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Praise for Your Portable Empire"In a sea of snake oil and get-rich-quick nonsense about fast money on the Internet from people who haven't really done it, O'Bryan's book is a ship of sanity to an island of commonsense e-commerce? This works."--Mark Joyner, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simple.ology"The Internet has leveled the playing field, making it possible for anybody to start a business. O'Bryan, however, has given us the easy-to-follow instruction manual on how to first discover your niche and then build it into a big enterprise that can run itself from almost anywhere-all from his successful and proven formulas. A great book for anybody serious about a better quality of life."--Joseph Sugarman, Chairman, BluBlocker Sunglass Corporation"This amazing book can free all working people to make money doing what they truly love!"--Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor and Zero Limits"I know O'Bryan as a friend and colleague. He has painstakingly put together a book, with no frills or fanfare, that straight-up shares his hard-won wisdom. May I urge you to get it and read it? Not only will you enjoy it-but once you act on what you learn, you can profit mightily as well. Why? Because what's in this book lets you stop making the victim's compromise on a daily basis-and start doing the victory dance, whenever you want!"--David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich"O'Bryan lives the portable empire, running his business from a laptop with a cigar and a glass of fine wine. There is no one better to be your guide as you create your own, because he's laid out every step for you in his inspiring and easy-to-read book. There is no need to be chained to a desk or locked in a cubicle, and your business can take you far beyond your kitchen table with the blueprint O'Bryan shares from his own successful journey."--Craig Perrine, www.maverickmarketer.com"Freedom-O'Bryan's new book makes you understand exactly how to obtain it and create the lifestyle of your dreams. Anyone who can go from being a dead-broke musician living in a mobile home to generating six figures in a single month is worth reading."--Bill Hibbler, coauthor of Meet and Grow Rich
Your Internet Cash Machine takes you buy the hand and leads you through the entire process of building a successful Internet business. It walks you through the process of selecting a niche based on your interests and desires, building a site, and managing your business. Covering important topics like marketing and attracting traffic and packed with handy resources, this is the hands-on guide you need to start making money now.
Praise for Rocking Wall Street". . . the only four investment strategies you will ever need. . . I dare anyone to read this book and not wake up to the realities of Wall Street, and change their investing habits on the spot."--Steve Trager Watson Retired CEO and CIO of the hedge fund Watson Investment Partners, LP"A true Renaissance man and teacher, Gary Marks adeptly explores four investment strategies that can achieve strong results and peace of mind-two concepts usually considered mutually exclusive in the world of Wall Street investing. Using his vast experience and folksy storytelling, Gary provides lessons, anecdotes, and strategies that will help readers find multiple levels of success."--Mitch Levine Founder and CEO, Enable Capital Management"Rocking Wall Street brings a musician's heart and soul to the investment process, balancing strategic investing with 'living your life.' Marks's creative approach is sure to strike a major chord with both new and seasoned investors."--Kerry Paul Altman, PhD Clinical Psychologist"Rocking Wall Street tips the scales over to the side of the investor and away from the hype masters and media 'experts,' whose lures and promises all seem to vanish in a bear market."--Michael J. Sell Former auditor, CPA, Investment Consultant
Advance praise for Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce"The information on leading and managing generations found in this book is invaluable to all executives today. The war for talent has become increasingly fierce. Attracting and retaining this talent is critical to a successful global company. This book is a masterful tool for developing the skills required for managing multigenerational teams. It is a must-have for executives at all levels who are responsible for a company's greatest asset: its people."--Phebe Port, Vice President Global Management Strategies,The Estee Lauder Companies"Motivating the 'What's In It For Me?' Workforce has given our managers good ideas about leading the different generations in our workplace, particularly the New Millennials who we at Enterprise are especially reliant upon to grow our business every single day and, ultimately, become our company's future leaders."--Marie Artim, Assistant Vice President Recruiting, Enterprise Rent-A-Car"After Marston presented to our management group, approximately 400 individuals, and after we responded to the clamor for his book, it became commonplace to hear people discussing solutions to problems based on generational considerations. There aren't many people discussions that occur today where we don't at least consider differences between Baby Boomers, Millennials, etc. He really changed our way of thinking!"--Anne Donovan, U.S. HR LeaderSystems and Process Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopers"If you ever had any doubt that generational differences have an impact on go-to-market strategies, Marston's book, Motivating the 'What's In It For Me?' Workforce, provides thought-provoking realities you need to consider. This is a must-read . . . At our Sales Leadership Conference, Marston gave our top sales managers actionable ideas on how to gain better understanding of what drives today's workforce to take direct action and deliver exceptional results."--Damian A. Thomas, General ManagerCorporate Sales Leader, General Electric Company
A guide to creating joyful success in work and in lifeWhat the world needs is more showoffs.Showing off is a good thing. Showing off is a mindset. Showing off is about living life and doing work in a way that creates joy, jazz, and a kick in our lives and in the lives of those around us. This is a business book for almost everyone-from executives and managers to receptionists and sales clerks. Here's the key: success is an inside job. After 26 years of studying and working with top performers, Joe Calloway shares the key factors in creating success-without pulling any punches. Work Like You're Showing Off! isn't for sissies; it's a tough, realistic approach to getting the most out of life by giving more to others.This book proves that not only is "working like you're showing off" the smartest way to get ahead in a career, it's also the most joyful and rewarding way to live.Work Like You're Showing Off! the absolute keys to personal and professional success including:Never be as good as you're going to beWhat you think of me is none of my businessExpect to connectGet back inside the boxGrand stupidity and absurd braveryWhat have you done for me next?
In today's competitive business environment, a well thought out business plan is more important than ever before. Not only can it assist you in raising the money needed to start or expand a business-by attracting the interest of potential investors-but it can also help you keep tabs on your progress once the business is up and running.Completely revised and updated to reflect today's dynamic business environment, The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition leads you carefully through every aspect involved in researching, writing, and presenting a winning business plan. Illustrating each step of this process with realistic examples, this book goes far beyond simply discussing what a business plan is. It explains why certain information is required, how it may best be presented, and what you should be aware of as both a preparer and reviewer of such a proposal.Divided into three comprehensive parts, The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, Third Edition outlines the essential elements of this discipline in a straightforward and accessible manner. Whether you're considering starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, the information found within these pages will enhance your chances of success.* Advice on how to write and develop business plans*A realistic sample plan*All new sections on funding and financing methodswith provisions for restructuring and bankruptcy*Tips for tailoring plans to the decision makers
An insightful look at how to succeed by going against the crowdCollectively, people think and act in ways that are different from how they think and act as individuals. Understanding these differences, says William (Bill) Bonner-a longtime maverick observer of the financial world and the vagaries of the investing public-is vital to preserving your wealth and personal dignity. From the witch-hunts of the early modern world to the war on terror, from dot-com mania to the real estate bubble, people have always been caught up in frauds, conceits, and wild guesses-often with devastating results. In Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets, Bonner and coauthor Lila Rajiva show groupthink at work in an improbable array of instances throughout history and reveal why swimming against the current pays.Shares the deeper secrets of investing and pushes you to question what this means for your financial well-beingExplains why people so often abandon good sense and good behavior to "follow the crowd"Offers concrete advice on how you can avoid the "public spectacle" of modern financeThe authors' cautionary tale of bubble economies reveals how the gush of credit let loose by Alan Greenspan has wreaked havoc on our lives-but their thoughtful and always entertaining approach also offers some sound investing principles for avoiding the pitfalls of the public spectacle, thinking for yourself, and protecting your money, your sanity, and your soul.
Praise for The Seven Lost Secretsof Success"Buy this book, apply these secrets, and your prosperity will be assured."-Dan McComas, President, Dan McComas Associates,Marketing & Management Consultants"This breakthrough book, based on the ideas of a forgotten genius, will help smart marketers increase their effectiveness a minimum of fivefold."-Bruce David, publisher of Starting Smart"The principles are sound and sensible and guaranteed to help any businessperson make more money. Since 99.9 percent of businesses don't use them, anyone putting the seven lost secrets to work will gain an unbelievable edge over the competition."-Bob Bly, author of eighteen business books, including SellingYour Services"One of the most revealing works ever-I literally couldn't put it down. There are life and business success lessons in each chapter."-Jim Chandler, President, VistaTron"Barton was the messiah of business who helped America pull out of the Great Depression. Now he can help all of us survive the current recession."-Scott Hammaker, CEO, Nashville Party Connection"An excellent guide to better advertising, better promotions, and better marketing. My copywriting abilities and creative strategies have been strengthened and broadened. I'm awed and inspired."-Tina Nokes, owner, A-Plus Resume Service"A passionate book on the timeless, inspiring, perceptive, forceful, and sincere ideas of Bruce Barton-a man nobody really knew, a genius lost in history."-Jim King, CPA, Houston"These proven principles are the foundation upon which to build a prosperous enterprise."-Mark Weisser, CEO, Gulf Coast Security Systems
Trump University books are practical, straightforward primers on the basics of doing business the Trump way-successfully. Each book is written by leading experts in the field and includes contributions from Trump himself. Perfect for anyone who wants to get ahead in business without the MBA, these streetwise books provide real-world business advice based on the one thing readers can't get in any business school-experience.In Trump University Wealth Building 101, you'll learn how to:Develop the right mindset for continued successLearn millionaire moneymaking habitsCreate your own financial vision statementAdopt the seven proven practices of the richStart your own businessBecome a real estate entrepreneurBuild your investment portfolioMaster money-saving tax strategiesAnd much more!
Praise for The Peebles Principles"Don Peebles is an example of what entrepreneurs are all about. In this engaging and witty book, Peebles shares insights from his own success in the world of high- powered real estate. What makes this book different is Peebles doesn't just focus on the positive, he discusses the failures too--something every entrepreneur can expect in his journey to success. This book should be on every aspiring business- person's bookshelf to be read again and again."--Robert L. Johnson, Founder, BET and Owner, Charlotte Bobcats"The Peebles Principles provides a fun read and a bird's-eye view of the ever- changing world of a real estate entrepreneur. It is a good gut check for would-be entrepreneurs to ask if they have what it takes."--Dr. Peter D. Linnemann, Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania"Wow! What magnificent inspiration The Peebles Principles is for anyone seeking to be involved in business. The ground rules found in each chapter are absolute gems, and those alone make the book worth buying."--Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc."This book is a brilliant example of entrepreneurship, creativity, and principles. Peebles walks you through many of his successful deals, from their inception to their completion. Once you start the book you won't be able to put it down until you've finished the last page."--Dr. Sanford L. Ziff, Founder and Chairman, Sunglass Hut International Inc.
Mortgage Rip-offs and Money Savers reveals how the mortgage industry cheats borrowers out of billions in extra costs every year. Mortgage industry insider Carolyn Warren taps her decade of experience with lenders to expose the tricks, lies, and dirty little secrets they don't want you to know. With her expert guidance, borrowers will save tens of thousands when they avoid the traps so many consumers fall into. Having this inside information is the only way borrowers can truly get the best possible deal. This book presents that knowledge in an interesting and easy format that anyone can understand. Readers won't be victims of the mortgage industry with this invaluable resource in hand. Instead, they'll get the best possible rates, avoid bogus fees, and get the great deal they deserve.
Perfect for brokers, agents, and other real estate professionals, this handy guide brings together the best ideas from years of incredibly practical lists and checklists published in REALTOR Magazine. This practical, one-of-a-kind guide is perfect for learning the business of real estate and perfecting the best and most effective tactics and techniques for helping your real estate career and business grow.
Success is simple, and scientifically reproducible, if you know the 5 LawsSimpleology proves that success and happiness are easier to achieve than most people think they are. In fact, people can almost guarantee their own success simply by following a few simple rules. These "5 Laws of Simpleology" aren't new; they've been around forever. Throughout history, these 5 laws have helped the world's greatest minds amass fortunes and forge new paths. But until now, no one has committed them to paper in so simple and straightforward a style as Mark Joyner has here. Applicable to any challenge or goal and irrefutably commonsense, these 5 laws form the basis for almost any successful person or endeavor. Simpleology explains the 5 laws in detail and shows readers how to apply them to every aspect of their lives.Mark Joyner (Auckland, New Zealand) is a leading authority on Internet marketing. The former CEO of Aesop Marketing Corp., he is the author of four previous books, including The Irresistible Offer (0-471-73894-8) and The Great Formula (0-471-77823-0), both from Wiley.
Praise for Buying Trances"The genius of Joe Vitale has never shone brighter. This thoroughly documented and easy-to-read book is the first of its kind. Vitale gives you the keys to their minds. All you have to do is turn the keys. They said 'yes' to you long before you said a word and they were begging to buy from you shortly after you uttered your first sentence. Buying Trances is an exciting ride to the edge of the mind. His finest work to date."-Kevin Hogan, author, The Psychology of Persuasion and Covert Hypnosis"This book maps marketing's final frontier-the customer's mind-and exposes the buying trance. Frankly, this may be the smartest marketing book ever written."-Dave Lakhani, coauthor, Persuasion: The Art of Getting What You Want"As with all of Vitale's books, there are magical secrets chucked out like a mad Vegas poker dealer on every page. Not only will you learn to put people into buying trances with this book, the act of reading it will put you in a trance and force you to master it."-Mark Joyner, #1 bestselling author, The Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less"Vitale's expertise in hypnotic marketing combined with his extensive research challenges the reader on many different levels. He forces you to delve deeper into the benefits of creating a buying atmosphere and a trance-like desire on the part of your prospect. I found this an absolutelyfascinating book."-Joseph Sugarman, President, BluBlocker Corporation"Buying Trances is not your run-of-the-mill marketing book. It's an exceptionally well-written, well thought out, high-level work that gives the reader unique insights into how to capture a prospect's attention. Cutting-edge stuff that is a must for every serious marketer to absorb and implement."-Robert Ringer, author, To Be or Not to Be Intimidated?: That Is the Question"Vitale's understanding of how and why people think and act like they do is remarkable. Byunscrambling complex ideas and explaining them in simple language, he reveals how to fashion messages that will turn people into compulsive buyers of our products and services. Now we can take control and create the buying trance. It's a totally refreshing and very effective approach to hugely profitable sales and marketing!"-Winston Marsh, veteran Australian marketer
Cheryl and Bill Jamison's path-breaking Smoke and Spice was the first, and remains by far the best-selling, book on real barbecue--slow-cooking over smoke--for home cooks. This new and expanded edition appears on the twentieth anniversary of the classic book's first edition. It has two key features. First, there are 50 new recipes, including meat dishes, such as Molasses-Brined Pork Butt, Lemon-Coriander Chicken, and Brisket Frito Pie, as well as sauces, sides, and desserts, like Peppery Sweet Onion Sauce, Cornbread Fritters, and Chipotle Cherry Cobbler. Second, it now contains cover- to-cover color photography and page design. The photographs show details of backyard-smoking techniques, delectable views of finished foods from the smoker, and atmospheric shots of barbecue joints and of the legendary pitmasters who cook in them. With 450 recipes from each of the U.S.'s best barbecue regions, each recipe expertly perfected and fine-tuned by the Jamisons, amusing anecdotes and tall tales from the colorful world of 'Q, and take-it-to-the-bank advice on how to use any kind of smoker (as well as how to smoke-cook on a conventional grill), this expanded and richly photographed new edition is certain to usher in a new generation of backyard cooks devoted to real barbecue.
From James Rees, Executive Director of Mount Vernon, comes anenlightening guide to the leadership wisdom of America's first great leader. George Washington was more than just an inspiring battlefield commander; he was critical to the founding and success of the United States ofAmerica. His leadership, his vision, and his courage united a war-torncountry and set the United States on the path to greatness. Washington's historic contribution to this nation--his leadership and his character--are as relevant and valuable today as they have ever been.This book reveals Washington's character, his leadership, his vision, and most surprising of all, his business skills and acumen. Most people aren't awarethat Washington, while all of the above, was also a successful businessman and visionary entrepreneur.Exhibiting qualities sorely lacking in so many of our political and business leaders today, Washington remained steadfastly honest and ethical,following guiding principles that would benefit leaders around the world. George Washington's Leadership Lessons reveals a man of true character,worthy of emulation not just in the realm of politics and war, but in allleadership positions.
Praise for the first edition of Up Your Business!"Dave Anderson has hit another home run! Up Your Business! is an invaluable, highly readable guide that should be on the desk--and in the mind--of anyone demanding top-level performance from themselves and others."--James Strock, author, Reagan on Leadership and Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership"Up Your Business! is a powerful blueprint for companies looking to take their business to the next level. It is one of the most powerful books on business and leadership I have ever read and will be a major component of Saga Communications' leadership training."--Warren Lada, Senior Vice President, Saga Communications, Inc."Once again, Dave Anderson puts it all together in a way that almost makes you think he's been looking over your shoulder all these years. Chapter two alone, 'Abolish Corporate Welfare: Create a Culture of Merit,' is worth the time it takes to read the entire book."--Mike Roscoe, founder and President, Horizon Communications"Finally . . . a business book that gets to the heart of what matters and creates usable templates that could help any business thrive."--Roxanne Emmerich, author, Thank God It's Monday!
Master the art of flipping with KIRSTEN KEMP, host of the hit TV show Property Ladder!"This book establishes a new standard for real estate authors. Kemp gives her readers delightfully written prose packed with her wealth of experiences. She lays out so many profit-generating (and loss-avoiding) ideas that while reading the manuscript my highlighter never got a rest."--Gary Eldred, Trump University Professor of Real Estate, coauthor of the bestseller Investing in Real EstateReal estate isn't just for the rich! And this book proves it. In Flipping Confidential, Kirsten Kemp, the host of TLC's runaway hit show, Property Ladder, gives first-time investors the guidance and inside tips to buy cheap, fix fast, and sell high. With a positive attitude and a healthy dose of humor, Kirsten Kemp walks you through every step of a successful flip--from finding the right house to getting your financing in order, from making big improvements to pricing the home to sell.If you've ever seen Property Ladder, you know that successfully fixing and flipping a property can be a deeply rewarding experience--both personally and financially--when you do it right. Kemp makes sure you do it right in Flipping Confidential, revealing all the inside knowledge she has amassed as a successful flipper. You'll learn how Kemp became a successful flipper and much more, including how to:Get started with little savings or free timeFind great leads and follow up on themClean up your credit and find financingSign up a great agent, lender, or contractorLearn when you can do it yourself, and when to hire a proKeep costs down during renovationsSet schedules and plan for costs and feesMaster home staging for higher profitsManage mistakes before they become disastersReal estate is the key to your financial freedom, and flipping is the fastest way to unlock that door. If you want to get out of the office, be your own boss, spend more time with your family, and make a truckload of money in the process, this is the ultimate guide to your new life. The key to financial success isn't a secret, it's Flipping Confidential.
This groundbreaking self-help book reveals the secrets of manifesting health, happiness, and prosperity in your life--but not in a way you've experienced before. Blunt, outspoken, and brutally honest, Randy Gage shoots down the forces that hold you back and keep you dumb, sick, and broke, and shows you how to take action to get smart, healthy, and rich.
Ever since he wrote The Art of the Deal, Trump has been the world's most famous negotiator--even though he didn't reveal his actual deal-making secrets. Now, George Ross explains the tactics that too Trump to the top and how you can use those same tactics and strategies in your daily negotiations. A practical, real-world negotiation playbook, this is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to negotiate like a proven winner.
In this one-of-a-kind "how-to" guide, Joseph Hooper and Aaron Zalewski provide step-by-step instructions for generating large monthly cash returns from almost any stock investment--while at the same time decreasing the risk of stock ownership. Filled with in-depth insights and proven techniques, this book is the definitive, rule-based guide to covered calls and calendar LEAPS spreads.
The economic tipping point for the United States is no longer theoretical. It is a reality today. The country has gone from the world's largest creditor to its greatest debtor; the value of the dollar is sinking; domestic manufacturing is winding down - and these trends don't seem to be slowing. Peter Schiff casts a sharp, clear-sighted eye on these factors and explains what the possible effects may be and how investors can protect themselves. For more than a decade, Schiff has not only observed the U.S. economy, but also helped his clients reposition their portfolios to reflect his outlook. What he sees is a nation facing an economic storm brought on by growing federal, personal, and corporate debt, too-little savings, a declining dollar, and lack of domestic manufacturing. Crash-Proof is an informed and informative warning of a looming period marked by sizeable tax hikes, loss of retirement benefits, double digit inflation, even - as happened recently in Argentina - the possible collapse of the middle class. However, Schiff does have a survival plan that can provide the protection that readers will need in the coming years.
Beverly Engel brings her expertise to this important examination of the Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome--the first book to address this abusive syndrome. She discusses the origins of the disorder, names its seven major manifestations, explains how to identify Jekyll and Hyde behavior in other people and in oneself, and outlines clear steps for how to heal Jekyll and Hyde tendencies for good.
Praise for Exceptional Selling"Thull's leading-edge thinking makes this book extraordinary. This straightforward guide to communicating across all cultures with credibility and respect will give you a significant competitive advantage in a complex and crowded global marketplace."--Guenter Lauber, Vice President, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., EA Systems"Exceptional Selling may be one of the most important books written on sales and marketing communications for high stakes sales. It shows you how to stand apart from your competition, communicate with great clarity, and position your solution as the most compelling choice for the long term."--Rob Mancuso, Senior Vice President, Investors Financial Services Corp."Thull has taken consultative and collaborative sales to new heights. The knowledge in this book is priceless. The trust and respect created by the diagnostic process is a must-have for success here in Asia and around the globe. It enables us to differentiate ourselves early and achieve long-lasting success."--Tay Chong Siew, Major Customer Director, North Asia, BOC Gases"Having achieved exceptional success by working with Thull and implementing the strategy and process in his first two books, I'm astounded that his leading-edge thinking is captured in yet more detail in another brilliant book. The conversation examples of his powerful diagnostic approach will bring even greater success to our organization. Truly exceptional!"--Alberto Chacin, Director of On Demand Services LAD, Oracle USA"Exceptional Selling is a dramatic departure from the vast majority of sales books. It scares me to see all the ways in which we can self-sabotage our sales opportunities-but that's only chapter one. Throughout the book, Thull describes compelling examples of how to succeed in a cluttered marketplace."--Steven Rodriguez, Senior Vice President, Ceridian Corporation"Thull has again extended the concepts and thinking he developed in The Prime Solution and Mastering the Complex Sale. This is an essential read for anyone working to understand his customers in a complex world."--Wayne Hutchinson, Vice President of SalesMarketing and Consulting, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
A different way of discovering and developing the best business ideasJack Welch once said, "Someone, somewhere has a better idea." In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the brilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them, all the time. Too often, people fall into the trap of thinking that the only worthwhile idea is a thoroughly original one. Idea Hunters know better. They understand that valuable ideas are already out there, waiting to be found - and not just in the usual places.Shows how to expand your capacity to find and develop winning business ideasExplains why ideas are a critical asset for every manager and professional, not just for those who do "creative"Reveals how to seek out and select the ideas that best serve your purposes and goals and define who you are, as a professionalOffers practical tips on how to master the everyday habits of an Idea Hunter, which include cultivating great conversationsThe book is filled with illustrative accounts of successful Idea Hunters and stories from thriving "idea" companies. Warren Buffet, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Twitter, and Pixar Animation Studios are among the many profiled.