Cityboy Beer And Loathing In The Square Mile

Author: Geraint Anderson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755361172
Size: 15,94 MB
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CITYBOY is Geraint Anderson's bestselling exposé of life in the City of London. In this no-holds-barred, warts-and-all account of life in London's financial heartland, Cityboy breaks the Square Mile's code of silence, revealing tricks of the trade and the corrupt, murky underbelly at the heart of life in the City. Drawing on his experience as a young analyst in a major investment bank, the six-figure bonuses, monstrous egos, and the everyday culture of verbal and substance abuse that fuels the world's money markets are brutally exposed as Cityboy describes his ascent up the hierarchy of this intensely competitive and morally dubious industry, and how it almost cost him his sanity.

English For Business Studies Teacher S Book

Author: Ian Mackenzie
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521743427
Size: 14,59 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a course for upper-intermediate and advanced level students who need to understand and talk about the key contecpts in business and economics. Covering the most important areas of management, production, marketing, finance and macroeconomics, it helps students to understand and talk about a wide range of business topics. Reflecting recent changes in the world's business and economic environment, the course now covers subjects like wikinomics, viral marketing, hedge funds, the subprime crisis and energy policy. This student book comes with a teacher's book and two CDs. Suitable for independent study.

The Age Of Post Rationality

Author: Val Colic-Peisker
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811062595
Size: 18,84 MB
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This book challenges the hegemonic view that economic calculation represents the ultimate rationality. The West legitimises its global dominance by the claim to be a rational, democratic, science-based and progressive civilisation. Yet, over the past decades, the dogma of economic rationality has become an ideological black hole whose gravitational pull allows no public debate or policy to escape. Political leaders of all creeds are held in its orbit and public language is saturated by it. This dogma has pervaded all spheres of life, ushering the age of post-rationality, especially in English speaking countries. The authors discuss several aspects of post-rational global capitalism still dominated by the Anglosphere: hyper-competition, hyper-consumption, inequality, volatile global financial markets, environmental degradation and the unforeseen effects of the internet-mediated communication revolution. The book concludes by discussing some utopian and dystopian future scenarios and asking whether the West can transcend its crisis of rationality.

The Square Mile Murder

Author: James Ward
Editor: Cool Millennium
ISBN:
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After a chance skirmish with an armed killer in central London, agent John Mordred ends up in hospital, condition critical. Six weeks and a full recovery later, he’s persuaded it’s purely a police matter, so one he should forget about. But nothing in MI7 is ever that simple. There’s more to this particular incident than meets the eye and unnamed people in high places want it investigating. They believe Mordred’s the man for the job. Add to the mix five missing IMF officials, the kidnapping of a top British financier in Venezuela, evidence of a related cover-up in Whitehall, a young and unpredictable London Lord Mayor with acute delusions of grandeur, plus - most bizarrely - persistent rumours of local UFO sightings, and things threaten to spin radically out of control. Suddenly Mordred’s life is on the line again. This time, alongside those of innumerable others. And it’s him versus the clock.

How The City Really Works

Author: Alexander Davidson
Editor: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749459697
Size: 20,19 MB
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How the City Really Works clearly explains the workings of the City, as well as its relationships with other international financial centres. The book features sections on the dangers of fraud and money laundering, credit derivatives, the latest governance issues, and the current state of the pensions market. It provides further coverage of the key roles within the City, from stockbrokers and foreign exchange dealers to accountants and Lloyd's underwriters, and demonstrates how they relate to each other. Packed with information and insights on the key products - from bonds to new share offerings and derivatives - How the City Really Works gives you a crash course in: City markets; hedge funds and traders; City regulation; the City's relationships with the United States and Europe. This informative and entertaining guide to London's financial markets offers practical advice on how you can put the information it contains to profitable use when making your investment decisions.

Addicted To Profit

Author: Stuart Sim
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748670343
Size: 16,96 MB
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In what is both a critique and a manifesto for cultural change, Stuart Sim explains what we could be doing to cure our addiction to profit, why we ought to be doing it, and how to set about achieving it. Life needn't all be about profit.