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  1. 7.3 hrs • 5/13/2015 • Unabridged

    Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers, helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years, including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers to help bring everyday work to a new level.

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    Financial Intelligence

    7.3 hrs • 5/13/15 • Unabridged
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    4.0 hrs • 4/1/2015 • Unabridged

    Many people feel hopeless or confused when it comes to dealing with money. Even if they have a bookshelf full of personal finance books, they don’t have time to make sense of all the information available. They don’t just want good advice, they want the best advice—so rather than do the “wrong thing,” they do nothing. Their 401(k) and bank statements pile up, unexamined or maybe even unopened. Bad calls about money aren’t failures; they’re just what happens when emotional creatures have to make decisions about the future with limited information. We need to scrap striving for perfection and instead commit to a process of guessing and making adjustments when things go off track. The fact is, in a single page you can prioritize what you really want in life and figure out how to get there. That’s because a great financial plan has nothing to do with what the markets are doing, what your real estate agent is pitching, or the hot stock your brother-in-law told you about. It has everything to do with what’s most important to you. In The One-Page Financial Plan, author and financial planner Carl Richards covers a range of topics, sharing strategies that will take the complexity out of them, including:What about the details? How much do I need to invest each year, and how do I allocate it? How much life insurance do I need?And many more. The most important thing is getting clarity about the big picture so you can cope with the unexpected. But no matter what happens, this audiobook will help you bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to go.

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    The One-Page Financial Plan

    4.0 hrs • 4/1/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 6.9 hrs • 1/2/2015 • Unabridged

    From the powerhouse experts at Invesco, a unique book on the investing needs of women Based on a hugely successful Invesco workshop, this book offers an interactive, enjoyable, motivating plan for women who want to take control of their finances and feel secure about the things that matter most to them. Too often, financial advice jumps right to the minutiae of investments, skipping over the deeper questions of what people really want from their money, both now and in the future. Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng teach their clients and workshop audiences to do the opposite. First, people need to think deeply about their short-term and long-term goals, whether they’re as practical as paying for college and setting up a retirement plan or as whimsical as buying a sailboat and traveling the world. Only then should people start considering their investment options. Rogin and Kueng provide a clear, seven-step process for envisioning goals, designing a customized plan, and breaking the plan into manageable steps. Their fun voice, emphasis on positive thinking, and deep grasp of the nuances of investing will help women see the financial planning process as inspirational, full of possibility, and even fun. The end result for readers: having the resources they need to create the life they’ve imagined.

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    Picture Your Prosperity

    6.9 hrs • 1/2/15 • Unabridged
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  4. 6.4 hrs • 10/1/2014 • Unabridged

    If you’re like many small business owners, the mere mention of the word accounting fills you with the same sense of dread you had back in high school the night before a big math test. But your company may be at risk of failing, not due to the realities and challenges of the marketplace, but because you are uncomfortable reading and using basic financial measurements. By the time you’ve finished Accounting for the Numberphobic, you’ll be reading your financial dashboard like a pro. This book takes the terror out of accounting as it demystifies—in plain English—documents like the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. Illustrated with real examples and packed with practical action steps, the book reveals:How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profitsHow to identify the breakeven point and ensure your business is self-sustainingHow to measure and increase cash flowWhat the Balance Sheet reveals about your company’s worthAnd much more As a business owner, you can’t make responsible decisions if you don’t understand the financial measurements that indicate the health of your business. Accounting for the Numberphobic takes the fear out of the numbers and empowers you to steer your way straight to profitability.

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    Accounting for the Numberphobic

    6.4 hrs • 10/1/14 • Unabridged
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  5. 6.8 hrs • 10/1/2014 • Unabridged

    NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business is a straight-talking, highly practical guide to using neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) to significantly improve your results at work. Whether you want to be a better leader, manager, negotiator, salesperson, or decision maker, you can learn proven NLP techniques that will boost your career as well as the performance of colleagues and the organization itself. Using real examples and easy-to-follow exercises that apply to individuals, teams, and organizations, NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business shows you how toimprove communication,achieve your career goals,develop your influencing skills,harness the mind-set for success,gain a greater understanding of what motivates you, andremove the limiting beliefs holding you back from the success you deserve. Written in accessible jargon-free language, NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business contains numerous examples and practical exercises that will help you use NLP to improve your career and achieve success at work, whether in the private or public sector, regardless of your current role.

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    NLP: The Essential Handbook for Business

    6.8 hrs • 10/1/14 • Unabridged
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  6. 6.5 hrs • 8/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Million-Dollar Blind Spots will help you uncover blind spots in your company—and dramatically accelerate proper business leadership decisions. Million-Dollar Blind Spots has been hailed by industry professionals as a commonsense approach to risk management. A resource for management to find pools of cash in key departments of the company, this book will help career-motivated business executives unearth key risk areas and identify opportunities leading to sustainable growth, buzz-worthy customer value, and impressive profitability. Gary Patterson has developed clever systems to avoid costly problems, increase profits, uncover million-dollar blind spots, answer questions about why risk management is important to find pockets of hidden cash, make faster business decisions, and reduce functional silos. When your team asks, “What is financial risk management?” Million-Dollar Blind Spots provides the answers. This book contains 125 questions to assess your company and strengthen balance sheets and income statements; describes insightful flash reports, metrics, and financial reporting templates; and illuminates key requirements for business plans to improve operations and raise crucial financing for your management team projects. If you desire to run your company like Jack Welch, then get this audiobook for your entire team. Gary Patterson is a Stanford MBA, CPA, and popular speaker who has worked with over two hundred companies and negotiated more than two dozen merger and acquisition deals ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

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    Million-Dollar Blind Spots

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    6.5 hrs • 8/1/13 • Unabridged
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  7. 16.6 hrs • 6/4/2013 • Unabridged

    Just as WASPs, Irish-Catholics and Our Crowd Jews once made the ascent from immigrants to powerbrokers, it is now the Indian-American’s turn. Citigroup, PepsiCo, and Mastercard are just a handful of the Fortune 500 companies led by a group known as the “Twice Blessed.” Yet little is known about how these Indian emigrés and children of emigrés rose through the ranks, until now. The collapse of the Galleon Group, a hedge fund that managed more than seven billion dollars in assets, from criminal charges of insider trading was a sensational case that pitted prosecutor Preet Bharara, himself the son of Indian immigrants, against the best and brightest of the South Asian business community. At the center of the case was self-described king of kings, Galleon’s founder Raj Rajaratnam, a Sri-Lankan born, Wharton-educated billionaire. But the most shocking allegation was that the éminence grise of Indian business, Rajat Gupta, was Rajaratnam’s accomplice and mole. If not for Gupta’s nose-to-the-grindstone rise to head up McKinsey & Co and a position on the Goldman Sachs board, men like Rajaratnam would have never made it to the top of America’s moneyed elite. Author Anita Raghavan crisscrosses the globe from Wall Street boardrooms to Delhi’s Indian Institute of Technology as she uncovers the secrets of this subculture, an incredible tale of triumph, temptation, and tragedy.

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    The Billionaire’s Apprentice

    16.6 hrs • 6/4/13 • Unabridged
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  8. 14.3 hrs • 4/9/2013 • Unabridged

    When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the US Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds, and euros to contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system, moving on a scale and with a speed that had no precedent. Neil Irwin’s The Alchemists is a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we’ve ever seen—a poker game in which the stakes have run into the trillions of dollars. The audiobook begins in, of all places, Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world, from its troubled beginnings to the age of Greenspan, bringing the listener into the present with a marvelous handle on how these figures and institutions became what they are—the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the Federal Reserve and other central banks from the earliest days of the crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in twenty-seven cities in eleven countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers’ role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from-and where it may well be going.

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    The Alchemists

    14.3 hrs • 4/9/13 • Unabridged
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    36.7 hrs • 4/2/2013 • Unabridged

    A coruscating, brilliantly insightful exegesis of where capitalism went wrong, how it was corrupted, and how it might be restored, by outspoken former Reagan budget director and bestselling author David Stockman David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution meant to restore sound money principles to the United States government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. In The Great Deformation, Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis overturns the assumptions of Keynesians and monetarists alike, showing how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous. Over time, crony capitalism has made fools of us all, transforming Republican treasury secretaries into big-government interventionists and populist Democrat presidents into industry-wrecking internationalists. Today’s national debt stands at nearly $16 trillion. Divided equally among taxpayers, each of us is $52,000 in debt. This book explains how we got here—and why this warped crony capitalism has betrayed so many of our hopes and dreams.

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    The Great Deformation by David A. Stockman

    The Great Deformation

    36.7 hrs • 4/2/13 • Unabridged
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  10. 4.3 hrs • 1/1/2013 • Unabridged

    In The Do-It-Yourself Bailout, author Kenny Golde explains how he completely and legally eliminated $222,000 in credit card debt, without filing for bankruptcy or destroying his credit score. Golde provides a step-by-step handbook on all facets of how to initiate settlement negotiations with banks, how to handle collection agencies, how to separate your emotions from your debt, and much, much more.  The AudioGO deluxe version of The Do-It-Yourself Bailout book will include a special training seminar, not offered in the book, that covers the following topics: the five essential steps toward true financial health; a proven, effective method for talking about debt settlement with collection agents; how long debt settlement might take; how to release the pain, fear, stress, shame, guilt or anxiety that often comes with debt; how to take control of your financial life once and for all, and never give it up; why you should always get your debt settlement agreements in writing and how to do it; what a proper debt settlement agreement must contain; how debt settlement could affect your credit score and why it may not matter; and how to settle your debts for less than you owe even if you don’t think you can afford an upfront payment.

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    The Do-It-Yourself Bailout by Kenny Golde

    The Do-It-Yourself Bailout

    4.3 hrs • 1/1/13 • Unabridged
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  11. 7.4 hrs • 11/6/2012 • Unabridged

    Innovation is no longer the exclusive domain of the Silicon Valley elite. Reverse Innovation will open your eyes to the fact that the dynamics of global innovation are changing, and if you want your firm to survive, you’d better pay attention. The gap between rich nations and emerging economies is closing. No longer will innovations travel the globe in only one direction, from developed to developing nations. They will also flow in reverse. CEOs of the world’s most influential companies agree and have cited Reverse Innovation as their playbook for the next generation of global growth. Authors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth explain where, when, and why reverse innovation is on the rise and why the implications are so profound. Learn how to make innovation in emerging markets happen and how such innovations can unlock even greater opportunity throughout the world. You’ll follow some of the world’s leading companies (including GE, Deere & Company, P&G, and PepsiCo) through stories that illustrate exactly what works and what doesn’t. If you’re in a Western economy, you need to accept that the future lies far from home. But the idea is not just for Western audiences. If innovation is at the heart of your company or your career, no matter where you practice business, Reverse Innovation is a phenomenon you need to understand. This book will help you do that.

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    Reverse Innovation

    7.4 hrs • 11/6/12 • Unabridged
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  12. 3.2 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    Use smart accounting to maximize profits and minimize confusion Whether you're a small business owner or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers. With fully up-to-date accounting basics for business and personal finances, this book helps you to balance your books and stay in the black. Discover how to: Make sense of bookkeeping basics Read a financial statement Manage budgets for a better bottom line Analyze business strengths and weaknesses Evaluate accounting methods and business structures

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  13. 2.9 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    It’s time to learn the new rules. You can’t afford to manage your finances the way your parents did. While your parents and grandparents paid relatively little in taxes, you lose more than a third of your income to the tax collector. Prices for goods and services were stable for the first sixty years of this century, but you must buy today to avoid tomorrow’s price increases. The result? You are earning more money than ever, but you also save less than ever—and by living longer, you increase the risk that you will outlive your income. In The New Rules of Money, Ric Edelman puts you on the right financial course. His strategies are easy to follow, and he shows you how to maximize your personal finances in today’s economic climate. He tells you the best strategies for paying for college, buying a home, saving on taxes, and choosing the right investments. He changes your thinking about insurance, retirement, and estate planning. No matter what your economic situation, it is time for you to change the way you think about personal finance—and Ric Edelman will show you the way.

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    New Rules of Money

    2.9 hrs • 7/15/12 • Abridged
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  14. 2.1 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    This peerless profit-boosting guide presents seventy-eight key insights notable for their aggressive approach and contrarian perspective. Top consultant Bob Fifer shows how to turn the tables on hardball-playing suppliers and competitors. He also challenges outmoded assumptions and explains whyarbitrary budgets are sometimes the best budgets,computers often hinder more than help,bosses are frequently underpaid,customers can often be persuaded to pay more, andsuppliers can often be persuaded to pay less. By following Bob Fifer’s advice, you’ll be able to cut costs to the bone, send productivity through the roof, and double profits in the space of only six months.

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    Double Your Profits—In Six Months or Less

    Read by Bob Fifer
    2.1 hrs • 7/15/12 • Abridged
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  15. 12.7 hrs • 9/20/2011 • Unabridged

    A comprehensive guide to measuring anything and everything, from the concrete to the intangible, revealing the power of measurement in our understanding of business and the world at large Anything can be measured. This bold assertion is the key to solving many problems in business and life in general. The myth that certain things can’t be measured is a significant drain on our nation’s economy, public welfare, the environment, and even national security. In fact, the chances are good that some part of your life or your professional responsibilities is greatly harmed by a lack of measurement—by you, your firm, or even your government. Building up from simple concepts to illustrate the hands-on yet intuitively easy application of advanced statistical techniques, How to Measure Anything reveals the power of measurement in our understanding of business and the world at large. This insightful and engaging book shows you how to measure those things in your business that until now you may have considered “immeasurable,” including technology ROI, organizational flexibility, customer satisfaction, and technology risk. Offering examples that will get you to attempt measurements—even when it seems impossible—this book provides you with the substantive steps for measuring anything, especially uncertainty and risk. Don’t wait—listen to this book and find out:The three reasons why things may seem immeasurable but are notInspirational examples of where seemingly impossible measurements were resolved with surprisingly simple methodsHow computing the value of information will show that you probably have been measuring all the wrong thingsHow not to measure riskMethods for measuring “soft” things like happiness, satisfaction, quality, and moreHow to fine-tune human judges to be powerful, calibrated measurement instrumentsHow you can use the Internet as an instrument of measurement A complete resource with case studies, How to Measure Anything illustrates how author Douglas Hubbard—creator of applied information economics—has used his approach across various industries. You’ll learn how any problem, no matter how difficult, ill-defined, or uncertain, can lend itself to measurement using proven methods. Straightforward and easy-to-follow, this is the resource you’ll refer to again and again—beyond measure.

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    How to Measure Anything

    12.7 hrs • 9/20/11 • Unabridged
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  16. 4.2 hrs • 6/20/2011

    Fiscal fitness starts with awareness … and the first step is understanding that accounting is the language of business. You can reduce your risks in this turbulent economy by understanding the critical fundamentals that are the foundation of your decision making. Whether you are a first-time small-business owner, more seasoned, or even an aspiring middle manager, you can learn in an entertaining way how to start understanding financial statements enough to run your business better. –You start with a brief fiscal quiz of twenty targeted questions to uncover the blind spots to correct over time.  –Follow that with a series of CDs that includes enjoyable thirty-minute segments on basic definitions and risk areas to be aware of for each of the three major financial statement tools—the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.  –Finish with a segment revealing five key QuickBooks reports to better appreciate their value and what they can really tell you. For those of you using other accounting packages, don’t worry. These same reports exist in other accounting packages ranging from basic to enterprise level. The numbers will not scare you when you learn to: –Move through the barriers that hold you back from meeting your personal and business goals  –Become aware of how this knowledge can create new choices and options,  –Anticipate, understand, and work through the obstacles on your way to the next level of your business success Also included with this brilliant program are PDF copies of a series of PowerPoints, business forms, and tools from the Fiscal Doctor’s tool bag, as well as the link for a copy of the eBook “Five Areas Where Risks Can Lurk.” To access the first PDF click here To access the second PDF click here

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