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A vivid account of the deals, tactics and personalities associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, this book shows KKR's financial alchemy in action as the firm combines borrowed money and borrowed management to create many billions of dollars of profits from owning companies such as Safeway, Duracell and Beatrice -- while also struggling to salvage its giant RJR Nabisco investment.

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A vivid account of the deals, tactics and personalities associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, this book shows KKR's financial alchemy in action as the firm combines borrowed money and borrowed management to create many billions of dollars of profits from owning companies such as Safeway, Duracell and Beatrice -- while also struggling to salvage its giant RJR Nabisco investment.

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The HMO system is often praised for cutting runaway costs. It is supposed to act as a powerful market force to stop greedy doctors and hospitals from treating patients like pi-­atas, to be cut open for profit. Health Against Wealth reveals that when you are confronting cancer, heart disease, or psychiatric illness, when you face a medical emergency or your child requires complex pediatric surgery, all those cost-­saving rules and artful ways of keeping doctors frugal can turn against you. Wall Street Journal reporter George Anders explains why " managed care " is so appealing to employers and insurers and how HMO bureaucrats can thwart necessary, even life-­saving treatment under the guise of cost efficiency. Health Against Wealth takes an unflinching look at the profit-­hungry entrepreneurs who have poured into this new" health industry" and provides alarming examples of political manipulation by increasingly powerful HMO lobbyists. At the same time, the book explores the hopes and frustr

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A vivid account of the deals, tactics and personalities associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The Washington Post called this "the definitive book about the firm and its deals.­" The New York Times termed it "refreshing and important.­" Publishers Weekly hailed it as "beautifully organized and written in immediate and lively prose.­" The book shows KKR's financial alchemy in action, as the private-­equity firm combines borrowed money and borrowed management to create many billions of dollars of profits. Starting with KKR's formation in 1976, the book goes on to analyze the takeover of companies such as Safeway, Duracell and Beatrice, as well as struggles involving RJR Nabisco.

This is the full-­length e-­book edition. It includes not only the entire, original text of Merchants of Debt -- but also a new preface and closing chapter. This additional material covers KKR's international expansion, its decision to go public in 2010, and the successes and stumbles of recent deals such as . . .

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Anyone who recruits talent faces the same basic challenge, whether we work for a big company, a new start-­up, a Hollywood studio, a hospital, or the Green Berets. We all wonder how to tell the really outstanding prospects from the ones who look great on paper but then fail on the job. Or, equally important, how to spot the ones who don’t look so good on paper but might still deliver extraordinary performance. In a tough economy, it’s more important than ever to make every talent decision count.   George Anders sought out the world’s savviest talent judges to see what they do differently from the rest of us. He reveals how the U.­S. Army finds soldiers with the character to be in Special Forces without asking them to fire a single bullet. He takes us to an elite basketball tournament where the best scouts are watching the players who don’t have the ball. He talks to researchers who are reinventing the process of hiring Fortune 500 CEOs.   Anders reveals powerful ideas you can apply . . .

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A vivid account of the deals, tactics and personalities associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The Washington Post called this "the definitive book about the firm and its deals.­" The New York Times termed it "refreshing and important.­" Publishers Weekly hailed it as "beautifully organized and written in immediate and lively prose.­" The book shows KKR's financial alchemy in action, as the private-­equity firm combines borrowed money and borrowed management to create many billions of dollars of profits. Starting with KKR's formation in 1976, the book goes on to analyze the takeover of companies such as Safeway, Duracell and Beatrice -- as well as struggles involving RJR Nabisco.

This is the condensed e-­book edition, amounting to about 130 pages. This edition's seven-­chapter table of contents appears below. Also available is a full-­length e-­book edition of about 380 pages, which replicates and updates the original hardcover edition of Merchants of Debt. The full-­length edition . . .

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Why don’t employers take a more optimistic view of people’s potential? Why is there such a fixation on a few bullet-­point highlights of candidates’ résumés, to the point that most applicants are quickly cast aside a...

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Anyone who recruits talent faces the same basic challenge, whether we work for a big company, a new start-­up, a Hollywood studio, a hospital, or the Green Berets. We all wonder how to tell the really outstanding prospects from the ones who look great on paper but then fail on the job. Or, equally important, how to spot the ones who don’t look so good on paper but might still deliver extraordinary performance. In a tough economy, it’s more important than ever to make every talent decision count. George Anders sought out the world’s savviest talent judges to see what they do differently from the rest of us. He reveals how the U.­S. Army finds soldiers with the character to be in Special Forces without asking them to fire a single bullet. He takes us to an elite basketball tournament where the best scouts are watching the players who don’t have the ball. He talks to researchers who are reinventing the process of hiring Fortune 500 CEOs. Anders reveals powerful ideas you can apply to . . .

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Why don’t employers take a more optimistic view of people’s potential? Why is there such a fixation on a few bullet-­point highlights of candidates’ résumés, to the point that most applicants are quickly cast aside as “not good enough”? Why is there such unwillingness to get to know what job seekers are all about? What if you could change the rules? What if you could capture the attention of employers who should be hiring you, persuading them to see you on your terms? Becoming a Rare Find will show you how to approach job hunting in ways that play to your strengths. If you are a natural project manager, then develop a project plan. If you like marketing, build a marketing campaign that centers on reasons why employers should want you. Whatever approach you settle on—and no matter what job you want—you will get a better chance to “show your fire.­” You will escape the clutter of job-­posting stampedes, where the odds of winning even a barista’s job can be slimmer than the chances of . . .

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