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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's F...
by Bill Browder

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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<b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淧art John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淸<i>Red Notice</i>] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what <i>Liar鈥檚 Poker</i> did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder鈥檚 business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin鈥檚 Russia, making <i>Red Notice</i> an early candidate for any list of the year鈥檚 best books鈥?(<i>Fortune</i>).</b><br /><br />This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.<br /> <br /> Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn鈥檛 so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin鈥檚 number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States鈥擳he Magnitsky Act鈥攖hat punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer鈥檚 murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.<br /> <br />A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, <i>Red Notice</i> is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and In...
by Mara Hvistendahl

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

February 04, 2020

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<b>A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese-born scientist is pursued by the U.S. government for trying to steal trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.</b><br /> 聽<br /> In September 2011, sheriff鈥檚 deputies in Iowa encountered three ethnic Chinese men near a field where a farmer was growing corn seed under contract with Monsanto. What began as a simple trespassing inquiry mushroomed into a two-year FBI operation in which investigators bugged the men鈥檚 rental cars, used a warrant intended for foreign terrorists and spies, and flew surveillance planes over corn country鈥攁ll in the name of protecting trade secrets of corporate giants Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer. In <i>The Scientist and the Spy</i>,<i> </i>Hvistendahl gives a gripping account of this unusually far-reaching investigation, which pitted a veteran FBI special agent against Florida resident Robert Mo, who after his academic career foundered took a questionable job with the Chinese agricultural company DBN鈥攁nd became a pawn in a global rivalry.<br /><br />Industrial espionage by Chinese companies lies beneath the United States鈥?recent trade war with China, and it is one of the top counterintelligence targets of the FBI. But a decade of efforts to stem the problem have been largely ineffective. Through previously unreleased FBI files and her<b> </b>reporting from across the United States and China, Hvistendahl describes a long history of shoddy counterintelligence on China, much of it tinged with racism, and questions the role that corporate influence plays in trade secrets theft cases brought by the U.S. government. <i>The Scientist and the Spy</i> is both an important exploration of the issues at stake and a compelling, involving read.
The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, An...
by Allan Dib

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English

Pages

234

Publication Date

January 25, 2016

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WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate Money<br /><br />To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done.<br /><br />In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It's literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you'll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.<br /><br />Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.<br /><br />In this groundbreaking new book you'll discover:<br /><br />鈥?How to get new customers, clients, or patients and how to make more profit from existing ones.<br />鈥?Why 鈥渂ig business鈥?style marketing could kill your business and strategies that actually work for small and medium-sized businesses.<br />鈥?How to close sales without being pushy, needy, or obnoxious while turning the tables and having prospects begging you to take their money.<br />鈥?A simple step-by-step process for creating your own personalized marketing plan that is literally one page. Simply follow along and fill in each of the nine squares that make up your own 1-Page Marketing Plan.<br />鈥?How to annihilate competitors and make yourself the only logical choice.<br />鈥?How to get amazing results on a small budget using the secrets of direct response marketing.<br />鈥?How to charge high prices for your products and services and have customers actually thank you for it.
Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested ...
by , Ren茅e A. Mauborgne

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 20, 2014

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<p><b><i>OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD<br />WALL STREET JOURNAL AND BUSINESSWEEK BESTSELLER<br />RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND IMPACTFUL STRATEGY BOOKS EVER WRITTEN</i></b></p><p><b>The global phenomenon that has sold over 4 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 46 languages and is a bestseller across five continents--now updated and expanded with new content. Named by <i>Fast Company</i> as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. A strategy classic.</b></p><p>In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, <b><i>BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY</i></b>, now updated with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating "blue oceans"--untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.</p><p><b><i>BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY</i></b> presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes:</p><ul><li>A new preface by the authors: Help! My Ocean Is Turning Red</li><li>Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time</li><li>Two new chapters and an expanded third one--Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps --that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years</li></ul><p></p><p>A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space--and making the competition irrelevant.</p><p>To learn more about the power of <b><i>BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY</i></b>, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you'll find all the resources you need--from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success.</p>
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
by Adam Minter

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>From the author of <i>Junkyard Planet</i>, a journey into the surprising afterlives of our former possessions.</b><br /><br />Downsizing. Decluttering. A parent's death. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go? Sometimes across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places who find value in what we leave behind.<br /><br />In <i>Secondhand</i>, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?<br /><i><br /></i><i>Secondhand</i> offers hopeful answers and hard truths. A history of the stuff we've used and a contemplation of why we keep buying more, it also reveals the marketing practices, design failures, and racial prejudices that push used items into landfills instead of new homes. <i>Secondhand</i> shows us that it doesn't have to be this way, and what really needs to change to build a sustainable future free of excess stuff.<br /><b></b>
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by , James A. Robinson

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English

Pages

556

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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<b>Brilliant and engagingly written, <i>Why Nations Fail </i>answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? <br /><i><br /></i></b>Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? <br /><br />Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? <br /><br />Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. <br /><br />The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions鈥攚ith no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. <br /><br />Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: <br /><br />- China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and聽overwhelm the West? <br /><br />- Are America鈥檚 best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? <br /><br />- What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson鈥檚 breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? <br /><br /><b><i>Why Nations Fail </i>will change the way you look at鈥攁nd understand鈥攖he world.聽</b>
Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept
by Robert Spalding

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English

Pages

255

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b><b>China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.</b></b><br /><br />The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America's national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America's economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure--and they're winning. It's almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese. <br /><br />In <i>Stealth War</i>, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China's motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China's most brilliant ploys, including:<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燩lacing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燨ffering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China.<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燬igning a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how.<br /><br />Spalding's concern isn't merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights. <br /><br />Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it's still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat--and win--China's stealth war.
Extreme Economies: What Life at the World's Margins Can Teach Us ...
by Richard Davies

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English

Pages

395

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<p><b>A <i>New Statesman </i>best book of the year | </b><b><i>New York Times </i>Editors' Choice pick</b><br /><b>A <i>Financial Times </i>best economics book of 2019</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>An accessible, story-driven look at the future of the global economy, written by a leading expert</b><br /><b></b><br /><b></b>To predict our future, we must look to the extremes. So argues the economist Richard Davies, who takes readers to the margins of the modern economy and beyond in his globe-trotting book. From a prison in rural Louisiana where inmates purchase drugs with prepaid cash cards to the poorest major city on earth, where residents buy clean water in plastic bags, from the world鈥檚 first digital state to a prefecture in Japan whose population is the oldest in the world, how these extreme economies function鈥攎ost often well outside any official oversight鈥攐ffers a glimpse of the forces that underlie human resilience, drive societies to failure, and will come to shape our collective future.</p><p>While the people who inhabit these places have long been dismissed or ignored, <i>Extreme Economies</i> revives a foundational idea from medical science to turn the logic of modern economics on its head, arguing that the outlier economies are the place to learn about our own future. Whether following Punjabi migrants through the lawless Panamanian jungle or visiting a day-care for the elderly modeled after a casino, Davies brings a storyteller鈥檚 eye to places where the economy has been destroyed, distorted, and even turbocharged. In adapting to circumstances that would be unimaginable to most of us, the people he encounters along the way have helped to pioneer the economic infrastructure of the future.</p><p>At once personal and keenly analytical, <i>Extreme Economies</i> is an epic travelogue for the age of global turbulence, shedding light on today鈥檚 most pressing economic questions.</p>
Top Home-Based Job & Business Ideas for 2020: Best Places to Find...
by Gundi Gabrielle

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

August 26, 2019

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<h1><strong>Do you <em><u>NEED A JOB</u></em> right now?</strong> Ideally, with flexible hours, working from home?<br /></h1><p><br /></p><h1>Or are you <em><strong><u>dying to get out of the corporate grind</u>, </strong>yearning </em>to build a business around something deeply聽<em>fulfilling</em> - and from the comfort of your home?<br /></h1><h1><br /></h1><h1>Maybe you are a new Mom and <strong><em>would love to remain a stay-at-home Mom</em></strong>, but money is getting tight and bills are piling up?聽</h1><p><br /></p><h3><em>Whatever your situation may聽be:</em><br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book will introduce you to聽an abundance of <strong>legitimate home-based job and business聽options</strong> to either <strong><u><em>get cash quickly</em></u></strong>聽when you need it...<br /></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>Or <strong>build long term income streams <u><em>that you enjoy</em></u></strong> and聽that allow聽you to聽finally <em>#ClaimYourFREEDOM</em><sup>廬 </sup>and leave that聽dreary 9-5 job once and for all.</h3><p><br /></p><h2><strong>PART 1</strong> starts with the <u><em><strong>Best Places to Find Jobs to Work from Home</strong></em></u> grouped by skill and experience level:</h2><p><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Basic Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Intermediate Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>PRO Skills</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>College Degree Required</em></h3></li></ul><h3>This is followed by a number of <strong><em>flexible job options in your local area</em></strong> as well as聽<u><strong><em>how and where to find jobs fast.</em></strong></u></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Next, you'll find several聽innovative ways to <em><strong>monetize your home and car</strong></em> <em>(and no - not just Uber & AirBnB....).</em></h3><p><br /></p><h3>Then we get to the first聽list of聽<u><strong>Top Home-Based Business Opportunities</strong></u>, some <strong>with significant income potential - <em>even on a part time basis</em></strong>.</h3><h3><br /></h3><h2><strong>PART 2 </strong>lists more <strong>home-based job and business ideas </strong><em>grouped by</em><strong><em> </em><u><em>your interests, passions and hobbies</em></u>:</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><ul><li><h3><em>Pets</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Travel (local)</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Arts & Crafts</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Writing</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Photo + Video</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Fashion</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Cooking</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Health & Wellness</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Gardening</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Kids</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Video Games</em></h3></li><li><h3><em>Medical</em></h3></li></ul><h2>Are you ready to <em>change your life</em> today?<br /></h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>Then let this <em><u><strong>FUN聽2-HOUR READ</strong></u></em>聽take you on a journey through a multitude of online job and business options that you probably never knew of - and even more fun homebased business opportunities for the long term.</h3><p><br /></p><h2>Scroll up to the TOP +聽hit the BUY BUTTON.</h2><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>
The Coming Collapse of China
by Gordon G. Chang

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 15, 2001

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China is hot. The world sees a glorious future for this sleeping giant, three times larger than the United States, predicting it will blossom into the world's biggest economy by 2010. According to Chang, however, a Chinese-American lawyer and China specialist, the People's Republic is a paper dragon. Peer beneath the veneer of modernization since Mao's death, and the symptoms of decay are everywhere: Deflation grips the economy, state-owned enterprises are failing, banks are hopelessly insolvent, foreign investment continues to decline, and Communist party corruption eats away at the fabric of society. <br /><br />Beijing's cautious reforms have left the country stuck midway between communism and capitalism, Chang writes. With its impending World Trade Organization membership, for the first time China will be forced to open itself to foreign competition, which will shake the country to its foundations. Economic failure will be followed by government collapse. Covering subjects from party politics to the Falun Gong to the government's insupportable position on Taiwan, Chang presents a thorough and very chilling overview of China's present and not-so-distant future.

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