Author: Norb Vonnegut
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Norb Vonnegut returns to Newman Communications for his third novel, THE TRUST (Minotaur Books, July 2012). Having worked with Vonnegut for book publicity and promotion on THE GODS OF GREENWICH , Newman Communications is pleased to have him back with his much anticipated newest release.
Every one of Vonnegut’s novels has a big idea grounded in reality. THE TRUST shows how some financial criminals hide behind the First Amendment–specifically freedom of religion. The idea for the story traces back to an incident when Pablo Escobar’s first cousin tried to open an account with Vonnegut’s PWM team at Morgan Stanley.
Having worked on Wall Street for twenty years, Vonnegut (cousin of the late Kurt) is more than qualified to tell the tale. He combines his wealth management expertise and intuitive, darkly humorous writing into a fast-talking, suspense thriller that burrows inside the world of big-money philanthropy.
Need, Speed, and Greed
Author: Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
Publisher: Harper Business
China Business Editor for the Economist, Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, teamed up with Newman Communications to promote his new book, Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems (Harper Business). This book promotion tour took the author from Radio appearances to popular blogs and news sites across the web.
With the help of Newman Communications’ book publicity services, Vaitheeswaran traveled the U.S. on his book promotion tour sharing his insights with the media, including:
- KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny
- Freakonomics.com Blog
- NPR’s Tech Nation
- Investor’s Business Daily
- BBC’s World News America
- CNBC.com Blog post
- The Globe and Mail
- The Motley Fool
About the Book:
Over the past few decades, globalization and Googlization have kicked off the first phase of an innovation revolution more profound and more powerful than any economic force since the arrival of Europeans on North American shores half a millennium ago. These developments have brought us such advances as the Web, social networking, 24/7 connectivity, and global markets.
But the benefits of all this progress have not been shared fairly among all. It is true that the elites of Mumbai are closer today to the elites of Manhattan than they were two decades ago, but what about Kansas? The hard-working salarymen of the developed world are not getting wealthier, but the economic elites who have mastered the new rules of global innovation are. Even as rural women in Africa and Asia have seen their lives transformed by mobile phones and the Internet, the middle classes and blue-collar workers in prosperous countries everywhere have been squeezed by the new global realities. And as the first phase of the innovation revolution gives way to a much greater transformation, America and other rich societies must find a path to inclusive growth or else risk being left behind by history.
All this leads to the central political and economic question of our age: How can the extraordinary benefits of the innovation revolution be shared more equitably among all of society? Need, Speed, and Greed answers that question, offering the essential insider’s guide to this new world of innovation. Drawing on the best of the academic and field work in this emerging area, Vaitheeswaran inspires and empowers readers to improve their lives, their work, and perhaps even the world.
About the Author:
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is an award-winning global correspondent for the Economist. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He is also the author of Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future (co-authored with Iain Carson), and Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, andMaybe Even Save the Planet.
Newman Communications has teamed up with career expert Darrell W. Gurney to build a book publicity and promotion campaign for his new book, Never Apply for a Job Again! Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest (Career Press, February 2012).
In his book, Gurney shares the “stealth” networking skills he’s taught for 25 years as a renowned career consultant. Drawing on basic principles of human psychology, Never Apply for a Job Again shows you how to open doors to influential players in your fields of interest to gain top-of-mind awareness and top-drawer connectedness. Through 10 simple and easy-to-follow principles, Gurney teaches you how to create powerful relationships with anyone, anywhere, for lifetime career management as both an employee or entrepreneur.
Never Apply for a Job Again shows how old-fashioned yet innovative networking wins hearts, minds, and opportunities for the savvy job seeker or career expansionist. When one becomes “question-able” in an area of passionate interest, and follows certain stealth rules of networking engagement, the personal relations developed can effect entire career changes. Gurney reminds us that:
- An ounce of research is worth a pound of job search
- You can never have too much information, and the higher the altitude the better
- If you treat someone like an expert, they will open their door
- Being interested rather than interesting wins friends and influences people
- Face to face trumps online connections anytime
- You build “relationship equity” one meeting at a time
- Being top-of-mind, you’re always easy to find
Once you recognize and reach out to effectively design your networks, Gurney writes, “your ‘security’ will no longer be dependent on any particular employer, recruiter, or even field, but will be placed firmly into your own hands”.
About the Author:
Darrell Gurney is the founder of CareerGuy.com. For 25 years, he has consulted for the world’s top outplacement consulting firms. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was reviewed in Publishers Weekly and won the Clarion Award for Best Book from the Association for Women in Communications. Gurney has been featured on the TheLadders.com, Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com, BusinessWeek Online, MSN Careers, CareerBuilder.com, and on Wall Street Journal Radio. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy
Authors: Peter Tanous and Jeff Cox
Financial analyst, Peter Tanous, and CNBC journalist, Jeff Cox, hired Newman Communications for a book publicity tour to promote their new book, Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy. As the events of the global economic crisis continue to unfold, Newman Communications helped Tanous and Cox act as a timely resource, able to discuss the ongoing troubling financial events. To date, Newman Communications has scheduled the authors with more than 50 media interviews. A sample of these hits include an article on AOL DailyFinance discussing how investors can prepare for a double-dip recession and another including Peter Tanous on Yahoo! Finance’s “The Daily Ticker,” discussing the dire outlook of inflation.
In Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy, Tanous and Cox discuss how the US is heading toward an unavoidable financial catastrophe that will paralyze the markets and the overall economy.
A timely must-read for all, the authors look at how the US landed in this black hole, how the crisis will continue to unfold, and how it will end with a stock market crash in 2012, if not sooner. Although Tanous and Cox do not predict the exact time, they do spell out the linear direction of this predictable crisis and provide the resources readers need to counter the effects of higher inflation.
About the Authors:
Peter Tanous is President of Lepercq Lynx Advisory of Washington, D.C., an SEC-registered investment advisory consulting firm. A graduate of Georgetown University, he serves on the university’s investment committee. Tanous’ book, Investment Gurus, published by Prentice Hall in 1997, received wide critical acclaim in financial circles and was chosen as a main selection of The Money Book Club. Other books include The Wealth Equation (Prentice Hall Press, 1999), Investment Visionaries (Penguin Group, 2003), and Kiplinger’s Build a Winning Portfolio (Kaplan Publishing, 2008). He co-authored (with Dr. Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore) The End of Prosperity, published by Simon & Schuster in October 2008. Peter Tanous serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards of directors. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Ann.
Jeff Cox has been a journalist since 1987 and currently covers the markets and economy for CNBC.com and appears on CNBC broadcast. He also provides guest commentary for radio stations across the country, and his work has appeared in numerous publications and Web sites including TheStreet.com, Yahoo Finance, and USA Today. Prior to coming to CNBC he worked at CNNMoney and before that as a senior editor and columnist for Pennsylvania newspapers. His work has been honored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association and New Jersey Press Association, and he has been a speaker at Columbia University’s journalism program. A Pennsylvania native, he is a graduate of Bloomsburg University and lives in Lower Mount Bethel, along the Delaware River, with his wife, Mary Ellen.
Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk
Author: Denise Shull
Denise Shull, CEO of The ReThink Group, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the new psychology of risk and uncertainty. With the December release date of her timely new book, Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk, approaching, Shull has turned to Newman Communications to coordinate and execute a book publicity campaign. Already, Newman Communications has booked Shull on numerous radio stations in some of the biggest markets across the country. These stations include KNX-AM (Los Angeles), WBAL-AM (Baltimore), and CNN Radio (Dallas). Additionally, Newman Communications’ efforts have led to Market Mind Games appearing in USA Today and Forbes.com.
Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk deftly uses Denise Shull’s unique blend of science, knowledge, and fact to demystify the market and reveal the more human aspects of Wall Street. Using her experience in neuroscience and investment, Shull details a innovative trading system that takes advantage of the effects emotions have on the market. Typically, explanations of neuroscience can become convoluted and confusing in the wrong writer’s hands. However, Shull manages to explain the science in a clear and concise manner that is easy for anyone to understand. The author’s intriguing descriptions of human emotion, unique views on the market, and cutting-edge investment techniques make this book a must-read.
About the Author:
Denise Shull is a pioneer in the new psychology of risk and uncertainity. She holds a master’s degree in neuropsychoanaly from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of Harvard’s “Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance” program. A former member of the CME Group, Shull is CEO of The ReThink Group and belongs to the Association for NeuroPsychoEconomics. For more information, please visit Denise Shull’s websites, TraderPsyches.com and TheReThinkGroup.net.