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Marketing to the Affluent
Published in Paperback by McGraw-Hill Trade (01 August, 1997)
Author: Thomas J. Stanley
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Outstanding Book, First of its kind
Dr. Thomas Stanley has become a big name since his book "The Millionaire Next Door" but some of his have been tracking his work since his days as Georgia State Professor.

This was his breakthrough work. Lots of original research and tremendous insights.

I work as a financial consultant to people who receive personal injury awards and found Dr. Stanley's writing extremely valuable.

Anyone who works with high producers or who wants to be a high income producer should own this book.

Don McNay...

this book is the bible to your success in the field of sales. very descriptive, easy- to-digest advice and overall highly engaging. a more than required purchase for anyone who wants to expand their abilities at work and even personally in the facet of marketing.

A treasure map leading to the wealthy.
You can offer the greatest service in the world, but if you don't know how to reach desired clientle, you won't make nickel.Marketing to the Affluent pinpoints where the real money is. It is like a treasure map for sales people that leads to the right prospects.I also recommend Selling to the Affluent, also by Dr. Stanley.

Invisible New York: The Hidden Infrastructure of the City (Creating the North American Landscape)
Published in Hardcover by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr (1998)
Authors: Stanley Greenberg and Thomas H. Garver
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A Photographic Elegy To New York City's Technological Past
"Invisible New York" is a splendid collection of photographs which pay tribute to New York City's technological past. Stanley Greenberg's large format camera yields dignified, poetic images of long-forgotten historic structures throughout the city. These range from beautiful pictures of bridge supports and hidden passageways to a deserted building at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, once the city's primary airport. Although others have found New York City's architecture to be a rich source of photographic imagery, few have been as tenacious as Stanley Greenberg in creating stunningly beautiful visual poetry. I must commend Johns Hopkins University Press for publishing this beautiful tome of black and white photographs and keeping it in print. I eagerly look forward to seeing Greenberg's next book, which I think may be on a recent project documenting New York City's water supply system. He is surely one of the most distinguished photographers ever to have graduated from New York City's prestigious Stuyvesant High School.

Quite simply, a beautiful book...
I have an obsession with abandoned buildings. They are a place I know I can go to be alone because no one visits them anymore but the spirits of those who brought life to the buildings as more than just concrete and steel still linger.

It gives one a time to reflect on the temporality of our lives and the finiteness not only of our beings, but of our dreams and visions. It gives us pause to reflect on what is important and profound about life.

When we are in these places we are really inside of parts of ourselves we don't recognize.

An excellent study of virtually unknown parts of N.Y.C.
This book lived up to my expectations with it's beautiful photographs, insightful comments about each location photographed and rich, deep printing. A great book for anyone interested in wonderful black and white location photography, or in learning more about New York City and its' surroundings.

Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach
Published in Hardcover by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers (15 January, 1994)
Authors: Stanley, M.D. Hoppenfeld, Piet Deboer, Hugh A. Thomas, and Michael Zeide
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A must have reference...
For the busy orthopaedic surgeon and resident, this text should be "required". Hoppenfeld accomplishes the unenviable task of providing a text with concise explanations of surgical exposure with excellent illustrations. Relevant anatomy is clearly conveyed to the surgeon performing the dissection. In addition, the text serves well as a five to ten minute refresher prior to the operation at hand.

An Orthopaedic Bible
A clear, concise and beautifully illustrated hardback book. I cannot see how this book can become outdated which is why I forked out the small fortune to buy it! No regrets though- this book really is worth every penny/cent

simply the best
those who are blest with a perfect recall of anatomy do not need this book but the rest will find its thorough yet simple guide to surgical approaches an invaluble aid to safe practice.

Treatment and Rehabilitation of Fractures
Published in Paperback by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Publishers (15 January, 2000)
Authors: Stanley Hoppenfeld, Vasantha L. Murthy, and Mark A. Thomas
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The "other" Hoppenfeld text
Most orthopaedic surgeons are aware of Hoppenfeld's Anatomical Exposures text...this is the other one, which is just as important and helpful for the general or specialist orthopod. For residents who often are in a quandary regarding routine followup and rehabilitation goals with regards to patients, this paperback proves invaluable. Chief residents who often run clinics will find this as an excellent tool for evaluating the progress of their patients postop. Another excellent text with self explanatory illustrations and photographs.

THANK YOU , Professor Stanley Hoppenfeld.
An excellent,a great work by professor Hoppenfeld and his team. The best book worldwidelly on his field as offer advices and protocols on rehabilitation of fractures day by day,week by week,both for Orthopedic surgeons and for Physical therapists they work together.Me,i'm a Physical therapist for over 22years and i'm working in the Physical Therapy Department of Social Security Institute (I.K.A) of Greece in the city of Thessaloniki. This book is "a diamond" for every medical library.I really feel very lucky to have this book in my hands.

a real success in trauma...
Iam a orthopedial surgeon with all most 25 years on my practice, and I 'd like every resident may read it, it is a critical review of the fractures that gives a line for the junior or senior surgeon, the autor is a rarelly formative teacher, that has help me and others to find easy the job, with his anterior books, and this new one is extremelly good,since I receipt it I readed it in two days, and now Iam checking my knowledge with it. Its is a new AMAZON SUCCESS and Dr. Hoppenfeld gift to the medicine...

Networking With Affluent the Affluent
Published in Paperback by McGraw-Hill Trade (01 August, 1997)
Author: Thomas J. Stanley
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Some good advice on how to be useful to the affluent
If you need to rub elbows with the affluent, who better to learn from than the man who made a career of studying the wealthy? Thomas Stanley, bestselling author of "The Millionaire Next Door," teaches us the networking methods of individuals who cater to the rich in "Networking With The Affluent And Their Advisors."

Stanley writes: "...always remember that you will succeed in marketing if you focus on the needs of your targets." What are the needs of the affluent? Stanley focuses upon eight valuable services that individuals can provide to the affluent.

According to Stanley, the "Eight Faces of Networking" are:

* Being A Talent Scout
* Being A Revenue Enhancer
* Being An Advocate (to your clients' industries)
* Being A Mentor
* Being A Publicist
* Being A Family Advisor
* Being A Purchasing Agent
* Being A Loan Broker

Noticeably missing from Stanley's list is walking poodles. What sort of pets do the rich have anyway? Are they largely cat people or dog people? Or do they tend to avoid pets altogether due to the cost of caring for the furry little fellows? Stanley is silent on the issue.

But, I guess offering to walk a potential client's poodle wouldn't enhance the image of a serious business professional anyway. So, we'll let Stanley off the hook on this point of omission. Each of his other networking suggestions would tend to enhance a businessperson's reputation as a savvy businessperson with the client.

Being a talent scout means providing your network with information about reliable suppliers and people who might be able to provide valuable services. For example, Stanley notes that the majority of the wealthy are business owners, so they are constantly looking for sources of supply for their businesses.

Suppose the fat cat you want to do business with owns a bakery chain. If you've focused your attention upon the food industry, you might just know a good supplier of doilies. That information will come in handy when fat cat laments the lack of reliable doily suppliers. By asking fat cat about his most important goals and concerns, you learn how you can be of service to him.

Of course, if the doily supplier delivers deformed doilies, you might lose the goodwill of the fat cat. Stanley tells us to only endorse people who provide quality services and products, otherwise we compromise the value of our personal network.

Stanley says that it's often wisest to focus upon networking within a few industries because positive word-of-mouth flows more rapidly through inter-industry communication than through intra-industry communication. We learn that one of the best places to learn about an industry are the industry's trade publications and associations.

So, while you're browsing through "Gingersnap Today," in addition to learning about the industry, you'll learn about the movers and shakers of the baking industry. More people to add to your potential food network.

What do most bakers really care about? In fact, what do most wealthy people care about? Dough, of course! Business owners, especially, are always looking to grow their revenue. So, if you enhance a business owner's revenue, you will become a valuable member of his or her network.

Would doily supplier dare drop doing business with you in favor of your competition if you are providing many referrals and enhancing his doily revenue? Especially, if other people providing the same core service don't enhance his revenue at all?

Stanley gives us the example of a financial advisor who was talking with the wealthy owner of a welding company. Rather than focusing upon the financial advisor's "me, me, me" interest of getting as much money under his grubby management paw as possible, the advisor focused upon his potential client's real concerns and priorities.

Upon meeting the wealthy welder, the financial advisor immediately said that he had several clients who owned oil rigs which needed welding services. He put the welder in contact with the oil riggers. The welder received much business and opened a multimillion dollar account with the financial advisor.

Of course, savvy networking is sometimes derogatorily referred to as "The Old Boy's Network," where members only tend to do business with other members. But, everyone has the opportunity to create their own network. Building networks is an equal opportunity endeavor. Unfortunately, sometimes, people have network envy.

Also, notice that financial advisors and others offering core services to the wealthy tend to benefit most from such networking. This is especially true if the basic service provided is largely undifferentiated, as it typically is with accounting services or financial advising, for example.

Stanley argues that the core service provided clients must be worthwhile to secure and retain business. But, core services being equal, the provider who excels at revenue enhancement will probably win.

While revenue enhancement is crucial, maybe, top dog's greatest concern is building his new home. He's a successful doctor who hates negotiating and doesn't have the time for it. But, it so happens that you know the building contracting business and are a strong negotiator. By acting as a purchasing agent for members of your network, you can save members money. And, as they say, a penny saved is a penny earned.

Stanley relates the story of a successful CPA who saved his wealthy client about [money] on the purchase of a new home. When the successful doctor told Mr. CPA about his new home plans along with its 15% builder's fee and extra fees and commissions here and there, Mr. CPA offered to negotiate the final purchase on behalf of his client. Knowing construction, Mr. CPA knew that a 10% builder's fee was fair. But, the commission, paid to the builder, on the sale of the lot, owned by the builder, had to go.

Saving members of your network money on expensive purchases is one more way to benefit them.

Overall, if you provide a service to wealthy individuals and you wish to increase the value of your networking skills, you might find this book useful.

Peter Hupalo, Author of "Thinking Like An Entrepreneur" and "Becoming An Investor."

Entrepreneurs, new salespeople read this book.
Starting a new business? New to sales? (Feel you are too young/old to jump start your production?

Dr. Stanley's books should be required reading for any business student or business owner. In Networking with the Affluent, Dr. Stanley discusses SEVERAL methods of establishing productive relationships with your target prospect group and their advisors.

Networking is NOT trading names or client lists with every salesperson you meet. These methods are not restricted to finding affluent clients.

If you are not good at phone sales, how about writing letters to the editor of your local paper supporting a local industry or business? Then follow up and send the owners/managers of that business a copy of your printed letter in the paper. These business owners would probably rather deal with a person who understands the issues of their business than someone who shows no interest in their business. This is just one of Dr. Stanley's methods. In this book, you will ! find a method just right for your personality to increase your business. While you are at it, purchase his other books on Marketing and Selling to the Affluent.

Collected Poems and Selected Prose (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Imprint Series)
Published in Hardcover by Univ of Texas Press (2002)
Authors: Stanley Burnshaw and Thomas F. Staley
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stanley burnshaw collected poems and prose
A master speaks. This is a must read !

Collins Bible Handbook
Published in Hardcover by HarperCollins (1989)
Authors: Jacques Musset, Sarah Thomas, and Penny Stanley-Baker
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Collins Bible Handbook is an excellent tool for teaching!
The Collins Bible Handbook is a wonderful way to introduce each book of the Bible. With summary text, pictures, and scripture, one open page gives the student a quick and precise over view of that Book. I first used it in 1990 while teaching an Old Testament class of 10th graders, and I still find the book valuable now that I am teaching middle school students.

Commentaries on the Laws of England (Vol. 4)
Published in Paperback by University of Chicago Press (Trd) (1979)
Authors: William Blackstone, Stanley N. Katz, and Thomas A. Green
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Necessary to grasp the Constitution
Every American lawyer ought to read Blackstone.

Not that the law he contains is still reliable, although much of it is. But for the big picture, the history of the development of the English common law, he remains an indispensible source.

The American founding fathers grew up with this stuff, and these four volumes were indispensible for a Colonial gentleman's education. In viewing them, you will gain a new understanding of the meaning of the Constitution of the United States. As Blackstone develops the law, he sets it against the backdrop of the British struggle against arbitrary rule by the King, the seventeenth century wars of religious fanaticism, and England's long battle to win free from the power of the papacy. To read Blackstone is to learn what the founding fathers thought and feared, and what they wrote the Constitution to guard against.

Death in Venice & A Man and His Dog/Der Tod in Venedig & Herr Und Hund
Published in Paperback by Dover Pubns (2001)
Authors: Thomas Mann and Stanley Appelbaum
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Seems presumptuous to review
DiV is one of my favourite books, and an acknowledged masterpiece. This has translations of facing pages, for the aid of those (like me) who would find the German a bit too tough on its own.

Ethics for Psychologists: A Commentary on the Apa Ethics Code
Published in Paperback by American Psychological Association (APA) (1994)
Authors: Mathilda B. Canter, Bruce E. Bennett, Stanley E. Jones, and Thomas F. Nagy
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This book was an amazing read and absolute must for any psychologyst trying to better thier understanding of the APA's Ethic's guidelines. Enjoy!

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