Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind.
The 20th century marked an era of unprecedented progress, growth, and ingenuity. In this entertaining and intriguing collection of profiles, you meet 36 of the groundbreaking entrepreneurs who fueled this explosion of achievement and shaped our modern world. Radicals & Visionaries reveals the complete stories of both the legendary masters of enterprise and the unsung entrepreneurial heroes.
"Lot less exiting than the title"
The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duellist and gamester called "the Devil's Cub". But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister. Any only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her sibling from certain ruin.
"Lovely book but narrator missed the mark"
There are few businesses as glamorous as owning a bar or tavern. But you need to know a lot more than just how to mix drinks if you're going to succeed. Whether your dream is to own a cozy neighborhood watering hole or the hottest nightclub in town, this easy-to-use audio guide will tell you everything you need to know before you open your doors.
"Good Basic Information"
Hair salons and day spas across the country are making as much as $300,000 a year - and you can, too. Whether you want to start a small salon out of your home or open a full-blown day spa, this audio guide will explain how to succeed. You don't even have to be a stylist! If you've got strong business skills, you can open a salon/spa, rent space to stylists, then sit back and rake in the cash.
"Very detailed and Specific!"
A freight brokerage business is simple to start. You don't need any specialized education or previous knowledge of the shipping industry, and you can run your business out of your home.
"waste of time and money"
Whether your dream is to open a little cafe on the corner or the next hottest restaurant in town, this easy-to-use audio guide will tell you everything you need to know to carve off a healthy slice of this $500-billion-a-year industry. This guide will help you explore the ins-and-outs of starting and running a successful restaurant and five other specialty food-service businesses (pizzeria, coffeehouse, deli, bakery, and catering service).
Whether we're in an economic boom or a downturn, staffing is always a necessary business service. During boom times, companies scramble to find qualified employees as they grow. During slower times, businesses rely on temporary employees because they're unable to commit to hiring full-time staff. And through it all, staffing companies fulfill their needs by finding great workers and taking care of the extensive logistics: interviewing and hiring, payroll, government regulations, insurance, and more.
In today's complicated health-care industry, doctors find themselves buried under a daily avalanche of insurance forms. As a result, many are turning to billing experts to handle their paperwork, which means an incredible moneymaking opportunity for you! Startup costs are minimal: All you need is a computer, printer, Internet connection, claims-billing software and, of course, this comprehensive guide!
If you have construction experience or are simply handy around the house, a home inspection service could be the home-based business for you. This guide teaches you everything you need to know to start and run a lucrative home inspection service.
Make your fortune in the booming global marketplace! As a top import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe - all without leaving home. You don't need specialized training or experience to succeed; this guide teaches you everything you need to know to become a successful import/export professional.
If you're creative and love to shop, making gift baskets could be your path to financial independence. Both corporate customers and individuals have found gift baskets to be the perfect gift-giving solution, making it one of today's hottest businesses. Startup is easy: Your equipment needs are minimal, and you can work for home, full time or part time. Plus, gift baskets are fun to create and practically sell themselves!
Based on the best-selling marketing series in history, Guerrilla Marketing, this audiobook condenses the wisdom of the entire series into one easy-to-use package. Whether your goal is to develop a complete marketing plan or simply to improve your current marketing methods, this book will help you reach it. Every day, you'll get an action plan to follow, with all the marketing tips, methods, and ideas you need.
"A Mile Wide but an Inch Deep"
Low startup costs, minimal overhead, and the promise of repeat business (when things get cleaned, they usually get dirty again) make this one of the easiest and most profitable businesses to start. This guide is jam-packed with everything you need to successfully plan, start, and run your own cleaning service.
"Terrible, Juvenile, Assaultv on one's intelligence"
As a private consultant, you can turn the expertise and knowledge you already have into a successful business. This easy-to-use guide shows you how - from marketing yourself to billing for your time to planning for taxes and much more. This guide is chockfull of everything you need to know to become a well-paid consultant.
"Don't waste your money"
Do you dream of starting you own business in California? Then this must-have guide is for you. Its easy-to-understand approach to California business regulations and requirements simplifies the start-up process by cutting through the red tape that often entangles new entrepreneurs. Concise, friendly, and up-to-the-minute, it goes a step beyond generic business how-to books with a unique state-specific focus that covers everything you need to know to mine entrepreneurial gold in the Golden State.
Don't wait until someone else has the same idea: turn your invention into a moneymaking business! This guide will tell you how to turn your ideas and products into moneymaking ventures. It demystifies the process of bringing a product to market while explaining how to avoid the pitfalls that sink many would-be inventors.
"Skip This One"
History like you've never heard it before. A fascinating narrative about Ohio including entertainment, business, politics, sports, inventions, trivia, arts and literature, science and geography.
Do you dream of starting you own business in Texas? Then this must-have guide is for you. Its easy-to-understand approach to Texas business regulations and requirements simplifies the start-up process by cutting through the red tape that often entangles new entrepreneurs. Concise, friendly, and up-to-the-minute, it goes a step beyond generic business how-to books with a unique state-specific focus that covers everything you need to know to be a shining success in the Lone Star State.
G. Gordon Liddy's wit, wisdom, and no-holds-barred approach brought legions of devoted listeners to his daily radio program, and made his autobiography, Will, a monumental best seller. Now he brings the same inimitable style to When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country. Listeners will be alternately infuriated and amused - but always enthralled - as "The G-Man" reveals what has been wrought by liberal politicians, government bureaucrats, "enviro-radicals", "fulminating feminists", and many others.