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  • Street smarts adventures on the road and in the markets - Read On
    Rogers had a restless curiosity to experience the world In his entertaining and enlightening new book Street Smarts he takes us through the highlights of his life spent in the financial markets from his early years at Yale and Oxford to his first taste of Wall Street in the late 1960s With George Soros he cofounded the Quantum Fund and as a result of its extraordinary success was able to retire at the age of 37 Since then he has traveled the world seeing firsthand how revolutions in Chile affect coffee prices in Iowa and how shortages of copper in Africa affect electricity brownouts in Ohio In an engaging and story driven narrative Rogers bestselling author of Investment Biker Adventure Capitalist Hot Commodities and A Bull in China offers his often surprising observations and lessons on how the financial world works He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the 21st century why America and Europe are in decline and what we need to do to right our economy The age of Wall Street when finance drove 25 of America s growth is over Rogers claims Today s economy is driven by those that make things food

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  • The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership follow them and people will follow you - Read On
    But I ve also made a lot of mistakes along way more than most people I know Every success and every failure has been an invaluable lesson in what it means to lead As I travel and speak to organizations and individuals people frequently ask me to define the essentials of leadership If you were to take everything you ve learned about leadership over the years and boil it down into a short list they ask what would it be This book is my answer to that often asked question It has taken me a lifetime to learn these 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership My desire is to communicate them to you as simply and clearly as possible And it sure won t hurt if we have some fun along the way One of the most important truths I ve learned over the years is this Leadership is leadership no matter where you go or what you do Times change Technology marches forward Cultures vary from place to place But the true principles of leadership are constant whether you re looking at the citizens of ancient Greece the Hebrews in the Old Testament the armies of the last two hundred years the rulers of modern Europe the pastors in local churches or the businesspeople of today s global economy Leadership principles stand the test of time They are irrefutable As you read the following chapters I d like you to keep in mind four ideas The laws can be learned Some are easier to understand and apply than others but every one of them can be acquired The laws can stand alone Each law complements all the others but you don t need one in order to learn another The laws carry consequences with them Apply the laws and people

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  • Salt, sugar, fat how the food giants hooked us - Read On
    hooked us Author Moss Michael Publisher Random House 2013 ISBN 9781400069804 Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary From a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the troubling story of the rise of the processed

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  • Survival mom the modern family's guide to any apocalypse - Read On
    the willies at bay Apr c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Given the recent prevalence of floods tornadoes and power outages this book a companion to Bedford s blog thesurvivalmom com comes at a good time Bedford mother of two homeschooled children lists skills to learn e g tying knots and items to buy e g extra toiletries She discusses how to handle emergencies from purifying water and storing food to making lists of financial records and establishing a safe room The appendixes contain a wealth of checklists and resources While readers may be overwhelmed by all the possible disaster scenarios they would do well to prepare for any type of upset to the daily routine See also Bonnie Schneider s Extreme Weather A Guide to Surviving Flash Floods and Other Natural Disasters reviewed on p 129 Ed c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Terms of Use Table of Contents Quiz What Kind of Survival Mom Are You p viii From Suburban Mom to Survival Mom an Introduction p 1 Prepare More Panic Less p 6 Survival Begins with Water p 21 Keeping It Clean The Ins and Outs of Sanitation p 35 The First Steps of Food Storage p 46 Increase Your Food Storage Savvy p 83 Your Home Base p 115 The Unplugged Home Learning to Live Without Electricity p 142 The Essentials for Safety and Security p 168 Survival Finances p 200 It Takes a Compound p 228 Preparedness on the Go Evacuation Basics p 247 Survival Mom to Survival Mom p 285 Appendix Survival Mom Extras p 289 Heartfelt Thanks p 309 Index p 312

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