The inside story of a maverick reformer with a take-no-prisoners management style Hailed by Oprah as a «warrior woman for our times,» reviled by teachers unions as the enemy, Michelle Rhee, outgoing chancellor of Washington DC public schools, has become the controversial face of school reform. She has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, and is currently featured as a hero in the documentary «Waiting for Superman.» This is the story of her journey from good-girl daughter of Korean immigrants to tough-minded political game-changer. When Rhee first arrived in Washington, she found a school district that had been so broken for so long, that everyone had long since given up. The book provides an inside view of the union battles, the school closings, and contentious community politics that have been the subject of intense public interest and debate ? along with a rare look at Rhee's upbringing and life before DC. Rhee has been featured in the documentary «Waiting for Superman» Rhee's story points to a fresh way of addressing school improvement Addresses fundamental problems in our current education system, and the politics of leadership The book includes an insert with photos from Rhee's personal and professional life, and an «exit» interview that sheds light on what she's learned and where the future might take her.
Merry meet, fledgling. I trust this guide will serve you well. Every vampyre fledgling who arrives at the House of Night receives a copy of The Fledgling Handbook. Inside you'll find original stories, the complete vampyre history, inside info into rituals, vamp biology, the Change and much more...
This is the inside story of the rise and rise of the butcher’s son from Rome, whose hard work, passion for the game and ability to learn from his mistakes have earned him the respect of players, fans and owners worldwide. Between them, journalists Gabriele Marcotti and Alberto Polveros have known Сlaudio Ranieri since his early days as a determined central defender. During that time, they have closely followed his successes, his failures and his evolution – as a player, as a manager and as a person. From Ranieri’s career as a dogged – if not gifted – player, to the skilful tactics, singleminded focus and risk-taking transfers that have set him apart as a manager at teams like Roma and Сhelsea, this is the only in-depth insight into the man behind Leicester Сity’s Premiership triumph.
New commentary and updates to enlightening interviews with today's top global macro hedge fund managers This updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Now with new commentary, author, Steve Drobny takes you even further into the hedge fund industry. He demystifies how these star traders make billions for their well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets. Whereas some still maintain that rationality permeates financial markets, Drobny captures a different dimension, showing how the unquantifiable human forces of emotion and intuition are also at play. Along the way, readers get an inside look at firsthand trading experiences through some of the major world financial crises of the last few decades. Discusses how no market or instrument is out of bounds for these elite global macro hedge fund managers Offers unique and illuminating insight into an inaccessible and sometimes downright secretive world Written by respected industry expert Steven Drobny Highly accessible and filled with in-depth expert opinion, this updated paperback edition of Inside the House of Money is a must-read for financial professionals and anyone else interested in understanding how greed, fear, and the human forces of emotion drive world markets.
At last, there’s a business leadership book that really tackles the tough issues of integrity and governance. Taking a unique approach to leadership, this book gathers the path-breaking perspectives of influential shareholder activists; opinion-leading CEOs of major firms; trailblazing, distinguished academics; and courageous regulators. The all-star roster of contributors from the corporate world and academia includes Vanguard's John Bogle, former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt, and Harvard Business School's Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Sherron Watkins, Enron whistleblower and Time Person of the Year, shares an inside look at Enron, and Barbara Ley Toffler, former head of Arthur Andersen's Ethics Practice, paints a picture of Anderson Consulting before their fall.
F. S. Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. "Taps at Reveille" is a collection of brilliant short stories: "The Scandal Detectives", "The Freshest Boy", "He Thinks He's Wonderful", "The Captured Shadow", "The Perfect Life", "First Blood", "A Nice Quiet Place", "A Woman with a Past", "Crazy Sunday", "Two Wrongs", "The Night of Chancellorsville" and many others.
Praise for Frank McKinney «My neighbor, Frank McKinney, is certainly a maverick and a spiritually grounded young man. The oceanfront homes he builds here in Florida are magnificent and unique. More important, Frank's life and the contributions he makes to his community and the world illustrate how a successful businessman can do well while doing good. The principles in Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success represent a road map of his achievements–a proven strategy for succeeding not just in real estate, but also in the business of life.» –Rich DeVos, cofounder of Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic «If you're ready to make big profits in real estate, then read, absorb, and use the brilliance of Frank McKinney.» –Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of The One Minute Millionaire «Frank McKinney's book is an excellent how-to guide to earning real estate profits by using McKinney's maverick formulas to find undervalued real estate with profit potential. McKinney is different. This isn't another how-to-get-rich-in-real-estate book. Instead, it is the lively success story of a real estate maverick. McKinney reveals his simple strategies, with intriguing personal profit examples that explain how his repeatable techniques work over and over.» –Robert J. Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist «If Hollywood were casting the role of a maverick who started with very little and went from a $50,000 fixer-upper to a $100 million mansion, they would choose Frank McKinney. Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success represents his approach to life. He decided to apply that approach to real estate and look what happened!» –Kendra Todd, winner of The Apprentice
Long-listed for the FT & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011 The true story of how risk destroys, as told through the ongoing saga of AIG From the collapse of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, the subject of the financial crisis has been well covered. However, the story central to the crisis-that of AIG-has until now remained largely untold. Fatal Risk: A Cautionary Tale of AIG's Corporate Suicide tells the inside story of what really went on inside AIG that caused it to choke on risk and nearly brining down the entire economic system. The book Reveals inside information available nowhere else, including the personal notes and records of key players such as the former Chairman of AIG, Hank Greenberg Takes readers behind the scenes at the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Details how an understanding of risk built AIG, but a disdain for government regulators led to a run-in with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Fatal Risk is the comprehensive and compelling true story of the company at the center of the financial storm and how it nearly caused the entire economic system to collapse.
Michael S. Smith s first collection of new interiors work in seven years. Appearing at a seminal point in Michael Smith s life and career, "The Curated House" is also his most personal book, tracing the origins and influences of his design philosophy in depth and presenting a substantial offering of new projects. In the first section of the book, illustrated with images of Smith s own dramatic Los Angeles house, his spare desert retreat, and his ornate Manhattan apartment, Smith explores his California roots and explains how they still infuse so much of his work; the importance of California s own deep traditions; and how his recent work in Spain has influenced him through its architecture, fabrics, and history. Smith reviews the constants of his interiors, what is integral to his style and why, and how they can work for the reader: from the forms that repeat themselves to the layering of fabrics and patterns, the use of subtle colors, and the idea of comfort in every room. The second part of the book offers case studies of Smith s most recent interiors work, including a high-style Manhattan pied-a-terre, an airy London townhouse, a Montana mountain retreat, and a sophisticated Malibu beach house.Substantive and arresting, "The Curated House" will be Smith s most comprehensive book to date, and essential to those aspiring to his refined, popular style."
Praise for MAVERICK REAL ESTATE FINANCING «Once you start reading, you won't be able to put the book down. You will feel you are part of the deals that industry leaders have put together. This is a real book about real people and how they address risk and reward.» –Bruce S. Schonbraun, Managing Partner The Schonbraun McCann Group LLP «Bergsman applies a journalist's logic to the complex world of commercial real estate, making it easier for outsiders to understand. He writes with the authority of a true insider.» –Brannon Boswell, Managing Editor Shopping Centers Today «Congratulations. Finally, someone has written a book that reflects real estate finance in the twenty-first century. With the growing proliferation of real estate education in university business schools today, this book should be required reading!» –James D. Kuhn, President Newmark Knight Frank In Maverick Real Estate Financing, Steve Bergsman–author of the widely acclaimed Maverick Real Estate Investing–describes the various financing methods you can use to achieve real estate investment success. Maverick Real Estate Financing also introduces you to an innovative group of real estate professionals who have used these methods to build substantial fortunes. By listening to some of the world's most successful real estate Mavericks–includingWilliam Sanders, W. P. Carey, and Stephen Ross–you'll discover what sets them apart from the rest of the pack and learn how to apply their proven principles to your own real estate deals. Each chapter examines a different real estate financing technique and the Maverick who best exemplifies it. Some of the strategies and products discussed include: * Equity financing * Public and private REITs * Agency loans * UPREITs * Commingled capital * Retail site arbitrage * Conduit loans * Sale-leasebacks * Distressed mortgages * Low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs)
At Last The Beginning...The Making Of Electric Lady land documents the creation of Jimi Hendrix's groundbreaking double album and such unforgettable songs as "All Along The Watchtower," "Crosstown Traffic" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". This newly edited, expanded edition features almost forty minutes of additional content not seen in the original Classic Album television broadcast and never before released on DVD. Jimi's closest associates including Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding, drummer Mitch Mitchell, and co-manager Chas Chandler tell the story of Electric Ladyland here together with rare archival film footage and photographs. Hendrix's engineer Eddie Kramer takes the viewer into the recording studio control room to break down the original multi-track recordings, showcasing the innovative guitar work and production employed by Hendrix during the creation of this landmark album. Never before released alternate takes and demos are examined by Kramer while Steve Winwood, Mike Finnigan, Buddy Miles, Dave Mason and Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady are among those who detail their original contributions and help explain Jimi's vision for the album through the music he left behind. At Last The Beginning... The Making Of Electric Ladyland provides the definitive, inside story behind the album hailed by critics and fans alike as one of his greatest achievements. Tracklist: 01. Prologue 02. Burning Of The Midnight Lamp 03. ...And The Gods Made Love 04. All Along The Watchtower 05. Rainy Day, Dream Away 06. Still Raining, Still Dreaming 07. Voodoo Chile 08. Crosstown Traffic 09. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 10. Little Miss Strange11. Gypsy Eyes 12. South Saturn Delta 13. House Burning Down 14. 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) 15. Long Hot Summer Night 16. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland) 17. Epilogue
The fun, slightly irreverent guide to enjoying, understanding, and joining the festivities. Content includes: A brief biography of the happy couple – of course Royal wedding fact sheets featuring in-depth explanations of the customs, rules of etiquette, and history on display during the events An inside look at Westminster Abbey – the building, the history, and the weddings A lively account of royal weddings of the past – with a score card ranking the ultimate results – including a look at other royal/commoner romances «Where did they go?» Royal honeymoons of the past A «Know Your Heads of State and Hangers-On» section perfect for figuring out who's at the events A guide to planning and holding a street party that will bring back memories from the past A recipe section with great takes on traditional British fare perfect for a party Royal trivia sure to tax the talents of young and old alike An «If you're going» guide featuring The best places to get a glimpse of the revelry in person Great places to grab a pint or glass of wine and soak in the atmosphere Tips on getting around London easily and safely on the big day
A fascinating look at the top women at Berkshire Hathaway and how they got there Although proportionally women continue to lag far behind men as CEOs and board members at major institutions, there has been a marked uptick in the number of female business leaders in recent years. Looking at the changes that have happened at Berkshire Hathaway—Warren Buffett's holding company, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors provides a unique look at the gradual shattering of the glass ceiling at one of America's top firms. An influx of female leadership over the past few years—today there are four female CEOs, up from just one a decade ago—has invigorated Berkshire Hathaway with energy and unique female insight. Profiling these remarkable women, the book provides motivational and management information for a wide range of readers, from business students to Buffett fans. Looks closely at the female board members of Berkshire Hathaway and the female managers who run Berkshire Hathaway companies Follows the paths that brought these women to their current positions Explores their working relationship with their employees and Warren Buffett, and how they balance work and their private lives The only book focusing on eight of the most powerful women at Berkshire Hathaway, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway is an inspirational read about the triumph of a group of remarkable women within a company once dominated by men.
German bestseller about the best ways to protect oneself financially from the threats posed by government?s interference in the economy After the bursting of the real estate bubble, the U.S. pushed a monetary and fiscal policy that is, at best, blatantly wrong and, at worst, carries enormous financial risk. And because Washington knows this, America?s greatest weapon?its propaganda machine?has been called into service, diverting attention away from the fact that it was and continues to be government interference in the market economy that?s lead us to where we are now, namely at the end of one financial calamity and the beginning of yet another. A plea for the market economy, The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune details the cause of our current economic crisis and argues that political mismanagement endangers finances, health and, in extreme cases, democracy itself. ? Advocates the freedom of the individual and the capitalist economic system derived from it ? Foreword by Martin Weiss, bestselling author of The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide, by Wiley ? Other titles by Leuschel and Vogt: The Greenspan Dossier Every crisis offers opportunities for those who have prepared. The Global Debt Trap: How to Escape the Danger and Build a Fortune shows how to prepare for the aftermath of years of government interference in the market economy.
The term steroid has become virtually synonymous with drug abuse in sport to the majority of the public. However these steroids – androgens – actually comprise only a single relatively small class of biologically active steroids, and are overshadowed by a large collection of compounds, a sizeable number of which are commercial drugs that share the same structural carbon skeleton. The development of these drugs has led to a large body of organic chemistry often denoted as «Steroid Chemistry». Steroid Chemistry At A Glance provides a concise overview of the main principles and reactions of steroid chemistry. Topics covered include: history, isolation and structure determination of steroids steroid nomenclature and stereochemistry natural sources of steroids synthesis and reactions of aromatic a-ring steroids, androstanes, and pregnanes steroids with a spirolactone at position 17 steroids with hetrocyclic ring A compounds derived from cholesterol Based on the highly successful and student friendly «at a glance» approach, the information is presented in integrated, self contained double page spreads of text and illustrative material. Students of chemistry and pharmacy using Steroid Chemistry at a Glance will find they have a resource with which they can quickly, concisely and confidently acquire, regularly review and revise the basic facts that underpin the properties, synthesis and reactions of this important class of natural products. It will also serve as a handy bench reference for postgraduates and professional chemists.
A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success 50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods? To find out, former Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, leading a team of young programmers developing new ideas. The Year Without Pants shares the secrets of WordPress.com's phenomenal success from the inside. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. Offers a fast-paced and entertaining insider's account of how an amazing, powerful organization achieves impressive results Includes vital lessons about work culture and managing creativity Written by author and popular blogger Scott Berkun (scottberkun.com) The Year Without Pants shares what every organization can learn from the world-changing ideas for the future of work at the heart of Automattic's success.