Get a handle on the digital currency revolution and learn how to get onboard The Bitcoin Big Bang is a guide to navigating the uncharted territory of digital currency. Written by CNBC contributor Brian Kelly, this book goes beyond Bitcoin 101 to explain how this transformative technology is about to change the world. Digital currency is thrown into perspective against the history of payment systems and its own evolution as readers are invited to explore the ways in which this technology is already changing the way business gets done. Readers gain insight into the mechanisms behind Bitcoin and an expert perspective on digital currency´s effect on the future of money and the economic implications of the Bitcoin revolution. In the same way that email changed the way we transfer information, the decentralized Bitcoin network is about to revolutionize the business world, the legal profession, and even the role of the government. The Bitcoin Big Bang dives headfirst into this paradigm shift, allowing readers to: Explore the origins of digital currency Learn the history and evolution of payment systems Discover how the Bitcoin network is facilitating free and instant transfer of value Understand the mining of Bitcoin and how to invest The digital currency revolution has implications that spread far beyond the finance industry. Anyone who exchanges payment for goods and services is on the cusp of the next big push in societal evolution, and only an understanding of the technology and a clear knowledge of the systems and behaviors at play can fully prepare us for the changes to come. The Bitcoin Big Bang is the go-to guide, helping those who use money use it better. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Pollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022456/bk_adbl_022456_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International trade, and its financing, is now a key component of many undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. For anyone involved in international sales, finance, shipping and administration, or for those studying for academic or professional qualifications in international trade, The Handbook of International Trade and Finance offers an extensive and topical explanation of the key finance areas. This essential reference resource provides the information necessary to help you to reduce risks and improve cash flow, identify the most competitive finance alternatives, structure the best payment terms, and minimize finance and transaction costs. This fully revised and updated 4th edition of The Handbook of International Trade and Finance also describes the negotiating process from the perspectives of both the buyer and the seller, providing valuable insight into the complete financing process, and covering key topics such as: trade risks and risk assessment; structured trade finance; methods and terms of payment; currency risk management and bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit. The Handbook gives a complete and thorough assessment of all the issues involved in constructing, financing and completing a cross-border transaction and is an indispensable guide for anyone who deals with international trade. It also includes a section on risk management, which plays an increasingly important role in international trade from currency fluctuations to political risk and natural disasters.
This book provides the technical essentials, state-of-the-art knowledge, business ecosystem and standards of Near Field Communication (NFC)by NFC Lab - Istanbul research centre which conducts intense research on NFC technology. In this book, the authors present the contemporary research on all aspects of NFC, addressing related security aspects as well as information on various business models. In addition, the book provides comprehensive information a designer needs to design an NFC project, an analyzer needs to analyze requirements of a new NFC based system, and a programmer needs to implement an application. Furthermore, the authors introduce the technical and administrative issues related to NFC technology, standards, and global stakeholders. It also offers comprehensive information as well as use case studies for each NFC operating mode to give the usage idea behind each operating mode thoroughly. Examples of NFC application development are provided using Java technology, and security considerations are discussed in detail. Key Features: * Offers a complete understanding of the NFC technology, including standards, technical essentials, operating modes, application development with Java, security and privacy, business ecosystem analysis * Provides analysis, design as well as development guidance for professionals from administrative and technical perspectives * Discusses methods, techniques and modelling support including UML are demonstrated with real cases * Contains case studies such as payment, ticketing, social networking and remote shopping This book will be an invaluable guide for business and ecosystem analysts, project managers, mobile commerce consultants, system and application developers, mobile developers and practitioners. It will also be of interest to researchers, software engineers, computer scientists, information technology specialists including students and graduates.
´´A unique voice on money, one singularly attuned to...his generation.” (San Francisco Chronicle) Buy as many lattes as you want. Spend extravagantly on the things you love. Live your rich life instead of tracking every last expense with Ramit Sethi’s simple, powerful, and effective six-week program for gaining control over your finances. This isn’t typical advice from a money expert. In this completely updated second edition, Ramit teaches you how to choose long-term investments and the right bank accounts. With his characteristic no-BS perspective, he shows how to squeeze every hidden benefit out of your credit cards. Crush debt and student loans. Learn the exact words to negotiate a raise. Set up an automatic payment system and get on with your life. Plus, new material on overcoming psychological barriers, love and money, new investments options, and real audience stories of how applying Ramit’s principles led to a rich life. ´´Don’t let the breezy, irreverent style of this book fool you. It contains serious advice on personal-finance decisions, from budgeting and savings to spending and investing.” (Burton G. Malkiel, author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street)PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ramit Sethi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/052408/bk_adbl_052408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Everyone needs to invest, but where do you invest during bear markets? The massive stock declines over the past year have eroded savings, but this doesn´t mean you should stuff your money into a mattress. It needs to be put to work, getting some return so that it will grow. Smart investors will turn to high-dividend paying stocks to get a stable and growing stream of income. Dividend investing - which provides an income beyond any gain in the share price - may be the investor´s best weapon. Dividends are safe, largely reliable, and maybe at the their cheapest levels in many years. While the best paying dividend stocks of recent years, such as financials, took a huge beating in 2008, opportunities will abound in 2010 and beyond - if you know where to look. In The Little Book of Big Dividends, dividend stock expert Chuck Carlson presents an action plan for dividend-hungry investors. You´ll learn about the pitfalls, how to find the opportunities, and how to construct a portfolio that generates big, safe dividends easily through the BSD (Big, Safe Dividends) formula. If you´re a bit adventurous, Carlson has you covered and will teach you how to find big, safe dividends in foreign stocks, preferred stocks, ETFs, real-estate investment trusts, and more. This book: Contains the simple tools, strategies, and recommendations for finding big, safe dividends Helps you put a complete portfolio together that pays dividends every month Tells you the top dividend-paying stocks with their dividend payment dates It doesn´t get any easier than this, and in these turbulent times, you can´t afford to ignore the power of dividends. Read The Little Book of Big Dividends and gain a better perspective of how you can protect yourself for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000371/bk_gdan_000371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fibber McGee & Molly had a long and successful run on radio (1935-1959). The program showcased terrific comic and musical talent, headlined by its creators and stars, married couple Jim and Marian Jordan. Living in the fictional Midwestern town of Wistful Vista, Fibber was an American teller of tall tales and a braggart, usually to the exasperation of his long-suffering wife Molly. Life in Wistful Vista followed a well-developed formula, but was always fresh. Fibber’s weekly schemes would be interrupted, inspired by, and often played upon the people of Wistful Vista, a set of regular players and characters including Mayor LaTrivia, Doc Gamble, Mrs. Uppington, Wallace Wimple, Alice Darling, Beulah, Myrt, the Old Timer and Fibber’s next-door neighbor, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. The program used a series of running gags that would become part of the common language, many treasures can be found in the Closet at 79 Wistful Vista. The show began as a comic reflection of Depression Era America, but as time went on and the shadows of war came over the nation, the show again caught the mood of the country. WWII was fought on the Home front at Wistful Vista as surely as anywhere else in America, but here they had the benefit of Fibber’s somewhat addled perspective.Now, enjoy 12 of their funniest radio broadcasts.10/7/47 Football Game Anniversary10/14/47 Catching Teeny’s Cat10/21/47 Late Car Payment10/28/47 Big Deal at the Farm11/4/47 McGee Gets Weighed11/11/47 War Surplus Store12/30/47 $10 Gift Certificate1/6/48 Magic Act1/13/48 Portable Radio1/20/48 Molly’s Pickles1/27/48 Missing Laundry2/3/48 McGee Makes a Lamp 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011619/bk_brll_011619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An ocelot. A slave. An angel thief. Multiple perspectives spanning across time are united through themes of freedom, hope, and faith in a most unusual and epic novel from Newbery Honor-winning author and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt. Sixteen-year-old Cade Curtis is an angel thief. After his mother’s family rejected him for being born out of wedlock, he and his dad moved to the apartment above a local antique shop. The only payment the owner Mrs. Walker requests: marble angels, stolen from graveyards, for her to sell for thousands of dollars to collectors. But there’s one angel that would be the last they’d ever need to steal; an angel, carved by a slave, with one hand open and one hand closed. If only Cade could find it....Zorra, a young ocelot, watches the bayou rush past her yearningly. The poacher who captured and caged her has long since lost her, and Zorra is getting hungrier and thirstier by the day. Trapped, she only has the sounds of the bayou for comfort - but it tells her help will come soon. Before Zorra, Achsah, a slave, watched the very same bayou with her two young daughters. After the death of her master, Achsah is free, but she’ll be damned if her daughters aren’t freed with her. All they need to do is find the church with an angel with one hand open and one hand closed....In a masterful feat, National Book Award Honoree Kathi Appelt weaves together stories across time, connected by the bayou, an angel, and the universal desire to be free. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurel Kathleen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009064/bk_sans_009064_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what´s next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next 10 years - for businesses, governments, and the global community - and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Hillary Clinton´s senior advisor on innovation, he traveled to 41 countries. He visited some of the toughest places in the world - from refugee camps of Congo to Syrian war zones. From phone-charger stands in Eastern Congo to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds. Over the past two decades, the Internet has radically changed markets and businesses worldwide. In The Industries of the Future, Ross shows us what´s next, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next 10 years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity; the commercialization of genomics; the next step for big data; and the coming impact of digital technology on money, payments, and markets. And in each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world´s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley in creating their own innovation hotspots? Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to give a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, incorporating the insights of leaders ranging from tech moguls to defense experts. The Industries of the Future takes the intimidating, complex topics that many of us know to be important and boils them down into clear, plain-spoken language. This is an essential work for understanding how the world works - now and tomorrow - and a must-listen for businesspeople in every sector, from every country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alec Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007321/bk_sans_007321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Early Retirement Plan and Investment Ideas is not only a book about retirement — it´s an inspirational guide on how to enjoy life to its fullest. This book provides a holistic approach in explaining retirement readiness as it relates to the adequate financial resources needed to fund your retirement needs. Today, people worry that they’re going to run out of money in their older age as a result of health care needs or the rising cost of living. This won’t happen if you are able to maintain a diversified portfolio and squeeze higher payments from your assets, Social Security account, pension, home equity, and savings to raise the amount you have to spend and stretch out your money over many more years. The key to creating an active and fulfilling retirement goes beyond having adequate financial resources; it also encompasses all other aspects of life - leisure activities, physical well-being, mental well-being, and a host of other activities that keep you active as you age. In this book, Patrick Hogan guides you to: Quit the rat race early - the earlier, the better Put money in the right perspective and know likely early expenses in retirement and how to meet them Turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life Structure your retirement portfolios Use spending rate to organize your portfolio Maintain a diversified portfolio Decide what asset to put in a retirement portfolio Learn abotu risk tolerance and long-term plan investments, including domestic and foreign equities to invest in Bridge inadequacies in your portfolios Learn about health care concerns in retirement Avoid mistakes people make with spending in retirement Make your own personal worksheet to gauge your retirement readiness Choose a good investment adviser Above all, make your retirement ye 1. Language: English. Narrator: Parker Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115156/bk_acx0_115156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.