Friday, November 23, 2007

December Business at Lake County Public Library


Better Business Bureau -

The BBB serves the 23 northern counties of Indiana with offices in Fort Wayne, Osceola and Merrillville. Find the information you're looking for whether you are a consumer or a business. It is easy to check a business or charity for its accreditation or any filed complaints using this website.

The online News Center offers timely news, such as the 11/19/2007 posting: "Play It Safe Over the Holidays."


All the Money in the World: How the Forbes 400 Make--and Spend--Their Fortunes
Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan, Editors
(On Order)

Since 1982, Forbes magazine has compiled an annual list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, ranked by net worth. In All the Money in the World, authors Bernstein and Swan profile these wealthy Americans and reveal how they made their fortunes and saved, enhanced, and occasionally squandered their wealth. Though familiar names like Donald Trump and Warren Buffet appear, so too do plenty of fascinating and unfamiliar ones. There's plenty here that will appeal to business historians as well as those who just want to know how the super-wealthy achieved such success.

Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
Cathie Black
(On Order)

Cathie Black, now president of Hearst Magazines, was one of the first women to climb the ranks in American newspaper and magazine publishing--she was also the first female publisher of a weekly magazine (New York), and she convinced Oprah to create O, The Oprah Magazine. In Basic Black, she shares her experiences and accomplishments on the road to success, and inserts valuable lessons on everything from self-confidence to how to recognize (and seize) opportunity. Those interested in the publishing industry or the role of women in business will find much to like in this close-up view of a groundbreaking career.

The Lies about Money: Achieving Financial Security and True Wealth by Avoiding the Lies Others Tell Us--and the Lies We Tell Ourselves
Ric Edelman
332.6 EDEL

Financial expert Ric Edelman has been writing about investing for many years; in The Lies about Money, he identifies misleading aspects of popular investment practices and offers advice on how to achieve long-term goals. For the most part, he sticks to exposing the dangers of the retail mutual fund industry, but he also peppers this guide with the basic concepts of portfolio management and saving for college or retirement. Publishers Weekly praises Edelman's latest, citing its "clear writing and helpful advice."

The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
Alan Greenspan
332.11092 GREE

Alan Greenspan spent nearly 19 years as chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, presiding over the stock market crash of October 1987, the aftermath of 9/11, and the advent of new technologies that changed the way business is done around the world. These professional achievements, as well as recollections from his childhood, figure in The Age of Turbulence, though Greenspan also delves into economic issues such as income inequality and globalization. Part memoir and part monetary policy, The Age of Turbulence is also "surprisingly frank" (The New York Times).

*Titles and descriptions are from NEXT READS' December Business & Personal Finance Newsletter. If you haven't signed up for this email newsletter service, do so today. Log on to the library's website and click on the NextReads icon.

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