Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you´ve ever met or anyone you´ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world´s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he´s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another-including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants-into something good and lasting. There´s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: ? Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. ? ´´Passion´´ is bull. What you need is personal energy. ? A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. ? You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: ´´This is a story of one person´s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.´´
The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America´s financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. 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 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 and 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 then-president of the Federal Reserve of New York, would tell Henry M. Paulson, the Treasury secretary, about the catastrophic crash the world´s financial system would experience. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, Too Big to Fail re-creates all the drama and turmoil, revealing neverdisclosed 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 with a cast of bold-faced names who themselves thought they were too big to fail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001371/bk_peng_001371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
RAPED: The Ann McCrystal Story (When the United Nations fails):Lulu. com Augustine Sherman
Building Insanely Great Products is dedicated to one goal: to help you learn how you can enhance the chances of product success and reduce product failure. Steve Jobs coined the term ´´building insanely great products´´ and this book, with many real-life examples, tells the story of what he meant by that phrase and how every organization can build insanely great products and services. Building Insanely Great Products covers the six keys to success, how to do market research, the importance of customer loyalty, innovation and design, using personas for development and not just marketing, determining the product´s value proposition, the correct way to prioritize product features, market sizing that works, market segmentation, product positioning, distribution strategy, product lifecycle framework and process, and the customer journey and digital transformation. As Steve Johnson, the grandfather of product management training says: ´´We´ve learned that companies often don´t know why they succeed and why they fail. Many rely on luck; too many rely on ´HIPPO´ - the highest paid person´s opinion. And if you don´t know why you succeed, you won´t know how to succeed again.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Fradin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079224/bk_acx0_079224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brand New for 2018: an updated edition featuring a new afterword to mark the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis The brilliantly reported New York Times bestseller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington to give the definitive account of the crisis, the basis for the HBO film ´´Too Big To Fail is too good to put down. . . . It is the story of the actors in the most extraordinary financial spectacle in 80 years, and it is told brilliantly.´´ -The Economist In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country´s most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow-by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world´s economy.
Divided We Fail:The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation Beacon Press Sarah Garland
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big:Kind of the Story of My Life Scott Adams