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What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School
What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School
by Mark H. McCormack
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As the title imply - whay you can't learn in HBS, March 23, 2001
Mark wrote about what the street smart manager should do instead of following the work taught in business school.
He teach you about making impression, sales technique and negotiation skill, which I think, the business school hardly ever taught its students.
I learn alot from the book.


If You Want to Be Rich and Happy, Don't Go to School?: Ensuring Lifetime Security for Yourself..
If You Want to Be Rich and Happy, Don't Go to School?: Ensuring Lifetime Security for Yourself..
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.83
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is time for the educator to read this book, November 18, 2000
What Robert said in this book is an eye opener.
Our education is a failure, especially coming from a country like mine, which only emphazing the elimination of weak students. The result is having a pool of students that are exam smart but does not have any commensense.
Robert always insist that our school system does not teach our student the concept of money, which is the reson why many of us still trap in this rat race of getting a job, spend every single cent and live on credit.
I strongly recommend any educator to read this book.


Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader
Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street's Champion Day Trader
by Martin 'Buzzy' Schwartz
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.72
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, entertaining, November 18, 2000
This is not a "know how" book -- it does not revert any of Matry's secret.
Rather, it gave an account of how Marty transform from a stock analysis to a pit trader, a story of how a fundamental analyst changed to a technical analyst.
It also illustrate Marty's quest to compete with the big boys - the fund manager like Soro's and the like, only to realise that it is a very different ball game.
This book make a good weekend reading.


Final Venture
Final Venture
by Michael Ridpath
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Michael looks like losing his touch, November 5, 2000
Michael's Final Venture is not as exciting as I expected it to be. First, it lacks the thrill of a financial market background. While the whole story is built around the venture capital firm, but seriously, anyone can write such a story. I expect more on financial market story from Michael.
And how Simon solve the murder case seems to be too easy, with help just around the corner when he needs it. He seems to be able to rope in the person he needs to help him solved the murder case, which I think it is unlikely in real life (but this is a fiction anyway).
I hope that Michael will do better in his next book.


The Perfect Business
The Perfect Business
by Michael LeBoeuf
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.77
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive book, October 22, 2000
This review is from: The Perfect Business (Paperback)
The Perfect Business by Michael Leboeuf is a very comprehensice book about starting a home-based business.
It did not give you specific example of what business to start, but rather, he gives tips on networking, marketing, self-discipline etc. If you are looking for a all-in-one type of business guidiance book, this may be the one.
However, some of the stuff Michael talks about are just stating the obvious, like sell something that customers want to buy and not what you like (isn't this obvious?). The chapter on buying office equipments, I think, is a waste of time.
All in all, I hope to see some specfic example, but were disappointed. But still, this is quite an inspirational book.


The Millionaire Next Door
The Millionaire Next Door
by Thomas J. Stanley
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectable findings, October 21, 2000
This book has an unexpectable findings on those that are rich, and by rich, I meant their net worth, and not their lifestyle.
Thomas Stanley found that those millionairs are just like you and me, living frugally, save alot and only buy things they can afford. In contrast to those celebrities that live in big houses and drive flashy cars, the millioairs are those that live in ordinary neigbourhood and drive a second-hand car.
By living frugally and invest for the long term, those people achieve a high net-worth, with plenty of money tucked aside. In contrast, many people that looks rich on the surface may be runing out of cash if the next paycheck does not arrive in time.
A book worth reading.


The Crash of the Millennium: Surviving the Coming Inflationary Depression
The Crash of the Millennium: Surviving the Coming Inflationary Depression
by Raveendra N. Batra
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ravi got it wrong again!, October 20, 2000
I first read Ravi's book "The Great Depression of 1990" in 1988 and was worried that Ravi's prediction will come true. The result is that I missed the most stunning bull run in the financial market. This time Ravi, Ravi again predicted some doom and gloom picture, which we all know now that the crash never materalise in 1999.
Ravi keep saying about his prediction record, but the funny thing is that for the two books that I read by him, both predictions made in the book are wrong.... so much about track record.
In this book, Ravi, as usual, try to look through the past history on inflation, unemployment, past depression etc. to predict what will happen. However, little, as far as I could remember, of what the changes in the New economy was mentioned.
My advice to the readers? Save your money and put it into mutual funds instead.


Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Edition: Paperback
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Start to looks familiar, October 20, 2000
Robert Kiyosaki seems to make his last effort to capitalise on his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Many of those stuff inside this book is a repeat of the earlier books. Although he try to add in more detail, but still, nothing concrete can be found in it.
Reader can probably give this a miss if they have already bought the other books.


The Street Lawyer
The Street Lawyer
by John Grisham
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not at his best, October 19, 2000
Honestly, I am quite disappionted with this book. May be I have too high of a expectation of Grisham.
No legal thriller, just a story on a up-and-coming-high-power-turned-street-lawyer. Is Grisham trying to change his stlye of writing? I have no clue, but I certainly miss the likes of "The Firm", "The Rainmaker", etc.


Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business
Learn to Earn: A Beginner's Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business
by Peter Lynch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $35.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As the title says- A beginner's guide, October 19, 2000
This is a beginner's guide for investor, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned from this book. For one, I realised the magic of compounded returns and the importance of living frugally.
A history lesson on the financial market is interesting as well, and Lynch certainly advocate invest for the long term. He also question the validity of worrying about the GDP number, trade number, etc. when one should be worrying about buying the right company's share.
I would recommend readers to buy "one up on wall street" after this book.


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