Thursday, July 16, 2009

July Business News at Lake County Public Library

Business and Personal Finance Titles from NEXT READS


Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America - by Julia Angwin
Like many great enterprises, social-networking giant MySpace started small--it was also underfunded and not exactly up to par technologically. But from its shaky beginnings it rose to become one of the most popular destinations on the Internet. Exactly how the founders--two marketing executives who once sold wrinkle cream online--started a site that was eventually bought for $600 million by Rupert Murdoch is, if not the stuff of legends, then at least, as seen in Stealing MySpace, "entertaining and drama-filled" (Publishers Weekly).

The 21st Century Economy: A Beginner's Guide: With 101 Easy-to-Learn Tools for Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Marketplace - by Randy Charles Epping
330.9 EPPI
This comprehensive beginner's guide to understanding the global economy defines key ideas and commonly used words and phrases (such as carbon footprint, WTO, economies of scale, NAFTA, and more) to explain the rapidly changing way business is done in the 21st century. The author also pays close attention to the terms we've all been hearing more and more often over the past year, such as credit default swap and subprime debt. Between the glossary, the topically organized chapters, and the accessible explanations, you'll soon be reading the business page with ease.

Financially Ever After: The Couples' Guide to Managing Money - by Jeff D. Opdyke
332.024 OPDY
Ok, so you've said "I do." Now what? How do you go from being responsible for only your own financial needs to sharing those responsibilities--and needs--with another person? Whether you've just tied the knot or have been married for a while and are still struggling with sharing finances, you'll find a lot of practical advice in Financially Ever After. From the sorts of questions you should ask your partner to plans that divide financial chores, Jeff Opdyke, the long-time "Love & Money" columnist for the Wall Street Journal, handles it all in a "sensitive and sensible manual" (Publishers Weekly).

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