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Built on a Lie: The Rise and Fall of Neil Woodford and the Fate of Middle England’s Money Audiobook

Built on a Lie: The Rise and Fall of Neil Woodford and the Fate of Middle England’s Money

Author: Owen Walker Narrator: Thom Petty Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The proud owner of a sprawling £14m estate in the Cotswolds, boasting a stable of eventing horses, a fleet of supercars and neighbouring the royal family, Neil Woodford was the most celebrated and successful British investor of his generation. He spent years beating the market; betting against the dot com bubble in the 1990s and the banks before the financial crash in 2008, making blockbuster returns for his investors and earning himself a reputation of 'the man who made Middle England rich'. As famous for his fleet of fast cars and ostentatious mansions, he was the rockstar fund manager that had the lifestyle to match. But, in 2019, after a stream of poorly-judged investments, Woodford's asset management company collapsed, trapping hundreds of thousands of rainy-day savers in his flagship fund and hanging £3.6bn in the balance. In Built on a Lie, Financial Times reporter Owen Walker reveals the disastrous failings of Woodford, the greed at the heart of his operation, the flaws of an industry in thrall to its star performers and the dangers of limited regulation. With exclusive access to Woodford's inner circle, Walker will reveal the full, jaw-dropping story of Europe's biggest investment scandal in a decade. © Owen Walker 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Strong Like Water: How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life Audiobook

Strong Like Water: How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life

Author: Laila Tarraf Narrator: Laila Tarraf Release Date: March 2021

Laila Tarraf was the Chief People Officer for Peet’s Coffee and Tea, the iconic Berkeley coffee roaster, but she had a secret: she was failing in the most important relationships in her life. Yes, she was a strong and effective business leader, the successful daughter of immigrants, and the mother of a toddler, but she was disconnected from her own feelings ­and had little patience for those of others.  All that changed, however, when three of the people most important to her—her husband, father, and mother—died in quick succession. Laila had spent her life leading from the head, convinced that any display of vulnerability would make her soft. But as this trifecta of losses led her to reconnect to her feelings, one painful step at a time, something remarkable happened: she became a better leader, a better mother, and a better person. Leading from the heart became the true source of her power. This is a book about healing, about waking up, about learning who you are—who you really, truly are at the core—and reclaiming and embracing all the pieces of yourself you long ago abandoned in the name of survival. For women longing for balance, this is a path to opening our hearts and infusing our leadership and relationships with love, compassion, and authenticity. “ Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” —Lao Tzu

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Greater Fortune: Essential Lessons from the Entrepreneur Who Bought the Company That Fired Her Audiobook

Greater Fortune: Essential Lessons from the Entrepreneur Who Bought the Company That Fired Her

Author: Marie Cosgrove Narrator: Joana Garcia Release Date: March 2021

When she refused to take a pay cut, Marie Cosgrove was cut loose. So she started her own business . . . and a few years later, she bought the company that had fired her. She didn't give up-she became greater. And you can, too. Whether it's everyday problems or seemingly insurmountable challenges, we all face hardships in our personal and professional lives. In Greater Fortune, business mastermind and motivational speaker Marie Cosgrove guides you in discovering how to use these hardships to propel you forward. Born into poverty, Cosgrove persevered through a tumultuous upbringing and an abusive marriage; throughout it all, she raised four children on her own while struggling to make her way in the business world. Not only did she survive, she turned the lessons of adversity into advantage, becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur and innovator in the competitive field of medical devices. Now, she shares what she has learned-from both her successes and failures-with you. Greater Fortune is both an inspirational story and a road map to a better life of your own, filled with practical strategies that will help you make the most of the greatness that is within you already.

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Lucifer's Banker Uncensored: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy, 2nd Edition Audiobook

Lucifer's Banker Uncensored: The Untold Story of How I Destroyed Swiss Bank Secrecy, 2nd Edition

Author: Bradley C. Birkenfeld Narrator: Rick Adamson Release Date: March 2021

As a private banker working for the largest bank in the world, UBS, Bradley Birkenfeld was an expert in Switzerland's shell-game of offshore companies and secret numbered accounts. He wined and dined ultrawealthy clients whose millions of dollars were hidden away from business partners, spouses, and tax authorities. As his client list grew, Birkenfeld lived a life of money, fast cars, and beautiful women, but when he discovered that UBS was planning to betray him, he blew the whistle to the US government. The Department of Justice scorned Birkenfeld's unprecedented whistle-blowing and attempted to silence him with a conspiracy charge. Yet Birkenfeld would not be intimidated. He took his secrets to the US Senate, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Internal Revenue Service, where he prevailed. His bombshell revelations helped the US Treasury recover over $15 billion (and counting) in back taxes, fines, and penalties from American tax cheats. But Birkenfeld was shocked to discover that at the same time he was cooperating with the US government, the Department of Justice was still doggedly pursuing him. He was arrested and served thirty months in federal prison. When he emerged, the Internal Revenue Service gave him a whistle-blower award for $104 million, the largest such reward in history.

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Value(s): Building a Better World For All Audiobook

Value(s): Building a Better World For All

Author: Mark Carney Narrator: Mark Carney Release Date: March 2021

‘A radical book that speaks out accessibly’ BONO ‘Indispensable … This is the essential handbook’ CHRISTINE LAGARDE ‘A remarkably good read’ GILLIAN TETT, Financial Times ‘This assault on the modern free market is a landmark achievement’ WILL HUTTON, Observer What do you value? Why is it that often the things we value the most – from frontline nurses to the natural environment to keeping children well fed and educated – seem of little importance to economic markets? In Value(s), one of the great economic thinkers of our time examines how economic value and social values became blurred, how we went from living in a market economy to a market society, and how to rethink and rebuild before it’s too late. The book will help arm the best in business, finance and government, and disarm the worst. During his time as a G7 central banker and seven years spent as Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney witnessed the collapse of public trust in elites, globalisation, and technology; the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the existential threat of the growing climate emergency. Drawing on a truly international perspective to our greatest problems, this book sets out a framework for the change needed for an economic and social renaissance in a post-Covid world. Embedding the values of sustainability, solidarity and responsibility into all decision-making is integral to his argument for how we can channel the dynamism of the market to turn intractable problems into enormous opportunities. His deeply researched and forward-looking manifesto goes to the heart of what we’ve got wrong in the past and offers action plans to set it right for individuals, businesses, investors and governments. In short, Value(s) sets out how we can build a better world for all. It is a book that offers achievable solutions to global problems, building a future fit for our children, grandchildren and generations to come. ‘The ten pages where he takes down routine market fables are worth the price of the book alone.’ writes Will Hutton.

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Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It Audiobook

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men and What We Can Do About It

Author: Annabelle Williams Narrator: Annabelle Williams Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Money gives us freedom. It may not buy us happiness, but having it allows us to make choices . . . The choice to live where you want. The choice to do what you love for work. The choice over how you spend your free time. But what if you knew that you would earn less than your male counterparts for the rest of your life? Today, being a woman means that you will. Few of us ever talk about it, but great economic inequality still exists between men and women. · There is no country in the world where women collectively earn as much as men. · Globally only 34% of women hold managerial positions. · Only 1p in every £1of venture capital funding goes to start-ups run by women. · Research has even found that financial advisors encourage female clients into lower risk, and therefore lower return, investments in the belief that they can't handle the risk. · In many countries tampons and sanitary pads are seen as 'luxuries' that women are made to pay tax on. · It has been found that women ask for pay rises at the same frequency as men, but are 25% less likely to be given them. Annabelle Williams, a financial journalist for The Times, uncovers the shocking realities of money in the modern world. Awareness is the first step to making change, which is why we all need to understand why women are poorer than men and what exactly we can do about it. © Annabelle Williams 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment Audiobook

The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment

Author: John Lee Dumas Narrator: John Dumas Release Date: March 2021

Say hello to YOUR version of uncommon success with a revolutionary 17-step roadmap to guide your journey to financial, location, and lifestyle freedom! Based on thousands of interviews from John Lee Dumas' highly acclaimed podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, this revolutionary 17-step roadmap provides a proven path for entrepreneurs like you to achieve the financial, location, and lifestyle freedom you are capable of. Let The Common Path to Uncommon Success show you how. The Common Path to Uncommon Success will: - Reveal the critical steps successful entrepreneurs take to achieve uncommon success. - Dispel the doubts and fear you're currently facing while providing a clear path to financial freedom and fulfillment. - Ensure you avoid the pitfalls that have tripped up countless entrepreneurs. - Provide a "Well of Knowledge" section for you to tap into anytime you're in need of inspiration or motivation! JLD's 17-step roadmap will help you accomplish your #1 goal in life, as it has for so many others, by showing you how to properly focus on your vision of success until it becomes your reality.

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How To Be An Entrepreneur: Business lessons from BBC’s The Bottom Line Audiobook

How To Be An Entrepreneur: Business lessons from BBC’s The Bottom Line

Author: Evan Davis Narrator: Evan Davis Release Date: March 2021

A collection of the best programmes on entrepreneurship curated by business guru Evan Davis. Since 2006, The Bottom Line has given listeners the view from the top on business. Hosted by the BBC's former economics editor, PM and Dragon's Den presenter Evan Davis, with a panel of guest experts, it cuts through the confusion, statistics and spin to provide essential insight into the business issues that matter. This collection brings together 17 of the best and most informative episodes, specially chosen by Evan Davis - including 'Upside-down Management', which won the 2013 Wincott Radio Journalism of the Year Award. Each one is full of invaluable advice on succeeding in business, from those who've made it. Here are lessons on the impact of failure and learning from your mistakes; getting to the top even if you were bottom of the class; and being brave enough to pursue your dream (and realistic enough to have a proper plan). There's also tips on managing the boardroom and your staff, negotiating a win-win deal, and changing your company's course while staying true to its original vision. Davis and guests assess the pros and cons of franchising, personal coaches and business gurus; look at couples in business, and how they keep the personal out of their professional life; and hear the fascinating stories of teenage and migrant entrepreneurs. Plus, a special edition of the show explores the rise and fall of Silicon Valley's first female billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes, who duped the world with the promise of her revolutionary blood-testing company Theranos. How did she deceive some of America's smartest minds - and how can we avoid being similarly fooled? Copyright © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. ? 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn't Come Easy Audiobook

No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn't Come Easy

Author: Chip Gaines Narrator: Chip Gaines Release Date: March 2021

No Pain, No Gaines is a by-the-bootstraps manual for building a network of people you can count on. Fair warning: building it will be painful, but what you'll gain is something strong, something reliable, and something that can change the world. Spoiler alert #1: This is a book about networks Spoiler alert #2: This is not a book about networking Not networking in the traditional sense anyway. It's not about how to leverage your interactions with everyone you meet in an all-out sprint to get ahead. It's about how to find a group of real people who will stand beside you as you bust your butt, who believe that authentic human connection is more important than any other earthly thing, and who bet on each other instead of the status quo. People with beating hearts and passions who live and love and try and fail and try again. People who lift you up and give your life meaning. Written for anyone who believes that relationships are more than transactions, and who is looking to build a network of people they can count on, No Pain, No Gaines will coach you on how to - look outside yourself and your circle and foster connections with others - value what you bring to the table - resist the status quo - find the risks worth taking - engage and be awake to life, not asleep at the wheel - get comfortable with being uncomfortably kind - build a network you trust and then trust the network you build Chip Gaines has been building that kind of network his whole life, and he can tell you, it doesn't come easy. The good stuff never does. It requires faith in people. It requires hope. And it requires a willingness to grow even when it hurts. In No Pain, No Gaines, through hard-won lessons and personal stories, Chip will coach you on how to build a network of your own that will make your life rich and your relationships run deep. Accompanying interactive components are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

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The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever Audiobook

The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier Narrator: Michael Bungay Stanier Release Date: March 2021

From the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Coaching Habit comes a book of advice...on how to give less advice. Ah, the irony. The Coaching Habit was an unexpected bestseller: over 750 thousand copies sold so far, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, and used by people and organizations around the world. If The Coaching Habit says, “Here are the seven essential questions to be more coach-like,” The Advice Trap is about getting to grips with how to actually change your behaviour so you stay curious a little bit longer. It sounds like it should be easy, but it’s not. To get there, leading coach and trainer Michael Bungay Stanier offers specific coaching strategies, particularly on how to focus on what matters most. The audiobook of The Advice Trap gives you tools to make your conversations, coaching and otherwise, irresistible. If you’ve already read The Advice Trap, thank you, and there’s a ton of added value content for you in the audiobook, too. Michael’s invited other voices to respond to what was most useful for them in each of the chapters, so there are different perspectives and less of a monologue of advice. You’ll hear from: • Pau Gasol, NBA All-Star • Dr. Alex Osterwalder, leading management thinker • Dr. Kofi Hope, co-founder of Monumental • Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technology • Leanne Hughes, host of the First Time Facilitator podcast • Dr. Shannon Minifie, CEO of Box of Crayons • Sandy McIntosh, EVP and CHRO of TELUS • Tyson Yunkaporta, author of the acclaimed book Sand Talk In 2019, Michael Bungay Stanier was named the #1 Thought Leader in Coaching, and was short-listed for the coaching award by Thinkers50, the “Oscars of Management.” His work’s been featured in journals such as HBR, Fast Company, Forbes, and Inc., and his company, Box of Crayons, has trained more than 100,000 people, regular managers, leaders, and individual contributors in the tools and mindset required for this essential leadership behaviour: staying curious and being more coach-like. You’ll get all of that wisdom and experience when you listen to The Advice Trap. (And, by the way, thank you in advance for buying it and listening.) A Page Two Books production

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A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in the Age of Overload Audiobook

A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in the Age of Overload

Author: Cal Newport Narrator: Kevin R. Free Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Feel like you're always drowning in email? How much more would you achieve without them - and how much happier would you be? Emails are an integral part of work today. But the 'kind regards', forwards and attachments we check every 5.4 minutes are making us unproductive, stressed and costing businesses millions in untapped potential. Bestselling author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport, is here to offer a radical new vision - a world without email. Drawing on sociology, behavioural economics and fascinating case studies of thriving email-free companies, Newport explains how this modern tool doesn't work for our ancient brains and provides solutions you can implement today to transform your workday into one without constant, distracting pings. Revolutionary and practical, A World Without Email will liberate you to do your most profound, fulfilling and creative work - and be happier too. Praise for A World Without Email: 'If you are currently drowning in endless email and not sure where to start: read this book' Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method 'Read this superb book. It might just change your life; it's changing mine' Tim Harford, author of How To Make The World Add Up 'This is a bold, visionary, almost prophetic book that challenges the status quo' Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism

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Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America Audiobook

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America

Author: Alec Macgillis Narrator: Danny Gavigan Release Date: March 2021

An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States. In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly line labor. Eighty-three years later, the market capitalization of has exceeded one trillion dollars, while the value of the Ford Motor Company hovers around thirty billion. We have, it seems, entered the age of one-click America—and as the coronavirus makes Americans more dependent on online shopping, its sway will only intensify. Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is not another inside account or exposé of our most conspicuously dominant company. Rather, it is a literary investigation of the America that falls within that company’s growing shadow. As MacGillis shows, Amazon’s sprawling network of delivery hubs, data centers, and corporate campuses epitomizes a land where winner and loser cities and regions are drifting steadily apart, the civic fabric is unraveling, and work has become increasingly rudimentary and isolated. Ranging across the country, MacGillis tells the stories of those who’ve thrived and struggled to thrive in this rapidly changing environment. In Seattle, high-paid workers in new office towers displace a historic black neighborhood. In suburban Virginia, homeowners try to protect their neighborhood from the environmental impact of a new data center. Meanwhile, in El Paso, small office supply firms seek to weather Amazon’s takeover of government procurement, and in Baltimore a warehouse supplants a fabled steel plant. Fulfillment also shows how Amazon has become a force in Washington, D.C., ushering listeners through a revolving door for lobbyists and government contractors and into CEO Jeff Bezos’s lavish Kalorama mansion. With empathy and breadth, MacGillis demonstrates the hidden human costs of the other inequality—not the growing gap between rich and poor, but the gap between the country’s winning and losing regions. The result is an intimate account of contemporary capitalism: its drive to innovate, its dark, pitiless magic, its remaking of America with every click. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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