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The Confidence Game

Author : Maria Konnikova
ISBN : 9780143109877
Genre : Psychology
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A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artistsand the people who fall for their cons over and over again.

Mastermind

Author : Maria Konnikova
ISBN : 9781101606230
Genre : Psychology
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The New York Times bestselling guide to thinking like literature's greatest detective. "Steven Pinker meets Sir Arthur Conan Doyle" (Boston Globe), by the author of The Confidence Game. No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”—Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge—Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers. For Holmes aficionados and casual readers alike, Konnikova reveals how the world’s most keen-eyed detective can serve as an unparalleled guide to upgrading the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Big Con

Author : David Maurer
ISBN : 9780307755728
Genre : Social Science
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The classic 1940 study of con men and con games that Luc Sante in Salon called “a bonanza of wild but credible stories, told concisely with deadpan humor, as sly and rich in atmosphere as anything this side of Mark Twain.” “Of all the grifters, the confidence man is the aristocrat,” wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitely proved in The Big Con, one of the most colorful, well-researched, and entertaining works of criminology ever written. A professor of linguistics who specialized in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers, who let him in on not simply their language but their folkways and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty, were “taken off” – i.e. cheated—of thousands upon thousands of dollars. The Big Con is a treasure trove of American lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the cold poke, the convincer, to put on the send) and indelible characters (Yellow Kid Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom Seen Kid, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as the source for the Oscar-winning film The Sting.

The Con Game A Failure Of Trust

Author : T. S. Laham
ISBN : 9781483417226
Genre : Reference
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The Con Game: A Failure of Trust is a riveting investigation into the silent epidemic of elder abuse in the U.S. This helpful book looks at the myths and realities of aging in America and offers tips for recognizing warning signs and symptoms of elder abuse, effective prevention strategies, information about conservatorships, and advance planning resources. "This book is an asset for anyone involved with or interested in elder mistreatment, or the practical legal resources and solutions available to assist and protect the elder." —Susan A. Katzen, Elder Law/Estate Planning Attorney "A compassionate and true-life story that provides perspectives of an aging America and presents the formalities of estate planning and conservatorships." —Tim Murphy, CPA/Attorney/Professor "Anyone who has an interest professionally or personally with the complexities of senior abuse and issues will find this book to be a great resource." —Cliff H. Oilar, President, Back Home Senior Care

Confidence Game

Author : Christine S. Richard
ISBN : 9780470873281
Genre : Business & Economics
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An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street's best-known investors Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models, and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real world "Emperor's New Clothes," a tale of widespread delusion, and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression.

How To Cheat At Everything

Author : Simon Lovell
ISBN : 1560259736
Genre : Games
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Lowell, a former con man, reveals the secrets of cheating, scams, and hustles in this roller-coaster ride through bar bets, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games, and more.

Hustlers And Con Men

Author : Jay Robert Nash
ISBN : 9781590775271
Genre : True Crime
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Jay Robert Nash takes you into the real and fascinating world of the criminal elite—the con man. Hustlers and Con Men is an entertaining look at the boldest, most sophisticated, most wildly imaginative criminals of the past 200 years, including the Gondorf brothers, Lou Blonger, Charles Ponzi, Madam Zingara, "Paper Collar Joe" Kratalsky, and hundreds of others. Here, too, are their extraordinary schemes: the mail-order flim-flam, the lonely hearts racket, the gold brick con, the inherited billions bilk, the "spirits" game, the once-in-a -lifetime business opportunity, the Peter-to-Paul scam, and a whole bag of other tricks you've probably never heard of. Another intriguing cornucopia of crime from Jay Robert Nash!

The Confidence Game

Author : Steven Solomon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012371717
Genre : Business & Economics
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Drawing on hundreds of exclusive interviews and previously unpublished details of behind-closed-doors negotiations, an expose of the elite group that controls the international money supply reveals unprecedented power and how close the global economy has come to collapsing. 25,000 first printing.

Traffic

Author : Tom Vanderbilt
ISBN : 9780307277190
Genre : Social Science
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A best-selling social study analyzes the complex factors that dictate how traffic works, why we drive the way we do, and what our driving reveals about us, discussing the unintended consequences of attempts to engineer safety, why plans to protect pedestrians can lead to more accidents, and more. Reprint.

The Mark Inside

Author : Amy Reading
ISBN : 9780307473592
Genre : Business & Economics
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A narrative history of con artistry in America documents the early 20th-century efforts of J. Frank Norfleet to track down a gang of confidence men who swindled him out of everything he had, in an account that places con artistry in America against a backdrop of the nation's culture.

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