Winners Take All

The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Author: Anand Giridharadas

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0451493257

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can--except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward "thought leaders" who redefine "change" in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.

Winner-Take-All Politics

How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416588701

Category: Political Science

Page: 357

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Analyzes the growing divide between the incomes of the wealthy class and those of middle-income Americans, exonerating popular suspects to argue that the nation's political system promotes greed and under-representation.

Winners Take All - The 9 Fundamental Rules of High Tech Strategy

Author: Tony Seba

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847289533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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'Winners Take All' is about building a product and a company into a winner. Written by Tony Seba, a high tech entrepreneur and Stanford University lecturer, this book is an easy-to-read guide to the strategies, tools, templates, and step-by-step implementation frameworks that recent Silicon Valley winners have used to achieve market leadership. Seba, who teaches entrepreneurship and strategic marketing looked at recent winners like Google, Symantec, Netflix, Apple, Craigslist, Salesforce, and compared them to the competition (Yahoo, McAfee, Sony) in order to learn what differentiated these companies He found 9 really simple rules that winning companies can follow. To test the 9 Rules's predictive power, the author published two portfolios. 18 months later the results were compelling: 80% of the '9 Rules' companies beat the market and the portfolio had a 57% return (details: www.tonyseba.com). Winners Take All is refreshingly free of buzzwords and consultant-speak.

The winner-take-all society

how more and more Americans compete for ever fewer and bigger prizes, encouraging economic waste, income inequality, and an impoverished cultural life

Author: Robert H. Frank,Philip J. Cook

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: 9780028740348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Argues that disproportionate rewards are distorting society

Winner Take All

China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World

Author: Dambisa Moyo

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465029329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Commodities permeate virtually every aspect of modern daily living, but for all their importance—their breadth, their depth, their intricacies, and their central role in daily life—few people who are not economists or traders know how commodity markets work. Almost every day, newspaper headlines and media commentators scream warnings of impending doom--shortages of arable land, clashes over water, and political conflict as global demand for fossil fuels outstrips supply. The picture is bleak, but our grasp of the details and the macro shifts in commodities markets remain blurry. Winner Take All is about the commodity dynamics that the world will face over the next several decades. In particular, it is about the implications of China’s rush for resources across all regions of the world. The scale of China’s resource campaign for hard commodities (metals and minerals) and soft commodities (timber and food) is among the largest in history. To be sure, China is not the first country to launch a global crusade to secure resources. From Britain’s transcontinental operations dating back to the end of the 16th century, to the rise of modern European and American transnational corporations between the mid 1860’s and 1870’s, the industrial revolution that powered these economies created a voracious demand for raw materials and created the need to go far beyond their native countries. So too is China’s resource rush today. Although still in its early stages, already the breadth of China’s operation is awesome, and seemingly unstoppable. China’s global charge for commodities is a story of China’s quest to secure its claims on resource assets, and to guarantee the flow of inputs needed to continue to drive economic development. Moyo, an expert in global commodities markets, explains the implications of China’s resource grab in a world of diminishing resources.

Winners Take All

Author: Fred Bowen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480443093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

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The Reds and the Cubs are battling for the first place in the Rising Stars League. The Reds need a victory in today’s game to push ahead in the standings. Kyle, the Reds center fielder, wants to win so much that he secretly cheats—just a little—to clinch the game for his team. His teammates go wild with victory. His parents beam with pride. Suddenly Kyle feels uneasy. But what can he do? He’s a winner—and he can’t turn back now . . .

Winner Take All

Author: Laurie Devore

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1250082897

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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"Intense and fiercely smart, this volatile love story is both timely and classic." —Maurene Goo, author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love For Nell Becker, life is a competition she needs to win. For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game. They both have everything to lose. Nell wants to succeed at everything—school, sports, life. And victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson Hart, the rich, privileged, undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep Academy. Yet no matter how hard she tries, Jackson is somehow one step ahead. They’re a match made in hell, but opposites do attract. Drawn to each other by their rivalry, Nell and Jackson fall into a whirlwind romance that consumes everything in their lives. But when a devastating secret exposes their relationship as just another game, how far will Nell go to win? Visceral and whip-smart, Laurie Devore’s Winner Take All paints an unflinching portrait of obsessive love, toxic competition, and the drive for perfection. An Imprint Book "Intense and fiercely smart, this volatile love story is both timely and classic." —Maurene Goo, author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love "A bold, incisive, timely examination of the high price girls often have to pay for daring to want it all...Clever, romantic, and absolutely unputdownable." —Courtney Summers, author of Cracked up to Be and All the Rage "Darker and weightier than many stories about rivals falling in love, Devore’s second novel draws a blurry line between honest emotions and calculated moves...a hard-hitting message about the pressures placed on teens to succeed." —Publishers Weekly “Heartbreakingly real... an unrelenting, incisive look at one young woman's highly pressurized world." —Kirkus Reviews "A clever plot twist reveals just how quick we are to judge the behavior of girls more harshly than that of boys...A winning choice." —School Library Journal

India Calling

Author: Anand Giridharadas

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458763099

Category:

Page: 384

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Reversing his parents immigrant path, a young writer returns to India and discovers an old country making itself new. Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, Were all trying to go that way, pointing to the rear. You, youre going this way. Giridharadas was returning to the land of his ancestors, amid an unlikely economic boom. But he was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval, as a new generation has sought to reconcile old traditions with new ambitions. In India Calling, Giridharadas brings to life the people and the dilemmas of India today, as seen through the prism of his migr family history and his childhood memories. He blends the objectivity of the outsider with the intimacy of the insider. The result is India seen at once from within and without. Giridharadas introduces us to entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists and religious seekers, but, most of all, to Indian families. Through their stories, and his own, he paints an intimate portrait of a country becoming modern while striving to remain itself.

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Author: Anand Giridharadas

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239500

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.

Summary of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Author: Paul Adams

Publisher: BH via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 80

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas: Conversation Starters This 2018, former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas publishes his book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. This book is a groundbreaking investigation of the collective efforts of global elites to “change the world.” According to Giridharadas, these efforts are really stemmed from the desire to preserve the status quo and further to obscure their role in causing the problems in the first place. Giridharadas explores the fight for equality by the rich and powerful in every way they can except when their position in the social order is threatened. We will see how these elites rebrand themselves and appear that they are the saviors of the poor. Joseph E. Stiglitz for The New York Times Book Review says that Winners Take All is “entertaining and gripping.” Senator Brian Schatz says that this book is “one of the most insightful and provocative books.” Mark Kramer for Stanford Social Innovation Review says that this book has the “persuasive power to touch the hearts of even those readers, like myself, who are the targets of its criticism.” Huffington Post editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen says that this is “an extraordinarily important book.” A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

The New Urban Crisis

How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It

Author: Richard Florida

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097782

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy. A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.

Success and Luck

Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy

Author: Robert H. Frank

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a compelling book that explains why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in their success, why that hurts everyone, and what we can do about it How important is luck in economic success? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. But liberals are also correct to note that countless others have those same qualities yet never earn much. In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine. In Success and Luck, bestselling author and New York Times economics columnist Robert Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success—and why that hurts everyone, even the wealthy. Frank describes how, in a world increasingly dominated by winner-take-all markets, chance opportunities and trivial initial advantages often translate into much larger ones—and enormous income differences—over time; how false beliefs about luck persist, despite compelling evidence against them; and how myths about personal success and luck shape individual and political choices in harmful ways. But, Frank argues, we could decrease the inequality driven by sheer luck by adopting simple, unintrusive policies that would free up trillions of dollars each year—more than enough to fix our crumbling infrastructure, expand healthcare coverage, fight global warming, and reduce poverty, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. If this sounds implausible, you'll be surprised to discover that the solution requires only a few, noncontroversial steps. Compellingly readable, Success and Luck shows how a more accurate understanding of the role of chance in life could lead to better, richer, and fairer economies and societies.

Winner Take Nothing

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476770050

Category: Fiction

Page: 175

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Ernest Hemingway's first new book of fiction, since the publication of A Farewell to Arms in 1929, contains fourteen stories of varying length. Some of them have appeared in magazines but the majority have not been published before. The characters and backgrounds are widely varied. “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” is about an old Spanish Beggar. “Homage to Switzerland” concerns various conversations at a Swiss railway-station restaurant. “The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio” is laid in the accident ward of a hospital in Western United States, and so on. Ernest Hemingway made his literary start as a short-story writer. He has always excelled in that medium, and this volume reveals him at his best.

Winners Take All

Author: Fred Bowen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480443093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

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The Reds and the Cubs are battling for the first place in the Rising Stars League. The Reds need a victory in today’s game to push ahead in the standings. Kyle, the Reds center fielder, wants to win so much that he secretly cheats—just a little—to clinch the game for his team. His teammates go wild with victory. His parents beam with pride. Suddenly Kyle feels uneasy. But what can he do? He’s a winner—and he can’t turn back now . . .

Winner Take All

A Woman Exposes the Violation of Men's Rights at the Hands of Family Law

Author: Molly Murphy,Molly Murphy Rn Cpmhn(c)

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608443809

Category: Law

Page: 200

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Are you a man who still believes that today's system of family law will guarantee you a fair and amicable separation if you get divorced? If so this book will shatter your world. The reality is that every day, men scream of discrimination at the hands of family law, of being financially extorted by our legal system to the point of poverty and being routinely denied access to their children. Judges, lawyers, politicians, and even some ex-wives scoff at this notion. So who's telling the truth? But more importantly, who's hiding it? The book "Winner Take All" lets you be the judge, by giving you a front-row perspective into the actual divorces of three men. Walk with them on their journeys, witness raw human emotion, bankruptcy, attempted murder, and much more. With more twists than a good murder mystery, this is definitely family law exposed as never before. "A powerfully written and emotionally moving book which exposes the injustice, pain, and human suffering that lies at the heart of our broken family law system." - Barbara Kay, columnist, National Post Visit our website at www.changefamilylaw.com

Winner Take All

A Brutally Honest and Irreverent Look at the Motivations and Methods of the Top Traders

Author: William R. Gallacher

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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This text captures the essence of the futures industry. It dissects many of the industry's leading lights, exposes the frauds and pokes fun at the seers who believe they can predict the future. The importance of imagination, independent thinking and discipline to trading success is explained.

Winner Takes All

Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas

Author: Christina Binkley

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401309763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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"It's a great drama on the greatest stage. . . . Wynn, Kerkorian, and Loveman represent three opposing business personalities, three styles of achieving success. On the Vegas Strip, they're pitted against one another like gladiators, and we've got front-row seats. Kapow!" --Po Bronson, author of WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE Sin City. Bright lights, high stakes, and no sleep. Home to some of the world's grandest, flashiest, and most lucrative casino resorts, Las Vegas, with its multitude of attractions, draws some forty million tourists from around the world every year. But Vegas hasn't always been booming at the level it is today. This newest influx is largely a result of three competing business moguls. Meet Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, and Dr. Gary Loveman, men who couldn't be more different from one another, yet share the same tunnel-vision determination to conquer the city that feeds the world's fantasies. No longer just a go-to city for gambling, as a result of Kerkorian, Wynn, and Loveman working to reach the top--and to top one another--Las Vegas is now home to restaurants run by some of the world's top chefs, some of Hollywood's biggest stars headlining their own venues, galleries featuring some of the world's most valuable art, and meta-resorts boasting the largest and most expansive casinos, spas, and more. Having had personal access to these men, Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Binkley gives us a never-before-seen, up-close look at the trio of tycoons whose high-stakes gambles have made Sin City soar. Sharp, insightful, and revealing, this is the gripping story of how billions of dollars and the unparalleled drive for power made the personal visions of three moguls evolve from dreams to larger-than-life reality.

Rain Storm

Author: Barry Eisler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451215505

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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Accepting an assignment from the CIA to take out an arms dealer who is supplying criminal groups in Southeast Asia, assassin-for-hire John Rain finds the job compromised by a rival assassin and the fear that he is being set up. Reprint.

Summary: Winner-Take-All Politics

Review and Analysis of Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511002981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson's book: "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer - and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class". This complete summary of "Winner-Take-All Politics" by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, two renowned political scholars, presents their argument that American politics are to blame for the growing inequality between Americans. In their book, the authors expose several unexpected causes of this inequality and who is to blame. By reading their research, you can discover what is really happening in society and what needs to be done to find a solution. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand income inequality in the US and its implications • Expand your knowledge of American politics and economics To learn more, read "Winner-Take-All Politics" and discover how inequality contributed to this economic crisis and what now needs to be done for a better future.

Winner Take All

How Competitiveness Shapes the Fate of Nations

Author: Richard J. Elkus (Jr.)

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046500315X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Looks at how and why the United States has lost a dominant market position in a variety of industries, explores the repercussions of this in terms of the American living standard, and explains what the U.S. must do to become competitive in the global marketplace and to regain its former economic power. 35,000 first printing.