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Capitalist Spirit

How Each and Every One of Us Can Make a Giant Difference in Our Fast-changing World



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The Capitalist Spirit: How Each and Every One of Us Can Make a Giant Difference in Our Fast-changing World by Yale Hirsch
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An inspirational collection of thought-provoking wisdom for all ages from Yale Hirsch Yale Hirsch has been a practical investor his entire life, and has always offered his readers a wealth of intelligent information as founder of the Hirsch Organization. Over forty years ago, Yale Hirsch created the Stock Trader's Almanac . The Capitalist Spirit is an extension of the methods he used in creating the Almanac, and here, readers will find the same breadth and depth of information, along with a healthy dose of inspiration. Filled with the resonating words of some of the most well-known speakers and thought leaders in the world, this book offers invaluable advice on money, power, success, potential, leadership, individuality, and the forces that drive our successes, the markets, and in turn, our lives, all while asking us to think globally. Today's world is full of volatility but Yale's collection has one simple message: hold on and have faith in yourself, your aptitude, your business, and the markets. Presents the inspiring compilations and musings of investment legend Yale Hirsch Asks readers of all ages to take stock of their potential and succeed in a truly global world while heeding the advice of an array of wise thinkers and leaders that have come before them Contains a database of intelligent and thought-provoking quotes from numerous thinkers, writers, and entrepreneurs Thoughtful and engaging, Yale Hirsch's The Capitalist Spirit is a powerful look at the individual and their impact on the world's enterprises and markets, and the opportunities inside all of us waiting to be unleashed.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv Preface xvii Chapter 1 What a Difference a Century Makes 1 POTENTIAL 3 Capitalism Transformed the Twentieth Century 4 Be Thankful It's Not 1910 6 The "Good Old Days" of Horses and Wagons 7 Engineering + Capitalism Powered the Twentieth Century 9 Would You Believe Males Were Sexists in 1943? 11 How "Ka-ching" (The Cash Register) Continues to Change Society (William G. Marshall) 13 Chapter 2 Your Future in a Rapidly Changing World 17 PRODUCTIVITY (Roy H. Williams) 19 Big Bang of Info in Constant State of Expansion (Karl Fisch) 20 Fr ee-Market Capitalism Drives Globalization (Thomas L. Friedman) 22 Futurologists Technology Timeline (Ian Pearson and Ian Neild) 24 The Post-American World (Fared Zakaria) 26 The World Is Flat (Thomas L. Friedman) 30 The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don ' t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need -- And What We Can Do About It (Tony Wagner) 32 Chapter 3 The Road to Success 37 KNOWLEDGE 39 Investor's Business Daily's 10 Secrets to Success (William J. O'Neil) 40 How to Get Where You Want to Go (Roy H. Williams) 41 The Entrepreneurial Mind ( Jeffry A. Timmons) 43 The Entrepreneurial Spirit (George Gilder) 44 Women: The Hidden Engine of World Growth (Chrystia Freeland) 45 Who AM I? (Anonymous) 47 Chapter 4 Wisdom for Future Leaders 49 PERSISTENCE (Calvin Coolidge) 51 Fire Them Up: 7 Secrets of Inspiring Leaders (Carmine Gallo) 52 Good Fences Make Us Rich (Philip Humbert) 54 The Next President's First Task (Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) 56 Chapter 5 Uplifting Commencement Addresses 59 INSPIRATION (Darwin P. Kingsley) 61 Alan Alda at Connecticut College, 1980 62 Famous Graduation Quotes and Advice 63 Tia Duer at the Abbingdon Friends School, 2008 65 Tony Blair at Yale University, Class Day 2008 68 Ray Kurzweil at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2005 69 Chapter 6 Failure Is Not Fatal, It Happens to the Best 73 SUCCESS (Mark Twain) 75 Out of the Mouths of "Experts" 76 Famous Failures ( Joey Green) 78 Genius = 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration 80 Experts Are Never Wrong! Oh Yeah? 81 Firstborns vs. Laterborns (Frank J. Sulloway) 88 Chapter 7 Relax! You Are about to Be Motivated 91 UNLIMITED CAPACITIES (Charles M. Schwab) 93 Al exis de Tocqueville, Seer Extraordinaire 94 An Ode to America (Cornel Nistorescu) 96 Beauty Is in the Soul (Sam Levenson) 98 Children Learn What They Live (Dorothy L. Nolte) 99 Footprints on the Sands of Time (Yale Hirsch) 100 I Cannot Exist without You ( John Keats) 101 Six Lessons for Life (Marian Wright Edelman) 102 The People Who Make a Difference! (Anonymous) 103 Chapter 8 No Limit to How High You Can Climb 105 CONTRARINESS (Arnold M. Ludwig, M.D.) 107 Achieving Personal Excellence (Steve Brunkhorst) 108 Awaken the Giant Within! (Tony Robbins) 109 Ayn Rand's Anthem (Ayn Rand) 111 How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (Arnold Bennett) 113 It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It that Determines Your Success (Paul Kearley) 115 Must Thinking (Paul Kearley) 117 Make Each and Every Moment of Your Life a Moment to Remember (Anonymous) 118 There's No Limit to How High You Can Climb (Masami Saionji) 120 You Are the Creator of Your Life ( James Allen) 122 Chapter 9 Strategies for Climbing the Ladder of Success 125 EXERCISE (Christopher Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) 127 10 Creative Myths ( Jeffrey Baumgartner) 128 10 Steps for Boosting Creativity ( Jeffrey Baumgartner) 131 16 Rules Bob Parsons Tries to Live By (Bob Parsons) 133 18 Important Thoughts to Consider (Steve Brunkhorst) 135 Top 10 Reasons to Keep a Journal (Philip Humbert) 137 Top 10 Secrets of Getting Rich! (Philip Humbert) 139 Top 10 Steps to Set and Achieve Your Goals (Philip Humbert) 141 Top 10 Things to Think about if You Want to Change the World (Michael Angier) 144 Two Ideas to Guide You on Your Life Journey (Chuck Gallozzi) 146 What I Wished I Learned in School (Guy Kawasaki) 151 Chapter 10 Teachers Can Make a Huge Difference 155 TEACHER'S CREDO (Haim G. Ginott) 157 Unity (Anonymous) 158 What Do Teachers Make? (Taylor Mali) 159 Quotes about Teachers 160 Great Movies about Great Teachers 161 Stand up to Bullying and Change the World (SuEllen Fried) 163 Chapter 11 We Must Cure the World's Addiction to Oil and Coal! 167 SOLAR ENERGY (Thomas Alva Edison) 169 End Our Oil Addiction NOW! (Richard Holbrooke) 170 Quotes about Free Energy 171 A Hydrogen Economy in Our Future? ( Jeremy Rifkin) 172 Set America Free! A Blueprint for U.S. Energy Security 174 Future Energy Possibilities 181 Ted Turner's Eleven Voluntary Initiatives (Ted Turner) 182 What Jules Verne Said in 1874 183 Chapter 12 You Can Do It! Yes You Can! 185 WH AT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? (Entrepreneur magazine) 187 Wh o Am I to Be Brilliant, Gorgeous, and Talented? (Marianne Williamson) 188 Invictus (William Ernest Henley) 189 The Optimist Creed (Christian D. Larson) 190 The Man Who Thinks He Can (Walter D. Wintle) 191 What Will Matter (Michael Josephson) 192 Goals Are Achieved Only with Action ( 194 The "Real" Seven Wonders of the World (Anonymous) 195 Can't (Edgar Guest) 196 The Path of Least Resistance (Robert Fritz) 198 Triumph over Troubles (Philip Humbert) 199 Chapter 13 A Good Sense of Humor Is Priceless 201 GRADUATION (Robert Orben) 203 A Doctor's Sense of Humor Never Hurts 204 Puns to Put a Smile On Your Face 205 Nice to Be Amusing, to Tell a Joke or Two 206 Chapter 14 Information to Put Things into Perspective 209 MONEY (Anthony Sampson) 211 Annual Average Consumer Price Index (CPI) 212 Broadband Subscribers per 100 Inhabitants, 2001--2007 214 Casualties in Principal U.S. Wars 216 Countries Ranked by Population, 2008 218 Forbes Counts 793 Billionaires in 2009 222 Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, 2009 (Top 35) 224 Freedom House Country Rankings, 2008 (1.0 to 7.0) 226 Freedom House Country Rankings (since 1973) 228 Global Gender Gap Index, 2008 Rankings 230 How Can Anyone Have so Many Ancestors? 232 Useful Web Sites 233 Billionaires Ranked by Country, 2008 234 Millionaire Households: Top 15 Countries, 2008 236 Millionaires Ranked by Numbers per 10,000 237 The Beauty of Math! 238 U.S. Census since 1790 by Decades 239 Wonders of the Human Body 240 Gross Domestic Product by Country (Ranked) 242 World Population and Fact Sheet 248 Chapter 15 A Treasury of Motivational Quotes 249 LISTEN TO CHURCHILL (Winston Churchill) 251

Author Biography

Yale Hirsch is the founder of the Hirsch Organization and creator of the Stock Trader's Almanac . The Hirsch Organization first published the Stock Trader's Almanac in 1967, fulfilling Yale Hirsch's vision of providing strategic information to investors. Published continuously for over forty years, the Almanac has become one of the most respected and widely referenced investment resources. The Hirsch Organization has also published several newsletters over the years and currently publishes the Almanac Investor newsletter. Yale Hirsch, the founder, and his son, Jeffrey Hirsch, are frequently quoted in the press from Barron's to BusinessWeek and the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal , and regularly appear on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, and CNN. If you would like to receive three of Yale's favorite 8 1/2 x 11 inch inspirational posters, just send an email to: It's FREE to all readers of this book. Think of the three posters as a thank- you for making an effort to change the world!
Release date Australia
January 26th, 2010
Foreword by William J. O'Neil
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations, black & white tables
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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