Author: Jacques Peretti
ISBN: 1473646391
Release Date: 2017-07-11

'A revelatory book' John Lewis-Stempel 'The book to read' GQ What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals made by people you've never heard of? This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world, and revolutionizing everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy, and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses, and in luxury cars: each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.

The Deals that Made the World

Author: Jacques Peretti
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473646414
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'The book to read' GQ 'A revelatory book' John Lewis-Stempel Praise for The Billion Dollar Deals and How They're Changing Our World, the TV documentary which accompanies the book: 'So brilliant, you want to take notes... It's a brilliant concept brilliantly executed.' Lucy Mangan, Guardian What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals made by people you've never heard of? This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world, and revolutionizing everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy, and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses, and in luxury cars: each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.

Generation We

Author: Eric H. Greenberg
Publisher: Pachatusan
ISBN: 9780982093108
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Looks at the attitudes and the emerging power of the Millennial Generation in the United States.

Gods at War

Author: Steven M. Davidoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470543302
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

An engaging exploration of modern-day deals and deal-making Gods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This book is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds. It not only examines many of the game-changing takeover events that have occurred in the past years, but also puts them into context and exposes what is really going on behind the scenes on Wall Street. Gods at War completely covers the strategic issues that guide the modern-day deal, and since they unfold under the shadow of the law, it also focuses on the legal aspects of deal-making and takeovers. Each chapter unfolds through the lens of a recent transaction, from the battle between Yahoo! and Microsoft to the United Rental/Cerberus dispute Provides in-depth explanations and analysis of the events and actors that have shaped this fast-moving field Examines the federal government's regulation by deal approach to saving the financial system and explains the government's biggest "deals", including its bail-outs of AIG, Bank of America, and Citigroup Filled with in-depth insights that will enhance your understanding of this field, Gods at War offers an engaging look at deals and deal-makers in the context of recent historical events. It's a book for those who want to understand deals, takeovers, and the people and institutions who shape our world.

Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce

Author: Taniar, David
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599040035
Release Date: 2007-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

The "Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce" presents current trends in mobile computing and their commercial applications. Hundreds of internationally renowned scholars and practitioners have written comprehensive articles exploring such topics as location and context awareness, mobile networks, mobile services, the socio impact of mobile technology, and mobile software engineering.

The Pirate s Dilemma

Author: Matt Mason
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141920634
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Social Science

What’s the connection between the nun who invented disco, and the effect of file sharing? How does hip-hop manage to be an underground movement and a multi-billion dollar business - at the same time? And how are pirates, of the kind who started commercial radio in the twentieth century, changing society in the 21st? The Pirate’s Dilemma tells the stories of youth culture uncovering, for the first time, what it is that transforms underground scenes into global industries. Matt Mason, successful entrepreneur, argues that that from youth `culture, out on the edges of the mainstream, come the ideas that ultimately change the mainstream itself – whether it’s graffiti, piracy, hacking, open source culture or remixing. In the course of doing so he unravels some of our most basic assumptions about business and society and pinpoints trends to look out for in our future. Because right now, everyone, from the ceo of a mainstream company to a teenager wanting to start the next youth culture revolution, is struggling with a new dilemma: that we can all – companies and individuals alike – be pirates now. And as piracy increasingly changes the way we find, use and sell information, how should we respond? Do we fight pirates, or do we learn from them? Should piracy be treated as a problem, or a whole new solution?

The Neuro Revolution

Author: Zack Lynch
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429988231
Release Date: 2009-07-21
Genre: Science

History has already progressed through an agricultural revolution, an industrial revolution, and an information revolution. The Neuro Revolution foretells a fast approaching fourth epoch, one that will radically transform how we all work, live and play. Neurotechnology—brain imaging and other new tools for both understanding and influencing our brains—is accelerating the pace of change almost everywhere, from financial markets to law enforcement to politics to advertising and marketing, artistic expression, warfare, and even religious belief. The Neuro Revolution introduces you to the brilliant people leading this worldwide transformation, taking you into their laboratories, boardrooms and courtrooms for a unique, insider's glimpse into the startling future now appearing at our doorstep. From foolproof lie detectors to sure-fire investment strategies to super-enhanced religious and aesthetic experiences, the insights and revelations within The Neuro Revolution will foster wonder, debate, and in some cases consternation. Above all, though, they need to be understood by those who will be most affected—all of us.

Peace Anonymous the 12 Steps to Peace

Author: Johnny F
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477129814
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Self-Help

Well-intentioned people, such as Bono and John Lennon, have for years implored us to stop killing each other in much the same manner family members have begged alcoholics to stop drinking. Perhaps we are addicted to war and violence and, like alcoholics, we need more than to simply stop; we needed to find a new design for living. The 12 Steps have been instrumental in changing the lives of over 3 million alcoholics in over 77 countries, regardless of religious faith. Those who once knew only chaos, pain and suffering have discovered peace, as a result of these Steps. Consider the Steps as a recipe for peace. Should they fail to produce the desire results we will refund your misery and you may return to killing at your leisure.

Seven Flowers

Author: Jennifer Potter
Publisher: Overlook Books
ISBN: 1468310097
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Gardening

The author of Strange Blooms traces the histories of seven iconic flowers including the rose, orchid and opium poppy to reveal the nature of their influence and rise to objects of billion-dollar industries.


Author: Dean Crawford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780857204738
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Fiction

'Get the cameras rolling - Indiana Jones meets Alien. What a combination of mystery, suspense, and unspeakable horror. I loved it!' R.L. Stine While carrying out an autopsy on a body recently brought into a morgue in Santa Fe, county coroner Alexis Cruz makes a surprising discovery. Lodged in the dead man's femur is a musket ball which, carbon-dating reveals, was fired some 200 years earlier in the American Civil War. But before she can notify the authorities, Alexis disappears. The DIA call in Ethan Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, to find the missing coroner. But the closer they come to unlocking the terrifying truth, the nearer they unknowingly bring a warped and dangerous individual to achieving a catastrophic goal. 'Earth-shattering intrigue, hyperdrive action and a desperate race to save humanity, cranked up to the max with scarily realistic science and apocalyptic religion thrown in for good measure . . . a major new talent has hit the mystery thriller scene' Scott Mariani, bestselling author of The Lost Relic 'The fossilised remains of a 7,000-year-old creature dug from the sands of the Negev Desert in Israel become the bones of contention in Dean Crawford's fast-paced debut thriller... The book neatly threads together a wild variety of plotlines' Wall Street Journal `Partly mythical read, part thriller this pacy tale is a page turner guaranteed to keep you up late' Sun

Life changing Questions

Author: Jimmy Surgener
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449791636
Release Date: 2013-04
Genre: Religion

Who is not bewildered anymore? When have we faced a more confusing fog of uncertainty? Who is not asking basic questions? "Who am I? Why am I here? How do I fit into life? What's ahead for our nation and world? For our children? How can we be sure of our family's survival? What's beyond this life for me? How can I get through life's labyrinth? Is there any way out of this hole I'm in? Surely, I haven't gone too far astray for God to intervene in my dilemma! "Is there a God who really cares about me? If so, which God of which world religion? How is the God of Christianity different from any other? What has He done for us beyond any other? Can I know Him personally? Will He intervene in my crisis?" When have we been getting more inadequate or wrong answers? Even from too many of our schools, pulpits, and homes? Who is not starving for definite answers? This book provides you with God's answers. Here is biblical insight into what lies ahead for you, your family, America, and our human race. It's about the destiny-determining decisions you and I face. You see, our future is contingent upon how soon we respond to God's readiness and power to intervene. Yet, never will God force His way upon us. We must invite Him in.

Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e book Set

Author: Susan U. Raymond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118346846
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Take control of where your nonprofit is headed with our Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book set The past couple of years have been tough for most nonprofits. With a global recession in full swing, nonprofits have begun searching for new ways to make budgets stretch further, do more with less, and maximize their return on investment. We don't know how long the economy will remain in a recession, but it certainly provides challenges for the immediate future. This e-book bundle provides you with the step-by-step guidance, practical tools, and solid strategies you need to get your nonprofit back on the road to success. Helping you develop a better understanding of what your organization needs to do to survive a depressed-or any-economy, this bundle offers expert advice from renowned nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies When Economies Falter / Susan U. Raymond-Learn how to survive the current economic conditions and prepare for future economic cycles Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign / Julia I. Walker-Get timely advice to help your nonprofit develop a strategic approach to fundraising in the weak economy Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits / Robert M. Sheehan-Discover the very best current thinking on performance and strategy available, drawing from both the corporate and nonprofit worlds There's no need to white-knuckle it through the rough economy. Wiley's Nonprofit Leadership Tools for Uncertain Times e-book set partners with you so that your nonprofit can emerge stronger—and enjoy the ride!