How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking Differently
Author: Kenneth L. Fisher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The longtime Forbes columnist and best-selling author of Debunkery shares comprehensive explanations of how true contrarian investors think and act to explain the techniques and lucrative potential of contrarian investing.
Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.
Talking of Silence is about a young woman named Ananya, and her struggle to make peace with the inner voice that threatens to destroy the only thing she ever wanted-Love. She makes the boldest decision of her life when she goes to live with Marc, an Indian-American doctor based in Philadelphia. She leaves behind the comfort of culture, family, and a successful career as a tour guide in Southern India. And in doing so, parts ways with herself. Thus, the voice is born. Soon, she is left fearing for her life, sanity, and her relationship with Marc. All seems lost when she runs into Bob, an elderly man who saves her from death. He is not new to the world of pain and helps her deal with hers. One day, he disappears just as suddenly as he entered her life, but not before he has taught her to talk. To herself. Slowly and painfully, she revisits the past to look for it-silence.
Psychology of Revolution, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Instincts of the Herd, The Social Contract, A Moving-Picture of Democracy...
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Category: Social Science
This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Social Contract (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (Gustave Le Bon) The Psychology of Revolution (Gustave Le Bon) Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles Mackay) Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War (Wilfred Trotter) The Behavior of Crowds: A Psychological Study (Everett Dean Martin) Crowds: A Moving-Picture of Democracy (Gerald Stanley Lee) The Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology (William McDougall) Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Francophone Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. Gustave Le Bon was a French polymath whose areas of interest included anthropology, psychology, sociology, medicine, invention, and physics. Wilfred Trotter was an English surgeon, a pioneer in neurosurgery. He was also known for his concept of the herd instinct. Everett Dean Martin was an American minister, writer, journalist, instructor, lecturer and social psychologist. Gerald Stanley Lee was an American Congregational clergyman and the author of numerous books and essays. William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who spent the first part of his career in the United Kingdom and the latter part in the USA. Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter.
Further Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road
Author: Jennifer L. Leo
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Too many travel guides are dry lists of attractions or portentous histories of a place. This isn't the case with The Thong Also Rises. Hot on the (high) heels of Sand in My Bra and Whose Panties Are These? comes this collection of the best in women’s travel and humor writing. These Ms-adventures take readers around the world and back again — and they’ll be happy to be reading rather than experiencing some of these adventures. Subjects include learning how to go to the bathroom with a pig in Thailand, trying to explain that sex toy to customs while Mother is watching, attending naked wedding ceremonies on Valentine’s Day in Jamaica, conquering that consuming fear of wooden puppets with a visit to Prague, boarding a crusty old Soviet Bomber in Laos, and more. Contributors include such notable writers and comedians as Jill Connor Browne, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Notaro, Wendy Dale, and Ayun Halliday.
In the twilight of the Cold War, a strange and horrific civil war erupted in Sierra Leone that would ultimately lead to a UN War Crimes Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity. Where Witch Birds Fly captures the toxic brew of forces at play in the small West African country-Big Oil, Big Diamonds, competing outside powers, foreign mercenaries, and the local dominant Lebanese Christian trading community--all intriguing to pillage the African population's assets, degrading and destroying its chances for development to the point that a brutal insurrection breaks out. Here amid the tumult, an African-American international lawyer comes face to face with all that he is, and all that he has become. Many years enjoyment of the accoutrements of professional success-sharp clothes, fast cars, and flashy white women-have left Richard White feeling troubled and alone. Long-term psychoanalysis has brought no peace. He is wrestling with an identity crisis brought on by rejection of his black, lower-class background, and estrangement from his family and community. White first arrives in Sierra Leone during the Cold War on a mission to collect a forty million dollar oil debt owed by the local Freetown refinery. There, even as he is swept into the ex-patriate community's bacchanal, his pursuit of an ancestral linkage to the country via the slave trade begins. He returns a second time, post-Cold War, representing Lebanese interests in the largely illicit diamond trade, only to be kidnapped and held for ransom by Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front. The anguish of Sierra Leone will change Richard White's life.
The Crowd You're in With is the fifth play by award-winning American playwright Rebecca Gilman. In it, a Fourth of July backyard barbecue is the setting for a comic, thought-provoking, ultimately disquieting exploration of the question of whether to have children. Melinda and Jasper, the hosts, are deeply divided by the issue; Tom and Karen, their landlords, decided long ago to remain childless; Windsong and her husband, Dan, are expecting a baby. As the play progresses, the motivations of these characters reveal themselves as ever more complex. Even as the characters often speak in very practical terms about their decisions, Gilman never loses sight of the mystery underlying a life-shaping decision guided by both rational thought and biological imperative, which ultimately speaks to the even larger question of free will and determinism faced by every person. The Chicago-based Gilman has won numerous awards including the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Scott McPherson Award. Her play The Glory of Living was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Writers of the Beat Generation were conscious that they shared thematic and philosophical concerns with writers of the American Renaissance. This study provides the first extended examination of interests held in common by these two groups. The writers studies include Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Baraka.