Warren Buffett is a legend primarily for his investment philosophy. He isn´t concerned about the intricacies of the market, but instead focuses on the quality of the companies Berkshire Hathaway stands behind. Yet we know little about the leaders of the companies that Buffett handpicks. In Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffetts Top Business Leaders, author Ronald W. Chan founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital offers a behind-the-scenes look into the careers of Berkshire Hathaway executives who have both directly and indirectly contributed to the conglomerate´s success. Drawing on exclusive interviews from Berkshire leaders, Chan vividly describes how an exceptional group of managers has built a culture of achievement. With a keen eye for detail, he shows how their lessons can be applied for career success and personal fulfillment. Brimming with practical advice, the book will appeal to both executives and employees wanting to improve their leadership skills and work performance. Covering the career and life decisions of David Sokol of MidAmerican Energy, Cathy Baron-Tamraz of Business Wire, Dennis Knautz of Acme Brick, Randy Watson of Justin Brands, Stan Lipsey of Buffalo News, and many more, the book offers a wide range of business insights, philosophies, and strategies directly from leaders at the top of their fields. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Slocum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001563/bk_acx0_001563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain:Lessons from Warren Buffett´s Top Business Leaders Ronald Chan
A best-selling author and advertising veteran shares a life´s lessons from the ad trade. Dave Marinaccio, cofounder and the creative director of LMO Advertising, is a veteran of the industry who, as a young man starting out, studied stand-up at Second City in Chicago. He later wrote an international best seller, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek. His equally entertaining new audiobook takes us inside the world of advertising, offering stories and observations from his three decades at some of America´s best-known agencies, working with clients from Pizza Hut to the Holocaust Museum. In short, punchy chapters, Dave pulls back the curtain and shares his insights on how marketing decisions are made and other lessons. His topics range from logos, the big idea, and selling perfume to how we undervalue our gifts, to do-overs, celebrities, and ´´meetingsmanship´´. And more than a few lessons turn out to be apt not just for business but for our stressed-out lives. Admen, Mad Men, and How Advertising Really Works is written to be easily digestible by interns, CEOS, or anyone who has ever watched a television commercial or clicked on a banner ad. Irreverent, packed with useful information, and unflinchingly honest, it is a serious business book by a seriously funny man and a must for anyone who lives, works, or plays in today´s commercial culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025180/bk_adbl_025180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thursday Speeches pulls back the curtain to put listeners in the room with exclusive access to the compelling pregame speeches from one of the best college football coaches in history. The book reveals the exact words James used to inspire the Huskies to slay the football giants of his day. It features the inspiring stories and invaluable life lessons that Coach Don James used to transform the University of Washington football program from obscurity to the national championship during his legendary 18-year UW career. Two days before Christmas 1974, Don James seized the reins of a Washington football program in disarray. Immediately James challenged players to do the hard work necessary to get to the Rose Bowl. Some players laughed, reminding James that Washington hadn´t been to the Rose Bowl since 1963. James insisted on his vision. In his third season, the Huskies advanced to the Rose Bowl and - led by future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon - beat the heavily favored Michigan Wolverines. As but one measure of his coaching skill, Sports Illustrated once named the three best college football coaches in the country: number on, Don James; number two, Don James; number three, Don James. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Brinkley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047920/bk_acx0_047920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lessons on leadership and team building from Ohio State´s head football coach, drawing heavily on the 2014 season and his team´s remarkable run to the championship in the face of adversity. Since he took over at Bowling Green 14 years ago, Urban Frank Meyer III has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the annals of college football. With three national championships and a record of 142-26, he has achieved remarkable results with many teams. But it is Meyer´s recent work at The Ohio State University that has elevated him into the realm of such iconic coaching names as Paul (Bear) Bryant, Knute Rockne, and OSU´s own Woody Hayes. Never was that work more successful than in the 2014 season, which ended with Meyer´s Buckeyes capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship with a 42-20 victory over Oregon. That the triumph came with a third-string quarterback at the helm - and after OSU had suffered a brutal early season loss and endured the tragic loss of a teammate - only made the achievement that much more extraordinary. How did Ohio State, a school many thought did not even deserve to be in the playoffs, end up at the summit of college football? In Above the Line, Urban Meyer answers this question and many more. Pulling back the curtain on the high-profile, high-pressure world he operates in, he offers listeners a groundbreaking game plan for creating a culture of success that engages and inspires the people around them - the very game plan he followed every day in the Buckeyes´ historic 2014 season. A student of psychology long before he became a coach, Meyer believes that trust is the bedrock of great achievements and healthy relationships and explains how to build it, step by step - whether in a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Culp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002669/bk_peng_002669_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The classic guide to constructing a solid portfolio - without a financial advisor! ´´With relatively little effort, you can design and assemble an investment portfolio that, because of its wide diversification and minimal expenses, will prove superior to the most professionally managed accounts. Great intelligence and good luck are not required.” William Bernstein’s commonsense approach to portfolio construction has served investors well during the past turbulent decade - and it’s what made The Four Pillars of Investing an instant classic when it was first published nearly a decade ago. This down-to-earth book lays out in easy-to-understand prose the four essential topics that every investor must master: the relationship of risk and reward, the history of the market, the psychology of the investor and the market, and the folly of taking financial advice from investment salespeople. Bernstein pulls back the curtain to reveal what really goes on in today’s financial industry as he outlines a simple program for building wealth while controlling risk. Straightforward in its presentation and generous in its real-life examples, The Four Pillars of Investing presents a no-nonsense discussion of:The art and science of mixing different asset classes into an effective blend The dangers of actively picking stocks, as opposed to investing in the whole market Behavioral finance and how state of mind can adversely affect decision-making Reasons the mutual fund and brokerage industries, rather than your partners, are often your most direct competitors Strategies for managing all of your assets - savings, 401(k)s, home equity - as one portfolio Investing is not a destination. It is a journey, and along the way are stockbrokers, journalists, and mutual fund companies whose interests are diametrically opposed to yours. More relevant to 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott R. Pollak. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000837/bk_graw_000837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This best-selling book is my gift to all who strive to move beyond the boundaries of the material world and fully connect with God and the universe. (God is Source, Creator, Universal Intelligence, All That Ever Is and Ever Was.) (Author, Michelle Skaletski-Boyd, Intuitive, Speaker, and Clinical Transpersonal Hypnotherapist.) Perfect for those who are walking the path of spiritual awakening, this Words for the Soul: Heaven-Sent Life Lessons and Conversations with God, Volume One came to be after spiritual seekers throughout the world began requesting each short story about the author´s personal experiences about Self-awareness be captured in book form. Each powerful heaven-sent lesson is written in such a way that you can add joy to your journey on your path of spiritual awakening. From learning to laugh at your little self as it grows and connects to your Higher Self, to pulling back the curtain on your limiting beliefs, this book deepens your understanding of Self-discovery as you become more uplifted and entertained. The Corporate Woo-Woo™ Michelle Skaletski-Boyd is one of the nation´s leading intuitives. After leaving her job in the corporate world believing the ´´net would appear´´ Michelle followed the path of her soul. Struggle, failure, hardship, and fears were just some of the tragedies her spirit encountered before she stepped fully into her truth. Throughout her soul-felt journey as Michelle resisted her own inner power, often battling hard with her ego, she surrendered long enough to start trusting her intuition and recorded each of these experience to include in-depth conversations with God. This volume captures these stories in collective form. First in the Soul-Felt Sequel™ this audiobook contains powerful ´´God and me´´ lessons filled with inspiration and hope with six additional chapters exclusive to the recorded version. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Skaletski-Boyd, Mr. Kim Moss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033265/bk_acx0_033265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the lessons from Henry Ford that will unleash your entrepreneurial potential! Among the most famous Americans ever, Henry Ford was one of the greatest inventors and industrialists of the early 20th century. He built one of the most innovative versions of the ´´horseless carriage´´ and created the first factory assembly line. But the secrets to Henry Ford´s success were not lost when he passed away. Take a journey through the lenses of his life, and see how the secrets to his success unfold. Learn and master the ways of Henry Ford, the man who set the standards for success and paved the way for millions of other entrepreneurs to innovate and impact the world. Henry Ford´s experiences each come with a valuable lesson in entrepreneurship, and each of these lessons is one more piece of the puzzle to becoming a great innovator. Being a transformative leader in this world is not limited to those who are gifted. It takes hard work, diligence, and an eye for seeing beyond the curtain. You too can become a great entrepreneur like Ford and find your success in this challenging world. Here´s a preview of what you will learn: How to take the leap from a life of certainty to a life of reward How to associate yourself with people who can further your objectives How to persevere in the face of all odds How not to get caught up with money issues 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049304/bk_acx0_049304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Alpha Masters is the ultimate behind-the-curtain look at the hedge fund industry, unlocking the most valuable stories, secrets, and lessons directly from those who have played the game best. Written by Maneet Ahuja, the hedge fund industry insider, The Alpha Masters brings the secretive world of hedge funds into the light of day for the first time. As the authority that the biggest names in the business, including John Paulson, David Tepper, and Bill Ackman, go to before breaking major news, Ahuja has access to the innermost workings of the hedge fund industry. For the first time, in Alpha Masters, Ahuja provides both institutional and savvy private investors with tangible, analytical insight into the psychology of the trade, the strategies and investment criteria serious money managers use to determine and evaluate their positions, and special guidance on how the reader can replicate this success themselves. There are few people with access to the inner chambers of the hedge fund industry, and as a result it remains practically uncharted financial territory. Alpha Masters changes all that, shedding light on star fund managers and how exactly they consistently outperform the market. The audiobook: Contains easy-to-follow chapters that are broken down by strategy: Long/Short, Event Arbitrage, Value, Macro, Distressed, Quantitative, Commodities, Activist, Pure Short, Fund of Funds Includes insights from the biggest names in the trading game, including Ray Dalio, Marc Lasry, Jim Chanos, Sonia Gardner, Pierre Lagrange, and Tim Wong Features contributions from industry icon Mohamed El-Erian Many of the subjects profiled in this groundbreaking new book have never spoken so candidly about their field, providing extremely provocative, newsworthy analysis of today´s investing landscape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Geoffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000737/bk_gdan_000737_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.