Molly s Game Movie Tie in

Author: Molly Bloom
Publisher: Dey Street Books
ISBN: 9780062838582
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now a major motion picture, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, and Michael Cera—the true story of "Hollywood’s poker princess" who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all. When Molly Bloom was a little girl in a small Colorado town, she dreamed of a life without rules and limits, a life where she didn’t have to measure up to anyone or anything—where she could become whatever she wanted. She ultimately got more than she could have ever bargained for. In Molly’s Game, she takes you through her adventures running an exclusive high-stakes private poker game catering to such clients as Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Affleck, athletes, billionaires, politicians, and financial titans. With rich detail, Molly describes a world of glamour, privilege, and secrecy in which she made millions, lived the high life, and fearlessly took on the Russian and Italian mobs—until she met the one adversary she could not outsmart: the United States government. It’s the story of how a determined woman gained—and then lost—her place at the table, and of everything she learned about poker, love, and life in the process.

Cutthroat

Author: Stephen Keating
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555662486
Format: PDF
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Cutthroat is the name of the game on the electronic frontier. It requires an amoral flexibility with no allies, just alliances; no team loyalties, just self-interest. Strategy forms and dissolves with every play; a smile on the face may mean a knife in the back. In the next round, the players switch sides and do it again. Billions of dollars are at stake.Featuring a bitter struggle between Rupert Murdoch and John Malone, and a supporting cast that includes AJ Gore, Ted Turner, and Bill Gates, author Stephen Keating uses one particular mega-deal that went terribly wrong to reveal how these corporate titans flex market power, crush competition and reap the profits.In 1997, Murdoch's News Corp. joined forces with EchoStar, Charlie Ergen's upstart company, to create a satellite-TV powerhouse -- nicknamed Deathstar. They planned to bunch a cosmic armada of seven satellites that would deliver several hundred TV channels, internet, and retail services to millions of subscribers. How this deal challenged the entrenched cable-TV monopoly before it came crashing down to earth exposes the influence exerted by and through money, power, and political dynamics among the corporate players fighting to rule the communications world. The roots of this dramatic business conflict are revealed through the separate evolution -- and eventual collision -- of cable and satellite TV technologies. Cutthroat is the perfect book for anyone who enjoyed Barbarians at the Gate and Den of Thieves.

Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur What It Takes to Win in High Stakes Commercial Real Estate

Author: James Randel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071621164
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A front row seat into the world of high-stakes commercial real estate investing “A must-read book ... one of the best real estate investment books I have ever read. On my scale of 1 to 10, this unique book rates an off-the-charts 12.” ---Robert Bruss Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur is for the individual who is ready to get serious about investing. Not a rah-rah or get-rich-quick book, this book is for someone who is prepared to think about what he or she wants to accomplish. James Randel provides the how and why. James Randel has been a successful investor and educator for 25 years. He teaches investing through stories and anecdotes – bringing to the limelight not just his successes (and there are some amazing stories of these) but also his mistakes. His candor is instructive and entertaining. It is said that “those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach.” James Randel is a rare exception as he is both a highly successful investor as well as an excellent teacher. As said by Jeff Dunne, Vice Chairman of the largest real estate company in the world, CB Richard Ellis: “I’ve tracked Jimmy’s incredible run of successful real estate investments for 20 years and more recently invested very profitably with him. His new book is a must read for anyone interested in real estate investing.” If you are tired of the “same old, same old” and prepared to play in the big leagues, this book is calling your name.

Escorting the Billionaire

Author: Leigh James
Publisher: CMG Publishing LLC
ISBN:
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Love don’t cost a thing… except everything. When billionaire mogul James Preston hires an escort as a date for his brother’s wedding, he knows he’s taking a risk. One thing he won’t be taking? The escort’s clothes off. He just wants a date—not a girlfriend. Not a relationship. No strings. No ties. No games. No sex. He has his reasons. He lost someone he loved, and isn’t interested in trying again. Too many opportunities for mistakes or worse, heartbreak. Audrey Reynolds became a high-end escort to keep her brother in his expensive group home. James Preston is the client of her dreams—he’s offering to pay her more money for two weeks than she’s ever made before. But James is... difficult. He’s gorgeous, troubled and all too human for Audrey's business-like tastes. Determined to complete her assignment and collect the money, Audrey tries to play by James’s rules. But before she knows what's happening, he's rewriting the contract. When Audrey ends up in James’s bed, he realizes that she’s everything he’s wanted… and everything he’s been running from.

LAUREN

Author: Leigh James
Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
ISBN: 1945340088
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Two Headstrong, Driven CEOs. One Undeniable, Scorching Attraction. Being a scientist gives Lauren Taylor a purpose in life. At twenty-five, she's the CEO of a billion-dollar biomedical company, Paragon Laboratories. On the brink of a major discovery, Lauren lets nothing interfere with her work. Until she meets Gabriel Betts, the gorgeous and brilliant CEO of another Silicon Valley startup, and is forced to face her inconvenient and overwhelming attraction to him. Billionaire Gabriel Betts is a successful scientist in his own right. He's made his way in the world by being an early adopter and never losing focus. Captivated by Lauren's brilliance and unselfconscious beauty, he's determined to win the reclusive female CEO over at any cost. But what neither Gabe nor Lauren are prepared for is the white-collar danger that's lurking in Silicon Valley... The danger that threatens not only their companies, but their very existence. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Verdana; color: #5856d6; -webkit-text-stroke: #5856d6} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} * This is an update to the previously released High Interest and contains significant edits.

The Professor the Banker and the Suicide King

Author: Michael Craig
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446539635
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 2001, a stranger from Texas entered the high-stakes poker room in the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. A self-made billionaire, he challenged some of poker's greatest players to a series of heads-up matches. By the end, there was more than $20 million on the table. For the first time ever, here is the detailed, true account of the legendary Big Game that shocked the poker world. Putting you railside to observe the pulse-pounding action, it takes you inside the iron-nerved mind of the professional gambler. Filled with vivid characters, sensational tales, and riveting human drama, this is a unique, suspenseful journey into the world of people who live on the razor's edge of fortune-where incredible wealth or utter ruin turn on the flip of a card.

Fading Hearts on the River

Author: Brooks Haxton
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 161902375X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Centered around multi-million dollar stakes and a series of nationally televised poker tournaments, Fading Hearts on the River offers a story of odds—the odds of a newborn surviving severe jaundice, the odds of Congress passing a law that renders one’s online gambling income inaccessible, the odds of drawing the right card on the turn or the river. In this tale of fatherhood and worldy success, Haxton follows his son Isaac’s unlikely career as a poker player, the nervous father often sitting on the sidelines with his fingers crossed or staring at a casino monitor while Isaac wins more in one hand of play than Haxton has earned from all his books of poetry combined. In this deftly crafted story Haxton explores the propensity for abstraction, logic, and memory all good poets and poker players share, all the while taking readers on a rollicking tour of complex, intertwined topics, ranging from game theory and financial strategies, to medical mysteries and lost love, to chess, Magic cards, and Texas Hold ‘em. Guided by the through-line of a father’s love and admiration for his talented son, Fading Hearts delivers a unique perspective on professional gambling and one family’s experience playing the odds.

More Than a Score

Author: Jesse Hagopian
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608464369
Format: PDF
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"Jesse Hagopian brought a rare moment of truth to the corporate-dominated Education Nation show when he spoke on behalf of his colleagues at Garfield High in Seattle. He instantly became the voice and face of the movement to stop pointless and punitive high-stakes testing."—Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Terror In cities across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are rallying against the abuses of high-stakes standardized testing. These are the stories—in their own words—of some of those who are defying the corporate education reformers and fueling a national movement to reclaim public education. Alongside the voices of students, parents, teachers, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Nancy Carrlson-Paige, Karen Lewis, and Monty Neill. Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is an associate editor of Rethinking Schools, and winner of the 2013 "Secondary School Teacher of Year" award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He is a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, and writes regularly for Truthout, Black Agenda Report, and the Seattle Times Op-Ed page.

Black Regrets

Author: C. J. Thomas
Publisher: Kelly Black Affair
ISBN: 9781976944925
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kelly Black was tormented with regrets piling sky-high. He was my concern. The man I loved more than anything else. Yet dangers lurked around every corner, and it wasn't just my uncle that had me shaken up. My parents were in trouble, and everyone was after something I had that they wanted. But our troubles didn't stop there. Standing in the eye of the hurricane, Madam's manipulation and control ran deep. Tonya Craig was dead, and I feared that I would be next. Except Kelly's focus was on investigative reporter, Sylvia Neil, and how she lied to cover up the death of Maria Greer when he should have been focused on protecting me. Because what came barreling toward us next was something that neither of us saw coming. And it was bigger and darker than we could have ever imagined. And here, all this time, I thought I was the broken one when it was he who was shattered.*Black Regrets is intended for mature audiences only.

Twiggy

Author: Andrew Burrell
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458798542
Format: PDF
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The swashbuckling West Australian entrepreneur Andrew ''Twiggy'' Forrest took on mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto at their own game - and won. In this unauthorised biography, Andrew Burrell traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the complicated man behind the myth. Why do his mining ventures attract so much controversy? And what do his philanthropic schemes tell us about him and his plans for the future? It takes extraordinary force of will, combined with boundless energy and cunning, to create enterprises on such a mammoth scale. With the value of iron ore now integral to the health of the federal budget, Twiggy's business affects all Australians. This entertaining book gives a unique insight into one of the most powerful men in Australia today.