Voisey's Bay is the site of a massive nickel deposit whose vast potential has riveted the attention of the international business world. The discovery of the deposit in Labrador, the struggles for controlling interest in it, and especially the extraordinary players involved drive this amazing business story, which often reads like a suspense novel. At the centre is Robert Friedland, an ex-hippie and disgraced Vancouver stock promoter, who by sheer luck ended up holding all the cards in a high-stakes poker game that pitted some of the world's most powerful and conservative mining companies against each other. When news of the Voisey's Bay motherlode began to circulate, nickel giants such as Inco and Falconbridge were swept up in the excitement, competing in a series of takeover bids for control of Diamond Fields, the company that controlled the find. It all culminated in Inco's winning $4.3-billion offer, the largest takeover price ever paid for mining property. But was the deal one of the riskiest gambles in business history? From Namibia and Singapore to the boardrooms of Toronto and Vancouver," The Big Score uncovers the big money deals, the power struggles, and the hype in an immaculately researched and compelling drama of international intrigue.
Author: Jacquie McNish
Publisher: Doubleday of Canada
Release Date: 1999-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics
From the windswept Labrador coast, where the massive nickel deposit was discovered, to the boardrooms of Singapore, Toronto, and Vancouver where the giant poker game for Diamond Fields was played out, the story behind Voisey's Bay has enormous economic significance for Canada and international financial markets. One of the most intriguing elements was the takeover battle for Diamond Fields that pitted the conservative management team at the world's largest nickel company, Inco Ltd., against free-wheeling stock promoter Robert Friedland. Also playing key roles in the race for Voisey's Bay were managers from the Bronfman-controlled Edper group, prominent Wall Street and Bay Street investment houses, and leading mutual funds.
Author: Michael Shawn Malone
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Release Date: 1985-08
Genre: Business & Economics
An investigative, behind-the-scenes report on the semiconductor/computer industry traces the history of Silicon Valley and the electronics industry, and the entrepreneurs, innovations, industrial espionage, drug scene, and other realities of Silicon Valle
Author: Michael Kilian
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-08-25
A billionaire’s commission draws an architect into a conspiracy of sex, lies, and murder The ship is dead in the water. Its lines are tangled and its sails are slack as it drifts toward the rocky coast. A fisherman spies the vessel and steps aboard, expecting it to be deserted. But there is 1 passenger: a lovely young woman with a rolled-up painting in her hand and 2 bullets in her chest. Across Lake Michigan, Matthias Curland returns to Chicago for the 1st time since he gave up architecture to devote himself to fine art. After emptying his bank accounts for the pursuit of painting, he’s shocked to find that his once-affluent family is also destitute, and their famed architecture firm is on the verge of bankruptcy. When the Curland name is linked to the dead woman’s painting, Matthias finds himself facing off against a power-mad billionaire who could bring Chicago to its knees.
A suitcase containing one million dollars in cash prompts Burke to abandon his mercenary assignment on the Caribbean island of San Cristobal, but two local beauties, and his new-found enemies, complicate matters
Author: Andy Kessler
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics
A brilliant investor, a born raconteur and an overall smart-ass, Andy Kessler pulls back the curtain on the world of hedge funds and shows how the guys who run big money think, talk and act. Following on the success of Wall Street Meat, his self-published book on the lives of Wall Street stock analysts, Andy Kessler recounts his years as an extraordinarily successful hedge fund manager. To run a successful hedge fund you must have an investing edge -- that special insight that allows you to reap greater returns for your clients and yourself. A quick study, Kessler gets an education in investing from some fascinating and quirky personalities. Eventually he works out his own insight into the world economy, a powerful lens that reveals to him hidden value in seemingly negative trends. Focussing on margin surplus, Kessler comes to see that current American economy, at the apex of the information revolution, is not so different from the British economy at the height of the industrial revolution. Drawing out the parallels he develops a powerful investing tool which he shares with readers. Contrarian and confident, Kessler made a fortune applying his ideas to his hedge fund. Which only proves that they may not be as crazy as they sound.
Author: Peter Corris
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2007-12-01
In this brand new collection of short stories, Cliff Hardy has his hands full with murder, blackmail, embezzlement and more. True to form, Cliff doesn't wast words or pull punches as he untangles an ugly divorce, investigates the killing of a Glebe drinking buddy, and takes care of a nasty case of blackmail. The eleven tales are set in Cliff's Sydney, a place of thugs, mid-morning beers and crooked cops.
Isn't it always more fun to play than do homework? We make decisions all day long. Sometimes they are right and sometimes they are wrong. Will Kelly finish her book before playing soccer with friends? Or will she skip the homework and have fun? You will have to read the book to find out. The Big Score is another outstanding presentation. Jolly Time Books tell exciting stories the whole family can enjoy. Jolly Time Books are full of individually hand-drawn vivid and colorful illustrations that will spark the imagination of any child.
Harrison Allen and Bahari Johnson are from Trinidad, they have loved each other since they were kids. They both get accepted into Duke University, Bahari on an academic scholarship and Harrison on an athletic scholarship. The plan was for them to marry after college, but Harrison enters into the NBA draft after a year at Duke leaving Bahari behind and riddled with doubt about her childhood love. While playing for the LA Clippers Harrison meets Chutney, a struggling model. Will Harrison fall for the beautiful Chutney or will his love for Bahari keep him faithful? Or will Chutney take the lead in this love triangle? This book is a fictional tale of betrayal, lust, the loss of innocence and young love.
Produced in 1958, The Big Country featured an all-star cast that included Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, and Oscar-winner Burl Ives. One of the most enduring elements of the film has been Jerome Moross’s score. In Jerome Moross’s The Big Country: A Film Score Guide, Mariana Whitmer examines Moross’s landmark work, a score that continues to attract listeners and influence composers of film, Westerns and otherwise. This book begins with a biographical survey of Moross’s formative years, providing an historical context for understanding his approach to scoring The Big Country. Drawing upon Moross’s original manuscripts and correspondence, Whitmer looks carefully at the score itself and examines the music’s individual cues. Finally, the aftermath of this score is considered, including how it has influenced not only subsequent Westerns but also music videos.
Author: Mike Kwatinetz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2004-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics
Insights for today's hot stocks, and winning strategies for tomorrow's, from Wall Street's #1 Tech Analyst This is not your grandpa's Wall Street. Stocks are more volatile now than ever. Even with all their potential for meteoric success, high tech investments are synonymous with high risk. This entertaining primer, by one of the leading tech analysts on Wall Street, offers a practical step-by-step guide for identifying tomorrow's hot stocks today. Why do certain technology companies succeed while others falter and disappear? Which businesses will rule the post-PC era? Kwatinetz discusses what's coming down the pike in the next few years and who the key players will be. He shows how to filter out the noise, and come up with an independent assessment of how much a stock is worth, and reveals ten rules of thumb that will help investors build a powerful portfolio.
Author: James D. Szalontai
Release Date: 2010-09-27
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The typical baseball fan yearns for one of two things: a strikeout or a home run. But most of the game takes place in between these electrifying moments, and this book discusses the importance of “small ball” to baseball. It examines the multitude of times small ball activities have secured victories through aggressive base running, sacrifice hits, squeeze bunts, stolen bases, productive outs and hit-and-run plays, as well as games in which aggressive small ball activity led to defeat. The book covers the most important small ball players, managers and teams.
Author: Ed McBain
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-05-11
In this city, you have to pay attention. In this city, things are happening all the time, all over the place, and you don't have to be a detective to smell evil in the wind. Take this week's tabloids: the face of a dead girl is splashed across the front page. She was found sprawled near a park bench not seven blocks from the police station. Detectives Carella and Brown soon discover the girl has a most unusual past. Meanwhile, the late-night news tracks the exploits of The Cookie Boy, a professional thief who leaves his calling card -- a box of chocolate chip cookies -- at the scene of each score. And while the detectives of the 87th Precinct are investigating these cases, one of them is being stalked by the man who killed his father. Welcome to the Big Bad City.
Author: Salvatore V. Didato
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Release Date: 2003
This fascinating collection of 100 fun-to-take and easy-to-score personality quizzes-devised by an expert psychologist-provides unparalleled insight into what makes us tick and why. Are You a Romantic? What's Your Emotional IQ? Body Language: Can You Read It? Who's the Boss,Your Work or You? Are You a Risk-Taker? How Honest Are You, Really? Dr. Salvatore V. Didato has spent his career helping people unravel the answers to these and similar questions. Now he's channeled his years of experience into an enlightening collection of simple tests designed to get to the real truth about ourselves. By asking all the right questions, Didato helps us arrive at the sometimes astounding answers to who we are, how we got that way, and what, if anything, we can or should do to change. Each quiz addresses a distinct aspect of the human persona, from ambition, self-esteem, and romance, to ingenuity, creativity, sexuality, and more. And Dr. Didato's insightful explanations help guide us down the path to self-awareness, and, ultimately, self-improvement. On top of everything else, the quizzes are fun!