A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market [EPUB]
08 February 2017, 14:42
2017 | EPUB | 11.4MB
The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.
A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success—and mathematically unassailable method—caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed.
Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to “the biggest casino in the world”: Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world’s first wearable computer.
Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic—a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world.
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World [EPUB]
02 February 2017, 14:01
2017 | EPUB | 31.02MB
A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store
Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel.
In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process.
The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.
Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep [EPUB]
27 January 2017, 23:19
2016 | EPUB | 5.36MB
Infused with real-life examples, self-analysis exercises, and advice from an industry professional, Rip the Resume is more than a "how to write a better resume" book; it's a proven system designed to challenge job seekers to take complete control and responsibility during a job search. Follow a ground-breaking roadmap on your journey to becoming the candidate that employers are seeking-whether you are a millennial looking to launch an exciting and fulfilling career or an experienced individual exploring greater career opportunities.
Rip the Resume provides the tools you need to transform yourself into the candidate that employers are searching for:
- Cutting-edge guidance for job seekers in any field
- Vital resume deconstruction techniques to highlight important areas and downplay others to render a stronger document
- Winning conversation strategies to make a lasting impression during the interview
- Practical advice for using social media wisely, both in the job search and in building your personal brand.
Rip the Resume is based on best practices and concepts that strengthen ANY job search.