Nearly half of us at some point in our lives will suffer chronic pain. We go to the doctor, where the standard treatment on offer is either medication - which only masks the problem - or surgery - which can make things worse. For osteopath Nick Potter, the reason why traditional medicine doesnt work is because chronic pain often has less to do with twisted muscles and more to do with far deeper-rooted anxieties. One of the leading experts on pain in all its forms, Potter has had 25 years clinical experience of treating people - ranging from elite athletes and hedge-funders to over-stretched families - who come to him with real symptoms and real physical pain for which there appears to be no root cause. In this fascinating book, he takes us on a journey into biology, evolution and contemporary social behaviour and anthropology to examine our relationship with pain. He presents his own roadmap for wellbeing (including his acclaimed theory of breathing), along with success stories from the consulting room, and shows us how to spot the signs and break the vicious cycle of stress, pain and anxiety before the damage is done.
Demonstrating Woody Allen´s magical math equation (comedy = tragedy + time), here is a sensational collection of witty essays about life, love, hate, kids, work, school, and more from the author of The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and Arm Candy. Jill Kargman is a mother, wife, and writer living the life in New York City... a life that includes camping out in a one-bedroom apartment with some unfortunate (and furry) roommates, battling the Momzillas of Manhattan, and coming to terms with her desire for gay men. In this entertaining collection of observations, Kargman offers her unique, wickedly funny perspective as she zips around Manhattan with three kids in tow. Kargman tackles issues big and small with sharp wit and laugh-out-loud humor: her love of the smell of gasoline, her new names for nail polishes, her adventures in New York City real estate, and her fear of mimes, clowns, and other haunting things. Whether it´s surviving a family road trip or why she can´t stand Cirque du So Lame, living with a mommy vagina the size of the Holland Tunnel, or surviving the hell that was her first job out of college, Kargman´s nutty self triumphs, thanks to a wonderfully wise outlook and sense of fun that makes the best of everything that gets thrown her way. And if that´s not enough, Kargman illustrates her reflections with doodles that capture her refreshing voice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Kargman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002401/bk_harp_002401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´The Digital Public Square´´ by Steve Coll: Alex Jones and the neutrality of social media.PERSONAL HISTORY´´The Return of the Native´´ by Rebecca Mead:A British immigrant reluctantly decides to escape the tumult of Trump’s America.ANNALS OF POLITICS´´Russia’s Most Wanted´´ by Joshua Yaffa: How a hedge-fund manager became Putin’s greatest obsession.BOOKS´´The General Will´´ by Adam Gopnik: What Charles de Gaulle really did for France.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Skin in the Game´´Anthony Lane: Review of ´´Black Klansman.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jamie Renell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/180815/pe_nyer_180815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for July 2nd, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.In the cover story, we´ll tell you ´´How LinkedIn Has Turned Your Resume Into a Cash Machine” - Turning the company’s 161 million member profiles into the 21st-century version of a ´´little black book” that no corporate recruiter can live without. Also, ´´While the Rest of the U-S Economy Plods, Houston Gets Hot” - Diversifying its economy helped this oil patch capital recover from the Great Recession at a blistering rate. Next, ´´World Bank Spinning Out of Control: Corruption, Dysfunction Await New Head” - With its $57 billion loan portfolio, muddled objectives, and failure to contain corruption, a decade of reform efforts have done little to fix the World Bank. We´ll also tell you about, ´´The Startup That Will Save Us from Obamacare” - Most of us have no idea what medical procedures cost. Castlight Health is working to lower our bills through radical transparency. Then, ´´The Real Estate-Planning Crisis Isn´t About Taxes” -- Simple estate planning should start at age 18 and evolve with wealth and relationships. Here´s a life-stage guide. Followed by, ´´Five Classic Dividend Stocks” - Don´t let the futile gyrations in Europe keep you out of stocks. And in our final story, ´´The Fishing Guide Who Hooked Hedge-Fund Titan Bill Ackman” - Bill Ackman turned his fishing guide into a billion-dollar fund manager. Now Oliver White is returning to his angling roots--and bringing Ackman along with him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/120702/pe_forb_120702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At the crossroads of high finance and international terrorism, a New York hedge-fund manager searches for the truth behind his father´s murder. The master of the financial thriller returns. Bobby Astor is a fearless New York hedge-fund gunslinger on the verge of making his biggest killing ever. But everything changes when his father, the venerable chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, is murdered along with the head of the Federal Reserve in a brazen, inexplicable attack on the South Lawn of the White House. In the moments before his death, Astor´s father sends Bobby a mystifying text message…a single word that Bobby soon realizes offers the only clue to the identity of his father´s killer and the terrifying motivation behind the attack. As Bobby unravels the mystery behind his father´s death, he crosses paths with his ex-wife, no-nonsense Special Agent Alex Forza of the FBI, who is hot on the trail of a band of elite international terrorists intent on infiltrating New York City. All the while, Bobby must fight to hold together his increasingly risky business deal. At stake is not only the survival of his company and a colossal fortune…but also a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens the entire financial system of the United States. The Prince of Risk is Christopher Reich´s most prescient, suspenseful, and entertaining thriller, a novel that anticipates the headlines of the near future and shows, once again, why The New York Times calls Reich ´´the John Grisham of Wall Street.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003682/bk_rand_003682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here´s how entrepreneurs find the next big thing - and make it huge. The era of easy money and easy jobs is officially over. Today, we´re all entrepreneurs, and the tides of change threaten to capsize anyone who plays it safe. Taking risks is the name of the game - but how can you tell a smart bet from a stupid gamble? Andy Kessler has made a career out of seeing the future of business, as an analyst, investment banker, venture capitalist, and hedge-fund manager. He evaluated the business potential of the likes of Steve Jobs and Michael Dell before they were Steve Jobs and Michael Dell. His eye for what´s next is unparalleled. Now Kessler explains how the world´s greatest entrepreneurs don´t just start successful companies - they overturn entire industries. He offers 12 surprising and controversial rules for these radical entrepreneurs, such as: Eat people: Get rid of worthless jobs to create more wealth for everybody Create artificial scarcity for virtual goods Trust markets to make better decisions than managers Whether you´re at a big corporation or running a small business, you´re now an entrepreneur. Will you see change coming and grab on to opportunity - or miss the boat? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Dixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000503/bk_gdan_000503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do we find hot stocks without getting burned? How do we fatten our portfolios and stay financially healthy? Former hedge-fund manager and longtime Wall Street commentator Jim Cramer explains how to invest wisely in chaotic times, and he does so in plain English, in a style that is as much fun as investing is, or should be, when it´s done right. For starters, Cramer recommends devoting a portion of your assets to speculation. Everyone wants to find the big winners that can bring outsized gains, and Cramer explains how to allocate your portfolio so that you can afford to take this kind of risk wisely. He explains why ´´buy and hold´´ is a losing philosophy: For Cramer, it´s ´´buy and homework´´. If you can´t spend an hour a week researching each of your stocks, then you should hand off your portfolio to a mutual fund, and Cramer identifies the very few mutual funds that he´d recommend. Cramer also reveals his Ten Commandments of Trading (Commandment #5: Tips are for waiters). He explains why he´s not afraid to compare investing to gambling (and tells you which book on gambling you should read to become a better investor). And he discloses his 25 Rules of Investing (Rule #4: Look for broken stocks, not broken companies). Cramer shows how to compare stock prices in a way that you can understand, how to spot market tops and bottoms, how to know when to sell, how to rotate among cyclical stocks to catch the big moves, and much more. Jim Cramer´s Real Money is filled with insider advice that really works, information that Cramer himself used to make millions during his 14-year career on Wall Street. Written in Cramer´s distinctive turbocharged style, this is every investor´s guide to what you really must know to make big money in the stock market. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000778/bk_sans_000778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
American financial and political powers collide and conspire in a breakneck thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey. Andrew Falcon Jr. is the youngest hedge-fund manager to make partner at a powerful investment bank on Wall Street. His career is soaring, and his financial future is secured. But with fortune comes a high price. Just as Falcon thought life couldn´t get better, his niece Claire is kidnapped - yet her abductors have no interest in money. They want information. In exchange for Claire´s safe return, Falcon must dig deep into his firm´s affairs, uncovering secrets worse than he could ever imagine. He discovers a conspiracy tied to the US government - a rogue faction is manipulating the American people to establish a new order. Now facing impossible odds and a plot that goes all the way up to the nation´s leaders, Falcon must find a way to save not only his family but also his country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Damron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009864/bk_brll_009864_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street. Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the ´´buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the ´´alphas” and those on the ´´sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please. How eager to please was brought home stunningly to Turney in 1999 when he arrived at the Galleon Group, a colossal hedge-fund management firm run by secretive founder Raj Rajaratnam. Finally in a position to trade on his own, Turney was encouraged to socialize with the sell side and siphon from his new broker friends as much information as possible. Soon he was not just vacuuming up valuable tips but also being lured into a variety of hedonistic pursuits. Naive enough to believe he could keep up the lifestyle without paying a price, he managed to keep an eye on his buy-and-sell charts and, meanwhile, pondered the strange goings on at Galleon, where tens of millions were being made each week in sometimes mysterious ways. At his next positions, at Argus Partners and J.L. Berkowitz, Turney climbed to even higher heights – and, as it turned out, plummeted to even lower depths - as, by day, he solidified his reputation one of the Street’s most powerful healthcare traders, and by night, he blazed a path through th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Turney Duff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003544/bk_rand_003544_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Spectacular.´´-NPR ? ´´Uproariously funny.´´-The Boston Globe ? ´´An artistic triumph.´´-San Francisco Chronicle ? ´´A novel in which comedy and pathos are exquisitely balanced.´´-The Washington Post ? ´´Shteyngart´s best book.´´-The Seattle Times The bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story returns with a biting, brilliant, emotionally resonant novel very much of our times. NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE AND MAUREEN CORRIGAN, NPR´S FRESH AIR AND NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review ? NPR ? The Washington Post ? O: The Oprah Magazine ? Mother Jones ? Glamour ? Library Journal ? Kirkus Reviews ? Newsday ? Pamela Paul, KQED ? Financial Times ? The Globe and Mail Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world as most of us know it, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed by an SEC investigation and by his three-year-old son´s diagnosis of autism, he flees New York on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler, more romantic life with his old college sweetheart. Meanwhile, his super-smart wife, Seema-a driven first-generation American who craved the picture-perfect life that comes with wealth-has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the Shteyngartian chaos of their own making is at the heart of this piercing exploration of the 0.1 Percent, a poignant tale of familial longing and an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION ´´The fuel and oxygen of immigrant literature-movement, exile, nostalgia, cultural disorientation-are what fire the pistons of this trenchant and panoramic novel. . . . [It is] a novel so pungent, so frisky and so intent on probing the dissonances and delusions-both individual and collective-that grip this strange land getting stranger.´´-The New York Times Book Review ´´Shteyngart, perhaps more than any American writer of his generation, is a natural. He is light, stinging, insolent and melancholy. . . . The wit and the immigrant´s sense of heartbreak-he was born in Russia-just seem to pour from him. The idea of riding along behind Shteyngart as he glides across America in the early age of Trump is a propitious one. He doesn´t disappoint.´´-The New York Times
Autumn 2008. The world´s finances collapse but one man makes a killing. John Paulson, a softly spoken hedge-fund manager who still took the bus to work, seemed unlikely to stake his career on one big gamble. This title tells the story of the trader John Paulson who predicted the economic crash in 2008 - and made the biggest windfall in history.
In Blowout, Former Senator Byron L. Dorgan and acclaimed novelist David Hagberg collaborate on a high-concept thriller about America’s dangerous addiction to foreign oil. America is on the brink of crisis. Unless we can curb our dangerous appetite for foreign oil, petroleum-rich countries and speculators will bring our economy to its knees… long before CO2 emissions will devastate our ecosystem. The President has answered the call with the Dakota District Initiative, a top-secret research team hidden deep in the Badlands of North Dakota. The Initiative is developing a way to produce clean energy from coal. But powerful enemies will stop at nothing to sabotage this revolutionary technology. A cadre of oil hedge-fund managers hires a crew of mercenary fanatics to attack the Initiative’s experimental power station. Despite the bloody assault, the research continues as war-hero sheriff Nate Osborne and brash journalist Ashley Borden search for the attackers. The stakes couldn’t be higher: Unless the Initiative succeeds, we could be faced with gasoline at $20 per gallon or more, putting an impossible strain on an already fragile economy. If the project fails, we will continue to poison the very air we breathe. Either way, the Badlands will run red with blood. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001399/bk_aren_001399_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.