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Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leaderby Brent Schlender (Author), Rick Tetzeli (Author), George Newbern
There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others.
Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily lives of billions of people?
Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best and who decided to open up to the authors, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar, and Disney. In addition Brent knew Jobs personally for 25 years and drew upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Rick humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we all have lived through and the ways in which Jobs changed our world.
Schlender and Tetzeli make clear that Jobs' astounding success at Apple was far more complicated than simply picking the right products: he became more patient, he learned to trust his inner circle, and he discovered the importance of growing the company incrementally rather than only shooting for dazzling, game-changing products.
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Something Interesting to Read February 2014
Sergey Golubev, 2014.02.02 08:57
High Profit Candlestick Patterns : Stephen Bigalow
High profit trading patterns, revealed by utilizing time-honored
Japanese candlestick signals. A straight-forward approach to
understanding and exploiting market opportunities. Practical
applications to predict stock price movements consistently and
profitably, a winning system in good times or bad! All detailed in:
"High Profit Candlestick Patterns: Turning Investor Sentiment into
Profits" By Stephen W. Bigalow
Don’t play the market, Beat the Market! Stephen W. Bigalow’s first book
"Profitable Candlestick Trading" taught the novice investor how to
quickly identify the best trading opportunities. Now his new book, "High
Profit Candlestick Patterns" takes his teaching to the next level.
Combining the proven results of Japanese Candlestick charting with
effective Western technical analysis, produces even higher profit
wealth-building stock selection techniques. Learn the key to profitable
stock selection with this safer approach to investing and avoid
expensive trading mistakes. Quickly learn the simplest, yet most
intelligent, approach to stock selection. Candlestick signals visually
produce compelling results. Japanese candlestick charting techniques,
integrated with statistically proven Western technical analysis,
produces an even more powerful investment platform. The ability to
recognize trading patterns in their very early stages empowers an
investor with high profit trading strategies.
For the technical investor, the combined analysis provides potent
trading programs. The fundamental investor gains tremendous insights
into the timing of positions. The introduction of cutting-edge computer
generated technical analysis, with the world's most proven trading
technique, becomes a powerful tool for understanding the movements of
the markets. Discover simple techniques that put the probabilities
highly in your favor.
Japanese candlestick signals provide an immense amount of information.
They graphically depict what is occurring in investor sentiment. This
alone provides a huge advantage for the investor. Having the ability to
identify reversals in price trends, utilizing statistically proven and
utilized signals, allows an investor to develop high profit trading
strategies. The psychological elements not only reveal trend reversals,
but they provide the insights for understanding why that reversal is
occurring. This becomes a very powerful investment tool.
The graphic illustrations in this book are simple common sense
revelations. Utilizing candlestick signals in conjunction with Western
technical patterns produces two strong investment elements. First, it
allows for the recognition of the optimal times for entering a trade.
Second, the candlestick signals revealed immediately when the trend
pattern is not performing correctly, allowing for quick exits.
You will receive a whole new perspective for profitably investing in the
markets. You do not have to learn formulas nor develop investing
talents. The combination of candlestick signals with easy-to-identify
trading patterns will vastly expand your investment confidence. The
self-mastery of profitable investing is greatly simplified with quick
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Sergey Golubev, 2013.09.14 19:53
The Evening Star Pattern is a bearish reversal pattern, usually occuring at the
top of an uptrend. The pattern consists of three candlesticks:
The first part of an Evening Star reversal pattern is a large bullish green
candle. On the first day, bulls are definitely in charge, usually new highs were
The second day begins with a bullish gap up. It is
clear from the opening of Day 2 that bulls are in control. However, bulls do not
push prices much higher. The candlestick on Day 2 is quite small and can be
bullish, bearish, or neutral.
Generally speaking, a bearish candle on Day 2 is a stronger sign of an
impending reversal. But it is Day 3 that is the most significant
Day 3 begins with a gap down, (a bearish signal) and
bears are able to press prices even further downward, often eliminating the
gains seen on Day 1.
The chart below of Exxon-Mobil (XOM) stock shows an example a Evening Star
bearish reversal pattern that occured at the end of an uptrend:
Day 1 of the Evening Star pattern for Exxon-Mobil (XOM) stock above was a strong
bullish candle, in fact it was so strong that the close was the same as the high
(very bullish sign). Day 2 continued Day 1's bullish sentiment by gapping up.
However, Day 2 was a Doji, which is a candlestick
signifying indecision. Bulls were unable to continue the large rally of the
previous day; they were only able to close slightly higher than the open.
Day 3 began with a bearish gap down. In fact, bears took hold of Exxon-Mobil
stock the entire day, the open was the same as the high and the close was the
same as the low (a sign of very bearish sentiment). Also, Day 3 powerfully broke
below the upward trendline that had served as support for XOM for the past week. Both the
trendline break and the classic Evening Star pattern gave traders a signal to
sell short Exxon-Mobil stock.
Sergey Golubev, 2013.09.18 12:41
The Morning Star Pattern is a bullish reversal pattern, usually occuring at the
bottom of a downtrend. The pattern consists of three candlesticks:
The first part of a Morning Star reversal pattern is a large bearish red
candle. On the first day, bears are definitely in charge, usually making new
The second day begins with a bearish gap down. It
is clear from the opening of Day 2 that bears are in control. However, bears do
not push prices much lower. The candlestick on Day 2 is quite small and can be
bullish, bearish, or neutral (i.e. Doji).
Generally speaking, a bullish candle on Day 2 is a stronger sign of an
impending reversal. But it is Day 3 that holds the most significance.
Day 3 begins with a bullish gap up, and bulls are able to
press prices even further upward, often eliminating the losses seen on Day 1.
The chart below of the S&P 400 Midcap exchange traded fund (MDY) shows an
example a Morning Star bullish reversal pattern that occured at the end of a
Day 1 of the Morning Star pattern for the Midcap 400 (MDY) chart above was a
strong bearish red candle. Day 2 continued Day 1's bearish sentiment by gapping
down. However, Day 2 was a Doji, which is a candlestick
signifying indecision. Bears were unable to continue the large decreases of the
previous day; they were only able to close slightly lower than the open.
Day 3 began with a bullish gap up. The bulls then took hold of the Midcap 400
exchange traded fund for the entire day. Also, Day 3 broke above the downward
trendline that had served as resistance
for MDY for the past week and a half. Both the trendline break and the
classic Morning Star pattern gave traders a signal to go long and buy
the Midcap 400 exchange traded fund.
Something Interesting to Read January 2014
Sergey Golubev, 2014.01.13 06:04
Fibonacci Trading: How to Master the Time and Price Advantage: Carolyn Boroden
Product Description :
Made famous by the Italian mathematician Leonardo De Pisa, the Fibonacci
number series holds a Golden Ratio that is universally found in nature
and used by architects, plastic surgeons, and many others to achieve
“perfect” aesthetic proportions. Now, in this groundbreaking guide,
noted technical trading advisor Carolyn Boroden shows you how Fibonacci
pattern studies can be used as an extremely effective method for
achieving greater profitability in stocks, futures, and Forex markets.
Fibonacci Trading provides a one-stop resource of reliable tools and
clear explanations for both identifying and taking advantage of the
trade setups naturally occurring in the markets that will enable you to
reach the highest rate of profitable trades. Inside, you'll find a
unique trading methodology based on Fibonacci ratios, and the author's
personal experience analyzing and setting up the markets in real time,
which makes this practical volume invaluable to the self-directed
Complete with detailed charts and insightful graphics in each chapter, Fibonacci Trading features:
Fibonacci Trading also provides a four-step formula for applying the
covered techniques in a highly effective approach. Flexible enough for
all markets and trading styles, the formula helps you focus your newly
developed knowledge and skill sets into a solid trading methodology,
defined trading plan, successful trading mindset, and disciplined
trading approach that stacks the odds for profit in your favor.
This hands-on guide is packed with a wealth of actual trading
situations, setups, and scenarios that bring the four-step formula to
life so you can immediately use it in the real world.
The 1 Hour Trade: Make Money With One Simple Strategy, One Hour Daily by Brian P. Anderson
Dual Momentum Investing: An Innovative Strategy for Higher Returns with Lower Risk : Gary Antonacci
After examining more than two-hundred years of data across dozens of markets and asset classes, the conclusion is clear: Momentum continually outperforms. However, most mainstream investors haven't had a way to fully discover and implement the benefits of momentum investing . . . until now! Whether you're an independent investor, investment professional, or money manager, Dual Momentum Investing enables you to consistently profit on major changes in relative strength and market trend.
What is the best and the most influential book you read so far in your trading life?
You can start with this book:
Something Interesting to Read January 2015
Sergey Golubev, 2015.01.21 16:33
Technical Analysis from A to Zby
Millions of traders participating in today’s financial markets have shot
interest and involvement in technical analysis to an all-time high.
This updated edition of Technical Analysis from A to Z combines a
detailed explanation of what technical analysis is and how it works with
overviews, interpretations, calculations, and examples of over 135
technical indicators—and how they perform under actual market
conditions. Enhanced with more details to make it easier to use and
understand, this book reflects the latest research findings and
advances. A complete summary of major indicators that can be used in any
market, it covers: • Every trading tool from the Absolute Breadth Index to the Zig Zag • Indicators include Arms Index, Dow Theory, and Elliott Wave Theory • Over 35 new indicators
The Butterfly Effect in Competitive Markets: Driving Small Changes for Large Differences by Rajagopal
The discussion in this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of market transitions and radical business management. It covers complex elements of the market management analyzing behavioral theories like chaos theory, theory of reasoned action and planned behavior, theory of change, resistance theory, and theory of acceptance and diffusion from the perspectives of business growth, sustainability, and market competitiveness causing butterfly effects in market. This book examines butterfly effect in reference to innovation, competitiveness and shifts in business strategies in regional and global perspective and discusses the impact of globalization on innovation, production, and marketing activities. The discussions in this book harness the power of firms towards sensitive market interventions through marketing-mix strategies, innovation, and technology application to click larger effects through smaller differentiation.
Financial Modeling of the Equity Market: From CAPM to Cointegration By Frank J. Fabozzi
Financial Modeling of the Equity Market is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to modeling equity portfolios. The book is intended for a wide range of quantitative analysts, practitioners, and students of finance. Without sacrificing mathematical rigor, it presents arguments in a concise and clear style with a wealth of real-world examples and practical simulations. This book presents all the major approaches to single-period return analysis, including modeling, estimation, and optimization issues. It covers both static and dynamic factor analysis, regime shifts, long-run modeling, and cointegration. Estimation issues, including dimensionality reduction, Bayesian estimates, the Black-Litterman model, and random coefficient models, are also covered in depth. Important advances in transaction cost measurement and modeling, robust optimization, and recent developments in optimization with higher moments are also discussed.