Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders have known: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of our time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens - the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses - and brings to light a bonanza of vital new information.
In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world's most sophisticated satellite surveillance system.
"Why all the bad reviews?"
My name is George A. Stewart, I am 43 years old, and I worked for 12 years as a store manager for Burger King - a truly dead end job. I decided to quit and took up a job as a freight agent working under an established freight broker. My job included looking for new clients, taking orders, and matching shippers with carriers. In one year or so, I felt that I had enough experience and contacts to start my own firm. In this book I've outlined every step to becoming a successful freight broker - steps that anyone can understand and follow.
Be the Better Broker is a series of books that teaches the core principles of successful mortgage brokering. This volume focuses on the traits, habits, and skills to start forming before you enter the business. This is the top producer starter kit.
"Exactly the advice needed"
In this tense thriller, Christian Gillette, CEO of Everest Capital, is approached by a shadowy group representing vast wealth and vague motives. They're a politically conservative alliance interested in a partnership with Gillette's company. Then he's contacted by a charismatic liberal politician named Jesse Wood, who is about to announce his candidacy for president; Wood and his advisors want Gillette to run for vice president. But he's skeptical of both offers.
Today's global economy has a dark underbelly. Using cutting-edge technology and age-old techniques of deceit and manipulation, corporate spies are the hidden puppeteers of globalized business. In his gripping, alarming exposé, Eamon Javers recounts the sordid history of this hidden world - from Allan Pinkerton, the nation's first "private eye" through Howard Hughes's private CIA, to the shocking realities of a vast modern-day spying network with tentacles reaching into virtually every corner of the globe.
"Interesting but not riveting"
For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, coopt, and profit from government regulation. In The Power Brokers, Jeremiah Lambert maps this complex interaction from the late 19th century to the present day.
"Interesting narrative of a complex industry"
One fateful day, Brother Ty - a failed, alcoholic Wall Street trader who had retreated to a monastery - decided to let God be his broker. He saved his monastery and discovered the Seven and a Half Laws of spiritual and financial growth. Now, for the first time, Brother Ty reveals his secrets and tells you how you can get God to be your broker.
"An entertaining fiction"
"Best Grisham to date!"
What can a potential young broker just starting out do? In this audiobook, Patrick Kennedy describes methods by which a broker will be able to find out if this is a fight worth fighting. He will give you the tools in which you can keep up your motivation and not sweat the random events that may fool you into thinking you are off-course. Ultimately, he will provide you with a framework to hold yourself accountable to the thing that matters most: building your audiobook of business.
"Great selling book"
In the fall of 1992, America's national pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation.
A groundbreaking book that challenges Americans to reevaluate our views on how corruption and private interest have infiltrated every level of society.
Finn Harding (Mr. Finn to his clients) specializes in finding people who don't want to be found. Stripped of his PI license, Finn begins working for the type of clientele who operate in the shadows, pay in cash, and don't care if he's licensed or not. As Finn becomes ensnared in a plot to take over a black-market information brokerage, he finds himself and his family straddling the thin line between life and death.
"How All the Trouble Began."
Gracias a un indulto presidencial, Joel Backman es liberado tras seis años de confinamiento por uso indebido de una información altamente confidencial. Backman había obtenido un programa capaz de poner en peligro el sistema de vigilancia por vía satélite mas sofisticado del mundo, cuando dirigía un poderoso bufete de abogados, y era conocido como "El Intermediario".
"más o menos"
Ripped from today's headlines, Brian Haig's new novel finds Army lawyer Sean Drummond caught between duty to Washington's elite and the soldiers in Iraq. Dispatched to investigate the suicide of one of D.C.'s most influential defense officials, an ardent, early supporter of the war in Iraq, Drummond and his female partner find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between Washington's most influential power brokers and his own personal allegiance to the soldiers dying overseas.
"Where is Scott Brick?"
Investigative journalist Scott Carney has spent five years on the ground tracing the lucrative and deeply secretive trade in human bodies and body parts - a vast hidden economy known as the "red market".By turns tragic, voyeuristic, and thought-provoking, The Red Market is an eye-opening, surreal look at a little-known global industry and its implications for all our lives.
"Interesting and depressing"
It can feel like were swimming in a sea of corruption. It's unclear who exactly is in charge and what role they play. The same influential people seem to reappear time after time in different professional guises, pressing their own agendas in one venue after another. According to award-winning public policy scholar and anthropologist Janine Wedel, these are the powerful shadow elite, the main players in a vexing new system of power and influence.
"Watergate in 2010"
Reunited with estranged husband and undercover cop Phil Broker, Nina Pryce takes an extended medical leave from the army to recover from the injuries - physical and psychological - she sustained at the hands of a vicious psychopath. The Broker/Pryce household relocates to a remote resort town of Glacier Falls, MN, where daughter Kit is enrolled in second grade at the local elementary school. Everyone assumes that Kit is adjusting well - until she punches Terry Clump, the terror of the second grade, in the face.
"I was waiting for another Broker novel."
The law of attraction is based on the idea that everything in the universe has a polarity, meaning that everything - from the food you eat to the people you talk to, to the things you say to the things you think - contains either a positive or a negative kind of energy. Notice that being with people who complain or rant a lot tends to make you feel bad, even though you're not exactly experiencing what they're going through - that's the law of attraction working its magic. When you focus on negative stuff, then more negative stuff will happen.
At an age when many entrepreneurs step back, Thomas Peterffy has thrown himself into building a marketing-intensive discount brokerage business and a new public persona.