The Capitalist Spirit: How Each and Every One of Us Can Make A Giant Difference in Our Fast-Changing World [NOOK Book]


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"This mind-bogglingly wonderful compilation is not only phenomenal overall but has dozens of snippets that by themselves are worth many times the book's price to anyone—particularly the tables in the back. I loved 'Wonders of the Human Body' and 'Puns to Put a Smile on Your Face.'"
—Ken Fisher, founder and CEO, Fisher Investments, Forbes' Portfolio Strategy Columnist, and New York Times bestselling author of How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of ...

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Praise for The Capitalist Spirit

"This mind-bogglingly wonderful compilation is not only phenomenal overall but has dozens of snippets that by themselves are worth many times the book's price to anyone—particularly the tables in the back. I loved 'Wonders of the Human Body' and 'Puns to Put a Smile on Your Face.'"
—Ken Fisher, founder and CEO, Fisher Investments, Forbes' Portfolio Strategy Columnist, and New York Times bestselling author of How to Smell a Rat: The Five Signs of Financial Fraud

"In the continuing spirit of his enormously influential Stock Trader's Almanac, Yale Hirsch has assembled a fascinating cornucopia of insightful, provocative, and endlessly entertaining information and ideas. Whether it's his collection of inimitable witticisms by the likes of George Burns or Yogi Berra, or his wide-ranging compilation of practical advice on how to make a difference with one's life and in the world more generally, Hirsch provides us with an essential guide for dramatically increased wisdom and productivity."
—Dr. Frank J. Sulloway, former MacArthur Fellow and author of Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives

"Yale Hirsch puts together seemingly disparate things and comes up with a celebration of the human spirit that is uniquely his own. He combines wonder at science and art with a hard-headed look at economics and finance—a rare way of looking at lemons and conjuring up lemonade. And he can dance, too. We get only a few Renaissance men in each generation—don't miss this one."
—Barbara Rockefeller, President, Rockefeller Treasury Services,, and author of Technical Analysis For Dummies

"No one understands the rhythms of markets better than Yale Hirsch. Stock Trader's Almanac has been the bible for Wall Street trading desks for decades. The Capitalist Spirit brings that same wisdom and experience to a brand new audience of young people. Any student who wants to understand capitalism and markets but also make a difference in the world, this is the book for you!"
—Barry Ritholtz, CEO and Director of Equity Research at FusionIQ, and author of Bailout Nation

"Yale Hirsch's amazingly eclectic book is packed full of valuable information, wisdom, humor, and inspiration. It's a fascinating read."
—Myron Kandel, Founding Financial Editor, CNN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470585535
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Yale Hirsch is the founder of the Hirsch Organization and creator of the Stock Trader's Almanac. The Hirsch Organization first published the Stock Trader's Almanac in 1967, fulfilling Yale Hirsch's vision of providing strategic information to investors. Published continuously for over forty years, the Almanac has become one of the most respected and widely referenced investment resources. The Hirsch Organization has also published several newsletters over the years and currently publishes the Almanac Investor newsletter. Yale Hirsch, the founder, and his son, Jeffrey Hirsch, are frequently quoted in the press from Barron's to BusinessWeek and the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal, and regularly appear on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, and CNN. If you would like to receive three of Yale's favorite 8 1/2 x 11 inch inspirational posters, just send an email. It's FREE to all readers of this book. Think of the three posters as a thank- you for making an effort to change the world!
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 What a Difference a Century Makes.


Capitalism Transformed the Twentieth Century.

Be Thankful It’s Not 1910.

The "Good Old Days" of Horses and Wagons.

Engineering + Capitalism Powered the Twentieth Century.

Would You Believe Males Were Sexists in 1943?.

How "Ka-ching" (The Cash Register) Continues to Change Society (William G. Marshall).

Chapter 2 Your Future in a Rapidly Changing World.

PRODUCTIVITY (Roy H. Williams).

Big Bang of Info in Constant State of Expansion (Karl Fisch).

Free-Market Capitalism Drives Globalization (Thomas L. Friedman).

Futurologists Technology Timeline (Ian Pearson and Ian Neild).

The Post-American World (Fared Zakaria).

The World Is Flat (Thomas L. Friedman).

The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools.

Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need — And What We Can Do About It (Tony Wagner).

Chapter 3 The Road to Success.


Investor’s Business Daily’s 10 Secrets to Success (William J. O’Neil).

How to Get Where You Want to Go (Roy H. Williams).

The Entrepreneurial Mind (Jeffry A. Timmons).

The Entrepreneurial Spirit (George Gilder).

Women: The Hidden Engine of World Growth (Chrystia Freeland).

Who AM I? (Anonymous).

Chapter 4 Wisdom for Future Leaders.

PERSISTENCE (Calvin Coolidge).

Fire Them Up: 7 Secrets of Inspiring Leaders (Carmine Gallo).

Good Fences Make Us Rich (Philip Humbert).

The Next President’s First Task (Robert F. Kennedy Jr.).

Chapter 5 Uplifting Commencement Addresses.

INSPIRATION (Darwin P. Kingsley).

Alan Alda at Connecticut College, 1980.

Famous Graduation Quotes and Advice.

Tia Duer at the Abbingdon Friends School, 2008.

Tony Blair at Yale University, Class Day 2008.

Ray Kurzweil at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2005.

Chapter 6 Failure Is Not Fatal, It Happens to the Best.

SUCCESS (Mark Twain).

Out of the Mouths of "Experts".

Famous Failures (Joey Green).

Genius = 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration.

Experts Are Never Wrong! Oh Yeah?.

Firstborns vs. Laterborns (Frank J. Sulloway).

Chapter 7 Relax! You Are about to Be Motivated.


Alexis de Tocqueville, Seer Extraordinaire.

An Ode to America (Cornel Nistorescu).

Beauty Is in the Soul (Sam Levenson).

Children Learn What They Live (Dorothy L. Nolte).

Footprints on the Sands of Time (Yale Hirsch).

I Cannot Exist without You (John Keats).

Six Lessons for Life (Marian Wright Edelman).

The People Who Make a Difference! (Anonymous).

Chapter 8 No Limit to How High You Can Climb.

CONTRARINESS (Arnold M. Ludwig, M.D.).

Achieving Personal Excellence (Steve Brunkhorst).

Awaken the Giant Within! (Tony Robbins).

Ayn Rand’s Anthem (Ayn Rand).

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (Arnold Bennett).

It’s Not What You Do, It’s How You Do It that Determines Your Success (Paul Kearley).

Must Thinking (Paul Kearley).

Make Each and Every Moment of Your Life a Moment to Remember (Anonymous).

There’s No Limit to How High You Can Climb (Masami Saionji).

You Are the Creator of Your Life (James Allen).

Chapter 9 Strategies for Climbing the Ladder of Success.

EXERCISE (Christopher Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.).

10 Creative Myths (Jeffrey Baumgartner).

10 Steps for Boosting Creativity (Jeffrey Baumgartner).

16 Rules Bob Parsons Tries to Live By (Bob Parsons).

18 Important Thoughts to Consider (Steve Brunkhorst).

Top 10 Reasons to Keep a Journal (Philip Humbert).

Top 10 Secrets of Getting Rich! (Philip Humbert).

Top 10 Steps to Set and Achieve Your Goals (Philip Humbert).

Top 10 Things to Think about if You Want to Change the World (Michael Angier).

Two Ideas to Guide You on Your Life Journey (Chuck Gallozzi).

What I Wished I Learned in School (Guy Kawasaki).

Chapter 10 Teachers Can Make a Huge Difference.

TEACHER’S CREDO (Haim G. Ginott).

Unity (Anonymous).

What Do Teachers Make? (Taylor Mali).

Quotes about Teachers.

Great Movies about Great Teachers.

Stand up to Bullying and Change the World (SuEllen Fried).

Chapter 11 We Must Cure the World’s Addiction to Oil and Coal!.

SOLAR ENERGY (Thomas Alva Edison).

End Our Oil Addiction NOW! (Richard Holbrooke).

Quotes about Free Energy.

A Hydrogen Economy in Our Future? (Jeremy Rifkin).

Set America Free! A Blueprint for U.S. Energy Security.

Future Energy Possibilities.

Ted Turner’s Eleven Voluntary Initiatives (Ted Turner).

What Jules Verne Said in 1874.

Chapter 12 You Can Do It! Yes You Can!.

WH AT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? (Entrepreneur magazine).

Who Am I to Be Brilliant, Gorgeous, and Talented? (Marianne Williamson).

Invictus (William Ernest Henley).

The Optimist Creed (Christian D. Larson).

The Man Who Thinks He Can (Walter D. Wintle).

What Will Matter (Michael Josephson).

Goals Are Achieved Only with Action (

The "Real" Seven Wonders of the World (Anonymous).

Can’t (Edgar Guest).

The Path of Least Resistance (Robert Fritz).

Triumph over Troubles (Philip Humbert).

Chapter 13 A Good Sense of Humor Is Priceless.

GRADUATION (Robert Orben).

A Doctor’s Sense of Humor Never Hurts.

Puns to Put a Smile On Your Face.

Nice to Be Amusing, to Tell a Joke or Two.

Chapter 14 Information to Put Things into Perspective.

MONEY (Anthony Sampson).

Annual Average Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Broadband Subscribers per 100 Inhabitants, 2001–2007.

Casualties in Principal U.S. Wars.

Countries Ranked by Population, 2008.

Forbes Counts 793 Billionaires in 2009.

Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, 2009 (Top 35).

Freedom House Country Rankings, 2008 (1.0 to 7.0).

Freedom House Country Rankings (since 1973).

Global Gender Gap Index, 2008 Rankings.

How Can Anyone Have so Many Ancestors?.

Useful Web Sites.

Billionaires Ranked by Country, 2008.

Millionaire Households: Top 15 Countries, 2008.

Millionaires Ranked by Numbers per 10,000.

The Beauty of Math!.

U.S. Census since 1790 by Decades.

Wonders of the Human Body.

Gross Domestic Product by Country (Ranked).

World Population and Fact Sheet.

Chapter 15 A Treasury of Motivational Quotes.

LISTEN TO CHURCHILL (Winston Churchill).

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