Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill offers guidance for those who want to accumulate wealth in his 1937 book,Think and Grow Rich. Hill purports to have gleaned the wisdom he imparts in the book through countless amounts of time spent with very successful people.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stress Test by Tim Geithner

Few people were closer to the action in the recent financial crisis than Tim Geithner. First as New York Fed President while Bush was in charge, and then as Obama's Treasury secretary, Geithner was perhaps the most influential government policy maker during the crisis. In Stress Test, he describes the events he faced in his roles and how he believes he helped reduce the economic fallout from what could have been another depression.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Zero To One

Peter Thiel co-founded Paypal, and was also the first outside investor in Facebook. Just doing one of those things is bound to make someone rich; Thiel, on the other hand, has gone on to do much more. In his book, Zero To One, he shares his thoughts on what he believes makes for a successful business.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Strayer Emerges From The Dust

When an entire industry takes it on the chin, the babies often get thrown out with the bathwater. As such, it can pay dividends to find the strong, quality companies that are likely to emerge from the rubble. I can't think of a better example to illustrate this than Strayer University.