The way of wisdom is both timeless and universally applicable. Thus, it applies equally to success, fortune, and the power of kingdoms as to modern organizations, to governance as to corporate management, to wars as to today’s business competition, to facing crises and adversity, to harmonious human relations and fostering teamwork, to the importance of sound counsel and marshalling human resources.
This book is an eclectic compendium of extracts from classical Indian sources, including the Panchtantra, the Hitopadesa, the Buddha’s sermons, and the Arthasastra the redoubtable work of the master strategist Chanakya.
It offers wisdom lessons and astute guidance on the path and nature of success, wealth and power for contemporary administration, businesses and individuals.
Come, savour the fine cadences of wisdom — and profit from it
Ashu Dutt is a financial markets guru and one of the best known and respected faces in Indian financial markets. He is the author of numerous best selling books on subjects, ranging from commodities to value investing to trading. Ashu strives to bring to retail investors the trading secrets, techniques and market strategies that are typically the exclusive domain of big investors.
Ashu was the Associate Editor at CNBC TV 18, Chief Consulting Editor at Bloomberg, Senior Anchor at NDTV and Star News, anchoring some of India's marquee programmes on financial markets.
Ashu has also been a Master Trainer and a Conference speaker across Asia speaking at investment banking, private equity, real estate structured conferences like Barclays, UBS and Citibank. He has also been invited as a Master Trainer by prestigious investment banking associations, such as the Malaysian Investment Banking Association and Euro Money. He is considered an authority in several areas, including mergers and acquisitions, wealth management, private equity and real estate finance.
Ashu has held several key positions at top tier investment banks like MD-South Asia at Northbridge Capital and Celadon RE. Before returning to India in 1996, Ashu was Manager-International Taxes and Special Projects at Continental Grain Company, the world's fourth largest private company and the second largest trader of commodities and commodity options and a member at the Chicago Board of Trade headquartered in New York. He has also worked as a Tax Policy Analyst with the Office of Tax Policy, New York City Department of Finance in New York.
Ashu is a Certified Public Accountant, certified in the state of Maryland, USA. He holds an M.B.A. and a B.B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Finance and Investments from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York, New York.
Anav Dutt is the recipient of the Asian Institute of Finance 2015 Award for the “Best Original Paper on Finance” for his paper on “The Psychological Impact of Losses on the Future Performance of Futures & Options Traders.” He is also the recipient of the School Alumni Network’s 2016 Citation for Excellence in English Literature. Anav has worked on two books as a co-author with Ashu Dutt and is completing his first novel.
A new, disruptive age is upon us. Times have changed. Life has changed. Job profiles have changed. Job security has changed. Aspirations have changed. Marriage and personal lifestyles have changed, though like lemmings to destruction charging, most of us continue to behave as if nothing has changed.
To grow and protect your money now, you need to master the new realities of personal finance:
● Don't focus on saving, focus on increasing your income
● Get a second income
● If your children are good, why save for them, if they are bad, why save for them
● Preserve what you have; this may not sound trendy but it’s vital
● Take up jobs where income can multiply exponentially
● You may be the biggest risk to your personal finance
● Postpone getting married and buying a house
● Don't screw up your early years
● Plan for being out of a job often
● You must educate yourself on how investing works
● Diversification is not what you think it is
● Higher return doesn’t necessarily entail higher risk
● Grow your network and you will grow your money
● Timing is everything in investing
● Don't tell anyone everything about your money.
The next 10 years will be nothing like the previous 10. To grow rich, and stay rich, you need to master the new power laws of personal finance revealed in this book.
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Multibaggers are stocks that give you 5-, 10-fold returns in relatively quick time. Normal stocks don’t do that. Clearly, then, multibagger investment style has to be completely different. In fact, it is counter-intuitive; you have to train yourself to find and seize opportunity where others find risk, acting on your own knowledge and independent conviction.
Multibaggers are most generally found when fear and panic grip the market, and when the outflow of money dwarfs the inflow into the market. That could be in a bear market, or in a temporary credit freeze, when disinterest in a sector hits rock bottom, or when most investors and traders either don’t have the money, the gumption, the stomach, or the foresight to buy stocks.
Extreme power laws apply in multibagger investing. This book teaches you those power laws:
● Axioms, myths and traps of multibagger investing
● Principles of multibagger investing
● How to train your mind for multibagger investing
● Multibagger rules and secrets that market insiders don’t tell you
● Types of multibaggers in different market phases
● Strategies of multibagger investing
● Actionable multibagger trading strategies
● Why individual investors are one up over investing professionals in multibagger investing
● How to build your multibagger investing edge.
The book also shows you how to apply second level thinking, beyond superficial clichés, to make a fortune through multibaggers.
If you want to make positive changes in your life and achieve your long-term goals, I can’t think of a better way to do it than to learn how to become more self-disciplined.
Science has figured out a lot of interesting aspects of self-discipline and willpower, but most of this knowledge is buried deep inside long and boring scientific papers.
If you’d like to benefit from these studies without actually reading them, this book is for you. I’ve done the job for you and researched the most useful and viable scientific findings that will help you improve your self-discipline.
Here are just a couple things you will learn from the book:
- what a bank robber with lemon juice on his face can teach you about self-control. The story will make you laugh out loud, but its implications will make you think twice about your ability to control your urges.
- how $50 chocolate bars can motivate you to keep going when faced with an overwhelming temptation to give in.
- why President Obama wears only gray and blue suits and what it has to do with self-control (it’s also a possible reason why the poor stay poor).
- why the popular way of visualization can actually prevent you from reaching your goals and destroy your self-control (and what to do instead).
- what dopamine is and why it’s crucial to understand its role to break your bad habits and form good ones.
- 5 practical ways to train your self-discipline. Discover some of the most important techniques to increase your self-control and become better at resisting instant gratification.
- why the status quo bias will threaten your goals and what to do to reduce its effect on your resolutions.
- why extreme diets help people achieve long-term results, and how to apply these findings in your own life.
- why and when indulging yourself can actually help you build your self-discipline. Yes, you can stuff yourself (from time to time) and still lose weight.
Instead of sharing with you the detailed "why" (with confusing and boring descriptions of studies), I will share with you the "how" – advice that will change your life if you decide to follow it.
You too can master the art of self-discipline and learn how to resist temptations. Your long term goals are worth it. Scroll up and buy the book now.
As a gift for buying my book, you'll get my another book, "Grit: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up."
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