Author :Winthrop H. Smith, Jr Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2014-08-20 ISBN 10 :9781118967614 Pages :608 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (761 users download)
Summary Book Review Catching Lightning in a Bottle by Winthrop H. Smith, Jr:
Download or read book Catching Lightning in a Bottle written by Winthrop H. Smith, Jr and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-08-20 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fascinating story behind the company that revolutionized thefinancial world Catching Lightning in a Bottle traces the completehistory of Merrill Lynch and the company's substantial impact onthe world of finance, from the birth of the once-mighty company toits inauspicious end. Throughout its ninety-four year history,Merrill Lynch revolutionized finance by bringing Wall Street toMain Street, operating under a series of guidelines known as thePrinciples. These values allowed the company to gain the trust ofsmall investors by putting the clients' interests first, driving abusiness trajectory that expanded capital markets and fueled thegrowth of the American post-war economy. Written by the son ofMerrill Lynch co-founder Winthrop H. Smith, this book describes thecreation and evolution of the company from Charlie Merrill'sone-man shop in 1914 to its acquisition by Bank of America in2008. Author Winthrop H. Smith Jr. spent twenty-eight years at thecompany his father co-founded, bringing a unique perspective tobear in telling the story of the company that democratized thestock market and eventually fell from its lofty perch. Learn why the industry initially scoffed at Charles Merrill's"radical" investment ideas Discover the origin of the Principles, and how they droveoperations for nearly a century Find out why the author left a successful Wall Street career,and why it was such a smart move Examine the culture and values that built Merrill Lynch intoone of the world's most successful and respected companies Revolutionary vision is rare, and enduring success is even moreso. When a single organization demonstrates both of thosecharacteristics, it is felt throughout the world. Discover thefascinating story behind Merrill Lynch and the men who built itfrom an insider's perspective in Catching Lightning in aBottle.
Summary Book Review Catching Lightning Without the Bottle by Timothy F. Bouvine:
Download or read book Catching Lightning Without the Bottle written by Timothy F. Bouvine and published by . This book was released on 2014-05-17 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Blake Benson was a star catcher in his prime. Now he's addicted to alcohol and finds himself in the unenviable position of third stringer with the Chicago Cubs team as it enjoys a 10-game lead heading into the home stretch of the season. Drunk and late once too many times, Benson is kicked off the team in "Hotlanta" Georgia and sent packing to rehab...or so he thinks. The team plane crashes outside St. Louis and everyone perishes. Benson is the only remaining team member on the roster. He is given a chance to rebuild the team as player/manager and reconstruct an alcohol-free life. Benson struggles with the temptation of the bottle and the management of an unruly bunch of rejects, has-beens like himself, and some awesome rookie talent as he tries to win the division against the streaking, hot, and well-managed St. Louis Cardinals. It's a race to the end of the season where awesome self-discoveries await.
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Summary Book Review The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W. P. Kinsella:
Download or read book The Iowa Baseball Confederacy written by W. P. Kinsella and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2003 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: His quest to prove that the world-champion Chicago Cubs of 1908 met the amateur Iowa Baseball Confederacy in an epic game of more than two thousand innings brings Gideon Clarke and his friend Stan in touch with destiny. Reprint.
Summary Book Review How Willa Got Her Groove Back by Emily McKay:
Download or read book How Willa Got Her Groove Back written by Emily McKay and published by Entangled: Crush. This book was released on 2016-02-22 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Willa Schofer’s father comes home from a business trip with an über-famous new fiancée, Willa’s senior year blows up in paparazzi-fueled flames. Overnight, she has a new house, a new car, and a new soon-to-be stepbrother—the unbelievably hot, unbelievably arrogant, Finn McCain. Thank god he’s constantly pushing her buttons, or she might do something irresponsible. Like fall for the jerk. Just when Willa’s decided to avoid him for, oh, ever, Finn lands in the center of her senior project team. Seriously—how hard is it to shake a guy? At least her work on the project snagged the attention of the (second) hottest guy in school. He might only be into her because of her famous stepmom, and he’s not quite as exciting as a certain annoying housemate, but at least she’s allowed to crush on the guy. Because crushing on your annoying stepbrother? So not cool. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains an unbelievably hot bad boy, an unbelievably famous actress, and all the drama that comes with adding both to your family. Oh, and a forbidden flirtation with a soon-to-be stepbrother. The Willa and Finn duology is best enjoyed in order. Series Order: #1: How Willa Got Her Groove Back #2: Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas The Willa and Finn duology is part of the larger, multi-authored Creative HeArts Series, which can be read out of order. If you loved Willa and Finn's stories, you'll love the complete series set at Austin NextGen Academy, including: #1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru #2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back #3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance #4 - The Secret Life of a Dream Girl #5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door #6 - Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas
Summary Book Review Surgeons of Terror II by Ron Wootters:
Download or read book Surgeons of Terror II written by Ron Wootters and published by Virtualbookworm Publishing. This book was released on 2005-12-01 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This time the Team & Board are stretched to their max when they take on a project that tries to prevent a war. Projects take the clandestine anti-terrorist group to countries and islands around the world. Blue Jay & Bean sort of bend the 'no activity on U.S. soil directive' when they perform a little favor for their old boss at CIA and deal with an Al-Qaida situation in New York City.
Summary Book Review Similes Dictionary by Elyse Sommer:
Download or read book Similes Dictionary written by Elyse Sommer and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 660 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—this reference will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find the perfect simile, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Simile Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping readers find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, and or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the similes found in this collection, where pithy and poetic sayings are “as plentiful as blackberries” (Shakespeare) and quotes are “as useful as a Swiss army knife” (anonymous), will inspire anyone.
Summary Book Review Master of Marketing Measurement by Allan R. Kuse:
Download or read book Master of Marketing Measurement written by Allan R. Kuse and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-25 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of papers focusing on the contributions of Margaret Henderson Blair, a pioneer in advertising and marketing practice and a champion of high quality, managerially relevant marketing research, provides insights into effective advertising. It captures five decades of Blair’s thoughts about the critical roles of the message in advertising, the necessity of reliable and valid measurement of advertising effects, and the centrality of persuasion as an outcome of advertising. Her thoughts are backed up by careful and readable research. Introductory chapters and editors’ comments prior to each chapter provide context to the collection as a whole and Blair’s individual presentations and papers are the heart of the book. It will appeal to advertising and marketing professionals who are seeking specific guidance for planning advertising and justifying expenditures, as well as marketing academics and scholars interested in the history of advertising.
Download or read book The Shift written by Tory Johnson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-09-10 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This inspiring #1 bestseller is a gutsy look at what it takes to undo a lifetime of self-sabotaging habits and feel great about the change and yourself. Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson is all about helping women make great things happen. And after a lifetime of obesity, of failing at fad diets and sporadic health programs, Tory was ready to make great things happen for herself -- making the shift by recognizing that it was time to lose weight once and for all, and do it her way. In twelve months, she lost more than 60 pounds, and for the first time shares what she learned, what she ate and how she changed in The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life, her most personal book yet. In this updated trade paperback edition, Tory Johnson adds a look back at the amazing response her Shift has brought from thousands of people across the country, shares additional lessons learned in the year following the book's publication, and includes the stories of "Shifters" -- readers so inspired by her book they have made their own life-changing Shifts.
Summary Book Review No Ordinary Woman by Angela Penrose:
Download or read book No Ordinary Woman written by Angela Penrose and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biography of one of the most under-rated economists of the 20th century, whose remarkable and eventful life paralleled key events of her time. Edith Penrose's work is now the cornerstone of current thought on business strategy and entrepreneurship.
Summary Book Review The Minds Behind Adventure Games by Patrick Hickey, Jr.:
Download or read book The Minds Behind Adventure Games written by Patrick Hickey, Jr. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-01-31 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • “Welcome to the journey. At each chapter you’ll have two paths to choose from. One is to continue on to the next chapter. The other is to put the book down and play the game. Follow the first option each time. I guarantee that when you finish reading the book and play the games they’ll be more fun because you’ll appreciate what went into the creation of them.”—Leonard Herman, author of Phoenix IV: The History of the Videogame Industry • “Patrick delivers a refreshingly sober look at video game development through the context of his interviews. The stories these legends of the game industry tell are full of disappointment and excitement – failure and success. The stuff video games are made of. The stuff of life.”—Jeffrey Paquette, designer, KROOM • “Patrick Hickey Jr. doesn’t just parrot off the facts like other books in the field, he does his homework, digs deep, and asks the right kind of questions. When you read this book chock full of interviews with those in-the-know you will undoubtedly be pleased!”—Michael Thomasson, author of Downright Bizarre Games: Video Games that Crossed the Line Featuring interviews with the creators of 31 popular video games—including Grand Theft Auto, Strider, Maximum Carnage and Pitfall—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the origins of some of the most enjoyable and iconic adventure games of all time. Interviewees recount the endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of working with mega-publishers, the growth of the adventure genre, and reveal the creative processes that produced some of the industry's biggest hits, cult classics and indie successes.
Summary Book Review George Perez Storyteller by Christopher Lawrence:
Download or read book George Perez Storyteller written by Christopher Lawrence and published by Dynamite. This book was released on 2006-02-01 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ultimate retrospective on the stunning career of comic genius and Eisner winner George Perez covers his 30-year career in comics! Includes never-before-seen art, sketch material from all of his major projects: Avengers, Fantastic Four, Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman, I-Bots, Ultraforce, and Sachs & Violens!
Summary Book Review Golf Is . . . by Paul Dickson:
Download or read book Golf Is . . . written by Paul Dickson and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2013-10-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enhanced by historical and modern photographs, this gift book collects witty, incisive golf-related quotations. Sources range from duffers to pros, including Wodehouse, Chesterton, Churchill, Hogan, and many others.
Summary Book Review Beat the Crowd by Kenneth L. Fisher:
Download or read book Beat the Crowd written by Kenneth L. Fisher and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-03-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Train your brain to be a real contrarian and outsmart the crowd Beat the Crowd is the real contrarian’s guide to investing, with comprehensive explanations of how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts – and why it works more often than not. Bestselling author Ken Fisher breaks down the myths and cuts through the noise to present a clear, unvarnished view of timeless market realities, and the ways in which a contrarian approach to investing will outsmart the herd. In true Ken Fisher style, the book explains why the crowd often goes astray—and how you can stay on track. Contrarians understand how headlines really affect the market and which noise and fads they should tune out. Beat the Crowd is a primer to the contrarian strategy, teaching readers simple tricks to think differently and get it right more often than not. Discover the limits of forecasting and how far ahead you should look Learn why political controversy matter less the louder it gets Resurrect long-forgotten, timeless tricks and truths in markets Find out how the contrarian approach makes you right more often than wrong A successful investment strategy requires information, preparation, a little bit of brainpower, and a larger bit of luck. Pursuit of the mythical perfect strategy frequently lands folks in a cacophony of talking heads and twenty-four hour noise, but Beat the Crowd cuts through the mental clutter and collects the pristine pieces of actual value into a tactical approach based on going against the grain.
Summary Book Review The Combat Position by Christopher Brennan:
Download or read book The Combat Position written by Christopher Brennan and published by Fire Engineering Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Firefighting is combat and should be viewed as a warrior's calling. Firefighters put themselves in harm's way to protect others, a selflessness rooted in the same noble drive as the military warriors who defend our nation. This book about combat is meant to be a guide for those who seek to follow a warrior's path, the path of the fire service warrior. Today's firefighter must be a warrior who will unflinchingly put his very life in harm's way to accomplish a mission, but who is also fully informed about the path being chosen. Embracing the philosophy of the fire service warrior, and striving for the ready position--the synthesis of physical and mental readiness that allows for optimum fireground performance--can reduce firefighter injuries and fatalities. The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness will be an invaluable tool for firefighters, company officers, chief officers, and instructors.
Summary Book Review Dead Girl Walking by Chris Brookmyre:
Download or read book Dead Girl Walking written by Chris Brookmyre and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-01-22 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sixth book in the Jack Parlabane series, from author Christopher Brookmyre. Life is dangerous when you have everything to lose. Famous, beautiful and talented, Heike Gunn has the world at her feet. Then, one day, she simply vanishes. Jack Parlabane has lost everything: his journalism career, his marriage, his self-respect. A call for help from an old friend offers a chance for redemption - but only if he can find out what happened to Heike. Pursued by those who would punish him for past crimes, Parlabane enters the world of Heike's band, Savage Earth Heart, a group at breaking point. Each of its members seems to be hiding something, not least its newest recruit Monica Halcrow, whose possible relationship with Heike has become a public obsession. Monica's own story, however, reveals a far darker truth. Fixated on Heike from day one, she has been engulfed by paranoia, jealousy and fear, as she discovers the hidden price of fame. From Berlin to Barcelona, from the streets of Milan to remote Scottish islands, Parlabane must find out what happened before it's too late, all while the walls are closing in on him...
Download or read book Balance written by Ron Gallo and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2021-11-21 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Balance is a collection of (3) volumes of gems that Author Ron Gallo has dug up to provide spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God’s word, to balance oneself. They will catch any readers eye and keep their attention for many reasons, one of which the book in three volumes is all written differently from other books,, with a different format and flavor that gets more tastier with each turn of the page. Volume Three: Treasury of More Gems Here the author gives you more different insight with quick short gems of invaluable treasures that will leave the reader with many pearls that cannot be found in other books. The reader will treasure this (3) “Balance” volume set for a life time.