Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.
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The long-awaited follow-up to the international bestseller The Jelly Effect Communication is supposed to cause something. That’s the point of it. So, what do you want to achieve following your communication? Do you want someone to answer ‘yes’? Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want people to understand exactly what you’re talking about, first time? Whatever you want to achieve, you’ll need decent communication to get there, and expert and bestselling author Andy Bounds shows us exactly how to nail our communication. Using the same conversational style that made The Jelly Effect so popular, The Snowball Effect is packed with short, rapid fire sections complete with visuals and special features to help us get serious results from our communication. The Snowball Effect explains how to: • Persuade people to say “yes” more quickly, more often • Enjoy your job more – because you’ll be calling the shots for a change • Remove the communication frustrations you feel all too often • Get more done, more quickly – because you’re getting people on your side faster (these techniques have saved people at least one month every year).
The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.” When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write. Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowba
Imagine overcoming obstacles, moving past the pain, and feeling hopeful about your situation and your future. That is The Snowball E?ect in action! Filled with compelling case examples and personal stories, educator and psychotherapist Kristin Barton Cuthriell shows us how to: Let go of resentment, harsh self-judgments, and explosive reactions. Face our fears and live our dreams without becoming overwhelmed. Have better relationships with others. Take baby steps to move forward though life. Live with gratitude and fully appreciate the moment. "The Snowball Effect offers a unique perspective on what it takes to move forward through life in the most productive and positive way." -Chrisanna Northrup, New York Times bestseller "I highly recommend this book...the lessons provide specific and precise tools for people wanting to clear out the negative and learn to focus on the positive gifts in life." -Marney A. White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Mo Bunnell's comprehensive system will help you win more clients, build stronger relationships, and bring in more business. If you're good at doing something, and you need to connect with paying clients in order to keep doing it, this book is for you. There are more of us out there than you might think -- from professionals like lawyers and consultants to big company account managers and freelancers of all stripes. And this book will teach you how to sell yourself without selling your soul. In The Snowball System, Mo Bunnell offers powerful and proven tools for business development. Whether you are gregarious or introverted, whether you are a part of a small startup or a massive multinational, Bunnell's science-based system is effective and efficient, and easily adapted into your day-to-day work. With The Snowball System, you will not only succeed at growing your business, you'll learn to enjoy doing the activities that drive that growth. You'll be happier, and so will your clients.
Some snowballs are made of snow but others are made of fur. Hidden under Sybelle's winter coat is a fluffy, wet-nosed secret that she knows Mom will not all allow. What lessons will Sybelle learn as her secret becomes revealed? Come along with Sybelle on her snowy adventure.
In order fit in with his friends, Dylan throws snowballs filled with rocks at passing cars, but when there is an accident, he is the only one to go to the driver's aid, for which he gets hailed as a hero, which makes him increasingly uneasy.
Carter and Chase spent all afternoon with their Gigi to pick out the perfect pumpkin at Davies Farm Stand. They took a hay ride to search the pumpkin patch for the perfect one, but just didn't find what they were looking for. Only when they came back to the farm stand did they finally find it! It was a snowball pumpkin. Chase liked it because it was small enough to hold all by himself. Carter liked it because he loves winter and this was the perfect mix of the two seasons! Once they got home to the golf course where they live, they displayed the pumpkin on the hay bales outside next to the big orange pumpkins, then went inside for lunch. Just as they sat down, Chase jumps up and exclaims "The pumpkin! It’s rolling down the hill." Gigi went to find the pumpkin, but it was gone. Little did they know, their little snowball pumpkin was in for the ride of his life! Off to a scary start, the pumpkin goes on an exciting adventure that leads him to some new friends. Fall in New England is filled with wonderful traditions including warm apple pie, fresh sweet corn and scarecrows. Every doorstep will have their pumpkins proudly displayed, so it has to be perfect. You can imagine the boys surprise when their carefully picked pumpkin rolled away for good.
"Brilliantly original and hilarious. It's nearly as good as one of my books." DAVID WALLIAMS "Two words - such fun!" MIRANDA HART "It's gobstonkingly funny!" ULI, aged 7 Great to read aloud with children of 5+ and perfect for newly independent readers of 7+. It's pretty nippy in Edwinland and Nurbisonia. In fact, it's the coldest winter in a hundred years! After evil Emperor Nurbison steals all his peasants' firewood and woolly hats just because he can, they go to live with nine-year-old King Edwin in Edwinland instead. The furious emperor talks the scary Ice Folk to join him in his latest dastardly plan to make life difficult for Edwin and his new peasants, but Edwin is determined not to let Nurbison get away with it. He is a noble king, after all! But Edwin has an extra problem to deal with - a voice of doubt in his head called Wendy Worry, who keeps telling him he's not up to the job of being king. How can he beat Emperor Nurbison AND Wendy Worry at the same time?
Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet from the poles to the equator? In Snowball Earth, gifted writer Gabrielle Walker has crafted an intriguing global adventure story, following maverick scientist Paul Hoffman’s quest to prove a theory so audacious and profound that it is shaking the world of earth sciences to its core. In lyrical prose that brings each remote and alluring locale vividly to life, Walker takes us on a thrilling natural history expedition to witness firsthand the supporting evidence Hoffman has pieced together. That evidence, he argues, shows that 700 million years ago the Earth did indeed freeze over completely, becoming a giant “snowball,” in the worst climatic catastrophe in history. Even more startling is his assertion that, instead of ending life on Earth, this global deep freeze was the trigger for the Cambrian Explosion, the hitherto unexplained moment in geological time when a glorious profusion of complex life forms first emerged from the primordial ooze. In a story full of intellectual intrigue, we follow the irascible but brilliant Hoffman and a supporting cast of intrepid geologists as they scour the planet, uncovering clue after surprising clue. We travel to a primeval lagoon at Shark Bay in western Australia, where dolphins cavort with swimmers every morning at seven and “living rocks” sprout out of the water like broccoli heads; to the desolate and forbidding ice fields of a tiny Arctic archipelago seven hundred miles north of Norway; to the surprising fossil beds that decorate Newfoundland’s foggy and windswept coastline; and on to the superheated salt pans of California’s Death Valley. Through the contours of these rich and varied landscapes Walker teaches us to read the traces of geological time with expert eyes, and we marvel at the stunning feats of resilience and renewal our remarkable planet is capable of. Snowball Earth is science writing at its most gripping and enlightening
Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother—well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation. Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.
A simple, wordless celebration of winter joy--with a delightful surprise ending What happens when you take a little snowball and try to make it bigger? You might roll it up a hill, you might even get some friends to help you roll it, until the snowball is huge. But what happens when gravity takes over? In this adorably hilarious, wordless board book, artist Giuliano Ferri uses clever die-cuts to bring humor and anticipation to a charming story of what happens when the snowball of your dreams goes off course.
A small snowball gets bumped by a skier and rolls down the hill growing in size and picking up people as it goes.
- Author : Shortcut Edition
- Publisher : Shortcut Edition
- Release Date : 2021-05-29
- Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
- Pages : 35
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *As you read this summary, you will discover the life of Warren Buffett, the oracle of Omaha. *You will also discover : that Warren Buffett had a very young interest in numbers and money; that he proved to be a business genius at an early age; that he put in place principles to which he always adhered and which guided him in his choices; that he is the most successful investor of the 20th century; that the man nicknamed the Omaha oracle is often called a conservative, but is nonetheless a true visionary. *Warren Buffett is a true American icon, starting from nothing and today ranked among the three greatest fortunes in the world. In "Warren Buffett, the Snowball Effect", Alice Schroeder describes his personal life, his sometimes difficult relationships with those around him, his professional life and the principles he applied to build his fortune. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!