Ever since the first colonists landed in “The New World,” Americans have forged ahead in their quest to make good on the promises of capitalism and independence. This book vividly illustrates the history of business in the United States from the point of view of the enterprising men and women who made it happen. Weaving together vivid narrative with economic analysis, American Entrepreneur recounts fascinating successes and failures, including: how Eli Whitney changed the shape of the American business landscape...the impact of the Civil War on the economy and the subsequent dominance of Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan...the rise of the consumer marketplace led by Asa Candler, W. K. Kellogg, Henry Ford, and J.C. Penny...and Warren Buffett’s, Michael Milken’s, and even Martha Stewart’s experience in the “New Economy” of the 1990s and into today. It is an adventure to start a business, and the greatest risk takers in that adventure are entrepreneurs. This is the epic story of America’s entrepreneurs and the economy they created.
Culture consultant and humorist Scott Christopher shares seven UPs anyone can master to happily manage at work and home. In dealing with change (Suck It UP), strengthening teams (Huddle UP), and developing gratitude (Give It UP), Scott provides easy-to-understand fundamentals and easy-to-implement tips for finding happiness (and staying happy!).
When three Boston securities executives pooled their money together in 1924 to create the first mutual fund, they had no idea how popular mutual funds would become. The idea of pooling money together for investing purposes started in Europe in the mid-1800s. The first pooled fund in the U.S. was created in 1893 for the faculty and staff of Harvard University. On March 21st, 1924 the first official mutual fund was born. It was called the Massachusetts Investors Trust.
After one year, the Massachusetts Investors Trust grew from $50,000 in assets in 1924 to $392,000 in assets (with around 200 shareholders). In contrast, there are over 10,000 mutual funds in the U.S. today totaling around $7 trillion (with approximately 83 million individual investors) according to the Investment Company Institute.
Which mindset do you think existing Boards and CEOs are in when it comes to HRDs being able to make the move to CEO?
Have you ever asked the question why HR Directors don’t make the move to CEO? Why Boards and CEOs ignore “HRness”? Is HR really dead? Where is HR’s guiding North Star? Could you imagine an HR Director being your CEO?
In Human Resources Changes the World, Glenn G Jones examines the available research and sets out the reasons why HR is not progressing to its full potential; it will surprise you. If you’ve never thought of becoming a CEO and you are in HR, then think again.
After over thirty years in HR and six years in freelance HR consulting, the above questions have become something that Glenn needed to tackle.
In this book, Glenn sets out the actions and mindset that must be adopted to enable HR to really change the world in the 21st century.
This book is a sequel to my first hotel book, Great American Hoteliers: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry AuthorHouse 2009. It tells the fascinating and unpredictable stories of seventeen hotel pioneers who were (and are) important in the development of the hotel industry in the United States. Many of them are relatively unknown and lost in the dustbin of American history.
Their biographies comprise this sequel called Great American Hoteliers Volume 2: Pioneers of the Hotel Industry:
Stewart William Bainum (1920-2014)
Curtis Leroy Carlson (1914-1999)
Cecil Burke Day (1934-1978)
Louis Jacob Dinkler (1864-1928)
Eugene Chase Eppley (1884-1958)
Roy C. Kelley (1905-1997)
Arnold S. Kirkeby (1901-1962)
Julius Manger (1868-1937)
Robert R. Meyer (1882-1947)
Albert Pick, Jr. (1895-1977)
Jay Pritzker (1922-1999)
Harris Rosen (1939)
Ian Schrager (1946)
Vernon B. Stouffer (1901-1974)
William Cornelius Van Horne (1843-1915)
Robert E. Woolley (1935)
Stephen Allen Wynn (1942)
As you will note, four of these great American hoteliers are alive and productive as I write this sequel: Harris Rosen, Ian Schrager, Robert Woolley and Steve Wynn.
Part 1 of 2 of Portfolio Management.
Many people consider investing to be a daunting activity. They are bewildered by the profusion and proliferation of investment alternatives, rattled by the fluctuations in financial prices, overwhelmed by the presence of mighty institutional investors, confused by exotic instruments and complicated investment strategies, confused by the intricacies of the tax system, and exasperated by the financial scams that periodically rock market.
Notwithstanding these concerns, investing can be fairly manageable, rewarding, and enjoyable experience, if we adhere to certain principles and guidelines. By this we can expect and hope to maximize our returns by diversifying our investments into suitable portfolios. For this, each and every investor has to be well educated about economy, investment options, market conditions and its consequences.
The main objective is to select the suitable investment criteria like if we want better returns, or consider risk factors, or liquidity or safety of principal. By this we can set our portfolio objectives and construct our portfolio according to our needs and manage it with respect to the market conditions and the securities fairing in the market.
If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you’re missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career. LinkedIn can help you initiate, strengthen, and use the very real human connections that make you effective on the joband help you get ahead. This short, practical book shows you how.In Work Smarter with LinkedIn, social media expert Alexandra Samuel demonstrates the most effective ways to actively build and use your network, sharing tips and tricks on: Deciding which connection invitations to accept Searching for potential connections when you need to establish a new contact Using business travel to make the most of face time with colleagues and contacts Capturing all the connections you’ve made at a conference When not to use LinkedInThe book also includes a 30-minute quick guide to startingor perfectingyour LinkedIn profile.Interested in learning more about how social media can help you get ahead of your daily workand get ahead in your career? Look for more in this series of short, digital books from Harvard Business Review Press and social media expert Alexandra Samuel. Other installments provide the best tips and tricks for using tools like Evernote, Twitter, HootSuite, and Gmail to get organized and improve your performance on the job.
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