back to upend Wall Street again–this time, with the little-guy investor at his side. Followed by, ´´Brooklyn Billionaire: How One Man Made a Fortune Rebuilding Dumbo” - Cash crises, political grudge matches, suicide. None of it stopped David Walentas from forging a ten-digit fortune by creating an entire neighborhood in New York’s underdog borough. And he’s about to do it all again. Then, ´´China Is Dependent on Our Fiscal Health” - The world´s second largest economy is becoming more dependent on the U-S and the rest of the world for its strength and prosperity. We´ll also tell you about, ´´Five Big Steps Toward Faster Global Growth” - Running an economy on free credit works for the government and the well-connected but not for the rest, especially small businesses and new workers. And finally, ´´A Story of Transformation: The Conviction Key” - Good companies relentlessly seek marginal improvements. But great companies do more than that: They dig deeper to find transformative gains. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/140127/pe_forb_140127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? A roadmap to what lies ahead and the decisions we must make now to stave off the next global economic and financial crisis, from one of the world´s most influential economic thinkers and the author of When Markets Collide ? With a new introduction by the author Our current economic path is coming to an end. The signposts are all around us: sluggish growth, rising inequality, stubbornly high pockets of unemployment, and jittery financial markets, to name a few. Soon we will reach a fork in the road: One path leads to renewed growth, prosperity, and financial stability, the other to recession and market disorder. In The Only Game in Town, El-Erian casts his gaze toward the future of the global economy and markets, outlining the choices we face both individually and collectively in an era of economic uncertainty and financial insecurity. Beginning with their response to the 2008 global crisis, El-Erian explains how and why our central banks became the critical policy actors-and, most important, why they cannot continue is this role alone. They saved the financial system from collapse in 2008 and a multiyear economic depression, but lack the tools to enable a return to high inclusive growth and durable financial stability. The time has come for a policy handoff, from a prolonged period of monetary policy experimentation to a strategy that better targets what ails economies and distorts the financial sector-before we stumble into another crisis. The future, critically, is not predestined. It is up to us to decide where we will go from here as households, investors, companies, and governments. Using a mix of insights from economics, finance, and behavioral science, this book gives us the tools we need to properly understand this turning point, prepare for it, and come out of it stronger. A comprehensive, controversial look at the realities of our global economy and markets, The Only Game in Town is required reading for investors, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future. Praise for The Only Game in Town ´´The one economic book you must read now . . . If you want to understand [our] bifurcated world and where it´s headed, there is no better interpreter than Mohamed El-Erian.´´-Time ´´A grand tour of the challenges we face, along with ideal solutions and more likely outcomes . . . We desperately need a system in which the central banks are no longer the only game in town.´´-Steven Rattner, The New York Times Book Review ´´A must-read from one of the most astute financial analysts of our time.´´-Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs ´´El-Erian´s gift for clarity and his use of compelling examples make important economic issues accessible.´´-Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO, New America ´´[A] highly intelligent analysis.´´-Fareed Zakaria, CNN (book of the week)