Professional investors have long understood the importance of bonds in a successful portfolio strategy. Now you can too. That's because Wall Street bond expert Michael Brandes takes a unique approach to this complex subject—he makes it simple. In Naked Guide to Bonds: What You Need to Know, Stripped Down to the Bare Essentials, technical jargon and complicated subject matter are translated into a straightforward, easy-to-read style with plenty of examples. What's more, rather than writing an all-inclusive book on the bond market, Brandes uses his expertise to eliminate the information that is not relevant to individual investors. The result is a practical and succinct guide that empowers you to make informed investment decisions. Naked Guide to Bonds is written so that each chapter builds upon the information that precedes it. That way you'll never be thrown for a loop. It begins with basic questions such as: Who issues bonds, and why? And how are bonds bought and sold? Then you'll learn about the structure of these securities and the characteristics that distinguish them from stocks. Once you're armed with the fundamentals, you'll discover how inflation, interest rates, and changes in the economy impact bond prices. Naked Guide to Bonds also provides insights about different types of bonds, including those issued by the U.S. government and its agencies, municipalities, corporations, and international issuers. Most importantly, you'll understand how to identify the bonds that are most appropriate for you. In the final sections, you'll determine how to: Assess your risk profile and set goals Construct a portfolio to meet your objectives Implement a customized strategy Evaluate individual bonds and mutual funds Monitor and maintain your portfolio Avoid the most common mistakes Filled with helpful charts and informative «Bare Essentials» summary points at the beginning of each chapter, Naked Guide to Bonds provides an effective way to become a smart and successful bond investor. Take a look for yourself and you'll see how enjoyable and rewarding learning about bonds can be.
Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP): Paleo Recipes and Meal Plan to Heal Your BodyEverything you need to start the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. Find out: The link between autoimmune disease and diet What is a leaky gut and how to tell if you have one What is the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) How to get started on the AIP Complete food lists of what to avoid and what to eat while on the AIP The best way to reintroduce foods FAQs about the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol Complete 14-day meal plan Over 80 delicious AIP-compliant recipes AIP breakfast recipesThis book will help guide you through the process of transforming your dietand regaining control over your health. Contains details about the AIP,its guidelines, and its many benefits. Also included is a meal plan tomake it easier to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol, as well as detailedshopping lists, and many delicious, easy-to-prepare, AIP-compliantrecipes.Following the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol isn't easy,but the benefits are enormous and potentially life changing. Thisbook attempts to make it as easy as possible for you to learn about andimplement the AIP.
How do we bring into our lives what is truly best for us?If we can learn to identify what truly is best for us and choose to bring it into our lives, then the desires we attain will be life enhancing beyond what we have ever experienced before.Life is beautiful. Sometimes, though, we seem to be distracted by outside circumstances that make us lose focus on what is really important to us, what makes us happy, and what we truly desire in life. With this book, learn the complete process of the Positive Attraction System to take control and bring more of what you desire into your life. Apply the simple proven steps to attract anything you want: Attract more money, lower or eliminate your debts, become wealthier, and have more time to do what you enjoy. Improve your relationships with loved ones and friends, or even find that perfect someone. Lose those extra pounds, look younger, grow healthier, and have a stronger and more energetic body. The purpose of the Positive Attraction System is not to merely lift your spirits. That feeling usually lasts for a few hours to a couple of days, but eventually the feel-good effect wears off. With proper usage this book will help you reach higher levels and permanently improve your life in the areas that matter the most. Regardless of what you already know about attracting positive things into your life, this book provides new and essential information that will open your eyes to how powerful you really are and how to take more control of your...
The life experience of many outstanding people teaches that it is the overcoming of difficulties that is the key to success in life. But to overcome difficulties – you need to overcome yourself! Overcome your negative thoughts, habits and weaknesses. How to do it, when emotions cloud your mind and do not let you see the true state of things, is told in this book.As an urgent psychological help, the book is recommended to all who are in a difficult situation and do not know how to get out of it.
Planning how to pass your estate on doesn’t have to mean complications, legal jargon and huge bills. Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you through the process step-by-step and gives you all the information you need to ensure that your affairs are left in good order. It shows you how to plan and write your will, minimise the stress of probate, and ensure that your nearest and dearest are protected from a large inheritance tax bill. Discover how to: Decide if a will is right for you Value your assets Leave your home through a will Appoint executors and trustees Choose beneficiaries Draw up a DIY will Work out how inheritance tax works and if you’re liable to it Find out what can and can’t be taxed
An enormous range of literature on leadership and management theory has been produced over the years, some of it highly academic and much of it contradictory. What Do Leaders Really Do? takes the basis of the best-known management theories to see how they fit with the practical reality of leadership. How do leaders spend their time? Are they really preoccupied with strategy, vision and inspiring people? Do they lead by accident, or design? The book challenges the assumption that leaders are born, not made and explores the theory that female leaders are fundamentally different from their male counterparts. What Do Leaders Really Do? Looks into the everyday working lives of well-known leaders in a variety of fields – business, sport and the armed forces – in order to identify the elements that encourage people to follow where they lead. Drawing on the experiences of a wide range of leaders with varying backgrounds and roles, as well as a range of respected academics and management writers, this book will closely analyze the background, experiences and behavior of a diverse set of leaders. A central part of the analysis will be a detailed examination of what these leaders do on a day-to-day basis. It is not a book about management theory but an accessible, no-nonsense guide to those theories and how they translate to real life. Many people lead effectively without knowing how they do it; this book will isolate and identify the core skills and behavior displayed by effective leaders. What Do Leaders Really Do? is intended to be a refreshing alternative to the hundreds of academically-oriented leadership books that are available. The tone will be straight-forward, accessible and sometimes humorous, rich with first-person evidence and anecdotes. It will dissect popular leadership theory into the easily understandable basics, with reference to the practicalities of real-life leadership situations. After all, what good is theory if it doesn't work in practice?
Praise for What Works «What Works is essential reading for any businesspeople who want to improve their organizations and their own abilities. This is not a tome of pie-in-the-sky, fluffy how-to advice but is an easy read, crammed with great advice—from improving sales ability to learning how to manage people. Not to be missed.» —SHAUN REIN, founder of China Market Research Group and author of The End of Cheap China «Focus, focus, and more focus. That is the incredible theme here of What Works. Robert Cornish and Wil Seabrook hit a true homerun in their message: knowing what you are and what you are not, knowing what works and what doesn't, and knowing when to walk away and when to stay, but hold firm—are the keys to success in business and in life. What Works is more than a sales book. It's as much about the internal sale to your employees and colleagues, as it is to the customer and the prospect. If you want to improve not just your sales, but your business, What Works is a must-read.» —TODD NATENBERG, author of «I just got a job in sales! Now what?» A Playbook for Skyrocketing Your Commissions «Robert Cornish has gone beyond the usual fluff and trendy ideas and concepts and taken what actually works in the world, which is what's most important after all. The book is easy to understand with lots of real life examples, and the ideas are very practical and useable. If you want what you are doing to 'work' or to turn your ideas into effective action: read this book.» —Robert J. Kriegel, PhD, New York Times and BusinessWeek bestselling author; Commentator, NPR's Marketplace; pioneer in sports psychology, Olympic and professional athlete coach «Robert and Wil have written a wonderful no-nonsense playbook for today's CEO. There's no theory here, but rather a collection of bite-sized, pragmatic ways of thinking and doing that you can put into action right away and see immediate results in your business. This is a great one to keep close to your desk to reference often!» —David Hassell, CEO of 15Five «While many business books and theories comb through what it takes to succeed, What Works has taken hard-won knowledge from the trenches—knowledge that has been tested and applied—resulting in practical information that can be used now. Being a successful entrepreneur myself, I know what it takes to succeed, and this book dives into what works in the real world.» —Jon Ferrara, CEO of Nimble.com and founder of GoldMine
Achieve annual returns of 25% or more with a well-designed angel portfolio Written by David S. Rose, the founder of Gust—the global platform that powers the world of organized professional angel investing—Angel Investing is a comprehensive, entertaining guide that walks readers through every step of the way to becoming a successful angel investor. It is illustrated with stories from among the 90+ companies in which David has invested during a 25 year career as one of the world’s most active business angels and includes instructions on how to get started, how to find and evaluate opportunities, and how to pursue and structure investments to maximize your returns. From building your reputation as a smart investor, to negotiating fair deals, adding value to your portfolio companies and helping them implement smart exit strategies, David provides both the fundamental strategies and the specific tools you need to take full advantage of this rapidly growing asset class. He details the advantages of joining an angel group, explains how seed and venture funds can help leverage an investor’s resources, and reveals how recent regulatory changes and new online platforms are making startup investing accessible to millions of Americans. Making money is no longer about sitting back and reading stock listings, David says. It is now about being part owner of an exciting startup that can be fun and financially rewarding. Angel Investing teaches investors how to carefully select and manage investments, establish a long term view, and approach angel investing as a serious part of an alternative asset portfolio while also enjoying being an integral part of an exciting new venture.
Organizations struggle to capture tacit knowledge. Workers struggle to find answers and information across organizational databases and boundaries and silos. New comfort with social sharing, combined with the proliferation of new social tools, offer easy, useful means of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. For the organization this supports productivity, improves performance, encourages reflective practice, speeds communication, and helps to surface challenges, bottlenecks, and that elusive tacit knowledge. For the worker it illuminates strengths, talents, struggles, and the reality of how days are spent. For the coworker or colleague it solves a problem, saves time, or builds on existing knowledge. And for management it helps to capture who does what, and how, and otherwise makes visible so much of what is presently opaque. What does showing work mean? It is an image, video, blog post, or use of another tool, or just talking to describe how you solved a problem, show how you fixed the machine, tell how you achieved the workaround, explain how you overcame objections to close the deal, drew the solution to the workflow problem, or photographed the steps you took as you learned to complete a new task. Some of the most effective examples of showing work offer someone explaining how/why they failed, and how they fixed it. Show Your Work offers dozens of examples of individuals and groups showing their work to the benefit of their organizations, their industries, and themselves. Show Your Work offers dozens of real examples of showing work, supported with tips for how to help it happen, how leaders can lead by showing their own work, and how L&D can extend its reach by showing its own work and helping others show theirs.
The magnanimous universe is your true home. Are you aware that infinite possibilities show up when you allow yourself to be in the natural flow of the magnanimous universe and to have the ease of that? Are you willing to receive what you desire? What is the power of committing to your own life? What would happen if you became the leader of your own reality? How do you honor yourself and your commitments? What are you capable of that you are not acknowledging?The universe would like to contribute far more to you than you are willing to receive.
Find out how Events Processing (EP) works and how it can work for you Business Event Processing: An Introduction and Strategy Guide thoroughly describes what EP is, how to use it, and how it relates to other popular information technology architectures such as Service Oriented Architecture. Explains how sense and response architectures are being applied with tremendous results to businesses throughout the world and shows businesses how they can get started implementing EP Shows how to choose business event processing technology to suit your specific business needs and how to keep costs of adopting it down Provides practical guidance on how EP is best integrated into an overall IT strategy and how its architectural styles differ from more conventional approaches This book reveals how to make the most advantageous use of event processing technology to develop real time actionable management information from the events flowing through your company's networks or resulting from your business activities. It explains to managers and executives what it means for a business enterprise to be event-driven, what business event processing technology is, and how to use it.
Are you a gardening newbie who wants to know the ins and outs of what the functions of a greenhouse are and how to maintain it or perhaps a veteran of gardening who knows how to grow your own food but wants to find a way to garden all year round? Are you looking for greenhouse plans or perhaps how to build a greenhouse in an easy to understand and comprehensive format? For someone who loves gardening and the ability to grow your own food, knowing how to build a greenhouse is a great thing to know. It enables you to customize your greenhouse according to the area and climate you are in plus the type of plants that you want to have. The book consists of 9 full chapters discussing all you need to know about building greenhouses. From functions, guidelines to follow, supplies to use, how to make the green house system work and understand its components, plans for greenhouses, ideal sizes, designs and structures, maintaining humidity level and much more.
The third part of the book «300 million dollars» was published. The narration here is in the form of diary entries, so it really is. What thoughts visited the author of the work. What he did now and is going to do in the future. How are his financial affairs going? Before the eyes of readers there is a small segment of the life of Alexander Nevzorov. Make a reality of his dreams (ideas) about the apartment, car, dacha and bank account. Do not you want to do this path you?
A hard-hitting look at achieving financial freedom by avoiding excessive borrowing and spending If you don't actively resist America's culture of debt, you'll end up precisely where the government, banks, and big business want you to be: indentured servitude. The mistakes people make with their money are basic, and avoidable, and unless you understand what they are, you're probably going to repeat them. What you need is someone who can shed light on the obstacles we face and show you how to avoid getting tripped up by them. Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere shows how society is rigged to take as much of your wealth as possible, and simple ways you can resist. It investigates, explains, and offers advice for all those who have fallen into debt, taken a second mortgage, been trapped by credit cards, or found themselves unable to get ahead. Discusses what you can do to stop the destructive cycle of borrowing and spending Illustrates the four major tenets of getting money right Highlights how to avoid the many ways that government, banks, and big business try to trap you with debt To secure your financial future, you must break the dangerous cycle of borrowing and spending, and learn how to guard your wealth against corporate ploys. Financially Stupid People Are Everywhere leads you down the only proven path to financial freedom.
Are you constantly worrying about what you or your loved ones eat? Is every dining experience an episode of anxiety for you? Being allergic to different types of food not only ruins the experience of eating, it can lead to dangerous, sometimes lethal, consequences. With Food Allergies for Dummies, you can feel safer about what you eat. This concise guide shows you how to identify and avoid food that triggers reactions. This guide covers how to care for a child with food allergies, such as getting involved with his/her school’s allergy policies, packing safe lunches, and empowering him/her to take responsibility for his allergy. You will also discover: The signs and symptoms of food allergies How to determine the severity of your allergy Ways to eat out and travel with allergies How to create your own avoidance diet Ways to enjoy your meal without allergic symptoms How to prevent food allergies from affecting your child The latest research being done to treat food allergies Food Allergies for Dummies also provides an in-depth chapter on peanut allergy and how to spot traces of peanut in your food. With this book, you will feel safer and more comfortable while you eat. And, with plenty of helpful resources such as Web sites and allergy-friendly recipes, you’ll hardly have to worry about your diet!