The Very, Very Rich provides revealing insights into the intriguing world of big money, recounting the spectacular success stories of 15 men who made it to the very, very top. In 1972, Max Gunther invited readers to take a journey with him through a gallery of America's most prominent millionaires. The inhabitants framed here are by no means merely ordinary millionaires though, as the minimum qualifying standard to be considered for inclusion is ownership of assets valued at $100 million or more (the equivalent of $500 million today). This classic is now nearly 40 years old but its value endures, since the key steps on the route to wealth do not change with time. These secrets can be learned from, adapted and applied by anyone today.
Profiles of the wealthiest people throughout history reveal a wide range of techniques for amassing a fortune, from outright plunder to the savvy use of modern technology. 35,000 first printing.
What is good luck and how can you attract it into your life? Bestselling author Richard Webster demystifies this age-old concept and shares 365 easy ideas anyone can use to increase their good fortune in every area of life. From acting on your hunches to using lucky charms, from carrying a badger’s tooth to random acts of kindness, the techniques presented in this entertaining and informative book are sure to tip the odds in your favor. With tried-and-true advice, unexpected tips, and everything you need to know about lucky days, numbers, months, and more, this easy-to-use guide is brimming with wise counsel for increasing your good luck.
Is trading stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate a form of investing? Precisely, is trading a security a form of investing? This book strives to let you answer this question. Not only that, it actually takes you through the rudimentary processes of trading them. It attempts to resolve the ambiguities surrounding trading and investing which discourages people from engaging in the act. It uses practical examples to show you how the money market and the capital markets can work to your advantage. The term “day-trading” is seen as precarious. But is it really? What if there were terms like “week-trading,” “month-trading” or even “year-trading” or more so, “decade-trading.” Then seemly precarious nature of trading will be removed. As a result the definitions of trading and investing begin to converge. Investing is the act of committing resources, especially, money to a venture to generate profits. The time element of investing can be as short as nano-seconds or as long as centuries or millenniums. Going by this, the infinitesimal timeline in trading securities should not make that venture any less than investing. So trading as this book considers transcends daily or hourly momentum: it also delves into far longer periods-decades and centuries. Whenever an investment product is bought and sold, it had been essentially “traded” irrespective of the time lapse.
Although basic facts about wealth inequality are no longer a mystery, we still know very little about who the wealthy are, how they got there, and what prevents other people from becoming rich. That is, we know very little about the process of wealth mobility. This book explores wealth by investigating some of the most basic questions about wealth mobility. How much mobility is there? Has the nature of mobility changed over time? Is entrepreneurship important? How much does inheritance matter? What other factors encourage or prevent wealth mobility, and how do these change over the course of a person's life?
In this book you will meet three dozen impatient people. They weren't satisfied with the slow, plodding, money-saving route to financial security, the safe route that most of us feel stuck with. They wanted instant wealth - and they got it. As Max Gunther points out, our folklore frowns on the idea of quick money. As in the fable about the race between a tortoise and a hare. "In the fable, the hare loses. The stories in this book are not fables. They are true. In these stories, the hares win." They are a richly varied lot, these happy hares. Gunther opens with a few dazzling millionaire legends, such as the man who invented Monopoly. You'll then meet fascinating characters such as: Harvey Shuster, who beat the stock market; Howard Brown, who decided to be rich and became a multi-millionaire within three years; and a group of men who made fast fortunes on fads such as the Hula Hoop and the Frisbee. These stores illustrate that the dream of quick money isn't such a ridiculous dream after all. Read these tales about hares who have won and when you have, maybe you'll decide to run with them.
Written in a lighthearted and humorous style, this comprehensive guide is ideal for the general reader with little math experience who wants to understand the concepts underlying everyday financial decisions. Organized for easy reference, this book provides the necessary tools to make informed decisions about investments, mortgages, insurance, cash flow, and risk-taking. "As Robert L. Hershey points out in his new book, 'All the Math You Need to Get Rich: Thinking With Numbers for Financial Success' . . . none of us can afford to maintain a phobia about math. ". . . I highly recommend Hershey's book because he uses examples . . . to walk you through the many different mathematical equations you'll need to understand such concepts as percentages, the time value of money, and compound interest. " . . . As Hershey says, 'Thinking with numbers helps you to plan ahead, so you'll have money now and money later, too.'" —Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, February 10, 2002
Book One Doctor Fronder and moss believed that they were on the verge of preventive mental diseases. Powerful forces blocked their success and cast Doctor Fronder into a strange world of voiceless. Book Two A beautiful young woman of questionable morals and a very wealth mother fight for the mothers son and then over business. The young one seems to win not the son, but the business. But does she? When the same plays out there are no winners. Book Three Those powerful forces have created a voiceless tribe. An evil attorney presents and works to free the voiceless tribe including its original member Dr. Fronder.
This is my second book. It is a sequel to my first book, Wings of the Bullet. It is called Back from Oblivion and into Reality. It is a continuation of the ongoing true story of Ralph (now I am using Rudy, my real nickname). Throughout history, teenagers like me have helped to bear the brunt of war. Many were killed. Others were wounded, some horribly. All, however, often came home to an unforgiving nation. In past wars, the young veterans came home from war and tried to blend into their new situations as best they could. Little lasting admiration or glory was theirs to help them through these difficult times of adjustment. Not until the end of WWII did our nation realize the dedication and sacrifice of its returning veterans. The people opened their hearts in appreciation. The Veterans Administration (VA) and many local and state agencies passed important legislations for the returning vets. Our Congress passed the GI Bill of Rights, which educated an entire generation and made our country the great nation it is today . . . In my second book, my sequel, I continue the ongoing true story. Changes of Fate During my lifetime, I have had experiences that had suddenly changed the direction of my life. I call them changes of fate. An example of this is in my first book, Wings of the Bullet. When I was seventeen, my friend and I and another boy, who wanted to come along with us, went to enlist in the navy; but without any intention to do so, we enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Years later, when I was in college, a bottle of beer changed me from being an accountant into being a teacher. When you read this book, you will learn how this happened. Think about your own life. Have you ever experienced a change of fate? If so, take note and think about other changes of fate you may have experienced. I began to identify more and more incidents that seemed to change the direction of my life. As you read my books, try doing the same. You may even want to make a list of them as I have started to do. I began to wonder, are these really real experiences or just a change of luck? Or are they a matter of coincidence or maybe your imagination, or could they be an act of divine providence? What do you think?
Clifford and Elaine Jessop were a suburban couple living in a penthouse in Chelsea. Not exactly high flyers but nevertheless they were career minded. Clifford held an important position with HM customs and Immigration. Elaine had just been promoted to Personal assistant to the MD of her company which specialised in processing and distributing high quality gems and diamonds. Their world was turned upside down when murder, kidnapping and mayhem suddenly shattered their peaceful lives. David has attempted to produce an "easy reading" story without omitting the suspense. Not exactly a "who done it" more of a "how will it end".
How to invest like the Very Rich illustrates the author's experience, knowledge and familiarity with the financial markets. It is skillfully written, clear and jargon-free. The historic references are timeless. Nelson W. Diebel, Jr., PhD Professor of History (retired) How to invest Like the Very Rich is an excellent, easy to understand, overview of financial investments written in an elegant style. Larry Bridwell, PhD Professor of Management Accounting Pace University This book puts a human face of the ghostly specter of money and finance. His historical references to the evolution of our system of financial markets demystify a rather complex international structure. Use his book as a compass to navigate your portfolio through the new millennium. Michael Servodidio, JD, CPA, CFP
Frederik Pohl, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Would Live Forever, is famous for his novels, but first and foremost, he is a master of the science fiction short story. For more than fifty years he has been writing incisive, entertaining SF stories, several hundred in all. Even while writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the other Heechee Saga novels, he has always written short fiction. Now, for the first time, he has gathered together the best of his many stories. Spanning the decades, these tales are in their way a living history of science fiction. Because Frederik Pohl has been on the frontlines of the field since the halcyon days of the late 1930s, and has written short stories in every decade since. And because he has always been a keen observer of the human condition and the world that is shaped by it, his stories reflect the currents of political movements, social trends, major events that have shaken the world . . . Yet at their core, all his stories are most acutely concerned with people. All sorts of people. Some are people you'll love, some you'll hate. But you will need to find out what happens to the people who inhabit these stories. Because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a depth and individuality that makes them as real as people you see every day. Of course, he also employs a mind-boggling variety of scientific ideas and science fictional tropes with which his characters must interact. And he does it all with seemingly no effort at all. That's some trick. Not everyone can do that . . . but that's why he was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by his peers in the Science Fiction Writers of America. Here are his two Hugo Award winning stories, "Fermi and Frost" and "The Meeting" (with C. M. Kornbluth), along with such classic novellas as the powerful "The Gold at the Starbow's End" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and stories such as "Servant of the People," "Shaffery Among the Immortals," and "Growing Up in Edge City," all finalists for major awards. And dozens of other wonderful tales, like "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and many others. Altogether, a grand collection of thought-provoking, entertaining science fiction by one of the all-time greats! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
LB Fraziers second book is a mystery that takes place in the mountain town of Julian, California. Although, the story is fictional, it is based on a real event that took place in another state. It is a tragic tale of a missing woman who had flown to Hawaii to attend an art seminar and never returnedor did she. A close friend comes to town to help the womans daughter search for her. She finds herself working with the local Sheriff of the small mountain town. The town is shocked to find out that there is a sociopath in their midst, as well as up-standing citizens of their town involved in one of the largest drug operations in the San Diego county.
Offers advice on investment strategy and risk management, clears up common misconceptions about the stock market, and discusses economic forecasts and long-range planning.
"Small's commentaries are graceful, informative, and seasoned by a very deep knowledge of Tongan culture. This book includes one of the sanest and most convincing arguments that I have read for experimentation in the writing of ethnography, which is...
This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means of writing. It is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers.
My Creature, My Love begins with a young girl's admiration and deep unrelenting reverence for a serpent she sees close to the foot of a cross on a mountaintop. An unnatural and consecrated attraction and adoration to a skillfully prepared stuffed rattlesnake she insisted her father buy for her in an antique shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico provides a morbid and suspenseful setting for this story. A bizarre and lurid companionship exists between the girl and the reptile. This communal love and veneration relationship is a very strong weapon she uses on anybody to have her own way, especially to hold her widowed father's love for herself and nobody else. Unlike the current-day portrayal of horror in movies and other media, My Creature, My Love conveys a suspenseful illustration of bestiality and the power it has when used to serve the willful desires of the main character.