´´Once I picked it up I did not put it down until I finished. . . . What Schwed has done is capture fully-in deceptively clean language-the lunacy at the heart of the investment business.´´ -From the Foreword by Michael Lewis, Bestselling author of Liar´s Poker ´´. . . one of the funniest books ever written about Wall Street.´´ -Jane Bryant Quinn, The Washington Post ´´How great to have a reissue of a hilarious classic that proves the more things change the more they stay the same. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.´´ -Michael Bloomberg ´´It´s amazing how well Schwed´s book is holding up after fifty-five years. About the only thing that´s changed on Wall Street is that computers have replaced pencils and graph paper. Otherwise, the basics are the same. The investor´s need to believe somebody is matched by the financial advisor´s need to make a nice living. If one of them has to be disappointed, it´s bound to be the former.´´ -John Rothchild, Author, A Fool and His Money, Financial Columnist, Time magazine
Fred Schwed´s Where are the Customer´s Yachts?:A modern-day interpretation of an investment classic Leo Gough
Humorous and entertaining, this book exposes the folly and hypocrisy of Wall Street. The title refers to a story about a visitor to New York who admired the yachts of the bankers and brokers. Naively, he asked where all the customers´ yachts were? Of course, none of the customers could afford yachts, even though they dutifully followed the advice of their bankers and brokers. Full of wise contrarian advice and offering a true look at the world of investing, in which brokers get rich while their customers go broke, this book continues to open the eyes of investors to the reality of Wall Street. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Moseley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004924/bk_adbl_004924_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert arrives in Colombia with a surprise for his wife, Rosemary: Tara, a Jack Russell puppy. Join this adventurous couple - and their amazing, seafaring canine crew of one - as they cruise around the world on their yacht, Deusa. Their exciting and sometimes hair-raising adventures on land and sea include tales of tsunamis, modern-day pirates, corrupt customs officials, several instances of ´dog overboard!´, many new friends - and near disaster off the Australian coast.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicolette McKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003026/bk_isis_003026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Solo circumnavigation of the globe. Fewer than 300 sailors in history have accomplished it, less than the number of people who have climbed Mt. Everest, or even those who have gone to space. In 1990, Istvan Kopar set out to earn his place among this elite fraternity - and to do so with only one stop. If he were successful, he would realize a lifelong dream, and bring pride to his home country of Hungary in the process. Yet the risk of failure carried with it the possibility of dying alone in the middle of the vast sea. Over 20 years ago, Kopar first published the inspiring chronicle of his journey in his native Hungarian. All of his hopes, dreams, and fears coalesced into one word, Khivas: The Challenge. Now, Kihivas: Alone at the Ends of the Earth brings this thrilling story to an English-speaking audience for the first time. Kopar recounts every element of his adventure, from custom-building his own 31-foot yacht, Salammbo, to battling the legendary waves and constant storms of the Roaring Forties. His narrative is interspersed with proud descriptions of Hungary´s impressive maritime heritage, even as a landlocked country, and heartfelt portrayals of the memories that kept him going as he faced thousands of miles of lonely ocean. Experience a glimpse into the struggles, thrills, and insights known only to those who dare to pursue the greatest of challenges alone at the ends of the earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080831/bk_acx0_080831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hidden world filled with high-tech gangsters and drug kingpins and double-crossers and stone-cold hitmen. As fascinating as it is terrifying.´ David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon and The Lost City of Z The Mastermind tells the incredible true story of Paul Le Roux, the frighteningly powerful creator of a 21st Century cartel, and the decade-long global manhunt that finally brought his empire to its knees. From its origins as a prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars´ worth of painkillers to online customers, Le Roux´s business evolved into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hitmen in the Philippines. All tied together with encryption programs so advanced that government agencies could not break them. Tracing Le Roux´s vast wealth and his shadowy henchmen around the world, award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate network. His investigation reveals a tale of ambition and greed, and exposes a new age of international crime in which a reclusive entrepreneur can thrive, combining the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological capabilities of a Silicon Valley firm to build an empire in the shadows of our networked world. The result is a riveting, unprecedented account of the most prolific crime boss built by and for the digital age.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, and Ronnie Barker star in four hilarious radio episodes - including the special ´´Queen´s Silver Jubilee´´ edition. Volume 22 includes: P ´´Chasing the ´Kepeac´ (Doing an Unfortunate)´´ 29/11/1963: The Admiral orders Captain Povey to search for a ´´ghost ship´´, but it´s so foggy that Phillips can´t see what his left-hand-down-a-bit is doing. ´´Smugglers in the Solent (Taking Some Liberties)´´ 18/7/1965: Customs and Excise ask HMS Troutbridge to help stop a small boat landing contraband. ´´The Jubilee Navy Lark - The Queen´s Silver Jubilee Edition (The BBC are Sending the Bill to Buckingham Palace)´´ 16/7/1977: There´s a rail strike and the entire crew can´t get back to the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Admiral suggests a relief crew is provided - from HMS Troutbridge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronnie Barker, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005509/bk_bbcw_005509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux - the creator of a frighteningly powerful internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur ´´A tour de force of shoe-leather reporting - undertaken, amid threats and menacing, at considerable personal risk.” (Los Angeles Times) It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of painkillers to American customers. It would not stop there. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hit men in the Philippines. Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them.The man behind it all, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila, was Paul Calder Le Roux - a reclusive programmer turned criminal genius who could only exist in the networked world of the 21st century, and the kind of self-made crime boss that American law enforcement had never imagined.For half a decade, DEA agents played a global game of cat-and-mouse with Le Roux as he left terror and chaos in his wake. Each time they came close, he would slip away. It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed.Award-winning investigative journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate puzzle, chasing Le Roux’s empire and his shadowy henchmen around the world, conducting hundreds o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Evan Ratliff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006695/bk_rand_006695_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I had a feeling we would meet like this. I am going to take a wild guess that you are a wise human being trying to decide whether or not this book is for real. Allow me to interject two quick thoughts as you weigh out this high dollar, potentially life changing purchase: Excellent Point #1: My yacht isn´t going to pay for itself - here is your big chance to do your part. Equally Excellent Point #2: Your yacht won´t pay for itself, either. I know, I know, there is probably only a 60-80 percent chance you have a yacht payment (you probably own yours free and clear), but the fact remains, you aren´t allergic to money - you are a freaking genius and your business isn´t behaving. You might want to sit down for these bullets - a couple are gonna sting: Tired of putting up with crabby customers? Feel like you just can´t get to the ´´next level´´? Sick of your business owning you instead of the other way around? Want to know what the people who have more success with less effort know? Sick of reading books that have a lot of great sounding concepts, but don´t tell you exactly what to do now? Did a silent single tear just slide down your left cheek? You, friend, are in the right place! The genius outburst that you now hold is full of things you can do today to start living the life you want. Only one question remains: Who am I and why should you care? Fair question. My name is Mike Campion and I am just a run of the mill business owner who has spent the last two decades working his tail off passionately buying, selling, and studying the art of business. I have built, bought, and sold multiple businesses and went through a lot of brain damage in the process. I eat, drink, sleep, and sadly shower with thoughts of how to make better businesses and happier business owners dancing in my head. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Campion. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038263/bk_acx0_038263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.