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|Author||: Alice Schroeder|
A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors.
|Author||: Alice Schroeder|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.
|Author||: Alice Schroeder|
The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.” When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write. Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time. Praise for The Snowball “Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time “Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times “If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post “Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal “A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes “The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times
|Author||: Andy Bounds|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The long-awaited follow-up to the international bestseller The Jelly Effect Communication is supposed to cause something. That’s the point of it. So, what do you want to achieve following your communication? Do you want someone to answer ‘yes’? Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want people to understand exactly what you’re talking about, first time? Whatever you want to achieve, you’ll need decent communication to get there, and expert and bestselling author Andy Bounds shows us exactly how to nail our communication. Using the same conversational style that made The Jelly Effect so popular, The Snowball Effect is packed with short, rapid fire sections complete with visuals and special features to help us get serious results from our communication. The Snowball Effect explains how to: • Persuade people to say “yes” more quickly, more often • Enjoy your job more – because you’ll be calling the shots for a change • Remove the communication frustrations you feel all too often • Get more done, more quickly – because you’re getting people on your side faster (these techniques have saved people at least one month every year).
|Author||: Deb Loughead|
|Editor||: Orca Book Publishers|
In order fit in with his friends, Dylan throws snowballs filled with rocks at passing cars, but when there is an accident, he is the only one to go to the driver's aid, for which he gets hailed as a hero, which makes him increasingly uneasy.
|Author||: Mo Bunnell|
Mo Bunnell's comprehensive system will help you win more clients, build stronger relationships, and bring in more business. If you're good at doing something, and you need to connect with paying clients in order to keep doing it, this book is for you. There are more of us out there than you might think--from professionals like lawyers and consultants to big company account managers and freelancers of all stripes. And this book will teach you how to sell yourself without selling your soul. In The Snowball System, Mo Bunnell offers powerful and proven tools for business development. Whether you are gregarious or introverted, whether you are a part of a small startup or a massive multinational, Bunnell's science-based system is effective and efficient, and easily adapted into your day-to-day work. With The Snowball System, you will not only succeed at growing your business, you'll learn to enjoy doing the activities that drive that growth. You'll be happier, and so will your clients.
|Author||: Gregory Bastianelli|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
"Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria."– Publishers Weekly A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the storm. The gathered survivors realize a tenuous connection among them means it may not be a coincidence that they all ended up on this highway. An attempt to seek help leads a few of the travelers to a house in the woods where a twisted toymaker with a mystical snow globe is hell bent on playing deadly games with a group of people just trying to get home for the holidays. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
|Author||: Holly Nicole Hoxter|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother—well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation. Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.
|Author||: Sue Hendra,Paul Linnet|
|Editor||: Pan Macmillan|
Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story - perfect for Christmas! A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun – but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down – a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.
|Author||: Lois Ehlert|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Shows how to build entire snow families with the help of household items and identifies the unusual objects that the author used to build her own imaginary snow people.
|Author||: Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW|
|Editor||: Author House|
"The Snowball Effect is a powerful book with incredible insight." -Laura Contreras-Rowe, award-winning author of Aim High: Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic & Latina Women "I highly recommend this book...the lessons provide specific and precise tools for people wanting to clear out the negative and learn to focus on the positive gifts in life." -Marney A. White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine "Enjoy it. Live it. Share it." -William P. Magee Jr., DDS, MD, Cofounder-CEO Operation Smile." "The Snowball Effect offers a unique perspective on what it takes to move forward through life in the most productive and positive way" -Chrisanna Northrup, New York Times bestseller, author of The Normal Bar Imagine Imagine feeling inspired, motivated, and hopeful about your situation and your future. Imagine being able to let go of resentment, harsh self-judgments, and explosive reactions. Imagine having better relationships with others. Imagine having the courage to face your fears and live your dreams without becoming overwhelmed. Imagine living every day with gratitude, being able to fully appreciate the moment. That's the snowball effect in action! This book is about improving and building self, one baby step at a time.
|Author||: Steven Hatch|
|Editor||: Basic Books|
There’s a running joke among radiologists: finding a tumor in a mammogram is akin to finding a snowball in a blizzard. A bit of medical gallows humor, this simile illustrates the difficulties of finding signals (the snowball) against a background of noise (the blizzard). Doctors are faced with similar difficulties every day when sifting through piles of data from blood tests to X-rays to endless lists of patient symptoms. Diagnoses are often just educated guesses, and prognoses less certain still. There is a significant amount of uncertainty in the daily practice of medicine, resulting in confusion and potentially deadly complications. Dr. Steven Hatch argues that instead of ignoring this uncertainty, we should embrace it. By digging deeply into a number of rancorous controversies, from breast cancer screening to blood pressure management, Hatch shows us how medicine can fail—sometimes spectacularly—when patients and doctors alike place too much faith in modern medical technology. The key to good health might lie in the ability to recognize the hype created by so many medical reports, sense when to push a physician for more testing, or resist a physician’s enthusiasm when unnecessary tests or treatments are being offered. Both humbling and empowering, Snowball in a Blizzard lays bare the inescapable murkiness that permeates the theory and practice of modern medicine. Essential reading for physicians and patients alike, this book shows how, by recognizing rather than denying that uncertainty, we can all make better health decisions.
|Author||: Elliot Kreloff|
|Editor||: Holiday House|
Izzy brings his new friend, Larry the snowball, home and, over the course of a year, introduces him to each season before rushing him back to the freezer. Includes facts about seasons and discussion questions.
|Author||: Fatima Priestley|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Some snowballs are made of snow but others are made of fur. Hidden under Sybelle's winter coat is a fluffy, wet-nosed secret that she knows Mom will not all allow. What lessons will Sybelle learn as her secret becomes revealed? Come along with Sybelle on her snowy adventure.
|Author||: Jimmy Fallon|
Snow day! School’s closed! And somewhere out there, a snowball fight is waiting to happen! Comedian and future Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon brings the high action and high comedy of winter’s most riotous kid rite of passage to life in brisk, uproarious verse. Snow bunnies and Fallon fans of all ages will recognize the runny noses, snowball assaults, toboggan shields, and hand-me-down snowsuits that are essential ingredients of cold-weather fun.