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The importance of the life's work of mutual fund pioneer and investing legend John C. Bogle The Man in the Arena offers the essence of John C. Bogle's thinking and the meaning of his life's work, which transformed individual investing to benefit tens of millions of investors. Through Bogle's own words - as well as the voices of others whose hearts and minds he touched - the book touches on topics he cares about most deeply: Vanguard, indexing, corporate governance, and a fiduciary society. From Vanguard shareholders to true giants in finance, one cannot hear their words without being struck by their sheer intensity. Bogle's parade of admirers is passionate. It is led by, arguably, the two most acclaimed leaders of our day - in the world of investing and the public life of the world - Warren Buffett and President Bill Clinton. The book is a first take at putting Bogle's life work into a broader context. It includes some of Bogle's classic essays and leads to an agenda of reform Bogle feels is essential to preserve our democratic republic. It features insight on the man from such commentators as Arthur Levitt, Burton Malkiel, Paul Volcker, and many more. -Features wisdom and commentary on the career and life of legendary investor John C. Bogle -Presents a summary of Bogle's prominent and successful career, as well as his investing strategies -Includes commentary from a Who's Who of top investorsShow more
In light of the colossal losses and amidst the resulting confusion that still permeates, it is time to rethink money management in the broadest of terms. Drastic changes need to be made and examining managers who actually made money during 2008 is a logical starting place. It is striking that most of the money managers that prospered through the crisis were those that understood the broader macro environment and readjusted and realigned to a different environment, no longer relying on old and outdated models. The Invisible Hands provides investors and traders with the latest thinking from the best and the most successful key players in money management, highlighting the specific risk and return objectives of each, and then discusses the evolution of certain styles and beliefs in money management. These top macro thinkers reveal their own approaches to markets, risk, and the broader complex world in which we live, as well as their advice as to how investors should be approaching money management.Show more
Aranos has done the impossible: he's freed the first Fallen Realm in mortal reckoning and returned victorious. He and his follower Geltheriel should be hailed as heroes and celebrated throughout the Stronghold of Eredain. Instead, Aranos finds himself surrounded by elves that are both secretly and openly hostile. He and his new party descend nightly into the corrupted Blightlands to battle the Darkness and to try and reclaim more lands for the Light, but each day the elves place more obstacles in his path, from attempts at treachery to outright attacks. His enemies are numerous, his allies are few . . . and he can't even be sure that they're all allies in truth. Geltheriel is given a choice: complete a quest that's utterly impossible or die, and Aranos has promised to see her complete the quest. He'll need help, though, and the only way for him to contact his best friend Phil is incredibly dangerous. The attacks of his enemies have spread to the entire city, and now all of Eredain is on the edge of Falling to the Darkness. To survive all this is one thing; to overcome it, Aranos must become more than a Sorcerer. He must be Ascendant!Show more
THE EPIC FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE ON OUR MOON HAS BEGUN! The Lunar colony is a mining colony with only internal security capabilities. Nobody had even considered that there might soon arise a need to defend the colony from the Earth! But that day has come. Something has been uncovered on the Moon. Something important. Something . . . alien. The Lunar colonists perceive this great discovery as their own. Finders keepers and possession being nine-tenths of the law is how things are on the Moon. But as far as the governments of the Earth are concerned, they paid for everything on the Moon, so it belongs to them. There is only one solution: turn Luna into a battlefield!Show more
The Bible tells us there is ecstatic, extravagant joy eternally in God's presence. We do not have to experience joy only intermittently, since every fruit of the Holy Spirit is available to us always. Georgian Banov knew nothing of this joy. Born and raised in Communist Bulgaria, he escaped miraculously to the United States, where he was embraced by the love and joy of the 'Jesus people.' His encounter with God, along with the truth of God's Word and the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, has led him to a life of freedom and holy joy. In Joy! Georgian will help you discover God's goodness and defeat disappointment; learn to enjoy God's loving acceptance and overcome feelings of failure and inadequacy; activate supernatural power for your breakthrough and find victory over sin; and be the hands and feet of Jesus today and do his works of justice in the world-with great joy! You can experience God's joyful heart daily as you walk out your calling with purpose and power.Show more
Larry Correia, the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Monster Hunter International and Grimnoir Chronicles series of no-holds-barred urban fantasy and the Dead Six trilogy of military adventure novels, now sets his sights on the short story form. Together for the first time, fourteen action-packed tales of demons, monster, vampires, and cosmic horrors too terrible to name-and the men and women who take them all down. Oh, and toss in an interdimensional insurance salesman for good measure. You'll also find: An elven princess from the pages of Monster Hunter International on a mission to redeem her people. A samurai pirate with a blood vendetta against an extremely large sea beast. And a magic-wielding PI who walks the mean streets of Detroit. Journey back to the origins of Monster Hunter International in 'Bubba Shackleford's Professional Monster Hunters.' Uncover the origin of one of Dead Six's central characters in 'Sweothi City.' And celebrate the holidays with the Grimnoir Chronicle's own Jake Sullivan in 'Detroit Christmas.'Show more
A hot cup of tea, coffee, or cocoa is calming and comforting-but how can holding a warm mug affect our emotions? In Heartwarming, social psychologist Hans Rocha IJzerman explores temperature through the long lens of evolution. Temperature contributed to our evolution-our upright walking, our loss of fur, and our big brains-and now continues to affect our lives in unexpected ways, and the link from a warm mug to our emotions is anything but straightforward. Studies have shown, for example, that a chilly deliberation room can predispose a jury to convict and that a cold day can make us more likely to buy a house. Our mind-body connection works the other way, too: thinking about friendly or caring people can make us feel warmer. Understanding how we subconsciously strive to keep our temperature in an optimal range can help us in our relationships, jobs, and even in the world of social media. As IJzerman illuminates how temperature affects human sociality, he examines fascinating new questions: How will climate change impact society? Why are some people chronically cold, and others overheated? Can thermoregulation keep relationships closer, even across a distance? The answers offer new insights for all of us who want to better understand our bodies, our minds, and each other.Show more
From trout to carp and catfish to bonefish, the tips in Fishing For Dummies, 3rd Edition help anglers prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. Featuring new and updated content on kayak fishing, advanced sonar equipment, GPS, and technology integration, this revised edition delivers the latest and greatest in fishing enjoyment and how-to. Listeners will discover how to choose the right gear, the right spots, and the right times for fishing.Show more
There's a common strategy used by the fastest growing and most successful businesses of our time. These companies are building their entire customer experience around their digital products, delivering software that is simple, intuitive, and delightful, and that anticipates and exceeds the evolving needs of users. Product-led organizations make their products the vehicle for acquiring and retaining customers, driving growth, and influencing organizational priorities. They represent the future of business in a digital-first world. This book is meant to help you transform your company into a product-led organization, helping to drive growth for your business and advance your own career. It provides: a holistic view of the quantitative and qualitative insights teams need to make better decisions and shape better product experiences; a guide to setting goals for product success and measuring progress toward meeting them; a playbook for incorporating sales and marketing activities, service and support, as well as onboarding and education into the product; strategies for soliciting, organizing, and prioritizing feedback from customers and other stakeholders; and how to use those inputs to create an effective product roadmap.Show more
The Singularity-the merger of man and machine into a greater whole-is finally within humanity's grasp. When programmer Jeff Lawing gets the opportunity to join Singularity Online, the world's first realistic VRMMO and the testing ground that will lead to the Singularity, he leaps to accept. Singularity is much more realistic and darker than Jeff had imagined, though. As a Sorcerer, his arcane magic is limited only by his imagination, allowing him to craft powerful spells forged from his desires. As the only Sorcerer in the game, he'll need to carve his own path, with only an ancient specter as his guide. Will his new powers be enough to see him through the deadliest training quest he's ever encountered, or to protect him in a fallen realm filled with undead? Does the have the courage and passion he needs to seize the mantle of First Sorcerer?Show more
Before his death in 2019, cultural anthropologist, author, and radio producer Richard K. Nelson's work focused primarily on the indigenous cultures of Alaska and, more generally, on the relationships between people and nature. Nelson lived for extended periods in Athabaskan and Alaskan Eskimo villages, experiences which inspired his earliest written works, including Hunters of the Northern Ice. In Raven's Witness, Lentfer tells Nelson's story-from his midwestern childhood to his first experiences with Native culture in Alaska through his own lifelong passion for the land where he so belonged. Nelson was the author of the bestselling The Island Within and Heart and Blood. The recipient of multiple honorary degrees and numerous literary awards, he regularly packed auditoriums when he spoke. His depth of experience allowed him to become an intermediary between worlds. This is his story.Show more
A passionate skier since he was a child, Anders Morley dreamed of going on a significant adventure, something bold and of his own design. And so one year in his early thirties, he decided to strap on cross-country skis to travel across Canada in the winter alone. This Land of Snow is about that journey and a man who must come to terms with what he has left behind, as well as how he wants to continue living after his trip is over. It is an honest, thoughtful, and humorous reckoning of an adventure filled with adrenaline and exuberance, as well as mistakes and danger. Along the way listeners gain insight, both charming and fascinating, into Northern outdoor culture and modern-day wilderness living, the history of northern exploration and Nordic skiing, the right to roam movement, winter ecology, and more. Throughout, Morley's clear, subtle, and self-deprecating voice speaks to a backwoods-genteel aesthetic that explores the dichotomy between wildness and refinement, language and personal story, journey and home.Show more
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