An inclusive and deeply detailed overview of the investing world.

FORESIGHT INVESTING

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FINDING YOUR NEXT GREAT TRADE

A wide-ranging guide to the paradoxes of investing.

In these pages, Lee seeks to advise readers on all the variables of investing in the modern market, “understanding where to invest, what to buy, and when to pull the trigger.” He intends his book to function as a kind of Rosetta Stone for investing terminology and thinking. In part, it acts as a primer on the ideas and concepts of investment basics, naturally centering around spotting trends and accurately gauging potentials. Lee concisely and insightfully looks into some specific trends, from the boom in renewable energies and the resultant growing need for better energy-storage technology to the so-called “gray boom” that encompasses ideologies and technologies connected with the fact that people are living, and working, far longer than they were a century ago. Lee guides readers through all the various mathematical and financial concepts of the investing world, using charts and graphs and quick, digestible segments to explain balance sheets, earnings statements, and valuation metrics, among other elements, and delve into their hidden layers. He demystifies concepts such as valuation for beginners and breaks down the interplay of subjective elements that drive prices and general trends. The sections of Lee’s book that speculate on future possibilities are absorbing, as they start with current tech before verging into science-fictional notions that could become reality in the near future; whether he’s writing about smart materials, solid-state batteries, smart technology, cryptocurrency, or automation and artificial intelligence, Lee breaks down the basics in clear, intriguing, and always readable language. The sheer amount of detail that Lee uses in analyzing trendlines is bracing, and even readers who are already familiar with the world he describes will pick things up from this book.

An inclusive and deeply detailed overview of the investing world.

Pub Date: April 9, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-09834-122-0

Page Count: 364

Publisher: BookBaby

Review Posted Online: Feb. 25, 2021

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Gucci demonstrates all the bravado and ferocious self-confidence that he counsels—and the photos are a nice bonus.

THE GUCCI MANE GUIDE TO GREATNESS

A hip-hop star who went on his first international tour wearing an ankle monitor explains how to succeed.

“The words you are about to read can help you,” writes Gucci. “That’s because there is truth in them. These are words of wisdom, like the Bible and its proverbs.” Unquestionably, Gucci likes to aim high, as many of his proverbs attest: “Stop Underestimating Yourself”; “Whatever You’re Thinking, Think Bigger”; “Nobody Cares. Work Harder”; “When They Sleep, I’m Grinding”; “Do More, Get More.” And never forget, “Women Are Brilliant.” Gucci not only shares his recipes for success. As in a cookbook that shows pictures of the end result, the author includes dozens of dazzling photos of himself and his beautiful wife, among them a series on his surprise wedding proposal at an Atlanta Hawks game. After the success of his bestselling debut, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, Gucci has realized there is money to be made in the book business. In addition to the Bible, he has his eye on Malcolm Gladwell and his reported $5 million advances. While he is “cool with Malcolm Gladwell being more celebrated than me as an author…the difference between Malcolm Gladwell and me is that I’m going to make more money because I’m going to make so many books for my following….You can enjoy this book or not, but I’m going to make my fifty-second book, my hundred and eighth book.” Many readers will hope that one of them will be a diet book, as the 100-plus pounds Gucci has lost and kept off are a frequent topic—alas, he doesn’t reveal his weight loss secrets here. Until the next book, try to live the Gucci Mane way. “Avoid lazy and miserable people,” and “Find something to be excited about every day.”

Gucci demonstrates all the bravado and ferocious self-confidence that he counsels—and the photos are a nice bonus.

Pub Date: Oct. 13, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-982146-78-8

Page Count: 272

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: Sept. 10, 2020

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 2020

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A solid overview of a nation much in world news and of economic trends that will have significant effects in the global...

SAUDI, INC.

THE ARABIAN KINGDOM'S PURSUIT OF PROFIT AND POWER

Tracing the conjoined realms of dynastic politics and international commerce in the history of Saudi Arabia.

It was an Arab from the desert, Abdul Aziz, who led the struggle to unify the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula into the kingdom of al Saud, but what gave him the wherewithal to link the settlements of his new country were petrodollars, brought to the kingdom by an American concern called Aramco. Indeed, writes energy consultant and historian Wald, it was the vision of what the company built for its own workers—schools and hospitals and apartment blocks—that set Abdul Aziz on his modernizing path, which was undertaken with some reluctance since the king “felt more than a little uneasy at the pace at which his people’s traditional lifestyle was changing.” Later, the Saudi government would nationalize Aramco; in recent years, there have been proposals for a public offering, though whether for Saudi investors exclusively or a broader clientele remains to be seen. Wald shows how the al Saud rulers entered into another uneasy alliance—with religious fundamentalists—in order to legitimate and solidify their rule and spread it throughout Arabia. She rejects the thought that, despite the overwhelming Saudi presence among the 9/11 hijackers, the Saudi royals have much involvement with terrorism, which is bent on upsetting their power as much as waging jihad against the West. The author closes by hinting at reforms that she notes at the outset are beyond the scope of her discussion, reforms not just in the structure of Aramco and the company’s approach to energy, but also in the larger Saudi society, evidenced by such things as greater investment in education and a diversified economy in which women fully participate.

A solid overview of a nation much in world news and of economic trends that will have significant effects in the global marketplace in years to come.

Pub Date: April 3, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-68177-660-6

Page Count: 304

Publisher: Pegasus

Review Posted Online: Feb. 6, 2018

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 2018

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