Some people succeed financially. others succeed academically. still others succeed spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. but there are a select few who succeed across all fields—the self-made successes. this book reveals the exact blueprint of how you can achieve success on every level. • universal success strategies — from harnessing parkinson’s law to mastering the powerful pareto principle, learn to get what you want out of life. • wealth success strategies — dream of amassing wealth? it’s easy to capture it all if you remember to never trade your time for
Outlines a revisionist approach to management while arguing against common perceptions about the inevitability of startup failures, explaining the importance of providing genuinely needed products and services as well as organizing a business that can adapt to continuous customer feedback.
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 "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 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.
In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. in the master algorithm, pedro domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power google, amazon, and your smartphone. he assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner--the master algorithm--and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. if data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its
In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,
Going beyond the message of Lean In and The Confidence Code, Gannett’s Chief Content Officer contends that to achieve parity in the office, women don’t have to change—men do—and in this inclusive and realistic handbook, offers solutions to help professionals solve gender gap issues and achieve parity at work. Companies with more women in senior leadership perform better by virtually every financial measure, and women employees help boost creativity and can temper risky behavior—such as the financial gambles behind the 2008 economic collapse. Yet in the United States, ninety-five percent of Fortune 500 chief executives are men, and women hold only seventeen percent of seats on corporate boards. More men are reaching across the gender divide, genuinely trying to reinvent the culture and transform the way we work together. Despite these good intentions, fumbles, missteps, frustration, and misunderstanding continue to inflict real and lasting damage on women’s careers. What can the Enron scandal teach us about the way men and women communicate professionally? How does brain circuitry help explain men’s fear of women’s emotions at work? Why did Kimberly Clark blindly have an all-male team of executives in charge of their Kotex tampon line? In That’s What She Said, veteran media executive Joanne Lipman raises these intriguing questions and more to find workable solutions that individual managers, organizations, and policy makers can employ to make work more equitable and rewarding for all professionals. Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent relevant studies, and stories from Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, That’s What She Said is a book about success that persuasively shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for us all—and offers a roadmap for getting there.
Harvard professor clayton m. christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. and he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the honda super cub, intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional
Forty years ago, israeli psychologists daniel kahneman and amos tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, kahneman and tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in big data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of michael lewis’s own work possible. in the undoing project, lewis shows how their nobel prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
"everybody is a book of blood; wherever we're opened, we're red." for those who only know clive barker through his long multigenre novels, this one-volume edition of the books of blood is a welcome chance to acquire the 16 remarkable horror short stories with which he kicked off his career. for those who already know these tales, the poignant introduction is a window on the creator's mind. reflecting back after 14 years, barker writes: i look at these pieces and i don't think the man who wrote them is alive
Humans are tribal. we need to belong to groups. in many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most - the ones that people will kill and die for - are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. but because america tends to see the world in terms of nation-states engaged in great ideological battles - capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "free world" vs. the "axis of evil" - we are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics. time and again this blindness has undermined american