Rack Studs Limited Receives Platinum Rating in Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards Program

Rack Studs Limited, announced today that its Rackstuds were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program.

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Las Vegas, NV, USA (September 28, 2015) — Rack Studs Limited, a NZ based manufacturer of rack mounting hardware announced today that its Rackstuds were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

Rack Studs Limited was recognized as a Platinum honoree.
“On behalf of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Rack Studs Limited on their Platinum-level honoree status,” said Cabling Installation & Maintenance Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative projects in the structured cabling industry. We are pleased to celebrate Rack Studs Limited’s Platinum status and recognize their contribution to the structured cabling industry”
Rackstuds™ are the revolutionary replacement for cage nuts which are used to mount IT, Pro A/V, Security, and Telecommunications equipment in 19″ racks.

Rackstuds make it much easier to mount your gear because they go in from the front and provide you with a place to support your equipment while you spin on the lock nut. This makes inserting and removing Rackstuds much quicker and assists with mounting even heavy equipment as it no longer needs to be balanced in one hand!

Rackstuds are much simpler, faster, safer and very strong.

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s magazine, website (http://www.CablingInstall.com), email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks’ optimum long-term performance.

About the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI’s 2015 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 21, 2015. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

About Rack Studs Limited
Rack Studs Ltd, a New Zealand based manufacturing company has revolutionized the way that network equipment gets mounted in technology racks by releasing Rackstuds; a replacement for the common metal cage nut that has been the incumbent (and only) mounting choice for many years. Rackstuds are a universal replacement for cage nuts used to mount equipment in “19” racks with square punched vertical rails.

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Peter Stothers
Rack Studs Limited


New Book Release – A Warrior’s Guide to Self-Defense, by Kyle Swinehart

A Warrior’s Guide to Self-Defense, by Kyle Swinehart, is a self-defense guide that increases your chances of surviving vicious life and death situations.

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Bloomington, IN, USA (September 26, 2015) — Former Marine Corps infantry machine gunner and martial arts instructor Kyle Swinehart’s A Warrior’s Guide to Self-Defense is a practical self-defense guide targeted towards the untrained individual who desires to embody a warrior mentality, and learn how to survive a violent assault with the principles and strategies of close quarters fighting.

A Warrior's Guide to Self-Defense

This is not a style of martial arts; these fighting tactics are extremely violent in nature because they were born on the battlefield, and designed for combating the most savage and deadly encounters in real world scenarios. It combines human biological instincts with self-control to form a completely fluid fighting strategy that is perpetually changing based on your threat and the environment around you.

In this warrior’s manual, you will learn how your body responds in an emergency, and what you can do to prepare yourself for violent combat. Kyle will describe the advantages of embracing the chaos, and how to respond to being assaulted. You will learn about the systems that allow your body to function, and the most effective way to target these systems on your enemy and successfully shut them off during a physical confrontation. Kyle will use simple physics to demonstrate the importance of speed in motion, and how to produce these effects with your body in the most efficient way. You will learn about his Spartan Defense, a close quarters maneuver that will maximize your offensive and defensive capabilities. He will also cover the various ranges of fighting in combat, and the safest way to traverse between them. You will also read about several of the most quick and effective methods of quickly taking your opponent down in close quarters, and the best strategies for fighting multiple opponents. This self-defense guide also contains numerous escape and evasion tactics Kyle learned in the Marine Corps infantry.

You will learn how to be a hard target, what to do when someone is following you, and how to survive being kidnapped. It also includes various methods of escaping the most common enemy restraints. Kyle also teaches what your objectives are when you are assaulted with a deadly weapon, and how you must respond to being seriously injured by your attacker. This incredibly informative self-defense guide is packed full of tactics and knowledge that can potentially save your life, be helpful in real world scenarios. http://www.KyleSwinehart.com

Genre – Self Defense, Attacker, Protection, Assault, Deadly Weapon, Warrior, Mentality, Life, Death, Survival, Marine, Fighting, Tactics

This book is very informative and useful for protecting yourself. No matter the situation and personal limitations, this book walks you through how to handle yourself and don’t go down without a fight. After reading this book, while I never hope to have to use it, I definitely am more knowledgeable about what to do and what not to do. ~Jayne Wonge

Short book, but great information and well written. ~Jamie Baynes, Amazon Top Reviewer

I would give this book to my friends or my kids to understand what they need to do to go to a new city or out of the country on their own. I would have them practice the techniques like the information on speed being more important than working on a hard hit so they would see the importance of the information, but Kyle is correct. And, if you want to see why he’s right, just watch movies from Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, or about the Ip Man. They all emphasize the same things. ~Cat Jennings

The ebook version of A Warrior’s Guide to Self-Defense ISBN 9781622878994, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 98 page print book version, ISBN 9781622878987 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Kyle Swinehart

New Book Release – Quantum Times, by Bill Diffenderffer

Quantum Times, by Bill Diffenderffer, tells a tale of visitors from Other Parallel Earths to our Earth, with intentions both cautionary and piratical.

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Columbus, OH, USA (September 25, 2015) — Bill Diffenderffer’s Quantum Times peels off the cover of our world (at both the physical and the political levels) to point at the strange and dangerous forces creating the times we live in.

Quantum Times

Quantum Times is a ‘hard’ Syfy novel about the good and the bad that can come to our planet over the next thirty years as our technology innovations are realized. Its story lines are written from the headlines of our world’s newspapers showcasing global terrorism, rogue nation states and political and economic inequality. It projects a world at risk of destroying itself with its ever more powerful technology flowing down to increasingly dangerous nihilistic leaders.

Borrowing from the ‘Many Worlds’ theoretical physics theory, in Quantum Times our Earth is visited by “aliens” from three other worlds – all of which turn out to be ‘Other Earths’. Yet these Earths are different from ours: their histories developed differently. These Other Earths are more technologically advanced than ours, particularly in their understanding of how to manipulate reality through understanding the latent power of “consciousness”. They arrive just after North and South Korea have destroyed each other with an exchange of nuclear missiles. Our world is on edge.

These Other Earths each have their own reasons for coming. One comes to help us avoid our potential for destruction, one comes like a pirate to first create chaos and then feed off of the opportunities presented, and one comes to further its own empire building dreams across all the Earths. What isn’t clear to our political leaders is which is which. Each claims to come to help us.

As the story develops, one of the Other Earths arms our Earth’s terrorist groups with more powerful weapons. These are used to destroy the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and threaten the Capitol in Washington. Powerful bombs are set off in London and New York City and there is an escalation of terrorist acts everywhere.

Excellent and well described and engaging storyline. I found the quantum theory multiverse description intriguing. Well worth reading and provoking. ~Nik Psevdos

I really enjoyed this book, I will watch for sequel. ~Barbara Fiehn

Good, taut SF novel that takes new age beliefs and places them firmly within the halls of science. Philosophy and physics co-mingle within the plot of this high stakes thriller for the future of this Earth as we learn that there are as many Earths as history has provided opportunities for clan/state clashes. Rather than create new realities in an alternate timeline, new Earths are created where the losers prevail. Now our Earth is a juicy target for the others. It’s a good tale and implied first in a series. ~Suzanne Reuss

Genre – Syfy, Quantum Physics, Terrorism, Consciousness, Many Worlds, Politics, End-Of-World

The ebook version of Quantum Times ISBN 9781622879755, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 334 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879748 is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Bill Diffenderffer

5th Annual Botanicals Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 5th Annual “Botanicals” Online Art Competition for the month of October 2015.

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Jupiter, FL, USA — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 5th Annual “Botanicals” Online Art Competition for the month of October 2015. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s November 2015 online group exhibition. The gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best Botanical and Floral art. Botanical art will include flowers, herbs, leaves and plants.

Botanicals - Online Art Competition

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of November 2015. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on October 27, 2015.

Winning artists of the “Botanicals” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcement posts, extensive social media marketing and distribution, in order to make the art world aware of the art exhibition and in particular, the artist’s accomplishments. In addition, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Award Ribbon, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best Botanical and Floral art now or before the October 27, 2015 deadline. For more information and instruction on how to apply online, here is the link http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

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John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

New Book Release – Swiss Recipe To Happiness, by Stephan Bosshard

Swiss Recipe To Happiness, by Stephan Bosshard, is his story of becoming King, “Pretzel King” that is, and his recipe for success and happiness.

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Miami, FL, USA (September 24, 2015) — Stephan Bosshard’s Swiss Recipe To Happiness is the story of a Swiss businessman who thought he had fulfilled his dreams, but then realized that on the way, he had lost sight of his real goals. He let go of what he had achieved, sold his company and regained what he had lost: his freedom. His autobiography, which reads like a suspenseful novel, is a great success story with heart and soul. And he has found the recipe to happiness. – The man is Stephan Bosshard

Swiss Recipe To Happiness

Although Stephan Bosshard was born (on August 6, 1960) and raised in Switzerland, it wouldn’t be quite appropriate to call him the typical Swiss.

Due to his not exactly carefree childhood, he took his life into his own hands quite early and began to dream of true happiness.

He found it – not where one might expect, in his success and wealth, but in the subtleties of daily life. He learned from experience that true happiness consists of love, leisure time and good health. On the zenith of his career – around the turn of the Millennium – he decided to let go. He sold his life’s work, the famous “Pretzel King” business, at a profit. For the time being, that spelled a Happy End to his earlier chase after happiness.

Today, Bosshard lives a happy, contented life – with his wife and their dog GIGI – away from any common daily routine, in Switzerland and on his yacht in Florida. He is convinced that on the way he has found his “Recipe for Happiness”.

Swiss Recipe to Happiness, is a great read, the author did not get over descriptive keeping with a good page turning pace. This simple entrepreneur lived his life to its fullest and worked his butt off to enjoy his success A simple yet, riveting account of his very spontaneous and exciting movements in his business and his travels around the globe. Fun and uplifting in every way. ~Keith Maling Amazon 5 Star Review

Genre – Autobiography, Self-Made Millionaire, Love Story, True Story, Adventure, Travel, Success, Happiness, Satisfaction, Goal Achieved, Survivalist

The ebook version of Swiss Recipe To Happiness ISBN 9781622879502, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 358 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879496, and hard cover ISBN 9781622879489, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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New Book Release – A Wild Spring in Yellowstone, by R. E. Janet

A Wild Spring in Yellowstone, by R. E. Janet, takes you on a photographic adventure into the wild and wonderful experience that is Yellowstone.

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Lafayette, LA, USA (September 24, 2015) — R. E. Janet’s A Wild Spring in Yellowstone – The Flash Adventures Series, #1 follows John and his Labrador Retriever, Belle, into Yellowstone National Park whose many natural wonders and a few possible dangers can make for a thrilling adventure.

A Wild Spring in Yellowstone

John is thrilled to be out west. He can’t wait to see the sights, hike the trails, and take pictures with his new camera. But on their first day in the park, everything changes in a flash. What happened?

John and Belle find out really quick that they aren’t alone. The beauty of this park has a dangerous side too. And what is up with this camera? Can they make it back safely, with the park teeming with wild animals? But how? What will they find…or…what will find them?

Back in 2008, I visited my first national park and became absolutely hooked! Since then, I’ve traveled to many national parks in the United States. I hope to see them all one day!

My family and I love to spend time outdoors and enjoy watching nature change with each passing season. I took up photography along the way, and now, I always have my camera ready. Because of our love of nature and the national parks, I became inspired to create The Flash Adventures Series. I hope you enjoy John and Belle’s adventures as they find out where photography will take them! Enjoy the Journey! R. E. Janet

I must say I enjoyed reading this it was an easy read and one that I would read again. ~Sean Talbot

A good book for children who are beginning to read chapter books. It gives just enough information about Yellowstone National Park to keep their interest without being dull or too overwhelming for them. ~Librarian at York County Public Library


Genre – Yellowstone, Adventure, Flash, Magic, Wild, Camera, Wolf, Alone, Boy, Dog, Spring, Animals

The ebook version of A Wild Spring in Yellowstone ISBN 9781622879670, published by First Edition Design Publishing (http://www.firsteditiondesignpublishing.com), is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 58 page print book version, ISBN 9781622879663, is published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.

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Edgar Perez memulai Asia Tour dengan Cybersecurity Boardroom Lokakarya 2015 di Bangkok, Jakarta, Sydney, Seoul dan Tokyo

Edgar Perez, penulis Knightmare di Wall Street dan Investasi Super Kilat, mengadakan Cybersecurity Boardroom Lokakarya 2015, seminar di New York City, London, Dubai, Bangkok, Jakarta, Sydney, Taipei, Seoul dan Tokyo yang sasarannya adalah anggota Direksi dan eksekutif senior guna mencari cara baru untuk mendapatkan dan mempertahankan keunggulan kompetitif bisnis di salah satu mata permasalahan yang paling penting bagi perusahaan dan pemerintahan di seluruh dunia.


New York City, NY, USA (September 23, 2015) — Pak Edgar Perez, penulis terkenal, konsultan bisnis untuk ekuitas dan hedge dana swasta dan anggota direksi (BOD member ?) di Gerson Lehrman Group, diminta untuk membahas permasalahan di Lokakarya Cybersecurity Boardroom 2015. Bagaimana Direksi dan CEO dapat membangun landasan yang benar untuk permasalahan pengolahan Informasi saat ini dalam menghadapi tantangan terhadap keamanan data. Perez adalah seorang ahli materi permasaahan di cybersecurity, investasi, perdagangan, peraturan keuangan (Dodd-Frank Act) dan struktur pasar.

Perez telah berbicara di sejumlah konferensi global, termasuk Cyber Security Konferensi Dunia 2014 (New York), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), dalam Data Pasar 2013 (Chicago), Institutional Investor Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Analisis teknis Masyarakat (Singapura), tradetech Asia (Singapura), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsawa), Global Leadership Finance Conference CME Group 2012 (Naples, FL), Harvard Business School Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston0 Tinggi Pemimpin Perdagangan -Frequency Forum (New York, Chicago), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) dan Private Equity Konvensi Rusia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Selain itu, Perez telah terlibat dalam pembahasan yang ditujukan kepada Dewan Hubungan Luar Negeri, Vadym Hetman Kyiv Universitas Ekonomi Nasional (Kiev), US Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), Quant Investasi & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), CFA Singapura , Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences di New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) dan Pace University (New York), juga lembaga-lembaga publik dan swasta lainnya. Partisipasi Mr. Perez di forum ini telah dipuji oleh penyelenggara dan peserta:

“Senang sekali Anda dapat berpartisipasi dalam konferensi kami. Umpan balik dan informasi yang Anda bagikan kepada peserta sangat berharga. Sekali lagi, terima kasih atas kontribusi Anda dalam keberhasilan acara ini.”

“Saya ingin menyampaikan penghargaan saya atas kesediaan Anda untuk berbagi wawasan Anda tentang cybersecurity. Kami pasti akan mengingat Anda dalam menangani masalah yang sangat penting ini.”

Karena serangan cyber menjadi lebih umum, perusahaan semakin berinvestasi di perlindungan keamanan cyber. Tetapi bahkan dengan sistem setempat yang terbaikpun, hacker masih dapat dengan mudah masuk ke jaringan perusahaan jika petugas tidak rajin menjaga keamanan. Penjahat cyber telah menjadi jauh lebih baik dengan menyamarkan email berbahaya untuk membuatnya terlihat lebih sah. Jadi karyawan perlu waspada dan mengajukan pertanyaan terhadap semua email yang mereka terima yang menimbulkan kecurigaan sekecil apapun, yang meskipun pelanggaran keamanan cyber yang terjadi tidak sebesar seperti pada beberapa perusahaan-perusahaan terkenal yang telah dimuat pada berita utama baru-baru ini: Adobe, ADP, E * Trade, Fidelity, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq, Neiman Marcus, Sony, Target dan Wal-mart.

Cybersecurity Boardroom Lokakarya 2015 (http://www.cybersecurityboardroomworkshop.com), Bagaimana Direksi dan CXOs Dapat Membangun Membangun Landasan Kuat Menghadapi Tantangan Keamanan Informasi hari ini, adalah forum wajib hadir untuk anggota dewan, CEO, CFO, (berbisik? not sure what is trying to tell) dan manajer eksekutif di New York City, London, Dubai, Bangkok, Jakarta, Sydney, Taipei, Seoul dan Tokyo supaya perlu menjadi lebih memahami tentang keamanan cyber untuk mengajukan pertanyaan yang bersifat strategis belum cukup granular untuk mengatasi spesifik perusahaan. ( what is original sentence? )

Cybersecurity Boardroom Lokakarya 2015 ditargetkan untuk pengambil keputusan perusahaan guna memberi kesiapan untuk menjadi lebih cermat dan terbiasa terhadap permasalahan cybersecurity, suatu permasalahan yang relatif baru namun sangat penting:

• Memahami cybersecurity perusahaan dan dampaknya terhadap nilai perusahaan bagi pemegang saham dalam jangka pendek dan jangka panjang
• Mempelajari cara untuk mengidentifikasi tantangan saat ini dan masa depan guna memungkinkan manajemen untuk lebih fokus pada pengurangan terhadap ancaman dan kehandalan operasional
• Mengidentifikasi langsung kebutuhan keamanan untuk organisasi dengan langkah-langkah yang dapat ditindaklanjuti oleh manajemen senior
• Dapatkan sampai dengan kecepatan pada pendekatan dan kerangka kerja internasional dan domestik untuk praktek cybersecurity efektif perusahaan lebar


Understanding Cybersecurity
• The trillion dollar global cyber risk environment
• The impact of cybersecurity attacks on shareholder value
• The enterprise-wide challenge of protecting the organization’s assets
• Identity theft and the legal implications of data breaches

Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
• The responsibility for cybersecurity in the organization
• Evaluating shortcomings in meeting cybersecurity workforce standards
• Assessing the quality of the cybersecurity workforce
• Assessing the effectiveness of current professionalization tools

Understanding the Cybersecurity Testing Method
• Reconnaissance: How to use tools to find vulnerable systems and devices
• Port scanning: How port information is exposed on computer systems
• Packet sniffing: How to gather information from computer systems
• Password policy and cracking: What to consider when developing password policy
• Vulnerability: How to reduce attacks by enforcing proactive compliance policies

Basics of Security Architecture for Board Members and CXOs
• How architecture defines the structure of a system and makes it explicit
• How the current computer network infrastructure was not designed originally to be secure
• The fundamentals of layered architecture: presentation, business, data, and service layers
• Embedding architecting security into systems from inception


Introduction to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
• Identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement
• Assessing and accelerating progress toward the target state
• Describing the enterprise’s current and target cybersecurity posture
• Communicating with internal and external stakeholders about cybersecurity risk

The Five Core Functions of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
• Identify: Organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk
• Detect: How to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event
• Protect: Safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services
• Respond: Taking action regarding a detected cybersecurity event
• Recover: Maintaining plans for resilience and to restore any impaired capabilities

Introduction to Intelligence-driven Cyber Network Defenses
• How investigations are based upon the scientific method: observing, hypothesis, evaluation, prediction and validation
• How to continuously improve the enterprise process for defending IT assets
• How to leverage cutting edge technology, vigilant people and innovative processes
• How to empower people to resolve the problem with guidance and mentoring

Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
• Prioritize and scope: Identifying business/mission objectives and high-level priorities
• Create a current profile: Developing a profile by indicating current degree of preparedness
• Conduct a risk assessment: Analyzing the operational environment in order to discern the likelihood of an attack
• Orient: Identifying related systems and assets, regulatory requirements, and risk approach
• Create a target profile: Describing the organization’s desired cybersecurity outcomes
• Determine, analyze, and prioritize gaps: Determining gaps between current and target profiles
• Implement action plan: Deciding which actions to take in regards to identified gaps

Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 is specifically designed for boards of directors and CEOs of public and private firms looking for new ways to gain and maintain their competitive advantages. Business executives with responsibility for IT, finance, compliance, risk management and procurement as well as entrepreneurs and innovators are welcome to add their points of view to the debate.

Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets is a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company. Knightmare on Wall Street is the definitive behind-the-scenes story of Knight Capital.

The firm, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Thomas Joyce, CEO of Knight Capital since 2002 and an unapologetic advocate of electronic trading, had been scornful of those companies that struggled to keep up with ever-changing stock markets. So it was certainly shocking that at 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets.

Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

High-frequency traders have been called many things-from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile-until now. In this new title, The Speed Traders, Mr. Perez opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading (HFT). Inside, prominent figures of HFT drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.

Mr. Perez begins with an overview of computerized trading, which formally began on February 8, 1971, when NASDAQ launched the world’s first electronic market with 2,500 over-the-counter stocks and which has evolved into the present-day practice of making multiple trades in a matter of microseconds. He then picks the brains of today’s top players. Manoj Narang (Tradeworx), John Netto (M3 Capital), and Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management) are just a few of the luminaries who decided to break their silence and speak openly to Mr. Perez. Virtually all of the expertise available from the world of speed trading is packed into these pages.

The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill Inc., is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions-one cent at a time.

Mr. Perez is the author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), and The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, News.Sina.com, ifeng.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Sohu, The Wall Street Journal, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Previously, he managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area with his wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughter Svetlana Sofia.

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Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders