Is the millionaire next door still out there today? The latest research from Dr. Thomas J. Stanley and his daughter, Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw, confirms that, yes, the millionaire next door is alive and well. And he's achieving his financial objectives much the same way he always has: by living below his means, being a contrarian in a maelstrom of hyper-consumption, and being disciplined in reaching his financial goals. The book examines wealth in America 20 years after Dr. Stanley's groundbreaking work on self-made affluence. While a new generation of household financial managers are being inundated with a proliferation of financial advice.
In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?--
The founder and CEO of Salesforce reveals the secrets to building a world-class culture and offers a model for leadership that will define the most successful companies of the future. Trailblazer is Marc Benioff's answer to the one question he's most often asked: what is the secret to driving continuous growth and innovation. His answer: building a culture where values permeate everything you do. As the world has grown vastly more complicated, says Benioff, new pressures, threats, and moral conundrums have inserted themselves into the daily agenda. And none of us in the business world can afford to sit on the sidelines and ignore what's going on outside the walls of our workplaces. Because in the future, profits and progress will no longer be sustainable unless they serve the greater good. In a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of the world's most admired companies, he reveals how Salesforce's core values--trust, customer success, innovation, and equality--create value: how they have become the company's greatest competitive advantage, and the most powerful engine of its success. Along the way, Benioff describes how the company's values come to life, forming the bedrock of a resilient company culture that empowers every employee, at every level, to do the best work of their lives. And he shares insights and best practices for anyone in any company who wants to adapt their culture to thrive in the face of the inevitable disruption ahead. Whether you run a company, lead a small team, or have just draped an ID badge around your neck for the first time, Trailblazer reveals how anyone, in any workplace, can become a powerful agent of change--
To Horowitz, culture is how a company makes decisions. It is the set of assumptions employees use to resolve everyday problems. If culture is not purposeful, it will be an accident or a mistake. Here he explains how to make your culture purposeful by spotlighting four historic models of leadership and culture-building, and connecting their leadership examples to modern case-studies. The practical and often surprising advice that results will help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. -- adapted from jacket
This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.