The Broker

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407058967

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2980

Someone is certain to kill Joel Backman. The question is: who? In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a full pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years in a federal prison. Unknown to an outraged public, the pardon was the CIA's idea. They claim that Backman may have obtained secrets that would compromise American satellite surveillance. Smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, Backman is given a new identity and a new home in Italy. He thinks he's out. But the CIA will soon leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese and the Saudis, and then sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive – there's no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is: who will kill him?

The Devil and the Broker

Author: Bret Harte

Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518325815

Category: Fiction

Page: 7

View: 3995

America has always had a fascination with the Wild West, and schoolchildren grow up learning about famous Westerners like Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hicock, as well as the infamous shootout at O.K. Corral. Pioneering and cowboys and Indians have been just as popular in Hollywood, with Westerners helping turn John Wayne and Clint Eastwood into legends on the silver screen. HBO’s Deadwood, about the historical 19th century mining town on the frontier was popular last decade. Not surprisingly, a lot has been written about the West, and one of the best known writers about the West in the 19th century was Francis Bret Harte (1836-1902), who wrote poetry and short stories during his literary career. Harte was on the West Coast by the 1860s, placing himself in perfect position to document and depict frontier life.

Beyond the Broker State

Federal Policies Toward Small Business, 1936-1961

Author: Jonathan J. Bean

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807854259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 8101

Focusing on anti-chain-store legislation beginning in the 1930s and on the establishment of federal small business agencies in the 1940s and 1950s, Jonathan Bean analyzes public policy toward small business. Beyond the Broker State challenges the long-accepted definition of politics as the interplay of organized interest groups, mediated by a broker state.

The Broker's Bible

The Way Back to Profit for Today’s Real-Estate Company

Author: Nancy Gardner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 145674495X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 8581

Real estate has long been a relationship business – basically a baby boomer model – and due to significant changes in the consumer, the industry will no longer be able to thrive and prosper on this basis alone. The consumer is mistrustful and skeptical and the relationship will not stand alone as a way to secure business – going forward it will be based on a combination of relationships and verifiable skills – with the emphasis on skills. Compound this with the worst downturn since the great depression, a seemingly jobless recovery and tight lending standards – we are the midst of great challenges for the future of our businesses. In all of this, there is great opportunity for real estate companies. The opportunity exists for companies to move away from an agent centered universe to a consumer centered one and to be of service to the consumer in ways the consumer wants and needs and is willing to pay for. Bottom line – we have to get better at what we do. It is all here – the way back to profit. Roll up your sleeves, be willing to relearn things you thought you already knew, change real estate service delivery as you know it and prosper!

The Corporate State and the Broker State

The Du Ponts and American National Politics, 1925-1940

Author: Robert Fredrick Burk

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674172722

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 3308

The du Ponts, one of the most powerful families in American industry, actively fought the policies that gave government more and more power over the economy. By focusing on one family's contribution to the economic and political debate between the world wars, Burk casts light on the changing fortunes of business and government in twentieth-century America.

The Broker

A Novel

Author: D. Presson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517103811


Page: 360

View: 5688

The Broker is a provocative look into the boardrooms, bedrooms and blowouts of the people and corporations that power the American insurance industry. Amidst the carnage of broken lives and decimated wealth suffered by countless Americans due to the high cost of health care, The Broker is the story of the deals and the decadence, and the cadre of individuals at the top of an industry reaping unimaginable profits. Dan Morton, the jet-setting President of Morton Insurance Advisors, a broker who will do anything to keep his clients happy, the competition at bay and the money rolling in. John Walter Andrews, the African-American CEO and Chairman of giant BFIC Insurance, an outsider with radical ideas brought in to turn around the money-hemorrhaging behemoth. As he fends off the Wall Street wolves snapping at his heels, he is threatened by an internal coup led by Katy Christopher, the beautiful and ambitious woman whose twenty-five year career at BFIC was steamrolled when she was passed up by the Board of Directors for the top spot. The ill-fated and idealistic Claire Parker, lured by Dan Morton to leave a successful career at BFIC to join the heady world of the broker business, only to have her high ideals crushed when she encounters a hostile and dysfunctional environment of burned-out brats. And the young and spirited Angela Abbott, a lowly BFIC employee toiling away in the background, whose future is dramatically changed the day Bill Deering walks into the office, and into her life. Engrossing and important, The Broker is full of characters you will not soon forget, and a must read for anyone who wants to understand the power and the wealth Americans have given this industry over our lives, our health and our future.

The Broker

Author: Harold Q. Masur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780285624894


Page: 288

View: 8673

Beauty and the Broker

Author: Cheryl S. Ntumy

Publisher: Kwela Books

ISBN: 9780795703164

Category: Love stories

Page: 160

View: 9004

"Melody Nyathi has big plans for her future. For now, the ambitious twenty-eight-year-old is a beauty therapist at the plush Imbali Spa in Cape Town, but Melody dreams of one day opening a beauty spa for 'ordinary' women. If she'd only stop trying to take care of everyone around her, perhaps she could make her plans reality...Then Melody meets insurance broker-cum-businessman owner Thabiso Gumede, and her heart melts. Their love blossoms overnight and Thabiso tries to encourage Melody to reach for her dreams. But does he really want her to succeed or does his jealousy of her male clients have anything to do with it? And should Melody yield her independence to Thabiso to take up an offer that few could refuse?"--Cover.

Does Your Broker Owe You Money?

If You've Lost Money in the Market and It's Your Broker's Fault-- You Can Get it Back

Author: Daniel R. Solin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 459

From the author of The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read. Noted securities attorney Daniel R. Solin exposes the tricks used by brokerage firms to convince you that you need their services and that they add value through their much-hyped knowledge and expertise of financial markets.

The Broker

The Lloyd's of London You Never Knew Existed.

Author: Clive Lake

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986041041


Page: 298

View: 8780

Lloyd's of London is the birthplace of Insurance and the market most recognised around the world as providing cover for the most unusual and hardest to place risks. The Broker is set against the backdrop of the 1980's and the era of greed is good and excess is best. It tells the story of a young and up and coming Insurance Broker, Rod MacConachie and how he copes with the deals, sex, drugs and underworld figures that co-exist with one of the most respected and established institutions in the World.

California Real Estate Practice Exams for the Broker

Author: Thomas E. Felde

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324200218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8449

The leader in business education and one of the leading providers of California real estate practice exams have teamed up. California Real Estate Practice Exams for the Broker is not only contains the best content, but it also contains the best technology. Unlike its competitor, this CD-ROM program is simple for users at any computer-competency level. The program helps people planning on taking the California Real Estate Broker license exam best prepare through practice. The CD-ROM contains practice exams, a pre-assessment mini exam and an extensive glossary of real estate terms. Users can take exams, timed— an exam simulation with results and feedback at the end, or as un-timed—instant feedback on answer choice. Results can be view with reports calculated scores, and list correct and incorrect answers with answer rationale. These reports can be printed for the most effective studying.

The Broker

Author: Grisham, John

Publisher: NY Books



Page: N.A

View: 4537

Before he was sent to federal prison for treason (among other things), Joel Backman was an extremely powerful man. Known as "the broker," Backman was a high roller--a lawyer making $10 million a year who could "open any door in Washington." That is, until he tried to broker a deal selling access to the world's most powerful satellite surveillance system to the highest bidder. When caught, Backman accepted prison as the one option that would keep him safe and alive, since the interested parties (the Israelis, the Saudis, the Russians, and the Chinese) were all itching to get their hands on his secrets at any cost. Little does he know that his own government has designs on accessing that information--or at least letting it die with him. Now, six years after his incarceration, the director of the CIA convinces a lame duck president to pardon Backman, and the broker becomes a free man--and an open target.

How to Keep from Going Broke with a Broker

A Guide to Opening, Maintaining and Surviving Your Brokerage Account

Author: Richard A. Lewins

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1935098241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 5851

Super LawyerTM and former industry insider Richard A. Lewins informs, educates, and enlightens those investors who place (or consider placing) their hard-earned, saved, or inherited dollars-along with their complete trust-in the decisions made by a broker, brokerage firm, or other financial "expert." He has seen firsthand, from all sides of the table, the financial devastation that can occur when people turn over their assets to others to manage without understanding the nature of the relationship, the importance of the documents and the "red flags" to watch for that could signal trouble.

Modern Real Estate Practice in New York

For Salespersons and Brokers

Author: Edith Lank,Judith Deickler,William Jay Lippman

Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9780793143634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 484

View: 4157


Examples & Explanations

Author: D. Barlow Burke,Joseph A. Snoe

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735570310

Category: Law

Page: 665

View: 8442

The focused coverage of Examples & Explanations: Property, Third Edition , along with the proven Examples & Explanations format, which combines textual material with well-written examples, explanations, and questions that test the reader's understanding of the material covered, makes this text an invaluable means for helping students master the intricacies of property law. Among the features that have made this study aid a success: eminently clear and readable text six-part topical organization that matches the coverage of most first-year property courses and follows the organization of the best selling property casebook by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander & Schill rich pedagogy includes boldfaced legal terms and visual aids, such as charts and diagrams, especially for common-law estates--a topic that lends itself to diagrammatic presentation the authors address principal cases used in most leading casebooks skilled and experienced authorship by long-time teachers and scholars of property law New to the Third Edition: updated coverage of takings to include recent Supreme Court cases Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Kelo v. New London, and Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A. expanded introduction to trusts with clear and detailed descriptions of a trust, a grantor, a trustee, a life beneficiary, and a remainderman new substantive material added to coverage of: the recording acts the Third Restatement of Property concerning Servitudes (covenants and equitable servitudes) Private Nuisance--Chapter 27--adjacent and subjacent support updated coverage of the Rule Against Perpetuities many examples and explanations have been revised for greater clarity and effectiveness language in the text has been simplified where needed for even greater accessibility With its focused coverage, concise format, and problem-based format, Examples & Explanations: Property, Third Edition, continues to provide Property students with the help and confidence they need to master this difficult first-year course.

Texas Real Estate Agency

Author: Donna K. Peeples,Minor Peeples

Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate

ISBN: 9780793187652

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 5225

Law of Real Estate Brokers

Author: Barlow Burke

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735567794

Category: Law

Page: 1234

View: 3927

The laws and regulations surrounding real estate brokerage continue to reflect changes in the economics and behavior of brokers, agencies, and their clients. Law of Real Estate Brokers is a comprehensive resource organized around the most frequently litigated provisions of brokerage listing agreements, and covers such important issues as: Unauthorized practice of law Duty to inspect Implied warranties of habitability The law of torts as it applies to brokers Property condition disclosure forms Salespersons as independent contractors or litigators Brokers' commissions in bankruptcy proceedings Broker's liability for disclosure to third parties of financial information about purchasers Buyer's brokerage Quantum Meruit claims RESPA anti-kickback provisions Full of sensible advice you can use in your daily practice, this expert guide assesses broker liability issues to help you confidently represent your client(s).