Two titles for today’s release (total of 11 books) for the MiniBookExpo: Business Edition. Not sure what that is? Get the deets.
The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David M. Smick
Courtesy of Penguin Group (Canada)
David Smick keeps a low profile, but experts consider him one of the most insightful financial market strategists in the world. For more than two decades, he has conferred with central bankers (such as Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke) and advised top Wall Street executives and investors, from George Soros to Michael Steinhardt to Stan Druckenmiller. Political leaders (from Bill Bradley to Jack Kemp) have regularly sought his policy advice.
The World Is Curved picks up where Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat left off, taking readers on an insider’s tour through the private offices of central bankers, finance ministers, even prime ministers. Smick reveals how today’s risky environment came to be—and why the mortgage mess is a symptom of potentially far more devastating trouble. He wrestles with the two questions on everyone’s mind: How bad could things really get in today’s volatile economy? And what can we do about it?
3 copies availableThis book is CLAIMED
- Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (September 4, 2008)
- Shipping within Canada sponsored by Penguin Group (Canada)
One Hell of a Ride: How Craig Dobbin Built the World’s Largest Helicopter Company by John Lawrence Reynolds
Courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre
One Hell of a Ride traces the life, triumphs and tragedy of Craig Laurence Dobbin, weaving a tale that is inspiring, amusing, tragic and, like its subject, never less than gripping. Dobbin was an irrepressible Newfoundlander who counted prime ministers and U.S. presidents among his friends, teetered on the edge of bankruptcy for much of his life, and remains a legend among all who knew him.
Born during the Great Depression, Dobbin built a small empire in real estate and discovered the joy of fishing in remote salmon pools. To reach these he bought a helicopter. Ten years later, he was running CHC Helicopters, a public corporation earning hundreds of millions of dollars annually, most from ferrying men and equipment to offshore oil platforms. He soon grew the company into the largest operation of its kind in the world.
When he died in October 2006, Dobbin left behind a legacy of business and personal achievements unmatched by any Canadian of his time. Everyone who dealt with him agrees: they will never see his like again.
5 copies4 copies available
- Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (Aug 25 2008)
- Shipping within Canada & US sponsored by Douglas & McIntyre
The She Spot: Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them by Lisa Witter and Lisa Chen
Courtesy of Raincoast Books
In this practical, inspiring guide, Lisa Witter and Lisa Chen of public
relations powerhouse Fenton Communications offer nonprofit
organizations key recommendations for leveraging the power of women to
promote positive change through advocacy, fundraising and the ballot
The She Spot incorporates real-life case studies of
successful woman-focused marketing campaigns from the corporate world
as well as nonprofits and advocacy organizations, and offers specific
steps and actions that organizations can take to communicate more
effectively with women.