The Alchemy of Finance

The Alchemy of Finance Author George Soros
ISBN-10 0471043133
Year 1994-05-17
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Critical Praise . . . "The Alchemy joins Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as a timeless instructional guide of the marketplace." - Paul Tudor Jones from the Foreword "An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic."- The Wall Street Journal "A breathtakingly brilliant book. Soros is one of the core of masters . . . who can actually begin to digest the astonishing complexity . . . of the game of finance in recent years."- Esquire "A seminal investment book . . . it should be read, underlined, and thought about page-by-page, concept-by-idea. . . . He's the best pure investor ever . . . probably the finest analyst of the world in our time." - Barton M. Biggs, Morgan Stanley George Soros is unquestionably the most powerful and profitable investor in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "The Man Who Moves Markets," Soros has made a billion dollars going up against the British pound. Soros is not merely a man of finance, but a thinker to reckon with as well. Now, in The Alchemy of Finance, this extraordinary man reveals the investment strategies that have made him "a superstar among money managers" (The New York Times).

The Alchemy of Finance

The Alchemy of Finance Author George Soros
ISBN-10 0471445495
Year 2003-08-01
Pages 391
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Why is the brain important in eating disorders? This ground–breaking new book describes how increasingly sophisticated neuroscientific approaches are revealing much about the role of the brain in eating disorders. Even more importantly, it discusses how underlying brain abnormalities and dysfunction may contribute to the development and help in the treatment of these serious disorders. Neuropsychological studies show impairments in specific cognitive functions, especially executive and visuo–spatial skills. Neuroimaging studies show structural and functional abnormalities, including cortical atrophy and neural circuit abnormalities, the latter appearing to be playing a major part in the development of anorexia nervosa. Neurochemistry studies show dysregulation within neurotransmitter systems, with effects upon the modulation of feeding, mood, anxiety, neuroendocrine control, metabolic rate, sympathetic tone and temperature. The first chapter, by an eating disorders clinician, explains the importance of a neuroscience perspective for clinicians. This is followed by an overview of the common eating disorders, then chapters on what we know of them from studies of neuroimaging, neuropsychology and neurochemistry. The mysterious phenomenon of body image disturbance is then described and explained from a neuroscience perspective. The next two chapters focus on neuroscience models of eating disorders, the first offering an overview and the second a new and comprehensive explanatory model of anorexia nervosa. The following two chapters offer a clinical perspective, with attention on the implications of a neuroscience perspective for patients and their families, the second providing details of clinical applications of neuroscience understanding. The final chapter looks to the future. This book succinctly reviews current knowledge about all these aspects of eating disorder neuroscience and explores the implications for treatment. It will be of great interest to all clinicians (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, dieticians, paediatricians, physicians, physiotherapists) working in eating disorders, as well as to neuroscience researchers.

Soros on Soros

Soros on Soros Author George Soros
ISBN-10 0471119776
Year 1995-08-18
Pages 326
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This interview offers insight into the little-known personal and professional life of the reknown investor who is also a major philanthropist, describing his early family life, his years as a "Guru in Training," and the founding of The Quantum Fund

The End of Alchemy

The End of Alchemy Author Mervyn King
ISBN-10 9781408706121
Year 2016-03-03
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity. Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas. In this refreshing and vitally important book, former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King - an actor in this drama - proposes revolutionary new concepts to answer the central question: are money and banking a form of Alchemy or are they the Achilles heel of a modern capitalist economy?

Babylon s Banksters

Babylon s Banksters Author Joseph P. Farrell
ISBN-10 9781932595857
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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In this latest installment of his remarkable series of books of alternative science and history, Joseph P. Farrell outlines the consistent pattern and strategy of bankers in ancient and modern times, and their desire to suppress the public development of alternative physics and energy technologies, usurp the money creating and issuing power of the state, and substitute a facsimile of money-as-debt. Here, Farrell peels back the layers of deception to reveal the possible deep physics that the “banksters” have used to aid them in their financial policies. Feral House also published Farrell’s Philosopher’s Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter.

Freaks of Fortune

Freaks of Fortune Author Jonathan Levy
ISBN-10 9780674067202
Year 2012-10-29
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Until the nineteenth century, “risk” was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. Freaks of Fortune tells how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high seas, risk migrated inland and became essential to the financial management of an inherently uncertain capitalist future.

The Alchemy of Air

The Alchemy of Air Author Thomas Hager
ISBN-10 0307449998
Year 2008-09-09
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives--including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying. The Haber-Bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The Alchemy of Air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make war–and that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.

George Soros on globalization

George Soros on globalization Author George Soros
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110254971
Year 2002
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Public Affairs
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A provocative analysis of globalization cites its often violent social and political consequences while outlining a new agenda for leading nations of the world by which prosperity can still be reached by international financial institutions while addressing related problems.

The Crash of 2008 and what it Means

The Crash of 2008 and what it Means Author George Soros
ISBN-10 9781921372858
Year 2009
Pages 258
Language en
Publisher Scribe Publications
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In the previous edition of this book, I put forward a conceptual framework for understanding the financial crisis then beginning to unfold. I recognized that the crisis was more severe than many were willing to accept, but even I never expected the financial system to actually break down and the global economy to collapse. In the past, whenever we came to the brink of a breakdown the financial authorities came to the rescue. That is what I expected for 2008, but that is not what happened. On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers was allowed to go into bankruptcy without proper preparation. Within days the entire financial system suffered what amounted to cardiac arrest and had to be put on artificial life support. The effect on the global economy was the equivalent of the collapse of the banking system during the Great Depression. The current breakdown is a relatively recent event whose full impact has not yet been felt ... 'Recognising this point is essential for understanding where we are and what policies we should follow ...' In a concise book that combines practical insight with philosophical depth, Soros makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the great credit crisis and its global implications.

The Alchemy Of Yoga

The Alchemy Of Yoga Author R. Osho
ISBN-10 8128806696
Year 2005-04-01
Pages 294
Language en
Publisher Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
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Spontaneous talks given by the author in Chang Tzu auditorium, Pune, India.

The Tragedy of the European Union

The Tragedy of the European Union Author George Soros
ISBN-10 9781610394222
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The European Union could soon be a thing of the past. Xenophobia is rampant and commonly reflected in elections across the continent. Great Britain may hold a referendum on whether to abandon the union altogether. Spurred by anti-EU sentiments due to the euro crisis, national interests conflict with a shared vision for the future of Europe. Is it too late to preserve the union that generated unprecedented peace for more than half a century? This is no mere academic question with limited importance for America and the rest of the world. In the past decade, the EU has declined from a unified global power to a fractious confederation of states with staggering unemployment resentfully seeking relief from a reluctant Germany. If the EU collapses and the former member states are transformed again from partners into rivals, the US and the world will confront the serious economic and political consequences that follow. In a series of revealing interviews conducted by Dr. Gregor Peter Schmitz, George Soros—a man of vast European experience whose personal past informs his present concerns—offers trenchant commentary and concise, prescriptive advice: The euro crisis was not an inevitable consequence of integration, but a result of avoidable mistakes in politics, economics, and finance; and excessive faith in the self-regulating financial markets that Soros calls market fundamentalism inspired flawed institutional structures that call out for reform. Despite the considerable perils of this period, George Soros maintains his faith in the European Union as a model of open society. This book is a testament to his vision for a peaceful and productive Europe.

The Alchemy of Race and Rights

The Alchemy of Race and Rights Author Patricia J. Williams
ISBN-10 0674014715
Year 1991
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Harvard University Press
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Looks at racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law

Soros

Soros Author Michael T. Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780307765925
Year 2010-09-29
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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A penniless émigré who made a fortune and became one of the great philanthropists of the twentieth century, George Soros has led a remarkable life. This biography brings forth his story in unprecedented depth, from his childhood as a Jew in occupied Budapest during World War II to his conquests on Wall Street and the establishment of his philanthropic Open Society foundations. Soros offers exclusive glimpses at an often misunderstood man, revealing a shy character whose own struggle to escape the Nazis left him with the adamant belief that people of the world are entitled to live without the fear of oppression. Enigmatic, contradictory, and inspiring, George Soros is one of the most intriguing and globally influential men of our time. In this accomplished biography, written with Soros’s cooperation, Michael T. Kaufman fully illuminates the man, his motivations, and his legacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Perfume

Perfume Author Jean-Claude Ellena
ISBN-10 9781628721706
Year 2011-09-15
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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To women the whole world over, perfume means glamour, and in the world of perfume, Jean-Claude Ellena is a superstar. In this one-of-a-kind book, the master himself takes you through the doors of his laboratory and explains the process of creating precious fragrances, revealing the key methods and recipes involved in this mysterious alchemy. Perfume is a cutthroat, secretive multibillion-dollar industry, and Ellena provides an insider’s tour, guiding us from initial inspiration through the mixing of essences and synthetic elements, to the deluxe packaging and marketing in elegant boutiques worldwide, and even the increasingly complicated safety standards that are set in motion for each bottle of perfume that is manufactured. He explains how the sense of smell works, using a palette of fragrant materials, and how he personally chooses and composes a perfume. He also reveals his unique way of creating a fragrance by playing with our olfactory memories in order to make the perfume seductive and desired by men and women the world over. Perfume illuminates the world of scent and manufactured desire by a perfumer who has had clients the likes of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Hermés.