We Beat the Street

We Beat the Street
Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9780142406274
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Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three boys, who made a pact to stick together through the rough times in their impoverished Newark neighborhood, found the strength to work through their difficulties and complete high school, college, and medical school together.

Tramp Art

Tramp Art
Author: Helaine W. Fendelman,Jonathan Brackett Taylor
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1556709056
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Release: 1999
Editor: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The unusual and often stunning world of tramp art is revealed in an illustrated introduction to this unique art form, which was mostly created by itinerant artists and often exchanged for food during the Depression.

The Pact

The Pact
Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt,Lisa Frazier Page
Pages: 263
ISBN: 157322989X
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Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the experiences of the authors, three friends who grew up in impoverished families in Newark, New Jersey, and who supported one another in their dreams of becoming doctors in spite of tremendous disadvantages.

Laughing at Wall Street

Laughing at Wall Street
Author: Chris Camillo
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781429989664
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Release: 2011-11-08
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

$20,000 to $2 million in only three years— the greatest stock-picker you never heard of tells you how you can do it too Chris Camillo is not a stockbroker, financial analyst, or hedge fund manager. He is an ordinary person with a knack for identifying trends and discovering great investments hidden in everyday life. In early 2007, he invested $20,000 in the stock market, and in three years it grew to just over $2 million. With Laughing at Wall Street, you'll see: •How Facebook friends helped a young parent invest in the wildly successful children's show, Chuggington—and saw her stock values climb 50% •How an everyday trip to 7-Eleven alerted a teenager to short Snapple stock—and tripled his money in seven days •How $1000 invested consecutively in Uggs, True Religion jeans, and Crocs over five years grew to $750,000 •How Michelle Obama caused J. Crew's stock to soar 186%, and Wall Street only caught up four months later! Engaging, narratively-driven, and without complicated financial analysis, Camillo's stock picking methodology proves that you do not need large sums of money or fancy market data to become a successful investor.

Living and Dying in Brick City

Living and Dying in Brick City
Author: Sampson Davis,Lisa Frazier Page
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780679605188
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Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and their work through the Three Doctors Foundation have inspired countless young men and women to strive for goals they otherwise would not have dreamed they could attain. In this book, Dr. Davis looks at the healthcare crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up, and as a member of that community who has faced the same challenges as the people he treats every day. He also offers invaluable practical advice for those living in such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, stroke, obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic. Dr. Davis’s sister, a drug addict, died of AIDS; his brother is now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result of a bar fight; and he himself did time in juvenile detention—a wake-up call that changed his life. He recounts recognizing a young man who is brought to the E.R. with critical gunshot wounds as someone who was arrested with him when he was a teenager during a robbery gone bad; describes a patient whose case of sickle-cell anemia rouses an ethical dilemma; and explains the difficulty he has convincing his landlord and friend, an older woman, to go to the hospital for much-needed treatment. With empathy and hard-earned wisdom, Living and Dying in Brick City presents an urgent picture of medical care in our cities. It is an important resource guide for anyone at risk, anyone close to those at risk, and anyone who cares about the fate of our cities. Praise for Living and Dying in Brick City “A pull-no-punches look at health care from a seldom-heard sector . . . Living and Dying isn’t a sky-is-falling chronicle. It’s a real, gutsy view of a city hospital.”—Essence “Gripping . . . a prescription to help kids dream bigger than their circumstances, from someone who really knows.”—People “[Dr. Davis] is really a local hero. His story has inspired so many of our young people, and he’s got his finger on the pulse of what is a challenge in Newark, and frankly all across America. . . . I think his book is going to make a big impact.”—Cory Booker “Some memoirs are heartfelt, some are informative and some are even important. Few, however, are all three. . . . As rare as it is for a book to be heartfelt, well written and inspirational, it’s even rarer for a critic to say that a book should be required reading. This ought to be included in high school curricula—for the kids in the suburbs who have no idea what life is like in the inner cities, and for the kids in the inner cities to know that there is a way out.”—The Star-Ledger “Dramatic and powerful.”—New York Daily News “This book just might save your life. Sampson Davis shares fascinating stories from the E.R. and addresses the inner-city health crisis. His book is an important investment in your most valuable resource: your health.”—Suze Orman, author of The Money Class

Fire from the Rock

Fire from the Rock
Author: Sharon Draper
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781440651366
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Release: 2008-09-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sylvia is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in the fall of 1957, whether people like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop the change from coming. It is up to her generation to make it happen, in as many different ways as there are colors in the world.

A Man for All Markets

A Man for All Markets
Author: Edward O. Thorp
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781400067961
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

We Got the Beat

We Got the Beat
Author: Charlotte Caffey
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781617759574
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Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Akashic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An exuberant celebration of dance and play in picture book form, based on Charlotte Caffey's joyful classic made famous by the Go-Go's. See the people walking down the street Fall in line just watching all their feet They don't know where they want to go But they're walking in time They got the beat... We Got the Beat is a children's picture book based on the hit song by the 1980s new wave group the Go-Go's. Consisting of five members, the all-female band rocked the nation with their charisma and musical genius. Their hit song "We Got the Beat" spent three weeks at #2 on the Billboard 100 and became their signature song. Says the New York Times: the Go-Go's "taught a new generation the power of the girl gang." With lyrics by Go-Go's member Charlotte Caffey and illustrations by Kaitlyn Shea O'Connor, this picture book tells the story of what it is like to live life dancing to the beat, while enjoying friends, nature, and the fun that surrounds you. We Got the Beat will make both parents and children get their groove on and show off their best dance moves. "Songs like 'We Got the Beat' were built with a timeless durability as solidly constructed as a Motown hit." --New York Times

We Beat the Street Novel Units Student Packet

We Beat the Street Novel Units Student Packet
Author: Novel Units
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1561375632
Available:
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Novel Units, Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781292310565
Available:
Release: 2019-11-20
Editor: Pearson UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We Beat the Street

We Beat the Street
Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0142406279
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three boys, who made a pact to stick together through the rough times in their impoverished Newark neighborhood, found the strength to work through their difficulties and complete high school, college, and medical school together.

The Man Who Solved the Market

The Man Who Solved the Market
Author: Gregory Zuckerman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780735217997
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award The unbelievable story of a secretive mathematician who pioneered the era of the algorithm--and made $23 billion doing it. Jim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen, or George Soros--can touch his record. Since 1988, Renaissance's signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66 percent. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion; Simons is worth twenty-three billion dollars. Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that's sweeping the world. As Renaissance became a market force, its executives began influencing the world beyond finance. Simons became a major figure in scientific research, education, and liberal politics. Senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign and funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort. Mercer also impacted the campaign behind Brexit. The Man Who Solved the Market is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It's also a story of what Simons's revolution means for the rest of us.

Boundless Grace

Boundless Grace
Author: Mary Hoffman,Caroline Binch
Pages: 329
ISBN: 061333678X
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Release: 2000-12-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Grace is invited for a visit with her father and his new family in Africa.

Beating the Street

Beating the Street
Author: Peter Lynch
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451687064
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Release: 2012-03-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Legendary money manager Peter Lynch explains his own strategies for investing and offers advice for how to pick stocks and mutual funds to assemble a successful investment portfolio. Develop a Winning Investment Strategy—with Expert Advice from “The Nation’s #1 Money Manager.” Peter Lynch’s “invest in what you know” strategy has made him a household name with investors both big and small. An important key to investing, Lynch says, is to remember that stocks are not lottery tickets. There’s a company behind every stock and a reason companies—and their stocks—perform the way they do. In this book, Peter Lynch shows you how you can become an expert in a company and how you can build a profitable investment portfolio, based on your own experience and insights and on straightforward do-it-yourself research. In Beating the Street, Lynch for the first time explains how to devise a mutual fund strategy, shows his step-by-step strategies for picking stock, and describes how the individual investor can improve his or her investment performance to rival that of the experts. There’s no reason the individual investor can’t match wits with the experts, and this book will show you how.

The Motley Fool Investment Guide

The Motley Fool Investment Guide
Author: David Gardner,Tom Gardner
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780743216111
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Release: 2001-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For Making Sense of Investing Today...the Fully Revised and Expanded Edition of the Bestselling The Motley Fool Investment Guide Today, with the Internet, anyone can be an informed investor. Once you learn to tune out the hype and focus on meaningful factors, you can beat the Street. The Motley Fool Investment Guide, completely revised and updated with clear and witty explanations, deciphers all the new information -- from evaluating individual stocks to creating a diverse investment portfolio. David and Tom Gardner have investing ideas for you -- no matter how much time or money you have. This new edition of The Motley Fool Investment Guide is built for today's investor, sophisticate and novice alike, with updated information on: Finding high-growth stocks that will beat the market over the long term Identifying volatile young companies that traditional valuation measures may miss Using Fool.com and the Internet to locate great sources of useful information

Awaken

Awaken
Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Pages: 320
ISBN: 054757407X
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Release: 2011-05-23
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space. This ebook includes a sample chapter of MIDDLE GROUND.

We Beat the Street

We Beat the Street
Author: Sampson Davis,George Jenkins,Rameck Hunt
Pages: 194
ISBN: 1322832285
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Vision Investing

Vision Investing
Author: Eugene Ng
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9798671539479
Available:
Release: 2020-08-09
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beat Wall Street & Gain Great Long-Term Returns Using Proven Investment Tools & Information Straight From a Seasoned Investor! What are your beliefs for investing, or what would you like it to be? Are your beliefs empowering or disempowering? Have you made or lost money? Investing in the stock market presents a myriad of opportunities to build and store lasting wealth. In fact, a 2019 study found that stocks have decisively outpaced bonds and cash, making them the most profitable investment over the last 120 years. However, you don't need to empty your entire savings account just so you can invest in high-fee unit trusts, or complex hedge funds, nor do you absolutely have to hire a Wall Street professional to do your investing for you. Truth be told, you don't need an advanced degree in finance to make it big in the stock market. All you need is to give yourself adequate time, cultivate the right mindset, and - of course - add "Vision Investing" in your toolkit. "Vision Investing" is by Eugene Ng, seasoned investor and Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Vision Capital. Since its inception in 2017, Vision Capital has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 every year, returning +143.0% versus +30.1% for the benchmark. Vision Capital seeks to bring the vision of a better collective global future to life by only investing in innovative, technology-driven companies that create positive, meaningful impact in the world. In his book, beginners like you will get proven strategies and evidence-based information on how to go above and beyond the average investor, build your own wealth, beat Wall Street by a long shot, and bring the vision of a better collective global future to life! Over the course of this game-changing guide, you will: Quickly learn why long-term investments provide better, more rewarding yields than short-term trades Make full use of your advantages as an individual investor and gain an edge over Wall Street and finance professionals using evidence-based strategies Pick winning, values-centered companies to invest in within your own industry without the need to hire a professional And so much more! "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." - Warren Buffett With the help of this book, you will be able to learn how to avoid the mediocre and become a full-fledged shareholder who invests and owns shares in some of the best values-driven businesses out there, all while contributing to the vision of a better tomorrow for all! Scroll up, Click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Beat Wall Street Today!

Beat The Bank Canadian Guide To Simply Successful Investing

Beat The Bank  Canadian Guide To Simply Successful Investing
Author: Larry Bates
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1775343707
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things
Author: Hunter Biden
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982151119
Available:
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival. When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of forty-six. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today—a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.