The Investor s Manifesto

The Investor s Manifesto
Author: William J. Bernstein
Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781118073766
Language: en
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A timeless approach to investing wisely over an investment lifetime With the current market maelstrom as a background, this timely guide describes just how to plan a lifetime of investing, in good times and bad, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Investor's Manifesto will help you understand the nuts and bolts of executing a lifetime investment plan, including: how to survive dealing with the investment industry, the practical meaning of market efficiency, how much to save, how to maintain discipline in the face of panics and manias, and what vehicles to use to achieve financial security and freedom. Written by bestselling author William J. Bernstein, well known for his insights on how individual investors can manage their personal wealth and retirement funds wisely Examines how the financial landscape has radically altered in the past two years, and what investors should do about it Contains practical insights that the everyday investor can understand Focuses on the concept of Pascal's Wager-identifying and avoiding worst-case scenarios, and planning investment decisions on that basis With The Investor's Manifesto as your guide, you'll quickly discover the timeless investment approaches that can put you in a better position to prosper over time.

The Taxable Investor s Manifesto

The Taxable Investor s Manifesto
Author: Stuart E. Lucas
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781119692034
Language: en
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The Taxable Investor's Manifesto: Wealth Management Strategies to Last a Lifetime is written for every investor with taxable wealth and every advisor who serves them. The Taxable Investor's Manifesto guides readers through a series of related topics, bringing clarity to complexity with an economy of words, while providing valuable and actionable advice at every turn. This remarkable book combines the deep industry knowledge of a seasoned practitioner with the communication skills of a leading educator. Author Stuart E. Lucas is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Wealth Strategist Partners, a firm that advises complex family enterprises, including his own. He also co-founded the University of Chicago’s Private Wealth Management program, now in its fourteenth year. Most investment books only address pre-tax headline returns, but individuals pay taxes. The incentives and disincentives of our tax system can have a dramatic impact on actual investment time horizons and returns. The Manifesto sensibly folds tax incentives into investment strategy in ways that can add profound value over a lifetime to actual results. It includes guidance on: How to keep a greater percentage of your profits with a higher probability of success and less effort Why it’s important to manage the intersection of investment, tax and estate planning How to compete for better long-term investment returns against tax-exempt investors. Whether you're a young professional or entrepreneur, a mid-career manager, a senior business executive, or a retiree this book will give you tools to enhance your net worth considerably. If you are an advisor, studying and implementing Lucas's advice will strengthen your business and make your clients happier.

7 MISTAKES EVERY INVESTOR MAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

7 MISTAKES EVERY INVESTOR MAKES  AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
Author: Joachim Klement
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Harriman House Limited
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780857197719
Language: en
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Every investor makes mistakes. Private or professional, amateur or experienced, there is no exception. And many of these are common mistakes. Whether or not they want to admit it, many investors have committed the same errors. How can you avoid these mistakes? How can you distinguish yourself as an investor and improve your performance? Joachim Klement, research analyst and former Chief Investment Officer with 20 years’ experience in financial markets, has the answers. Seven Mistakes Every Investor Makes (And How To Avoid Them) calls upon years of experience and scientific research to deliver expert insight into the most common mistakes plaguing investors. From there, Klement outlines his personal tools and techniques, developed, refined and successfully implemented over many years in the finance industry, to help avoid and mitigate such mistakes. His ultimate aim: to help you help yourself. The mistakes covered include forecasting, short- and long-term orientation, repeating past errors, confirmation bias, not delegating to experts, and blind trust of traditional assumptions. Seven Mistakes Every Investor Makes (And How to Avoid Them) is a must-have guide for every investor. Packed with scientific research and personal wisdom, this book draws together the most common investing mistakes in order to practically reveal how to overcome and eliminate them. Don’t make another avoidable mistake by missing out on this book.

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution

Manifesto for a Moral Revolution
Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250222862
Language: en
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"An instant classic." —Arianna Huffington "Will inspire people from across the political spectrum." —Jonathan Haidt Longlisted for the Porchlight Business Book of the Year Award, an essential shortlist of leadership ideas for everyone who wants to do good in this world, from Jacqueline Novogratz, author of the New York Times bestseller The Blue Sweater and founder and CEO of Acumen. In 2001, when Jacqueline Novogratz founded Acumen, a global community of socially and environmentally responsible partners dedicated to changing the way the world tackles poverty, few had heard of impact investing—Acumen’s practice of “doing well by doing good.” Nineteen years later, there’s been a seismic shift in how corporate boards and other stakeholders evaluate businesses: impact investment is not only morally defensible but now also economically advantageous, even necessary. Still, it isn’t easy to reach a success that includes profits as well as mutually favorable relationships with workers and the communities in which they live. So how can today’s leaders, who often kick off their enterprises with high hopes and short timetables, navigate the challenges of poverty and war, of egos and impatience, which have stymied generations of investors who came before? Drawing on inspiring stories from change-makers around the world and on memories of her own most difficult experiences, Jacqueline divulges the most common leadership mistakes and the mind-sets needed to rise above them. The culmination of thirty years of work developing sustainable solutions for the problems of the poor, Manifesto for a Moral Revolution offers the perspectives necessary for all those—whether ascending the corporate ladder or bringing solar light to rural villages—who seek to leave this world better off than they found it.

The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto
Author: Atul Gawande
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Metropolitan Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781429953382
Language: en
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The New York Times bestselling author of Being Mortal and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

This Could Be Our Future

This Could Be Our Future
Author: Yancey Strickler
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525560838
Language: en
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A vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values that make life worth living, from the cofounder of Kickstarter. Western society is trapped by three assumptions: 1) That the point of life is to maximize your self-interest and wealth, 2) That we're individuals trapped in an adversarial world, and 3) That this is natural and inevitable. These ideas separate us, keep us powerless, and limit our imagination for the future. It's time we replace them with something new. This Could Be Our Future is about how we got here, and how we change course. While the pursuit of wealth has produced innovation and prosperity, it also established an implicit belief that the right choice in every decision is whichever option makes the most money. The answer isn't to get rid of money; it's to expand our concept of value. By assigning rational value to other values besides money--things like community, purpose, and sustainability--we can refocus our energies to build a society that's generous, fair, and ready for the future. By recalibrating our definition of value, a world of scarcity can become a world of abundance. Hopeful but firmly grounded, full of concrete solutions and bursting with creativity, This Could Be Our Future brilliantly dissects the world we live in and shows us a road map to the world we are capable of making.

Infinite Returns

Infinite Returns
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Release: 2022-05-31
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 480
ISBN: 161268114X
Language: en
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We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims." - R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER In Infinite Returns, Robert--with Kim and their top-notch team of Advisors--delves into how the economic and social climate of 2020 has set the stage for a decade of unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities. He draws on his study of Bucky Fuller for vision and guidance as well as noted economists in comparing and contrasting economic theories, and looks to the future, the decade ahead, through the lens of 'cosmic accounting.' Kiyosaki uses lessons from the past to envision the future and peppers that vision with doses of today's reality... while never losing sight of the power of optimism and the individual's power to affect change--in themselves and in our world. The book includes chapters from Kim, the Rich Dad Advisors, and the Rich Dad business team who offer insights on how to achieve infinite returns: Ken McElroy, Blair Singer, Garrett Sutton, Andy Tanner, Tom Wheelwright, Josh and Lisa Lannon, John MacGregor, Mona Gambetta, and Doctors Radha Gopalan and Nicole Srednicki.

The INSURTECH Book

The INSURTECH Book
Author: Sabine L.B VanderLinden,Shân M. Millie,Nicole Anderson,Susanne Chishti
Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781119362241
Language: en
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The definitive compendium for the Insurance Digital Revolution From slow beginnings in 2014, InsurTech has captured US$7billion in investment since 2010 — a 10% annual compound growth rate is predicted until at least 2020. Three in four insurance companies believe some part of their business is at risk of disruption and understanding the trends, drivers and emerging technologies behind Insurance’s Digital Revolution is a business-critical priority for all growth-minded firms. The InsurTech Book offers essential updates, critical thinking and actionable insight — globally — from start-ups, incumbents, investors, tech companies, advisors and other partners in this evolving ecosystem, in one volume. For some, Insurance is either facing an existential threat; for others, it is a sector on the brink of transforming itself. Either way, business models, value chains, customer understanding and engagement, organisational structures and even what Insurance is for, is never going to be the same. Be informed, be part of it. Learn from diverse experiences, mindsets and applications of technologies Discover new ways of defining and grasping growth opportunities Get the inside track from innovators, disruptors and incumbents Be updated on the evolution of InsurTech, why it is happening and how it will evolve Explore visions of the future of Insurance to help shape yours The InsurTech Book is your indispensable guide to a sector in transformation.

The Mobile Home Park Manifesto

The Mobile Home Park Manifesto
Author: Glenn D Esterson
Release: 2019-12-13
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1673921922
Language: en
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The mobile home park industry might be the last thing you ever thought of investing in. It likely wasn't even on your investment radar until the last couple of years. The MHP niche is one of the last real estate verticals that still has all the right fundamentals for a highly profitable situation. If you are looking for a painless, brainless, easy-peasy investment, you might want to return this book and get a refund. MHP investing is not for the faint of heart and many have lost in this game, but many more have made millions in a very short time by following some simple yet uncommon rules.Achieving near 20% returns in year 1 happens every day, in year 2 north of 30%, and final exits can be more than 3-5 times what you have into it in just a few years, if done properly. The risk exposure however is high and often you will need to bring a good amount of capital above and beyond the purchase price of the park to fix all the deferred maintenance and the general "ugly" on your new investment.It is my goal that this guide provides readers with useful and actionable insight to operating a mobile home park. This book has been created for simply one thing, to help you be more successful in the MHP world. I know I wish I had a book on it when I bought my first park in 2004 because I probably wouldn't have purchased that particular park.I have been a salesman for nearly my entire life, starting in grade school. I would buy candy at wholesale prices and sell those gumdrops and lollipops to my fellow students for above retail value. As an adult I have been a mobile home park owner and operator, a commercial real estate broker for nearly two decades and a lifelong entrepreneur. I have had successful businesses in Shiitake Farming, Cannabis industry, Direct investments and traditional property management in some of the hardest hoods in the south. I have found my purpose through helping others achieve financial freedom by being the best advisor I can be. I have helped countless clients acquire and dispose of their investment vehicles over my career and take pride in being one of the most informed brokers in my industry.If you are thinking of entering the MHP world or if you are already well-immersed in the industry, I want to help you. I want to see you succeed. I want to help you achieve financial freedom. I want to be so useful to you that I am your first call for anything MHP related. I have been through more transactions, more market cycles and more ups and downs than your typical commercial broker because I am not your typical broker, I am a tried and true advisor for the MHP industry. By the end of this book you should have a more comprehensive understanding of the industry, the tools to navigate the industry and the know-how on implementing winning strategies from the start. There is a steep learning curve in this business, and I aim to help you achieve a stable footing in what is currently the wild west of real estate.It is not too late to still get a good deal. The industry is still ripe for the picking if you know where to look and how to negotiate. Don't be tricked to jumping in to just any deal as all deals are not created equal. The information in this book should help assist you in becoming able to confidently evaluate a deal and recognize the opportunities and pitfalls of each deal. And, if you still need more help, please do not hesitate to call me for no-nonsense guidance. The advisory services I provide are free so don't be afraid to contact me. Like I said earlier, I want to be so useful for you that I am your first call for anything MHP related. Good luck and good hunting!

Zucked

Zucked
Author: Roger McNamee
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780525561361
Language: en
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One of the Financial Times' Best Business Books of 2019 The New York Times bestseller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society—and sets out to try to stop it. If you had told Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career as an investor, but few things had made him prouder, or been better for his fund's bottom line, than his early service to Mark Zuckerberg. Still a large shareholder in Facebook, he had every good reason to stay on the bright side. Until he simply couldn't. Zucked is McNamee's intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world's most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It's a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author's dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face. And then comes the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee's shock, even still Facebook's leaders duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travelers who share his concern, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly—to our public health and to our political order. Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it's also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, just at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. Like Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, Roger McNamee happened to be in the right place to witness a crime, and it took him some time to make sense of what he was seeing and what we ought to do about it. The result of that effort is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.

The Bogleheads Guide to Retirement Planning

The Bogleheads  Guide to Retirement Planning
Author: Taylor Larimore,Mel Lindauer,Richard A. Ferri,Laura F. Dogu
Release: 2011-02-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780470919019
Language: en
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The Bogleheads are back-with retirement planning advice for those who need it! Whatever your current financial situation, you must continue to strive for a viable retirement plan by finding the most effective ways to save, the best accounts to save in, and the right amount to save, as well as understanding how to insure against setbacks and handle the uncertainties of a shaky economy. Fortunately, the Bogleheads, a group of like-minded individual investors who follow the general investment and business beliefs of John C. Bogle, are here to help. Filled with valuable advice on a wide range of retirement planning issues, including some pearls of wisdom from Bogle himself, The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning has everything you need to succeed at this endeavor. Explains the different types of savings accounts and retirement plans Offers insights on managing and funding your retirement accounts Details efficient withdrawal strategies that could help you maintain a comfortable retirement lifestyle Addresses essential estate planning and gifting issues With The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning, you'll discover exactly what it takes to secure your financial future, today.

The Birth of Plenty How the Prosperity of the Modern Work was Created

The Birth of Plenty  How the Prosperity of the Modern Work was Created
Author: William J. Bernstein
Release: 2010-07-12
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780071760805
Language: en
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“Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed.” John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group Bernstein is widely respected as author of the bestseller, The Intelligent Asset Allocator Identifies and explains the four conditions necessary for human progress

The Little Book of Main Street Money

The Little Book of Main Street Money
Author: Jonathan Clements
Release: 2009-05-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0470522267
Language: en
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"A gem from one of the most brilliant minds in personal finance." — Ben Stein, author, actor, TV personality, and New York Times columnist In a financial world gone mad, you still need to manage your money, put your kids through college, and save for retirement. To the rescue comes Jonathan Clements with 21 easy-to-follow rules to help you secure your financial future. Clements has spent a quarter century demystifying Wall Street for ordinary, real people on Main Street, including more than thirteen years as the Wall Street Journal's hugely popular personal-finance columnist. In The Little Book of Main Street Money, Clements brings us back to basics, with commonsense suggestions for intelligent money management. Chock-full of financial guidance that will stand up in any market, the book also reflects a financial philosophy that Clements has developed over a lifetime of watching Wall Street and writing about money—and that is even more important in the current volatile market. From the big picture (home, retirement, financial happiness) to the micro (taxes, inflation, investment costs), he offers clear-cut advice for taking control of your financial life, detailing the strategies needed to thrive in today's tough economic times. The 21 truths outlined throughout this book are a guiding light for everyone, young and old, whether starting out or soon retiring. Each chapter reads like a Clements column—clear, pithy, and feisty. From the obvious to the counterintuitive, the truths will bolster your returns, cut your costs, and give you financial peace of mind. Collectively, the 21 truths show you how to think about your entire financial life—not just stocks and bonds, but your home, your debts, your financial promises to your children, your income-earning ability, and so much more. They will help you not only survive today's treacherous financial terrain, but also prepare you for success tomorrow. Renowned for his spirited writing and shrewd investment guidance, Clements is the sane voice investors need to stay grounded in the midst of so much financial insanity.

The New Economics

The New Economics
Author: Steve Keen
Release: 2021-11-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781509545308
Language: en
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In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the wall of Wittenberg church. He argued that the Church’s internally consistent but absurd doctrines had pickled into a dogmatic structure of untruth. It was time for a Reformation. Half a millennium later, Steve Keen argues that economics needs its own Reformation. In Debunking Economics, he eviscerated an intellectual church – neoclassical economics – that systematically ignores its own empirical untruths and logical fallacies, and yet is still mysteriously worshipped by its scholarly high priests. In this book, he presents his Reformation: a New Economics, which tackles serious issues that today's economic priesthood ignores, such as money, energy and ecological sustainability. It gives us hope that we can save our economies from collapse and the planet from ecological catastrophe. Performing this task with his usual panache and wit, Steve Keen’s new book is unmissable to anyone who has noticed that the economics Emperor is naked and would like him to put on some clothes.

Innovating

Innovating
Author: Luis Perez-Breva
Release: 2018-08-28
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780262536127
Language: en
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Innovating is for doers: you don't need to wait for an earth-shattering idea, but can build one with a hunch and scale it up to impact. Innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not one and the same, although aspiring innovators often think of them that way. They are told to get an idea and a team and to build a show-and-tell for potential investors. In Innovating, Luis Perez-Breva describes another approach—a doer's approach developed over a decade at MIT and internationally in workshops, classes, and companies. He shows that to start innovating it doesn't require an earth-shattering idea; all it takes is a hunch. Anyone can do it. By prototyping a problem and learning by being wrong, innovating can be scaled up to make an impact. As Perez-Breva demonstrates, "no thing is new" at the outset of what we only later celebrate as innovation. In Innovating, the process—illustrated by unique and dynamic artwork—is shown to be empirical, experimental, nonlinear, and incremental. You give your hunch the structure of a problem. Anything can be a part. Your innovating accrues other people's knowledge and skills. Perez-Breva describes how to create a kit for innovating, and outlines questions that will help you think in new ways. Finally, he shows how to systematize what you've learned: to advocate, communicate, scale up, manage innovating continuously, and document—“you need a notebook to converse with yourself,” he advises. Everyone interested in innovating also needs to read this book.

The Ages of the Investor

The Ages of the Investor
Author: William J. Bernstein
Release: 2012-08-28
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Pages: 47
ISBN: 1478227133
Language: en
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"The Ages of the Investor: A Critical Look at Life-cycle Investing" is intended to be the first installment in the "Investing for Adults" series. Just as grown-ups do not believe in the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus, “Investing adults” know that there is no such creature as the Stock-picking Fairy or the Market-timing Fairy. Further, there is no Risk Fairy who will write you cheap options that will protect your stock holdings against loss. Investing adults are familiar with Gene Fama, Zvi Bodie, Jack Bogle, and Burton Malkiel, and understand that a mean variance optimizer does not blend vegetables. In other words, this series is not for beginners. Future topics will, with luck, include the limits of market efficiency and diversification in increasingly non-segmented global markets.

Own the World

Own the World
Author: Aaron Anderson
Release: 2009-02-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780470455142
Language: en
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Global investing isn't new. In fact, investors have been looking to overseas markets for hundreds of years, and with good reason. A global portfolio can bestow innumerable rewards on the savvy investor, yet many US investors remain woefully under-exposed to foreign equities. Despite the fact that US equity markets make up less than half of world markets, only a small portion of our investment dollars are allocated overseas. Even the most sophisticated investors have been deterred by misconceptions about the risks associated with owning foreign stocks or a lack of information about foreign markets. But the notion investment options are limited by borders is antiquated and downright detrimental to successful investing. Once considered the playground of only the ultra-rich or institutional investors, global investing is fast becoming not only possible, but a necessity, for every investor. As part of Fisher Investments Press, Own the World introduces readers to the vast advantages of seeking investment opportunities all over the planet. Own the World provides investors with tools to build a global portfolio and points out potential hurdles to avoid. It also educates readers on the nuts and bolts of foreign markets, how to easily understand them, and vehicles for investing there. By detailing the vast and currently underappreciated benefits of global investing and the distinct advantages of a global approach, as well as common pitfalls to avoid, Own the World can help readers to tread more confidently into global markets as they look to optimize their investment results.

UnHealthcare A Manifesto for Health Assurance

UnHealthcare  A Manifesto for Health Assurance
Author: Hemant Taneja,Stephen Klasko,Kevin Maney
Release: 2020-05-29
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781716936067
Language: en
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In UnHealthcare, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Hemant Taneja and Jefferson Health CEO Stephen Klasko, along with writer Kevin Maney, make a provocative case for a new data-driven, cloud-based category of healthcare called "health assurance." The authors show how health assurance can be built using today's technology, how it will help us all stay healthier at less cost, and how data from health assurance services can help individuals and officials contain and manage deadly virus outbreaks such as Covid-19. More than just a thesis, UnHealthcare is a guide to how entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and policymakers can bring health assurance to the mainstream and finally develop a solution to America's healthcare debacle.

How to be Idle

How to be Idle
Author: Tom Hodgkinson
Release: 2007-06-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780141928548
Language: en
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How to be Idle is Tom Hodgkinson's entertaining guide to reclaiming your right to be idle. As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler, comes How to be Idle, an antidote to the work-obsessed culture which puts so many obstacles between ourselves and our dreams. Hodgkinson presents us with a laid-back argument for a new contract between routine and chaos, an argument for experiencing life to the full and living in the moment. Ranging across a host of issues that may affect the modern idler - sleep, the world of work, pleasure and hedonism, relationships, bohemian living, revolution - he draws on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche. His message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle. 'Well written, funny and with a scholarly knowledge of the literature of laziness, it is both a book to be enjoyed at leisure and to change lives' Sunday Times 'In his life and in this book the author is 100 per cent on the side of the angels' Literary Review 'The book is so stuffed with wisdom and so stuffed with good jokes that I raced through it like a speed freak' Independent on Sunday Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In spring 2011 he founded The Idler Academy in London, a bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which hosts literary events and offers courses in academic and practical subjects - from Latin to embroidery. Its motto is 'Liberty through Education'. Find out more at www.idler.co.uk.

Undiversified

Undiversified
Author: Ellen Carr,Katrina Dudley
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780231551533
Language: en
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Diversification is a core principle of investing. Yet money managers have not applied it to their own ranks. Only around 10 percent of portfolio managers—the people most directly responsible for investing your money—are female, and the numbers are even worse at the ownership level. What are the causes of this underrepresentation, and what are its consequences—including for firms’ and clients’ bottom lines? In Undiversified, experienced practitioners Ellen Carr and Katrina Dudley examine the lack of women in investment management and propose solutions to improve the imbalance. They explore the barriers that subtly but effectively discourage women from entering and staying in the industry at each point in the pipeline. At the entry level, the lack of visible role models discourages students from considering the field, and those who do embark on an investment management career face many obstacles to retention and promotion. Carr and Dudley highlight the importance of informal knowledge about how to navigate career tracks, without which women are left at a disadvantage in an industry that lionizes confidence. They showcase a diverse constellation of successful female portfolio managers to demystify the profession. Drawing on wide-ranging research, interviews with prospective, current, and former industry practitioners, and the authors’ own experiences, Undiversified makes a compelling case that increasing the number of women could help transform active investment management at a time when it is under threat from passive strategies and technological innovation.