People starting out in business tend to seek step-by-step formulas or rules, but in reality there are no magic bullets. Rather, says veteran company-builder Norm Brodsky, there's a mentality that helps street- smart entrepreneurs solve problems and pursue opportunities as they arise. Brodsky shares his hard-earned wisdom every month in Inc. magazine, in the hugely popular "Street Smarts" column he cowrites with Bo Burlingham. Now they've adapted their best advice into a comprehensive guide for anyone running a small business.
"This great audio was originally called The Knack!"
Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer a simple, four-step method for hiring with confidence, designed for everyone from the CEO on down. Who shows you how to avoid the most common pitfalls of hiring, how to identify "A Players" - people who can perform their job better than 90 percent of the candidates in their field - and how to make sure the best candidate will be excited to join your organization.
Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world - studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up - has enthralled investors and Wall Street aficionados for two decades. In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding the wildly successful Quantum Fund [omit George Soros], Rogers always had a restless curiosity to experience and understand the world around him.
"Jim Rogers tells it like it is"
Henni, the scribe of Stella Street (also the tallest girl in her new school) tells everything that happened when the new unfriendly neighbours (from hell) moved into 45 Stella Street. From the moment the newcomers they nicknamed The Phonies cruised down friendly old Stella Street in their silver Bentley turbo, there was trouble. They were all in it together: Henni, her best friend Zev, her loopy sister Danielle, little Frank who lives at 47 and his dog Briquette (aff aff aff aff) – but Henni tells it best.
The friends and neighbors of Stella Street have found the perfect camping spot - miles of forest all around, a grassy clearing, and a swift-moving stream with a lovely swimming hole. Six parents, five kids, one neighbor, and a blissed-out dachshund explore, build camp fires, and skinny-dip. It's the kind of magical place where nothing bad could happen. Well, except for the shady loggers who try to cut down some old-growth trees. And the juvenile delinquent who follows them from the city. And a horrendous storm...
She's beautiful, street-smart, and hoping to leave her troubled past behind her. Makedde Vanderwall has finished her studies and is ready to start practising as a forensic psychologist. She's also starting a new life in Australia with her detective boyfriend Andy Flynn. Hoping to scrape together some extra cash, Mak begins doing part-time work for an infamous Sydney PI.