In Confessions of a Financial Planner: How to Get Great Advice & Avoid Financial Scams, author and adviser, David D. Holland, demystifies the process of choosing an investment adviser or planner.... More > He also raises the red flag in an effort to expose those who could potentially bring financial harm. Filled with David’s practical insights from 20 years of financial services experience, this book provides plain English answers to critical questions, such as: How do I find the best adviser for me? What questions should I ask? How do I know an adviser has my best interests at heart? How can I lessen my chances of becoming the victim of a financial scam?< Less
THIS IS A NO WHINING ZONE. "Somebody ought to do something." Well, somebody is. 25 major problems in the United States are identified but each comes with a common sense solution. For the... More > last sixty years we have been throwing money at every problem that surfaced only to find out that money wasn't the answer. The people have to take the power back from the lobbyists, empty out half our prisoners while holding onto the bad guys, and demand our mainstream media get their integrity back or go out of business.
We know who the crazies are that will shoot up a school, theater or mall, but we don't share the information. Every household spends thousands extra each year to reimburse big buisiness for political donations. Political contributions are a business expense, not altruism. They always get their money back. Let's put an end to that.
The author never checked with any political camp. Joe Schmoe's solutions are plain everyday common sense. You'll come away with a different point of view.< Less
For better than thirty years, Rob Andrews has studied what is currently being called human capital leadership. Buzz words, trends and pop expressions come and go. Rob talks about in this piece is... More > getting things done with and through people: attracting, screening, selecting, hiring, leading, managing, encouraging, disciplining, organizing and retaining People.< Less
D&O 101: Understanding Directors and Officers Liability Insurance - A Holistic Approach is a new book from Larry Goanos, a 25-year insurance veteran and former coverage attorney, senior... More > underwriting manager, insurance broker and MGA president. Goanos infuses his analyses and explanations with real-world war stories from the front lines of D&O Insurance to illustrate the importance of various principles. The book contains a chapter of career advice from more than 60 senior insurance executives, including 25 current or former CEOs. Respected leaders such as Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, Brian Duperreault, Stephen Way, Dinos Iordanou, Kevin Kelley and many others provide their unique insights on career advancement. D&O 101’s glossary of over 130 insurance terms includes colloquialisms not found elsewhere.< Less
A guidebook of business templates, forms and tools is a concise collection of over 80 commonly occurring business templates and forms that covers a wide range of topics including project management,... More > human resource management, resumes and interviews, lean and six sigma, meetings and workshops, general management and procurement.
This book is an indispensable reference guide for today’s global business professional.
Zakir Ahamed is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from Warwick Business School. Zakir has extensive international experience working in a variety of roles in project management, process improvement, general management, marketing, entrepreneurship and consulting in Asia, Europe and North America< Less
Designed to inspire current and future business owners and executives, this volume of profiles highlights personal stories and words of wisdom from a diverse group of business professionals in and... More > around the Washington D.C. area. Cases cover a wide and varied array of successes and innovations with an emphasis on entrepreneurialism and a positive spirit. Many of these individuals are not only leaders in their industry, but also leaders in their communities. They work extensively to further the missions of the organizations to which they contribute. They sit on advisory boards, chair fundraisers, and mentor someone in need of a positive role model. They look around, then roll up their sleeves and do what needs to be done. Readers can learn from the lessons of others while examining their own business style and values.< Less
Every day, thousands of people request and receive proof of someone else’s Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance. They might be named as a certificate holder or they might be named as... More > an additional insured. They might want to be named as an additional insured for ongoing operations, completed operations, or “your work.” They might request Primary Wording, or Non-Contributory Wording, or a Waiver of Subrogation, or a Hold Harmless Agreement. They might say that the insurance company has to have an A.M. Best Rating of at least A-, VIII, and write business in the state on an admitted basis. WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN?
If you are requiring or providing additional insured endorsements, you should know what they mean.
In this book, attorney and insurance professional Dwight M. Kealy walks the reader through memorable answers to these kinds of questions that are faced everyday by insurance professionals, attorneys, risk managers, and any business that regularly deals with insurance requirements.< Less
Players (and employees) flourish—and teams win more games—the more self-sufficient they become. Not dependent on others to tell them where to run. Not waiting for someone else to... More > motivate them to try harder. Not unaware of themselves and their situation. That’s where coaches come in.< Less
[Trade Paperback Edition] The need for creativity has never been greater. In fact, we chose the title, "Creativity Rising: Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving in the 21st... More > Century," to reflect this belief. If we are to live healthy, productive lives in this century we must develop the mind-set and the skill set for effectively responding to and initiating change. "Creativity Rising" is both a why-to and how-to guide to help you create your own future.
In this book we: explore the nature of creativity; debunk common myths about creativity; describe the rapid rise of change in the 21st century; and outline the time-tested Creative Problem Solving process, an approach to on-demand creativity.< Less
The Top *10* Highly Profitable, Proven, Time-Tested Secrets to Create the Ultimate First and Last Impression with Your Client by Small Business Expert and Strategic Business Coach John Di Lemme will... More > radically change the way that you create relationships with your clients/customers.< Less
Looking for a simple path to start your retirement planning strategies?
This book contains five straightforward concepts that can help you plan for retirement. It can also help you find ways to... More > protect your retirement nest egg against forces like market fluctuations, inflation, and income taxes.
This short book is packed full of exciting concepts, tips, and questions to help you get started down the path to the retirement you’ve always wanted.< Less
Permission Denied showcases the personal involvement, incisive thinking and detailed analysis which House developed and utilized in guiding his teams to beat the competition with groundbreaking... More > technologies.< Less
Learn how to open & run a successful brewery. This Brewery Operations Manual is a complete "to do" list that will guide you through the maze of events necessary to open your own brewery... More > without spending the family fortune. This is real nuts and bolts stuff.
Within the three steps you'll learn how to:
*Save money so less is needed
*Pick the type of locations that will save you time and money
*Piece together a brewery for a fraction of the cost of a turn-key system
*Follow an easy bookkeeping system to track your business in real time
*Utilize a kick-ass business system to run your brewery
Tom Hennessy is the owner of Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. It is his sixth brewery over the past 18 years. He is the creator of Frankenbrew, a cult classic 1995 video on how to build inexpensive breweries. This book is the result of years teaching many students how to open their own breweries.< Less
In today’s organization, the old safety paradigms are no longer enough. Previous safety performance gains have leveled off and leaders are now tasked with navigating issues that their... More > predecessors never anticipated: Stalling or increasing rates of high-severity injuries, greater technical complexity, increased legal accountability, and a looming shortage of qualified safety expertise, just to name a few. So where do we go from here? Global safety leader BST shares a new framework for creating comprehensive safety excellence: The Zero Index. Outlining 10 critical disciplines practiced by the world’s safest organizations, the Zero Index provides a road map for safety as strategy and practical steps for getting from where you are now to the state where safety is “Who we are.”< Less
Bat-Socks, Vegas & Conservative Investing by author and financial planner Dave Vick, captures the essence of conservative investing with his colorful stories and impassioned insights into the... More > world of retirement planning. The book illuminates a conservative investment strategy called the ABC Model of Investing, which gives the average investor the ability to know with confidence how and what types of assets they need to accomplish their goals.
With chapters like, "Santa & Six Wall Street Myths," the author makes the case that Wall Street is a broken, Greed is Good culture which functions solely for it's own benefit while leaving the conservative investor wondering where to go for advice.< Less
In his new book Carl Nordgren explains our economy hasn't recovered because it can't, it can only be renewed, and that will only happen when waves of creatively entrepreneurial talent wash over all... More > our organizations. The book offers content and exercises that have helped thousands of Nordgren's students enhance their creative capacity and develop their entrepreneurial instincts.
**The resolution of the cover design may not appear correct on your screen. Rest assured it will print in high resolution.**< Less
The evolution of Eastman Kodak Company’s pension investment program from the inception of its pension plan in 1928 through 2004.
The author, Russell L. (“Rusty”) Olson, a... More > consultant on institutional investing, retired in 2000 as director of pension investments, worldwide, for Eastman Kodak Company. Olson had overseen Kodak’s pension funds since 1972. Over the 1980s and 1990s (and through 2004) Kodak’s pension fund was one of the best performing pension funds in the United States. Kodak made contributions to its pension fund in only two of the 22 years, 1983-2004, and it is one of the best-funded
corporate pension plans in the country.
For more than 30 years Olson has also worked with a range of endowment funds. He was named one of America’s nine best pension officers by Institutional Investor magazine in 1987 and was Investment Management Institute’s first “Plan Sponsor of the Year” in 1993. ISBN 1-933360-01-1< Less
Readers will understand, assimilate and execute today's best processes, programs and practices for Sourcing and Marketing to potential candidates, Assessing and Recruiting top talent, Retaining and... More > Training employees and Transforming your organization for the better.< Less
Every so often a book comes along that captures the attention of the hard working entrepreneur (for more than ten minutes) and literally changes the paradigm of how they view their business.
Within... More > these pages you will experience Scott Fritz's entrepreneurial journey first hand, as he shares with you the business tools, action focused exercises and mindset philosophy that allowed him to achieve The 40 Hour Work YEAR.
From the start up years with no pay, through the challenges and thrills of growing a multi-million dollar company and positioning it for sale, Scott shares his vast business experience using a matter of fact, TAKE ACTION NOW approach.
Whether you are in the early stages of start-up, experiencing hyper growth, or ready to head for the big money exit, The 40 Hour Work YEAR will give you the perspective needed to create the business success and personal freedom you desire!< Less
A guide to developing a culture that embraces change as a welcome opportunity. A vehicle for translating strategy into measurable outcomes. Measurable Management is a people focused approach to... More > delivering improvement into any organization with minimal resistance to change. The other version of this book "Quality Sales Through Measurable Management" is essentially 85% the same book but will appeal to readers with a background in Sales and Marketing.< Less