The Republic of Tea: How an Idea Becomes a Business [EPUB]
04 December 2016, 18:58
2012 | EPUB | 2.08MB
"The Republic of Tea" is a fly-on-the-wall’s inside view of how a groundbreaking business was started. In what Fortune Magazine termed a “wildly creative” exchange with their young operating partner, Mel and Patricia Ziegler, founders of Banana Republic, reveal in real time, through faxes, sketches, and ruminations how they brainstormed the birth of the company that spawned the specialty tea movement. The reader is privy from day one to a process Tom Peters calls “charming, eccentric, profound, practical, lovely and unique.” It’s all here—the epiphanies and the doubts of how an iconic brand grew out of the spark of an idea, from product to packaging to distribution, in a book voted “one of the hundred best business books of all time.”
Ernst & Young Tax Guide 2017 [EPUB]
03 December 2016, 14:53
2016 | EPUB | 10.6MB
Authoritative, user-friendly tax help from a global leader in tax services
The EY Tax Guide 2017 is the American taxpayer's essential companion, providing the answers you need alongside trusted advice from EY professionals and turning filing your taxes into a simple process. This book brings clarity and ease to an otherwise complex process, helping you see past impenetrable regulations to maximize your return. Covering issues that the normal taxpayer encounters year-in and year-out, this world-class guidebook has been updated to align with the most recent tax law changes that are often misunderstood and typically overlooked in other guides, including a new chapter with insights on the 3.8% levy on certain investment income known as the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). This year's guide also includes additional insight on simplified procedures for tangible property regulations and how they affect both individuals and businesses. Situational solutions offer specific advice tailored to homeowners, self-employed entrepreneurs, business executive, and senior citizens, helping you take advantage of every savings opportunity the government offers. At-a-Glance features provide quick guidance on tax breaks and overlooked deductions, new tax laws, and how to avoid common errors so you can dip in as needed and find the answers you need quickly.
The EY Tax professionals keep track of tax law so you don't have to. Their in-depth knowledge and years of experience work together to help you file your taxes correctly and on time, without leaving your hard-earned money on the table. This invaluable resource will help you:
- Maximize your return with tax breaks and deductions
- See how the law has changed since last year's filing
- Avoid 25 common, costly preparation errors
- Identify 50 most overlooked deductions
- Get focused guidance on your specific tax situation
No need to wade through volumes of IRS rulings or indecipherable accounting jargon; top-level tax advice in accessible language is an EY specialty. Make 2017 the year of frustration-free filing, and join the ranks of happy taxpayers with the EY Tax Guide 2017.
Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tilt the Odds in Your Favor [EPUB]
03 December 2016, 10:57
2016 | EPUB | 0.7MB
INVESTING IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS IN LIFE WHERE EVEN VERY SMART PEOPLE LET HOPE TRIUMPH OVER EXPERIENCE
According to Wall Street Journal investing columnist Spencer Jakab, most of us have no idea how much money we’re leaving on the table—or that the average saver doesn’t come anywhere close to earning the “average” returns touted in those glossy brochures. We’re handicapped not only by psychological biases and a fear of missing out, but by an industry with multimillion-dollar marketing budgets and an eye on its own bottom line, not yours.
Unless you’re very handy, you probably don’t know how to fix your own car or give a family member a decent haircut. But most Americans are expected to be part-time fund managers. With a steady, livable pension check becoming a rarity, we’ve been entrusted with our own finances and, for the most part, failed miserably.
Since leaving his job as a top-rated stock analyst to become an investing columnist, Jakab has watched his readers—and his family, friends, and colleagues—make the same mistakes again and again. He set out to evaluate the typical advice people get, from the clearly risky to the seemingly safe, to figure out where it all goes wrong and how they could do much better.
Blending entertaining stories with some surprising research, Jakab explains
- How a typical saver could have a retirement nest egg twice as large by being cheap and lazy.
- Why investors who put their savings with a high-performing mutual fund manager end up worse off than if they’d picked one who has struggled.
- The best way to cash in on your hunch that a recession is looming.
- How people who check their brokerage accounts frequently end up falling behind the market.
- Who isn’t nearly as good at investing as the media would have you think.
He also explains why you should never trust a World Cup–predicting octopus, why you shouldn’t invest in companies with an X or a Z in their names, and what to do if a time traveler offers you economic news from the future.
Whatever your level of expertise, Heads I Win, Tails I Win can help you vastly improve your odds of investment success.