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Bank to the Future: Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust
Bank to the Future: Protect Your Future Before Governments Go Bust
by Simon Dixon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide to banking, economics and finance for dummies, 13 Nov 2013
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I bought this book because I wanted to find out Simon's views on the future of banking & finance and the economy in general.

We definitely know that the economy is not in good shape right now when Sir Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, stated that 'Of all the many ways of organising banking, the worst is the one we have today.'

I bet that not too many people know that any private bank can create money electronically.

Even though the average person may not take a deep interest in economics in general, they should find out the reasons the economy goes through the continuous cycles of boom and bust.

The first part goes how times have changed, people's attitudes to towards to economy across different generations, the 'free economy' we are living in right now and the reasons why the booms and busts happen in the economy. The second part outlines the 7 things that make the 'free economy' possible and the third part basically explores the options we can take based on what we already know.

This book shows that he knows a lot within his area of expertise. I'm not joking because he does back up his opinions with a lot of research. He also explains the concepts in a clear and coherent way.

I would recommend anyone to buy this book.


Know Me, Like Me, Follow Me: What Online Social Networking Means for You and Your Business
Know Me, Like Me, Follow Me: What Online Social Networking Means for You and Your Business
by Penny Power
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good social media guide, 20 Sep 2011
Essential for individuals to have a personal brand, whether they have a business or just want to have a corporate career.

This book outlines the reasons for having a personal brand. It goes through in general terms the steps of building a personal brand so that the book can be used by anyone who wants to build one. The most important point I got out of this book is to explore yourself to find out your true passion and you can find your niche.

The important message outlined in this book is to be open to new people, make friends with them and to support them and your contacts whenever possible.

One must not use social media without going through this book unless one likes to make mistakes that many people make.


A Practical Guide to Social Media in Financial Services
A Practical Guide to Social Media in Financial Services
by Christophe Langlois
Edition: Paperback
Price: 38.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for all financial services firms, 19 Sep 2011
An excellent read for all who want to combine their passions in social media and the financial services. This book is an important guide for financial services firms and individuals because they need to use social media to engage prospective and existing clients. Also, having a desirable brand means more success in terms of customer satisfaction, trust and financial rewards.

Christophe clearly demonstrates his expertise within his niche by sharing detailed but concise advice regarding the operation of social media projects with lots of actual excellent and not so good examples. Relevant social media contacts are shared so that readers have the opportunity to follow and learn from those who are using their profiles successfully within the industry.

I would highly recommend this book to all who work in the financial services industry.


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