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What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

Author : Jim Paul
ISBN : 9780231164689
Genre : Business & Economics
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Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all--his fortune, his reputation, and his job--in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors. This book--winner of a 2014 Axiom Business Book award gold medal--begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul's $1.6 million loss and the essential lessons he learned from it--primarily that, although there are as many ways to make money in the markets as there are people participating in them, all losses come from the same few sources. Investors lose money in the markets either because of errors in their analysis or because of psychological barriers preventing the application of analysis. While all analytical methods have some validity and make allowances for instances in which they do not work, psychological factors can keep an investor in a losing position, causing him to abandon one method for another in order to rationalize the decisions already made. Paul and Moynihan's cautionary tale includes strategies for avoiding loss tied to a simple framework for understanding, accepting, and dodging the dangers of investing, trading, and speculating.

The Entrepreneurial Project Manager

Author : Chris Cook
ISBN : 9781351651455
Genre : Business & Economics
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Doing more with less is a skill mastered by entrepreneurs. Budgets are tight, deadlines are short, and time is of the essence. Entrepreneurial project managers use these parameters to their benefit. Hurdling over obstacles with the bare minimum of effort makes their projects and teams stand out. Focusing inward to develop the skills and mindset necessary to accomplish anything with anyone sets an entrepreneurial project manager apart from the group. This book builds on the basics of project management knowledge with tools and techniques to get you as well as your projects and teams performing on an advanced level. No matter your industry or experience level, this book gives you practical ways to improve any project. More importantly, it shows how you can improve your own performance. The biggest improvements a project manager can make are about him- or herself. Personal limitations can be the hardest obstacle to overcome, and this book explains how to overcome them. The techniques have been tried and tested by the author who shares them with you in this book. Whether in your projects or career, all the right things can be said and done, yet the results are always unpredictable. We all have little control over events. This book’s tools and techniques give you the ability to handle anything that may come your way. Entrepreneurs are constantly changing and adapting to the world around them. They must stay cutting-edge to make their businesses thrive. This book explains how to take a cutting-edge approach to project management. The goal is to take your technical skills as a project manager, add the elements of an entrepreneur, and create a high-powered team around you as well as become the best project manager you can be.

People Of Purpose

Author : Arnold B. Cheyney
ISBN : 0673363716
Genre : Education
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The New Tycoons

Author : Jason Kelly
ISBN : 9781118240816
Genre : Business & Economics
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Inside the Trillion Dollar Industry That OwnsEverything What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger Kinghave in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned,operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The NewTycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry ThatOwns Everything takes the reader behind the scenes of thesefirms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping storiesof their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions thatled a group of clever bankers from small shops operating in acorner of Wall Street into powerhouse titans of capital. This isthe story of the money and the men who handle it. Go inside the private worlds of founders Henry Kravis, SteveSchwarzman, David Bonderman, and more in The New Tycoons,and discover how these men have transformed the industry and builtthe some of the most powerful and most secretive houses of money inthe world. With numerous private equity firms going public for the firsttime, learn how these firms operate, where their money comes fromand where it goes, and how every day millions of customers,employees, and retirees play a role in that complex tangle ofmoney Author Jason Kelly tells the story of how thirty some years agoa group of colleagues with $120,000 of their own savings foundedwhat would become one of the largest private equity shops in theworld, completing the biggest buyout the world has ever seen, andmaking them all billionaires in the process Presents a never-before-seen look inside a secretive andpowerful world on the verge of complete transformation as theindustry and its leaders gain public profiles, scrutiny, andpolitical positions Analyzing the founders and the firms at a crucial moment, whenthey've elevated themselves beyond their already lofty ambitionsinto the world of public opinion and valuation, New Tycoonslooks at one of the most important, yet least examined,trillion-dollar corners of the global economy and what it portendsfor these new tycoons.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Press Summary Illinois Information Service

Author : Illinois. Information Service
ISBN : UIUC:30112053965171
Genre : Illinois
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The Business Education World

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Genre : African American businesspeople
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