Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John F. Wasik  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Grayslake, Illinois


-- Website -- http://johnwasik.net

E-Mail: -- johnwasik@gmail.com


Illinois Connection

Wasik is a Grayslake native. He earned his BA and MA from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John F. Wasik is the author of nineteen books, including Lightning Strikes: Timeless Lessons in Creativity from the Life and Work of Nikola Tesla. His columns, blogs, and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Reuters, Forbes, and Bloomberg News. In 2018, Wasik was named an Illinois Road Scholar for the Illinois Humanities Council. His speaking engagements on technology, history, investing, and innovation reach global audiences.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Green marketing & management :
ISBN: 1557866341. OCLC Number: 33947015

Blackwell Business,. .

IMoney :
ISBN: 0137127391. OCLC Number: 190860111

FT Press,. .

Keynes's way to wealth :
ISBN: 0071815473. OCLC Number: 852488277

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"How John Maynard Keynes became one of the greatest stock investors of all time--and how you can replicate his successKeynes was not only one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century but also a savvy investor who financially advised Winston Churchill and FDR. Keynes's Way to Wealth presents the legendary economist's most powerful investment principles and strategies, including buying quality stocks and holding them, trading commodities, ignoring short-term news, building portfolios with opposed risks, the upside to being a contrarian, and the power of dividends. Including original research from the Keynes Archive at King's College, the book dissects what Keynes owned, how he bought and sold, and how his theories guided his decisions throughout his life. Ultimately, this is a guide to the portfolio management style of the most successful investors in the world, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charles Munger--all of whom have adopted similar methods as Keynes. John Wasik has covered investor protection issues for more than a quarter century and won 18 awards for his work, most of it for investigations conducted during his 15-year tenure as a special projects editor at Consumers Digest magazine."--

Lightning strikes /
ISBN: 1454917687. OCLC Number: 44414879

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Torn from the embrace of her poor but loving family, Rain Arnold now lives surrounded by opulent riches but feels more like an outsider than ever before. Her heart's true passion -- the theater -- may prove to be her salvation, as she embarks on a journey to unmask a legacy of long-buried family secrets.

Lincolnomics :
ISBN: 1635766931. OCLC Number: 1242769519

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Retire early--and live the life you want now :
ISBN: 0805063498. OCLC Number: 42291036

Henry Holt,. .

Describes a detailed plan for early retirement and gives practical advice on saving, investing, cost cutting, and setting retirement goals.

The audacity of help :
ISBN: 1576603563. OCLC Number: 318413853

Bloomberg Press,. .

"The Audacity of Help explores how Barack Obama's campaign promises compare with the measures Congress has enacted, detailing what Obama has achieved and what is yet to be realized. The book evaluates how the stimulus package will affect health care, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more, and includes analysis on which sectors will benefit most"--Provided by publisher.

The bear-proof investor :
ISBN: 0805070192. OCLC Number: 48951007

Henry Holt and Co.,. .

The cul-de-sac syndrome :
ISBN: 1576603202. OCLC Number: 263978189

Bloomberg Press,. .

"The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome explores why homeownership has become a fractured dream and presents ways to revive it. Combining analysis with insights into cultural and economic myths, the book provides an incisive look at the consequences of unsustainable lifestyle, exposing its economic, cultural, and market-related roots and the larger effects on the community, economy, and environment"--Provided by publisher.

The electronic business information sourcebook /
ISBN: 0471624640. OCLC Number: 15487318

Wiley,. .

The green company resource guide :
ISBN: 0963253212. OCLC Number: 26336176

New Consumer Institute,. .

The green supermarket shopping guide /
ISBN: 0446364665. OCLC Number: 28867209

Warner Books,. .

The inve$tment club book /
ISBN: 0446671479. OCLC Number: 32391747

Warner Books,. .

The kitchen-table investor :
ISBN: 0805066233. OCLC Number: 44868992

Henry Holt and Co.,. .

The late-start investor :
ISBN: 0805055029. OCLC Number: 38753073

H. Holt,. .

The merchant of power :
ISBN: 1403968845. OCLC Number: 61448256

Palgrave Macmillan,. .

At the height of his career Samuel Insull was one of the richest men in the world, a celebrity businessman who commanded a commercial empire and wielded enormous influence in political and financial circles. Yet he died deeply in debt and almost universally despised by the American public, and today his name has nearly been forgotten. The Merchant of Power recounts the life of this extraordinary man, following him from his impoverished childhood to a job as Thomas Edison's secretary, and on to his pivotal role in the creation of General Electric and his invention of the power grid that sustains major cities even today.

Winning in the robotic workplace :
ISBN: 1440871663. OCLC Number: 1101393693

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"This book will examine the history of robotics and explicate what massive automation means for the present and future of labor in all its forms, from mills and factories to the white-collar offices of suburbia and more"--