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Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, + Website, 5th Edition

Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, + Website, 5th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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A one-stop shop for background and current thinking on the development and uses of rates of return on capital Completely revised for this highly anticipated fifth edition, Cost of Capital contains expanded materials on estimating the basic building blocks of the cost of equity capital, the risk-free rate, and equity risk premium. There is also discussion of the volatility created by the financial crisis in 2008, the subsequent recession and uncertain recovery, and how those events have fundamentally changed how we need to interpret the inputs to the models we use to develop these...

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Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices

Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

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Proven and emerging strategies for addressing document and records management risk within the framework of information governance principles and best practices Information Governance (IG) is a rapidly emerging "super discipline" and is now being applied to electronic document and records management, email, social media, cloud computing, mobile computing, and, in fact, the management and output of information organization-wide. IG leverages information technologies to enforce policies, procedures and controls to manage information risk in compliance with legal and litigation demands,...

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The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization

By: Mark Graban; Joseph Swartz

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2013

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Delivering an accessible introduction to Kaizen principles, this volume is for hospital and medical organization leaders who want to engage every employee and physician in ongoing daily continuous improvement benefitting patients, staff, and the long-term good of the organization. Specifically written for senior leaders and managers who need to understand the power of this core Lean methodology, the book explains the practical actions that are required to create a lasting Kaizen culture in a healthcare system. ...

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Security Management for Occupational Safety

Security Management for Occupational Safety

By: Michael Land

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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This book is written for the Occupational safety managers who want to be more effective managers as well as for the students who would like to become occupational safety managers as their profession. A critical thinking approach provides a methodical process to look at the occupational safety management functions so they can better tailor safety to any organization. This book presents the most accurately balanced picture of occupational safety management functions by using a critical thinking approach to interpret data as a tool for providing more effective safety management. ...

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IT Release Management: A Hands-on Guide

IT Release Management: A Hands-on Guide

By: Dave Howard

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2011

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When implemented correctly, release management can help to ensure quality is integrated throughout the development, implementation, and delivery of services, applications, and infrastructure. Clearly illustrating the effective implementation of a release process, this hands-on guide examines the similarities and differences of release management and project management to clarify the distinctions between the two complementary processes. Shedding light on the day-to-day challenges that need to be overcome, it details the principles of effective implementation—including what to implement, how...

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Safety Performance in a Lean Environment: A Guide to Building Safety into a Process

Safety Performance in a Lean Environment: A Guide to Building Safety into a Process

By: Paul English

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-NOV-2011

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A big challenge for many safety professionals is how to incorporate, build, and sustain a safety program into different business models during times of change. This book provides an understanding of how to anticipate paradigm shifts in management models and how environmental health and safety fits into the model. It defines what adds value to the safety and manufacturing process as well as to the customer. The author illustrates how to build safety into a process to create a strong safety program. ...

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The Heston Model and its Extensions in Matlab and C#, + Website

The Heston Model and its Extensions in Matlab and C#, + Website

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-SEP-2013

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Tap into the power of the most popular stochastic volatility model for pricing equity derivatives Since its introduction in 1993, the Heston model has become a popular model for pricing equity derivatives, and the most popular stochastic volatility model in financial engineering. This vital resource provides a thorough derivation of the original model, and includes the most important extensions and refinements that have allowed the model to produce option prices that are more accurate and volatility surfaces that better reflect market conditions. The book's material is drawn from...

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Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility, and Globalization

Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility, and Globalization

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2012

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A unique perspective of an evolved role for company leadership Based on the findings of an extensive research project that surveyed more than 5,500 enterprise employees and functional decision makers across the United States and China, Transforming Business: Big Data, Mobility and Globalization explores the influence of technology in the workplace and the implications to company culture, functional responsibilities and competitive advantage. This in-depth analysis illuminates emerging technological trends, the changing workforce, and the shifting face of business and industry while...

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The Standout Business Plan

The Standout Business Plan

By: Vaughan Evans; Brian Tracy

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 21-MAY-2014

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Too many business plans focus on the details most important to the managers or business owners writing them. . . and fail to address the questions most crucial to potential backers. This immensely practical and eminently readable book shows readers how to create a business plan that speaks directly to investors and lenders and makes it easy for them to say yes. Featuring case studies and examples of both what to do and what not to do, the book reveals how to: ● Include the vital information backers need, while leaving out extraneous filler that gets in the way ● Address key factors such as...

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Motivate Your Team in 30 Days

Motivate Your Team in 30 Days

By: Bob Urichuck; Dave Urichuck

Publisher: Impackt Publishing

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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Self-motivation and team motivation are the foundations to success. They build self-esteem and self-confidence and result in an overall better working environment. A motivated and engaged environment and team attracts and retains top performers, resulting in better performance, increased productivity and measureable bottom-line results. This practical book will guide you through step-by-step instructions that will make you a more effective leader, resulting in a higher performing, results-oriented team that will attract and retain top talent. This practical guide helps managers...

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The New How [Paperback]

The New How [Paperback]

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

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Once in a generation, a book comes along that transforms the business landscape. Company strategy typically has been planned by corporate chiefs in annual meetings, and then dictated to managers to carry out. In The New How, Nilofer Merchant shows corporate directors, executives, and managers that the best way to create a winning strategy is to include employees at all levels, helping to create strategy they not only believe in, but are also equipped to implement....

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Women in IT in the New Social Era

Women in IT in the New Social Era

By: Sonja Bernhardt

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this growing problem. Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change aims to bring this topic to the forefront of discussion about what can be done to correct this lopsided gender distribution. This reference work will be an essential guide for government professionals, students, and researchers in the ICT field looking to develop a solution to equalize the retention rate...

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FT Guide to Banking

FT Guide to Banking

By: Glen Arnold

Publisher: FT Publishing International

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2014

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The Financial Times Guide to Banking is a comprehensive introduction to how banks and banking works. Best-selling author Glen Arnold provides you with a foundation for understanding the wide variety of activities undertaken by banks. He shows you why these global institutions are so important to consumers and finance professionals alike and explains how their activities impact on everyday life.   The Financial Times Guide to Banking will give you:   -    A thorough understanding of all types of banking from retail through to asset management and investment banking.   -    An...

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Visual Social Marketing For Dummies

Visual Social Marketing For Dummies

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 24-FEB-2014

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How to implement a best-in-class visual marketing plan It's no secret that visual content online really draws in viewers. People love Pinterest, Facebook, and the like for visual sharing and engaging. Smart marketers know their companies need to tap into this, but where and how to start? Visual Social Marketing For Dummies offers a clear roadmap for creating effective, well-defined visual social marketing strategies as part of your overall marketing and social media plans. From defining goals to developing highly visual content across a range of social media platforms, this book is the...

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Building Better Econometric Models Using Cross Section and Panel Data

Building Better Econometric Models Using Cross Section and Panel Data

By: Jeffrey A. Edwards

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Many empirical researchers yearn for an econometric model that better explains their data. Yet these researchers rarely pursue this objective for fear of the statistical complexities involved in specifying that model. This book is intended to alleviate those anxieties by providing a practical methodology that anyone familiar with regression analysis can employ—a methodology that will yield a model that is both more informative and is a better representation of the data. This book outlines simple, practical procedures that can be used to specify a model that better explains the data. Such...

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Employee Surveys That Work

Employee Surveys That Work

By: Alec Levenson

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 26-MAY-2014

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Poorly designed employee surveys frustrate participants, analysts, and executives and can end up doing more harm than good. Alec Levenson offers sensible, practical ways to make them more useful and accurate and counters a number of unhelpful but common practices. He provides specific advice for ensuring that the purpose and desired outcomes of surveys are clear, the questions are designed to provide the most relevant and accurate data, and the results are actionable. He also looks at a wealth of specific issues, such as the best benchmarking practices, the benefits of multivariate...

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The Seven Sins of Wall Street

The Seven Sins of Wall Street

By: Bob Ivry

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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We all know that the financial crisis of 2008 came dangerously close to pushing the United States and the world into a depression rivaling that of the 1930s. But what is astonishing—and should make us not just afraid but very afraid—are the shenanigans of the biggest banks since the crisis. Bob Ivry passionately, eloquently, and convincingly details the operatic ineptitude of America's best-compensated executives and the ways the government kowtows to what it mistakenly imagines is their competence and success. Ivry shows that the only thing that has changed since the meltdown is how...

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Attract and retain affluent customers and clients Much has changed since the original The Art of Selling to the Affluent was published. The financial crisis has affected the affluent as well as the less affluent. This book brings you up to date with today's affluent and helps every salesperson understand what adjustments need to be made in order to successfully attract, service, and retain lifelong affluent customers and clients. Completely updated and revised, it is based on The Oechli Institute's latest 2013 comprehensive research. Explains how the financial crisis elevated the...

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A comprehensive guide to reading and understanding financial reports Financial reports provide vital information to investors, lenders, and managers. Yet, the financial statements in a financial report seem to be written in a foreign language that only accountants can understand. This comprehensive version of How to Read a Financial Report breaks through that language barrier, clears away the fog, and offers a plain-English user's guide to financial reports. The book features new information on the move toward separate financial and accounting reporting standards for private companies,...

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany, 2nd Edition

The Four Steps to the Epiphany, 2nd Edition

By: Steve Blank

Publisher: K&S Ranch Press

Publication Date: 17-JUL-2013

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The bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures - The Four Steps to the Epiphany is one of the most influential and practical business books of all time.  The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them.  The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and...