In this dramatic portrait of legendary and, until now, secretive financier Carl Icahn, best-selling business writer Mark Stevens takes us behind the scenes of some of the biggest deals in U.S. corporate history. A fascinating tale with a cast of characters that includes Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, T. Boone Pickens, Dennis Levine, and most of the other key players of the '70s and '80s takeover era, King Icahn is the first biography of the business buccaneer who changed the course of corporate America.
"All hail the King!"
The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing listeners a curated masterclass in crime fiction. Each of these 19 tales, from Sherlock's first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge.
.P. Morgan once famously remarked, "Millionaires don't have astrologers. Billionaires do." For modern business professionals, the idea that what's in the stars might have some bearing on the very cut-and-dried, numbers-dominated corporate environment may seem pretty "out there." But time and time again, the science of astrology has been shown to provide uncanny insight into timing and trends.
Do you want to join the ranks of the top salespeople in your industry? Well, the rules have changed! No more diplomatic, play it by the old rules salesmanship. It's not enough to simply seek a saleï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿you must mount an overwhelming offense and move in for The Kill.
"The Sure Way to Sell!"
Splatter Capital shows how a subgenre of cinematic horror has developed a unique perspective on the cycles of capitalism. It argues that the messy brand of horror mobilized in gore or "splatter" films is extremely responsive to the internal contradictions that threaten the future sustainability of capitalist accumulation. And, while responding to the prospect of that end, splatter promotes an extant truth: capitalist accumulation is and always has been a nightmare of systematized bloodshed.
On the opening day of the hunting season in the Colorado Flat Tops wilderness, two men go missing. The first is a hunting guide. The second is an animal rights protester who believes his creative suicide will galvanize the animal rights movement. Hunting guide Allison Coil hears a distant rifle shot and sees just enough through the swirling snow to believe somebody knows something - and isn't coming forward. But what exactly did she see?
This BusinessWeek best seller from esteemed marketing guru Mark Stevens is an entertaining and useful guide to improving the way businesses promote themselves. Stevens attacks conventional marketing strategies with infectious zeal, making it crystal clear that most companies might as well throw their money away.
"Reinforces many ideas"
The Harvard Business School has its own boot camp, and you're the prize recruit. Let leading marketing consultant Mark Stevens teach you the strategies of the business world's most rewarding training program...without the big tuition pricetag.
"A commercial for Harvard"
The spark for Buried by the Roan, the second novel in the Allison Coil Mystery Series, is a dead hunter on the shore of Oyster Lake, deep in the Flat Tops Wilderness. Josh Keating's demise could be a case of a hunter drinking too much and stumbling late at night. Or it could be something much worse. Plenty of other strange things are going on to make hunting guide Allison Coil think the death is no accident. The future of the way of life in the rugged Colorado mountains is at stake.
"Took a little while to get going, but entertaining"
Both a revelation and a guide, Rich Is a Religion offers you a dramatically different view of how wealth is created and preserved by that enviable breed of people - famous and obscure - who truly have it. These individuals have a different way of seeing the world, in which their philosophy, principles, and belief system allows them to leverage opportunities that many others tend to miss. Stevens illuminates this previously untold approach and reveals why it works.
"Waste of time & money"
Laced with anecdotes based on the experiences of the author and the many others he has known, loved, mentored, coached, and partnered with, God Is A Salesman shows us how to translate powerful lessons from God into tools to help us achieve extraordinary success through better relationships and new dimensions in life.
Everyone manages someone or something: your own life and career, an administrative assistant, hundreds or thousands of people. How well or poorly you manage has a profound impact on your personal success. Mark Stevens makes the compelling point that, at any given time, everyone's management sucks. It can, however, be improved and rethought so you can move away from patterns and habits that you can easily fall victim to.
"Old school - in your face management"
Does your company go above and beyond to give companies a thrilling experience? Are you loved by your customers? Are your employees empowered to do whatever it takes to delight your customers? If not, then you face the risk that your customers will feel that your company is just ho hum—or, as we bluntly put it—your company sucks. But there’s an alternative.
When profits fall, dysfunction rises and morale flounders. According to Mark Stevens, author of Your Company Sucks: It’s Time to Declare War on Yourself, the first step of recovery is introspection. Mark asserts that great leaders pinpoint and take responsibility for their personal shortcomings and those of the company. Listen as he lays out the primary issues at the core of business failures, how to rectify them, combat complacency, and revive an organization.
Tonight on the program, a political update with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, hosts of With All Due Respect.
Next, a preview of Apple's media event with Henry Blodget, editor in chief of Business Insider; Steven Levy, editor in chief of Backchannel; Nicholas Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com; and Geoffrey Fowler, personal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal.
We conclude with a discussion about possible Russian attempts to break into electronic voting systems with Dana Priest of The Washington Post