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Big Mistakes

Author : Michael Batnick
ISBN : 9781119366416
Genre : Business & Economics
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A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you're managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book's critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top. Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success. Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.
Category: Business & Economics

13 Very Big Mistakes People Made And What God Did About Them

Author : Mikal Keefer
ISBN : 9780830772988
Genre : Religion
File Size : 71.22 MB
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If you want kids to do God’s Word and not just hear it—you’re in exactly the right place. Each session focuses on one key Bible truth—kids will discover it, think about it, talk about it, pray about it, and apply what they learn. You’ll drive that point home through Bible exploration, fun discussions, giggle-worthy games, and oh-wow activities that engage kids in multiple ways. Just add an adult or teenage leader to these easy-to-lead sessions to keep kids engaged, entertained, and growing in their faith! Each session is Flexible—sessions work for 1 or 2 kids, 12 kids, or more Multi–aged—suitable for all elementary kids Low–prep—using easy-to-find supplies 45 minutes of fun—with time stretchers to fill an hour Relational—children grow close to Jesus and each other Perfect for any children’s ministry program—Sunday school, children’s church, and more! Help kids discover the faith-building, life-changing truths tucked into the stories of 13 very big mistakes people made. They will see how Adam and Eve, Jonah, King Saul, and others stepped away from God and straight into big trouble. And along the way, kids will be challenged to never step away from God and will grow in their certainty that God loves them—no matter what!
Category: Religion

The Seven Big Mental Mistakes That Most Golfers Make

Author : Keith Forbes
ISBN : 9781471054051
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 60.32 MB
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This is the ebook edition of the sensation available in hardback, paperback and audio versions. "Some say up to 95% of the results in golf are dependant on the way you think on the course. This book highlights the 7 BIG Mental mistakes that most golfers make and, more importantly, the author shows you why you think that way and how to think in a way which will enable you to play better golf with more fun more often. Enjoy"
Category: Sports & Recreation

Easystart The Big Bag Mistake

Author : John Escott
ISBN : 9781447957492
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Original / American English Ricardo and Gisela are going home to Rio. Gisela likes reading and quiet people. Ricardo likes noise … and he likes Gisela. In Rio, a thief takes Gisela’s bag. What can Ricardo do?
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Quick Fix Guide To Academic Writing

Author : Phillip C. Shon
ISBN : 9781526426901
Genre : Reference
File Size : 41.35 MB
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Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!
Category: Reference

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them

Author : Gary Belsky
ISBN : 9781439169742
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 27.35 MB
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Protect and grow your finances with help from this definitive and practical guide to behavioral economics—revised and updated to reflect new economic realities. In their fascinating investigation of the ways we handle money, Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich reveal the psychological forces—the patterns of thinking and decision making—behind seemingly irrational behavior. They explain why so many otherwise savvy people make foolish financial choices: why investors are too quick to sell winning stocks and too slow to sell losing shares, why home sellers leave money on the table and home buyers don’t get the biggest bang for their buck, why borrowers pay too much credit card interest and savers can’t sock away as much as they’d like, and why so many of us can’t control our spending. Focusing on the decisions we make every day, Belsky and Gilovich provide invaluable guidance for avoiding the financial faux pas that can cost thousands of dollars each year. Filled with fresh insight; practical advice; and lively, illustrative anecdotes, this book gives you the tools you need to harness the powerful science of behavioral economics in any financial environment.
Category: Business & Economics

Big Science Secrets Lies And Mistakes

Author : Ted Huntington
ISBN : 9780988192225
Genre :
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This book is a must read for those people who want to know the actual truth about the universe, and in particular those who think that most of the popular scientific theories being passed off on the public are far removed from the truth. This book will shake the foundations of science, and reshape the official explanations about most of what we know. Huntington has a special talent for finding shockingly simple truths. He starts by explaining that all matter is made of material light particles (including anti-matter and all subatomic particles), shows why the archaic electromagnetic theory of light is false, disproves the expanding universe theory with a few simple pictures, describes the possibility of neuron reading and writing, that a neutron is probably just a hydrogen atom, and many more important science truths. But beyond the shockingly simple scientific truths are many shockingly simple but unheard of social ideas like full and constant democracy, total freedom of all information, and focusing mainly on stopping violence. Huntington is the first person in the history of Earth to tell the public the truth about our future as a star cluster, that globular clusters are the result of the natural selection of highly adapted organisms, that humans will use atomic transmutation to convert trash into air and water, that humans will reach the center of Earth, and that probably all the matter of the planets will ultimately be consumed, among many other ideas. It sounds like a far-fetched grandiose claim, but if not this book, then these ideas Huntington is talking about are clearly going to be iconic and epochal, and are certainly going to change the paradigm of science for the public.

Appetite For Self Destruction

Author : Steve Knopper
ISBN : 9781416594550
Genre : Music
File Size : 64.64 MB
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For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world -- and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the '80s and '90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the 1990s. Now, because powerful people like Doug Morris and Tommy Mottola failed to recognize the incredible potential of file-sharing technology, the labels are in danger of becoming completely obsolete. Knopper, who has been writing about the industry for more than ten years, has unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world's highs and lows. Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources -- from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning -- Knopper is the first to offer such a detailed and sweeping contemporary history of the industry's wild ride through the past three decades. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the '80s and '90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen. With unforgettable portraits of the music world's mighty and formerly mighty; detailed accounts of both brilliant and stupid ideas brought to fruition or left on the cutting-room floor; the dish on backroom schemes, negotiations, and brawls; and several previously unreported stories, Appetite for Self-Destruction is a riveting, informative, and highly entertaining read. It offers a broad perspective on the current state of Big Music, how it got into these dire straits, and where it's going from here -- and a cautionary tale for the digital age.
Category: Music

Passages Level 1 Student S Book A

Author : Jack C. Richards
ISBN : 9781107627017
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 78.35 MB
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Passages, Third Edition, is a two-level, multi-skills course that will quickly and effectively move adult and young-adult learners of English from high-intermediate to the advanced level. Student's Book A comprises the first half (Units 1-6) of the complete Level 1 Student's Book. Each of the Passages, Third Edition, Student's Books have been updated to offer fresh, contemporary content, relevant speaking and listening activities, comprehensive grammar and vocabulary support, enhanced reading skills development, and a step-by-step academic writing strand. Frequent communication reviews will systematically consolidate learning, while the popular Grammar Plus and new Vocabulary Plus sections in the back of the Student's Book provide additional skills support.
Category: Foreign Language Study