Today’s Picks: FREE eBooks for Download for US, CA, UK (March 25)
So, how many of you have bought a Kindle OR if you haven’t bought a Kindle yet, whataya waiting for? Amazon has an ALL-NEW family : eInk – Kindle ($69), Kindle Paperwhite ($119) / Kindle Paperwhite 3G ($179), Kindle Keyboard 3G ($139) Or the larger sized Graphite Kindle DX. And tablet – Kindle Fire ($159), Kindle Fire HD ($199), Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ ($299) and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless ($499)!
(If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry, you can still read the free books! Just download the Kindle for the PC, Kindle for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Kindle for the iPad, Kindle for BlackBerry or Kindle for Android!) And guess what, Kindle now supports library borrowing (US only)! (See Borrow Kindle Books from Your Local Library)
‘Demand and Supply Integration: The Key to World-Class Demand Forecasting‘ (FT Press Operations Management) by Mark A. Moon (FT Press) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download. Also on Amazon UK and Amazon CA.
Stop Settling for Average Returns!
If you merely aim to keep up with the indexes, you’re settling for mediocrity–or worse. Indexing is actually becoming dangerous, thanks to its bias toward overvalued, overgrown, large cap stocks likely to hit long periods of underperformance. But simply choosing active management isn’t the solution: Many investment pros have quietly adopted “quasi-indexing” strategies that protect themselves at your expense.
Here’s the good news: You have a much better chance of beating the pros than they want you to think.
In Beating the Indexes , leading trader and Minyanville columnist Bill Feingold shows how to systematically exploit the biases of index investing and continuously make winning investments. Writing for sophisticated individual investors as well as professionals, Feingold introduces more profitable strategies based on convertible bonds and other alternative investments. He systematically exposes growing cracks in the theory of index investing, presenting long-term strategies capable of consistently outperforming index investors.
Check out the other freebies after the jump!
‘A Guide to Elder Planning‘: Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself, 2/e by Steve Weisman (FT Press) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download. Also on Amazon UK and Amazon CA.
Everything You Need to Know to Protect Your Loved Ones and Yourself, Updated and Revised Edition
For millions of families, elder planning is now life’s most important and difficult financial challenge. Whether you’re concerned about your own future, your loved ones, or both, Steve Weisman’s A Guide to Elder Planning brings together all the up-to-date knowledge and practical insights you’ll need.
Thorough, realistic, friendly, and easy-to-use, this guide covers all the financial, legal, and personal issues faced by seniors and their families. Weisman brings together practical solutions for estate, investment, retirement, tax, and long-term care planning…managing Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and veterans’ benefits…avoiding age discrimination, abuse, and scams…planning for healthcare directives and the end of life…and much more.
Steve Weisman is one of the nation’s leading eldercare attorneys. He has helped millions of seniors through his work as an author and as host of the radio show A Touch of Grey. Drawing on all this experience, he offers all the useful, trustworthy answers you’ll need—in plain, crystal-clear English!
‘Helping People Win at Work‘ : A Business Philosophy Called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A’ by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge (FT Press) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download. Also on Amazon UK and Amazon CA.
Ken Blanchard’s Leading at a Higher Level techniques are inspiring thousands of leaders to build high-performing organizations that make life better for everyone. Now, in Helping People Win at Work, Blanchard and WD-40 Company leader Garry Ridge reveal how WD-40 has used Blanchard’s techniques of Partnering for Performance with every employee–achieving levels of engagement and commitment that have fortified the bottom line.
Ridge introduces WD-40 Company’s year-round performance review system, explaining its goals, features, and the cultural changes it requires. Next, he shares his leadership point of view: what he expects of people, what they can expect of him, and where his beliefs about leadership and motivation come from. Finally, Blanchard explains why WD-40 Company’s Partnering for Performance system works so well–and how to leverage its high-value techniques in your organization. In this book, you’ll learn how to:
· Stop building failure into your mentoring of employees
· Set goals using the SMART approach: specific, motivational, attainable, relevant and trackable
· Help people move through all four stages of mastery
· Create a culture that shares knowledge and encourages nonstop learning
The Most Complete, Up-to-Date, Single-Volume Reference to Modern Operations and Supply Chain Management
This “field manual” is ideal for every manager and student who needs a deeper understanding of supply chain and operations management. It is also ideal for people in lean and Lean Sigma training programs who need to develop a more precise language for their process improvement efforts. The field’s most comprehensive reference, it’s both uniquely convenient and exceptionally affordable.
Leading expert Arthur V. Hill covers the entire field, offering nearly 1800 authoritative entries. Of these, more than one-third are new to this edition, and nearly another one-third have been completely rewritten. Packed with photos, figures, graphs, tables, examples, references, Excel formulas, and VBA scripts, The Encyclopedia of Operations Management is designed and organized for constant use. Students can use it to prepare for case discussions, exams, and job interviews and to quickly develop a mental map for the entire discipline. For instructors, it serves as an invaluable desk reference and teaching aid. Working managers can use it as a comprehensive training reference for both lean and Lean Sigma programs.
A repeat freebie and Free collections from FT Press:
Enjoy the freebies! Watch out for Part 2!