What is nature worth? The answer to this question - which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms - is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature’s Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our future prosperity as technology or law or business innovation. Who invests in nature, and why? What rates of return can it produce? When is protecting nature a good investment? With stories from the South Pacific to the California coast, from the Andes to the Gulf of Mexico and even to New York City, Nature’s Fortune shows how viewing nature as green infrastructure allows for breakthroughs not only in conservation - protecting water supplies; enhancing the health of fisheries; making cities more sustainable, livable and safe; and dealing with unavoidable climate change - but in economic progress, as well. Organizations obviously depend on the environment for key resources - water, trees, and land. But they can also reap substantial commercial benefits in the form of risk mitigation, cost reduction, new investment opportunities, and the protection of assets. Once leaders learn how to account for nature in financial terms, they can incorporate that value into the organization’s decisions and activities, just as habitually as they consider cost, revenue, and ROI. A must-listen for business leaders, CEOs, investors, and environmentalists alike, Nature’s Fortune offers an essential guide to the world’s economic - and environmental - well-being. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012458/bk_adbl_012458_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Become a magnet for prosperity simply by adopting the psychology of the mega-rich! You don´t have to sell your soul to be rich. Nor do you have to sacrifice your relationships in order to build wealth. You don´t even have to scrimp and save! Sure, you can get wealthy that way - but it´s no fun! Fabulously wealthy people have a much better strategy for having it all: money, harmonious relationships, the right connections, the right opportunities, and more. It´s not so much that they do things differently; it´s that they have a different psychology. Now you can get the tools you need so that you can replicate this psychology and achieve wealth beyond your wildest dreams, in Wealth Magnet: Principles of Wealth Attraction. This is breakthrough information that´s tested and measured - a system that can be applied by anyone. For instance, when Dolf de Roos, a successful real estate investor and author of the Wealth Magnet began teaching his real estate students the foundational beliefs that all rich people share, his student´s success rate went from 5 percent to over 80 percent! Now, in Wealth Magnet, you can apply this same knowledge to grow rich in any field. For example, you´ll learn: Why it´s crucial to get rid of destructive beliefs like ´´Money is the root of all evil,´´ ´´Money can´t buy you happiness,´´ and ´´Rich people get wealthy at the expense of the poor,´´ and replace them with empowering beliefs like ´´Money gives me choices´´, ´´I will make a ton of money, have fun doing it, and be generous with it´´. The critical difference between an abundance mentality and a scarcity mentality- and how to develop and apply an abundance mentality right away. Why scrimping and saving is a ´´defensive´´ strategy to grow wealth - and why it´s much better to expand your opportunities and create wealth in abundance. How your newfound ´´millionaire mindset´´ will make ever 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dolf De Roos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000422/bk_ntgl_000422_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the ´easy money´ approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations. The author concludes with a thought experiment illustrating the large-scale changes that will be necessary to restore economic, financial, and social sustainability. This experiment has already been tried in Iceland, which went bankrupt in the wake of the 2008 crisis, and now, after a painful adjustment, is on the road to recovery. Told for the lay listener and peppered with witty anecdotes, this audiobook clearly explains the missteps that created the current dilemma, why a recovery has proved elusive, and the difficult remedies that must eventually be applied to ensure a stable future. Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 30 years´ experience. He worked for the ´sell side´ (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the ´buy side´ (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world. He has been within touching distance of many of the pivotal events in finance during his long career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satyajit Das. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027869/bk_adbl_027869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times Best Seller Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world´s most influential economic thinkers and the author of When Markets Collide, has written a road map 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 important, why they cannot continue in this role alone. They saved the financial system from collapse and a multiyear economic depression in 2008 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 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004544/bk_rand_004544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A clear path to wealth and abundance in just 30 minutes a day! In today´s economy, it´s more important than ever to get clear about your personal and professional goals- and to commit to a plan that will get you there. In The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance, multimillionaire entrepreneur and angel investor May McCarthy shares her own daily practice to help you do just that. The first step on this journey is to welcome a new member to your financial advisory team: the all-knowing power of the universe that McCarthy affectionately calls the Chief Spiritual Officer, or CSO for short. In part one of the book, you´ll learn how to set up and activate the seven-step daily practice. You´ll learn the job descriptions for both yourself and your new partner, and you´ll see that when these steps are applied on a daily basis, you will experience a complete shift in your thinking about how financial wealth and abundance are created. In part two, you´ll go deeper into the practice to gain insight about your purpose, learn how to successfully navigate financial ups and downs, and overcome the fear of failure as well as eliminate old beliefs and behaviors that have kept you from experiencing the success you really want. Best of all, the steps outlined in this book will teach you how to develop your own financial intuition, which is key to noticing and pursuing the opportunities that will present themselves once you are on this path. Financial abundance can be a game of fun and prosperity, but only when you realize that you don´t have to do everything yourself. Your new partner wants to help you. Let May McCarthy show you the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosemary Benson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039584/bk_acx0_039584_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is offers a sensible, easy-to-follow yet powerful set of investing strategies for the would-be investor - from the complete novice to those with experience. Natalie Pace urges the reader to begin with an area of investing that they care about or know about, learning how to get rich by putting their money where their passions lie. Her method is based on a three-part investment recipe and a six-step ´´Buy My Own Island Plan´´, all presented in an informative and engaging style. In 2000, Natalie was a single mother about to lose her home because she couldn´t afford to pay her property taxes. She never dreamed during those desperate hours that in two short years she would begin adding a splash of green to Wall Street, transforming lives on Main Street, and making outstanding returns for the men and women who were smart enough to put her theories into practice. Natalie maneuvered her way out of poverty and up above the ranks of Harvard-educated MBAs to become the number-one ranked stock picker on Wall Street. She shows us, through anecdotes and carefully outlined investing strategies, that making the transformation to a life of financial freedom and happiness is easier than one might think. Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is isn´t just another personal finance book. Natalie´s personal story as well as her credibility and expertise in the area of wealth building will inspire and delight readers, revealing her secrets to lifetime success and prosperity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Pace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026348/bk_acx0_026348_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. Peter Bernstein´s Economist on Wall Street is a collection of work from 1955 to 1970. The audio is especially interesting because so many of Bernstein´s observations reflect the most important issues of the present - the outlook for inflation and its control, the intricacies of monetary policy, the future of the dollar, and the dilemmas of household finances. Bernstein was also concerned with developments in portfolio management, including the new influence of institutional investors and rules for optimal asset mixes. He provides light touches, too, as he indulges in fantasies and philosophical musings over a wide variety of topics.With so many years of hindsight, we should not be surprised to find some of Bernstein´s predictions running awry. But why? In each instance, these forecasts were biased by memories of the past. There is a big lesson to be learned there. Economist on Wall Street is a remarkable audio work, with lasting relevance and keen insights into the art of investment management, the capital markets, gold and the dollar, and the fun of being alive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000221/bk_gdan_000221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.