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A beginner's guide to the stock market / Kratter, Matthew R.
Investment analysis
Portfolio management
Saving and investment
Stock exchanges

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Class : a memoir / Land, Stephanie
"Class paints an intimate and heartbreaking portrait of motherhood as it converges and often conflicts with personal desire and professional ambition. Who has the right to create art? Who has the right to go to college? And what kind of work is valued in our culture? In clear, candid, and moving prose, Class grapples with these questions, offering a searing indictment of America's educational system and an inspiring testimony of a mother's triumph against all odds."--

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Cobalt red : how the blood of the Congo powers our lives / Kara, Siddharth
"An unflinching investigation reveals the human rights abuses behind the Congo's cobalt mining operation-and the moral implications that affect us all. Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever expos©♭ of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Congolese people themselves. Activist and researcher Siddharth Kara has traveled deep into cobalt territory to document the testimonies of the people living, working, and dying for cobalt. To uncover the truth about brutal mining practices, Kara investigated militia-controlled mining areas, traced the supply chain of child-mined cobalt from toxic pit to consumer-facing tech giants, and gathered shocking testimonies of people who endure immense suffering and even die mining cobalt. Cobalt is an essential component to every lithium-ion rechargeable battery made today, the batteries that power our smartphones, tablets, laptops, and electric vehicles. More than 70 percent of the world's supply of cobalt is mined in the Congo, often by peasants and children in sub-human conditions. Billions of people in the world cannot conduct their daily lives without participating in a human rights and environmental catastrophe in the Congo. In this stark and crucial book, Kara argues that we must all care about what is happening in the Congo-because we are all implicated."--

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Crash landing : the inside story of how the world's biggest companies survived an economy on the brink / Hoffman, Liz.
The world's most powerful CEOs never saw it coming. In 2018, after a decade-long bull market, the CEO of American Airlines declared, "I don't think we're ever going to lose money again." The U.S. entered March 2020 riding an eleven-year economic high, with unemployment at record lows, the Dow Jones flirting with 30,000, and the good times certain to continue. By the end of the month, ten million people were out of work, iconic firms were begging for bailouts, and countless small businesses were in freefall. Slick consulting teams and country-club connections were suddenly of little use: CEOs were fumbling in the dark, tossing out long-term strategy and making decisions on the fly that, they hoped, might just save them. In Crash landing, Liz Hoffman shows how the pandemic set the economy on fire-but if you look closely, the tinder was already there. Based on access to an astonishing array of business titans, Crash landing is Liz Hoffman's account of the most remarkable year in modern economic history.

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Day trading for dummies / Logue, Ann C.
Understand how day trading works-and get an action plan Due to the fluctuating economy, trade wars, and new tax laws, the risks and opportunities for day traders are changing. Now, more than ever, trading can be intimidating due to the different methods and strategies of traders on Wall Street. Day Trading For Dummies provides anyone interested in this quick-action trading with the information they need to get started and maintain their assets. From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty of daily trading practices, this book gives you the knowledge and confidence you'll need to keep a cool head, manage risk, and make decisions instantly as you buy and sell your positions. New trading products such as cryptocurrencies Updated information on SEC rules and regulations and tax laws Using options to manage risk and make money Expanded information on programming If you're someone who needs to know a lot about day trading in a short amount of time, this is your place to start.

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Die with zero : getting all you can from your money and your life / Perkins, Bill (William O.)
"A startling new philosophy and practical guide to getting the most out of your money-and out of life-for those who value memorable experiences as much as their earnings"--Provided by publisher.

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Elon Musk / Isaacson, Walter
"From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era--a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter."

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Financial first aid : essential tools for confident, secure money management / Davies, Alyssa
"A practical guide for handling life's financial emergencies for the cash-strapped, the meticulous budgeter, and everyone in between. What do a layoff, a medical emergency, a broken appliance, and a natural disaster have in common? Each scenario has the potential to upend your personal finances, no matter your financial situation. Money can be an intense source of stress, especially when you suddenly don't have enough of it. This handy and accessible reference from Alyssa Davies, founder of the popular finance blog Mixed Up Money, is here to help you navigate these financial ups and downs with a judgment-free approach. It offers actionable advice for different types of emergencies, short- and long-term solutions, resources, and tips from well-known financial experts who have been there before. You'll find scripts for negotiating payments for large bills, and learn how to revise a budget if you need to care for a loved one who is sick, recognize financial abuse, and much more. Charming illustrations by the author add a touch of humor to her expert advice. Best practices for building a robust emergency fund and road maps for recovering from a financial emergency will help you face your next rainy day."--provided by publisher.

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Get rich with dividends : a proven system for earning double-digit returns / Lichtenfeld, Marc
"A comprehensive, updated guide to dividend investing that shows how to obtain double-digit returns with ease. Dividends are responsible for 44% of the returns over the last 80 years. Today they present an excellent opportunity, especially with investors who have been burned in the dot com and housing meltdowns, desperate for sensible and less risky ways to make their money grow. Designed to show investors how they can achieve double-digit average annualized returns over the long-term, Get Rich with Dividends, Third Edition: A Proven System for Earning Double-Digit Returns is the book you'll need to get started making money in any market. The beauty of dividend investing is that it's extremely easy to understand and takes up almost none of the investor's time. The investor doesn't have to constantly watch over their investments, and can focus on other things, secure in the knowledge that the system is working and they are accumulating wealth or generating the income they need on a quarterly or even monthly basis0."

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How big things get done : the surprising factors that determine the fate of every project, from home renovations to space exploration and everything in between / Gardner, Dan
"Understanding what distinguishes the triumphs from the failures has been the life's work of Oxford professor Bent Flyvbjerg, dubbed 'the world's leading megaproject expert.' In How Big Things Get Done, he identifies the errors in judgment and decision-making that lead projects, both big and small, to fail, and the research-based principles that will make you succeed with yours. For example: Understand your odds. If you don't know them, you won't win. -- Plan slow, act fast. Getting to the action quick feels right. But it's wrong. -- Think right to left. Start with your goal, then identify the steps to get there. -- Find your Lego. Big is best built from small. -- Be a team maker. You won't succeed without an 'us.' -- Master the unknown unknowns. Most think they can't, so they fail. Flyvbjerg shows how you can. -- Know that your biggest risk is you."

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I will teach you to be rich : No guilt. No excuses. No BS. Just a 6-week program that works / Sethi, Ramit
Presents a revised version of the author's six-week personal finance program for adults ages 20-35. Integrated with his website, where readers can use interactive charts, follow up on the latest information, and join the community, it is a hip blueprint to building wealth and financial security with more tools and amazing stories of how previous readers used the book to create their rich lives.

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Industrial relations in Canada / Brown, Travor C.
"The fourth edition of Industrial Relations in Canada examines the three groups at the heart of this human resources management field--labour (employees and their associations), management (employers and their associations), and government and associated agencies--and the current challenges facing all three. A new author joins this fourth edition, bringing new perspectives and further balancing the text's coverage of both union and management perspectives, as all authors have been practitioners in the field. Part of the Nelson Education Series in Human Resources Management and built on a solid academic foundation, this textbook provides a comprehensive overview of industrial relations that will have students excited about this changing field."--Provided by publisher.

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Investing for Canadians all-in-one for dummies / Bell, Andrew
"The all-encompassing guide to getting smart about the market. While investing is one of the smartest ways to become financially worry-free, making the decisions that get you there can be intimidating and overwhelming. Today’s investors have a huge array of options open to them and sorting the wheat from the chaff—and the get-rich-quick Ponzi schemes from the real deal—is an exhausting process. Investing For Canadians All-in-One For Dummies takes the fear out of the complexity by providing you with a clear and honest overview of Canada’s unique investing landscape—and shows you how to make it work for you."--Amazon.ca.

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Make Elephants fly : the process of radical innovation / Hoffman, Steven
New business enterprises
Technological innovations

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Naked money meetings : ending money fights with your partner forever / Kelly, Erin Skye
"Naked Money Meetings gets to the root of those financial fights, teaching you how your money obstacles can manifest as blocks in connection and intimacy with your partner, and how to fix it! Your money fights are never really about the money. Erin Skye Kelly breaks down what is happening underneath those financial feuds with your partner so you can work together to build the life you envisioned when you committed to each other. In this book, you'll learn: - What your own specific money blocks are and why they are preventing you from maximizing your wealth - What your partner's money blocks are and how they drive your partner's financial habits - How your blocks intersect and what you are actually fighting about (hint: it isn't about the money) - Effective cash flow techniques to help you properly communicate about money and rapidly increase your wealth - How your lack of communication about money is affecting you in the bedroom and beyond"--

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Never lose an employee again : the simple path to remarkable retention / Coleman, Joey (C. Joseph)
"If keeping employees is a challenge for you, Never Lose an Employee Again offers a proven framework for increasing retention, engagement, and in the process, profits. Joey Coleman, one of the world's leading experts on employee experience, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to recruit top talent, bring them onboard successfully, and keep them engaged while they produce remarkable results for years to come. Finding and keeping quality employees is one of the greatest challenges facing businesses today. With more people quitting their jobs each month than ever before and employees demanding flexibility, freedom, and advancement, companies are struggling to build a foundation with new hires that leads to long-term commitment. To effectively combat the hiring crisis and remain competitive, business owners and managers must design an employee experience program that begins on day one. In Never Lose an Employee Again, Coleman offers a step-by-step playbook for creating a retention plan with long-term success. With more than fifty proven case studies from organizations on seven continents, Coleman details how you can forge a relationship with your people during each of the eight phases of the employee journey. For each phase, Coleman walks you through the six forms of communication integral to success (in-person, email, phone, mail, video, and even gifts) so you can better connect with your team. You'll learn how to: write job descriptions that attract the right candidates (and plenty of them); counter the "hire's remorse" that every employee feels (yet few businesses ever address); welcome someone on their first day in a way that will leave them talking about it years later; acclimate your people to get them up and running faster and more effectively; re-engage your existing employees to turn them into raving fans; ... and much more. Never Lose an Employee Again will reshape the way you think about recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and retaining quality team members-whether you are an owner looking to hire your first few employees, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or an enterprise that needs to keep growing on a global scale"--Provided by publisher.

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Power play : Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century / Higgins, Tim
"Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the perfect car Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary; to others he's a mercurial con artist. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets; his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the mid 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrapheap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption; the world was ready for Car 2.0. So they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was faster, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by creditors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics more than once took the company he had funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all: success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds--and changed the future"--

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RRSPs & TFSAs for Canadians / Dagys, Andrew
RRSPs & TFSAs for Canadians for dummies
RRSP & TFSA For Canadians For Dummies will give Canadians a crash course in saving, investing, and holding their money in RRSP and TFSAs. Readers will find the latest in Canadian tax laws, get the low down on minimum and maximum balances, and real life examples to set themselves up for a stable financial future.

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Stock investing for Canadians / by Andrew Dagys. / Dagys, Andrew
Stock investing for Canadians for dummies
The updated guide to investing in any kind of market environment Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies keeps you current as the Canadian stock market, industry, and tax laws go through a series of critical changes. Inside, you'll find expert tips and advice on how to navigate flat, thriving, or declining markets. Plus, this friendly, just-for-Canadians guide will help you minimize risk and maximize your investment returns. This latest edition also covers independent online brokers and robo-advisor services, so you can weigh all your options. With up-to-date references and resources, this book is the most reliable guide for the new stock market investor. Stock Investing For Dummies is perfect for readers new to investing in the stock market who are looking for a comprehensive guide to making sure their investments grow.

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