The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

The Power Broker  Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Author: R. A. Caro,Robert A. Caro
Pages: 1246
ISBN: 9780394480763
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Release: 1974
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Moses is pictured as idealist reformer, and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented

The Power of Broke

The Power of Broke
Author: Daymond John,Daniel Paisner
Pages: 269
ISBN: 9781101903612
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John draws from his experience founding FUBU on a $40 budget and building it into a $6 billion brand, to show how being broke can force us to think more creatively, use resources more efficiently, connect with customers more authentically, and come up with those out-of-the-box solutions required to stand out. Drawing on stories from dozens of entrepreneurs who have bootstrapped their way to wealth, he shows how to leverage the power of broke to success.

Driven

Driven
Author: Robert Herjavec
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781443404587
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Release: 2010-09-21
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Robert Herjavec has lived the classic “rags to riches” story, from having $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the star of television’s Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, this son of Croatian immigrants earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with hard work and determination. On television, Herjavec bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best of intentions. Now, he’s sharing his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of recent times. In Driven, Herjavec shares the secrets that took him from his job waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate, The Herjavec Group. Herjavec’s principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice—if they’re willing to take chances, to take control of their own future and to stay true to their own visions.

Broke

Broke
Author: Michael Stein
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781469661155
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Release: 2020-09-30
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this age of shortened office visits, doctors take care of their patients' immediate needs and often elide their own personal histories. But as reflected in Broke, Michael Stein takes the time to listen to the experiences of his patients whose financial challenges complicate every decision in life they make. Stein asks his patients to tell him about their financial conditions not only to find out how to better treat them but also to bear witness to their very survival and the power of human resilience. Stein's intimate vignettes capture these encounters, allowing his patients to offer profound, moving, and unguarded reflections about their struggles, sometimes in a single sentence. Broke is a quietly passionate critique of a country that has grown callous to the plight of the poor, the tens of millions of people in the United States who live below the poverty line and who have no obvious path to security. Full of heartbreaking and surprising details and framed by a wry, knowing, and empathic humor, there is no other book that illuminates the experience of people facing economic hardship in this way.

Side Hustle

Side Hustle
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524758851
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the New York Times Bestseller THE $100 STARTUP, shows how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. To some, the idea of quitting their day job to start a business is exhilarating. For others, it’s terrifying. After all, a job that produces a steady paycheck can be difficult to give up. But in a time when businesses have so little loyalty to employees that the very notion of “job security” has become a punchline, wouldn’t it be great to have an additional source of income to fall back on? And wouldn’t it be great to make that happen without leaving your day job? Enter the Side Hustle. Based on detailed information from hundreds of case studies, Chris Guillebeau provides a step-by-step guide that anyone can use to create and launch a profitable project in less than a month. Designed for the busy and impatient, this plan will have you generating income immediately, without the risk of throwing yourself head first into the world of entrepreneurship. Whether you just want to make some extra money, or start something that may end up replacing your day job entirely, the side hustle is the new job security. When you generate income from multiple sources, it gives you options, and in today’s world, options aren't just nice to have: they're essential. You don’t need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle. You don’t need a business degree, know how to code, or be an expert marketer. And you certainly don’t need employees or investors. With this book as your guide, anyone can learn to build a fast track to freedom.

Rise and Grind

Rise and Grind
Author: Daymond John,Daniel Paisner
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9780804189958
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Release: 2018
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John has never been a stranger to hard work. As a young man he started a hip-hop inspired fashion brand on the streets of Queens, New York, with a $40 budget; today his brand, FUBU, has over $6 billion in sales. The truth, he says, is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to outthink, outhustle, and outperform everyone around you. You've got to rise and grind every day. Here John shares the habits and mind-set that empower him, letting us in on how he makes the most of his 24/7. And he opens up about his recent cancer scare and how it fuels him to continue to challenge himself.

Broken

Broken
Author: Ryanne Anthony,Cheryl Keene
Pages: 329
ISBN: 194239442X
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A family in pain, desperate to find out what is ripping apart their once tight-knit group, turns to therapy for answers... but, as the initial four-hour session moves ahead, more and more secrets are revealed. Will these secrets rip this family apart forever? Can therapist Victoria Fields lead them back to each other and the peace and happiness they once enjoyed as a family?

Rock Bottom to Rock Star

Rock Bottom to Rock Star
Author: Ryan Blair
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101980576
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Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn't about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to-this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to. In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack, to a self-made multimillionaire by his early twenties. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they too could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions. Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you chose to pursue. Much of his advice is counterintuitive, and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here's one example: "Don't believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you've left the stage. It wasn't celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work." If you're serious about making the most of your life and you're ready to become the "rock star next door" instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you'll ever read.

Lords of Finance

Lords of Finance
Author: Liaquat Ahamed
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781440697968
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Release: 2009-01-22
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “There is terrific prescience to be found in [Lords of Finance’s] portrait of times past…[A] writer of great verve and erudition, [Ahamed] easily connects the dots between the economic crises that rocked the world during the years his book covers and the fiscal emergencies that beset us today." - The New York Times It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of that economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. As we continue to grapple with economic turmoil, Lords of Finance is a potent reminder of the enormous impact that the decisions of central bankers can have, their fallibility, and the terrible human consequences that can result when they are wrong.

Children of Another God

Children of Another God
Author: T. C. Southwell
Pages: 268
ISBN: 1523689684
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Release: 2016-01-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a young peasant girl is injured while hunting, she meets a strange, magical man who is a member of a despised race - Mujar. Truemen scorn the shape-shifting unmen for their odd, humble ways, and envy their power over the elements. Mujar do not use their powers for good or evil, they simply exist, immortal and apparently purposeless. Now a scourge is sweeping the land, armies of mounted warriors who cannot be defeated are wiping out Truemankind without mercy. They are known as the Black Riders, but no one knows where they come from or why they seem bent on exterminating every man, woman and child. Talsy traps the Mujar with gold, which has an odd effect on them, to make him help her, but her father intends to throw him in a Pit, from which he will be unable to escape. Talsy does not believe the Mujar deserves such a fate, so she frees him and begs him to take her with him on his journey. He agrees, and they set off across Shamarese, continuing his quest to find an old hermit's lost son. There is far more at stake than Talsy realises, however, and she has innocently stumbled upon the last free Mujar, who has the power to decide the fate of her race.

Power of Thinking Big

Power of Thinking Big
Author: Thomas Abreu
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1517400961
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Release: 2015-09-18
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Success is measured not by the size of your brain, but rather by the size of your thinking. This intrigues a lot of people, and if you observe how people behave, you will have a clear understanding of what success really means. Time and time again, history and experience have proved that the degree of our general satisfaction and happiness is dependent on how we think. There is magic in thinking big! Positive thinking helps accomplish so much in our life, but unfortunately not everyone thinks that way. We are all products of our thinking that goes within and around us. There is an environment around us that exerts all sorts of forces on your thinking; some will push you up the ladder while others will pull you down. We have been told many times that opportunities to lead are no longer there; hence we should be content with who we are without having positive aspirations on leadership. The petty environment surrounding us also has its own narrative concerning our lives. It constantly tells us that whatever is destined will eventually happen and we have no control over it. Leaving your fate in the hands of chance can potentially ruin your life and make you miserable. Therefore, before you start giving up your dreams of a finer home or giving a better life for your children, stand firm and resist resigning to fate. Do not lie down and wait to die. Success is worth every effort you expend, and every step you make pays a dividend. Even in an environment where competition is intense, you still can succeed as long as your thinking is in the positive quadrant of your mind frame. The basic concepts and principles that underlie the power of thinking big are drawn from the highest-pedigree sources and the finest thinking minds such as Emerson who said "Great men are those who see that thoughts rule the world." Milton who wrote in his book Paradise Lost, "The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven." Shakespeare made an interesting observation about thinking which he summarized and said "There is nothing either good or bad except that thinking makes it so." Proof is everywhere that thinking big indeed works. When you look at the lives of people who you consider as big thinkers, you will be amazed at their winning success, happiness and achievements. This book will show you proven strategies from different life situations that will turn your life around.

Display of Power

Display of Power
Author: Daymond John,Daniel Paisner
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1939447674
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Release: 2015-02-24
Editor: Dunham Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With worldwide distribution, the FUBU "For Us By Us" fashion brand is an international symbol of empowerment and success, standing as a blueprint for young business people looking to chart their own course. In Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding, and Lifestyle, Daymond John (FUBU's founder and CEO) gets to the heart of his unlikely run to the top of the fashion world, and shines compelling light on what it takes to succeed-from the dizzying street corners of his old neighborhood to the dazzling corner offices of corporate America-and what it takes to harness and display the power that resides in us all.

The Power in the Book of Psalm

The Power in the Book of Psalm
Author: Andrew B. Adeniji
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1542441919
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Release: 2017-10
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is shame that the modern world have lost the edge when it comes to the power of prayer. Prayer is so powerful that in the hand of a righteous person, that a man like us named Elijah prayed earnestly that is will not rain and it did not rain for three and half year. And to show how effective prayer can be, he prayed again and the havens gave rain. The bible shows us time and time again how the less powerful have used prayer to conquer their adversaries. Our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ told us Mathew 17:20, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. Why will Jesus give us such an assurance? It is because, the weapon we fight with are not the weapons of the sinful world, we the children of God use divine power of God to tear down the strong hold of the evil one. So we must continue to pray even when you think your answers are not coming as quickly as you wanted. Remember when Martha and Mary send a message to Jesus that Lazarus is sick," his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick" even though the answer took two days to get to the sisters. The most important thing is that Jesus was called and that is when action was put in process and they did not put their request on the righteousness of Lazarus or his status in the ministry or how hard he works or even what he has given to the Church. The appeal was based on the love of Jesus Christ. "The one whom you love is sick," that is our clue; we must always focus our prayers on the love of God. We also have the confidence that God will answer our prayers if they are in agreement with His will. So I know that anything I ask that is according to His will be answered no matter how sinful the person praying may be. Even though we don't always get yes, but His answer are always in our best interest. And we don't have to follow any secret incantation before praying or offer some unnecessary repetition while praying. And the eloquence of our prayer will not make God answer our prayer. That is why in Matthew 6:7-8, Jesus rebukes those who pray using repetitions, "And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." "The Word of God is full of accounts describing the power of prayer in various situations. The power of prayer has overcome enemies (Psalm 6:9-10), conquered death (2 Kings 4:3-36), brought healing (James 5:14-15), and defeated demons (Mark 9:29). God, through prayer, opens eyes, changes hearts, heals wounds, and grants wisdom (James 1:5). The power of prayer should never be underestimated because it draws on the glory and might of the infinitely powerful God of the universe! Daniel 4:35 proclaims, "All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: 'What have you done?'" So pray and God who loves you first will answer your prayers.

One More

One More
Author: Jeremy DeBottis
Pages: 278
ISBN: 0984697322
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All Jack Falcone wants to do is be a veterinarian. While hoping to get into school he spends his mornings at the gym, days working at the zoo and his evenings studying. When Adam Buckminster, the man who just may hold the key to Jack's acceptance to school shows up at the gym and begins gaining impossible strength despite doing everything wrong, Jack's life suddenly starts down a spiral of improbable events. Only with the help of the massive Brock Steele and the self-proclaimed knight Wallace Claymore can Jack hope to get things back to normal. A witty, unbelievable tromp through the streets of Buffalo, New York ensues that forces the trio to dance the magical line between science and myth.

The Power of Thinking Positive Creative and Innovative

The Power of Thinking  Positive  Creative and Innovative
Author: Clive M. Harman
Pages: 66
ISBN: 1539006697
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Release: 2016-09-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here's The Most Comprehensive Learning Resource For Thinking Positive Thinking - You have probably had someone tell you to think positive when you were in a trying situation. That is because the power of positive thinking is something that is a widely held belief. Most people easily accept that when you give off positive energy, you can infect others with that positive energy and that they will return that energy to you. It is basically the idea that what you put out there will come back to you. Positive influences are all around us. They exist because people love to feel good. People prefer the positive to the negative. You can likely relate to this. You would probably rather be around someone who is upbeat and full of energy than someone who is depressed and moping around. People see that thinking positive and having a positive attitude can play a large role in their life. Positive thinking can be very powerful and by putting it to work in your life; you can reap the positive benefits. Creative thinking is the ability to let your mind create thoughts that are often different and unusual. Creative thinking revolves around the idea of thinking beyond the scope of the norm. It is all about being able to think outside the box and be original in your thought process Creative thinking is something you can train your mind to do. Some people are actually born with creative thinking abilities, while others have to really work to let themselves be a creative thinker. Innovation Thinking - However, it is possible for anyone to become a great creative thinker whether they were naturally born or they have to work at it. The 'power of innovation' is a phrase that sounds like a corporate tactic or slogan, a secret talent worthy of only the rich and powerful. Actually, the power of innovation is an innate quality that we all possess. If you tend to marvel at the creativity of others, you may be surprised that you can create and innovate too. Everyone is born with creativity. Just watch a group of preschoolers with a box of crayons. The potential isn't limited to a chosen few; it's shared by all. Think of how long it took to learn to ride a bike, drive a car, or learn to stop making the same mistakes.

Part Time Racer Full Time Broke

Part Time Racer   Full Time Broke
Author: Ross P Loram
Pages: 150
ISBN: 0993092101
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Release: 2014-12-03
Editor: Angrygerbil Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can a Postman from Dawlish really do the business in a national motor racing championship? 'Part Time Racer...Full Time Broke' tells the real story of what it's like to try and hold down a full time job whilst building and racing your own cars against some stiff competition at some of the best circuits in the UK. From growing up in a motorsport family, through childhood adventures on bikes and off-road buggys. The author took a winding journey through national Radio Controlled car competition before eventually getting behind the wheel of his Dads full sized racing car, and he hasn't looked back since. He might not have made it to the British Touring Car Championship quite yet, but he's on the way, and all the adventures to date are included. If this doesn't make you want to get your licence and get behind the wheel, nothing will!

From Broke To Broker How to Turn Your Pain Pitfalls and Poverty Mindset to Profit Power and Prosperity

From Broke To Broker  How to Turn Your Pain  Pitfalls  and Poverty Mindset to Profit  Power  and Prosperity
Author: Denise Williams
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0578699656
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Release: 2020-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Denise Williams is one of the youngest African Americans in the United States to serve as Founder/CEO of a real estate brokerage firm. In this book, she peels back the curtain and shares some of the most sought-after success secrets in the business, allowing an inside look at what it took for her to journey from small-town poverty to scaling repeatable profits in one of the nation's most competitive markets. As the Owner and Qualifying Broker of Williams and Co. International Realty, Denise recalls her early life as the middle child in a household of eight. Her family struggled to make ends meet, but at 11 years old Denise decided that she would one day control her own financial destiny, despite whatever odds she may face in the uncharted territory ahead. This once small-town star went on to attain a BA in Finance from Valdosta State University. She then took it a step further and obtained a Dual MBA in International Business and Supply Chain/Logistics Management, while mothering a young son and closing real estate deals between classes. Denise sold millions of dollars of estate as an agent, but for her, sales alone were not enough. She acquired her broker's license and went on to manage a start-up real estate firm, which under her leadership grew to 75+ agents in its first year. Denise has personally trained 125+ agents and has coordinated agent services at one of the largest real estate firms in the world. Now, as the head instructor at CEOwner Academy, she has mapped out a proven blueprint to show newly licensed Brokers and experienced Agents who desire to start their own teams how to dominate their market(s) and build Breakout Brokerages. Her system can be used throughout the country, and she is quickly becoming the go-to expert for training and development in the real estate industry. For more information on Denise, please visit www.DeniseTheBroker.com

The Brand Within

The Brand Within
Author: Daymond John
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1939447542
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Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Brand Within is the second title in "The Shark" Daymond John's bestselling Display of Power Series of business, motivational, and empowerment books aimed at young, would-be entrepreneurs. In this groundbreaking book, Daymond examines the loyalty and relationships which companies and celebrities seek to establish with their customers and fans, along with the identifying marks consumers carry when they buy into a brand or lifestyle. Drawing on his own experiences from the cutting edge of the fashion business--as well as on his hard-won insights developed as a sought-after marketing consultant to global trendsetters and tastemakers--Daymond maintains that branding relationships have now seeped into every aspect of our lives, and that in order to survive and thrive in the marketplace, consumers and aspiring professionals need to understand and nurture those relationships

Power Quest Book Two

Power Quest  Book Two
Author: S. Douglas Woodward
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1478138173
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Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this compelling sequel to Power Quest Book One: America's Obsession with the Paranormal, S. Douglas Woodward reveals the hidden history of Nazi infestation of American institutions after World War II. Beginning with the 1952 flying saucer flap over the nations capital and concluding with the CIA's clandestine mind control agenda of the 1950s-1970s, the reader is confronted with highly charged and seldom known facts. The story centers on America's erstwhile alliance with German fascism linked to the infamous personalities of Hitler's Nazi Party who escaped the war crimes trials at Nuremberg. In this second volume of Power Quest, The Ascendancy of Antichrist in America, Woodward brings to the reader the recently declassified proof our America has often shunned its most noble ideals. The author uncovers a vast record of unethical and deceptive Federal activities committed in Washington's darkened corridors of political power. Woodward condenses mountains of highly reliable research compiled by authoritative investigative journalists and insiders along with his own well-turned analysis, demonstrating that the political and spiritual evil of Nazism was often excused and encouraged by American officials as part of a blind quest to fight communism during the Cold War. Woodward makes no secret of his evangelical perspective. But Power Quest: The Ascendancy of Antichrist in America is not a selective proof texting of biblical assertions or a diatribe against liberal political views. His account is a factual his-tory that most Americans have never heard. For conservative Christian readers, Woodward speaks prophetically - challenging the cherished assumption held by political conservatives that America traditionally takes the moral high ground. And he poses an alternative view to the typical eschatological position, asking "Could America be the seat of power for a literal personage the Bible calls Antichrist?"

The Power of Broke

The Power of Broke
Author: Instaread
Pages: 35
ISBN: 9781945048197
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Instaread
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Power of Broke by Daymond John with Daniel Paisner | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Power of Broke emphasizes that money does not make the entrepreneur. Successful businesspeople seek creative solutions and are able to resolve challenges without simply buying their way out of them… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Power of Broke · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways