Beating the Street

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Beating the Street Describes how readers can invest in twenty-two companies selected for the 1992 Roundtable. Full description

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Seiten:336
EAN:9780671891633
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Losing my Virginity: The Autobiography

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Love him or loathe him, you've got to admit it, Richard Branson has drive. And guts. And enough ambition to sink a battleship--or perhaps that should be a jumbo jet--or even a whole company of jumbos if the Virgin Atlantic/British Airways debacle (which takes up a huge chunk of this already huge tome) is anything to go by.

Branson's autobiography makes immensely fascinating reading. Whatever you think of Britain's most famous entrepreneur, the odds are that you will enjoy reading his autobiography. You may snort at descriptions of his "poor" childhood--spent eating bread and dripping while living in a house the majority of us visit on Bank Holidays and attending a "minor" public school. You may groan at memories of early initiative tests: how about being ejected from the family car and told by his mother to find his way home--at the age of four? You may flinch at accounts of his early business days as an unwashed, unshod, hippy magazine publisher living en famille with his staff in the crypt of a West London church. But, all in all, you'll get to understand where the guy's coming from--man.

And, like the man himself, there's no holds barred here. Richard bares his soul, from childhood, school days (cheating at exams), loves and losses (lost one wife when a spot of wife-swapping went drastically wrong--for him), death-defying adventures (yes, the balloons are all there), to the rise and rise of the Virgin empire. His interviews for Student magazine and the early days of Virgin Music read like a chronicle of popular music and culture in the late 20th century. Famous names bounce off every page. Prepare to be enthralled by the life and times of a walking publicity machine. --Carey Green

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Seiten:672
EAN:9780753506486
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One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In (English Edition)

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More than one million copies have been sold of this seminal book on investing in which legendary mutual-fund manager Peter Lynch explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.

America’s most successful money manager tells how average investors can beat the pros by using what they know. According to Lynch, investment opportunities are everywhere. From the supermarket to the workplace, we encounter products and services all day long. By paying attention to the best ones, we can find companies in which to invest before the professional analysts discover them. When investors get in early, they can find the “tenbaggers,” the stocks that appreciate tenfold from the initial investment. A few tenbaggers will turn an average stock portfolio into a star performer.

Lynch offers easy-to-follow advice for sorting out the long shots from the no-shots by reviewing a company’s financial statements and knowing which numbers really count. He offers guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.

As long as you invest for the long term, Lynch says, your portfolio can reward you. This timeless advice has made One Up on Wall Street a #1 bestseller and a classic book of investment know-how.

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Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

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Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 secrets of Business Success', to hard hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business. It's business school, the Branson way.

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Seiten:384
Verlag: Virgin Books
EAN:9780753519929
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Steve Jobs

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From the author of the best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the 21st century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

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  1. Ein beeindruckender Visionär

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    Er war der beeindruckendste Visionär des Computerzeitalters, der mit seinen Ideen eine ganze Branche aufgemischt hat. Solche Menschen führen kein normales Leben. Egal, wie man "normal" für sich selbst definieren mag. Solche Menschen haben sogar meist irgendwelche Macken, die sie zu solchen Taten inspirieren lassen.

    Die Rede ist natürlich von Steve Jobs, dessen Biografie von Walter Isaacson recherchiert und geschrieben wurde.

    Meine Rezension bezieht sich auf die korrigierte Version des Buchs, in der die meisten Fehler ausgemerzt wurden. Im Netz kursieren Gerüchte, nach denen das Buch schnell vor Weihnachten fertig werden müsste, weswegen in der Übersetzung und im Lektorat nicht zu übersehende Fehler zu finden waren. Fehler, die man teilweise noch nicht mal von Indie-Autoren gewohnt ist.

    Ich finde es sehr schade, dass bei der Veröffentlichung solche handwerklichen Fehler gemacht wurden, denn die Biografie ist wirklich gut geschrieben. Das englische Original habe ich nicht gelesen, sondern (wie gesagt) lediglich die korrigierte deutsche.

    Es ist klar, dass sehr viele Personen im Laufe der Geschichte auftreten, so dass man hin und wieder den Überblick verliert, wer wann eigentlich welchen Einfluss hatte. Dennoch kommt aber sehr gut rüber, wie Jobs seine Firma aufgebaut hat und wie er sich im Markt behauptete. Wie er sie wieder verlor und wie sich sein Leben dennoch weiter entwickelte.

    Dabei bleibt Isaacson immer wertfrei und bringt das Leben so sachlich wie irgend möglich rüber. Er lässt dabei viele Menschen zu Wort kommen, die ein unverblümtes Licht auf ihn werfen.

    Die Wertfreiheit des Autors bleibt auch bestehen, wenn er über Jobs Krebsleiden erzählt. Es bleibt in jedem Leser das Gefühl zurück, dass da etwas schief gelaufen ist. Es wirft in mir die Frage auf, ob Jobs wirklich den Krebs hätte besiegen können, wenn er sich am Anfang nicht derart für eine alternative Heilmethode entschieden hätte.

    Das Krebsleiden zeigt aber auch, wie sehr die Firma und die Marke Apple mit dieser Person verbunden war. Wie weit seine Visionen reichen, zeigt die Einführung der Apple Watch, die noch auf seinen Ideen fußt.

    Ich kann man nach dem Lesen der Biografie sehr gut vorstellen, wie man im Dunstkreis eines Steve Jobs leiden musste. Je enger man ihm stand, umso schlimmer muss es gewesen sein. Eine Eigenart, die allen Visionären zugrunde liegen scheint, die die Welt in dieser Art und Weise beeinflussen.

    Zumindest für mich offenbart die Biografie so einiges. Sie gibt einen Blick hinter die Kulissen frei, den ich so nicht erwartet hätte. Der aber offensichtlich) so von Jobs gewollt war.

    Schlussendlich bleibt auch die Erkenntnis, dass wir Normalbürger nichts verpasst haben, wenn wir nicht in der Nähe dieser schillernden Personen stehen.

 

Losing My Virginity

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Losing My Virginity An autobiography of iconic entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson that features his take on his business ventures, personal achievements and intrepid adventures. It presents insights into this very public figure's personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he's learned along the way. Full description

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Seiten:608
Verlag: Virgin Books
EAN:9780753519554
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Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography

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Love him or loathe him, you've got to admit it, Richard Branson has drive. And guts. And enough ambition to sink a battleship--or perhaps that should be a jumbo jet--or even a whole company of jumbos if the Virgin Atlantic/British Airways debacle (which takes up a huge chunk of this already huge tome) is anything to go by.

Branson's autobiography makes immensely fascinating reading. Whatever you think of Britain's most famous entrepreneur, the odds are that you will enjoy reading his autobiography. You may snort at descriptions of his "poor" childhood--spent eating bread and dripping while living in a house the majority of us visit on Bank Holidays and attending a "minor" public school. You may groan at memories of early initiative tests: how about being ejected from the family car and told by his mother to find his way home--at the age of four? You may flinch at accounts of his early business days as an unwashed, unshod, hippy magazine publisher living en famille with his staff in the crypt of a West London church. But, all in all, you'll get to understand where the guy's coming from--man.

And, like the man himself, there's no holds barred here. Richard bares his soul, from childhood, school days (cheating at exams), loves and losses (lost one wife when a spot of wife-swapping went drastically wrong--for him), death-defying adventures (yes, the balloons are all there), to the rise and rise of the Virgin empire. His interviews for Student magazine and the early days of Virgin Music read like a chronicle of popular music and culture in the late 20th century. Famous names bounce off every page. Prepare to be enthralled by the life and times of a walking publicity machine. --Carey Green

Format:Taschenbuch
Seiten:608
Verlag: Virgin Books
EAN:9780753507377
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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

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As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.



Since then, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner twenty-seven Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Now, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques, honed over years, that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable.



Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation Studios—into the story meetings, the postmortems, and the ‘Braintrust’ sessions where art is born. It is, at heart, a book about how to build and sustain a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, ‘an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.’

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Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Seiten:368
Verlag: Random House
EAN:9780812993011
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