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In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, author Pat Dorsey--the Director of Equity Research for leading independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc.--reveals why competitive advantages, or economic moats, are such strong indicators of great long-term investments and examines four of their most common sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, customer-switching costs, and network economics. Along the way, he skillfully outlines this proven approach and reveals how you can effectively apply it to your own investment endeavors.
If you're an entrepreneur, business owner, or sales professional, Gravitational Marketing offers a simple method for attracting customers without the hassle of traditional manual sales labor. If you want to sell more and work less, this book exposes the principles of easily and effortlessly attracting customers without cold calling, prospecting, or begging for business. With Gravitational Marketing, you can finally stop chasing customers and let them come to you.
Named for the ironic coincidence of the Irish baby boom of the 1970s, which peaked nine months to the day after Pope John Paul II's historic visit to Dublin, The Pope's Children is both a celebration and bitingly funny portrait of the first generation of the Celtic Tiger-the beneficiaries of the economic miracle that propelled Ireland from centuries of deprivation into a nation that now enjoys one of the highest living standards in the world.
A newly revised and expanded edition of the revolutionary business classic, Differentiate or Die, Second Edition shows you how to differentiate your products, services, and business in order to dominate the competition. Veteran marketing guru Jack Trout uses real-world examples and his own unique insight to show you how to bind customers to your products for long-term success and loyalty. This edition includes new case studies, new research, and updated examples from around the world.
A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide Getting mergers and acquisitions transactions successfully completed requires an understanding of the legal framework, negotiating points, and practical aspects of each stage of the deal. Part legal primer, part business and negotiating primer, Mergers and Acquisitions: A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide provides comprehensive and understandable advice for management, investors, legal and business professionals, and law and business school students. Providing expert guidance on the legal frame-work, deal points, and practicalities at each stage of an M&A transaction, Edwin L. Miller, Jr. explores the M&A process from beginning to end, including: Corporate finance fundamentals Critical early steps in the acquisition process How to structure transactions to achieve the best economic result Tax considerations for both buyers and sellers Key and often-misunderstood provisions in the definitive acquisition agreement Acquisitions of public companies--what's different Leveraged buyouts and acquisitions of troubled businesses Mergers and Acquisitions is a must-read whether you're a legal or business professional, an entrepreneur, an investor, or a law or business school student. The book will also be extremely useful to international lawyers and businessmen who need to understand the M&A practices in the United States that are being increasingly adopted around the world. Praise for Mergers and Acquisitions "Buyers and sellers both hope to be winners in an acquisition. But at the negotiating table, there is only one winner for each point and winning may mean a significant change in the deal economics. The insights in this book are crucial for both buyers and sellers and lay out the rationale for both sides of all of the money issues and other important deal points. " --Todd Koopersmith, Vice President, Business Development, Iron Mountain "This book will help M&A professionals get up to speed on a wide range of deal points. It explains the legal background and transaction structuring issues in M&A transactions that every investment professional must know. " --Gregory Burkus, founder and partner, Shasta Partners "This book is an essential resource for business people, and the lawyers and other professionals who advise them, to develop a real-world understanding of how the M&A process works. More importantly, it explains why specific deal structures, contractual terms and diligence procedures are used. " --Jonathan Wolfman, Partner, WilmerHale, Boston "As U. S. M&A concepts, documents and practices become increasingly adopted internationally, this book will be an invaluable resource. It provides an excellent overview of the entire area, and is easily understandable by corporate executives and lawyers outside the United States. " --Leo Specht, founder, Specht Rechtsanwalts-Gesellschaft mbH, Vienna, Austria
Bad pricing is a great way to destroy your company's value, revenue, and profits. With ten simple rules, this book shows you how to deliver both healthy profit margins and robust revenue growth while kicking the dreaded discounting habit. The authors destroy the conventional wisdom that you have to trade margins for revenues and show you how to fully exploit the value your company offers customers. This is a proven plan for increasing sales without sacrificing profits.
In Never Give Up, Donald Trump tells the dramatic stories of his biggest challenges, lowest moments, and worst mistakes-and how he uses tenacity and creativity to turn defeat into victory. Each chapter includes an inspiring story from Trump's career and concludes with expert commentary and coaching from adversity researcher and author Paul Stoltz. Inspirational and intelligent, Never Give Up will help you deal with your own personal challenges, failures, and weaknesses.
Praise for INVESTING IN INCOME PROPERTIES"Investing in Income Properties is a cogent and well organized presentation of the principles of real estate analysis, financing, and investment. With his 'Big Six Formula,' Ken Rosen shares his knowledge and experiences on how to analyze and take advantage of commercial real estate investment opportunities. This book should be required reading in all real estate investment courses."--John S. Zdanowicz, PhD, Professor, Finance and Real Estate, and Director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, Florida International University"Ken Rosen has a unique ability to make the most complicated seem clear and easy to follow. In Investing in Income Properties, he gives practical steps so that the reader can take action and begin or continue to build wealth by investing in income properties. This book will become the buyer's bible."--Alex Zylberglait, Associate Director, National Office and Industrial Properties Group, Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services"Investing in Income Properties is a step-by-step approach to investing in commercial real estate. It is clear, easy reading with every base covered. This book is a great tool for both the new and seasoned investor."--Donna Abood, Chief Executive Officer, Colliers Abood Wood-Fay, Commercial Real Estate"Ken Rosen's style is straightforward and his formula for building wealth is well grounded in the fundamentals--nothing fancy or tricky about it! He even puts the would-be investor at ease by addressing the fear factors of real estate investing. Twenty-one years into my career as a real estate investment sales broker, I have met many successful investors, but Ken Rosen clearly stands out as a savvy, self-made entrepreneurial investor who is generously sharing his wealth of knowledge and insight in this very instructive and easy-to-read book."--David L. Meline, Executive Director, Capital Markets Group, Investment Sales Specialist, Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia Inc."One of the best, precise, and accurate real estate books on the market. A must-read for investors at any stage."--Scott K. Sime, Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis Brokerage, Miami-Dade County
Start making money today ---with the ultimate guide for first-time investors No matter what the market does, real estate stilloffers plenty of moneymaking opportunities. In thisnew edition of The Beginner's Guide to RealEstate Investing, Gary W. Eldred presents the toolsand knowledge new investors need to get started profitably. Packed with smart moneymakingstrategies and real-life stories from successfulinvestors, this edition also covers the latestinformation on financing, foreclosures, cash flow, and much more. You'll not only master the basics ofinvesting, but also discover specialized techniques that the pros rely on to grow their long-term wealth. Concise yet comprehensive, this practical guide shows you how to: * Find great deals on properties with big potential * Get started with low- or no-down payment financing * Utilize creative financing options and otherpeople's money * Buy low-cost foreclosures and REOs * Make value-adding improvements to any property * Craft winning offers and negotiate like a pro * Manage rental properties hassle-free * Flip investment properties for fast profit In addition, Eldred shows you how to tailor yourinvestment strategy to make money almost anywhere, in any type of market. With proven tech-niques, timeless principles, and totally up-to-dateinformation, The Beginner's Guide to Real EstateInvesting, Second Edition is the perfect place to start building a prosperous future --- today.
If you want to gain an edge in today's competitive markets, adding the candlestick methodology to your repertoire of technical analysis skills is essential. Getting Started in Candlestick Charting can help you achieve this goal, whether you're new to chart analysis or looking to enhance your understanding of the approach. This reliable resource covers thirty of the most widely recognized candlestick patterns and includes real-world charting examples backed by informative commentary.
In Volatility Trading, Sinclair offers you a quantitative model for measuring volatility in order to gain an edge in your everyday option trading endeavors. With an accessible, straightforward approach. He guides traders through the basics of option pricing, volatility measurement, hedging, money management, and trade evaluation. In addition, Sinclair explains the often-overlooked psychological aspects of trading, revealing both how behavioral psychology can create market conditions traders can take advantage of-and how it can lead them astray. Psychological biases, he asserts, are probably the drivers behind most sources of edge available to a volatility trader. Your goal, Sinclair explains, must be clearly defined and easily expressed-if you cannot explain it in one sentence, you probably aren't completely clear about what it is. The same applies to your statistical edge. If you do not know exactly what your edge is, you shouldn't trade. He shows how, in addition to the numerical evaluation of a potential trade, you should be able to identify and evaluate the reason why implied volatility is priced where it is, that is, why an edge exists. This means it is also necessary to be on top of recent news stories, sector trends, and behavioral psychology. Finally, Sinclair underscores why trades need to be sized correctly, which means that each trade is evaluated according to its projected return and risk in the overall context of your goals. As the author concludes, while we also need to pay attention to seemingly mundane things like having good execution software, a comfortable office, and getting enough sleep, it is knowledge that is the ultimate source of edge. So, all else being equal, the trader with the greater knowledge will be the more successful. This book, and its companion CD-ROM, will provide that knowledge. The CD-ROM includes spreadsheets designed to help you forecast volatility and evaluate trades together with simulation engines.
The Profession and Practice of Adult Education is a timely book and an excellent introduction to the field. Drawing from an extensive volume of literature, it provides comprehensive coverage and a clear guide. Graduate students will benefit from it and practitioners will be kept abreast of changes that are occurring.--Peter Jarvis, professor of continuing education and senior research professor, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
The flexible format of The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Treatment Planner, 2nd Edition enables you to choose between evidence based and traditional "best practice" treatment approaches for your patients. Fully revised to meet your needs as a mental health professional working in today's long-term care facilities, this time-saving resource contains over 1,000 rewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions, plus space for recording specific treatment plan options. This guide is organized around 31 behaviorally based issues, from employment problems and family conflicts, to financial needs and homelessness, to intimate relationship conflicts and social anxiety.
This book provides an easy-to-follow roadmap for successfully implementing the Balanced Scorecard methodology in small- and medium-sized companies. Building on the success of the first edition, the Second Edition includes new cases based on the author's experience implementing the balanced scorecard at government and nonprofit agencies. It is a must-read for any organization interested in achieving breakthrough results.
Real You Incorporated empowers women entrepreneurs. The book provides insights for women on how to discover and love their personal brand, and how to bring it into the market as a real business-unique and different. In the first section of the book, Find It Within You, readers will learn how to express internal personality, passions and essence to define the internal brand. In the second section, The Competitive Advantage, readers learn how to extend the internal message into the world-to their partners, employees and ultimately their customers. Part branding-the author is a nationally known marketing expert-and part business inspiration, Real You Incorporated includes case studies of real women entrepreneurs from a variety of industries: manufacturing, retail, restaurants, real estate, publishing and many more. Their stories bring the book to life, adding inspiration and role models. The book also includes a visualization tool in the form of a chart that women entrepreneurs can complete and keep with them, to remind them of their Real You, no matter what phase their business is in.
Praise for Emerging Real Estate Markets "In this book, you'll discover how to snatch real estate opportunities at low prices, before their value becomes common knowledge. Buy all the copies on the bookshelf before your competitor does!" --Frank McKinney, "The Maverick Daredevil Real Estate Entrepreneur" and author of Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success "I've never seen another real estate book even come close to laying out a profit road map the way this one does. If your local economy is too hot or too cold, Lindahl's guide will show you how to invest in the up-and-coming markets with the greatest profit potential. " --Stacy Kellams, President, www. RealEstateCourseReviews. com "Lindahl shows you how to look into the future and see where the next hot real estate markets will be. It's the closest thing I've found to a real estate crystal ball. " --Jeff Adams, President, www. FreeRealEstateMentoring. com "The brilliant thing about this book is Lindahl's approach to investing by 'remote control. ' He has a real-world system for living in one place and making money from investments in another. " --William Bronchick, attorney and coauthor of Flipping Properties "In the crowded field of real estate gurus, Lindahl stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. This book is must reading for any serious investor--beginner or veteran. " --Justin Ford, author of Seeds of Wealth and Main Street Millionaire
Wiley IFRS: Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook, Second Edition is a quick reference guide on IFRS/IAS that includes easy-to-understand IFRS/IAS standards outlines, practical insights, case studies with solutions, illustrations and multiple-choice questions with solutions. The book greatly facilitates your understanding of the practical implementation issues involved in applying these complex "principles-based" standards. PS-Line
The thorough reference that goes wherever you go The Vest Pocket CPA is the perfect up-to-date reference tool for today's accountants in public practice and private industry, and accounting and other executives who interface with outside auditors. It is written in any easy Q&A format and packed with checklists, samples, and worked-out solutions for a wide variety of accounting problems in the areas of financial accounting, financial statement analysis, financial planning, managerial accounting, quantitative analysis and modeling, auditing, and taxation. Joel G. Siegel, PhD, CPA, is the author of 19 books and hundreds of articles for accounting and financial journals. He has acted as a consultant in accounting issues, with such clients as IT&T, Citicorp, and Person-Wolinsky CPA Review. Nicky A. Dauber, CPA, has served as a book reviewer for major book publishers and has had articles published in many professional accounting journals. Jae K. Shim, PhD (Long Beach, CA), has published 14 books that have sold more than 500,000 copies.
If you'd like to know how to change your underachieving firm, At The Crossroads: The Remarkable CPA Firm That Nearly Crashed, Then Soared may hold the key to a bright new future. This innovative book is told in story form, drawing the reader behind the scenes of a dysfunctional team that applies Crosley?s Practice Growth Model to overcome the defects to produce a highly functional team.
Praise for Shared Services A Manager's Journey "In Shared Services: A Manager's Journey, Dan presents the real business cultural challenges along with human factors when taking on such a change in a company's processes. A must-read for any executive, manager, or team member who is considering, decided to, or is already in the process of converting a company from a decentralized organization to a shared services environment. " -Katherine M. Ericsson Vice President of Membership, Project Management Institute of South Florida and director of a project management office, in a shared services environment within the distribution industry "A how-to/survival guide for those thinking about entering shared services or beginning the journey. . . for the rest of us, an entertaining look back at our journey both professionally and personally. A great read!" -Steve K. Stone Senior Vice President and CFO, Newspapers and Shared Services Morris Communications Company "Over the past fifteen years, I've had the pleasure of working directly with hundreds of companies who are implementing shared services. What is striking is how very different 'real experiences' are from the stories spun by consultants or keynote speakers at conferences. Getting to the 'real truth' of how to put the pieces together will help you keep consulting fees low and the probability of success high. This book is a practical guide created by someone who has been there. It is the truth!" -Mike Hostetler Managing Director, Shared Services Roundtable Corporate Executive Board
Equipping school and child psychologists, and neuropsychologists with critical information on the role of working memory in learning and achievement, Working Memory and Academic Learning offers guidance on assessment tools, interventions, and current evidence-based best practices. Its specific, step-by-step guidance and hands-on case studies enables you to identify how working memory relates to academic attainment and how to apply this knowledge in professional practice.
An accessible introduction to the proven method of value investingAn ardent follower of Warren Buffett-the most high-profile value investor today-author Charles Mizrahi has long believed in the power of this proven approach. Now, with Getting Started in Value Investing, Mizrahi breaks down this successful strategy so that anyone can learn how to use it in his or her own investment endeavors. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this book helps readers gain an overall understanding of the value approach to investing and presents statistics that reveal the overwhelming success of this approach through a variety of markets. Engaging and informative, Getting Started in Value Investing skillfully shows readers how to look for undervalued companies and provides them with the tools they need to succeed in today's markets.Charles S. Mizrahi (Brooklyn, NY) is Managing Partner of CGM Partners Fund LP. He is also editor of Hidden Values Alert, a monthly newsletter focused on value investing. Mizrahi has more than 25 years of investment experience and is frequently quoted in the press. Many of his articles appear online at gurufocus.com as well as on other financial sites.
Praise for The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success "E*TRADE is a strong advocate of investor education, understanding a knowledgeable investor is a successful investor. The Market Guys have been a key contributor to our worldwide educational efforts - delivering hundreds of seminars to our customers around the world. This book encapsulates their years of experience with traders and investors, and is a must-read for anyone serious about trading. The Market Guys' Five Points for Trading Success provides an easy-to-understand and disciplined approach to trading through risk management. I highly recommend it. " Christopher Larkin, VP, U. S. Retail Brokerage, E*TRADE Securities (www. etrade. com) "The stock market is full of risk and uncertainty, but can bring great rewards to those who plan and execute properly. Rick and AJ give you the navigational tools to profit in the market through this book. Easy to read and understand, this book will help the novice and expert alike reach their financial goals. I recommend The Market Guys to help you along your journey!" Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, 1969 "The Market Guys' Five Points is much more than five points. Creating a plan, dealing with emotions, trading psychology, and technical analysis are just some of the topics explained. " James Bittman, Senior Instructor, The Options Institute at CBOE, and author of Options for the Stock Investor "Most people think trading markets is easy, but the process is fraught with pitfalls, snares, and delusions. This book is written by two savvy veteran traders. Applying the wisdom contained here will not guarantee success, but it will very definitely put the odds strongly in your favor. " Martin J. Pring, President of pring. com "This is a wonderful introduction to terminology and a fresh approach to the stock market. It gives the reader a language and way of thinking that is new, providing a great foundation for further research. These authors are to be commended for an excellent book on the stock market and how it works. " James P. Gills, MD, Director/Chairman of the Board of the Ironman Triathlon "The Market Guys have created the perfect recipe for financial success. " Nick Nickolas, Restaurateur, Nick's Fishmarket of Hawaii, www. nicksboca. com
Many investors are intrigued by the profit potential of today's hedge funds, but most feel like they're on the outside looking in, due to the high investment requirements and complexity of these vehicles. Create Your Own ETF Hedge Fund allows you to break down these barriers and effectively operate within this environment. By focusing on the essential approaches of global macro long/short and aggressive growth, this book will help you create a fund that can take advantage of both bullish and bearish conditions across the globe.
EconoPower will provide you with a firm understanding of the influence of modern economics and how it can be used to improve the world we live in. It offers practical advice on numerous personal financial matters-earning, saving, investing, and retiring-based on the breakthrough contributions of behavioral economists. And it looks at how economists are working successfully on issues such as public education, crime, and global warming. EconoPower also examines how a new economic philosophy may dominate the new millennium.