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The World is Curved, One Hell of a Ride and The She Spot (MBE:BE)

Two titles for today’s release (total of 11 books) for the MiniBookExpo: Business Edition.  Not sure what that is?  Get the deets.

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The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David M. Smick

Courtesy of Penguin Group (Canada)

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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?

Full description and author bio at MiniBookExpo.

  • 3 copies available This book is CLAIMED
  • Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (September 4, 2008)
  • Shipping within Canada sponsored by Penguin Group (Canada)

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One Hell of a Ride: How Craig Dobbin Built the World’s Largest Helicopter Company by John Lawrence Reynolds

Courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre

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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.

Full description and author bio at MiniBookExpo.

  • 5 copies 4 copies available
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (Aug 25 2008)
  • Shipping within Canada & US sponsored by Douglas & McIntyre

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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

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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
box.

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.

Full description and author bios at MiniBookExpo.

13 Comments

  1. Brandi
    Brandi September 15, 2008

    I’d love The She Spot!

  2. Roger Garcia
    Roger Garcia September 15, 2008

    I would like to read/review The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David M. Smick

  3. Ramya
    Ramya September 15, 2008

    I would like to claim “One Hell of a Ride”.

  4. Colin Smillie
    Colin Smillie September 15, 2008

    I’d love to review “The She Spot”.

  5. Eric Leveille
    Eric Leveille September 16, 2008

    Hello I would like to read —>
    he She Spot: Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them by Lisa Witter and Lisa Chen

  6. Rosemary
    Rosemary September 29, 2008

    The World is Curved claimed by Roger.
    2 COPIES AVAILABLE
    One Hell of a Ride claimed by Ramya
    4 COPIES AVAILABLE
    The She Spot claimed by Brandi, Colin and Eric
    NO COPIES AVAILABLE

  7. Colin Henderson
    Colin Henderson October 3, 2008

    I would like to claim The World is curved. Thank you.

  8. Jenna
    Jenna October 3, 2008

    I would love to claim “One Hell of a Ride”. Thanks.

  9. paul
    paul October 13, 2008

    the world is curved

  10. Rosemary
    Rosemary October 14, 2008

    The World is Curved claimed by Paul
    NO COPIES AVAILABLE
    Still four copies of One Hell of a Ride, people!

  11. Ruth
    Ruth November 21, 2008

    Is it too late to lay claim to One Hell of a Ride?

  12. Sharon Walling
    Sharon Walling January 10, 2009

    I would to read & review One Hell of A Ride?

  13. Rosemary
    Rosemary January 12, 2009

    So sorry about that, folks – we stopped giving out books in mid-November. The Mini Book Expo: Business Edition is over for 2008. Thanks!

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