Global entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has built a business empire and made billions and is renowned for his approachability and ability to challenge and succeed against the odds. "Screw It, Let's Do It" reveals the lessons that have helped him through his business and personal life, like believing it can be done and that, if others disagree with you, try and try again until you achieve your goal; or that you must love what you do. These and other life lessons, with examples of how he learned them and how he's used them, are included in this candid and motivational book that will inspire you to make a difference in your everyday life.
We have been taught that when we spend ONE DOLLAR, we get one use out of it. It buys food. It pays a bill. But once it leaves your hands, it's gone. ITS USE IS SPENT! Today more people are worried about their retirement than ever before. Part of the fault is from being told you must give up the use of your money when you are young, so you can have it later. It can't be touched, and you are told this is good advice.What you are not told about is the bigger issue: The average Canadian pays out $0.34 of every dollar earned as an interest expense, consuming more of their income than anything else!What if those dollars could flow back to you?This book will teach you how your ONE DOLLAR can have multiple uses – simply by moving it through an asset that you own and control. Like your smart phone today that serves multiple purposes – your daily information source, your email, your GPS, your camera, your iPod, and practically your everything else – so your dollars must serve multiple purposes."It sounds too good to be true. Why doesn't everyone do this? Why haven't I heard this before?", these are always the first reactions I hear. "How is this possible? How can my money compound while using it to pay down my mortgage faster? WHY IS TAKING A LOAN BETTER THAN PAYING CASH?" The answers will surprise you.Most of us have been taught since we were kids growing up that we should avoid debt and pay cash as much as possible. But have you ever stopped to conside...
Explore your Galaxy Tab S with an expert tour guide at your side Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is a user-friendly guide to getting the most out of your new tablet. You'll discover how different the tablet experience is from the desktop, laptop, or smartphone, and learn how to take advantage of everything your Galaxy Tab S has to offer. This entertaining guide walks you through each feature one by one, helping you learn exactly what your tablet can do for you. With everything from reading to playing games and surfing the Internet, you will learn how to be productive and have fun, too! Navigate your Galaxy Tab S easily, and get acquainted with the keyboard Send e-mail, browse the Web, and tap into social media Make phone calls, take pictures, and hold video chats Play music, movies, games, and more Your Galaxy Tab S has so much to offer – it's not a computer, but it is so much more than a smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies is the perfect guide to getting to know your Galaxy S tablet, so settle in and see what your tablet can do.
An updated third edition of the most comprehensive guide to small business success Whether you're a novice entrepreneur or a seasoned pro, The Small Business Bible offers you everything you need to know to build and grow your dream business. It shows you what really works (and what doesn't!) and includes scores of tips, insider information, stories, and proven secrets of success. Even if you've run your own business for years, this handy guide keeps you up to date on the latest business and tech trends. This Third Edition includes entirely new chapters devoted to social media, mobility and apps, and new trends in online discounting and group buying that are vital to small business owners everywhere. New chapters include: How to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools to engage customers and potential stakeholders How to generate leads and win strategic partnerships with LinkedIn How to employ videos and YouTube to further your brand What you need to know about Groupon and group discount buying What mobile marketing can do for your business Give your small business its best shot by understanding the best and latest small business strategies, especially in this transformative and volatile period. The Small Business Bible offers every bit of information you'll need to know to succeed.
Yes you can! Hands up who feels like a completely inadequate underachiever whenever you hear about someone’s great achievement. When someone in the office is off cycling around the world, or someone on TV has just launched a great new business which will save the planet? Most of us envy the drive and determination of these people. They’ve actually made this stuff happen rather than just day-dreamed about it. We all ask…Could I Do That? Well Simon Hartley is here to show us that we can! Taking on a challenge – big or small – in your career or personal life, can be intimidating but also totally transformational. Simon will show us how to work out what it is we want to do and then how to make that happen. He uses examples and advice from others who have achieved big things. The book examines how you should go about preparing for change, which problems you’ll face along the way, and demonstrates why and how your life will be better as a consequence. Practical and motivational, it’s about embracing change and defeating limiting beliefs It challenges readers to think big and take steps to achieving their goals It puts power in the hands of people who don’t yet realise that they can do extraordinary things too
Wall Street Journal Bestseller Valuable insights on monetary policies, their impact on your financial future, and how to protect against them Written by the New York Times bestselling author team of John Mauldin and Jonathan Tepper, Code Red spills the beans on the central banks in the U.S., U.K., E.U., and Japan and how they've rigged the game against the average saver and investor. More importantly, it shows you how to protect your hard-earned cash from the bankers' disastrous monetary policies and how to come out a winner in the irresponsible game of chicken they're playing with the global financial system. From quantitative easing to zero interest rate policies, ZIRP to the impending currency wars, runaway inflation to GDP targeting, authors Mauldin and Tepper achieve the impossible by not only explaining global monetary policy and its consequences in plain English, but also making it compelling reading. Outlines time-tested strategies for surviving and thriving in these tumultuous times Addresses how issues such as quantitative easing, financial repression, currency wars, bubble economies, and inflation impact our everyday lives as well as our financial future Written by a team of bestselling authors and experts in this dynamic field How did we get here and where are we headed? What can you do to insulate yourself against, and profit from, economic upheaval and secure your financial future? Find out in Code Red.
The first book to market on the hottest topic on the web Social commerce is the new buzz word and this book will be the first to cut through the hype and tell you exactly what it all means… and how to do it. Social media has moved on, it's not enough to just be engaging your customers in fun chit-chat, now you can sell to them directly through their favourite social media platform. ASOS, the fashion website, have just set up a commerce site on Facebook and people are scrambling to follow in their footsteps. No longer do you have the nightmare of dragging people from their social networking site to your homepage – you can get them buying right where they are! In this follow up to This Is Social Media Guy Clapperton uses the same easy-to-follow visuals and instructions to break the process down and show you exactly how to set up your own social commerce operation and how to make it a success. Includes: Step-by-step guide to setting up your own commerce site within social media platforms such as Facebook Building a loyal community who will keep coming back and buying from you How to offer superb customer service to your social media consumers Developing new product especially for this new environment Measuring your ROI
REVISED AND UPDAT ED WITH NEW RESEARCH INTO EQ AND PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS What is the formula for success at your job? As a spouse? A parent? A Little League baseball coach or behind the bench of a minor hockey team? What does it take to get ahead? To separate yourself from the competition? To lead a less stressful and happier existence? To be fulfilled in personal and professional pursuits? What is the most important dynamic of your makeup? Is it your A) intelligence quotient? or B) emotional quotient? If you picked "A", you are partly correct. Your intelligence quotient can be a predictor of things such as academic achievement. But your IQ is fixed and unchangeable. The real key to personal and professional growth is your emotional intelligence quotient, which you can nurture and develop by learning more about EQ from the international bestseller The EQ Edge. Authors Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book show you how the dynamic of emotional intelligence works. By understanding EQ, you can build more meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm-all of which are essential ingredients of success. The EQ Edge offers fascinating-and sometimes surprising-insights into what it takes to be a top law-enforcement officer, lawyer, school principal, student, doctor, dentist or CEO. You will learn what the top EQ factors are across many different kinds of jobs, from business managers and customer service representatives to HR professionals and public servants. The EQ Edge will help you determine which personnel are the right fit for job opportunities and who among your staff are the most promising leaders and drivers of your business. And because all of us have other roles-parent, spouse, caregiver to aging parents, neighbor, friend-The EQ Edge also describes how everyone can be more successful in these relationships. «Finally, a practical and usable guide to what emotional intelligence is all about. This book peels the onion on what EQ really is and teaches the reader to assess their own EQ and how to increase it. This is the holy grail for career success.»—Michael Feiner, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Business and author of The Feiner Points of Leadership
This go-to resource contains the most reliable information needed to answer questions about employee benefits that arise in day-to-day business. Complex and ambiguous topics are illustrated with concrete examples that can help make informed, sound decisions, and ultimately, the ability to ask better questions. Written by Rebecca Mazin—an expert in human resource policies and procedures—the book addresses the most commonly asked benefits questions including: How many vacation days do employees get? What's the difference between a POS and an HSA? Is offering check-ups and eye exams enough? What's involved in flexible spending accounts? What do I need to know about 401(k) and Non-Qualified Plans? Do employees expect life insurance and disability? From EAP to concierge services, what else do employees want? How does COBRA work and what else do I need to do? What can employers do to rein in benefits costs? The book also highlights specific practice examples that are «worth repeating,» or «better forgotten,» and includes a wide-variety of checklists and charts. The Employee Benefits Answer Book is organized by topic and arranged in a question and answer format making it easy to zero in on a particular subject. Using this important book, employers can create coherent policies based on a clear understanding of all benefits.
Today's shoppers go online to research locations, compare prices or read reviews before they go to a store, and as soon as they are back home, they post details about their shopping experience on Facebook or other social media platforms. Online agencies rave about viral campaigns, guerrilla marketing and 360° communication. IT specialists are peddling one-to-one marketing tools and integrated customer data warehousing solutions. Should retailers care about any of this? The authors of this book firmly believe that they should – but in an environment of accelerating change, even veterans of the retail trade are looking for guidance on how to embrace the challenges thrown up by the evolving retail marketing landscape: How do I combine traditional and new marketing vehicles? How can I stay on top of what my customers want? How can I reach them efficiently? Do they still look at leaflets, or should I shift local marketing funds to social media? How can I leverage unique retail touch points, such as the POS, for value creation? Successful retail management might once have been about ‘just doing it’, but that is no longer the case. This book offers retail professionals practical and robust ways to improve the performance of their marketing function and align marketing investments with business objectives. This book consolidates the know-how of more than 30 practitioners in the field, created and refined over many years together with leading international companies. It covers some of the latest and most sophisticated approaches to the subject, yet it is anything but a theoretical treatise. The authors' hands-on approach and the wealth of case examples make it an essential guide for all consumer-minded retailers. (from the Foreword by Dr Klaus Behrenbeck, Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Leader Consumer Industries & Retail Group, Europe)
Why your business isn't succeeding and what you can do about it While business consultants are having you scour over profit and loss statements, the real truth is businesses don't fail; people quit. The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything offers a realistic, sarcastic, and fiercely honest look at how business owners fail to commit. Business success is all about mindset, and author Suzanne Evans helps you uncover your goals and blast away the obstacles that are standing in your way. She offers ways to make more money, more quickly and eliminate everything that doesn't work. Offers specific daily practices to make more money even when every odd is stacked against you Delivers the road map to abandon a job you hate and follow your professional dreams Author Suzanne Evans went from a secretary to seven figure success, and her story has helped her to mentor thousands to change their lives, businesses, and finances forever Take complete control over your life, build wealth faster, and create a business that not only makes money but also makes a difference.
The acclaimed authors of The Book of Luck are back with some brilliant ideas for bringing more happiness into your life. The Book of Happiness is more than just a practical guide to improving your happiness levels. It's a complete makeover, aimed at putting a spring in your step, and a permanent lift to your spirits. We all know happiness is a state of mind, but few of us know how to improve our share of it. Many people think that happiness just comes out of nowhere. Not so. The reality is you can create your own happiness by choosing what you do, what you say, where you go, what you remember, who and what you surround yourself with, what you think and what you listen to. The Book of Happiness kicks off with a Happiness Questionnaire to give you an instant snapshot of your current state of mind. Once you have scored yourself, you will learn the areas you need to focus on. There is a workbook to complete at each key stage, as well as stirring anecdotes, tips and happy thoughts to keep you going. Just remember: it only takes 21 days to get rid of an unwanted habit and to acquire a new one. Isn't it about time you got the happiness habit?
The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown's punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter and his idealistic neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what any of them have to do with a shooting in Central Park. Their entangled relationships open up the loneliest-seeming corners of the crowded city. And when the infamous blackout of July 13, 1977, plunges this world into darkness, each of these lives will be changed forever. A novel about love and betrayal and forgiveness, about art and truth and rock 'n' roll, about how the people closest to us are sometimes the hardest to reach--about what it means to be human.
A timeless approach to investing wisely over an investment lifetime With the current market maelstrom as a background, this timely guide describes just how to plan a lifetime of investing, in good times and bad, discussing stocks and bonds as well as the relationship between risk and return. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Investor's Manifesto will help you understand the nuts and bolts of executing a lifetime investment plan, including: how to survive dealing with the investment industry, the practical meaning of market efficiency, how much to save, how to maintain discipline in the face of panics and manias, and what vehicles to use to achieve financial security and freedom. Written by bestselling author William J. Bernstein, well known for his insights on how individual investors can manage their personal wealth and retirement funds wisely Examines how the financial landscape has radically altered in the past two years, and what investors should do about it Contains practical insights that the everyday investor can understand Focuses on the concept of Pascal's Wager-identifying and avoiding worst-case scenarios, and planning investment decisions on that basis With The Investor's Manifesto as your guide, you'll quickly discover the timeless investment approaches that can put you in a better position to prosper over time.
Andrew Winter has had enough – enough of sellers who think their house is the best when the reality is far from it; enough of buyers who expect so much more than they can afford; and enough of dodgy agents who give the industry a bad name. And now, for the first time inside this no-nonsense guide, he has something to say to you. If you're buying or selling property, you need help from someone who knows what they're talking about. Forget the spiel from agents and hype from the media – read this straight-talking book and discover how to get your foot in the door, find a bargain, sell for a tidy profit or find the home of your dreams. Do you really know how to make money from real estate? Do you know what your house is worth? Do you know the pitfalls of buying a house based on aesthetics? Do you know how to establish a winning tactic for bidding at auctions? Do you know what the agent is thinking? Andrew Winter knows all of these things and more, and he has some cracking stories to tell you along the way. With more than 25 years in the property industry, including as host of the television series Selling Houses Australia on The LifeStyle Channel, Andrew can be trusted to tell it straight.