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Back in 2006, hunched over spreadsheets, hedge fund titan John Paulson realised that the housing market was vastly overstretched. Fuelled by sub-prime mortgages, it was a classic bubble ready to burst. He had waited his whole life for this perfect trade.
Paulson, who had never dealt in real-estate before, struggled to convince bullish Wall Street investors about the coming crash. But as house prices began to falter and the financial system collapsed, he reaped the rewards. He made a now-legendary series of trades, executed with technical skill and perfect timing.
The results were spectacular. In a single morning in late 2007 Paulson made $1.25bn from a five-point fall in the markets. Across the year he earned $15 billion for his fund, including $4 billion for himself - more than the incomes of J.K Rowling, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods put together. It was the largest trading windfall in history by far, securing his place in the history books alongside Warren Buffet and George Soros.
Written with the exclusive co-operation of the highly secretive Paulson, The Greatest Trade Ever tells the full story of his trade for the first time. Like Barbarians at the Gate 20 years ago, it also tells a wider story of staggering wealth accumulation, hubris and financial whizzery. It is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the inner workings of the markets - and trying to spot the next bubble.
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The world's bestselling guide to negotiation.
Getting to Yes has been in print for over thirty years, and in that time has helped millions of people secure win-win agreements both at work and in their private lives. Including principles such as:
Don't bargain over positions
Separate the people from the problem and
Insist on objective criteria
Getting to Yes simplifies the whole negotation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success.
An expert reveals a step-by-step process for profiting from neoclassical qualified trend trading
Trend Trading Set-Ups extends the neoclassical concept of qualified trend first introduced by Little in Trend Qualification and Trading, providing traders and investors with a sound methodology for uncovering the very best trade set-ups and the ability to time trade entries like never before. In Trend Trading Set-Ups, Little reveals the data behind qualified trends and utilizes a novel concept involving time to calculate trend failure probability rates.
Little reduces the complex to its most simplistic form compressing all trades types into just two classes – retraces and breakouts. Once simplified, over a decade worth of qualified trend data is examined. The result is a comprehensive presentation of what makes some trades enormously better than others and how you can both find and exploit the most favorable trade set-ups.
Some trading books are an interesting read but soon forgotten. A few books you place on the reachable shelf and refer to often. In Trend Trading Set-Ups L.A. Little offers you an entirely new way of approaching an old subject and does so in a style that is both as riveting as it is valuable. As with Trend Qualification and Trading you will find this book an easy but comprehensive read and one that you will turn to again and again while pursuing your trading and investing endeavors.
This work offers a summary of the book 'THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: The Classic Text on Value Investing' by Benjamin Graham.Benjamin Graham (1894-1976) is widely regarded as the father of value investing. In 1949, he published The Intelligent Investor which encapsulates his thinking on how to be a successful investor. According to Graham, an intelligent investor is 'businesslike'. It means that he or she approaches investing in just the same way as if one were to look at buying a business or a partnership in one. The sounder the investment principles you use, the better the results will be of your investment strategy. In The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham presents six key principles of intelligent investing such as 'know the business you're investing in', 'know who runs the business' and 'choose investments for their fundamental value, not for their popularity'. According to the author, 'successful investment may become substantially a matter of techniques and criteria that are learnable, rather than the product of unique and incommunicable mental powers'.Warren E. Buffet has described The Intelligent Investor as 'the best book on investing ever written'. Graham's advice and analytical guides are still valid for the contemporary investor.
Bestselling Chicken Soup author Mark Victor Hansen and financial guru Robert Allen offer a practical inspiring lesson in creating true wealth whether you aspire to become a millionaire or simply beat credit-card debt and have enough money to live on without worrying. Two books for the price of one!
On the right side of the page is Hansen's fable of Michelle, a widowed mother whose life is on the brink of ruin; unless she can raise a million dollars quickly she will lose custody of her children. On the left hand side are Robert Allen's rules for achieving financial success. His advice parallels the action in Michelle's story, as he urges readers to identify their fears and doubts, and eliminate from their lives all the roadblocks that limit their potential. They'll learn how to transform Restraining Forces into Driving Forces- whether their goal, like Michelle's, is to become a millionaire or just simply to save money for the future.
Together these two halves of The One Minute Millionaire work as a powerful tool of self-discovery, an inspirational lesson in unlocking the winner in everyone.
Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment , account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea, Russia and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego, greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world's economy.
"We've got to get some foam down on the runway!" a sleepless Timothy Geithner, the president of the Federal Reserve of New York would tell Henry M.Paulson, the Treasury Secretary about the catastrophic crash of the world's financial system would experience.
Through unprecendented access to the players involved, Too Big to Fail recreates all the drama and turmoil, revealing never-disclosed details and elucidating how decisions made on Wall Street over the past decade sowed the seeds of the debacle. This true story is not just a look at banks that were "too big to fail", it is a real-life thriller about a cast of bold-faced names who themselves thought they were "too big to fail"
Napoleon Hill, America's most beloved motivational author, devoted 25 years to finding out how the wealthy became that way. After interviewing over 500 of the most affluent men and women of his time, he uncovered the secret to great wealth based on the notion that if we can learn to think like the rich, we can start to behave like them. By understanding and applying the thirteen simple steps that constitute Hill's formula, you can achieve your goals, change your life and join the ranks of the rich and successful.
In this updated edition, Dr. Arthur R. Pell provides examples of men and women who, in recent times, exemplify the principles that Hill promulgated. With the success stories of top achievers such as Bill Gates and Steven Spielberg, he proves that Hill's philosophies are as valid today as they were then.
If you're looking to become the next Bill Gates, this is the book for you.
Servant leadership is leadership the right way--a better way of being a manager and part of organizational life. Servant leadership will produce fulfilling emotional, psychological, and spiritual rewards for everyone involved. It will enhance productivity, encourage creativity, and benefit the bottom line.In The Servant Leader, top-selling author, former Fortune 500 executive, and business consultant James A. Autry shows you how to remain true to the servant leadership model when handling day-to-day and long-term management situations. You'll learn how to manage with respect and honesty and how to empower employees to achieve new levels of satisfaction. Plus, you'll learn why servant leadership can be the guiding light to becoming the kind of leader and person you want to be. You'll discover how to:·Maintain your spriritual focus while dealing with such challenging issues as firing, harassment, substance abuse, and performance problems ·Provide guidance during conflict and crisis ·Assure your continued growth and progress as a leader ·Train managers in the principles of servant leadership ·Transform a company with morale problems into a great place to work ·And more Real leadership begins on the inside with your own commmitment to inspire the best in others. But it's one thing to make the commitment; it's quite another to develop the skills to make that happen. If you are an executive, a manager, or someone who aspires to be in a leadership role, you will find the servant leadership philosophy to be a valuable, refreshing, and rewarding approach to leading others and to business life."This is an awesome book. James Autry's gift is that he brings lofty ideals down to earth with general illustrations that make them easy to understand and apply. I highly recommend it!"--Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work"The Servant Leader illuminates a clear path to personal, spiritual, and material actualization, which, in return, creates an infinite circle of prosperity."--Tom Gould, retired chairman and CEO, Younkers, Inc."Quite simply, this is an extraordinary book. It is a classic already and the first truly great leadership book of the new century."--John Noble, director, Greenleaf Center, UK"The Servant Leader is really the best field guide I've seen for helping managers transform themselves into true leaders."--Doug Greene, CEO, New Hope Group"Servant leadership is key to surviving and thriving in the twenty-first century. Let both Jim Autry and his book, The servant Leader, be your guide."--Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute ManagerFrom the Hardcover edition....
Why would a casino try and stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? Would you know if a statistical analysis blackballed you from a job you wanted? Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new book, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers. From internet sites like Google and Amazon that know your tastes better than you do, to a physician's diagnosis and your child's education, to boardrooms and government agencies, this new breed of decision makers are calling the shots. And they are delivering staggeringly accurate results. How can a football coach evaluate a player without ever seeing him play? Want to know whether the price of an airline ticket will go up or down before you buy? How can a formula outpredict wine experts in determining the best vintages? Super crunchers have the answers. In this brave new world of equation versus expertise, Ayres shows us the benefits and risks, who loses and who wins, and how super crunching can be used to help, not manipulate us. Gone are the days of solely relying on intuition to make decisions. No businessperson, consumer, or student who wants to stay ahead of the curve should make another keystroke without reading Super Crunchers.Fromthe Hardcover edition.