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Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can t get anywhere else Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits You could try reading all 2 728 rules of the Social Security system and the thousands of explanations of these rules but Kotlikoff Moeller and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style What you don t know can seriously hurt you wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year How many retirees or those nearing retirement know about such Social Security options as file and suspend apply for benefits and then don t take them Or start stop start start benefits stop them then re-start them Or just as important when and how to use these techniques Get What s Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples by divorced retirees by widows and widowers among others It explains what to do if you re a retired parent of dependent children disabled or an eligible beneficiary who continues... to work and how to plan wisely before retirement It addresses the tax consequences of your choices as well as the financial implications for other investments Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security but none offers the thorough authoritative yet conversational analysis found here You ve paid all your working life for these benefits Now get what s yours more
From Academy Award winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes the New York Times bestselling brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly curiosity conversations that have inspired Grazer to create some of America s favorite and iconic movies and television shows from 24 to A Beautiful Mind For decades film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly curiosity conversation with an accomplished stranger From scientists to spies and adventurers to business leaders Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer s movies and TV shows including Splash 24 A Beautiful Mind Apollo 13 Arrested Development 8 Mile J Edgar Empire and many others A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining fascinating and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us Whether you re looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner this book and its lessons on the power of curiosity can change your life
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day Chances are you don t All too often our natural talents go untapped From the cradle to the cubicle we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths To help people uncover their talents Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment StrengthsFinder in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents In its latest national bestseller StrengthsFinder 2 0 Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment language of 34 themes and much more see below for details While you can read this book in one sitting you ll use it as a reference for decades Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever Available exclusively in StrengthsFinder 2 0 using the unique access code included with each book A new and upgraded edition of the StrengthsFinder assessment A personalized Strengths Discovery and Action-Planning Guide for applying your strengths in the next week month and year A more customized version of your top five theme report 50 Ideas for... Action 10 strategies for building on each of your top five themes more
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far Here Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom his struggles with identity body image and sexuality in his teen years and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality philanthropist entrepreneur and tastemaker Exploring his past with insight and humor his present with humility and his future with hope Connor reveals his private struggles while providing heartfelt words of wisdom for young adults His words will resonate with anyone coming of age in the digital era but at the core is a timeless message for people of all ages don t be afraid to be yourself and to go after what you truly want This full-color collection includes photography and childhood clippings provided by Connor and is a must-have for anyone inspired by his journey
The business titans and 1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of Winning return with a modern essential guide for everyone in business today and tomorrow that explores the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies leading and managing others and building a thriving career In the decade since their blockbuster international bestseller Winning was published Jack and Suzy Welch have dug deeper into business traveling the world consulting to organizations of every size and in every industry speaking before hundreds of audiences working closely with entrepreneurs from Mumbai to Silicon Valley and in 2010 starting their own fully accredited online MBA program which now has approximately 1 000 students enrolled Over the same time frame Jack has advised more than seventy-five companies through private equity and dozens more in a senior advisory role at IAC Now Jack and Suzy Welch draw on their experiences to address the biggest problems facing modern management and offer pragmatic solutions to overcome them Going beyond theories concepts and ideologies they tackle the real stuff of work today When you get down to it they argue winning in business is all about mastering the gritty inescapable... make-or-break real-life dilemmas that define the new economy the old economy and everything in between Work is a grind We just got whacked My boss is driving me nuts I m stuck in career purgatory My team has lost its mojo IT is holding us hostage Our strategy is outdated the day we launch it We don t know what our Chinese partners are talking about We re just not growing These are some of the day-to-day issues the Welches take on Coupled with Jack s years of iconic leadership and Suzy s insights as former editor of the Harvard Business Review their new database of knowledge infuses The Real Life MBA with fresh relevant stories and equally powerful solutions that every manager at any level can use right now more
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs educators and parents in short millions of people of all ages and occupations
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the visionary head of Google s innovative People Operations--a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed We spend more time working than doing anything else in life It s not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing So says Laszlo Bock head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge This insight is the heart of WORK RULES a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and with a profound grasp of human psychology Bock also provides teaching examples from a range of industries--including companies that are household names but hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees Bock takes us inside one of history s most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world distilling 15 years of intensive worker R D... into delightfully counterintuitive principles that are easy to put into action whether you re a team of one or a team of thousands Cleaving the knot of conventional management some lessons from WORK RULES include Take away managers power over employees Learn from your best employees--and your worst Only hire people who are smarter than you are no matter how long it takes to find them Pay unfairly it s more fair Don t trust your gut use data to predict and shape the futureDefault to open be transparent and welcome feedbackIf you re comfortable with the amount of freedom you ve given your employees you haven t gone far enough WORK RULES shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above read it to reawaken your joy in what you do more
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation--each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers... practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries More than 4 million people have attended his live events Oprah Winfrey calls him super-human Now for the first time in his first book in two decades he s turned to the topic that vexes us all How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with more than 50 of the most legendary financial experts in the world from Carl Icahn and Warren Buffett to Ray Dalio and Steve Forbes Tony Robbins has created a simple 7-step blueprint that anyone can use for financial freedom Robbins has a brilliant way of using metaphor and story to illustrate even the most complex financial concepts making them simple and actionable With expert advice on our most important financial decisions Robbins is an advocate for the reader dispelling the myths that often rob people of their financial dreams Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order MONEY Master the Game is the book millions of people have been waiting... for more
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