The experiment was dreamed up by two fathers, one white, one black. What would happen, they wondered, if they mixed white players from an elite Seattle private school and black kids from the inner city on a basketball team? The team's season unfolded like a perfectly scripted sports movie: The ragtag group of boys gelled together to win the league championship. The experiment was deemed a success. But was it? How did crossing lines of class, race, and wealth affect the lives of these 10 boys? Two decades later, Doug Merlino, who played on the team, returned to find his teammates. The result is a complex, gripping, and at times unsettling story. An instant classic of narrative nonfiction, The Hustle tells the stories of 10 teammates set before a background of sweeping social and economic change, capturing the ways race, money, and opportunity shape our lives.
©2011 Doug Merlino (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Take advantage of today's real-estate market to find great properties at incredible prices. Our recent economic meltdown transformed real estate from a popular investment to financial kryptonite. Too many people purchased homes with mortgages they simply could never afford. The good news: Great deals are out there for the taking. Finding the Uncommon Deal gives you the secrets to discovering and successfully negotiating the lowest prices for the most prized properties available. Discover how to go beyond Internet listings to get on-the-ground intelligence on the best deals Get proven negotiating skills to close the deal at a rock-bottom price The author has assisted thousands in purchasing homes as a lawyer, broker, and investor; has been ranked by internationally esteemed publication Chambers and Partners as one of the leading real-estate lawyers; and regularly appears as a real-estate authority in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. If you're successful enough to afford a home, then you probably have the skills needed to get a great deal in today's market. Finding the Uncommon Deal will give you the keys to leverage your skills for success and savings, opening the door to today's best properties and lowest prices. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2011 Adam Leitman Bailey (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Practical, tested, implementable real-world advice for transforming any business and is written by people that have been there and done that. Changing an organization is tough. Transformation is hard work that should not be attempted by the faint of heart or the weak of mind. But transformation is not rocket science either. By taking a realistic, simple, and direct view of what is required to transform an enterprise, the authors reduce the noise and nonsense that surrounds much of the discussion of transformation and provide straight forward lessons, examples and thought provoking questions to guide the listener to a more powerful position as an agent of change. Based on the authors' decades of experience dealing with major business transformation, this book provides valuable guidance for any company engaged in large scale change brought on by shifts in the competitive landscape, mergers, acquisitions, or a major restructuring of their business model. Many organizations undergo transformation with lots of enthusiasm, but are frustrated with the results. This book contains a set of lessons gained in the process of working in and with organizations in the process of transformation. The book starts out by framing transformation and explains the overall system the enterprise that is involved in transformation. By doing so, clarity is brought to the question of why change is so difficult and problematic. What you can expect to get by listening to this book is: A way of looking at transformation that is comprehensive and yet manageable without all the buzzword bingo terminology. 11 critical lessons taken from the authors broad experience on a broad range of topics that you can leverage in your situation. To get some thought provoking insight from 10 key questions for each lesson that you can use to apply the lessons to your organization. A comprehensive framework for leading transformation that will challenge your thinking and provide a path forward to taking immediate action. With rare insight and candor, the authors provide thoughtful advice backed by examples from their comprehensive experience. If you don't like transformation, you are going to hate irrelevance. This book is your best bet for getting the insight you need to transform your organization before it becomes irrelevant. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc (P)2012 Gildan Media
In responding to the financial crash of 2008, both the Bush administration and the Obama administration have relied on prescriptions developed by John Maynard Keynes, the most important economist since Marx. But should we be relying on Keynes? What did Keynes actually say? Did he make his case? Hunter Lewis concludes that he did not. If Keynes was wrong then so are the economic policies of virtually all world governments today.
©2011 Axios Press (P)2015 Axios Press
Economics in Three Lessons: Henry Hazlitt's 1946 book Economics in One Lesson sold more than a million copies. It is perhaps the best selling economics book of all time. In this volume, Hunter Lewis, a Hazlitt admirer and student, provides a sequel and update. The central lesson of Hazlitt's seminal work is that economic thought and policy must consider all the consequences of an action, not just the immediate or most visible ones. Hazlitt is right that this is the kernel of all good economics. Lewis covers this theme and also introduces two more lessons: how a free and uncontrolled price system creates prosperity and how a controlled or manipulated price system creates only crony capitalist corruption and, ultimately, poverty and economic failure. The great merit of this volume is its simplicity. Anyone can listen to it and understand it. It is an ideal introduction to economics. One Hundred Economic Laws: In this groundbreaking volume, Lewis does what no one has attempted to do, at least not for many decades: It collects in one place some of the most important laws of economics. Everyone understands the importance of understanding the laws of physics and other natural sciences. Are there also laws of economics? Can understanding them also make our lives better? This volume answers with a resounding "Yes" to both questions. We need the laws of economics to help guide our choices and actions in a very uncertain world. We also need them to protect us from the thinkers for hire who, paid by special economic interests, try to persuade us to ignore reality. This short audiobook is also a complete course in economics. Unlike the dry-as-dust and often irrelevant textbooks forced on high school and college students, it is authored in a lively and even sparkling style.
©2017 Axios Press (P)2018 Axios Press