Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker.
"Informative and Engaging"
Stephen E. Ambrose draws from hundreds of interviews with US Army veterans and the brave Allied soldiers who fought alongside them to create this exceptional account of the day that shaped the twentieth century. D-Day is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities and triumphs of life are laid bare and courage and heroism come to the fore.
"This is an awesome story about the greatest day"
This book will help you flourish. With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in 10 years - and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is. Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. Seligman has led for 15 years, is different - it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition.
"A rambling tease."
A masterful account of today's money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Michael Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people thought was happening at the time, and then, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.
"Good - But you need to know what you are getting."
The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.
"Fascinating and boring"
In this up to the minute account of the current financial crisis, Dan Gross goes step by step through the timeline leading up to the October 2008 bail-out and explains what exactly happened. Using information and statistics only weeks old, he offers a thorough and enlightening analysis of where we all go from here.
"A witty and fun analysis"
Dr. Weil’s groundbreaking handbook for people who want to take control of their lives and their health presents the full spectrum of alternative healing practices, including holistic medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, and Chinese medicine, and outlines how they differ from conventional approaches. The philosophical basis for his work in integrative medicine and optimum health. Health and Healing draws on Weil’s own vast clinical and personal experience.
"Great book. Narration needs a bit of help."
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students is a high-impact student success course that benefits and sustains students in college and beyond. This program delivers a powerful blended learning experience designed to enhance student engagement, improve persistence, strengthen student learning, and increase retention and completion rates. In addition, the program provides students with the skills, tools, and mind-set they need to succeed in a global and ever-changing marketplace.
Here is a comprehensive resource for everything you need to know to maintain optimum health and treat common ailments. This landmark book incorporates Dr. Weil's theories of preventative health maintainence and alternative healing in one extremely useful reference guide, featuring general diet and nutrition information, as well as simple recipes, answers to listeners' most pressing questions, a catalog of home remedies, invaluable resources, and hundreds of practical tips.
"Worst Health Book Ever"
After Dr. Covey passed away on July 16, 2012, there was an outpouring of emotion for the loss of one of the world's great thinkers on success and leadership. His insightful, straightforward advice has given guidance to millions of people from all walks of life, demonstrating how each of us can control our own destiny. Among his many best-selling books are The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 8th Habit, Principle-Centered Leadership, and First Things First, all of which left a legacy unmatched in its motivational thrust.
"The Best from the Best!"
The Portable Coach is the closest possible thing to having the inventor of the personal coaching movement in your corner. A vigorous, highly encouraging blueprint for success, this audiobook will teach you a lively new way of honoring yourself and remaking the world on your own terms!
"Excellent tips from the Father of Professional Coaching"
Andrew Weil's best-selling, best-known book, Natural Health, Natural Medicine has been called "the bible of natural medicine" (Larry Dossey, M.D.) and "an immensely helpful guide, written with clarity and insight" (Deepak Chopra). Now, this exclusive audio excerpt helps listeners discover the essential preventive strategies they must develop in order to combat the major health issues that are threatening adults at an alarming rate.
John Naisbitt identifies the eight significant megatrends that characterize the Asia's unprecedented transformation, and that will have a profound influence on the way Asia and the West do business with each other for decades to come.
A look inside the fairness doctrine and its impact on politics and free speech in American talk radio.