View From the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World [EPUB]

View From the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World [EPUB]
View From the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World by D Michael Lindsay, M G Hager
2014 | EPUB | 0.5MB

Learn leadership from the best—proven insights from the power elite in business, government, and beyond

View from the Top brings readers inside the corridors of power and relates the personal stories and powerful findings from the Platinum Study, a groundbreaking study of 550 elite American CEOs, senior government leaders, and nonprofit executives based on ten years of research. The largest study of its kind, the Platinum Study delves into the domains of the elite with stories that illustrate both the use and misuse of power across the landscape of prominent American institutions such as AT&T, Harvard University, UnderArmour, JP Morgan Chase, Bain & Company, and the White House. The book explores not only how leaders wield power, but it also provides readers with insight into applying the strategies of the successful in their own lives.

In the United States, only a few thousand individuals make the decisions that influence the lives of over 300 million people. Whether in the government, business, higher education, or the arts, these individuals direct policy and set the terms of national debates, yet remain virtually unknown. View from the Top explores the real lives of the elite and the social worlds they inhabit, revealing lessons about influence at the top, and the seven principles that shape those in power. The results of the Platinum Study include unexpected truths such as:

  • Being born into wealth is a poor predictor of leadership success
  • One program can set you on the path to leadership
  • It doesn't matter what college you attend
  • A leader's best work never sees the light of day
  • Time-crushed executives are better situated than most to manage their family lives
  • Crisis is the quickest way for a leader to shape an institution
  • Working longer does not mean working better

The book examines the different paths to power and describes the essence of leadership and the fundamental traits that distinguish a leader from the pack. For anyone seeking sharpen their leadership skills and impact the world around them, View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World provides the roadmap to taking charge and inspiring change.

Fail-Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes [EPUB]

Fail-Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes [EPUB]
Fail-Safe Investing: Lifelong Financial Security in 30 Minutes by Harry Browne
2010 | EPUB | 0.3MB

Do you worry that you're not paying enough attention to your investments? Do you feel left out when you hear about the clever things other investors seem to be doing? Relax. You don't have to become an investment genius to protect your savings. Distilling the wisdom of his thirty years' experience into lessons that can be applied in thirty minutes, Harry Browne shows you what you need to know to make your savings and investments safe and profitable, no matter what the economy and the investment markets do. There are no secret trading systems here, no jargon to learn. Instead, Harry Browne teaches you in simple terms to, among other things:

  • Build your wealth on your career
  • Make your own decisions
  • Build a bulletproof portfolio for protection
  • Take advantage of tax-reduction plans
  • Enjoy yourself with a budget for pleasure

How to Write Killer Cover Letters & Resumes [EPUB]

How to Write Killer Cover Letters & Resumes [EPUB]
How to Write Killer Cover Letters & Resumes: Get the Interviews for the Dream Jobs You Really Want by Creating One-in-Hundred Job Application Materials by Richard J Scholl
2014 | EPUB | 2.64MB

Stand out from all the rest by crafting letters and resumes that will blow people away. This career reference guide provides a simple, compelling and foolproof way to create both cover letters and resumes that are uniquely powerful and, most importantly, virtually guarantees you the high value job interviews and career you really want.

If you follow the tips and strategies—and apply the principles shown in the sample cover letters and resumes—you can position yourself to command the attention of hiring managers, recruiters and the individuals to whom you will be reporting.

Effective Letter Writing will empower you to write about yourself as you never have before. How can you be sure? Take a look at the testimonials sprinkled throughout this guide that demonstrate proven methods that really work. You will get interviews—but only if you follow the steps presented in this job application preparation guide.

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