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The First Billion Is the Hardest by T. Boone Pickens

Title The First Billion Is the Hardest
Author T. Boone Pickens
Publisher Currency
Release 2008-09-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0307449815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

It’s Never Too Late to Top Your Personal Best. Both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global-energy and natural-resource wars, The First Billion Is the Hardest tells the story of the remarkable late-life comeback that brought the famed oilman and maverick back from bankruptcy and clinical depression. Along the way, the man often called the “Oracle of Oil” shares the insights that have made him a legend–and describes the billion-dollar bets he is now making in hopes of securing America’s energy independence. “Sassy...breezes along...salted with earthy aphorisms.”—Bloomberg Businessweek “Boone’s analysis of America’ s energy situation is 100 percent on the money....The country should listen to him– now!” —Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway “Self-deprecating and audacious...overall, it’s decidedly informative about the machinations of business.” –Dallas Morning News “A fascinating, eye-opening book by one of America’s greatest iconoclasts and entrepreneurs. Boone Pickens’ sense of daring and innovation has never been sharper.”–Steve Forbes, president and CEO, Forbes Inc., and editor in chief of Forbes magazine

1st Billion Is The Hardest by T Boone Pickens

Title 1st Billion Is The Hardest
Author T Boone Pickens
Publisher
Release 2009-08
Category
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9789571350844
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Chinese edition of The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future by T. Boone Pickens. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

The First Billion is the Hardest by Thomas Boone Pickens

Title The First Billion is the Hardest
Author Thomas Boone Pickens
Publisher Crown Pub
Release 2008
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 260
ISBN 0307395774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The legendary hedge-fund manager describes his battle back from financial disaster as he entered his seventh decade of life and the many vital lessons he learned along the way, including how to believe in oneself even if those around you do not. 100,000 first printing.

Global Interdependence by Akira Iriye

Title Global Interdependence
Author Akira Iriye
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2014-01-14
Category History
Total Pages 997
ISBN 0674045726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Global Interdependence provides a new account of world history from the end of WWII to the present, an era when transnational communities challenged the long domination of the nation-state. Leading scholars elucidate the political, economic, cultural, and environmental forces that have shaped the planet in the past sixty years.

The Great Acceleration by J. R. McNeill

Title The Great Acceleration
Author J. R. McNeill
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2016-04-04
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0674970748
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a new age—the Anthropocene. Humans have altered the planet’s biogeochemical systems without consciously managing them. The Great Acceleration explains the causes, consequences, and uncertainties of this massive uncontrolled experiment.

Elementary and Secondary Education Amendments of 1967 by United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor

Title Elementary and Secondary Education Amendments of 1967
Author United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor
Publisher
Release 1967
Category
Total Pages 1718
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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National Conference on Education of the Disadvantaged by United States. Office of Education

Title National Conference on Education of the Disadvantaged
Author United States. Office of Education
Publisher
Release 1966
Category Children with social disabilities
Total Pages 48
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sages by Charles R. Morris

Title The Sages
Author Charles R. Morris
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-06-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0786747412
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Throughout the violent financial disruptions of the past several years, three men have stood out as beacons of judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Though their experiences and styles vary -- Buffett is the canny stock market investor; Soros is the reader of shifting global tides in trade and currencies; and Volcker is the regulator and governor, sheriff and clean-up crew -- they have very much in common. All three men have more than fifty years of deep involvement in markets. All are skeptical of Wall Street frenzies. They believe that markets tend to be right, but usually only over the medium term. They have seen too many cycles of herd-driven, emotion-riding booms and busts to make their views hostage to the sweeping and simplistic assumptions of "efficient-markets" models. With the benefit of his own deep understanding of markets and finance, Morris brilliantly analyzes the records of these men, distilling their wisdom and experience -- and argues for the importance of consistent values in navigating the treacherous terrain of today's globalized world.

Richistan by Robert Frank

Title Richistan
Author Robert Frank
Publisher Currency
Release 2008-06-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 0307409260
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The rich have always been different from you and me, but this revealing and funny journey through “Richistan” entertainingly shows that they are more different than ever. Richistanis have 400-foot-yachts, 30,000-square-foot homes, house staffs of more than 100, and their own “arborists.” They’re also different from Old Money, and have torn down blue-blood institutions to build their own shining empire. Richistan is like the best travel writing, full of colorful and interesting stories providing insights into exotic locales. Robert Frank has been loitering on the docks of yacht marinas, pestering his way into charity balls, and schmoozing with real estate agents selling mega-houses to capture the story of the twenty-first century’s nouveau riche: House-training the rich. People with new wealth have to be taught how to act like, well, proper rich people. Just in the nick of time, there’s been a boom in the number of newly trained butlers—“household managers”—who will serve just the right cabernet when a Richistani’s new buddies from Palm Beach stop by. “My boat is bigger than your boat.” Only in Richistan would a 100-foot-boat be considered a dinghy. Personal pleasure craft have started to rival navy destroyers in size and speed. Richistan is also a place where friends make fun of those misers who buy the new girlfriend a mere Mercedes SLK. “You want my money? Prove that you’re helping the needy!” Richistanis are not only consuming like crazy, they’re also shaking up the establishment’s bureaucratic, slow-moving charity network, making lean, results-oriented philanthropy an important new driving force. Move over, Christian Coalition. Richistanis are more Democratic than Republican, “fed up and not going to take it anymore,” and willing to spend millions to get progressive-oriented politicians elected. “My name is Mike and I’m rich.” Think that money is the answer? Think again as Robert Frank explores the emotional complexities of wealth. And, as Robert Frank reveals, there is not one Richistan but three: Lower, Middle, and Upper, each of which has its own levels and distinctions of wealth —the haves and the have-mores. The influence of Richistan and the Richistanis extends well beyond the almost ten million households that make up its population, as the nonstop quest for status and an insatiable demand for luxury goods reshapes the entire American economy.

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