In Falling Hard: A Rookie's Year in Boxing, Chris Jones recounts his first year at ringside. He gets dressed down by Don King, gambles his way through Vegas, meets the troubled guy who found Evander Holyfield's ear, goes to Muhammad Ali's birthday party, and witnesses Prince Naseem Hamed explode while Mike Tyson implodes. Like the sport itself, Falling Hard is equal measures of victory and defeat — an intoxicating combination that leaves Jones down for the count more than once. Determined to stay objective, he instead becomes addicted to boxing's special brand of pain, and what begins as a simple curiosity soon escalates into an unhealthy obsession. Jones writes with the rhythm of the sport he covers: hard and fast, with the drama of fiction but the truth of journalism. Sometimes humorous, always suspenseful, Falling Hard is a travelogue for the fight game, boxing distilled to its essence by sportswriting's newest star.
Hedge Funds of Funds: A Guide for Investors is a comprehensive guide to investing in hedge funds of funds. Written by an experienced practitioner in clear, concise and jargon free language, this book gives an inside view of this often opaque area and empowers readers with the tools to get to the bottom of how hedge funds of funds really work. Key features include: A full description of the skill sets and facets needed in all areas of a hedge funds of funds; A wide-ranging set of questions to ask when assessing every area of a hedge fund of funds; Advice on every part of the process when investing in a hedge fund of funds, from short-listing through to mandate design and benchmarking; Two comprehensive practical examples of investment reports on both a hedge fund and a hedge fund of funds; A comprehensive analysis of recent developments in the field; A glossary of hedge fund terminology to help the reader de-code the jargon associated with the area. This book is essential reading for all those interested in developing depth to their understanding of how to invest in hedge funds of funds and how they, in turn, invest with hedge funds.
First published in 1993. Radical Sensibility provides a detailed account of the interrelations of literature, ideas and history in the eighteenth century’s Revolutionary decade. The book traces a continuity of ideas from Shaftesbury to Godwin and Wollstonecraft, and sets it beside a conservative tradition established in the work of Hume and Adam Smith. As a guide to the transformations of ‘sensibility’ as a concept, Jones examines the trajectories of three writers who work spans the decade: Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, and the early Wordsworth. A mixture of literary textual analysis and historical and political documentation, Radical Sensibility will be important reading for students and teachers of poetry, ideas and the novel.
The march of the internet into retail is relentless. Online is where customers spend their time and, increasingly, their money. The internet is also changing. The rise of mobile is giving web access to millions more developing nation consumers, while simultaneously resetting the expectations of customers in highly developed markets. No retailer, anywhere in the world, can afford to be without a response to these fundamental changes in the way their customers are shopping. This is a handbook for planning, implementing, operating and enhancing that response. Packed with statistics, case-studies and examples, The Multichannel Retail Handbook is above all a practical guide. It provides useable tools and decision-frameworks. It offers actionable advice and recommendations. It takes the retailer to from "why-what-how" through to "when." The 2016 Edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the changes that have taken place in this rapid-moving sector since the original edition was published.
(Guitar Reference). Understanding what an acoustic guitar is, including all of its essential parts and how they work, will be critical to choosing the one that is right for you. In this Riff Notes series book you'll discover everything you need to know, not only to help guide you in choosing the right acoustic guitar, but also how to understand the instrument so you can get off to a fast start. There are many types of acoustic guitars and all the basics necks, tuning keys, fret boards, pick-ups, bridges, bodies, woods, and more are not the same, so having a basic understanding of them will help immensely. Also included is how to do basic electric guitar maintenance and care. All of this and more will be explained in this Riff Notes book.
(Guitar Reference). Understanding what an electric guitar is, including all of its essential parts and how they work, will be critical to choosing the one that is right for you. In this Riff Notes series book you'll discover everything you need to know, not only to help guide you in choosing the right electric guitar, but also how to understand the instrument so you can get off to a fast start. There are many types of electric guitars and all the basics necks, tuning keys, fret boards, pick-ups, bridges, bodies, and more are not the same, so having a basic understanding of them will help immensely. Also included is how to do basic electric guitar maintenance and care. All of this and more will be explained in this Riff Notes book.
This bestseller offers a complete introduction to financial management and corporate finance modules for a one-year university course. It is a relatively non-mathematical text and its simple explanations of a complex area have made it extremely popular with students. The author’s educational and training expertise is reflected at every stage of the book: worked examples are given after each explanation, followed by a chapter summary, ‘quickie’ questions and more detailed practice questions. The ‘quickie’ questions are all answered at the back of the book and the accompanying teacher’s manual contains answers to all the remaining questions.