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Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Stories (Harvard Business School Press)
Done Deals: Venture Capitalists Tell Their Stories (Harvard Business School Press)
von Udayan Gupta
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Preis: EUR 29,62

5.0 von 5 Sternen Who wants to be a billionaire?, 17. September 2000
Want to make obscene amounts of money without having to run the company yourself? Become a venture capitalist! This book assembles the stories of some of the brightest names in the business and shows how they made their mark on the industry, usually with a smashing success but occasionally by changing the way venture capital works. An inspiring and useful read.


Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815
Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815
von Nathan Miller
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Preis: EUR 33,07

5.0 von 5 Sternen A fascinating and scholarly account, 30. Juli 2000
This is a great book! Instead of another recital of major battles, indistinguishable from one another, Nathan Miller has carefully selected a handful of examples to illustrate chosen themes in each chapter. Thus you learn a great deal about the lives of the men on board, of the officers who commanded them, and the admirals who ran the fleets, all set against a thoughtful background. The technological and social changes over this period are discussed intelligently, and will influence even the most knowledgeable reader. The book is a pleasure to read and highly informative.


Tour de France/Tour de Force: A Visual History of the Worlds Greatest Bicycle Race
Tour de France/Tour de Force: A Visual History of the Worlds Greatest Bicycle Race
von James Startt
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Terrific look at the Tour, 30. Juli 2000
I picked up this book after reading Lance Armstrong's autobiography, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. The text is well-written, covering all aspects of the Tour's history, and the pictures are terrific. It's inspiring to see that while current Tour riders are heroic, the men who did this 50+ years ago completed a course that was even longer, and did so with primitive equipment and without the same levels of celebrity. A fun and inspiring read.


Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!: What the Rich Invest in That the Poor Do Not!
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!: What the Rich Invest in That the Poor Do Not!
von Robert T. Kiyosaki
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good, commonsense advice; a little flaky, 29. Juli 2000
This book extends the "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" toolkit with a reasonable degree of success. The foundation is similar (don't waste your money, think about total income and total cost, etc.), but this tacks on a fair amount of investment advice, explaining which assets are good and which aren't. To make a long story short, Kiyoski promotes cashflow at the expense of nominal income. This makes sense in some ways: simply owning a house that is theoretically appreciating in value may or may not be helpful to you, if you're never planning to sell it. On the other hand, it needs to be taken carefully, since most of us realize most of our investment gains from capital gains in one form or another.
So, read this book for the commonsense lifestyle adjustments, and enjoy the investment sections, but treat them with caution.


Famous First Bubbles: The Fundamentals of Early Manias
Famous First Bubbles: The Fundamentals of Early Manias
von Peter M. Garber
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A great polemic, but not terribly useful, 29. Juli 2000
Peter Garber makes a powerful argument that economic bubbles are not the manifestations of "irrational exuberance" that some claim. Gloom-and-doom prophets should read this book in order to check their own certainty that we are in the midst of such a bubble. However, Garber does not convince us that the current levels of the stock market, even if "rational", may not collapse just as the rational tulip bulb market, etc. did. So, yes, it's an interesting and thoughtful book, but pessimists may hold on to the substance of their beliefs even after reading it.


Chrysler: The Life and Times of an American Automotive Genius: The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius
Chrysler: The Life and Times of an American Automotive Genius: The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius
von Vincent Curcio
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An engaging look at a fascinating man, 29. Juli 2000
I picked up this book after reading Bill Vlasic's "Taken for a Ride", about the DaimlerChrysler merger. This book goes back to the beginning of the story, tracing Walter Chrysler's beginnings through the early decades of his car company. Chrysler's life, which was never less than flamboyant, is the ideal subject for a biography (why did no one write one before?), and Vincent Curcio has brought a colorful and engaging style to the story. The book's focus shifts between the company's business decisions, always daring if occasionally foolish, and Chrysler's personal life, which is wildly entertaining. My only complaint about the book is that it might have been a little bit shorter; even Walter Chrysler has trouble filling up 600+ pages. But it's a delight to read nonetheless.


Corps Business: The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines
Corps Business: The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines
von David H. Freedman
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Indispensable, especially if you only employ Marines, 28. Juli 2000
First of all, the book is fun to read. Freedman is a great writer, and he populates his story with a cast of colorful characters.
Second, Freedman's management principles are going to be very effective in certain kinds of organizations--organizations in which orders are carried out without question and well-defined lines of reporting make it very clear who is responsible for tasks. The Marines are like this, but not very many other organizations. So, while these ideas may be useful, the manager who starts applying them blindly to his or her own company may find a lot of work not getting done. Read with pleasure, use with care.


It's Your Money: The E*TRADE Step-by-Step Guide to Online Investing
It's Your Money: The E*TRADE Step-by-Step Guide to Online Investing
von Christos M. Cotsakos
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Well-written, funny, and extremely informative, 28. Juli 2000
I bought this book because I had been investing off-line for some time, but the thought of actually trading over the Internet terrified me. This is the perfect book for anyone in that situation: Cotsakos does not assume that you know anything at all about computers, or about investing, for that matter. He walked me through the basic steps (finding an Internet Service Provider, for example) with idiot-proof instructions.
In addition to being extremely useful to novice online investors, the book is a pleasure to read. My sister, who has never bought a stock in her life, read most of it simply for amusement value. I recommend this book to everyone.


Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate
von Barbara Boxer
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Some profiles are more useful than others, 28. Juli 2000
In general, the story of the women of the Senate is an inspiring one, and these profiles are usually engaging. However, because the authors felt duty-bound to include biographies of all nine women in the Senate, instead of picking and choosing, there are some definite slow spots. For example, while many of the women really did overcome tremendous obstacles during a climb from obscurity (e.g. Patty Murray), it feels as if others simply stumbled into the Senate because they were in the right place at the right time, and/or they came from powerful political families. The reader may want to skim some of these profiles. Still, the book is well-written and at its best can be quite moving.


Rags to Riches: Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Achieved Extraordinary Wealth
Rags to Riches: Motivating Stories of How Ordinary People Achieved Extraordinary Wealth
von Gail Liberman
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Live your dream, 28. Juli 2000
I was somewhat skeptical when I started this book: what kind of useful advice could a successful golfer or a poet give me, since I'm not likely to make my fortune in either of those fields? I soon realized, however, that the message of this book is not a short-sighted "Follow these steps and you will become rich," but rather, "Do what you want to do, be willing to take risks, and anything can happen." What all the subjects of the profiles have in common is an individual vision and a willingness to sacrifice in order to reach it, and that is a message everyone can profit from. An inspirational read and a good lesson for life.


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