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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen H. Axilrod
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (2013, May 2nd).
The Federal Reserve System--the central bank of the United States, better known as The Fed--has never been more controversial. Criticism has reached such levels that Congressman Ron Paul, contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, published End the Fed, with blurbs from musician Arlo Guthrie and actor Vince Vaughn. And yet, amid a slow economy and partisan gridlock, the Fed has never been more important.Stephen H. Axilrod explains this influential agency-its powers, operations, how it sets policy-in The Federal Reserve, a timely addition to Oxford's acclaimed series What Everyone Needs to Know. Of the two major governmental tools for shaping the economy, Congress controls fiscal policy-taxation and spending-and the Fed makes monetary policy-influencing how much money circulates in the economy, and how quickly. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Holly Berkley
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Inc. (2013, Feb 16th).
In just a few short years, social media has become a worldwide phenomenon where Facebook updates or tweets are mini press releases read by thousands of people every day. Your small business can also get in the game, using social media as a free public relations tool! In this book, authors Berkley and Walter answers all of these questions and explain why social media is such an important tool for small business. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Adam M. Grant Ph.D.
Publisher: Viking Adult (2013, Apr 9th).
A groundbreaking New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller that is captivating readers of Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, The Power of Habit, and Quiet For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. It turns out that at work, most people operate as either takers, matchers, or givers. Whereas takers strive to get as much as possible from others and matchers aim to trade evenly, givers are the rare breed of people who contribute to others without expecting anything in return. Using his own pioneering research as Wharton's youngest tenured professor, Grant shows that these styles have a surprising impact on success. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Gerzema
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (2013, Apr 16th).
New York Times BestsellerHow feminine values can solve our toughest problems and build a more prosperous futureAmong 64,000 people surveyed in thirteen nations, two thirds feel the world would be a better place if men thought more like women. This marks a global trend away from the winner-takes-all, masculine approach to getting things done. Drawing from interviews at innovative organizations in eighteen nations and at Fortune 500 boardrooms, the authors reveal how men and women alike are recognizing significant value in traits commonly associated with women, such as nurturing, cooperation, communication, and sharing. The Athena Doctrine shows why femininity is the operating system of 21st century prosperity.Advocates a new way to solve today's toughest problems in business, education, government, and moreBased on a landmark survey and results from Young & Rubicam's respected Brand Asset Valuator's global survey, as well as on-the-ground interviews in 18 countriesFrom acclaimed social theorist, consumer expert, and bestselling author, John Gerzema, and award-winning author, Michael D'AntonioBrought to life through real world examples and backed by rigorous data,The Athena Doctrine shows how feminine traits are ascending—and bringing success to people and organizations around the world. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Richard A. Ferri
Publisher: Wiley (2010, Dec 7th).
A practical guide to passive investing Time and again, individual investors discover, all too late, that actively picking stocks is a loser's game. The alternative lies with index funds. This passive form of investing allows you to participate in the markets relatively cheaply while prospering all the more because the money saved on investment expenses stays in your pocket. In his latest book, investment expert Richard Ferri shows you how easy and accessible index investing is. Along the way, he highlights how successful you can be by using this passive approach to allocate funds to stocks, bonds, and other prudent asset classes. Addresses the advantages of index funds over portfolios that are actively managed Offers insights on index-based funds that provide exposure to designated broad markets and don't make bets on individual securities Ferri is also author of the Wiley title: The ETF Book and co-author of The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning If you're looking for a productive investment approach that won't take all of your time to implement, then The Power of Passive Investing is the book you need to read. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability