Five Violins, One Cello, And Three Centuries Of Enduring Perfection
Hardcover ISBN: 0375508481
A study of the life and work of the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari explores the extraordinary accomplishments of the seventeenth-century Italian whose craftmanship revolutionized the making of the violin, cello, and viola, exploring his achievements through the history of six of his acclaimed instruments over the course of three centuries. 50,000 first printing.
The Economics Bible
The Definitive Guide to the Science of Wealth, Money and World Finance
Paperback ISBN: 177085939x
The models and mechanics of economics that drive the world of money. The Economics Bible is a fully illustrated introduction to a field in which even specialists rarely concur. It presents seemingly unmanageable concepts in easy, bite-size pieces to make complex concepts easy to understand. The economic theories that have shaped nations for centuries and influence the way we live now become clear. History would tell us that economics has always been relevant. However, as America and the world enter a time of great political and financial unrest, it is critical that we understand how the forces driving the world economy work -- and how the political decisions that were made affect it. From Keynesian models developed during the Depression to how inflation occurs and its effect on interest rates, The Economics Bible makes global finance more easily understood. The subjects include: - Macro-(market-driven) and micro-(citizen-driven) economics - Inflation (rising prices, wages, hyper-inflation) - Recession (slow or negative economic growth) - Economic forecasting (pundits' predictions, often wrong) - How stock markets work (buying and selling, what is the index) - The Chicago School (free-market economic philosophy) - Globalization (the growth of multinational corporations) - Labor markets (wages, supply and demand) - Adam Smith (the founder of economics) - Sub-prime collapse (risky mortgages and sinking real estate values) - Free trade (barrier-free intercountry transactions without barrier) - The Euro (monetary unit of the European Union). Throughout the book are engaging text boxes, sidebars, quotations, maps and graphs, and other visual tools that help to enhance the text. The Economics Bible is a must-have for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge of the world of finance and the economy, and how it affects their life.
The New Frugality
How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1596916605
A financial reporter offers his philosophy and practice for living frugally, which to him means spending one's money on quality rather than quantity, buying the best one can afford but the least one needs, in a book that also tackles such subjects as the two best ways to save for college, renting vs. owning, wise debt vs. foolish debt and more.
Miss Manners Minds Your Business
Paperback ISBN: 0393349853
This tongue-in-cheek guide to workplace etiquette equips readers with the practical, pertinent and politically correct advice necessary to win the job, keep the job and leave the job with sanity and dignity intact.
How to Profit by Setting Up Your Own Corporation
Hardcover ISBN: 1564146111
"Inc. Yourself is a true classic. I've recommended it hundreds of times." --Scott DeGarmo, former editor-in-chief, Success magazine "Judith McQuown always gives you the right advice to create and make your new business flourish. If you don't understand that your best wealth-builder is your own company, you will by the time you finish the latest edition of Inc. Yourself." --Adriane Berg, WABC Radio "Finally...a guide that cuts through all the legal jargon with clear and actionable information!! We recommend it on our national radio program ALL the time." --Daria Dolan and Ken Dolan, WOR Radio Network, CBS Television Inc. Yourself is the longest-selling business book in continuous print in the history of trade publishing, with more than 500,000 copies sold since 1977. This "entrepreneurial classic" (CNBC) is now completely revised and updated--and available in a lower-priced paperback--to help new and recent entrepreneurs. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, Inc. Yourself is a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to success. It provides meticulously researched information on the latest tax laws and legislation that affect individuals and small businesses. The following are just a few of the critical issues covered: - Selecting the right type of corporation for your business or profession. - Having your office home or away. - Designing the right pension plan. - Investing your corporate surplus. - Choosing the best benefits for your needs.
The Japanese Art of Mindful Spending
Paperback ISBN: 0062857967
Control your spending, save money, regain peace of mind, and make your life happier and healthier with Kakebo—the traditional Japanese method of money management that is still widely used today. Having enough money to live is one of the most important factors affecting our health. Trying to balance expenses—utility bills, housing, healthcare, food, and for many, the costs of raising children (not to mention paying for college!)—leaves us worried and stressed. But there is a solution: Kakebo, a practical, proven method that helps you keep track of every penny, manage spending, and save up to thirty percent more! With this invaluable guide you’ll interact with your spending every day for two years, and learn how to manage your personal budget. Designed like a diary, it allows you to record all your daily expenses week by week so you can see exactly where your money goes. Each day is divided into four categories: 1. primary needs—food, personal hygiene, children; 2. optional needs—shopping, cosmetics, gifts; 3. culture and free time—restaurants, books, entertainment; and 4. extras/foreseeable expenses—such as travel, repairs, tuition, and taxes. Kakebo begins with setting a monthly budget. At the beginning of each month, enter your fixed incoming funds and outgoing expenses, and set a savings target. Then, each day, record your various expenses. By keeping close tabs on what you’re spending, you’ll be able to identify the waste and see the most significant areas where adjustments can be made. Kakebo also offers practical and motivating tips that teach you how to save more successfully. Kakebo isn’t just about money—it helps to develop self-awareness, self-discipline, and self-esteem, and promotes peace of mind. Best of all, you can begin any time of year—individually marking the months and days without wasting any pages. Plus, its simple yet inviting for-color graphics help you break down each expense and easily identify see where adjustments need to be made.