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.
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.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.
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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?
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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.
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If you want both results and relationships in your leadership style, this is your guide. Leadership doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming, but as a leader, you may feel it is both. The Square and the Triangle is the model to clear the clutter. To be a leader, you need to do two things: build relationships with people and get results. Simple yet powerful.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A chewed-up corpse high in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area leaves Colorado hunting guide Allison Coil mystified. Obvious signs suggest the dead man is the victim of a mountain lion attack, but Allison's instincts tell her otherwise. Miles away in down- town Glenwood Springs, a controversial candidate for US Senate is shot during a campaign stop as news-paper reporter Duncan Bloom watches, dodging the long-range gunfire.
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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.
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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.
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A giant wildfire is roaring through Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness. The massive blaze is wiping out Allison Coil's precious hunting grounds, and the flames have set their sights on the beautiful ranch owned by her boyfriend's family. Allison and longtime friend Trudy are shocked to learn that a body has been found in the fire ravaged forest - a friend who was a reclusive environmentalist with an unorthodox idea for the battle against global warming. Along with reporter Duncan Bloom, Allison burrows into an underground group of anti-government extremists.
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Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The lead character is a fireman named Montag who becomes disillusioned with the role of censoring works and destroying knowledge, eventually quitting his job and joining a resistance group who memorize and share the world's greatest literary and cultural works. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book.)
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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.
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In a selection of episodes from series two of the award-winning black comedy, Reenie and Vinnie are in charge of the charity shop, Tubbs and Edward are looking to find a 'no-tail' mate for son David and friendly butcher Hilary Briss is holding a soiree for patrons of his 'special stuff'. In series three, Pauline is released from HMP Clitclink and harbours dreams of running her own pen shop, joke peddlar Lance regrets dabbling in the murky world of illegal body parts and Geoff travels to London to become a stand-up comedian.
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