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The Small Business Guide to Online Marketing A step-by-step guide to growing your business online

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If you run a small business, then your customers are online. They search for products online, they assess stores and service providers online, and they buy online. So you and your business need an online presence; the time has long past when a business can afford to be without a website. Once your business has a website, you can't stop there. You need to invest time and energy in establishing your online presence so that your website and range of online marketing tactics work effectively. This is where The Small Business Guide to Online Marketing comes in.

This guide to setting up and growing your online presence tells you everything you need to know to get your business' online marketing started and then how to develop your approach. Lola Bailey begins by laying down the essential basics that you need in place before steadily building up to more advanced techniques. Jargon is carefully avoided and step-by-step worked examples illustrate the processes to follow.

You will learn:

- What internet marking is and how it drives sales
- The importance of superior content
- How to utilise online performance metrics
- What SEO is and how to use it
- The benefits of social media
- How to use affiliate marketing
- What to consider when optimising for mobile

If you have up until now shied away from giving your business an online presence because of uncertainty about how to use internet marketing or its use for you, or if you have started to market online but would like to enhance your approach, The Small Business Guide to Online Marketing is for you.
ISBN: 9781908003300
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Pitching Products For Small Business How to successfully prepare your business, brand and products, and sell to retail buyers

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Have you come up with the next big thing? Or found a new way to improve an existing idea? Either way, your next step is to get your product into the stores on the high street. This may seem daunting or even unachievable but you can do it, without the need for warehouses full of stock and expensive consultants.

In this new book, Laura Rigney, founder of Pitcher House (www.pitcherhouse.co.uk), draws on her years of retail sales experience to help you navigate the path from product development and branding to pitching your idea to buyers at high street and online retailers.

Topics covered include:

- Building a strong brand.

- The best sales methods for your product.

- All the prior research required, including market and industry research, retailer backgrounds, and how to conduct it.

- Where to find information about buyers and how to approach them.

- How to structure and deliver your pitch to buyers.

- How to maintain and grow your business once your products are stocked.

There are also invaluable case studies that give you an insight into what to expect, both from buyers, who describe what makes a good and bad pitch, and from business owners, who describe their experiences. Learn the pitching dos and don'ts from both sides.

Pitching Products for Small Business is your essential guide to getting your product on the high street.
ISBN: 9780857190413
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Refreshingly simple finance for small business A straight-talking guide to finance and accounting

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**Updated for 2013**

Is fear of the money side of running a business holding you back? Would you love to turn your passion into a small business, but are frightened of getting on the wrong side of the taxman? Do you run a small business and find it's a desperate struggle to keep all your paperwork in the right place, never mind work out how much tax you should pay each year?

In this friendly, informative book, bilingual qualified accountant Emily Coltman guides you through what you need to know on the finance and accounting side when you're setting up and running a small business.

Emily speaks plain English as well as accountants jargon! She has many years experience of helping small business owners with their finance and accounting, and this book is written for anyone running a small business for whom double entry might as well be double Dutch!

This book explains the different ways a business can be set up and structured legally and what the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of structure are, including the different taxes that each has to pay, and when those taxes have to be paid.

It looks at where you might find the money to start or grow your business, and why you might choose the different sources.

There are suggestions for how to organise your paperwork and advice on what records you need to keep and for how long.

You'll hear how to keep on the right side of the taxman, what expenses you can and can't claim tax relief on, and how to claim tax relief when you buy equipment for your business - and what 'tax relief' actually is!

This easy-to-read bitesize guide answers all the tax and accounting questions you have - and those you haven't thought of yet.
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ISBN: 9781908003065
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The Maverick Dispatches from an unrepentant capitalist

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For eight years between 1998 and 2006, Luke Johnson wrote a regular column as 'The Maverick' in The Sunday Telegraph. His short, pithy essays tackled subjects ranging from rich lists to bankrupt companies, from high finance to investment techniques, from philanthropy to trophy wives, bringing a practitioner's eye to the commercial world and the people in it. The Maverick quickly developed a cult following among readers who wanted to understand the blunt truth about investment, entrepreneurs, business history, and corporate life.

This book brings together 84 of the best articles, with updates, in a single volume. What makes them unique is that Luke Johnson is not just a first-class writer, he is also one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs. He made his name with PizzaExpress, has run and owned businesses in many different sectors, and now takes stakes in fast-growing businesses through his company, Risk Capital Partners. He is also Chairman of Channel 4. The diversity of his experience enables him to write with insight and perspective about the very serious matter of making and losing money.

If you are in business, you will find The Maverick entertaining, informative and inspiring. If you are not in business, you will discover what makes business people tick, the hurdles they have to overcome to succeed, and the substantial benefits they bring to society.
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ISBN: 9781906659448
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Universities increasingly encourage spin-out companies from their own departments, and interest from entrepreneurs and the commercial sphere is only set to develop further in coming years. With this in mind, Professor Graham Richards - an academic and businessman who has had many years of involvement with spin-out companies - has written this book as a guide and an inspiration for those who are thinking about commercialising intellectual property and creating a spin-out company.

In an informative and enjoyable style he describes his personal experiences of the processes involved in launching a spin-out; from the key decisions that have to be made through to those inevitable mistakes to be learnt from. The University of Oxford has an outstanding record in forming spin-out companies, and has become one of the leading UK universities in this activity. Within the University, the Department of Chemistry has played a central role, with £80 million being contributed to university funds by spin-out companies that have emerged from the department. 'Spin-Outs' provides an insight into how this has been achieved, and carefully signposts the route for taking an academic's intellectual property from the lab, to a start-up company and then on to flotation on the stock market.

As a former head of Chemistry at Oxford, Professor Graham Richards is uniquely placed to describe this process. The author gives a real-life focus to his account by using illustrative examples of the businesses in which he was personally involved, drawing extensively on the case study of Oxford Molecular Ltd to show how this company was spun-out in practice.

The book provides invaluable information for universities about what can be achieved and how. It also provides guidance to the entrepreneur with thoughts of creating a high-tech company: the pitfalls, the problems and what is needed, as well as an indication of the potential benefits to all concerned.
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ISBN: 9781906659424
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150 Ultimate Business Secrets From beer and chocolate to lingerie – exclusive tips for success from Britain's elite entrepreneurs

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'150 Ultimate Business Secrets' is a distillation of the experience and wisdom of successful businesspeople into a concise, easy-to-follow set of rules that makes it easy for you to access top tips and insider secrets that lead the way toward business success.

Britain's elite entrepreneurs reveal how they started, what helped them develop while others failed and, hard work aside, what special thing or things made their creation transform from a hopeful, tentative start-up into a flourishing and admired business. There is plenty of practical business advice that you can put into action to get your business moving.

Rules are included on the following topics: starting a business, customers and competitors, family business, luck, leadership... And lots more!

Pick up '150 Ultimate Business Secrets' now and take the first step to putting your business on the road to success.
ISBN: 9780857193223
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Doing business with Latin America An introduction to Brazil, Mexico, Chile and other exciting markets

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Latin America is much more than football and beaches. A continent of 600 million people enjoying a period of strong economic growth is now attracting worldwide attention for its amazing opportunities. But are UK small businesses making the most of these opportunities? If not, what is stopping them?

Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, a native Latin America with wide experience in the UK, shares in a simple and friendly manner, what every UK SME needs to know about doing business with Latin America - the geography and the people of a fascinating continent; the exciting range of opportunities, as well as honestly exposing the barriers and how to handle them.

From business etiquette to import barriers, from currency issues to multilingual ecommerce, Gabriela explores the wealth of information out there, interviewing key business owners and experts, and translating this into a thoroughly researched yet very user-friendly book, with British efficiency and Latin American charm!

A small business owner herself, Gabriela knows how to talk to her audience - and inspire them to a journey full of possibilities.
ISBN: 9781908003553
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Can I Quote You on That? A practical guide for anyone about to be interviewed in print, over the phone, on TV or on the radio

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Media contact is a fact of business life. And yet this is the only book on the market that focuses exclusively on getting the best out of contact with journalists. It's written by a journalist, about journalists, and based on a long-established and successful media-training course. Circulating copies of this book around key executives would be a far cheaper and more cost-effective alternative to hiring media-trainers. Being able to handle the media effectively can be a significant career advantage. Doing it badly can be damaging both to the career and to the company.

This book is a practical guide to handling media contact. It starts at first contact with a journalist and goes right through to discussing whether, and if so how, to follow up an interview. The book looks at print, radio, television and online journalism. There's a chapter on crisis management and one on interviewees' legal rights. A key feature of the book is that it focuses on what journalists want, why they want it, and how to give it to them in a way that achieves favourable media coverage.

Can I quote you on that? describes techniques for handling a variety of interviews successfully, from the visit to your office by a trade journalist, through expected and unexpected telephone interviews, via calls from newspapers and magazines, radio interviews, phone-ins and discussion programmes, to the range of television experiences, including the camera crew at the office, the studio-based interview and the remote studio. There's a chapter on effective interview preparation and an emergency page for reference if the interview is imminent. This book is designed to convey an understanding of how journalists work and how to work with them for mutual benefit.

There are answers to a range of frequently asked questions, from "How can I avoid being misquoted?" right through to "What if they don't ask the questions I want to answer?" The book discusses the subtle techniques that can be used to steer an interview in a favourable direction, and suggests ways of handling not only difficult questions, but also stupid and ignorant questions. There is also advice on how to go about forming mutually beneficial long-term relationships with key journalists.

This is a practical guide that delivers an understanding of how journalists think and why they think that way. This book is a media-training course in its own right.
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ISBN: 9780857191069
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If you want to start your own airline, this book isn't for you.

This is the business book for everyone tired of being told they have to have the next big thing in order to make a living running their own firm. It's the down-to-earth, insider's guide to starting a great business that thrives - without having to takeover the world. Or dance to Lord Sugar's tune. Or go cap-in-hand to the Dragons.

Author and business advisor Ken Horn has helped thousands of people to be a success running their own business, reaching freedom and financial security not by winning the Big Business Idea Lottery but simply through delivering traditional services in existing markets.

Bringing a master's knowledge of the ins and outs of starting and running a successful small business, Ken:

- strips away the mystery surrounding starting your own business
- packages up the common challenges of starting up and helps readers tackle them
- cuts through the information overload and provides only what you really need to know to launch a small business
- reveals in what order to best tackle things and what can be left till later or ignored entirely.

He also uncovers a whole host of secret shortcuts that are too easily missed - especially when it comes to sales and marketing.

Straight-talking, bursting with examples, packed with inspiration - and promising not to waste a minute of your time - this book is like having a top business mentor on hand throughout your start-up journey. Get going now!
ISBN: 9780857194411
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eBay Selling Success Top tips from an expert eBay PowerSeller

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Top tips from long-term PowerSeller and eBay expert Bob Pugh

The eBay marketplace can be daunting for the inexperienced seller and it can seem tough to go up against established PowerSellers. But it is possible for your business to compete successfully, and make a good profit, if you plan carefully, work efficiently and take the right approach.

To help you on your way, Robert Pugh, author of the hugely popular eBay Business Handbook, has produced this collection of essential eBay tips. In this concise guide Robert - or Mollybol to the eBay community - reveals the techniques that have enabled him to become a successful and profitable seller over a period of seven years... and counting!

Find out:

- What to sell and where to find stock
- How to structure your item descriptions
- How to optimise your eBay shop for keyword-based search engines
- Customer service and eBay etiquette that can make a huge difference

And lots more too!

If you have made a start on eBay but are looking to take things to the next level and increase sales and maximise profits, this book will provide you with loads of useful ideas.
ISBN: 9780857192332
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Every small business needs to punch above its weight online. This book shows you exactly how to do it.

The perfect antidote to dubious how-to sites, books that talk to you like you're an idiot, or consultants that charge the earth, this guide gets down to business with 12 experts who know exactly what it's like to grow a small business online in this ultra-competitive environment.

They reveal the secrets of:

- establishing an online business: from initial concept through to launch
- web design: what makes a well-designed site that people will enjoy visiting and returning to, whether you are designing yourself or commissioning someone else
- Facebook: how to grab your slice of the 850 million users of the world's most popular social network and sell to them successfully without scaring them away
- Twitter: how to strengthen your business's relationships with existing and prospective customers, and build its influence in your industry
- LinkedIn: how to make profitable connections and get business through your network,
- writing copy: how to describe your business memorably and dazzle with content that people will love
- online videos: how to film effective videos for your business and capture relevant and valuable viewers
- email marketing: how to build your business with emails that don't get instantly deleted but convert prospects into sales and establish long-term relationships

And an awful lot more!

Using the web to build your business effectively is essential, and this book is THE unputdownable guide.
ISBN: 9780857192721
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Eyewitness The Rise and Fall of Dorling Kindersley

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By the close of the last millennium Dorling Kindersley had become one of the most recognisable brands in publishing. Across the range of illustrated household reference titles, from children's books to travel guides, its distinctive look of colourful images cut out against a white background could be seen on bookshelves throughout the country - and indeed the publishing world.

Apart from three minor acquisitions, DK had grown organically over 25 years to be a publicly listed company with a turnover of £200 million, some 1500 employees, publishing arms across the English language markets, a 50-strong international sales force that dealt with more than 400 publishers, a direct selling business with 30,000 independent distributors, and had expanded its skills for delivering handsomely designed reference books into the new media of videos, CD-ROMs and online educational content. Then a series of catastrophic printing decisions brought the company to its knees, and ultimately into the arms of Pearson.

Christopher Davis is uniquely positioned to tell the story of DK's rise and fall. He joined the company at its foundation and in due course became Group Publisher. The narrative he provides is a dual one, encompassing the visionary genius of Peter Kindersley and the publishing revolution he fomented, and charting the remarkable, sometimes precarious, frequently hilarious, roller-coaster ride as the company grew from a handful of people in a studio in South London to a substantial global business.

In the rapidly changing publishing climate of today, this book is also a nostalgic reminder of a time when creativity could flourish unburdened by the shackles of corporate bureaucracy.
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ISBN: 9780857191366
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How to Make a Good Living Running Your Own Business A low-cost way to start a business you can live off

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This is a brilliantly revealing, often laugh-out-loud guide for every dreamer, college-leaver and second career-er who has ever thought about starting their own business but fallen asleep in the first chapter of a typical business book.

Based on what entrepreneur Robin Bennett has found to work over the last 20-odd years in business, it is a frank, witty and revealing look at exactly how to become your own boss without going mad or broke.

Discover:

- what a real USP looks like (and why it doesn't have to change the world, unless you want it to)

- the simple secrets of effective business planning (from a man who has started more than ten businesses)

- all the places you can get money to start your business (often for free)

- the ultimate guide to sales and negotiation (and how to deal with others haggling your prices down)

- how to hire the right staff and get the best out of them (without coming across like David Brent)

- how to run a business every day whilst keeping a beady eye on the future (so that you don't go broke, your competitors don't put you out of business and you can grow healthily).

This book is a detailed description of how to start a small business from scratch, with relatively little money, and how that business can give you a comfortable standard of living with little or no risk in the long term.

Read it and find out how you too can make a good living and still live the good life!
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ISBN: 9780857192844
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Cook Wrap Sell A Guide to Starting and running a successful food business from your kitchen

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From producing for pleasure to producing for profit!

With the growing demand for traditional, well-cooked, locally-sourced, homemade food there's never been a better time to start your own food business. You can sell your products at local food fairs, farmers' markets, food festivals and online. You can even get the ear of the supermarkets. Meanwhile, with modern technology and social media, it's never been easier to promote your products.

Produced in partnership with Country Living Magazine, this book will help you to:

- turn your love of food into a thriving small business, with the right idea and a watertight business plan
- create a home-based kitchen that complies with health and safety legislation
- use social media to promote your produce and brand
- become part of a vibrant community selling at farmers' markets and food festivals across the UK
- sell into shops, pubs and giant supermarket chains

This book is sprinkled with real-life stories of people making money from cooking, baking, blogging and much more besides. You'll meet soft drink producers, beef burger and sausage makers, chocolate and fudge specialists . . . and more.

All of them started from scratch and are now successfully selling into everywhere from farm shops to supermarkets. With this book you can join them.
ISBN: 9781908003492
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Setting Up & Growing Your Business The Essential Little Black Business Book

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Little Black Books offer a feet-on-the-ground, pared down, common sense, no holds barred and hopefully constructive take on the things that can make your business soar or sour! You will find them full of:

- Practical steps and suggestions
- Ideas and initiatives
- Inspiration and incentives
- Suggestions to help you prioritise and get you thinking
- Reasons for trusting your own common sense and business instincts.

They'll also show that whilst there's no short-cut to success, sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places by just looking at things from unusual angles.
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ISBN: 9781908003157
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From Nothing to Everything tells the extraordinary story of Rami Ranger, award-winning business-owner, philanthropist and political reformer. Beginning with a dramatic flight from home during the turmoil of the break-up of India in 1947, Rami's journey takes in the assassination of his father, childhood hardship under the guiding hand of his mother, emigration to England and the long fight against prejudice to achieve success on a scale he could hardly have imagined as a naive young immigrant in London in 1971.

Having founded his first enterprise with just £2 and a typewriter in 1987, Rami now oversees Sun Mark, a £160-million-a-year operation that has become one of Britain's fastest-growing and most decorated businesses. The business has received a record-breaking five successive Queen's Awards and Rami himself has been awarded the MBE for his efforts to foster greater social and political opportunities for the British Asian community.

En route from poverty to riches, Rami offers lessons in business and lessons in life, drawing heavily on the values instilled in him by a mother who, having lost her husband, home and ancestral homeland, refused to give up on her children. As Rami himself puts it: "My story shows that one does not need a rich father, an elite education or the old schoolboy network to help one in life. What one needs is self-respect, ethics, commitment and empathy for others."

It has indeed been a journey from nothing to everything for one of the most successful British Asians of his generation - and his story, told in his own words, provides an inspiration for anyone who faces obstacles in their quest to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.
ISBN: 9780857193728
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50 Top Tech Tools and Tips Making the most of technology in your business

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Technology is all around us. Mobile phones, computers, the internet, e-mail, satellite navigation - the list is endless.

But are you making the most of technology in YOUR business?

Whether you run a retail shop or a home based business, using the right technology can radically transform the way you operate, making you more efficient, saving you time and money, and inspiring you to push your business further.

This eBook aims to introduce business owners to new technology tools which will enhance or even revolutionise the way you operate your business! Coupled with tips to make the best use of your new found tools, this eBook will supercharge you and launch your business into the techno-sphere.

So what are you waiting for, lets plug in, log-on and get started...
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ISBN: 9781908003249
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This book is for anyone who wants to leave a dent in the world.

Jim Duffy has helped thousands of people realise their dreams in business with his start-up accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark. In his first book, he's here to help you do the same. Create Special reveals the secret sauce of successful entrepreneuring® - showing you exactly what it takes to train yourself for success as an entrepreneur and in life.

With wit and wisdom, and drawing on real-life case studies of people just like you, Jim sets out:

- What it really means to be an entrepreneur - and how so many get this fatally wrong
- How to be enabled - and overcome any obstacle that gets in your way
- The secret methods of unbelievable focus - and the incredible rewards that flow from it
- How entrepreneurs deal with risk, uncertainty and volatility - and you can too
- How to gain and maintain the right mindset as an entrepreneur - and be truly authentic
- What the right kind of entrepreneurial discipline looks like - and how to build it day by day
- Why you should shoot for the moon - and what happens when you get there.

This is a brilliantly no-nonsense and concise book that refuses to waste a second of your time - a companion to take with you and re-read again and again on your entrepreneurial journey. Even if you don't want to start a business, Jim's lessons on thinking and acting like an entrepreneur can change your life for the better. Get inspired and skilled up whatever stage you're at in business or life - and go create special!

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ISBN: 9780857196149
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Events are a proven route to increasing sales, raising your profile and becoming an expert in your field. That’s why Enterprise Nation has partnered with Eventbrite to offer this free eBook which offers all you need to know to organise and host a successful event of your own.

Without too much work and a little smart planning, events can offer big rewards, including:

- PR buzz
- Project your business as a thought leader
- Increase demand for your product/service by educating the market
- Generate leads and help close sales
- Build a community around your company and increase loyalty

Those are just a few of the benefits, and great events can achieve all of the above in one go!

From this eBook you’ll learn:

- How to pick the right event for your business so it aligns with your goals
- Run an event on a limited budget
- Promote your event in a few easy steps
- Get all the essentials right, so your attendees have a great time
- Follow-up to gain even more benefits after the event has finished

We hope you enjoy the content and host some wildly successful events!
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ISBN: 9780857194879
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Design Create Sell A guide to starting and running a successful fashion business

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Making the dream a reality...

The fashion business is an exciting and diverse industry to be involved with and the number of people starting up fashion related businesses is increasing every year.

These new entrepreneurs are coming from many different backgrounds including design graduates looking to start their own label, designers working for other companies that have decided its time to be their own boss, and those wanting to utilise their transferable skills to set up a business that can fit around their family commitments.There are also the innovators that have invented or identified a new product they want to launch.

This essential guide will give readers an overview of the fashion industry and what makes it tick. It will guide them through the issues they need to think about before they start and take them through the key steps involved in setting up a new business. Readers will learn how to conduct the research needed for their business plan and get practical guidance on building your brand, getting your product made, marketing & PR and how and where to sell products.

This comprehensive book will inspire fashion lovers to turn their dream into a reality.
ISBN: 9781908003508
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Wake Up and Sell the Coffee! The Story of Coffee Nation and how to start, build and sell a high-growth business

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A high-growth success story

Martyn Dawes set out to build a high-growth business with a simple idea and the will to do whatever was required to make it a success. Twelve years later he sold this business - Coffee Nation - for £23m.

Along the way, among many highs and lows, there was the thrill of seeing an idea come to life, costly failed trials and false starts, countless business plans, learning how and when to raise funding, the personal journey of surviving when success seemed so distant and securing contracts with some of the biggest retailers in the world. This is the story of how a great British business was built - from a blank sheet of paper - and how it came to be one of the nation's favourite consumer brands. It's also a guide to help any aspiring entrepreneur put their business on the path to high growth.

Through the course of an exciting narrative, Martyn shares his experiences of growing a business and his knowledge of what you should and shouldn't do. Mistakes to avoid are revealed just as honestly as the good decisions, making this is an unusually frank and valuable account for anyone looking to build their own business.

All areas from start-up to exit are covered, including:

- How to come up with an idea and know if it's any good
- Researching and testing your business model
- When you should not write a business plan and why not
- The process of pitching to investors and raising funding
- Negotiating contracts and controlling your finances
- A special final chapter on how to set up a business for high-growth from the outset

Coffee Nation was based on the reliable principles of a simple idea, a compelling vision, a high-quality product and relentless enterprise. If you have the desire and vision to build your own high-growth business - or you want to read a fascinating story of how it has been done - look no further. It's time to wake up and sell the coffee.
ISBN: 9780857193605
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Despite being one of the most mature online marketing technologies available to today's small and medium-sized business marketer, email marketing continues to pack a punch way beyond its weight or cost. The fact is that email marketing, if you treat it right, works better than any other marketing technique available - both on or offline.

This book is for any entrepreneur, business owner or marketer who values the idea of building and maintaining relationships with existing customers and prospects, and forging new connections by creating and delivering timely and targeted content. It tells you how to put in place the important principles and techniques that will improve your email marketing, making it more engaging for your audience and more profitable for you.

No matter what kind of business you are in, email marketing, combined with the simple best practices featured here, will help you increase customer retention and drive profitability.

If you want to start making relationships pay, now is the time to invest in email marketing. This guide from John Hayes will get you started in the right way, or show you how to improve the email marketing you are already doing.
ISBN: 9781908003690
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Have you always wanted to run your own business but feel nervous about having no support? Perhaps you have great business skills but are having trouble dreaming up a product or service that everyone will want...

Setting up a franchise or direct selling business means you can be your own boss, be in control of your own profits and still have the safety net of a tried-and-triumphed business formula.

Small-business expert Emma Jones has been foraging through the franchise world to find you the very best opportunities available. The franchises she has chosen all offer great training, ongoing support and a chance to be in control of your business.

Plus, Emma has scouted out companies that will offer you sound business models at an affordable price, making them appropriate for any first-time business owner.

Emma also shows you what to look out for when you select your franchise business and offers advice and guidance for getting your new business off the ground.

So whether it's editing a local magazine, running food-tasting parties or managing a fleet of couriers, you'll be sure to find an inspiring small business opportunity, and advice to get you on your way, with Brightword's 50 Fantastic Franchises.
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The Tangled World Understanding Human Connections, Networks & Complexity

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Every form of life in the world is connected: individuals, groups, businesses, governments. There is no such thing as total isolation. Many of these connections are plain to see, and it is a commonplace to say we live in a global village. Crucially, though, the various links and relationships have been difficult for classical analysis to understand and predict.

As networks and connectivity are central to the human experience, there has been a long history of trying to understand these linkages and to predict their influences and impacts; but the traditional approaches have yielded unsatisfactory explanations.

Many attempts at analysis have centred round ideas of describing the world in terms of free independent agents. But it is agents' 'linkages', both strong and weak, that underpin much of human activity. Whether it is stock market moves, sudden adoption of new technologies, or the unexpected consequences of long chains of events, the inter-connectivity of life appears to defy simple explanation.

In this revealing work the authors draw on multiple sources to uncover the answers to the big questions about group behaviour, connections and the complex relationships that drive our world. In particular:

- What happens when agents interact?

- Is it possible to make sense of all these connections?

- Why are some connections more important than others?

- In a world of hugely complex and intricate links, what are 'super spreaders', and why are they critical?

- Can we measure and model 'emergence'?

- What are the new approaches and thinking we need to embrace and understand the world around us?
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Auto Enrolment The Essential Guide to Workplace Pensions for Small & Medium Businesses

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This year is the biggest so far for the small and medium-sized businesses enrolling their staff into a workplace pension. Picking up all the knowledge you need to make things run smoothly and avoid hefty fines has never been more crucial.

This new free eBook from workplace pension provider Smart Pension will help you go from auto enrolment novice to seasoned pensions pro in one easy step. It offers a great insight into the practicalities of running a successful pension scheme - and is a very readable companion for founders, HR staff and those advising firms that are going through enrolment.

The book includes:

- Top tips for choosing the right auto enrolment package
- Concise expert analysis from industry leaders
- A simple checklist
- Time-saving hacks to make life easier
- Practical tips for ensuring success into the future

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Now You’ve Been Shortlisted Your step-by-step guide to being successful at interviews and assessment centres

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This book is for anyone that has received a 'you've been shortlisted' letter and wants to feel more confident and prepared for their forthcoming interview.

It covers the different types of psychometric testing companies use, the various forms of interviews they employ, from first interview to panel interview to competency-based interview, as well as all aspects of performing well at assessment centres.

The book finishes with advice on questions to ask at the end of the interview, different ways to follow up and what to expect at the start of your new job.
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Become your own boss, in your own time!

Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of 'Spare Room Start Up', delves into the working 5pm to 9pm trend and profiles 60 people who are running successful businesses outside of their normal office hours, everything from writing, baking and accounting, to magic, music and even pig farming! She offers over 50 ideas of businesses you can run in your spare time and looks at franchise ideas that can be run in the same way.

There's advice on starting a business, sales, marketing, technology and how to maintain your social life whilst working 5 to 9.

If you are:

- In a job but not sure for how much longer, or
- Wanting to pursue a passion, hobby or skill for light relief and extra income, or
- Dreaming of becoming your own boss but not quite sure where to start

Then this inspiring and practical book is for you!
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IT'S HARD TO FIND TACOS IN AFRICA.

What is a self-made man or woman? Ever thought about it? Success is not a straight-line deal. There is no A-to-Z path, and there are no magic beans that will carry you upward overnight. Have you ever wondered how to start, scale up, build teams, and flourish in an uncontested market? I can tell you. I did it.

In 1992, I landed in Estonia with $400 in my pocket. There, I discovered a truth that changed my life and the way I conducted business: You can make a lot of money as an entrepreneur by moving decisively in blue-sky markets - markets where you face very little competition and the tide can carry you to riches.

Over the next decade and a half, I built a portfolio of businesses worth $200 million. Now, I want to share the paths that led me to success, passing on my knowledge to you. In Why Sell Tacos in Africa? I explain sixteen principles that allowed me to drive such tremendous growth. May you, too, find a blue-market and watch your business soar.

www.pauloberschneider.com

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Entrepreneurship,
Emerging Markets
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Make Money From Makes A guide to turning your hobby into a business

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Make Money from Makes is for anyone who has a passion, skill or hobby and an interest in turning this into a business. You may be baking cakes for friends and family and dreaming of doing this full-time, or have a way with words that could be turned into commissions. Maybe you paint or draw and wonder if those who offer praise would be prepared to pay for your creations, or whether your flair for fashion could lead to financial return.

Whatever your talent, it's likely you can turn this into a business with customers paying for the quality products or services you offer. Whether artisan or tailor, writer or baker, what you will discover from this book is how to:

- Make sales beyond friends and family
- Promote your brand and become well known
- Register the company and manage the finances
- Embrace technology to save time and money
- Convey a professional image; online and off
- Create a support network and work with partners

Above all, it shows how to make money from doing what you love!

The book is also packed with stories of people who have successfully started and grown their own businesses, with all of them giving their stories and top tips for success.

With clear steps, useful links and expert advice, consider this book your guide as you launch your business, and embark on a most exciting adventure!
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This is the ultimate introduction to branding your business - a free eBook to help you define, present and maintain your business brand, produced in partnership between Enterprise Nation and iStock.

From tone of voice to brand guidelines we've got you covered. You'll find links to webinars and other helpful and free online tools. Consider this your branding companion, guiding you in plain English with helpful hints and real life scenario's including Jim Cregan of Jimmy's Iced Coffee and Jane Field of Jonny's Sister.

Discover how to work with a portfolio of images and read about the social media platforms that could make you money and drive traffic to your business. You'll find out about buying, licensing and how to use brand imagery effectively, with advice fromiStock, the original crowd-sourced imagery site that helps you create beautiful, visual work without breaking the budget.

There are tips on communication from Jessie Warrener of SimplyBusiness.co.uk, expert advice from brand adviser Paul Bailey and top tips from Julie Cottineau of BrandTwist, Jessica Ann, CEO & Creative Director of Jessica Ann Media and more.

As a small business in a world where consumers are savvy, connected and regularly exposed to newness you only have seconds to get your brand across. By following the steps in this eBook you''ll be able to define your brand, present it, and keep it consistent and refreshed.
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ISBN: 9780857194718
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Crafting a Successful Small Business Making, marketing and merchandising

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The UK handmade market is currently riding high as our attitudes to shopping and the products we want to buy are changing. With this change comes a new wave of manufacturers - small, local and talented.

If you are a producer of handmade products, or you have a craft hobby and are thinking about taking the next step and wondering how to do it, then this book has the answers. In it you will find out:

- How to turn your hobby into a small business
- Where to sell your products, both on and offline
- How to price your products
- How to develop a unique and recognisable brand
- Where to start with visual merchandising
- How to use social media to market your business

This book not only takes you through these points in no-nonsense plain English, but also has quirky craft activities to complete along the way.

Jam-packed with top hints and tips from real-life crafty small business owners in the know, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to craft their way to success!
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My Start-Up Plan The business plan toolkit

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Are you trying to write a business plan, but struggling? Are you put off by lengthy business planning books which you tuck away on a bookshelf, before ever attempting to read them? If you are, don't despair. Here's the solution!

Brightword Publishing's new practical guide My StartUp Plan can help you as an aspiring entrepreneur or a start-up company to get your ideas down on paper and plan for your business and its development.

My StartUp Plan takes you through the nine key areas you need to consider when planning for a new or existing venture. Each chapter contains a series of prompting questions which encourage you to develop your ideas and plans for your new venture.

The guide is easy to read and understand, and there's none of that business jargon!Not only will My StartUp Plan enable you to build your business plan quickly and pain-free, but it will also help you to avoid making common mistakes typical of business start-ups.

My StartUp Plan has been written by two experienced business support practitioners who saw a need for a simple guide for their clients struggling with writing their first business plans. The book has already been tried and tested by a number of aspiring entrepreneurs, from 16 to 60 year olds, who claim that the experience was simple, quick, and pain-free!

My StartUp Plan offers you the simple and smart way to build a business plan, so before your bookshelf collapses under the weight of yet another unused business planning book, get your hands on the hands-on toolkit which will help you get your business on the right track.
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Emoti-coms A marketing guide to communicating through emotions. From shouting to singing your message

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Marketing is broken. Everyday, consumers are bombarded with thousands of commercial messages, and they have become increasingly adept at screening out or instantly forgetting them. The advertising quest for eyeballs is floundering and research and developments in technology suggest that reaching people will only get increasingly difficult with time.

Meanwhile, exciting breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology have given us greater insights into human emotions than ever before. And important findings suggest that marketing communication - and consumers - can benefit from this.

Companies that change their promotional efforts to focus on emotional engagement with their would-be customers can convey values and benefits more accurately, be more persuasive, gain better memorisation, have their marketing go viral with greater speed, and ensure they get the best possible returns from product placement and celebrity endorsement.

A share of heart, not a split-second of attention, must now be the goal of all marketers.

Emoti-coms is the revolutionary guide to this new approach. Lucidly covering the theoretical groundwork and introducing actionable ideas, hints and tips for your own emotion-based campaigns, it also addresses the ethical dimension of thisa new and powerful way of getting your message out to the world.

A fascinating and provocative read for all marketing and communications professionals.
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Very Awkward Tax A guide to UK VAT for small business owners

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Of all the UK's myriad taxes, VAT is one that affects us all, but as a small business owner it causes a great deal of uncertainty. When, if at all, should you register for VAT? How do you charge and collect VAT? What do you actually have to pay to HMRC? And what happens if you're making sales, or buying supplies, from outside the UK?

In this new e-book, her third, Emily Coltman ACA, one of the UK's foremost small business accountants, answers all these questions and many more, in the plain, simple English we have come to expect from her work.

Updated March 2015
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Go Global How to take your business to the world

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International trade has moved into a new phase. Gone are the days when years of effort were required in the domestic market before going global. You can now start a company on Monday and be trading with the world by Wednesday. The web has made this perfectly possible and faced with a sluggish UK market there's never been a better time to leverage technology and look overseas; after all, a connection to the internet is a connection to over 1 billion potential customers.

Our politicians are encouraging it and technology is in place to enable it, yet small business owners are resisting the international trade opportunity for fear of perceived language, currency, cultural and business barriers.

In this book, bestselling author Emma Jones, puts paid to these perceptions and shows you don't need big budgets or to be a big business to be a globally successful one. She offers a route map that will have you trading across the globe and illustrates how it can be done, with stories from 20 successful exporters.

Whether you're selling tangibles or services, if you've considered exporting but didn't know where to start or you're making international sales and want to grow further, this is the book for you. Consider it your guide as you embark on a journey of international deals and discovery.

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Updated edition of the City bestseller, with a brand new epilogue.

By most people's standards, Jim Parton was being paid vast sums of money for doing nothing very much in the City. That is until, right in the middle of the recession, he is unceremoniously fired by his ungrateful boss. Sound familiar? Of course. But this is not 2009 mid credit crunch, this is the early 1990s. This a story from the last crisis, telling how Jim survived the shock of losing his job, the fallout from it, and how, despite all of it, he went on to have a happier life (in the end).

This is Jim's story of 'before and after'; of Maseratis and designer clothes; of dim people earning disgusting salaries; of fashionable redundancy becoming feared unemployment - and of what really happens when you spend more time with your wife and family.

A tale from the previous crash then, but one offering hope to those in the City right now and to those outside the City providing an insight to what life is like for people who populate the Square Mile. Find out what happens when the money stops...
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Why do some companies have a seemingly flawless reputation while others constantly fight a losing battle?

Maybe you've always kept social media at arm's length, but the thought of a crisis unfolding online keeps you awake at night. Or you are aware you should be giving clearer direction to your team in the area of reputation building, but aren't sure what to demand or what questions to ask. If so, then The Reputation Playbook is for you.

The fundamental principles of reputation-building haven't changed for decades, but the advent of social media means transparency around how a business acts has. News, good or bad, now travels at internet speed, so to protect and enhance its reputation a business needs to be prepared to respond in real time, whether to customer interaction, news stories or operational errors. And as the leader of your business, the reputation buck stops with you. Your team expects, and needs, you to take the lead.

You don't need to know the how when it comes to using social media, but you do need to know why it is critical that it's on your radar. So you won't find instructions on how to use the various social media platforms in The Reputation Playbook. You will find a lively and insightful examination of how social media affects corporate reputation-building, filled with practical advice and punctuated with real-life examples from the companies that are doing it right - and those that have got it wrong.

Jennifer Janson has gathered data and thoughts from the world's leading thinkers on corporate reputation and also provides a framework for evaluating and mitigating your business' reputational risks. Most important, the Playbook tells you what questions to ask of those around you to ensure your business is building a strong reputation, and minimising the risk of reputational damage, long before a crisis arises.

It is time to think about how your business reputation is affected by social media. All you need to get you started is The Reputation Playbook.
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The key to success in raising funding, whether for yourself or on behalf of a client, is identifying the areas within the company where funding options could apply, and then providing a comprehensive solution specifically designed to meet those needs.

However, many people are unaware of the various options available, and these days there are several out-of-the-box solutions which also move beyond the traditional finance and funding offerings.

The information contained in this Directory provides all the insight and information you require to make a successful application for funding and covers:

- Asset Based Lending (ABL), Factoring and Invoice Discounting
- Leasing and Asset Finance
- Commercial and Corporate Finance
- Banking Finance
- Property Finance
- Trade Finance
- Bridging Finance
- Equity Funding
- Alternative Finance
- Mezzanine and Growth (Debt) Finance
- Turnaround Funding
- Support Organisations
- Associations and Professional Bodies

The Finance and Funding Directory is your essential guide to the financial resources available in the UK today.
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The Finance and Funding Directory 2014/15 A comprehensive guide to the best sources of finance and funding

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The key to success in raising funding, whether for yourself or on behalf of a client, is identifying the areas within the company where funding options could apply, and then providing a comprehensive solution specifically designed to meet those needs.

However, many people are unaware of the various options available, and these days there are several out-of-the-box solutions which also move beyond the traditional finance and funding offerings.

The information contained in this Directory provides all the insight and information you require to make a successful application for funding and covers:

- Asset Based Lending (ABL), Factoring and Invoice Discounting
- Leasing and Asset Finance
- Commercial and Corporate Finance
- Banking Finance
- Property Finance
- Trade Finance
- Bridging Finance
- Equity Funding
- Crowd Funding and Business Angels
- Mezzanine Finance
- Turnaround Funding
- Support Organisations
- Associations and Professional Bodies

The Finance and Funding Directory is your essential guide to the financial resources available in the UK today.
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ISBN: 9780857194251
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How To Become A Business Angel Practical Advice For Aspiring Investors In Unquoted Companies

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Becoming a successful angel

Angel investors are the most important source of capital for UK companies seeking up to £2 million in funding. This importance to the British economy is recognised by the government, which means that attractive tax breaks are available to business angels. Added to this, helping start-up ventures with money and mentoring can be satisfying and fun. If you have considered taking advantage of these tax incentives by making angel investments, or find the idea of providing capital to entrepreneurs - and the potential financial rewards of doing so - appealing, then your starting point should be How to Become a Business Angel.

Richard Hargreaves has 40 years' experience making investments in unquoted companies and as such is well placed to guide those who are new to the area through the process. He knows what to look for in potential deals, the risk-reward structure angels should demand, the times when legal advice must be taken and the pitfalls to be wary of. In a concise, readable manner, he provides practical guidance to all aspects of investing in unquoted companies and gives numerous invaluable case studies from real-life deals so you can see how angel investments work in practice. You will learn:

- Whether angel investing is right for you
- How to find and assess opportunities
- What investment terms angels require
- How to manage investments you have made and resolve problems that arise
- How to exit from investments
- Lessons from real-life deals that went well, and badly, through detailed case studies

If you are looking to build a portfolio of investments in unquoted companies, wish to learn more about the technical side of investment, such as share capital structures and investors' legal rights, or wish to invest your capital in entrepreneurial ventures in the most effective for both you and the entrepreneurs, then this book is for you.
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Micro-Multinationals A Guide to International Finance For Small Business

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A plain English guide to international finance for small UK-based businesses, this book is essential if you're considering exports.

The world is shrinking. If your business has a website, or if you're using Twitter or are on LinkedIn, then you and your business can be seen by people right across the world, and lots of them might be your potential customers.

There are lots of exciting opportunities out there. But there is always a catch. Keeping on the right side of the taxman can be time-consuming enough if you run a small business and don't sell or buy anything outside the UK. When you look outside our borders, there are even more tax traps waiting for the unwary small business owner.

What should you do to make sure you don't fall foul of not only HM Revenue and Customs, but also the tax authorities in the countries where you're buying and selling your wares?

What would it mean for tax if you're travelling overseas yourself to carry out a project for a customer, or if you want to be based in the UK and sell goods or services to customers abroad, or if you want to set up a satellite business outside the UK? How should you deal with selling to customers, and buying from suppliers, in foreign currencies?

You may well want to keep your business small, but what if you want to have a local staff member or agent abroad? What are the pitfalls? And are there any grants or help available for small businesses who want to look beyond the UK's shores for customers?

Emily Coltman answers all these questions and more in this brand new book.

Packed with useful guidance and case studies from UK small business owners who have either spent time working abroad or who are based in the UK but still trade with the world, this book is a must-read for any small business owner who would like to take their business global but is worried about what this would mean for tax.
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When the first edition of Doing Business with Latin America was published, the region was growing and the possibilities were endless. However, the recent global economic slowdown has hit Latin America, too, and so a second edition was needed in order to help British SMEs understand this new context and maximise their opportunities for success in more challenging times.

In this fully revised second edition, Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, a native Latin America with wide experience in the UK, shares in a simple and friendly manner, what every UK SME needs to know about doing business with Latin America: the geography and the people of a fascinating continent; the exciting range of opportunities, as well as honestly exposing the barriers and how to handle them.
From business etiquette to import barriers, from currency issues to how to organise a market visit, Gabriela explores the wealth of information that is out there, interviewing key business owners and experts, and translating this into a thoroughly researched yet very user-friendly book, with British efficiency and Latin American charm!

The second edition addresses questions such as: How has Latin America changed in the last three years? How do you deal with a less buoyant region? Where are the opportunities now? Why is Latin America still a region worth considering in your export strategy? How do you go about doing business in this region today?

A world of possibilities opens up for UK SMEs that know where to look. This book aims to be their first window into Latin America.
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A New Framework for IT Investment Decisions A practical guide to assessing the true value of IT projects in business

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Making Better IT Investment Decisions

A New Framework for IT Investment Decisions is an essential guide to getting more out of IT for business. Fully illustrated and explained with reference to numerous examples from across industries and the world, this is a groundbreaking book for advancing businesses beyond some of the unhelpful investment frameworks of the past, and attaining more accurate, comprehensive and profitable knowledge of how to approach IT projects and systems.

An urgently needed new framework

There is always enormous pressure on businesses to control their spending and maximise the benefits of all investment projects. This applies particularly to IT spending, where the business case for a typical IT project can often be unclear to managers and investors. Any decision on IT investment involves an assessment of the potential costs and benefits. But the benefits are hard or impossible to calculate using traditional measures such as return on investment (ROI). A new framework is needed in order to make better IT investment decisions and this book provides it.

The framework is based on simple ideas about the way in which IT systems interact with a business. Building on these simple ideas, some radical conclusions can be drawn about the nature of IT investment and how it affects a business. These conclusions are very different to the commonly accepted approach to IT investment. Key to the new framework is the concept that most IT spending is geared towards building future capabilities that will not generate an immediate return. These ideas are brought together into a simple decision table that managers will find invaluable in making better decisions about IT projects.

A guide for all business managers

This book is for business executives who need to make investment decisions about IT projects, or who need to understand the thinking behind such decisions. This includes almost all business managers, not just those who are directly concerned with IT. It also includes those in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
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Dear Entrepreneur Letters from those that have made it and are making it happen

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Do you want to leave your 9-5?
Do you want to be your own boss?
Are you an entrepreneur?

Dear Entrepreneur is an unmissable collection of candid and inspiring letters from business founders who have been there and done it or who are building successful businesses right now.

However far along on your business adventure you may be, these letters are the perfect companion. Packed with must-read words of movers and shakers, they have been written by those who have been where you are and know what it will take to succeed.

"Not for one second has any of us regretted the moment we set up Innocent full time. If you're thinking of setting up your own business, we couldn't recommend it highly enough."
- Richard Reed, Innocent Drinks.
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Becoming THE Expert Enhancing Your Business Reputation through Thought Leadership Marketing

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Thought Leadership is one of the most valuable marketing tools available to today's entrepreneur. Not only is it highly affordable (largely free), it is also available to anyone with an opinion - and who doesn't have one of those?

Becoming THE Expert explains how business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers and sales professionals can better position themselves as experts in their own particular industry and help to build brand awareness, generate leads and ultimately drive sales through the sharing of their detailed knowledge and insight.

Written in plain English and using real world examples, the book explains how to find your voice and then plan, create and distribute Thought Leadership Marketing campaigns using a wide range of channels including blogs, white papers, videos, podcasts, webinars, PR, the media, books, eBooks, public speaking opportunities and social media.

This book is for any business professional who values the idea of sharing knowledge, empowering the people they work with and building their reputation on the back of holding an open and honest dialogue with the communities they serve.
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You've joined record numbers of people in starting a business and now you're looking to grow. But you don't want the kind of growth that comes with borrowing money, employing people, or moving to pricey offices. This book has been written for you.

It looks at how to grow the business without (metaphorically speaking) outgrowing the home. It offers five ways to increase sales and profit, without overly increasing overhead and cost. The pages are filled with stories of businesses growing in this modern way, and a map to follow their lead. They are franchising, outsourcing and going global at speed, whilst spreading wealth across the UK.

If you want to grow your business, enjoy this how-to guide, written by an entrepreneur who has spent a decade developing her own business, whilst supporting thousands of others to do the same.
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The Pest Detectives The definitive history of Rentokil

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Rentokil is the heart and soul of pest control. A brand synonymous with its field and familiar to all. Innovative, ground-breaking, highly professional; renowned for scientific rigour and go-the-extra-mile customer service. At last, here's a book that tells the full story of Rentokil's rise into an international powerhouse - and the pest problems it encountered and solved along the way.

The Pest Detectives explores the origins of the brand, including the story of founder Professor Harold Maxwell-Lefroy, a brilliant yet tragic figure; Britain's first Imperial Entomologist and one of the foremost scientific minds of the early 20th century. It covers the personalities, big deals, landmark assignments and technical accomplishments that shaped the business.

But as well as looking back, The Pest Detectives is very much a book about the business today: the culture, the strategy, the significant investment in innovation and training required to ensure Rentokil will still be at the forefront of the pest control market another 90 years from now. Through interviews with senior managers and talented 'pest detectives' on the ground, Rob Gray paints a picture of what the brand stands for and where it is going. A compelling picture of the greatest pest control business there has ever been.
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IN FOR A PENNY A Business Adventure

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Plain speaking has never held Peter Hargreaves back. In this candid and outspoken book, the multi-millionaire founder of investment company Hargreaves Lansdown tells the story behind its extraordinary success and gives his forthright views on what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and as an investor.

Starting from his spare bedroom with a single phone and borrowed office equipment, Peter and his business partner Stephen Lansdown set out to build a business that would consciously be different from that of all their competitors. They have held fast to their unconventional ways ever since, regularly turning the company's strategy and business model upside down in their relentless effort to give their clients the best information, the best prices and the best service.

Widely recognised as the number one firm in their business, Hargreaves Lansdown was floated on the London stock market in 2007, valued at £800 million. In For A Penny is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how the investment business works, what's wrong with conventional management wisdom and what's right about the true meaning of entrepreneurship.
ISBN: 9781906659417
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The Business of CREATIVITY An expert guide to starting and growing a business in the creative sector

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Would you like to earn a living following your creative passion and doing what you love every day? This book will show you how.

In The Business of Creativity, Michael Jacobsen draws on his rich experience of owning and operating global entertainment businesses to provide the practical guidance that creative start-ups need to get going.

His two key mantras are that each business needs a vision, mission and values, and that the route to success is to observe those who have been successful in your sector and to model their approach. As well as explaining exactly how to do this, he covers the business essentials that all creative entrepreneurs need to consider.

The creative sector is worth £36bn a year to the British economy; it is big business and the opportunity is there for entrepreneurs in creative industries to start up and build successful businesses. But bridging the gap between creativity and commerce can be difficult - some see a conflict between artistic integrity and a profit motive, and how exactly do you take your spare room creative enterprise to the next level?

In this book Jacobsen looks at:

- what foundations to put in place to get your business started
- how to set up and grow your business
- sources of funding and tips for organising business finances
- what angels and other investors will look for
- where to find support
- the psychology of business success.

There are also numerous case studies from successful creative businesses of all sizes and wisdom from high-profile businesspeople operating in the creative sector.

This straight-talking business guide is packed with actionable advice and essential tips to give you everything you need to start and grow your creative business.
ISBN: 9780857193216
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100 Rules for Entrepreneurs Real-life business lessons

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COMPREHENSIVE, HARD-WON, NO-NONSENSE ADVICE

100 Rules for Entrepreneurs covers every aspect of business from the entrepreneur's point of view. Unlike other guides it avoids mere theorising. Instead, everything is tackled in light of the realities of business in the 21st century, and through the lens of serious entrepreneurial experience.

The rise of regulations, the impact of competition and the growth of globalisation means that start-ups have to be more flexible and robust than ever before in order to prevail. Mindful of this, Neil Lewis provides practical and original advice on:

- how to properly measure profit - and what a really sustainable business looks like (and how it can be grown)
- how to handle recruitment - and not only why freelance is the future, but how best to take advantage of it
- how to manage your management team, set effective goals for your business and prevent the rot from setting in
- the best time to sell your business (and how best to do it).

He also brings to bear his experiences on dealing with dividends, shareholders and other advanced aspects of running a start-up.

GRITTY WISDOM
Accessible and memorable - counterintuitive at times, at times reassuringly simple; refreshingly realistic throughout - 100 Rules is the ultimate companion for today's entrepreneur. It is the direct and hard-earned wisdom of an entrepreneur who has seen it all: the giddying heights of reaching a £12m valuation in eight years from a simple start in a back bedroom with a computer and £2,000; the dizzying descent of losing it all in two, and the work required to pick up and start, successfully, again.
ISBN: 9780857190833
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The Small Business Guide to PR Plan and execute your first PR campaign in just 10 hours

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Put your lunch hour to use and learn how to create, manage and execute your own bespoke PR campaign in just ten days.

- Get to grips with what makes a good story, learn how to contact journalists and build working relationships that get stronger with each new story.

- Discover how to craft a press release, how to weave in your key messages and how to ensure that what you are doing with your PR is contributing to your overall marketing strategy.

- Unlock the secrets of the professionals by spending a day in both camps - the journalist and the PR consultant.

- Find out what it takes to give your story the edge above the hundreds of others competing for attention.

- Listen in on a PR consultant's meeting with a key client so that you can understand the processes that are put in place and the strategies that are debated between client and consultant to ensure that every opportunity is flushed out, examined and maximised.

- Hear case studies from small businesses that share the highs and lows of their own public relations campaigns so that you do not make the same mistakes.

Let the author, who has over a decade of experience in running PR campaigns for everyone from multinational PLCs to not for profit organisations and start-up businesses, guide you through the same process that he uses to create professional and hugely effective PR campaigns.

Learn how to create a PR campaign that delivers measurable, strategic results for your business and that allows you to refine and improve it every time you return to it.

Create a PR strategy that evolves with your business and fits in with the way you work. Learn how to delegate tasks to individuals within your own team and what to outsource to the professionals.

Discover how to get your story to stand out from the crowd through the use of clever photography - begin to 'think in pictures' as you learn how to become an asset to your target media.

Set measurable goals and begin to evaluate the success of your campaign right from the beginning, arming yourself with information on what works or your business and what approach works best for you as the new head of PR in your business.

Have fun! PR offers a huge variety of ways for you to communicate with your target audience.

Discover inspirational ideas that will have you raring to go with your own PR campaign and all in the space of ten hours.
ISBN: 9781908003331
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The Rise of the Humans How to outsmart the digital deluge

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The rapid growth of our digital world has brought huge advantages - access to information anywhere, at any time, and the ability to communicate with colleagues, family and friends around the globe in real-time.

But in other ways, the same technology has also disconnected us. Computers risk becoming less of a productivity tool and more like information firehoses, drowning us in a deluge of data that can keep us from doing meaningful, real work. The devices in our hands connect us like never before, but they vie for our attention to the point where they are beginning to disconnect us from the real world.

In this book, Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK, argues that right now it feels like the machines are taking over but if we stop thinking about the digital deluge as a problem and instead see it as an incredible opportunity we will be able to redress the balance. Technology offers our society so much but it is up to us, the humans, to rise to that potential.
ISBN: 9780857194183
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Spark for the Fire How youthful thinking unlocks creativity

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This is the most extraordinary time for people with a desire to make things

Spark for the Fire is for everyone who wants to excel. For the people who are passionate about what they want to do. For those whose imaginations demand to be put to use, in any discipline. it is for the youthful: in age, experience or attitude - and those who want to be - whether to kick-start a career or reignite an established one.

Now more than ever, youthful thinking can help spark the fire of creativity. This must-read book reveals how.

Featuring among others

- Nick Park
- Michael Wolff
- Lord David Puttnam
- Jean Oelwang
- Rory Sutherland
- Ajaz Ahmed
- Jamie Oliver
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ISBN: 9780857193711
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Twitter Your Business A beginner’s guide to using Twitter to successfully promote you and your business.

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Making an impact, 140 characters at a time

Twitter is not 'a get rich quickly tool'. You will achieve very little by just having an account. It takes time, effort and commitment to stand a chance of success on Twitter. However, if you are prepared to spend some time on Twitter each day finding people and conversations where you can add value, then things may well happen for you.

The real value of Twitter is in the ability to search for real people talking about real stuff, right now and in real time. This offers individuals, businesses, brands the real opportunity to stop talking at customers and start talking with customers. A subtle but huge difference.

In this book, Twitter expert Mark Shaw covers everything you need to know to be effective with your Twitter time. You are shown how to:

- Set up your account
- Gain new followers
- Find new people to communicate with in your target sector
- Listen
- Search
- Engage
- Make the most of your network
- Drive more traffic to your website
- Gain more visibility

and at the same time have fun and be sociable.
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ISBN: 9781908003041
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Instant Millionaires The secrets of overnight success

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In this book you will meet three dozen impatient people. They weren't satisfied with the slow, plodding, money-saving route to financial security, the safe route that most of us feel stuck with. They wanted instant wealth - and they got it.

As Max Gunther points out, our folklore frowns on the idea of quick money. As in the fable about the race between a tortoise and a hare. "In the fable, the hare loses. The stories in this book are not fables. They are true. In these stories, the hares win."

They are a richly varied lot, these happy hares. Gunther opens with a few dazzling millionaire legends, such as the man who invented Monopoly. You'll then meet fascinating characters such as: Harvey Shuster, who beat the stock market; Howard Brown, who decided to be rich and became a multi-millionaire within three years; and a group of men who made fast fortunes on fads such as the Hula Hoop and the Frisbee.

These stores illustrate that the dream of quick money isn't such a ridiculous dream after all. Read these tales about hares who have won and when you have, maybe you'll decide to run with them.
ISBN: 9780857190888
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Are you happy with the way you work? Are you engaged, energised in the office? Or do you sometimes feel that your days are dominated by process and technology?

Reimagining business is about waking up to a new environment, based on collaborative and flexible working, on technology that, used correctly, liberates rather than constrains. The future of work must be based on being open, on focusing on results, not process and on empowerment, not hierarchy.

Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK, has been immersed in the technologies that are making waves in the workplace. This is his call to reimagine business.

#bizreimagined
ISBN: 9780857193322
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Start-Up Smart How to start and build a successful business on a budget

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This book will not make you a million in three months and it doesn't make any wildly optimistic claims about saving the world, changing the way we think about business or improving your chances of pulling.

What it does do is give an honest, detailed, straightforward description of how to start a small business from scratch, with relatively little money, and how that business can give you a decent income with little or no risk in the long term.

Robin Bennett guides you through the key steps involved in setting up and running a business. He shows that it's possible for anyone to become their own boss, and that it can be done without ending up in debt to the bank or completely stressed out.

Delivered in a lighthearted and down-to-earth way, the advice contained in these pages is based on what Robin has found to work over the last 20 years in business. It shows how you can do it too - how you can use this knowledge to start up, and most importantly, start up smart!
ISBN: 9780857190468
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The New Rules of Business Leading entrepreneurs reveal their secrets for success

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This is the ultimate guide to winning in business. Drawing on the experiences of some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, it sheds light on the cut and thrust of commercial relationships and provides a candid insight into what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur. Themes include the role of failure, luck and risk, people, power, money, greed and ambition. Together, it reveals the essential underlying truths which define business in the twenty-first century.

The book contains thoughts, anecdotes and advice from 36 business people drawn from a variety of backgrounds and career paths. Multi-millionaire heads of billion-pound businesses rub shoulders with chief executives of some of the world's biggest blue-chip companies. Also featured are celebrity investors, business TV show contestants, and even those who have fallen foul of the business rules and survived to tell the tale.

It is a must read for anyone wanting to grow a business, become wealthy and powerful, or make a meteoric push up the career ladder.
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ISBN: 9780857190307
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Contracts for YOUR Business A straightforward guide to contracts and legal agreements

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When running your own business, it can be easy to believe that contracts can wait. But getting the best (or avoiding the worst) from contracts is often a major factor in how well and how quickly a business succeeds.

This book, from legal expert and entrepreneur Charles Boundy, provides business owners and managers with everything they need to stay on top of contracts and avoid getting bogged down in legalese.

The book gives an easy-to-follow overview of:

- how to make or avoid making a contract
- what to include and what to look for in contracts
- how to have a contract achieve what you want at the price you have agreed
- how to identify and manage major contract risks
- how to approach the negotiation of key issues
- how to draft and manage a contract to best effect
- what to do (and not do) if things go wrong.

A focused guide for the time-pressed, this is an indispensable tool for all businesses. Read it and stay successfully on top of the many contractual issues that businesses face every week.
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ISBN: 9781908003164
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The StartUp Kit Everything you need to start a small business

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The StartUp Kit contains everything you need to start and run your own business!

This book is a friendly guide covering all aspects of starting up - from developing a business idea and setting up a company to marketing your new business, getting that first sale and making the most of the latest tech developments.

Full of great advice from start-up expert Emma Jones, it's packed with case studies of people who've successfully started their own businesses. It also comes with great offers from some of the leading brands for small business.
ISBN: 9781908003744
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Turn Your Talent into a Business A guide to earning a living from your hobby

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Everyone has a talent, and there's never been a better time to turn your talent into turnover. Written in plain English, this book, by small business guru Emma Jones, takes you step-by-step through the process, and is also packed with case studies and top tips from people who have successfully made the leap.

Produced in partnership with Country Living Magazine, this book is for anyone who has a passion, skill or hobby and an interest in turning it into a business. You will discover how to:

- Make sales beyond your friends and family
- Promote your brand and become well known
- Register your company and manage your finances
- Embrace technology to save you time and money
- Convey a professional image both online and off
- Create a support network and work with partners

Above all, it shows you how to make money from doing what you love!
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ISBN: 9781908003263
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Getting Your Business Message Across The Essential Little Black Business Book

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Little Black Books offer a feet-on-the-ground, pared down, common sense, no holds barred and hopefully constructive take on the things that can make your business soar or sour! You will find them full of:

- Practical steps and suggestions
- Ideas and initiatives
- Inspiration and incentives
- Suggestions to help you prioritise and get you thinking
- Reasons for trusting your own common sense and business instincts.

They'll also show that whilst there's no short-cut to success, sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places by just looking at things from unusual angles.
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ISBN: 9781908003256
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Innovation is all around us every day; every product we use, every piece of packaging we open, every service we experience; all of these started out as ideas that have been developed and deployed. Yet that path from coming up with ideas to having successful products in the market is incredibly difficult. Many, many more ideas fail along the way, and never reach the market.

The challenge of delivering innovation is even harder in big businesses than in start-ups. These corporate giants are designed to optimize their core business, drive efficiency and have many checks and balances to avoid risk. This is the exact opposite of the mantra of innovation, yet innovation is one of the keys to business success. Great companies thrive on innovation, whilst those that fail to innovate wither and die.

There are a host of "corporate entrepreneurs" out there facing the challenge of delivering innovation every day, in every big business. They are faced with unwieldy governance, political infighting, traditional thinking, bureaucratic processes, unforgiving targets, unfocused sponsorship and limited resource. All of that on top of the common challenges faced by entrepreneurs launching new businesses.

In The Secrets of Big Business Innovation some of the most experienced and successful of these corporate entrepreneurs have contributed their "secrets" - the tips and tricks that make the difference between success and failure and between corporate ignominy and fame. The Secrets of Big Business Innovation sets out the secrets of establishing and sustaining a successful innovation programme and driving great innovation projects through it. The "secrets" are supported by over 100 short case studies giving real-life examples from some of the world's greatest companies.

This is a practical guide that works through the typical lifecycle of an innovation programme covering where things go wrong and ways to avoid the pitfalls, whatever business you are in and whatever process you are using. With insights from New Product Development teams, Research and Development Engineers, Marketing Directors, Chief Innovation Officers, Blue Sky thinkers, Customer Insight Specialists, Consultants and CEOS of new ventures, this book is relevant to anybody wanting to drive more successful innovation in their business.
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ISBN: 9780857194824
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Fast Track Entrepreneur Success leaves footprints

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20 rules to start a successful business today

What do the pits of the Chicago and New York trading floors, Lehman Brothers, the Russian mob, addiction, alcoholism, starting businesses with nothing more than an idea, and Central and Eastern Europe all have in common?

They have all played a part in the remarkable life story of Paul Oberschneider. An extraordinary entrepreneur who has built a $200 million business from scratch... in a foreign country and market he had no experience of, and no connections in (he didn't even speak the language)... starting with just $400 in his pocket.

Paul's business success has included:
- Building 2 million square feet of shopping centre space
- Building 5 five-star boutique hotels in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland
- Building an agency business of 850 people across 6 countries with 35 offices
- Starting a mortgage company
- Growing a chain of healthy fast food restaurants in London from 4 to 19 in just 18 months
ISBN: 9780857196811
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49 Quick Ways to Market Your Business for Free An Instant Guide to Marketing Success

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With so many great resources on the web available for SMEs it's difficult to find the marketing solutions that will work. Sarah-Jane White has collated the best ones in this ebook for you to use as a guide, inspirational tool and if you just do one of the tips, once a week, you should increase your company's visibility both on and offline in no time!
ISBN: 9780857191441
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University Intellectual Property A Source of Finance and Impact

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The traditional role of the university has been to teach and conduct original research, but this situation is changing. As governments judge universities on new criteria - including the 'impact' they have - and as universities are driven to search for finance from new sources, those that run universities are increasingly looking to exploit the intellectual property created by their researchers to help deliver this impact and income. How this should be done, and whether it should be done at all, is subject to much debate.

The key issues are:

- What constitutes intellectual property?
- Do academics or universities own IP?
- Does the commercialisation of IP impact academic freedom?
- How can IP best be exploited and who should be financially rewarded when it is?
- What assistance can governments and other bodies provide?

This book investigates these issues. After a review of how the current situation came to be, the views and experiences of a range of experts are presented, including those of a former high court judge, a senior lawyer, a patent attorney and professionals involved in technology transfer. The contributors examine whether the roles of higher education institutions have changed, what academics and universities should be doing, and how technology transfer can be made more effective and efficient. To conclude, a provocative look at the ethics of the situation is presented.

This insightful and thought-provoking book will help readers to understand more about an increasingly important aspect of academia and business.
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ISBN: 9780857192271
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Managing Through Turbulent Times The 7 rules of crisis management

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"What shall we do as managers operating in unstable times when the reassurance we desire is absent and the uncertainty of today promises an unpredictable tomorrow?"

Corporate management teams are living through the Chinese curse of 'may you live in interesting times' as they contemplate their exposure both directly and indirectly to the almost unprecedented turbulence in the global markets.

In his first book, turnaround specialist Anthony Holmes explains how to approach management in turbulent operating conditions and what to do if your company encounters distress. It is based around his 7 key rules of crisis management, which are:

1. Obtain multiple opinions in the decision-making process
2. Retain close control over the implementation of policy
3. Reduce time pressure
4. Limit objectives
5. Maintain flexible options
6. Understand the nature and potential behaviour of the adversary
7. Maintain communication

It also looks to illuminate the dark areas that create fear of the unknown and explains how to recognise them, how to mitigate their impact, what is feasible, when to seek help and from whom.

The book draws on case histories of previous crises to extract techniques relevant to today's commercial environment and identify those that may seem logical but should be avoided.

The intention is to prevent management from having to begin at the bottom of the learning curve and try to rediscover under pressure those techniques and processes that have been irrelevant and forgotten in the years since the last systemic crisis.
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ISBN: 9780857191533
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The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way The spectacular success stories of 15 men who made it to the very, very top

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The Very, Very Rich provides revealing insights into the intriguing world of big money, recounting the spectacular success stories of 15 men who made it to the very, very top.

In 1972, Max Gunther invited readers to take a journey with him through a gallery of America's most prominent millionaires. The inhabitants framed here are by no means merely ordinary millionaires though, as the minimum qualifying standard to be considered for inclusion is ownership of assets valued at $100 million or more (the equivalent of $500 million today).

This classic is now nearly 40 years old but its value endures, since the key steps on the route to wealth do not change with time. These secrets can be learned from, adapted and applied by anyone today.
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ISBN: 9780857190666
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Quick marketing ideas with fast results!

You run a small business and you want to get ahead of the competition, but how can you give resources to marketing when you're short on time and the budget is tight?

The solution is here!

The 5-Minute Marketer is packed with 395 tried-and-tested ways to market your business in 5 minutes or less. Written by Stefan Ekberg, an author with over 20 years' experience in marketing for small firms, this is an amazing book of marketing hacks for anyone who doesn't want to waste time when spreading the word about their business.

Some of the 395 techniques will be new to you, while some are familiar ideas that are too easily forgotten in the day-to-day pressures of running a business.

You'll find tips on generating new orders, speeding up sales, selling more online, improving your website and much more. Read with an open mind and highlight the ideas you would like to try, then just find 5 minutes and put them into practice.

Now what are you waiting for? In 5 minutes' time you could have marketed your business in at least one new way. Don't delay any longer - start reading and start marketing. Become a 5-minute marketer!
ISBN: 9780857194077
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Psychological Testing The essential guide to using and surviving the most popular recruitment and career development tests

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Both private and public sector organisations, and both employers and recruitment agencies, use psychological selection tests as part of their recruitment processes. Worldwide, and especially in electronic formats, these tests are increasingly used for speeding-up, standardising and professionalising the task of putting the right people in the right jobs.

'Psychological Testing' is an easy-to-follow guide to the most popular selection tests on the market. It takes a broad, international perspective and explores developments in web-based testing services, which have revolutionised the industry.

This book seeks to answer all your key questions, including:

For employers, recruiting consultancies and agencies:

- What are the benefits of using psychological testing for your organisation?
- Which kinds of tests are available and how should they be used?
- What are the specific applications for each of the tests, and their advantages and disadvantages?
- What is good - and bad - practice in test usage in recruitment?
- Can these tests also be used for subsequent employee deployment and development, such as creating teams, training needs analysis, and career-planning?

For employees and job-seekers:

- What happens if you are required to take a selection test?
- What will these tests reveal about you?
- What do previous test-takers think about each of these tests?
- How can you prepare for the process of testing generally?
- How can you overcome test phobia, fear of the unknown and a feeling of intrusion?

With detailed information on numerous tests, 'Psychological Testing' is your invaluable handbook, whichever side of the desk you're on.
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ISBN: 9780857191106
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Networking Step By Step The Essential Little Black Business Book

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Little Black Books offer a feet-on-the-ground, pared down, common sense, no holds barred and hopefully constructive take on the things that can make your business soar or sour! You will find them full of:

- Practical steps and suggestions
- Ideas and initiatives
- Inspiration and incentives
- Suggestions to help you prioritise and get you thinking
- Reasons for trusting your own common sense and business instincts.

They'll also show that whilst there's no short-cut to success, sometimes you find it in the most unexpected places by just looking at things from unusual angles.'
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ISBN: 9781908003140
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Successful Selling What it takes and how to do it

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Every new business owner and aspiring entrepreneur will face one common challenge as they set out on their exciting journey - SALES; finding the right customers and getting them to part with their cash and buy.

Like anything in life, you can do this the hard way or the easy way. You can delay, procrastinate, and wait for the telephone to ring or for business to come through the door. It may happen, but then again it may not! Alternatively, you can take control and get proactive - get selling and get SALES.

In a cluttered, noisy marketplace, it's not necessarily about the best, newest or most exciting product in town; it's much more about connecting with the right customers, getting your message across with clarity and pizzazz and then helping people to take action with you and buy. Otherwise, stalemate, stagnation or decline - no sales, no customers, no business!

Successful Selling for Small Business will:

- help you 'get' sales;
- help you develop a logical, 'can-do' approach to selling which fits your values, your business, you;
- give you a sales habit or process for life, not just a quick fix;
- demystify the selling process and remove any negative myths or perceptions;
- help you grow your business and achieve your personal goals and ambitions.

Successful Selling for Small Businesses is a straight-talking, jargon-free book which will help you get sales easily, effectively and ethically! No tricks, no gimmicks, no con jobs!
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ISBN: 9781908003089
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Small Business Tax Planning All you need to know from start-up to retirement

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Effective planning of your tax affairs to help your business save money

Every profitable business in the UK has to pay tax, but some small businesses pay more tax than is necessary. This book examines the tax liabilities that the owners or managers of small businesses need to bear in mind and explains how to manage these tax requirements in the best possible way so as to avoid paying more tax than you have to.

Uniquely, this guide traces how tax should be dealt with throughout the life-cycle of a business, from start-up to the time it is sold, wound up, or passed on, so that whatever stage your business is at this book will be valuable for you.

Areas that are covered include:

- What business structure you should choose when starting out: self-employed sole trader, partnership or limited company.
- How to register your business and when to start paying tax.
- When tax inspections might arise and how to deal with them.
- How to manage business expenses effectively and make use of relevant tax benefits.
- How to withdraw from a business and pass it on, or how to go about selling it.

Guidance about tax is spread over many different locations; on the internet, in booklets provided by HMRC, and in magazines and annual publications. Russell Cockburn brings the information together in this simple and incisive summary enabling you to approach your tax affairs as efficiently as possible.
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How to Get Your Product to Market A guide to design, manufacturing, marketing and selling

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Do you have an idea for a new product which you are convinced will be the 'next big thing'? Have you spotted a gap in the market and found a way to make people's lives easier or better? Then 'How to Get Your Product to Market' is just the book you need.

This is a step-by-step guide of how to transform your product from a dream in your head to a reality on the high street shelves.

Topics covered include:

- making sure that people will buy your product before spending any money
- stopping others copying your idea through patents, design registration and trademarks
- creating a winning brand and marketing message
- getting your product featured in the media
- breaking into big stores

Louise Guinda is the founder of Safe Dreams and the successful inventor of two products: the Cot Wrap and Safebreathe toys. Despite having no experience of bringing a product to market, Louise has succeeded creating a multi-national brand, winning numerous awards and appearing on the BBC website and STV News on the way.

Discover how to follow in her footsteps and take your product to market with this new guide.
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ISBN: 9781908003645
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Design Grow Sell A Guide to Starting and running a successful gardening business from your home

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This book is aimed at garden lovers and anyone keen to turn their gardening talent into a business.

It's for those who, while stuck in an office, have always dreamed of making a living outdoors, for second career-ers who have a flair for gardening and want a job that makes them happy and for anyone who would like to combine a love of plants of gardens with the freedom of being their own boss.

Uniquely, the book looks at the diverse opportunities that exist in gardening, from running a nursery to building a garden maintenance business, and from training to be a landscape designer to writing about gardening for a living.Taking the reader through how to pursue each type of business successfully, it looks at everything from researching the competition, training and internships, to how to get your first job, develop a network and grow the business.

As well as all the practical information required to start a gardening business, this essential guide profiles 20 individuals and tells their inspiring stories - from the doctor who became a garden designer and whose work ended up on national television, to the high-flying fashion director who gave up the rat race to make a living from growing traditional roses.

Packed with advice, tips and resources, this book offers everything you need to start your own successful gardening business.
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From Vision to Exit The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building and Selling a Business

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There are many differences between a good business and a great business, but they aren't beyond a business leader's control. In From Vision to Exit, Guy Rigby candidly explains how entrepreneurs can develop strategies, plans and tactics to get their businesses to the top.

With an easy and engaging style, this book is a definitive and practical guide that covers every business area. From strategy to finance, management to marketing, and business planning to exit, Guy leaves no stone unturned. The result is an authoritative and invaluable tool for entrepreneurs seeking to navigate the minefield of successful growth.

Find out everything you wanted to know about how to build a great business but never had the opportunity to ask.

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As the UK witnesses record numbers of people starting a business, accessing the funds to start and grow has become a popular topic.

As a small business there are other fund-raising options open to you, from charities to government, social enterprise funds to credit cards, and community lenders. Fifty such options are presented in this eBook with links to find out more on the sources that suit you most.

There are case studies of companies who have successfully raised funds, from £5,000 to £57,000. There's expert advice from bodies including the British Bankers' Association, UK Business Angels Association and entrepreneurs such as Jeff Lynn, co-founder of Seedrs.com, and the dynamic Simon Devonshire who is spreading the Wayra word across Europe.

You may be looking for funds to promote your business, develop a prototype, or for working capital to tide you over from one order to the next. Whatever the reason and however much the amount, you'll find here a source of funding that provides a perfect match.
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Building a Billion The Story of John McCarthy

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John McCarthy MBE, of McCarthy & Stone, is a self-made multimillionaire. He and his family have been long-term members of The Times Rich List. One of the best examples of the self-made man, John started working life at fifteen as a "chippy". Every venture he has embarked on, he has achieved with drive and success. His legendary reputation is as the most successful builder of retirement homes across Europe. He has also built and skippered winning ocean-racing yachts. He has owned and run a top polo team. He became a big game hunter and avid game bird shooter, underwater diver, skier and squash player. He makes other septuagenarians look really old.

In this book John McCarthy recounts his fascinating life story so far. But these are not just the interesting memoirs of a successful man. John's tussles with bankers and lawyers, planners and politicians, Government red tape and political autocracy, competitors and recalcitrant employees tell a story that has real relevance to all aspiring entrepreneurs in whatever field of endeavour. John McCarthy's rules of engagement and how to build a billion pound company are as topical now as they were when he did it.
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Meet The People Why businesses must Engage With public opinion to manage and enhance their reputations

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The power of the public

A revolution has taken place in corporate communications in recent years. Democracy has arrived. The ongoing expansion of the web - and above all social media - means the public have the power to shape the image and reputation of businesses in giant public conversations. On social media platforms, blogs, consumer websites, web forums and comment threads, ordinary people are taking the lead in defining how businesses are seen by the outside world.

The entire corporate communications model has been turned on its head. Since its inception as a recognised industry in the 1920s, corporate communications has relied on major advertising and marketing campaigns, as well as traditional media relations and public affairs, to create the desired images of businesses. In short, corporate communications was conducted by elites, amongst elites, at arms length from consumers. Now this approach lies redundant.

The challenges posed by the new power of the public mean corporate communications increasingly resembles political campaigning. In this world, as in politics, businesses must put the public first. They must engage the public in fast-moving, emotional, two-way conversations. Businesses have to be the most influential and credible voice amongst many; they must become experts in public persuasion.

Communications consultant James Frayne explains what businesses can learn from political campaigns to help them deal with these new challenges. Drawing on interviews with respected political consultants and case studies of successful campaigns, Frayne reveals how the best campaigns engage public audiences and shape their views, and shows how businesses can implement these techniques and strategies in their corporate communications.

'Meet the People' is required reading for modern businesses that want to know how to lead the public conversation that surrounds them.
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Selling Your Technology Company For Maximum Value A comprehensive guide for entrepreneurs

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Most technology entrepreneurs start companies and spend years of their lives building them with the goal of generating significant wealth through a successful sale. For many, the sale of their company is a one-off event for which they have little or no experience, but whose outcome can make the difference between true financial security and years of frustration and regret.

This book gives honest, practical advice for executives and shareholders of technology businesses on how to prepare their businesses and how to manage and optimise the sale process through to a successful completion for maximum value.

The author draws on his direct experience from a 20-year career in technology and corporate finance, but also on the experience of others in the industry - notably, corporate finance advisers and lawyers, corporate development professionals working at some of the most acquisitive large technology companies and entrepreneurs who have sold their businesses.

After every second chapter, there is a case study of a technology company that has been successfully sold, written from interviews with the key individuals involved. These give real-life experiences from diverse businesses, ranging from a pre-revenue company sold when its product was still in beta to a $100m revenue company sold in its fourteenth year.

This is a practical guide that can be followed and consulted to give insight into every part of the sale process and to learn from others who have gone through it many times.
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The Debt Trap How leverage impacts private-equity performance

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This is the inside story of private equity dealmaking.

Over the last 40 years, LBO fund managers have demonstrated that they are good at making money for themselves and their investors. But when one looks beneath the surface of the transactions they engineer, it is apparent that these deals can, at times, go spectacularly wrong.

Through 14 business stories, all emanating from the noughties' credit bubble and including headline-grabbing names like Caesars, Debenhams, EMI, Hertz, Seat Pagine Gialle and TXU, The Debt Trap shows how, via controversial practices like quick flips, repeat dividend recaps, heavy cost-cutting and asset-stripping, leveraged buyouts changed, for better or for worse, the way private companies are financed and managed today.

From technological disruption in the worlds of music recording and business-directory publishing to economic turbulence in the gambling, real estate and energy sectors, highly levered corporations are often incapable of handling market corrections when debt commitments start piling up. Behind the historical events and the financial empires erected by some of the elite private equity specialists, these 14 in-depth case studies examine how value-maximising techniques and a short-cut mentality can impact investment returns and portfolio assets.

Whether you are a PE practitioner, investor, business manager, academic or business student, you will find The Debt Trap to be an authoritative and fascinating account.
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How to Negotiate The beginner’s guide to saving money, gaining confidence and getting great deals

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This is a practical and insightful book to give new business owners the tools to save money and become confident negotiators. Find out exactly what you want from each deal and the go out to get this in a considered, considerate way that protects and grows long term business relationships.

Negotiation is an essential skill for business owners, one which is sometimes overlooked. The benefits of being able to negotiate well are significant and extend beyond business life. Besides being able to save money, you will be able to improve other aspects of your deals which may include payments, delivery, volumes, quality, you may get other benefits such as marketing support and you should gain some extra friends! Knowing exactly what you need to achieve and making a plan of how to go about it will certainly improve your confidence when dealing with suppliers, and will give you and your company a professional edge.

This book takes you through all the steps necessary for good negotiation. Starting with some golden rules which ensure that you don't rush into a deal or make mistakes, we will to make sure you understand what you are wanting to achieve and then ensuring that you understand the needs of your supplier or customer to get to a 'win-win' situation. The book highlights the importance of building long term relationships and it gives tips on meetings, what to wear, language to use and body language to be aware of.

You will learn:

- How to carry out research into your market
- How to find many ways to save money
- To understand how to structure deals that will benefit you
- To communicate clearly with your suppliers and customers
- What to expect at business meetings
- How to keep discussing a deal until it is right for you (and your supplier)
- The importance of relationships
- How to feel confident even in difficult situations
- Negotiating skills you learn never fail to stand you in good stead when you are in discussions at home or work.
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ISBN: 9781908003416
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Creating Risk Capital A Royalty Fund Solution to the Ownership and Financing of Enterprise

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Private enterprises are essential to a nation's economy and society - yet without finance, or risk capital, they may never get off the ground. Lack of risk capital on suitable terms thus frustrates entrepreneurial ambition, and checks economic growth. And, just as damaging, the search for finance can lead companies and businesses into unsuitable funding arrangements - such as bank loans or equity deals with external investors - that burden them with excessive debt or limit the ability of managers to run the business. This book proposes a fresh solution to the search for risk capital that should suit enterprise and investor alike.

Ian Whalley begins by describing the rich inheritance of private enterprises and the financial systems which support them in major market economies. He looks at some serious problems which afflict many enterprises when they seek funding through conventional methods: from small and medium-size firms to major companies, providers of public services and diverse enterprises such as mutual and non-profit organisations. A common theme emerges - enterprises of all types struggle to obtain risk capital without taking on debt or compromising effective management control. The capital is necessary but the drawbacks are potentially fatal.

The book shows how the dual functions of equity - risk capital and ownership capital - can be separated and thus how risk finance can be raised without affecting the ownership or control of a company, and without traditional borrowing. The model for achieving this is royalty funding, a system grounded in the proven and familiar practice of licensing. Under this system enterprises pay for the invested risk capital by means of royalties on the sales revenues they achieve, rather than become debtors or partners to those who provide the funds. Royalty funding will benefit both those who own and manage enterprises and also the investors who receive a contractually committed return whilst maintaining the security of asset ownership in the event of a failure of the enterprise.

Whalley explains how royalty funding could be put into practice for a range of different enterprises, and draws some broad conclusions about the impact that royalty funding could have if used to finance business in the future.

Offering a compelling alternative that complements current financial models this is an essential read for anyone involved in establishing, running or investing in successful enterprises, as well as policymakers and academics.
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365 Social Media Tips A year of ideas for marketing your business via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more!

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365 Social Media Tips does exactly what it says on the tin. There are 365 tips that cover specific social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and SlideShare, as well as tips to improve your use of social media generally.

This book not only gives practical suggestions but many of the tips also include clear instructions on how to implement them. 365 Social Media Tips gets down to the nuts and bolts of social media in short, concise, helpful tips - one for every day of the year!
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Classics

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Second edition featuring a brand new foreword.

If you had put $10,000 in Buffett's original investing partnership at its inception in 1956, you would have collected about $293,738 by the time he dissolved it at the end of 1969. He had never suffered a down year, even in the severe bear markets of 1957, 1962, 1966, and 1969. When the partnership was wound up, you could have elected to stay with Buffett as a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., which was spun off from the partnership and became Buffett's investing vehicle. In that event, your $10,000 would by the end of 1986 have turned into well over $5 million.

So, John Train introduces the remarkable story of Warren Buffett in his classic text, 'The Midas Touch'. First published in 1987, 'The Midas Touch' was one of the first books to recognise Warren Buffett's spectacular record, and to attempt to explain how he achieved his success. It is short, lucid and written with style and wit. A worthy testimony to its remarkable subject.

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This is the book that tells readers how to invest like the man known as 'the Wizard of Omaha' (Forbes) and the investor with 'the Midas Touch' .

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor alive - the only member of the Forbes 400 to have earned his fortune entirely through investing. Bestselling author John Train analyzes the strategies, based on the value approach, that have guided Buffett in his remarkable career, strategies that work even though Buffett operates a thousand miles from Wall Street.
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Wall Street And Witchcraft An investigation into extreme and unusual investment techniques

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Or, how to beat the Street with a broomstick...

Since that first tulip was traded on that madly speculative exchange in 17th-century Amsterdam, some very special individuals - plungers not in the Merrill Lynch tradition - have been picking winners and harvesting huge profits with uncanny success. How?

They play the market in ways that seem weird to the rest of us - but they win! There are those who feel vibrations, play by the stars, read tarot cards, rely on extrasensory perception, dream dreams, play by numbers. Crazy? Maybe. Yet every single one of them is rich. You'll meet them all in this peek at the occult side of the street.

If you want to play the game their way, there's an appendix to teach you their specialised techniques; with astrology, tarot cards, witchcraft, magic squares, and other uncanny devices.

Each method is carefully explained by the author, a veteran writer of unimpeachable reputation who researched this book with the objectivity of a scientist and who vouches for the accuracy of the results described in it.
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ISBN: 9780857191670
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Lombard Street A description of the money market (Harriman Economics Classics)

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A classic of the 19th century, 'Lombard Street' describes the workings of the markets, international finance and central banks with a lucidity and insight that still dazzles. As Peter L. Bernstein, author of 'Against the Gods', puts it: "Walter Bagehot invented crisis management; after nearly 150 years, his wise words are still the prescription of choice for containing financial crises as well as a handbook for avoiding them."
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What some authors take half a shelf to say, others can convey in what amounts to scarcely a pamphlet and with greater fullness. It need not be said that such writers are rare, and their works, like Benjamin Franklin's 'Way to Wealth', rarer still. The sheer pith of 'The Way to Wealth' is impressive to this day: 3,600 words and with almost as many famous quotes and passages. Nearly every sentence delivers some nugget of brilliant wisdom, memorably expressed - axioms, apothegms and advice so industriously and eloquently distributed, that it is a prose model of the honest, hardy, no-nonsense labour it commends.

The messages of this little book remain not only as strikingly simple and memorable as when it was first written, but also surely as vital. The real opposite of modern 'get-rich-quick' guides, it provides a fascinating window into another world, and perhaps a timely antidote of common sense in an age still getting over the hangover from cheap credit, investment bubbles and runaway speculation.
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An attendee at the ill-fated Versailles Conference, John Maynard Keynes had a front-row seat for the negotiations that would squander a peace and sew discord across a continent. One of his best-written works, 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace' was key in propelling Keynes to prominence. Published in 1919, it gained notoriety owing to its withering portraits of both French premier Georges Clemenceau and US president Woodrow Wilson.

A best seller throughout the world, it was instrumental in creating the perception of the Germans as unfairly treated after the First World War. This in turn was crucial in prompting public support for appeasement, so that both the Treaty - and his eloquent criticisms of it - form a key part of the background to both World Wars I and II.
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The Zulu Principle Making extraordinary profits from ordinary shares

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Jim Slater's classic text brought back into print

Jim Slater makes available to the investor - whether the owner of only a few shares or an experienced investment manager with a large portfolio - the secrets of his success. Central to his strategy is The Zulu Principle, the benefits of homing in on a relatively narrow area.

Deftly blending anecdote and analysis, Jim Slater gives valuable selective criteria for buying dynamic growth shares, turnarounds, cyclicals, shells and leading shares. He also covers many other vitally relevant aspects of investment such as creative accounting, portfolio management, overseas markets and the investor's relationship with his or her broker.

From The Zulu Principle you will learn exactly when to buy shares and, even more important, when to sell - in essence, how to to make 'extraordinary profits from ordinary shares'.
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This book is essential for anyone seeking to understand the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Comprehending the motives and actions of many of its leading figures is impossible unless one has read this key text. 'The Communist Manifesto' left its mark upon the souls of leaders and rebels alike and shaped the deeds of whole nations for the greater part of 100 years. It could also be said to have led indirectly to the violent death of hundreds of millions of people.
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The Luck Factor Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them

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Max Gunther's classic text brought back into print.

Luck. We can't see it, or touch it, but we can feel it. We all know it when we experience it. It's an obvious description of obvious events. But does it go deeper than this? And if it goes deeper, does it do so in any way which we can harness to our own and others' advantage?

Taking us on a richly anecdotal ride through the more popular theories and histories of luck - from pseudoscience to paganism, through mathematicians to magicians - Max Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the nature of luck, and the possibility of managing it.

Based entirely on drawing out the logical truths hidden in some examples of outrageous fortune (and some of the seemingly absurd theories of its origins), he presents readers with the concise formulae which make up what he calls "The Luck Factor" - the five traits that lucky people have in common - and shows how anyone can improve their luck.
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds (Abridged edition) The Financial Manias Edition: John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania

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First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania.

Between the three of them, these historic episodes confirm that greed and fear have always been the driving forces of financial markets, and, furthermore, that being sensible and clever is no defence against the mesmeric allure of a popular craze with the wind behind it.

In writing the history of the great financial manias, Charles Mackay proved himself a master chronicler of social as well as financial history. Blessed with a cast of characters that covered all the vices, gifted a passage of events which was inevitably heading for disaster, and with the benefit of hindsight, he produced a record that is at once a riveting thriller and absorbing historical document. A century and a half later, it is as vibrant and lurid as the day it was written.

For modern-day investors, still reeling from the dotcom crash, the moral of the popular manias scarcely needs spelling out. When the next stock market bubble comes along, as it surely will, you are advised to recall the plight of some of the unfortunates on these pages, and avoid getting dragged under the wheels of the careering bandwagon yourself.
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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Harriman Definitive Edition) The classic novel based on the life of legendary stock market speculator Jesse Livermore

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the unforgettable story of the life of Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street's greatest ever stock speculators.

Loosely fictionalised in 1923 in collaboration with journalist Edwin Lefevre, this is the story of the highs and the lows, the strategies and the street smarts, the epic wins (and sometimes epic losses) that has inspired generations of investors and traders.

This edition comes with an exclusive foreword by Tim Price, author of Investing Through the Looking Glass.

Harriman Definitive Editions offer the best quality editions of the best financial books of all time. Meticulously proofread, beautifully typeset in new designs, accompanied by forewords by the best modern financial writers, printed and bound in high-quality hardcovers on acid-free paper - they are essential long-term additions to the portfolio of every investor and trader.
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The Zurich Axioms The rules of risk and reward used by generations of swiss bankers

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If you want to get rich, no matter how inexperienced you are in investment, this book can help you. Its message is that you must learn neither to avoid risk nor to court it foolhardily, but to manage it - and enjoy it too.

The 12 major and 16 minor Zurich Axioms contained in this book are a set of principles providing a practical philosophy for the realistic management of risk, which can be followed successfully by anyone, not merely the 'experts'. Several of the Axioms fly right in the face of the traditional wisdom of the investment advice business - yet the enterprising Swiss speculators who devised them became rich, while many investors who follow the conventional path do not.

Max Gunther, whose father was one of the original speculators who devised the Axioms, made his first capital gain on the stock market at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Now the rest of us can follow in his footsteps. Startlingly straightforward, the Axioms are explained in a book that is not only extremely entertaining but will prove invaluable to any investor, whether in stocks, commodities, art, antiques or real estate, who is willing to take risk on its own terms and chance a little to gain a lot.
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Beyond the Zulu Principle Extraordinary profits from growth shares

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A brand new edition of the classic bestseller

The goal of all investors is to make the maximum possible profit from their investments. 'Beyond The Zulu Principle' shows you how to do this by focusing on growth shares. Jim Slater believes he has discovered a major market anomaly that should enable both private and institutional investors to enjoy exceptional returns in the stockmarket.

A number of important factors are crucial to successful investment. Jim Slater explains how to choose a company operating in the right sector with an advantage over its competitors. He also highlights the importance of directors' dealings, CEO changes, relative strength, cash flow accelerating earnings, and the capacity of some companies to clone their activities.

Simple but enormously effective, the guidance offered here should help readers to make stockmarket profits well beyond the market averages.
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The Wealth of Nations is a treasured classic of political economy. First published in March of 1776, Adam Smith wrote the book to influence a special audience - the British Parliament - and its arguments in the early spring of that year pressed for peace and cooperation with Britain's colonies rather than war.

Smith's message was that economic exploitation, through the monopoly trade of empire, stifled wealth-creation in both home and foreign lands. Moreover, protectionism preserved the status quo, and privileged a few elites at the expense of long run growth.

Smith wrote, "It is the industry which is carried on for the benefit of the rich and the powerful that is principally encouraged by our mercantile system. That which is carried on for the benefit of the poor and the indigent is too often either neglected or oppressed."

This edition, based on the classic Cannan version of the text, includes a foreword by George Osborne MP and an introduction by Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond, which aims to place the work in a business context. Wight also provides an invaluable 'Notable Quotes' section where he extracts and categorises some of the most famous and pertinent sections of Smith's work.

This classic work is as essential today as it was when it first written.
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How I Made $2 million in the Stock Market is an extraordinary book. It tells one of the most unusual success stories in the history of the stock market.

Darvas was not a stock market professional trading on inside information. He was one half of the highest paid dance team in show business, an expert cryptic crossword compiler, and a championship ping pong player. Yet he was able to make himself a millionaire several times over by his unique investment approach. Unlike other so-called systems, it worked regardless of whether the market rose or fell.

When news of Darvas's fantastic profits and methods leaked out, he was featured in Time magazine. He then was persuaded to write a book which became an instant hit, selling nearly 200,000 copies in eight weeks.

Many of the companies talked about in this book no longer exist. Many of the stocks are no longer traded. Nevertheless, the basic principles are as sound as ever.
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Economics Made Simple How money trade and markets really work

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How do banks work? What does the City do? Why do prices rise or fall? Is competition wasteful? How can we create more wealth? What causes globalization and how does it affect people?

Economics Made Simple answers these and other questions, not in the way that economics textbooks do - with graphs, abstract models, jargon-ridden theory, and mathematical equations - but through narrative and lucid explanation rooted in everyday experience and common-sense intuitions.

This is a personal school of economics for anyone who has ever wanted to know how money, trade and markets really work. The study of economics has never been so enjoyable - or eye-opening.
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On Liberty Harriman House Economics Classics (with a unique foreword)

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A potent defence of the individual, and a foundational text for political and social Liberalism, 'On Liberty' is a classic of English philosophy.

An important and fascinating book, in many respects it provided the spiritual basis of modern Western society - mistrustful of religion, respectful of non-conformity, and prizing personal over social fulfillment.
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Petromania Black gold, paper barrels and oil price bubbles

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The spike in the oil price to almost $150 per barrel in summer 2008 was the last great excess of the crazed noughties bull markets, staged even as stock markets crumbled worldwide. Contrary to entrenched establishment opinion still embraced by many, 'Petromania' proves this oil price blowout was a classic speculative bubble, but driven primarily by new modes of financial speculation.

Demolishing widespread, oft-repeated but incorrect arguments that such trade in paper barrels cannot move oil prices, 'Petromania' details how this financialisation of the oil markets meshed with other trends to create a moment that saw investment banks and hedge funds collectively wield more power over the price of black gold than OPEC or any multinational oil company. It also shows how regulatory blindness to the 'dark matter' of modern finance caused so many to confuse fantasy with reality for so long.

'Petromania' matters not just because fortunes were won and lost in oil's dizzying ascent and crash, but because this bubble spelled misery for ordinary people worldwide, destabilised developing world governments, and delayed interest rate cuts desperately needed to address the ongoing global recession. 'Petromania' matters because while all eyes are on the crippled banking system, we risk ignoring valuable lessons about twenty-first century markets from this other great boom-and-bust - even as the forces that blew the bubble are once again at work.

And 'Petromania', this tale of black gold, dark matter and paper barrels, is written by one of the few commentators who correctly called the bubble before it burst.
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Water The Final Resource – How the politics of water will impact on the world

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William Houston and Robin Griffiths - the co-authors of Future Storm who in 2006 predicted the present political, economic, commodity and climatic turmoil - have turned their attention to one of the biggest challenges being faced across the globe today: Water.

Up to the turn of the century the world's population had grown with water abundant in most developing countries.

Then everything changed.

Ocean oscillations (which affect the weather patterns) have altered, leading to droughts in areas that were expecting rain, and flooding for those previously anticipating arid conditions. The result is that around a fifth of the world's population will receive much less rain
than expected.

What effect will this have?

- A third of arable land going out of production, reducing yields and increasing prices.

- A rise in seismic activity leading to more tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which in turn cause climatic shifts.

- A large increase in refugees forced to seek shelter in other countries.

- Potential conflicts over water.

- An immediate need to reduce the amount of water currently allowed to run to waste.

- An urgent need to develop and invest in recycling, desalination and intelligent irrigation and new fuels, such as hydrogen and cold fusion.

The authors address all of these issues and propose solutions to the problems we are about to face, or are already grappling with.

This book sets out the power of water to enrich or destroy the lives of millions.
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The Origin of Financial Crises Central banks, credit bubbles and the efficient market fallacy

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'The Origin of Financial Crises' provides a compelling analysis of the forces behind the recent economic crisis. In a series of disarmingly simple arguments George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy, explaining why financial markets do not obey the efficient market principles but are instead inherently unstable and habitually crisis prone.

First published in the summer of 2008 in the midst of the crisis, the author accurately pinpointed the fundamental problems in policy and economic theory that led to the banking crisis. Now updated to reflect the massive upheavals since then and providing even more forthright opinions, the book is essential reading for anyone looking to find the root cause of our current financial situation.

The book describes the evolution of our modern monetary system, explaining along the way how financial instability emerged and why this instability required the development of central banking. Cooper makes the point that misguided faith in the power of free markets has led some central banks to neglect their core role of managing the financial system and instead caused them to pursue policies promoting a series of ever more violent boom-bust cycles. 'The Origin of Financial Crises' calls for a radical shift in central bank strategy, the abandonment of inflation targeting and a paradigm shift in our attitude to economic policy.

The reader will also learn about the fundamentals of inflation and discover what policy makers can learn from the designers of the Eurofighter jet and how an obscure paper on steam engines, written in 1868, shows us how to avoid repeating recent monetary policy mistakes.

Uniquely, 'The Origin of Financial Crises' presents tangible policy proposals aimed at helping break out of the seemingly endless procession of damaging boom-bust cycles.
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The 21st-Century Case for a Managed Economy The role of disequilibrium, feedback loops and scientific method in post-crash economics

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This book argues that the scientific concept of feedback - the idea that change in some element of a system can cause further change in that element - represents a general concept of economic change. Positive feedback causes runaway change, such as a market bubble, inflation or long-run growth, while negative feedback causes stability and stasis. Emphasising both kinds of feedback stands in contrast to the equilibrium theories of classical economics which, in effect, emphasise negative feedback only. In practical terms, the feedback perspective implies a need for extensive government involvement in the economy to suppress undesirable feedback effects - such as those causing wild instability or self-perpetuating inequality - while supporting desirable feedback effects - such as those causing economic growth.

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For decades, free-market economists have told a consistent story. Markets are rational, efficient, stable and fair, and even volatile financial markets should be left mostly to their own devices. The economic crisis that began in 2007 has, however, disproven such belief in the perfection of markets.

The reason market fundamentalism fails is simple: it is built on economic theories that incorporate only one half of how the economy actually operates. These theories focus on a concept of long-run equilibrium that sees the economy as being continually drawn back to balance after any change from this position, in a form of what scientists would call negative feedback.

However, there is also positive feedback; a process whereby a given change amplifies itself until the system is driven far from equilibrium, and this phenomenon is equally visible in the economy. Positive feedback drives economic growth, speculative bubbles, inflation, recessions, deflation and self-perpetuating inequality. It is what gives us the secular trends and cyclical fluctuations we observe in the real economy. And it deserves to be a central part of our economic theory.

This book makes a first attempt at applying the concept of feedback to economic theory and economic policy. It recognises that the state must support desirable feedbacks while suppressing undesirable ones. But it also recognises that central planning leads to oppression and inefficiency. This leads us back to the common-sense idea of a mixed economic system in which the role of the state is almost as great as that of the market.
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The Wealth of Nations is a treasured classic of political economy. First published in March of 1776, Adam Smith wrote the book to influence a special audience - the British Parliament - and its arguments in the early spring of that year pressed for peace and cooperation with Britain's colonies rather than war.

Smith's message was that economic exploitation, through the monopoly trade of empire, stifled wealth-creation in both home and foreign lands. Moreover, protectionism preserved the status quo, and privileged a few elites at the expense of long run growth.

Smith wrote, "It is the industry which is carried on for the benefit of the rich and the powerful that is principally encouraged by our mercantile system. That which is carried on for the benefit of the poor and the indigent is too often either neglected or oppressed."

This edition, based on the classic Cannan version of the text, includes a foreword by George Osborne MP and an introduction by Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond, which aims to place the work in a business context. Wight also provides an invaluable 'Notable Quotes' section where he extracts and categorises some of the most famous and pertinent sections of Smith's work.

This classic work is as essential today as it was when it first written.
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Friedrich Hayek The ideas and influence of the libertarian economist

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Friedrich Hayek was one of the leading economists of the 20th century and the leading contemporary critic of Keynes. He did pioneering work on monetary theory and trade cycles, but achieved international fame through his 1944 critique of totalitarian socialism, The Road to Serfdom.
He went on to map out the principles of a free society in a series of books including Law, Legislation and Liberty and became the leading proponent, along with Milton Friedman, of economic and political liberalism.

Setting him in context as well as incorporating criticism since his death 20 years ago, this book explores several major areas of Hayek's thought and argument:

- why society is not something that can be rebuilt any way we want, but is the result of long-term cultural evolution, and what that means for political reform, morality and individual choice
- the kind of laws that true freedom relies upon, and how freedom and its benefits are threatened by political confusions
- how the market process really works: from maximising gains for everyone who participates, to competition as a discovery process
- where boom and bust cycles come from and how privatising currencies could be the startling solution
- how we actually interpret our world, and what this means for social sciences and politics
- why socialism was a mistake, capitalism isn't wasteful, and what economic organisation has to do with political destiny
- the impossibility of social justice but the genuine hope offered by true economic freedom
- what the real foundations of a free society look like.

A breath of intellectual fresh air, this concise guide to Friedrich Hayek is a must for any reader or student interested in one of the most vital minds of the 20th century.
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Two Speed World The impact of explosive and gradual change – its effect on you and everything else

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We live in a bewildering world of change, which splits naturally into steady progress punctuated by sudden disruptions - the two speed world. Steady progress ensures the survival of our species, but it is the disruptions that move us to a new level. Both types of change, slow and rapid, are important, because they mould and shape our lives, but because of their widely divergent characteristics it is sometimes difficult to recognise a major life-changer until it is too late. Even if we do spot the upheaval, we cannot deal with a change unless we understand it.

Examining leading edge ideas and examples from history, this book gets to the heart of this dilemma. How do we recognise the type and importance of the changes that we face? What pitfalls must we avoid in order to keep to the correct path? What tools are available and when are they applicable? How can we avoid the temptation to redefine a change in order to make it fit our favourite tool? The past masters of change were mavericks who pushed against the prevailing wisdom of the day in order to give us answers to these questions. Theirs' are fascinating stories.

Key topics include:

- Steady advances and abrupt changes
- Statistically predictable developments and unforeseeable events
- The brain's two modes of perceiving the world
- The need for people both inside and outside 'the box'
- Planning for alternatives, or making a plan to secure a single outcome
- The entrepreneur's approach
- The environment needed to support the innovator

Ranging across a wide sweep of history, management thinking and ideas from science and engineering, the authors distil a simple but effective approach to understanding change; showing how to improve decision-making and risk-taking for more successful and profitable outcomes.

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The War Against Cash The plot to empty your wallet and own your financial future – and why you MUST fight it

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We are constantly being told that we are on the cusp of a cashless society. The financial services industry would certainly like to see it that way. We are being enticed with contactless cards, mobile phone payment apps, and methods of bank transfer: all, apparently, for our convenience.

But as Ross Clark argues in this compelling new book, it is not in our interests to surrender the right to use cash. Commercial interests want us to pay electronically in order to collect valuable data on our spending habits, while governments would love us to move to cashless payments in order to control the economy in ways which suit them, not us.

If we choose to pay electronically, that is one thing, but we will regret it if we do not defend the right to pay with cash.
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Lombard Street A description of the money market (Harriman Economics Classics)

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A classic of the 19th century, 'Lombard Street' describes the workings of the markets, international finance and central banks with a lucidity and insight that still dazzles. As Peter L. Bernstein, author of 'Against the Gods', puts it: "Walter Bagehot invented crisis management; after nearly 150 years, his wise words are still the prescription of choice for containing financial crises as well as a handbook for avoiding them."
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What some authors take half a shelf to say, others can convey in what amounts to scarcely a pamphlet and with greater fullness. It need not be said that such writers are rare, and their works, like Benjamin Franklin's 'Way to Wealth', rarer still. The sheer pith of 'The Way to Wealth' is impressive to this day: 3,600 words and with almost as many famous quotes and passages. Nearly every sentence delivers some nugget of brilliant wisdom, memorably expressed - axioms, apothegms and advice so industriously and eloquently distributed, that it is a prose model of the honest, hardy, no-nonsense labour it commends.

The messages of this little book remain not only as strikingly simple and memorable as when it was first written, but also surely as vital. The real opposite of modern 'get-rich-quick' guides, it provides a fascinating window into another world, and perhaps a timely antidote of common sense in an age still getting over the hangover from cheap credit, investment bubbles and runaway speculation.
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds (Abridged edition) The Financial Manias Edition: John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania

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First published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is often cited as the best book ever written about market psychology. This Harriman House edition includes Charles Mackay's account of the three infamous financial manias - John Law's Mississipi Scheme, the South Sea Bubble, and Tulipomania.

Between the three of them, these historic episodes confirm that greed and fear have always been the driving forces of financial markets, and, furthermore, that being sensible and clever is no defence against the mesmeric allure of a popular craze with the wind behind it.

In writing the history of the great financial manias, Charles Mackay proved himself a master chronicler of social as well as financial history. Blessed with a cast of characters that covered all the vices, gifted a passage of events which was inevitably heading for disaster, and with the benefit of hindsight, he produced a record that is at once a riveting thriller and absorbing historical document. A century and a half later, it is as vibrant and lurid as the day it was written.

For modern-day investors, still reeling from the dotcom crash, the moral of the popular manias scarcely needs spelling out. When the next stock market bubble comes along, as it surely will, you are advised to recall the plight of some of the unfortunates on these pages, and avoid getting dragged under the wheels of the careering bandwagon yourself.
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The moral heart that goes alongside the economic brain of 'The Wealth of Nations', this once neglected work of Adam Smith has returned to prominence in recent years. It is widely regarded as one of the best written and most compelling books ever penned on ethics and morality. It was also Adam Smith's favourite work.
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The Myth of the Rational Market A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street Justin Fox

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Chronicling the rise and fall of the efficient market theory and the century-long making of the modern financial industry, Justin Fox's "The Myth of the Rational Market" is as much an intellectual whodunit as a cultural history of the perils and possibilities of risk. The book brings to life the people and ideas that forged modern finance and investing, from the formative days of Wall Street through the Great Depression and into the financial calamity of today. It's a tale that features professors who made and lost fortunes, battled fiercely over ideas, beat the house in blackjack, wrote bestselling books, and played major roles on the world stage. It's also a tale of Wall Street's evolution, the power of the market to generate wealth and wreak havoc, and free market capitalism's war with itself.

The efficient market hypothesis - long part of academic folklore but codified in the 1960s at the University of Chicago - has evolved into a powerful myth. It has been the maker and loser of fortunes, the driver of trillions of dollars, the inspiration for index funds and vast new derivatives markets, and the guidepost for thousands of careers. The theory holds that the market is always right, and that the decisions of millions of rational investors, all acting on information to outsmart one another, always provide the best judge of a stock's value. That myth is crumbling.

Celebrated journalist and columnist Fox introduces a new wave of economists and scholars who no longer teach that investors are rational or that the markets are always right. Many of them now agree with Yale professor Robert Shiller that the efficient markets theory "represents one of the most remarkable errors in the history of economic thought." Today the theory has given way to counterintuitive hypotheses about human behavior, psychological models of decision making, and the irrationality of the markets. Investors overreact, underreact, and make irrational decisions based on imperfect data. In his landmark treatment of the history of the world's markets, Fox uncovers the new ideas that may come to drive the market in the century ahead.
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The Old Regime and the Revolution The controversial bestselling guide to the origins of the French Revolution

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A profound and elegantly written investigation into the true causes of the French Revolution, this masterpiece by Alexis de Tocqueville remains as lively, counter-intuitive and memorable as on its first publication.

Originally a bestseller simultaneously in France and Britain, today it sits at the top of book charts in China, and is beloved by historians and journalists as one of the most penetrating and creative analyses of an event that changed the face of the world.
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"One of the most important economic thinkers of all time"
- Paul Krugman

Milton Friedman changed the world. From free markets in China to the flat taxes of Eastern Europe, from the debate on drugs to interest rate policy, Friedman's skill for vivid argument and ideas led to robust and often successful challenges to a dizzying amount of received wisdom.

Relying on big-picture economic analysis and an insistent faith in human freedom, he took on the economic and political orthodoxies of his day - and if he didn't always win, he never failed to change the terms of the debate.

Rarely an uncontroversial figure, with his disciples and detractors to this day, this is neither a credulous nor a critical look at the Nobel laureate. A brand new guide, it simply sets out to explain his economic and public policy thinking in a straightforward and accessible way for the general reader and student.

Find out:

- how Friedman undermined Keynesianism and the prevailing wisdom of large-scale economic intervention
- how he demonstrated the true cause of the Great Depression and identified its real culprits (they weren't the ones jumping out of the windows)
- what Friedman believed really destroys the value of the money in your pocket and how it can be stopped
- his arguments for why regulations and minimum- wage laws actually achieve lower standards and greater poverty
- his reasons for why big corporations prefer markets that aren't free, and how high taxation harms the wealthy less than anyone else.

With more, too, on democracy, equality, global trade, education, public services and financial crises, this is a concise but comprehensive guide to the influence of a key 20th century thinker.

It is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the economist whose work changed everything.
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MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND - UNTIL IT DOESN'T

Bankers blunder, governments turn a blind eye and investors just get it plain wrong. But what if there's something else lurking behind all our great recessions and depressions, something operating in the shadows that makes our bubbles bigger and our crashes more catastrophic? Something so familiar and ubiquitous that we hardly ever think of its effects - even when it's under our very nose.

What if it's money?

Our modern system of money is a marvel, enabling complex trade and economic growth on a scale never known before. But money also carries a fatal flaw: it can be hoarded forever, and whenever we hoard we depress spending and distort interest rates. The result is a dreaded sequence of boom-and-bust that we know as the business cycle, an endless swing from unemployment to inflation and back again.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

ONE-MONTH MONEY begins as an eye-opening demonstration of how modern money is often our own worst economic enemy, and ends by proposing a controversial and innovative solution: a simple reinvention of money that would end recessions, inflation and unemployment forever. By rewiring the banking system and giving money a monthly expiry date, we can create a system of money with all its current benefits and none of its drawbacks, a system where money greases the wheels of global production without ever destabilising it.

We can still save - just not under the mattress. Bad businesses can still go bust - just without bringing the wider economy down with them. Once money cannot be hoarded and interest rates are always perfect, there will be no more business cycles. The system of one-month money automatically checks our worst hoarding impulses, allowing us to save productively, keep prices stable and enjoy permanent full employment.

With many countries struggling for growth and the stimulus toolbox growing emptier by the year, a creative rethink of our monetary system is critically urgent. ONE-MONTH MONEY is not only a timely and enjoyable addition to a vital conversation, but a book that will forever change the way you think about what's in your wallet.
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An attendee at the ill-fated Versailles Conference, John Maynard Keynes had a front-row seat for the negotiations that would squander a peace and sew discord across a continent. One of his best-written works, 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace' was key in propelling Keynes to prominence. Published in 1919, it gained notoriety owing to its withering portraits of both French premier Georges Clemenceau and US president Woodrow Wilson.

A best seller throughout the world, it was instrumental in creating the perception of the Germans as unfairly treated after the First World War. This in turn was crucial in prompting public support for appeasement, so that both the Treaty - and his eloquent criticisms of it - form a key part of the background to both World Wars I and II.
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Money, Blood and Revolution How Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science

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Economics is a broken science, living in a kind of Alice in Wonderland state believing in multiple, inconsistent, things at the same time. Prior to the financial crisis, mainstream economics argued simultaneously for small government on taxation, regulation and spending, but big government on monetary policy. After the financial crisis, economics is now arguing for more government spending and for less government spending.

The premise of this book is that the internal inconsistencies between economic theories - the apparently unresolvable debates between leading economists and the incoherent policies of our governments - are symptomatic of economics being in a crisis. Specifically, in a scientific crisis.

The good news is that, thanks to the work of scientist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, we know what needs to be done to fix a scientific crisis. Moreover, there are two scientists in particular whose ideas could show how to do this for economics: Charles Darwin, the man who discovered evolution, and William Harvey, doctor to King Charles I and the first man to understand blood flow and the workings of the human heart.

In Money, Blood and Revolution, bestselling financial writer George Cooper explains how the ideas of Darwin and Harvey could revolutionise economics, making it more scientific and understandable, and might even reveal the true origin of economic growth and inequality.

Taking readers on a gripping tour of scientific revolution, social upheaval and the secrets of money and debt, this is an unmissable read for anyone curious to understand how the world really works - and the amazing future of economics.

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Money, Blood and Revolution How Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science

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THE EXPANDED SECOND EDITION OF THE ACCLAIMED 'MONEY, BLOOD AND REVOLUTION'

Economics is a broken science, living in a kind of Alice in Wonderland state believing in multiple inconsistent things at the same time. Prior to the financial crisis, mainstream economics argued simultaneously for small government on taxation, regulation and spending, but big government on monetary policy. After the financial crisis, economics is now arguing for more government spending and for less government spending.

The premise of this book is that the internal inconsistencies between economic theories - the apparently unresolvable debates between leading economists and the incoherent policies of our governments - are symptomatic of economics being in a crisis. Specifically, in a scientific crisis.

The good news is that, thanks to the work of scientist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, we know what needs to be done to fix a scientific crisis. Moreover, there are two scientists in particular whose ideas could show how to do this for economics: Charles Darwin, the man who discovered evolution, and William Harvey, doctor to King Charles I and the first person to understand blood flow and the workings of the human heart.

In Fixing Economics, bestselling financial writer George Cooper explains how the ideas of Darwin and Harvey could revolutionise economics, making it more scientific and understandable, and might even reveal the true origin of economic growth and inequality.

Taking readers on a gripping tour of scientific revolution, social upheaval and the secrets of money and debt, this is an unmissable read for anyone curious to understand how the world really works - and the amazing future of economics.
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The Retreat of Globalisation Anticipating radical change in the culture of financial markets

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In The Retreat of Globalisation, award-winning fund manager Gervais Williams outlines why we are entering a period when the culture of financial markets will change more in three years than it has in the last 30.

Globalisation has been running into headwinds for a while, but until recently few appreciated that it had already passed its high-water mark. With the benefit of hindsight, we can now see events like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in the context of a new social - and economic - trajectory.

Markets have already entered a period of flux. Social disenchantment with globalisation was already a political issue. But the market implications of a retreat from globalisation remain greatly under-appreciated.

How can savers know what might constitute the best stocks in this changed world? The Retreat of Globalisation argues for some unconventional yardsticks going forward. The answers may seem counter-intuitive to those who have only known one set of economic conditions. But the need to find those answers has never been more pressing.
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The Emerging Markets Handbook An analysis of the investment potential in 18 key emerging market economies

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FINDING TOMORROW'S MARKETS FIRST

Tomorrow's booming economies are today's emerging markets. Overlooked by most investors, these markets offer serious opportunities for those prepared to move ahead of the crowd and take their investing off the beaten path.

If you're an investor unafraid of the unfamiliar and looking to carve out extraordinary opportunities in new markets, this book should be your starting point.

THE EMERGING MARKETS HANDBOOK provides investors with a highly detailed examination of 18 countries that could host the stock market stars of the future - from Chile and China to Thailand and Turkey.

At its heart is an analysis of the 18 economies' strength and potential for growth. This assessment is based on the ten crucial drivers of growth, including demographics, business conditions, capital markets and more. Following exhaustive research into the numbers behind each of these drivers, Pran Tiku is able to draw on a wealth of data from respected sources to form conclusions about the current position and future prospects of each market. He illustrates this data with explanatory charts and tables, allowing readers to trace recent trends and compare this to where the countries stand now.

Providing a groundbreaking ranking of all emerging markets, the author goes on to sort them into standouts, in-betweeners and strugglers. This means you can truly see which markets offer the most commanding opportunities, which have room for development and which currently present a poorer investment case.

Finally, the HANDBOOK concludes with a look at investment vehicles that can be used to access emerging market investments and a survey of the industries and companies that are likely to be the primary players within these 18 economies in the future.

THE EMERGING MARKETS HANDBOOK is your indispensable guide to finding the future's hottest markets. No investor can afford to be left behind.
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Life After Growth How the global economy really works – and why 200 years of growth are over

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NEW EDITION WITH ADDITIONAL INTRODUCTION AND END NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

Why, years after the banking crisis, is the global economy still mired in recession and burdened by enormous debts? Why have the tried-and-tested economic policies of the past failed us this time?

In Life After Growth, leading City analyst Tim Morgan sets out a ground-breaking analysis of how the economy really works. Economists are mistaken, he argues, when they limit their interpretation of the economy to matters of money. Ultimately, the economy is an energy system, not a monetary one.

From this, it follows that we need to think in terms of two economies, not one - a 'real' economy of work, energy, resources, goods and services, and a parallel, 'financial' economy of money and debt. These two economies have parted company, allowing the financial economy to pile up promises that the real economy cannot meet.

Starting with the discovery of agriculture, Tim Morgan traces the rise of the economy in terms of work, energy and resources. The driving factor, he explains, has been cheap and abundant energy. As energy has become increasingly costly to obtain, the potential for prosperity has diminished, to the point where growth in the real economy has ceased.

An immediate problem is that our commitments - including debt, investments and welfare promises - cannot be honoured, which means that we can expect the financial system to be wracked by value destruction. At the same time, we need to adapt to a future in which prosperity can no longer be taken for granted.
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Infrastructure projects represent one of the largest asset classes globally with the estimated cost of potential new projects planned to 2030 totalling US$70 trn.

The sector splits into social infrastructure which is the group of projects that support urban living and economic infrastructure that, following the recession that began 2007/8, has become the global economic methodology du jour to stimulate economic growth.

However, unless the host state has surplus financial resources, as has China and the Gulf states, large scale investment may be not be affordable given the capacity constraints and fragility of the international capital markets.

Moreover the majority of large complex infrastructure projects are delivered late and over budget. Whatever the initial estimates and plans, sponsors face project distress usually in the last quarter of the development with budget increases ranging from 40% to over 100%.

Many major projects are socially necessary but sponsors will fail if they persist in trying to attract investment by pretending that projects are financially viable using the criteria employed by commercial concerns. A new methodology is required.

This book explores the reasons these large projects rarely conform to their original plan and what can be done about it. It also examines how the trend to greater complexity will exacerbate this problem unless a new methodology is adopted.

The book concludes that unless more realism is introduced developed nations will be unable to renew their infrastructure and developing nations will not be able to establish the foundation of a modern economy.

The author is a director of the Institute for Infrastructure Studies and consults globally.
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ISBN: 9780857194442

Foreign exchange

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Diary of a Currency Trader A simple strategy for foreign exchange trading and an illustration of it in practice over three months in the market

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Diary of a Currency Trader is Samuel J. Rae's no-nonsense, full disclosure look at his approach to the retail foreign exchange markets.

In the book Samuel takes you through his personal journey and how he got to where he is today followed by a step-by-step, illustrated description of the strategy he uses and the principles that underlie his approach.

Having described the way he trades, Samuel then journals ninety days' worth of market operations with full explanations as to how and why he enters each and every trade, the results he achieves and his thoughts on the markets he operates in.

Fully illustrated and set out in an easy to follow format, Diary of a Currency Trader takes you into the daily operations of a retail trader to an unprecedented level of detail. If you are looking to discover what it actually means to trade forex full time, this book is for you.
ISBN: 9780857193261
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The Foreign Exchange Matrix A new framework for traders to understand currency movements

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The foreign exchange market is huge, fascinating and yet widely misunderstood by participants and non-participants alike. This is because its unanswered questions are numerous. For instance, what is the purpose of the $4 trillion per day trading volume? What determines currency trends and who are the players in the FX arena? Does FX drive other financial markets, or is it the passive end-product of all the other markets? FX is without clear supply and demand factors, so how do traders determine sentiment and price direction?

Much is written in an effort to answer these questions, but a lot of it is just noise. In the 12 pieces here, Barbara Rockefeller and Vicki Schmelzer draw on their combined 50 years' experience in foreign exchange to cut through the clutter and provide an elegant and razor-sharp look at this market. Their analysis is accurate, useful and enlivened by many anecdotes and examples from historic market events. They cover:

- How the matrix concept can help observers understand foreign exchange market action
- What professional FX traders take into consideration before entering into positions
- Whether the FX market can be forecast
- The interplay between foreign exchange and other financial markets
- How technology has levelled the playing field between big and small players, and at what cost
- Whether the prospect of reserve currency diversification away from the dollar is likely
- The toolkit that central banks use to manage national economies and the effect of this on currencies

'The Foreign Exchange Matrix' is the go-to book for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the world of foreign exchange.
ISBN: 9780857192707
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Kathleen Brooks on Forex A simple approach to trading foreign exchange using fundamental and technical analysis

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A simple approach to successful forex trading

Many foreign exchange traders use either fundamental analysis or technical analysis and they're often considered to be mutually exclusive approaches. But FX does not have to be traded that way - fusing the two types of analysis will improve your research and, more importantly, your trading results.

This is how Kathleen Brooks trades foreign exchange and she has found it to be extremely successful. In Kathleen Brooks on Forex she reveals the secrets of this approach, demonstrating the indicators she uses, and showing through detailed examples how she plans and executes profitable trades.

At the heart of Kathleen's trading philosophy is the principle that fundamental factors - politics, economics and societal changes - cause currency prices to move in the medium to long term (and sometimes in the strangest ways), but throughout the day the price movements are based upon technical factors. Building a trading plan around the two sets of factors works for her and by reading about how she does her pre-trade market analysis (the homework), forms a trading plan and puts the plan into action, you will see how to apply this principle in practice in your own trading.

The book is divided into four sections:

- Part A - using fundamental indicators to gain an impression of the market
- Part B - using technical indicators to refine your trading plan
- Part C - fusing fundamental and technical analysis to select trades
- Part D - revealing Kathleen's risk management techniques

Kathleen's description of her method, and ideas on how you can use it too, will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about how to trade foreign exchange as well as those already in the market looking for a fresh approach. Blissfully free of rhetoric, written in an accessible personal style and punctuated with anecdotes from Kathleen's unique career in the markets, this is a new and refreshing look at foreign exchange.
ISBN: 9780857193117
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The 4 Keys to Profitable Forex Trend Trading Unlocking the Profit Potential of Trending Currency Pairs

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The forex market is huge, and the potential to make money from it immense, but how should you structure your trading in order to profit from it? Technical analyst Christopher Weaver shows you how to improve your trading of trending currency pairs using trend lines, channels, Fibonacci retracements and symmetrical triangles.

These are the four keys to making money trading forex. And this is no surface guide; the author explores in-depth how every key works, why they are useful, their different variations, and, most importantly, two practical strategies for each which take full advantage of their strengths.

The concepts behind the keys can sound mysterious, but Christopher lays bare their workings with plain English and sharp insight. Fully illustrated with charts and examples, this is a unique and essential guide to making successful trades in the most exciting market out there.
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Winning Strategies for Trading Forex Real and actionable techniques for profiting from the currency markets

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Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition.

7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex covers:

- Why people should be paying attention to the FOREX market, which is the world's largest and most liquid financial market
- How understanding the structure of this market can be beneficial to the independent trader
- How to overcome the odds and become a successful trader
- How you can select high-probability trades with good entries and exits.

Grace Cheng highlights seven trading strategies, each of which is to be applied in a unique way and is designed for differing market conditions. She shows how traders can use the various market conditions to their advantage by tailoring the strategy to suit each one.

This revealing book also sheds light on how the FOREX market works, how you can incorporate sentiment analysis into your trading, and how trading in the direction of institutional activity can give you a competitive edge in the trading arena.

This invaluable book is ideal for new and current traders wanting to improve their trading performance.

Filled with practical advice, this book is a must-read for traders who want to know exactly how they can make money in the FOREX market.
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ISBN: 9780857190246

Investing

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You might be on 'the right side of 40', and yet, financially you feel about fourteen. By now, you should be rolling in the dough, but it feels like you're drowning in debt. This isn't how being "a grown up" was supposed to be.

How will you ever get on the property ladder if you can't even make more than the minimum payment on your credit card? Will you live like a pauper when you're old and grey because student loans and sky-high rents mean you can't afford to pay into a pension?

One thing is for sure, money may not buy you happiness, but from where you're standing, it sure could buy you a few things that would put a smile on your face - a flat would be nice come to think of it.

So what are you going to do about it? Do you want to spend your life in financial turmoil?

When Kara Gammell first came to the UK from her native Canada at 23, financially, she was a disaster. After five years of fun at uni, she couldn't manage being paid monthly, certainly didn't know what an overdraft was (or why the cashpoint swallowed her debit card) and at one point was so skint she actually cashed in her Oyster card for the £2 deposit.

But Kara took control of her money and turned her cash crisis around. By the age of 28, she was out of an overdraft, had become an award-winning financial journalist and became a homeowner (independent of the bank of mum and dad to boot) - but most importantly, she was no longer living life on the breadline or on the brink of a financial disaster.

In this practical and witty guide, Kara explains how whether you are struggling to make ends meet or trying to buy your first home - taking control of your finances can change your life.

With clear and straightforward advice on everything from cutting credit card debt to getting more from your money at the supermarket, Kara shares her tried and tested tips so that you have all you need to get it right - the first time.

Kara soon learned from her mistakes, and now you can too.
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ISBN: 9780857193537
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Invest in the Best Applying the principles of Warren Buffett for long-term investing success

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This book concentrates on the investment style of Business Perspective Investing, as practiced by Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett. It takes the reader through the realisation that the thought process involved when buying shares in a company is no different to buying the company in its entirety.

Beginning with how to assess the quality of a business, it explains and illustrates with examples what to look for in company accounts, how to determine the value drivers of a business, the strength of its franchise and how to interpret key financial ratios and performance indicators. It discusses the ideal characteristics of a business worthy of investment so that you will develop a mental checklist of what to look out for.

The book then sets out a number of valuation methods to determine the likely economic worth of a company. It is against this estimate that a judgement can be made as to whether a share price offers good value.

The book concludes with thoughts on portfolio construction, in particular Focus Investing, where a concentrated approach is taken, and legitimate reasons for deciding to sell a holding. Throughout, the emphasis is on the methodology used to manage the SDL UK Buffettology Fund.
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ISBN: 9780857194855
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Smart Portfolios A practical guide to building and maintaining intelligent investment portfolios

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Smart Portfolios is about building and maintaining smart investment portfolios. At its heart are the three key questions every investor needs to answer:

1. What to invest in.
2. How much to invest.
3. When to make changes to a portfolio.

Author Robert Carver addresses these three areas by providing a single integrated approach to portfolio management. He shows how to follow a step-by-step process to build a multi-asset investment portfolio, and how to rebalance the portfolio efficiently. He covers both investment in collective funds like ETFs, and also direct investment in individual equities.

Important features include:

-- Why forecasting future returns is so difficult, and how to account for uncertainty when making investment decisions.
-- How to accurately calculate the true costs of an investment, including costs that you may not even be aware of.
-- How to select the best ETF for each asset class.
-- How to compare the costs and other features of different ETFs.
-- How to select individual shares.
-- Calculating the number of shares needed for adequate diversification.
-- How to use systematic forecasting algorithms to adjust portfolio allocations.
-- How to cut trading costs through smart rebalancing strategies and execution tactics.

Robert Carver also explains how to blend assets with different levels of risk, and how to construct portfolios that suit the level of risk that the investor can cope with.

Smart Portfolios is detailed, comprehensive, and full of practical methods, rules of thumb and techniques, all fully explained with examples. It is intended for professional investors worldwide, including financial advisors, private bankers, wealth managers and institutional funds; as well as experienced private investors.
ISBN: 9780857195722
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The price of gold keeps on rising as the global economy suffers turmoil and low growth. Is now a good time to protect or even grow your wealth with gold investment?

How to Invest in Gold is an authoritative guide for anyone thinking of buying gold and who wants to do so securely.

Covering gold bullion, gold bars, gold coins and alternative ways to invest such as ETFs, financial author Peter Temple reveals the best options for those who want to safeguard their wealth with the value of gold.

As well as listing the best places to sell and buy gold in the UK and around the world, he explains how to ensure value and legitimacy and explores likely returns.

Before you buy a gold bar to put under the mattress, this timely and unique eBook is a must. It's the best way to be certain of retaining your wealth no matter what happens in the future.
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ISBN: 9780857192042
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Are you looking for some ideas to help you improve your portfolio? Let the brightest, most insightful minds in investing help.

The Best Investment Writing – Volume 1 contains 32 hand-selected articles. These are the best pieces from some of the most respected money managers and investment researchers in the world.

You’ll get valuable insights into:

-- The strategies that produce some of the highest historical returns
-- Five due diligence questions we must ask before investing
-- Why we often make poor “complex” investing decisions
-- The easiest, most powerful method to estimate future stock returns
-- How to spend our investment gains to maximize genuine happiness

The Best Investment Writing – Volume 1 reads like a masters course in investing. See how it can help you become a better investor today.

With contributions from: Jason Zweig, Gary Antonacci, Morgan Housel, Ben Hunt, Todd Tresidder, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Meb Faber, David Merkel, Norbert Keimling, Adam Butler, Stan Altshuller, Tom McClellan, Jared Dillian, Raoul Pal, Barry Ritholtz, Ken Fisher, Chris Meredith, Aswath Damodaran, Ben Carlson, Dave Nadig, Josh Brown, Corey Hoffstein, Jason Hsu, Wes Gray, John Reese, Larry Swedroe, Cullen Roche, Jonathan Clements, Michael Kitces, Charlie Bilello, John Mauldin
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The Handbook of Alternative Assets Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes, forestry, gold and precious metals, stamps, wine and other alternative assets

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How to invest money in secure, high-return assets

Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse.

Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring.

A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including:

- the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends
- collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes
- the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity
- the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past
- whether or not there are tax advantages available
- how best to buy and sell, and through whom.

The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area.

This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.
ISBN: 9780857191113
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The Investment Trusts Handbook 2018 The latest thinking, opinion, research and information on investment trusts

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The Investment Trusts Handbook 2018 provides investors with the latest thinking, opinion, research and information on investment trusts - often referred to as the City's best-kept secret.

The Handbook includes contributions from key commentators, writers and leading industry experts, as well as important data for over 300 investment trusts and VCTs.

Edited by respected financial journalist Jonathan Davis, the Handbook delivers for investors both private and professional, and is an indispensable companion for anyone looking to invest in the investment trusts arena.
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ISBN: 9780857196705
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Let the market come to you

Deep Value Investing by Jeroen Bos is an incredibly candid and revealing guide to the secrets of deep value investment. Written by an investor with a long and remarkable track record, it shares for the first time the ins and outs of finding high-potential undervalued stocks before anyone else.

Deep value investing means finding companies that are genuine bargains that can pay back phenomenally over the long term. They are firms so cheap that even if they were to close tomorrow their assets would pay you out at a profit. But if they can turn things around, the rewards will be many times greater ...

These were the favourite shares of Benjamin Graham, author of 'The Intelligent Investor'. Inspired by Graham's classic and with a long history of discovering these great value stocks - sometimes known as 'bargain issues' or 'netnets' - author and investor Jeroen Bos reveals:

- how to use only publicly available information to discover these shares and filter the gold from the dross

- everything he did when analysing, purchasing, monitoring and selling more than ten recent successful deep value investments

- the complete philosophy behind deep value investing, and the ins and outs of this strategy in practice

- what can go wrong and how to minimise the chances of it happening to you.

Deep value investing has a better track record than almost any other approach to the market. Even better, it doesn't require minute and technical knowledge of a company, nor is it fixated on earnings or often-unreliable future projections.

It's all about the balance sheet and patience. This makes it the perfect investing approach for those who want to see phenomenal stock market returns without wasting time or commission costs.
ISBN: 9780857193667
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The New Value Investing How to Apply Behavioural Finance to Stock Valuation Techniques and Build a Winning Portfolio

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The aim of value investing is to identify stocks that are undervalued and which can be expected to produce an above average return in the future. And the message from the history of investing is clear: if you successfully pursue a value investing strategy over the long term, you will earn an above average return on your portfolio. The goal of The New Value Investing is to help you identify undervalued stocks and teach you how to build your own successful value investing portfolio.

Added to this, it is important to understand that value investing is inextricably linked with behavioral finance, and research advances in this area in recent years strengthen the case for value investing. The author explains how stock prices are determined by emotional crowds, how this leads to mispriced stocks and opportunities for the value investor, and how you can harness the insights of behavioral finance to improve your value investing approach.

As you work through this book, the author shows how to follow the path from analysis of the economy, to the industry, to company financial statements, to creating a value range for a company's stock. You will learn:

- How to remove emotion from your investment process.
- The essential elements of portfolio construction.
- What a value investor should observe in the wider economy and the market.
- Where to find investment ideas.
- How to read a company's financial statements from a value investing perspective.
- Dividend valuation, earnings valuation and other valuation techniques.
- How to undertake a full valuation analysis, with two complete worked examples of stock valuation for real-life companies.
- What professional value investors at investment funds analyse and how they make their decisions.

Value investing is within everyone's reach, so why doesn't everyone use it? The key is patience. The approach works over the long term if you stick with it and the result could be extra hundreds, thousands or millions in your portfolio at the end of your investment horizon.
ISBN: 9780857193971
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Taming the Lion 100 Secret Strategies for Investing

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Richard Farleigh reveals the 100 secret strategies that he developed to enable him to succeed in the markets.

During his time running a trading desk, Farleigh set out to develop a repeatable methodology based on observation and reasoning, not just on one-off flukes and luck, to enable him to outperform the market on a regular basis.

The (potentially controversial) beliefs that he incorporates into his strategies include:

- Markets tend to under-react, not overreact.
- Big, obvious ideas offer great opportunities.
- It is safe to invest with a consensus view.
- Contrarian trading is usually irrational.
- It is best to enter and exit the share market at the right times instead of always staying invested.
- Price trends are well known but under-utilised.
- Chartists are just astrologers.
- Investment and trading are increasingly similar.

Some of the techniques simply involve being better than other investors at some of the basics, including only chasing genuine opportunities, managing risks and coping with losses.

As his trading results started to attract some attention, Farleigh was frequently asked to give presentations of his ideas to other professional traders. From the feedback during these sessions he realised that others were interested in an approach to investing which was based on first principles. Finding that anecdotes were the best way to make a point, and that ideas could be summarised into numbered strategies, allowed him to show clearly how the methodology worked.

Years later, he is still using the same approach, and has found that amateurs, as well as professionals, are keen to find out how markets work and how to improve their investment performance. This book contains those secrets.

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About the 100 Strategies

The rules are based on two broad experiences. Firstly, my involvement with investing and trading has been an endless pursuit of looking for patterns and developing my own repeatable methodologies. I have wanted to turn an art into a science. Secondly, from so many conversations with intelligent and educated people, who are curious about markets, but have been unhappy with a lack of useful reading material.

The book is intended for anyone with an interest in trading or investing, whether they are amateurs or professionals. The laws grew out of a series of popular lectures that I gave in my early career and out of the process of training new people to trade the markets.

Perhaps a unique thing about my approach in this book is that I have developed a framework which is applicable to all markets, whether they are bonds, money market, commodities, currencies, stocks, or property. The more I have learnt about these markets the more I have been convinced that it is sensible to approach them the same way. This is very useful, especially when some markets are underperforming.

This is a serious book. It is definitely not a "how to get rich quick" trick. I have presented my observations and interpretations as laws for practical purposes. It incorporates equally a lot of groundwork analysis of markets.

In finance there has been a gap between practitioners and the theoreticians. I intend to bridge that gap with a solid and, at times, theoretical explanation for my observations. Nevertheless, I have presented the material in a personal way. It is light hearted, with lots of anecdotes. I have not done endless amounts of research on each of the laws, so at times I may have erred on the detail. However it is always the concepts that are important, as these are what I am trying to get across.
ISBN: 9780857193032
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The Smart Financial Advisor How financial advisors can thrive by embracing fintech and goals-based investing

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Improving client outcomes with goals-based investing

Financial advisors stand at a crossroads. One path is grounded in traditional investing. Advisors who remain on this route face numerous hazards that impair their clients’ long-term wealth and endanger advisory viability. The other path requires practitioners to adapt by embracing technology and goals-based solutions.

Choosing the right road is vital for sustaining and growing advisory businesses in the years ahead.

Industry veteran and financial technology expert, Bill Martin, CFA, creatively explains how financial advisors can sidestep the seven major hazards their clients face in conventional investing by choosing the smarter path of goals-based investing. This rewarding journey shifts the focus of traditional investing from products and performance towards a collaborative, tech-enabled framework built on personalized advice. Goals-based investing redefines success in terms of achieving each client's unique needs, desires, and aspirations – an approach that clients overwhelmingly prefer and which, crucially, leads to better outcomes for clients and advisors.

The Smart Financial Advisor is a must-have guide for advisors who desire to differentiate and grow their practices amid commoditization, fee compression, and increasing regulatory requirements. Martin skillfully combines captivating stories, compelling research, and practical applications to show how you can embark on this path, engaging clients and improving their outcomes along the way.

By adopting the fintech and goals-based strategies within this book, not only will you learn the secrets to survive today’s industry challenges, but you will also discover how to truly thrive as a smart financial advisor!
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ISBN: 9780857195845
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THE COMMODITIES INVESTOR A beginner’s guide to diversifying your portfolio with commodities

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In the last decade the performance of commodity assets has been remarkable. Rising demand for raw materials from emerging economies, political and economic disruptions to production and supply, and the introduction of commodities exchange traded funds (ETFs) have combined to push up the cost of the globe's resources. In many of the commodities markets prices rose to record levels, only to fall again sharply in the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

But many experts believe that the bull-run in commodities is not yet finished and it is argued that prices could continue to rise well into the next decade. This presents opportunities for investors, but what is the best way to capitalise on these opportunities?

The aim of this book is to help investors understand the fundamentals behind the major commodities in the primary resource sectors - energy, base metals, precious metals and agriculture - and to show the value of commodities as a means to diversify exposure and spread risk.

The individual commodities within the four sectors are examined in turn, with an analysis of historic price performance, an outline of the supply and demand dynamics, and a discussion on the future outlook for each resource. In each case the best and safest routes for gaining exposure to the four main sectors are explained, and a full list of commodity ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange is also provided.

The book provides the investor with both the rationale for diversifying part of an investment portfolio into commodities and the basic knowledge required in order to invest successfully in these exciting and ever changing sectors.
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For the first time, the tactics, strategies and insights relied on by 150 of the world's most respected financial experts are revealed in a concise, digestible form. Learn how you really make money in the markets from:

- fund managers of billion-pound equity funds
- traders in the options and futures markets
- industry-rated analysts
- economists from top business schools
- writers on leading financial newspapers

Each provides focused and practical rules on how to succeed in the market. Often counter-intuitive, their rules tell you exactly what to do and what not to do. No padding; just a rock-hard list of do's and don'ts.

The contributors to this book are the elite of investing. They consistently beat the market because they know which shares to buy, at what price, and when. And, just as importantly, they know when to sell.

Never before has so much quality advice been packed into a single book. If you want to increase your wealth through investing, this is an unmissable opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills from the best in the world.
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Harriman's New Book of Investing Rules The do’s and don’ts of the world’s best investors

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Every investor needs an edge. Where better to look than the rules of the world's best investors?

These are the do's and don'ts that have driven profits in the billions. They are the practical precepts of many of the best investors in the UK and the US and further afield - the wisdom of the money manager who outperformed the market by staggering percentages for three decades in a row, of the private investor who once trained the professionals in the City, of the ex-hedge fund manager who now advocates the simplest investing system in the world.

And 50+ MORE of the most interesting minds in modern investing, from Wall Street to Westminster and back again.

The legendary Harriman Book of Investing Rules is back with a massive, all-new volume - packed with hundreds of pages of compelling content, bringing you the arguments of the very best investing minds around the globe in one unputdownable book.
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Multi-Asset Investing A practical guide to modern portfolio management

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Planning, constructing and managing a multi-asset portfolio

A multi-asset investment management approach provides diversification benefits, enhances risk-adjusted returns and enables a portfolio to be tailored to a wide range of investing objectives, whether these are generating returns or income, or matching liabilities.

This book is divided into four parts that follow the four stages of the multi-asset investment management process:

1. Establishing objectives: Defining the return objectives, risk objectives and investment constraints of a portfolio.

2. Setting an investment strategy: Setting a plan to achieve investment objectives by thinking about long-term strategic asset allocation, combining asset classes and optimisation to derive the most efficient asset allocation.

3. Implementing a solution: Turning the investment strategy into a portfolio using short-term tactical asset allocation, investment selection and risk management. This section includes examples of investment strategies.

4. Reviewing: Evaluating the performance of a portfolio by examining results, risk, portfolio positioning and the economic environment.

By dividing the multi-asset investment process into these well-defined stages, Yoram Lustig guides the reader through the various decisions that have to be made and actions that have to be taken. He builds carefully from defining investment objectives, formulating an investment strategy and the steps of selecting investments, leading to constructing and managing multi-asset portfolios.

At each stage the considerations and strategies to be undertaken are detailed, and the description of the process is supported with relevant financial theory as well as practical, real-life examples.

'Multi-asset Investing' is an essential handbook for the modern approach to investment portfolio management.
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Funds are an ideal solution for savers who want to invest in a variety of asset classes, such as equities and bonds, without having to commit the time and effort to becoming an expert themselves.

Not only do funds give you the ability to access some of the brightest investment brains in the world, they also enable you to access a wider range of markets and stocks than you could achieve directly, and to do so more efficiently.

However, with thousands of investment funds available available to investors, knowing how to select the right ones for your investment portfolio can be daunting. This candid eBook - written by a legendary investor in funds - solves this problem in a jargon-free, focused guide that is designed to take less than 30 minutes to read.

By removing the mystery surrounding successful investment in funds, and revealing what you should really look for, it empowers any investor to pick those funds with the greatest potential.
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This book shows you that effective investment can be simple, how anyone with just an hour or two to spare each week can double their wealth in ten years; double it again in the decade after that; and then double it once more - to make an eight-fold increase of capital in 30 years.

The strategy for this should work even if the current miserable investment climate persists for all those years.

And it requires minimal time and effort.

This isn't a get-rich-quick guide. It is a get-rich-slow guide, a get-rich-reliably guide.

There are all sorts of books out there that tell you how to double your money in five years or even three years. Most were written back in the 1990s when double-digit stock market returns were the norm, and most also require - if they work at all - a dedication to trading which is both anxiety-inducing and costly in terms of time.

They are all about taking risk. This guide is not.

Written by a veteran investor and finance writer, this book is all about building as much certainty as possible into your returns right from the very start.
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Fully revised and updated second edition!

Multiply Your Money offers an easy-to-follow route through the money labyrinth, cutting through jargon and showing that controlling your financial destiny is not just rewarding, but easy and fun too!

Start early, and for the cost of a large takeaway coffee or lunchtime sandwich a day you can create a stream of savings that will grow and grow, providing you with financial independence and security into retirement.

Learn how to:

- Start saving for your own destiny
- Make compound interest work hard for you
- Invest sensibly in the market for long-term gains
- Turn the tables on debt
- Beat the investment experts at their own game
- Gain confidence dealing with your money
- Choose the right pension
- Get on top of taxes
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Red Joker Rules The 35 Rules of Gambling (That Investors Should Know)

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"Gambling is investing, and investing is gambling," says the Red Joker.

Both situations begin with a common pool of money. The pool is distributed among those who have created it on the basis of a series of events that are partly controllable. Through a mixture of skills, self-control and sheer luck, some of those who have created it will receive more than others.

There is no inherent difference between sifting through a horse's prospects of winning a race and a company's prospects of returning regular profits. There is no inherent difference in deciding whether to raise the betting on a particular hand of cards and deciding whether a property is a good or bad buy.

But there is a world of difference between the pace of gambling and the pace of investing. A gambler faces as many investment situations in a week as an investor does in a lifetime. The rules are the same, but the gambler is in a situation where he can learn the rules very quickly.

This is a book of advice from the gambler to the investor - The Red Joker Rules.
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Small Companies, Big Profits How to make money investing in small companies

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Small is beautiful - if you have an eye for an opportunity.

While most big fund managers and private investors seek the apparent safety of the largest stocks, the best investment ideas can be found among nearly 2,000 smaller companies whose shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

This guide opens up a whole new world to investors, a world of solid companies that have found a profitable niche, ambitious start-ups with enormous growth potential and attractive takeover targets.

However, the risks match the rewards and the unwary investors need to learn how to spot the pitfalls and which companies are small because they do not deserve to grow.

The book is packed full of case studies demonstrating the successes, failures and potential of small companies. Each succinctly presents the lessons to be learnt from their experience.

All investors looking to widen their portfolios will welcome this highly informative book covering an area of the stock market that is too often neglected by pundits, investors and the press.
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Practical and powerful improvements for value investors

Buying undervalued shares and selling when the price is many times greater has a natural appeal - and research shows it works. But not all value investors are successful. As Andrew Hunt shows in this must-read new book, many are guilty of common errors in their planning and execution and these critically undermine their success.

Better Value Investing provides a straightforward framework to help all value investors improve, showing them what to focus on and what to cut out in order to be successful.

Supported by the latest empirical research, 15 years of real investing experience, studies of what the top investors have said and done, and wide reading, Andrew Hunt reveals:

- how financial strength is at the heart of value investing
- why to invest like an owner
- the importance of contrarianism
- why you should buy only the very best bargains
- the essentials of constructing and managing a portfolio
- how checklists control the process and keep the value investor on track.

This concise guide to honing the craft of value investing is essential reading for all value investors new and old. With its help you can concentrate on what is important, cut out errors and achieve what you set out to do, making you a better value investor.
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Money Makers The stock market secrets of Britain’s top professional investors – Updated 2nd edition

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A brand new, fully updated, second edition of the classic bestseller

Who are the professional investment managers responsible for moving and making millions on the stock market? What approaches and strategies do they adopt?

Britain has more successful stock market investors than any other country outside the United States. Yet for a long time their activities - and the secrets of their success - have remained shrouded in mystery to anyone outside the Square Mile.

Now the City's top professional investors have talked in depth to a leading financial writer about their lives and their strategies for making money on the stock market. They include such market wizards as the private investor's champion Jim Slater, Michael Hart, long time manager of the UK's oldest investment trust, stockpicker supreme Anthony Bolton, and emerging markets guru Mark Mobius,

Nobody with an interest in stocks and shares can fail to learn from reading how these consummate professionals go about their business. Or from their advice on what it takes to be a winner in the financial markets.

The Money Makers profiled are: Anthony Bolton, Ian Rushbrook, Nils Taube, Colin McLean, Michael Hart, John Carrington, Jim Slater and Mark Mobius.
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Anatomy of the Bear Lessons From Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms

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How does one spot the bottom of a bear market? What brings a bear to its end?

There are few more important questions to be answered in modern finance. Financial market history is a guide to understanding the future. Looking at the four occasions when US equities were particularly cheap - 1921, 1932, 1949 and 1982 - Russell Napier sets out to answer these questions by analysing every article in the "Wall Street Journal" from either side of the market bottom.

In the 70,000 articles he examines, one begins to understand the features which indicate that a great buying opportunity is emerging.

By looking at how markets really did work in these bear-market bottoms, rather than theorising how they should work, Napier offers investors a financial field guide to making the best financial provisions for the future.

This new edition includes a brand new preface from the author.
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Understanding Company News How to interpret stock market announcements

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This book looks at company announcements, focussing on those issued through the London Stock Exchange by listed companies.

Almost all these announcements - such as annual results, share buying by directors, profit warnings and updates on current trading - are required under stock exchange rules or European Union directives. This book explains these rules and shows how to make sense of the announcements; enabling investors and others to take informed decisions.

The book is divided into three sections:

Section A looks at what the rules are, why they have been imposed and how they have evolved to give private investors a much fairer opportunity of competing with professional investors.

Section B lists and explains the routine statements that all companies issue on a regular basis: trading statements and profit figures. It tells readers what to look for, explains company jargon and shows how to read between the lines when all is not as well as it seems.

Section C considers important announcements, such as profit warnings and directors' share dealings, that are issued on an irregular basis as they arise. It explains which announcements are likely to affect the share price and why.

'Understanding Company News' is for all those baffled shareholders who throw communications from their companies straight into the bin and any investors who read company pronouncements but perhaps naively take everything they see at face value. And anyone working in related industries looking to untangle these company announcements will also find this book extremely valuable.
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The DIY Investor How to get started in investing and plan for a financially secure future

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FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED SECOND EDITION

Investing expert Andy Bell shows you how to plan your financial future in this updated edition of his bestselling guide to do-it-yourself investing.

Andy shows you how to build a long-term investment portfolio using a range of low-cost, tax-efficient strategies. He provides expert guidance and industry insights suitable for first-time investors and those who are more experienced. The DIY Investor teaches you the skills and strategies you need to take control of your investments and manage your money in the years ahead.

"A great new edition of this valuable guide for private investors." -Neil Woodford CBE
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ISBN: 9780857196026
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Over seven years, 45 of the world's top investors were given between $25m and $150m to invest by fund manager Lee Freeman-Shor. His instructions were simple. There was only one rule. They could only invest in their ten best ideas to make money.

It seemed like a foolproof plan to make a lot of money. What could possibly go wrong? These were some of the greatest minds at work in the markets today - from top European hedge fund managers to Wall Street legends.

But most of the investors' great ideas actually lost money. Shockingly, a toss of a coin would have been a better method of choosing whether or not to invest in a stock.

Nevertheless, despite being wrong most of the time, many of these investors still ended up making a lot of money.

How could they be wrong most of the time and still be profitable?

The answer lay in their hidden habits of execution, which until now have only been guessed at from the outside world.

This book lays bare those secret habits for the first time, explaining them with real-life data, case studies and stories taken from Freeman-Shor's unique position of managing these investors on a day-to-day basis.

A riveting read for investors of every level, this book shows you exactly what to do and what not to do when your big idea is losing or winning - and demonstrates conclusively why the most important thing about investing is always the art of execution.
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How to value shares and outperform the market A simple, new and effective approach to value investing

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The simplest way to make money in the stock market is to buy shares when they are cheap and make profits when their prices increase. This technique is known as value investing and is the creed of the world's most successful investor, Warren Buffett. But how do you know when a share price is cheap?

This book explains in simple terms how you can develop your own UK share and FTSE100 valuation spreadsheets to calculate share and market valuations. Comparing the valuations to current market prices reveals when shares are underpriced and produces calibrated buy and sell signals. The FTSE100 system, for example, indicates the periods when you should be invested in the FTSE100 and the periods when you should not be. Since 1984 the in-periods have produced 94 times more capital growth than the out-periods.

The new valuation system is the heart of this complete practical guide for managing your own investments. It shows how you should be able to double the value of your long-term investments purely through avoiding high commercial fund management fees. Using the new valuation system should help you do a lot better than this and, for example, secure a pension up to eight times larger than that provided by commercial managers.

As well as providing comprehensive information about the practical and profitable ways in which you can use the new valuation system, this book is a complete toolkit for creating personal wealth through UK equity investment. It includes risk controls, tax breaks, free information sources and recommendations on the best service providers. In short this book is your first step along the road to financial security.
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The alchemy of business success
Seven outstanding entrepreneurs and leaders reveal the secrets of building a successful business

Why do some ideas flourish into large, valuable businesses whilst others come to nothing? What is the special alchemy behind the most successful businesses?

In The Secrets of the Seven Alchemists, John Rosling, serial entrepreneur, author and speaker, sets out to answer these questions and reveals for the first time a unique, step-by-step methodology for business success. This is a tried and tested blueprint that has been used by entrepreneurs who have built businesses to and beyond £10m and now you can find out how to apply it to your own business, maximising your wealth, enjoyment and freedom.

This framework for success is brought to life through fascinating, entertaining and startlingly candid interviews with seven inspiring entrepreneurs and leaders who have created highly successful businesses that are extraordinarily wealth generative whilst being easy to run and a joy to own. There is nothing high-tech or revolutionary about the sectors these businesses operate in and they do not rely on world-changing inventions. In fact there is nothing remarkable in their stories other than the brilliance with which they have built the assets in their businesses. That is their alchemy.

The distillation of the wisdom and experience of these seven business alchemists, combined with the framework described by John Rosling, provides new clarity on the question of how a business should be set up and managed to truly maximise its value. It will inspire business owners and managers and put them on their own path to building an asset-rich business. It is time to learn the secrets of the seven alchemists.

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The Essential P/E Understanding the stockmarket through the price earnings ratio

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The price-earnings ratio, or P/E, is the most commonly quoted investment statistic, but have you ever considered what it actually means? For most people it's a shorthand way of deciding how highly the market regards a company, with investors prepared to overpay for earnings from a high-P/E 'glamour' stock as opposed to a low-P/E 'value' stock. However, academics have known since 1960 that the opposite is true: value stocks outperform glamour stocks consistently over decades.

A company with a low P/E may have been marked down for no readily apparent reason and thus could represent an attractive value investment for those with the patience to wait while the market re-values it. However, the P/E is a backward-looking measure and just because the company earned £1 per share last year it doesn't necessarily mean it will earn anything like that in the foreseeable future. Or, a low P/E can mean a company is deservedly cheap because it is in financial difficulty - in this case the company is likely to become cheaper yet or even go into administration.

This book is a practical guide to how you can adjust and improve the price-earnings ratio and use it, alongside other financial ratios, to run against the crowd and boost your stock returns.
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Take a bite out of the markets with the Naked Trader!

This book is for anyone who really wants to consistently make money trading shares.

Trading and investing can be tough – most fail. The human mind is to blame. It’s prone to emotion, cluttered with distractions like Twitter and social media, easily trapped by scams. But it’s possible to make money in the markets – and to do so reliably.

Robbie Burns, aka The Naked Trader, has been trading successfully from his home for 15 years – making over £2m tax-free (while eating a lot of toast and watching Game of Thrones). He’s also met and helped thousands of fellow traders at his seminars, seen every possible trading meltdown, and knows exactly what can go wrong – but also how to put it right.

In Trade Like a Shark, Robbie uses his unique firsthand experience and the real-life stories traders have shared with him to expose exactly how the human mind can play havoc with your trading. At the same time he reveals his tried-and-tested methods for overcoming it, showing how to be a shark, gobbling up money from the 'fish' who are full of fear, greed and other emotions. (And also why modelling yourself on Mr Spock can work wonders.)

If you’ve run into problems trading in the stock market – or just want to reinforce good habits – there is no better or wittier guide to the pitfalls that are out there, and some surprisingly effective ways to overcome them. It's a must-read book on trading psychology – without the jargon. Read it and take your trading to the next level now!
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101 Extraordinary Investments Curious, Unusual and Bizarre Ways to Make Money. A handbook for the adventurous collector

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'101 Extraordinary Investments' is a fascinating exploration of curious and unusual ways to make money. Inspired by the great adventurers of the Victorian era, who hunted for everything from orchids to shrunken heads, this book keeps the spirit alive with its own modern twist on collectables.

A full range of subjects is covered, from superhero comics, toy robots and magic tricks to cigars, celebrity hair, feudal titles and pedigree pigs; plus a fresh look at classic alternatives such as wine, stamps, cigarette cards and books.

We share these investment secrets for the very first time, along with other exciting discoveries for the modern fortune-hunter. Each topic is covered in a comprehensive and entertaining manner, providing subject insight as well as practical investment guidance including cash returns, contact information and essential trading tips.

Investing need not be a bore, nor a gamble made by overpaid men in pinstriped suits. Join us and celebrate the derring-do spirit of adventure, as we share in 101 fun and fascinating money-making opportunities.
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The History of Mining The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world

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THE INDUSTRY THAT FORGED THE MODERN WORLD

Throughout history metals and raw materials have underpinned human activity. So it is that the industry responsible for extracting these materials from the ground - mining - has been ever present throughout the history of civilisation, from the ancient world of the Egyptians and Romans, to the industrial revolution and the British Empire, and through to the present day, with mining firms well represented on the world's most important stock indexes including the FTSE100.

This book traces the history of mining from those early moments when man first started using tools to the present day where metals continue to underpin economic activity in the post industrial age. In doing so, the history of mining methods, important events, technological developments, the important firms and the sparkling personalities that built the industry are examined in detail. At every stage, as the history of mining is traced from 40,000BC to the present day, the level of detail increases in accordance with the greater social and industrial developments that have played out as time has progressed. This means that a particular focus is given to the period since the industrial revolution and especially the 20th century. A look is also taken into the future in an effort to chart the direction this great industry might take in years to come.

Many books have been written about mining; the majority have focused on a particular metal, geographical area, mining event or mining personality, but 'The History of Mining' has a broader scope and covers all of these essential and fascinating areas in one definitive volume.
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Among the landmark occasions in the legendary history of Berkshire Hathaway and its iconic co-leaders, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, was a 1996 symposium held in New York at Cardozo Law School. The focus of the symposium was Warren's letters to Berkshire shareholders. The format was a series of panels with two dozen different experts dissecting all the ideas in the letters, about corporate governance, takeovers, investing, and accounting. Intellectual sparks illuminated the two-day affair, which drew unusual press interest for an academic convocation.

While the principal tangible result of the conference was the publication of the international best-seller, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, the transcript of the symposium is now being made available with annotations and updated commentary that show just how timeless the topics are and how venerable the principles Buffett laid out remain. I had the honor of hosting the event, editing The Essays, and now publishing this archival treasure, with current assessments by such luminaries as Robert Hagstrom as well as several participants from the original symposium.
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It took the world's greatest investor, Warren Buffett, nearly four decades to make his first $100m. The Deals of Warren Buffett - Volume 1 charts the series of investments that made up that journey.

In revealing detail, and with a lucid descriptive style, experienced author and investor Glen Arnold explains Buffett's thinking behind these investment deals and shows how his cumulative returns compounded his wealth over time.

In this formative period, from 1941-78, Buffett developed and honed the investment philosophy that would lead him to become so successful as his career progressed. But it was not all plain sailing - Buffett made mistakes along the way - and Arnold shows how Buffett learned through success and failure how to select companies worth backing. Arnold also includes insightful 'learning points' at the end of each chapter, which reveal how investors can learn from the craft of Warren Buffett to improve their own investing.

Investments featured in this first volume include: GEICO, American Express, Disney, Berkshire Hathaway, See's Candies, and The Washington Post.

With stories and analysis drawn from decades of investing experience, join Glen Arnold and delve deeper in The Deals of Warren Buffett!
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Simple But Not Easy An autobiographical and biased book about investing

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Described by the author as "a slightly autobiographical and heavily biased book about investing", Simple But Not Easy has plenty of interest to the experienced professional, and is aimed also at the interested amateur investor.

The theme of the book is that investment is simpler than non-professionals think it is in that the rudiments can be expressed in ordinary English, and picked up by anybody. It is not a science. But investment is also difficult. People on the outside tend to think that anyone on the inside should be able to do better than the market indices. This is not so. Picking the managers who are likely to do better is a challenge.

Richard Oldfield begins with a candid confession of some of his worst mistakes and what they have taught him. He discusses the different types of investment, why fees matter, and the importance of measuring performance properly. He also outlines what to look for, and what not to look for in an investment manager, when to fire a manager, and how to be a successful client.
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One of the undoubted highlights of the book 'Professional Investor Rules' is the chapter by Paul Jourdan, AAA-rated fund manager and CEO of Amati Global Investors. A highly pellucid and thought-provoking piece, it takes an unflinching look at what it means to be a successful investor engaged in the "living and strangely intelligent organism" of today's financial markets - the importance of self-knowledge, the vital role of history and stories, and the limits of certainty that every investor must come to terms with.
This eBook exclusively reproduces the chapter as a standalone piece. It remains a striking and provocative piece of essential reading for every investor.
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Initial Public Offerings The mechanics and performance of IPOs

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An initial public offering (IPO) - the occasion when a firm's shares are issued to the public for the first time - is one of the most exciting events in the life of a company, providing new opportunities for the business, its managers and for investors. IPOs thus attract a lot of attention from stock market researchers, academics and investors seeking to understand more about how they work and how the shares of IPO companies perform once they are listed.

In this new book, Arif Khurshed delves into the history of IPOs on the London Stock Exchange, explains the mechanics of how IPOs are arranged and how they are priced, and provides an analysis - with detailed but lucid reference to past academic studies - of how the shares of IPO companies perform in the short and long term.

The book provides valuable insight into many fundamental IPO matters, including:
- the different methods of flotation that are used,
- the alternative ways in which IPO shares are priced,
- how common it is for IPO shares to over or underperform,
- the survival of IPO firms once they are listed.

There are also detailed case studies of a number of high-profile IPOs, including those of Google, Visa and MoneySupermarket.

If you are an academic, finance professional or serious investor looking to broaden your knowledge of stock market flotations then you will find Initial Public Offerings to be an indispensable guide.
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Wall Street And Witchcraft An investigation into extreme and unusual investment techniques

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Or, how to beat the Street with a broomstick...

Since that first tulip was traded on that madly speculative exchange in 17th-century Amsterdam, some very special individuals - plungers not in the Merrill Lynch tradition - have been picking winners and harvesting huge profits with uncanny success. How?

They play the market in ways that seem weird to the rest of us - but they win! There are those who feel vibrations, play by the stars, read tarot cards, rely on extrasensory perception, dream dreams, play by numbers. Crazy? Maybe. Yet every single one of them is rich. You'll meet them all in this peek at the occult side of the street.

If you want to play the game their way, there's an appendix to teach you their specialised techniques; with astrology, tarot cards, witchcraft, magic squares, and other uncanny devices.

Each method is carefully explained by the author, a veteran writer of unimpeachable reputation who researched this book with the objectivity of a scientist and who vouches for the accuracy of the results described in it.
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ISBN: 9780857191670
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Investing is an activity that's rife with opportunity to fall into bad habits, be led astray or make decisions for the wrong reasons. Being aware of the behavioural traps and temptations that lie in wait for the unwary investor is the first step to avoiding them.

The Seven Deadly Sins were formulated in early Christian teachings to make followers mindful of man's natural vices - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

On the following pages, The Seven Deadly Sins are adapted to the world of multi-asset investment, revealing the all-too-common investor tendencies that the authors look to avoid in order to achieve reliable long-term performance.
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7 Successful Stock Market Strategies Using market valuation and momentum systems to generate high long-term returns

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Successful strategies for high long-term returns

The long-term benefits of investing in the stock market are clear. For periods of ten years upwards, equities have delivered higher returns than any other non-physical UK asset class. Those investing for the long term should put their money to work in the stock market.

In this easy-to-follow practical guide, Glenn Martin introduces seven strategies for index investment in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. These strategies can be followed by anyone willing to adopt a systematic approach and accept short-term risk in exchange for long-term rewards. Incredibly, even the most advanced strategy requires no more than an hour per week of your time.

The seven strategies involve varying levels of risk. For those who want to commit the minimum time and take on less risk, there are two passive buy-and-hold strategies. Those wanting to commit a little more effort and take on higher risk - with the potential for higher rewards - can use a proven system to time when to invest in the stock market and when to hold funds as cash. The most advanced strategies, which carry higher short-term risk with the potential to achieve spectacular long-term returns, make use of the gearing offered by spread trading. Each strategy has a set of clear and simple instructions, plus there are historic performance tables and the expectations for future returns.

Unique features of this innovative book include:

- How to construct a spreadsheet to produce a valuation of the FTSE 100 and the expected returns from a five-year investment in the index. These valuations constitute buy/sell signals which have delivered a profit for every historic period in the market.

- How to extend the spreadsheet to calculate post-tax returns tailored to your own tax circumstances.

- A Market Momentum System that uses simple moving averages to signal when you should exit the market to minimise the impact of major market crashes.

- 30-year track records for all the investment strategies.

- A system for creating a synthetic tax-free FTSE 100 tracker using FTSE 100 spread trades.

- A FTSE 100 spread trading simulator that enables you to test the historic returns you would have achieved according to your appetite for short-term risk. At the highest level of short-term risk, £1,000 would have grown to more than £12,300,000 over 30 years, with all of the gains being tax-free.

Leaving your cash in a deposit account could see its real value whittled away by poor interest rates and inflation. If you are looking for a way to grow your money significantly over time by following a straightforward investment plan, then this book shows you how.
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Beyond the Zulu Principle Extraordinary profits from growth shares

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A brand new edition of the classic bestseller

The goal of all investors is to make the maximum possible profit from their investments. 'Beyond The Zulu Principle' shows you how to do this by focusing on growth shares. Jim Slater believes he has discovered a major market anomaly that should enable both private and institutional investors to enjoy exceptional returns in the stockmarket.

A number of important factors are crucial to successful investment. Jim Slater explains how to choose a company operating in the right sector with an advantage over its competitors. He also highlights the importance of directors' dealings, CEO changes, relative strength, cash flow accelerating earnings, and the capacity of some companies to clone their activities.

Simple but enormously effective, the guidance offered here should help readers to make stockmarket profits well beyond the market averages.
ISBN: 9780857191229
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The Laws of Wealth Psychology and the secret to investing success

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Dr Daniel Crosby, comes the behavioral finance book all investors have been waiting for.

In The Laws of Wealth, psychologist and behavioral finance expert Daniel Crosby offers an accessible and applied take on a discipline that has long tended toward theory at the expense of the practical. Readers are treated to real, actionable guidance as the promise of behavioral finance is realised and practical applications for everyday investors are delivered.

Crosby presents a framework of timeless principles for managing your behavior and your investing process. He begins by outlining ten rules that are the hallmarks of good investor behavior, including 'Forecasting is for Weathermen' and 'If You're Excited, It's Probably a Bad Idea'. He then goes on to introduce a unique new taxonomy of behavioral investment risk that will enable investors and academics alike to understand behavioral risk in a newly coherent and complete way.

From here, attention turns to the four ways in which behavioral risk can be combatted and the five equity selection methods investors should harness to take advantage of behaviorally-induced opportunities in the stock market. Throughout, readers are treated to anecdotes, research and graphics that illustrate the lessons in memorable ways. And in highly valuable 'What now?' summaries at the end of each chapter, Crosby provides clear, concise direction on what investors should think, ask and do to benefit from the behavioral research.

Dr. Crosby's training as a clinical psychologist and work as an asset manager provide a unique vantage and result in a book that breaks new ground in behavioral finance. You need to follow the laws of wealth to manage your behavior and improve your investing process!
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Bernard Jones And The Temple Of Mammon The continuing diary of a cantankerous investor

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In this second volume of the Bernard Jones Diaries, retired civil servant Bernard Jones is approaching his 64th birthday. Making money through investing remains as elusive as ever, though his overbearing and over-sexed wife Eunice finds no trouble spending it. Hell's Bells, the share club started at the Ring o'Bells pub by a coterie of dubious acquaintances, seems to be a better forum for gawping at barmaids and consuming pork scratchings than it is for an elevated debate over price earnings ratios and dividend yields.

As ever, Bernard's family, Guardian-reading schoolteacher son Brian, dopey daughter Jemima and malevolent grandchild Digby (a.k.a. The Antichrist) all seem to stand in the way of his reaching financial nirvana. Worst of all is Bernard's dotty mother Dot, who holds in her palsied hands an inheritance that can make or break the family.

Bernard is an emblem for the thousands of small investors whose stories of struggle and persistence are never told, an operating prophet for those weighed down by a demanding spouse-to-earnings ratio.
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ISBN: 9780857193759
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Corporate Actions – A Concise Guide An introduction to securities events

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Corporate actions are normally considered as incidental to the business of investing and marketing investments, but in fact they are highly relevant. The aim of this concise guide is to define what corporate actions are, list and describe the main corporate actions and show how individual corporate actions are applied to investors' holdings of securities. This will give an overview of the way in which the corporate actions processing function works both in the UK and other important global markets.

The guide is designed to be an introduction to corporate actions for investment industry practitioners in general. Those starting out in corporate actions processing will find it a helpful outline, but it is also designed to be useful for all who encounter corporate actions tangentially in disciplines such as fund management or financial advice provision. Different industry participants have differing interests in corporate actions, and for the sake of consistency the guide is (mainly) written from the point of view of the beneficial owners of securities.

The first section of the book deals exclusively with equity corporate actions, providing the definitions of a corporate action and the legal framework(s) underpinning corporate actions, followed by a look at the most significant actions one by one, and then a detailed examination of the staging of some of these. The corporate actions of debt securities are given separate treatment later in the book.

Next the focus moves from the corporate actions themselves to the industry that has grown up to process them, covering respectively the corporate actions industry, its efficiency and its progress (recent and future).

After that the author takes a look at the impact of successive corporate actions on one particular share and shareholdings in it. This is then followed by a look at the scope investors have for influencing such events through shareholder voting.

The final chapter looks at how corporate actions are treated in the context of stock indices, stock charts and a number of more complex investments.

Those who simply require a handy and straightforward introduction to specific corporate actions will find the quick guide to the content and the glossary of corporate actions terms especially useful.

This guide provides a snapshot of the current state of affairs in the corporate actions industry, alongside some of the forces for change that are at work. The aim has been to provide sufficient detail to give the reader a working model that is helpful in navigating the corporate actions universe.
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Portfolio Management A market-class guide to investment management

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Investing can seem simple, but there are an infinite number of ways to get to your goals and an infinite number of ways to fail.

To sharpen your investment skills, this book guides you through the key aspects of the fund management profession, working from a macro-industry overview to the micro details of security-valuation techniques, combining the benefits of academic experience with decades of industry experience.

This is something also found in the complementary online Market-Class investment simulator, where you can manage a $100m fund in a dynamic market and your decisions and those of fellow fund managers 'make the market'.

A smart investor doesn't rely on luck or guts, but on learning as much as possible to make the best decisions. Portfolio Management and Market-Class, with their uniquely rich insight into the real-life workflow of portfolio management, are a vital component in any investor's education.
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Dunces With Wolves The third volume of the Bernard Jones Diaries

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When it comes to money, Bernard Jones is a bit of a dunce. The retired civil servant and amateur investor discovers that when share prices start plunging his wealth falls even faster. As the credit crunch bites, he and his share club cronies at the Ring o'Bells pub find they can't bank on a bank, build wealth on a housebuilder, nor rely on a retailer.

Bernard can, however, rely on his domineering wife Eunice. A woman of persistent passion and advancing dress size, she single-handedly keeps Britain's consumer spending alive. From sustainable teak gnocchi spoons to Andalucian macramé shoe organisers, there isn't much you can teach Eunice about stocking up on essentials.

Though Eunice runs the household with a rod of organic celery, Bernard is never quite defeated. His elevenses of biscuits and cakes may be switched for endive and papaya salad, his prostate prodded, his railway modeling hobby ridiculed, but he comes out fighting.

With a mordant eye and caustic pen, he goes in to battle not just against the injustices of marriage, but on behalf of the financially downtrodden everywhere.

For those who lost money on Northern Rock, those who were short-changed by Equitable Life and those who were gobbled up by the wolves of the stock market, Bernard Jones is your champion, an anti-hero for our age of over-achievement.
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ISBN: 9780857193766
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How To Pick Quality Shares provides a three-step process for analysing company financial information to find good investments. The three steps boil down to finding quality companies, avoiding dangerous or risky companies, and not paying too much for companies’ shares. Applying the in-depth techniques described here will give investors a better understanding of companies, and an edge over other investors, including professional investors and analysts.

Phil Oakley, an experienced investment analyst and private investor, guides the reader step-by-step through these three stages:
1. For the first step, he shows how to identify the kind of high-quality companies that are capable of being profitable investments over the long term. Important themes are how much a company earns on the money it invests, reliable measures of profit and the importance of cash flow.
2. Next, he shows how to spot the dangers and risks that could lead to a company being a bad investment. Here the focus is on how to analyse debt, in particular hidden debt and pension fund deficits.
3. Lastly, he shows how to value a company’s shares and determine what is a reasonable price to pay to invest in that company. Phil shows why some common shortcuts to valuing shares are not very useful and how to use cash profits to value shares more reliably.

At each stage, Phil explains where the investor needs to look in company financial statements to get the information they need and how to analyse this information. Illustrative examples of analysis of real company financial statements are used throughout. If you have a company’s latest annual report and its current share price you have all the information you need to be a successful investor. How To Pick Quality Shares shows you how.
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The Green Investing Handbook A detailed investment guide to the technologies and companies involved in the sustainability revolution

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There is a huge change taking place as the world moves inexorably towards a low-carbon economy. 'The Green Investing Handbook' is aimed at the investor looking to profit from this global transition.

The book provides a detailed overview of the investment opportunities emerging in the companies behind these environmental technologies and services. It covers the standout firms operating in all the key green technology sectors, the trends of each sector and the industry as a whole, as well as the most important or promising green funds, ETFs and private equity funds.

The book delivers both demystifying explanations of the intricate technology at the heart of the green revolution, as well as providing comprehensive investment insight. It is designed to help the investor to make better-informed decisions when engaging with these complex, innovative and rapidly growing industries. And it does so whether you are interested in investing through equities, direct investment or funds.

The ten sectors covered in depth are:
- Solar power - Wind power - Marine energy - Geothermal - Power storage - Smart grids - Hydrogen and fuel cells - Green transport - Green buildings - Waste and energy resources

Each chapter breaks down the trends and technology of the relevant sector, as well as its past performance, and looks at key advice and expert opinion on where they are headed. Notable company activity, technological development and government support is detailed throughout.

The second half of the handbook is dedicated to a comprehensive directory of over 150 green companies, covering performance snapshots and overviews. The activities of each are featured in turn, with important developments and key features covered. The directory also includes green funds - their size, strategies, charges and managers, and their manager's comments. The details of green private equity firms, ETFs and indices, as well as a bank of resources, round out this one-stop reference section giving you everything you need to start investing in the sustainability revolution.
ISBN: 9780857190505
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Cotter On Investing Taking the bull out of the markets – practical advice and tips from an experienced investor

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This book discusses the key areas that every stock market investor should consider. Starting with the reason for buying shares in the first place it then goes on to consider a host of essential topics, including: ratios, dividends, diversification, directors' deals, technical analysis, ETFs, commodities, dealing techniques and much more. Cotter On Investing is your straightforward guide to the not always straightforward world of stock market investment.

The markets can be a dangerous place and the risk involved can put people off the whole concept of stock investing. It shouldn't. Successful investors are those who manage risk and use mechanisms that reduce it to a level they are comfortable with. The stock market is potentially extremely rewarding in financial terms, but when the investor takes control of his or her own money it can also be fun, interesting and immensely satisfying.

Throughout the book the author gives his own opinions not only on the different investment vehicles you can use but also on the ways in which you can improve your performance as a self-directed investor. With nearly 40 years of stock market experience, John Cotter is the ideal guide to help you make your investment decisions. Slicing through the jargon and with a solid, 'keep it simple' approach, this book is the ideal companion for anyone building and running their own share portfolio.
ISBN: 9780857191625
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How to Analyse Bank Financial Statements A concise practical guide for analysts and investors

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The financial statements of banks differ very much from those of non-banks. The assets and liabilities are mostly financial based, and the equity ratio is far lower than the equity ratios of industrial companies. Banking supervision has a big influence on the financial statements too. Recent years have shown the risks which can evolve from banks, but normal instruments of financial statement analysis are not sufficient to analyse banks and locate these risks: different methods are needed.

This book, by experienced bank analyst Thomas Padberg, provides analysts and investors with the tools to analyse bank financial statements, find problems in bank finances, and assess the risks of banks. Examples with real bank financial data are used to show readers the step-by-step methods to follow when looking at bank financial statements.

The book covers:

- The specific accounting rules that apply to banks
- How to analyse bank segment reporting
- The ratios to use when analysing bank financial statements
- How to analyse bank profit and loss accounts
- Equity analysis and stock analysis of banks

This is an essential guide for all analysts and serious investors who need to analyse bank financial statements.
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ISBN: 9780857195197
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Fundology The Secrets of Successful Fund Investing

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Owning an investment fund is the easiest and most convenient way for investors to put their money to work in the world's financial markets. Yet only a handful of people really seem to understand how to make the most of the opportunity that funds offer. Too many pick the wrong fund in the wrong market at the wrong time - a sure-fire recipe for disappointment.

In this important new book, an award-winning manager at one of the UK's best fund management firms explains in simple language what it takes to buy and sell investment funds successfully - and how to avoid the common mistakes that so often condemn fund investors to poor results.

John Chatfeild-Roberts, head of the fund of funds team at Jupiter Asset Management, is responsible for sifting through the thousands of funds that are open to UK investors and hand-picking the best 10 - 15 for his clients' portfolios. The Jupiter Merlin range of funds has won a string of industry awards for their consistent performance.

Now, in Fundology - The Secrets of Successful Fund Investing, he explains in detail how to set about becoming an expert fund investor - what to do and (just as importantly) what not to do. While he concentrates on unit trusts and open-ended investment companies (OEICs), his specialist area, many of the principles outlined here apply equally well to other types of fund.

The topics covered include:

- Why funds are worth considering
- How unit trusts and OEICs work
- How to pick the best managers
- The truth about costs
- The trouble with index funds
- Which funds the Jupiter team own (and why)
- The most common mistakes that investors make

Easy to read and outspoken in places, Fundology is a must read for anyone interested in knowing how to get the most out of their investments. Knowing how the experts go about choosing funds can only increase your chances of improving your own success rate.
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An analysis of the investment approach of the world's top investors, showing how to achieve market-beating returns

It is possible to beat the market. Taking this as a starting point, Excess Returns sets out to explore how exactly the most famous investors in the world have done it, year after year, sometimes by huge margins.

Excess Returns is not a superficial survey of what investors have said about what they do. Rather, Frederik Vanhaverbeke applies a forensic analysis to hundreds of books, articles, letters and speeches made by dozens of top investors over the last century and synthesises his findings into a definitive blueprint of how exactly these investment legends have gone about their work.

Among the legends whose work has been studied are Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Anthony Bolton, Peter Lynch, Charles Munger, Joel Greenblatt, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Daniel Loeb, Lou Simpson, Prem Watsa and many more.

Among the revealing insights, you will learn of the striking similarities in the craft of great investors, crucial subtleties in their methods that are ignored by many, and the unconscious errors investors commonly make and how these are counter to successful investing. Special attention is given to two often overlooked areas: effective investment philosophy and investment intelligence.

The investing essentials covered include:

- Finding bargain shares
- Making a quantitative and qualitative business analysis
- Valuation methods
- Investing throughout the business cycle
- Timing buy and sell decisions
- And much, much more!

Excess Returns is full of timeless and practical insights, presented in a unique style, to help investors focus on the most promising opportunities and lead the way to beating the market.
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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Harriman Definitive Edition) The classic novel based on the life of legendary stock market speculator Jesse Livermore

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the unforgettable story of the life of Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street's greatest ever stock speculators.

Loosely fictionalised in 1923 in collaboration with journalist Edwin Lefevre, this is the story of the highs and the lows, the strategies and the street smarts, the epic wins (and sometimes epic losses) that has inspired generations of investors and traders.

This edition comes with an exclusive foreword by Tim Price, author of Investing Through the Looking Glass.

Harriman Definitive Editions offer the best quality editions of the best financial books of all time. Meticulously proofread, beautifully typeset in new designs, accompanied by forewords by the best modern financial writers, printed and bound in high-quality hardcovers on acid-free paper - they are essential long-term additions to the portfolio of every investor and trader.
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How to Build a Share Portfolio A practical guide to selecting and monitoring a portfolio of shares

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Effective share portfolios for the private investor

Running an efficient portfolio of shares means buying and selling the shares that make the most sense for you, and at the right time and price. Rodney Hobson, author of the bestselling Shares Made Simple, sets out how to do this without having to be a financial expert or full-time trader. Using plain language, he takes the reader simply and logically through the process, giving helpful examples and real-life case studies at every turn.

In How to Build a Share Portfolio you can:

- find out how to determine the right objectives for your portfolio
- learn how to pick shares that fulfill your investment ambitions, and when to drop those that no longer do so
- understand how best to set your portfolio's size and ensure it is diversified against risk
- discover the best ways of monitoring your portfolio, and of reducing losses and rebalancing it when necessary.

Anyone who is thinking of investing, however much or however little, will benefit from the information, advice and guidance contained in this book. Similarly, those who already have a portfolio will find it helps them to stand back and reassess whether they are making the most of their money and whether their portfolio is meeting their needs.
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Shares Made Simple A beginner’s guide to the stock market

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Shares Made Simple, written by highly respected financial journalist Rodney Hobson, tears away the mystique and jargon that surrounds the stock market. It takes you step by step through the most basic concepts of stock market investing, carefully explaining issues such as:

- What shares are and how they are bought and sold
- Why share prices go up and down
- Why some companies' shares look cheap while others appear to be expensive
- The hidden traps for the unwary

This fully revised and updated second edition of this bestselling book sets out to create a level playing field between the stock market professionals and the small investor. As rising living standards and inherited cash provide assets for investment, no-one needs to suffer pitiful bank interest rates when there is real money to be made in sharing the nation's wealth.

Thousands of investors have already benefited from Rodney's clear explanation of the stock market - now you can too.
ISBN: 9780857192264
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Investing with Anthony Bolton The Anatomy of a Stock Market Winner

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Who is the most successful investment manager in Britain? Arguments could rage forever, but no professional would dispute that Anthony Bolton of Fidelity is among the very best. £1,000 invested in his Special Situations fund at its launch in 1979 was worth more than £125,000 twenty seven years later. No other mainstream UK fund manager has put together such a consistently impressive performance over such a long period.

The 125-fold increase represents an average compound growth rate of more than 20% per annum, or 7% per annum greater than the FTSE All-Share Index over the same period. This track record of sustained outperformance stands comparison with that of the greatest American investment superstars such as Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. For many years, until the fund was voluntarily split in 2006, Fidelity Special Situations was easily the largest and most popular fund in the UK.

What are the secrets of Anthony Bolton's success? This important book, now fully revised and updated, takes an in-depth look at the way that Bolton goes about his business and analyses in detail the fund's outstanding performance. Anthony Bolton gives his own personal account of the history of the fund, explains why he believes his contrarian stockpicking methods have worked so well for so long and summarises the lessons he has learnt from his long and succesful career. This book is required reading for anyone with a personal or professional interest in investment.

- Fully revised and updated second edition with 25 pages of new material and graphics.

- The only full-length book to analyse in detail the strategies and techniques used by the UK's number one professional investor.

- Detailed analysis of the performance of his funds and the lessons that investors can draw from its exceptional track record.

- Written jointly by Anthony Bolton and one of the UK's best known financial authors, a leading authority on the fund management business.
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An Insider’s Guide to the Mining Sector, 2nd edition An in-depth study of gold and mining shares

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In this fully revised, updated and expanded second edition, Michael Coulson gives a masterly overview of the mining sector. He explains both the rewards and the pitfalls of investing in mining shares, provides a study of the history of mining - focusing particularly on the significant booms and busts - looks at the latest, biggest importers
such as China and India, and argues convincingly that mining should form a core sector for all investors.

The prospect of instant riches gives the mining sector an obvious glamour. And when the mining sector begins to run it can be an awesome sight. But due to the counter-cyclical nature of many mining stocks, they can also offer a valuable refuge when stock markets turn down. An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector is aimed at anyone interested in the sector, particularly at those looking at mining as an investment. It covers all of the subjects fundamental to acquiring sufficient knowledge about the mining sector, allowing the reader to invest with confidence.

The book provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of the sector delivering valuable information to industry professionals and potential investors alike.
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The Luck Factor Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them

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Max Gunther's classic text brought back into print.

Luck. We can't see it, or touch it, but we can feel it. We all know it when we experience it. It's an obvious description of obvious events. But does it go deeper than this? And if it goes deeper, does it do so in any way which we can harness to our own and others' advantage?

Taking us on a richly anecdotal ride through the more popular theories and histories of luck - from pseudoscience to paganism, through mathematicians to magicians - Max Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the nature of luck, and the possibility of managing it.

Based entirely on drawing out the logical truths hidden in some examples of outrageous fortune (and some of the seemingly absurd theories of its origins), he presents readers with the concise formulae which make up what he calls "The Luck Factor" - the five traits that lucky people have in common - and shows how anyone can improve their luck.
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Share Attack 80 Great Tips to Survive and Thrive as a Trader
80 must-read tips and techniques for trading success

Trading shares can make you rich - but it's not risk-free. You need years of experience to navigate the dangers and seize the best opportunities.

Malcolm Stacey has done the hard work for you: he's learned how to be successful through years of his own trading and countless conversations with top traders. Now he's ready to share this knowledge and give you a head start.

Probably Britain's best-known shares blogger, Malcolm has traded from his armchair for nearly 30 years. He's gone through it all, from frothy bull market bubbles to crunching crashes.

As a BBC business reporter, he interviewed some of the most successful share traders in the world who revealed to him their top-secret strategies and tips. He's also spoken to countless business leaders to learn what makes a good company - the kind you want to be backing with your cash.

In Share Attack he distils all of this into 80 vital trading tips and techniques that you can put into practice right now.

Filled with insight and experience, Share Attack is a trading book with teeth - a fascinating beginner's guide for those who want to start trading more actively. It's fast-moving and entertaining - and packed with years of techniques, tricks and red flags. You'll learn from Malcolm's early mistakes and benefit from his successes.

Malcolm can't guarantee to make you rich by trading shares, but you can give yourself a vital edge by learning the top secrets of those who've done it all before. It's time for the Share Attack!
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Anatomy of the Bear Lessons From Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms

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How does one spot the bottom of a bear market? What brings a bear to its end?

There are few more important questions to be answered in modern finance. Financial market history is a guide to understanding the future. Looking at the four occasions when US equities were particularly cheap - 1921, 1932, 1949 and 1982 - Russell Napier sets out to answer these questions by analysing every article in the Wall Street Journal from either side of the market bottom.

In the 70,000 articles he examines, one begins to understand the features which indicate that a great buying opportunity is emerging.

By looking at how markets really did work in these bear-market bottoms, rather than theorising how they should work, Napier offers investors a financial field guide to making the best provisions for the future.

This new edition includes a brand new preface from the author and a foreword by Merryn Somerset Webb.
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Second edition featuring a brand new foreword.

If you had put $10,000 in Buffett's original investing partnership at its inception in 1956, you would have collected about $293,738 by the time he dissolved it at the end of 1969. He had never suffered a down year, even in the severe bear markets of 1957, 1962, 1966, and 1969. When the partnership was wound up, you could have elected to stay with Buffett as a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., which was spun off from the partnership and became Buffett's investing vehicle. In that event, your $10,000 would by the end of 1986 have turned into well over $5 million.

So, John Train introduces the remarkable story of Warren Buffett in his classic text, 'The Midas Touch'. First published in 1987, 'The Midas Touch' was one of the first books to recognise Warren Buffett's spectacular record, and to attempt to explain how he achieved his success. It is short, lucid and written with style and wit. A worthy testimony to its remarkable subject.

From the back cover of the book:

This is the book that tells readers how to invest like the man known as 'the Wizard of Omaha' (Forbes) and the investor with 'the Midas Touch' .

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor alive - the only member of the Forbes 400 to have earned his fortune entirely through investing. Bestselling author John Train analyzes the strategies, based on the value approach, that have guided Buffett in his remarkable career, strategies that work even though Buffett operates a thousand miles from Wall Street.
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Juvenescence Investing in the age of longevity

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This new book by Jim Mellon and Al Chalabi is a layman's guide to longevity. It investigates the new technologies and explains how to benefit from the life extending technologies both personally and professionally. It helps readers unravel the science, offers ideas on potential investment and reveals the views of the key opinion leaders.
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ISBN: 9780993047824
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Free Capital How 12 private investors made millions in the stock market

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Wouldn't life be better if you were free of the daily grind - the conventional job and boss - and instead succeeded or failed purely on the merits of your own investment choices? Free Capital is a window into this world.

Based on a series of interviews, it outlines the investing strategies, wisdom and lifestyles of 12 highly successful private investors. Each of them has accumulated £1m or more - in most cases considerably more - mainly from stock market investment. Six are 'ISA millionaires' who have £1m or more in a tax-free ISA, a result which is arithmetically impossible without exceptional investment returns.

Some have several academic degrees or strong City backgrounds; others left school with few qualifications and are entirely self-taught as investors. Some invest most of their money in very few shares and hold them for years at a time; others make dozens of trades every day, and hold them for at most a few hours. Some are inveterate networkers, who spend their day talking to managers at companies in which they invest; for others a share is just a symbol on a screen, and a price chart shows most of what they need to know to make their trading decisions.

Free capital - money surplus to immediate living expenses - is the raw material with which these investors work. It can also be thought of as their psychological habitat, free from the petty tribulations of office politics. Lastly, free capital describes the footloose nature of their assets, which can be quickly redirected towards any type of investment anywhere in the world, without the constraints which institutional investors often face.

Although it presents many advanced insights and valuable investment hints, this is not an overly technical book. It offers practical ideas and inspiration, with revealing detail and minimal jargon, making it an indispensable read for novice and experienced investors alike.
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Effective Investing A simple way to build wealth by investing in funds

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Investing can be a passport to a better life. But where should you invest your money?

Mark Dampier has been helping thousands of investors answer this question for over 30 years. In his first ever book he brings together everything he has learnt from grilling fund managers, weighing up investments and surviving through dramatic ups and downs. The result is the must-read insider’s guide for how to succeed as a DIY private investor.

As Mark explains, successful investing doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Armed with this book, you can find effective ways to make your money work for you, no matter how much or how little you start out with.

Writing in plain English and using real-life examples throughout, Mark reveals:

- the secrets of picking the best investment funds
- how he invests his own savings and pension fund
- starter portfolios for first-time investors
- the most common traps that investors fall into
- the trouble with buy-to-let and other popular alternatives.

With today’s powerful online platforms and generous tax incentives (also outlined in the book), the markets have never been more accessible. But success without a plan is far from guaranteed. Effective Investing is the guide you’ve been waiting for to make sure you get what you want from your investing.
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Quality Investing Owning the best companies for the long term

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Quality. We all make judgments about it every day. Yet articulating a clear definition of quality in an investing context is challenging. This book addresses the challenge, and distills years of practical investing experience into a definitive account of this under-explored investment philosophy.

Finance theory has it that abnormal outcomes do not persist, that exceptional performance will soon enough become average performance. Quality investing involves seeking companies with the right attributes to overcome these forces of mean reversion and, crucially, owning these outstanding companies for the long term. This book pinpoints and explains the characteristics that increase the probability of a company prospering over time - as well as those that hinder such chances. Throughout, a series of fascinating real-life case studies illustrate the traits that signify quality, as well as some that flatter to deceive.

The authors' firm, AKO Capital, has a strong track record of finding and investing in quality companies - helping it deliver a compound annual growth rate more than double that of the market since inception. Quality Investing sheds light on the investment philosophy, processes and tough lessons that have contributed to this consistent outperformance.
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The Search for Income An investor’s guide to income-paying investments

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One of the major pursuits for investors is the search for income. This ongoing search can be more difficult at some times than at others. For example, when interest rates are low and when companies cut dividends, traditional income sources come under pressure. However, the fundamentals of income investing remain in all economic conditions. These fundamentals can be learned and applied by investors, thus improving their chances of finding and securing income.

This guide begins by covering the basics, providing you with an essential platform for effective income investing by giving detailed explanations of the concepts of interest rates, inflation and yield. The focus then moves on to the investment assets themselves: cash, fixed interest, equities, funds including ETFs, property, infrastructure and timber. For each there is a careful explanation of its traditional income performance, how income is paid and how investors can use the asset in question as part of a broader income-generating portfolio. Attention is also given to the risks involved when investing in each type of asset.

In the final part of the book, the focus falls on asset allocation and portfolio construction; how investments from various asset classes can be bought and held together to create a successful and balanced income portfolio. This includes ideas on how to set up and manage a portfolio along with example model portfolios for different risk appetites and age groups. The issues of securing an income from your pension in retirement and shielding your investment income from falling prey to more tax than is necessary are also covered.

If you are in search of income this thorough and accessible book, written by experienced personal finance journalist Maike Currie, will prove to be an indispensable guide.
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Ratios Made Simple A beginner’s guide to the key financial ratios

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Ratios provide an extremely effective method of understanding company accounts. At their most basic this usually involves taking one figure from the published accounts and dividing it by another - however, this seemingly simple process can reveal an enormous amount about both the nature and performance of a company.

'Ratios Made Simple' looks at ratios from the perspective of an investor, providing a toolkit for investors to use to accurately analyse a company from its accounts. This book is divided into nine chapters, with each chapter looking at a different aspect of potential concern to an investor:

1. Profitability Ratios
2. Investment Ratios
3. Dividend Cover
4. Margins
5. Gearing
6. Solvency Ratios
7. Efficiency Ratios
8. Policy Ratios
9. Volatility

For each ratio, financial expert Robert Leach provides a detailed definition, explains how it works, describes its use. Investors are also given a simple explanation of how to calculate each ratio, what the ratio means and how the investor should apply the answers in making investment decisions.

This book provides the investor with an essential guide to the use of these powerful analytical tools - tools that should form a vital part of an investor's decision-making process.
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Hugh Young is a star fund manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, with over 25 years' experience and a dazzling record of returns. He has marshalled Aberdeen portfolios through numerous market cycles, and in this eBook reveals the secrets of his success, accompanied by the witty illustrations of cartoonist Fran Orford.
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The Sterling Bonds and Fixed Income Handbook A practical guide for investors and advisers

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The Sterling Bonds and Fixed Income Handbook aims to fill the knowledge gap for sterling-base investors and their advisors. Whilst investors in the equity markets can rely on numerous resources to select stocks and build portfolios, there is little information available for those who wish to buy bonds. This book takes the reader through the key features of gilts and sterling corporate bonds and offers a practical guide to putting money to work in this important and profitable asset class.
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The Defensive Value Investor A complete step-by-step guide to building a high-yield, low-risk share portfolio

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The Defensive Value Investor is a complete step-by-step guide to building a high-yield, low-risk share portfolio.

Defensive investing focuses on strong, steady companies that produce decent rates of income and capital growth, but with risk often coming from a lofty share price. Value investing on the other hand is focused on buying companies on the cheap, but cheap companies often deserve to be cheap because they are high risk and unlikely to grow. Defensive Value combines the two and involves buying relatively defensive companies at value for money prices.

John Kingham explains how to screen for shares with the best combination of quality, value, income and growth, how to conduct a thorough qualitative analysis, when to buy, when to sell, and how to combine your investments into an easy to manage portfolio which reduces risk and increases returns. He also illustrates the method throughout with the help of real-life examples.

Each step of the process has a simple "rule of thumb" to make it easy to remember what you should do. When these rules of thumb are put together they provide a checklist of straightforward, actionable statements for the Defensive Value Investor to follow.

You may choose to adopt the full Defensive Value approach, or you may prefer to adopt a number of the techniques for use in your own share analysis. Either way, this comprehensive book is an essential addition to the library of every investor.
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ISBN: 9780857195333
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The Dividend Investor How to maximise your income by investing in shares

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Rodney Hobson, author of bestseller Shares Made Simple, is back with a brand new book designed to help you build a balanced share portfolio that provides dividend income, whether you're just starting out or ready to retire.

Dividends - the distribution of part of a company's earnings to shareholders, usually twice a year - can be a valuable income stream for anyone. Designed for longevity but particularly pertinent in times of low interest rates, The Dividend Investor is packed with real-life examples and analysis of how to gain such
added income through reliable shares with healthy dividends.

Topics made simple with Hobson's classic style include: ratios, yield, dividend cover, the dividend payout ratio, total return, cash flow, burn rate, gearing or leverage, interest cover, earnings per share and the price/earnings ratio. Plus the advantages and disadvantages of shareholder perks.

If you're looking to make the most from your investments, then this book is for you.
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The Almanac is a unique reference work providing traders and investors with the data to tackle the markets in the year ahead.

The main section consists of 52 weekly articles focusing on a range of strategies based on original seasonality analysis. These are supplemented with facts, figures and trivia unique to the Almanac. This is an extremely valuable and informative companion to the financial year, making the Almanac the one essential book for the serious trader or investor.

The Almanac consists of three main sections:

1. Day-to-day financial data

Data and statistics
Each page of this section includes key financial dates including: important economic releases, derivative contract expiries, exchange holidays, and company results expected that week. The pages also feature the results of a unique study of the historic performance of the market for each day and week of the year - the Sinclair Numbers.

Seasonality research
Each page of the diary is accompanied by an original, informative and entertaining article. These cover studies of trends and anomalies, seasonality analysis, momentum effects, sector performance, arbitrage opportunities, FTSE Index reviews, as well as the results of some more unusual and eye-opening research.

2. Statistics

A collection of articles featuring statistical analysis of UK stock market data and more wide-ranging topics than the Diary. Exclusive to the Almanac, sector, weekly and daily market performance analysis data is included.

3. Reference

The Reference section includes background information about UK and international stock indices. Topics covered include basic facts about the market, trade codes, a timetable of the trading day and a look at the original constituents of the FT 30 of 1935 and the FTSE 100 of 1984.

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Professional Investor Rules Top investors reveal the secrets of their success

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They are the world's best - the professional investors at the head of global investment funds and the mavericks operating from behind nothing more than a laptop and a point of view; some with millions of pounds at their disposal and the fate of companies and customers' savings hanging on their decisions, others with nothing more (or less) than their reputation and their own fortune on the line.

What sets them apart from the thousands of other investors out there is their track record. The professional investors who have contributed to this book include multiple award winners, fund managers who have managed to double or triple investment returns every two years, as well as the heads and founders of firms with billions - occasionally trillions - under management and half a century of profits to which they can point.

There are no better investors to learn from when making your own way in the markets, and this book is the indispensable collection of the secrets behind their success, straight from the investors themselves.

Featuring the investing rules of award-winning experts in Asian, Latin American and Western markets, contrarian specialists, mutual fund managers and more, Professional Investor Rules is a compelling snapshot of some of today's best investing minds. No investor can afford to be without it.
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The Future is Small why AIM will be the world's best market beyond the credit boom

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In a financial world dominated by gigantism, the beauty of smallness hasn't had much of a look in. Yet beyond the credit boom, globalisation has been found wanting, with growth hard to find. Could it be that small firms are set to be the stock market outperformers of the future?

This book confounds the current 'big is better' consensus, with Gervais Williams' extraordinary data showing why smallness offers an effective path for investors beyond the financial crisis.

But this book is about so much more than just the case for small being beautiful. It also explains why the unique characteristics of AIM - the UK market for smaller, growing companies - will be a place of extraordinary vitality in the coming years.
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Sovereign Wealth Funds A complete guide to state-owned investment funds

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Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) - state investment vehicles based on balance of payment surpluses - have come increasingly under the scrutiny of public opinion over the past decade. Their remarkable investments in developed economies have also attracted the attention of politicians, academics and financial operators.

At first ignored, then seen as a cause for concern, they finally came to be viewed as stabilising agents amid the troubles of the 2007-2009 financial tsunami. Having sponsored the bailouts of some significant Western banks, SWFs underwent a phase of retrenchment concomitant with the shrinking of economic growth, the bursting of financial and real-estate bubbles and the emphasis on refocusing liquidity on domestic markets that followed in the wake of the crisis. Since the second half of 2009, however, SWFs have adjusted targets and strategies to the new financial paradigm and re-engaged in the global economy, proving to be major players in the international financial markets.

The universe of SWFs symbolises a shift in the balance of economic power, with the dominant areas being the Gulf Council countries, China, Singapore, Russia, Libya and Norway. It is also an area of finance that has hitherto remained - and not accidentally - profoundly obscure. This book presents comprehensive research and analysis of this shift, as well as the related issue of transparency. It furthermore brings together the best research and information available on the activities of SWFs, detailing previously hard to find operational information.

In this book the authors answer key questions, such as:

- What defines a SWF?
- When and how did SWFs emerge?
- What investment strategies do SWFs pursue?
- What are the main financial, economic and political consequences of the operations of SWFs?
- What reactions have SWFs triggered in their domicile countries and abroad?
- Is transparency in SWFs really important and for whom?
- What approach has been taken by international organisations towards SWFs?

'Sovereign Wealth Funds' provides a detailed guide to an area of finance worth trillions of dollars, involving many of the world's governments, and affecting a wide array of sectors. It should prove essential reading for anyone looking to understand this international financial phenomenon.
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Africa – The Ultimate Frontier Market A Guide to the Business and Investment Opportunities in Emerging Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is now one of the world's most talked about regions in terms of emerging investment opportunities and sources of new growth. Its economies represent a quintessential frontier market and they are set to develop into an area of long-term investment interest. 'Africa - The Ultimate Frontier Market' is an investor's guide to the transformations that have occurred in the African business landscape in the last 50 years and the key areas of interest for the future.

This book provides a detailed but lucid look at the changing trends in social life, government and business since the 1960s. It explains the background to consumer market developments and why they have occurred, the enablers that have been laid down within Africa that ready it for business expansion, and the sectors where there is opportunity for investment and growth. The business environment is then broken down into seven key areas on which investors should focus:

Agriculture - Real estate - Consumer retail - Financial services - Telecoms - Transport and logistics - Manufacturing and processing

Each of these chapters describes the major themes in the area and identifies the specific consumer sectors anticipated to experience the biggest growth in the years to come.

By following the long-term developments described by David Mataen, you will understand the pace of change in Africa in the past and gain an appreciation for how its business and economy will progress in the future. At this time of great opportunity, this book is an essential addition to your investment library.
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Africa’s Economic Moment Why This Time Is Different

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On a number of occasions in the past 50 years, forces for expansion, growth and economic empowerment in the African business environment have seemed to appear, only for the opportunities to fade. This time is different. As David Mataen explains, it is now Africa's moment to take its place as the ultimate source of long-term business and investment opportunities.

Meeting a demand for information on what is happening in the African business landscape and where the most exciting investment opportunities lie, Africa's Economic Moment elucidates Africa's robust investment case in a structured manner. It provides a concise, current analysis of the latest market dynamics; a description of the fundamental framework underpinning the growth of African markets; and the primary investment themes and strategies within seven key consumer sectors for the immediate future and the long term.

This primer on the current state and future trajectory of the African economic situation will leave you more informed about the key themes and most important investment areas in the continent. This is Africa's economic moment - don't miss the opportunity.
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ISBN: 9780857193209
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Conscious Investing Practitioners' views on holistic investing approaches that benefit people and the planet

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Conscious investors are part of a growing movement who believe they can do better things with their money when they deeply connect with their money and when they allow themselves to see the big picture: namely, the wider systemic impact that their investment decisions entail.

Humanity’s current social and environmental challenges require us to dramatically rethink global growth for long-term prosperity and to transform capital markets into a force for good. This will need a fundamental shift towards a regenerative economy as well as a regenerative form of investing. Consciously reflecting and consciously acting upon one’s own personal- and financial choices will definitely be part of the solution. Conscious investors are profoundly connected to their mission in life, to humanity and to all the planet. To them investing is an extension of their life’s calling and they are aware that everything is not only connected, but also co-evolves in the web-of-life.

Conscious investing enlarges the picture beyond the intention to create a positive social and environmental impact, next to achieving a financial return, and brings a systemic view to the investor. It is both a state of awareness as well as a holistic form of impactful investing.

This book aims to share approaches to conscious investing that are valid for everyone: a normal person with a family to take care of, as well as dedicated impact investing enthusiasts. Throughout, you will find personal investment stories that have created tangible real-life outcomes and positive impact in multiple ways.

Conscious investors represent a new, enlightened group of investors who are not only value-driven but who proactively point their money towards the future they want for themselves, their children and their planet.
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“You Say Tomayto...” Contrarian Investing in Bitesize Pieces

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Although many people consider bloody-mindedness and stubbornness as being perfect qualifications for a contrarian investor, the approach is in fact a little different than that. Yes, it requires one to act against the crowd. However, it is futile to do so without good reason. A naïve contrarian investor pops into a pub looking for a fight and is delighted if his first opponent is Lennox Lewis. A more seasoned contrarian looks to fight only little old ladies. But looking for the right opponent in a local pub is far from straightforward - little old ladies can sometimes be veteran jujitsu champions - and detecting the easier battles in the stock market is similarly challenging. At first blush, many stocks are attractive and other appealing stocks may initially look like dogs.

There is no trustworthy shortcut to separate the dogs from the delightful. The long cut is the implementation of much hard work. Hard work as in understanding a company's business model, why other investors hate it, what positive factors they might have missed, how its balance sheet and cash flow interact, and whether its valuation is sufficiently attractive. None of that is rocket science perhaps, but that does not make it easy. The bull arguments are often well hidden and can only be discovered through meticulous work, a sceptical mindset, and deep thought.

In this collection of his writings, top fund manager Alastair Mundy takes a contrarian look at a host of topics and issues, providing a range of ideas and approaches and encouraging investors to think hard about their approach to investment. This book should be essential reading for any investor - contrarian or otherwise.
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Superinvestors Lessons from the greatest investors in history, from Jesse Livermore to Warren Buffett

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The ultimate guide to history’s greatest ever investors

Superinvestors lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early 20th-century figures such as Benjamin Graham and John Maynard Keynes, through to more modern names such as Anthony Bolton and Warren Buffett.

The investors have been picked for a variety of criteria, including their investing excellence, the different ways in which they have made money - and above all for what they can teach individual investors.

A wide range of investment styles are represented, ranging from David Ricardo (who made a fortune by correctly predicting the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo), to the patient value-orientated approach of Warren Buffett. The book also looks at some important innovators, including John Bogle and his development of index funds as a low-cost way of getting exposure to the market, and Edward O. Thorp and his data-driven approach which aims to avoid human emotion.

The book looks at each of the investors' careers in depth. This includes their background, the strategies used to beat their peers, and an honest evaluation of their success, using a special star-rating system. Naturally, the main focus is on their best investments. However, sometimes failures can be extremely instructive - so the book also looks at those investments that didn’t quite go to plan. Finally, each chapter concludes by detailing the lessons that ordinary investors can learn from the superinvestor.

The result is a treasure trove of success stories, cautionary tales, legendary stock picks and world-beating strategies that will fascinate and inspire investors of every level.

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Jesse Livermore, David Ricardo, George Soros, Michael Steinhardt, Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Anthony Bolton, Neil Woodford, Philip Fisher, T. Rowe Price, Peter Lynch, Nick Train, Georges Doriot, Eugene Kleiner and Tom Perkins, John Templeton, Robert W. Wilson, Edward O. Thorp, John Maynard Keynes, Jack Bogle, Paul Samuelson
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