In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market--a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print--Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks out good businesses when they are available at bargain prices. Now, with a new Introduction and Afterword for 2010, The Little Book that Still Beats the Market updates and expands upon the research findings from the original book. Included are data and analysis covering the recent financial crisis and model performance through the end of 2009. In a straightforward and accessible style, the book explores the basic principles of successful stock market investing and then reveals the author´s time-tested formula that makes buying above average companies at below average prices automatic. Though the formula has been extensively tested and is a breakthrough in the academic and professional world, Greenblatt explains it using 6th grade math, plain language and humor. He shows how to use his method to beat both the market and professional managers by a wide margin. You´ll also learn why success eludes almost all individual and professional investors, and why the formula will continue to work even after everyone ´´knows´´ it. While the formula may be simple, understanding why the formula works is the true key to success for investors. The book will take readers on a step-by-step journey so that they can learn the principles of value investing in a way that will provide them with a long term strategy that they can understand and stick with through both good and bad periods for the stock market. As the Wall Street Journal stated about the original edition, ´´Mr. Greenblatt...says his goal was to provide advice that, while sophisticated, could be understood and followed by his five children, ages 6 to 15. They are in luck. His ´Little Book´ is one of the best, clearest guides to value investing out there.´´
This little guide is the answer to a single radical question: what if changing the way we breathe can change the way we live? In approachable, friendly prose, each chapter gently tackles aspects of the world that can be overwhelming - and suggests exercises, hints and tips to make it better. Are you using your phone too much? Are you having too much coffee? Are really getting the most out of your day? Questions such as these form the unspoken basis of each chapter: is your life the best it could be? And how can you get there through the simple magic of breathing? The Little Book of Breathing is a collection of techniques, exercises and helpful thoughts from life coach and counsellor Una L Tudor. She draws upon rigorous research combined with lessons from her own daily practice to guide you through the day. Structured loosely around the clock, the book takes you from ´´Rise and Shine´´, all the way to bed-time, making the book accessible and open to everyone.
The latest and greatest insights on happiness from around the world The Little Book of Being Brilliant is a ´greatest hits´ compilation of the best and the latest information from the science of positive psychology. Top-selling author Andy Cope exercises his PhD in happiness, along with his decades of experience bringing ´The Art of Being Brilliant´ to rapt audiences around the world, to distill the tips, techniques, facts and ideas you need to know to achieve sustainable wellbeing and happiness in your own life. Andy´s keen for you to know that he wants you to enjoy the experience, hence his ´laugh ´n´ learn´ approach. Inside, you´ll find guidance for taking action in the form of activities and challenges that will help you implement the latest empirical evidence on happiness. You´ll learn why most people are miles away from feeling as great as they could, and what to do about it. Whether you´re motivated to improve your daily life or looking for the insights that will super-charge your career, or in search of inspiration for your students or your team, this little book will set you in motion toward living brilliantly. Develop resilience and embrace positivity by setting goals and taking charge of your life Learn, once and for all, what science says about the connection between money and happiness Overcome road rage and other forms of negativity that are dragging you down in the day-to-day Internalize the latest positivity wisdom for work, sport, parenting, relationships, and more There´s absolutely no filler in The Little Book of Being Brilliant, and no need to sift through half-baked ideas or wisdom that researchers have already overturned. For the latest proven techniques on getting happy and achieving success, along with the motivation required to put those techniques into practice, pick up this energetic and inspiring book today.
Dieser praktische Leitfaden macht Anleger mit dem Economic Moat Konzept vertraut, der ´´Zauberformel´´ des Morningstar, mit der sich erstklassige Investmentchancen aufspüren lassen. Das Konzept ist keineswegs neu: Es wurde zunächst durch Benjamin Graham und Warren Buffett populär, wurde dann aber lange vernachlässigt. ´´The Little Book that Builds Wealth´´ erklärt ganz genau, wie man den Economic Moat, d.h. die Wettbewerbsbarriere bzw. den Wettbewerbsvorteil (wie z.B. geringe Produktionskosten, ausgebautes Vertriebsnetz, gutes Markenimage etc.) ermittelt, durch den sich ein Unternehmen deutlich von Konkurrenzunternehmen abgrenzt. Dabei geht es aber weder um reines Value Investing, noch um reines Growth Investing, sondern vielmehr darum, erstklassige Nischen-Wachstumswerte zu einem attraktiven Kurs zu kaufen. Das Buch demonstriert anschaulich Schritt für Schritt, was einen Economic Moat ausmacht, wie man ihn ermittelt, wie man verschiedene Moats gegeneinander abwägt, und wie man auf der Basis dieser Daten am besten eine Investmententscheidung trifft. Mit begleitender Website. Sie wird vom Morningstar betrieben und enthält eine Reihe von Tools und Features, mit deren Hilfe der Leser das Gelernte in der Praxis testen kann. Autor Pat Dorsey ist ein renommierter Finanzexperte. Er ist Chef der Morningstar Equity Research und Kolumnist bei Morningstar.com. Ein neuer Band aus der beliebten ´Little Book´-Reihe.
Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times bestseller The Little Book of Hygge offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness, by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka)-pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day. While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn´t exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people. In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world-togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness-and explores what actions we can take to become happier. As he reveals, we can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior, whether it´s eating like the French (sitting around a table and savoring our time) or dancing the tango like Argentinians in Buenos Aires. With his trademark warmth and wit, Meik explores the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, how we can be healthier without having to go to the gym, how we can learn to build trust and collaboration, how we can help ourselves by helping others, and why our expectations often outweigh our reality. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke is a global roadmap for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improve our own lives, but help us build better communities and a better world.
A detailed guide to overcoming the most frequently encountered psychological pitfalls of investing Bias, emotion, and overconfidence are just three of the many behavioral traits that can lead investors to lose money or achieve lower returns. Behavioral finance, which recognizes that there is a psychological element to all investor decision-making, can help you overcome this obstacle. In The Little Book of Behavioral Investing, expert James Montier takes you through some of the most important behavioral challenges faced by investors. Montier reveals the most common psychological barriers, clearly showing how emotion, overconfidence, and a multitude of other behavioral traits, can affect investment decision-making. * Offers time-tested ways to identify and avoid the pitfalls of investor bias * Author James Montier is one of the world´s foremost behavioral analysts * Discusses how to learn from our investment mistakes instead of repeating them * Explores the behavioral principles that will allow you to maintain a successful investment portfolio Written in a straightforward and accessible style, The Little Book of Behavioral Investing will enable you to identify and eliminate behavioral traits that can hinder your investment endeavors and show you how to go about achieving superior returns in the process. Praise for The Little Book Of Behavioral Investing ´´The Little Book of Behavioral Investing is an important book for anyone who is interested in understanding the ways that human nature and financial markets interact.´´ --Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University, and author of Predictably Irrational ´´In investing, success means¿being on the right side of most trades. No book provides a better starting point toward that goal than this one.´´ --Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School ´´´Know thyself.´ Overcoming human instinct is key to becoming a better investor.¿ You would be irrational if you did not read this book.´´ --Edward Bonham-Carter, Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, Jupiter Asset Management ´´There is not an investor anywhere who wouldn´t profit from reading this book.´´ --Jeff Hochman, Director of Technical Strategy, Fidelity Investment Services Limited ´´James Montier gives us a very accessible version of why we as investors are so predictably irrational, and a guide to help us channel our ´Inner Spock´ to make better investment decisions. Bravo!´´ --John Mauldin, President, Millennium Wave Investments
Monica Sheehan has taken her bestselling book ´´be happy.´´ and created an irresistible little gem for people ´´BIG & small.´´ So open it up and get inspired to . . . ´´Sing and dance a little! Have fun! Be kind--be brave! And be the best YOU. ´´
An accessible, and intuitive, guide to stock valuation Valuation is at the heart of any investment decision, whether that decision is to buy, sell, or hold. In The Little Book of Valuation, expert Aswath Damodaran explains the techniques in language that any investors can understand, so you can make better investment decisions when reviewing stock research reports and engaging in independent efforts to value and pick stocks. Page by page, Damodaran distills the fundamentals of valuation, without glossing over or ignoring key concepts, and develops models that you can easily understand and use. Along the way, he covers various valuation approaches from intrinsic or discounted cash flow valuation and multiples or relative valuation to some elements of real option valuation. * Includes case studies and examples that will help build your valuation skills * Written by Aswath Damodaran, one of today´s most respected valuation experts * Includes an accompanying iPhone application (iVal) that makes the lessons of the book immediately useable Written with the individual investor in mind, this reliable guide will not only help you value a company quickly, but will also help you make sense of valuations done by others or found in comprehensive equity research reports.
Wie konnten wir so viele ausladende Pobacken in ein so winziges und preiswertes Buch quetschen? Sorry, das bleibt unser Betriebsgeheimnis. Nur so viel lässt sich verraten: Schuhlöffel und Lycra kamen zum Einsatz. In der Originalausgabe The Big Butt Book präsentierten wir eine breite Spanne verlockender Gesäße von den 1950er-Jahren bis heute. Für The Little Book of Butts haben wir ironischerweise beschlossen, Ihnen nur die größten und besten Stücke aufs Auge zu drücken, frei nach Sir Mix-a-lots poetischem Erguss: ´´My anaconda don´t want none, unless you´ve got buns, hun´´ (sinngemäß: Ohne Pos nichts los). Auf über 150 Fotos zeigen wir Ihnen Ausladungen in den Größen breit, breiter, überbordend, in Schwarz-Weiß und Farbe. Die Models sind zwar größtenteils unbekannt, doch ihre Hinterteile längst legendär. Und nun, da sie in einem diskreten kleinen und erschwinglichen Format versammelt sind, muss sich niemand mehr etwas verkneifen. Also, Arsch hoch und ran an den Speck!
Iron Man! Thor! Hulk! Wasp! Ant-Man! Diese fünf Kultfiguren debütierten im September 1963 als erste Inkarnation des aufregendsten Superteams aller Zeiten, in The Avengers Nr. 1. Von Captain America über Black Panther und Beast bis zu Mockingbird und She-Hulk gewannen und verloren sie immer wieder neue Mitglieder, nahmen sogar ehemalige Superschurken in ihre Reihen auf und kämpften gegen alle nur erdenklichen Bedrohungen - jede noch größer als die vorhergegangene. Vom ´´Westküstenteam´´ bis zum ´´Geheimteam´´ (ganz zu schweigen vom ´´finsteren´´ und ´´jungen´´ und ´´mächtigen´´ und ´´ganz neuen´´ Team!) ist The Little Book of Avengers Ihr definitiver Führer zum größten Superheldenteam, das die Welt je gesehen hat! © MARVEL