Symposium proceedings - XV International symposium Symorg 2016 by Ondrej Jaško,Sanja Marinković

Symposium proceedings - XV International symposium Symorg 2016
  • Title : Symposium proceedings - XV International symposium Symorg 2016
  • Author : Ondrej Jaško,Sanja Marinković
  • Publisher : University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 8676803269
  • Pages : 1520
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 104
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Working Mother by N.A

Working Mother
  • Title : Working Mother
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.


American Bookseller by N.A

American Bookseller
  • Title : American Bookseller
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Advocate by N.A

The Advocate
  • Title : The Advocate
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 116
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists by Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco

Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
  • Title : Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists
  • Author : Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231041894
  • Pages : 87
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System by Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist

Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Title : Ten Steps to a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Author : Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821382899
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An effective state is essential to achieving socio-economic and sustainable development. With the advent of globalization, there are growing pressures on governments and organizations around the world to be more responsive to the demands of internal and external stakeholders for good governance, accountability and transparency, greater development effectiveness, and delivery of tangible results. Governments, parliaments, citizens, the private sector, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and donors are among the stakeholders interested in better performance. As demands for greater accountability and real results have increased, there is an attendant need for enhanced results-based monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, and projects. This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system. These steps begin with a OC Readiness AssessmentOCO and take the practitioner through the design, management, and importantly, the sustainability of such systems. The Handbook describes each step in detail, the tasks needed to complete each one, and the tools available to help along the way."


Investment Governance for Fiduciaries by Michael E. Drew,Adam N. Walk

Investment Governance for Fiduciaries
  • Title : Investment Governance for Fiduciaries
  • Author : Michael E. Drew,Adam N. Walk
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 1944960708
  • Pages : 190
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Governance is a word that is increasingly heard and read in modern times, be it corporate governance, global governance, or investment governance. Investment governance, the central concern of this modest volume, refers to the effective employment of resources—people, policies, processes, and systems—by an individual or governing body (the fiduciary or agent) seeking to fulfil their fiduciary duty to a principal (or beneficiary) in addressing an underlying investment challenge. Effective investment governance is an enabler of good stewardship, and for this reason it should, in our view, be of interest to all fiduciaries, no matter the size of the pool of assets or the nature of the beneficiaries. To emphasize the importance of effective investment governance and to demonstrate its flexibility across organization type, we consider our investment governance process within three contexts: defined contribution (DC) plans, defined benefit (DB) plans, and endowments and foundations (E&Fs). Since the financial crisis of 2007–2008, the financial sector’s place in the economy and its methods and ethics have (rightly, in many cases) been under scrutiny. Coupled with this theme, the task of investment governance is of increasing importance due to the sheer weight of money, the retirement savings gap, demographic trends, regulation and activism, and rising standards of behavior based on higher expectations from those fiduciaries serve. These trends are at the same time related and self-reinforcing. Having explored the why of investment governance, we dedicate the remainder of the book to the question of how to bring it to bear as an essential component of good fiduciary practice. At this point, the reader might expect investment professionals to launch into a discussion about an investment process focused on the best way to capture returns. We resist this temptation. Instead, we contend that achieving outcomes on behalf of beneficiaries is as much about managing risks as it is about capturing returns—and we mean “risks” broadly construed, not just fluctuations in asset values.


Zero to One by Peter Thiel,Blake Masters

Zero to One
  • Title : Zero to One
  • Author : Peter Thiel,Blake Masters
  • Publisher : Currency
  • ISBN Code : 080413930X
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.


Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics by John D. W. Morecroft

Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Title : Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics
  • Author : John D. W. Morecroft
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118994817
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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Insightful modelling of dynamic systems for better business strategy The business environment is constantly changing and organisations need the ability to rehearse alternative futures. By mimicking the interlocking operations of firms and industries, modelling serves as a ‘dry run’ for testing ideas, anticipating consequences, avoiding strategic pitfalls and improving future performance. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics is an essential guide to credible models; helping you to understand modelling as a creative process for distilling and communicating those factors that drive business success and sustainability. Written by an internationally regarded authority, the book covers all stages of model building, from conceptual to analytical. The book demonstrates a range of in-depth practical examples that vividly illustrate important or puzzling dynamics in firm operations, strategy, public policy, and everyday life. This updated new edition also offers a rich Learners' website with models, articles and videos, as well as a separate Instructors' website resource, with lecture slides and other course materials (see Related Websites/Extra section below). Together the book and websites deliver a powerful package of blended learning materials that: Introduce the system dynamics approach of modelling strategic problems in business and society Include industry examples and public sector applications with interactive simulators and contemporary visual modelling software Provide the latest state-of-the-art thinking, concepts and techniques for systems modelling The comprehensive Learners' website features models, microworlds, journal articles and videos. Easy-to-use simulators enable readers to experience dynamic complexity in business and society. Like would-be CEOs, readers can re-design operations and then re-simulate in the quest for well-coordinated strategy and better performance. The simulators include a baffling hotel shower, a start-up low-cost airline, an international radio broadcaster, a diversifying tyre maker, commercial fisheries and the global oil industry. "Much more than an introduction, John Morecroft’s Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics uses interactive ‘mini-simulators and microworlds’ to create an engaging and effective learning environment in which readers, whatever their background, can develop their intuition about complex dynamic systems." John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management "Illustrated by examples from everyday life, business and policy, John Morecroft expertly demonstrates how systems thinking aided by system dynamics can improve our understanding of the world around us." Stewart Robinson, Associate Dean Research, President of the Operational Research Society, Professor of Management Science, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University


Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang

Mastering the VC Game
  • Title : Mastering the VC Game
  • Author : Jeffrey Bussgang
  • Publisher : Portfolio Trade
  • ISBN Code : 9781591844440
  • Pages : 244
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Counsels start-ups on how to finance and launch a business, drawing on the author's entrepreneurial experiences as well as the insights of leaders from such companies as Twitter and LinkedIn to cover topics ranging from successful pitches to beneficial partnerships.


Good to Great by James Charles Collins,Jim Collins

Good to Great
  • Title : Good to Great
  • Author : James Charles Collins,Jim Collins
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0712676090
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how?After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to


Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Scott Kupor

Secrets of Sand Hill Road
  • Title : Secrets of Sand Hill Road
  • Author : Scott Kupor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0593083598
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation? If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including famed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, where lawyer-turned-entrepreneur-turned-VC Scott Kupor serves as managing partner. Whether you're trying to get a new company off the ground or scale an existing business to the next level, you need to understand how VCs think. In Secrets of Sand Hill Road, Kupor explains exactly how VCs decide where and how much to invest, and how entrepreneurs can get the best possible deal and make the most of their relationships with VCs. Kupor explains, for instance: • Why most VCs typically invest in only one startup in a given business category. • Why the skill you need most when raising venture capital is the ability to tell a compelling story. • How to handle a "down round," when startups have to raise funds at a lower valuation than in the previous round. • What to do when VCs get too entangled in the day-to-day operations of the business. • Why you need to build relationships with potential acquirers long before you decide to sell. Filled with Kupor's firsthand experiences, insider advice, and practical takeaways, Secrets of Sand Hill Road is the guide every entrepreneur needs to turn their startup into the next unicorn.


Making Websites Win by Karl Blanks,Ben Jesson

Making Websites Win
  • Title : Making Websites Win
  • Author : Karl Blanks,Ben Jesson
  • Publisher : Conversion Rate Experts
  • ISBN Code : 9781544500539
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Most websites lose. Almost all of them. Many never make a profit. Others are successful at first, and then get crushed by competitors. This book is about how to buck the trend--to make websites that customers love and that are outrageously profitable. The methodology is based on the authors' award-winning work growing many of the world's biggest web companies--plus hundreds of smaller, market-leading companies in over eighty different industries. In this book, you'll get What successful web businesses do differently (and others get wrong) How to easily identify your website's biggest opportunities A treasure trove of proven solutions for growing businesses Discover how to grow your profits--by making winning websites that people love.


Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020 by Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Title : Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9213583346
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) assesses progress in implementing the commitments and actions in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Its 2020 edition puts an emphasis on digital technologies, and their potential to accelerate progress in financing for development and SDG achievement, as well as the risks and challenges they create.


Social Capital by Partha Dasgupta,Ismail Serageldin

Social Capital
  • Title : Social Capital
  • Author : Partha Dasgupta,Ismail Serageldin
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821350041
  • Pages : 424
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book contains a number of papers presented at a workshop organised by the World Bank in 1997 on the theme of 'Social Capital: Integrating the Economist's and the Sociologist's Perspectives'. The concept of 'social capital' is considered through a number of theoretical and empirical studies which discuss its analytical foundations, as well as institutional and statistical analyses of the concept. It includes the classic 1987 article by the late James Coleman, 'Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital', which formed the basis for the development of social capital as an organising concept in the social sciences.


The Road to Results by Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist

The Road to Results
  • Title : The Road to Results
  • Author : Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821379119
  • Pages : 582
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  • Language : English
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.


The Art of Opportunity by Marc Sniukas,Parker Lee,Matt Morasky

The Art of Opportunity
  • Title : The Art of Opportunity
  • Author : Marc Sniukas,Parker Lee,Matt Morasky
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119151589
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Acknowledgements -- Dedications -- Forward -- Welcome to the new world of strategic innovation&business design thinking -- Discover new growth opportunities -- Craft your strategy -- Launch your new growth business -- Mastering the art : business design thinking -- Index


Accounting and Valuation Guide by AICPA

Accounting and Valuation Guide
  • Title : Accounting and Valuation Guide
  • Author : AICPA
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 194830662X
  • Pages : 688
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Developed for preparers of financial statements, independent auditors, and valuation specialists, this guide provides nonauthoritative guidance and illustrations regarding the accounting for and valuation of portfolio company investments held by investment companies within the scope of FASB ASC 946, Financial Services —Investment Companies, (including private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, and business development companies). It features16 case studies that can be used to reason through real situations faced by investment fund managers, valuation specialists and auditors, this guide addresses many accounting and valuation issues that have emerged over time to assist investment companies in addressing the challenges in estimating fair value of these investments, such as: Unit of account Transaction costs Calibration The impact of control and marketability Backtesting


The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor
  • Title : The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for The Thoughtful Investor
  • Author : Howard Marks
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 9353022800
  • Pages : 194
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Legendary investor Howard Marks is chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, which has $100 billion under management. He is sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor. Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways.


Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Raising Private Capital
  • Title : Raising Private Capital
  • Author : Matt Faircloth
  • Publisher : Biggerpockets Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781947200982
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is intended to be a roadmap for new real estate investors who are looking to scale their business by injecting more private capital (other people's money) into their real estate future. These are real estate investors who want to become a rainmaker in their business.


5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom by Duane Harden

5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom
  • Title : 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom
  • Author : Duane Harden
  • Publisher : CEOeBooks
  • ISBN Code : 0984822704
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Book Praise & Reviews ""As a how-to guide, this book contains everything you may need to know to turn your passions into profits."" Bill Bartmann (Billionaire entrepreneur, author, speaker, educator) Read & Give Program A portion of the sale of this book is donated to charity. Book Description Are you unhappy in your job? Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck and feel like you just don't have enough money, skills, or education to turn your life around? Even if you're not sure you know what it is you like to do, you can change your life and get rich doing it, says entrepreneur Duane Harden in his wise and entertaining new book, 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom: Do What You Love & Get Rich Doing It. Turning your passion into a profitable business is easy, fast, and fun, says Harden, and you can become rich in just five easy steps. First, start by saying yes to financial freedom. Attitude is everything and as the Law of Attraction states, what you put out into the universe is often what you attract. If you imagine yourself financially secure and happy, you will be. Imagining a new life for yourself is the inspiration you need to go out and do the concrete things to turn your dreams into a reality. Conversationally written and filled with humorous drawings, helpful worksheets, and key tips, 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom also offers a 90-day action plan that includes blueprints for success that Harden himself used to build his wealth. His own journey included the purchase of numerous real-estate properties, opening a restaurant, starting a music company, and much more. Harden gives you "Life Assignments" that get you thinking and acting differently. Beware of what he calls the "crabs in a pot" mentality, where everyone is trying to pull everyone else down in order to struggle to the top. Instead, he advises, think positively. Stay away from the naysayers and feed your dream. Soon you will realize that your inner life is reflected in your outer life. Harden helps you to discover the real you, what you want, and how much money you want to be there for you now and in the future. He explains how the real difference between rich people and poor people is fear and an unwillingness to keep an open mind to new opportunities. Rich people are not afraid to take risks, and well-planned risks almost always pay off. Success, he reminds you, is your birthright and it's your job to claim it. Review your credit and your financial house. Clean up the clutter in your life, whether it is the wrong way of thinking or a messy desk. Discover what really makes you tick because when you love what you do it's never really work, and when passion is present the money will miraculously follow. Keep daily positive reminders taped where you can see them, or even have a vision board filled with photographs of where you want to be in life. Write your resignation letter to your boss, but don't send it yet. Just the act of writing it puts you in the right frame of mind for moving on to something much better. "You are what you think and will become what you dream," says Harden. You'll learn to be a PIG (passive income generator) Farmer, which requires little work but makes you tons of money. 5 Easy Steps to Financial Freedom shows you how go from rags to riches and is understandable and easy to read. This invaluable guide will change your life!


The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank

The Four Steps to the Epiphany
  • Title : The Four Steps to the Epiphany
  • Author : Steve Blank
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119690358
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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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 offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Rather than blindly execute a plan, The Four Steps helps uncover flaws in product and business plans and correct them before they become costly. Rapid iteration, customer feedback, testing your assumptions are all explained in this book. Packed with concrete examples of what to do, how to do it and when to do it, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing and your business for success. If your organization is starting a new venture, and you're thinking how to successfully organize sales, marketing and business development you need The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Essential reading for anyone starting something new. The Four Steps to the Epiphany was originally published by K&S Ranch Publishing Inc. and is now available from Wiley. The cover, design, and content are the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.


Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration by Lisa Bench Nieuwveld,Victoria Shannon Sahani

Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration
  • Title : Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration
  • Author : Lisa Bench Nieuwveld,Victoria Shannon Sahani
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • ISBN Code : 9041161120
  • Pages : 330
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since the first edition of this invaluable book in 2012, third-party funding has become more mainstream in international arbitration practice. However, since even the existence of a third-party funding agreement in a dispute is often kept secret, it can be difficult to glean the specifics of successful funding agreements. This welcome book, now updated, expertly reveals the nuances of third-party funding in international arbitration, examines the phenomenon in key jurisdictions, and provides a reliable resource for users and potential users that may wish to tap into and make use of this distinctive funding tool. Focusing on Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada, and South Africa, the authors analyze and assess the legal regime based upon legislation, judicial opinions, ethics opinions, and practitioner anecdotes describing the state of third-party funding in each jurisdiction. In addition to updating summaries of the law of the various jurisdictions, the second edition includes a new chapter addressing third-party funding in investor-state arbitration. Among the issues raised and examined are the following: · payment of adverse costs; · “Before-the-Event” (BTE) and “After-the-Event” (ATE) insurance; · attorney financing: pro bono representation, contingency representation, conditional fee arrangements; · loans; · ethical doctrines affecting the third-party funding industry; · possible future bundling, securitization, and trading of legal claims; · risk that the funder may put its own interests ahead of the client’s interests; and · whether the existence of a funding agreement must or should be disclosed to the decision maker. The second edition also includes discussion of recent institutional developments as they relate to third-party funding, including the work of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding and how third-party funding is being incorporated into arbitral rules and investment treaties. Ably providing a thorough understanding of what third-party funding entails and what legal parameters exist, this book will be of compelling interest to parties aiming to take advantage of the high values, speed, reduced evidentiary costs, outcome predictability, industry expertise, and high award enforceability characteristic of the third-party funding arrangements available in international arbitration.


Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice by Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter

Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Title : Improving School Leadership, Volume 1 Policy and Practice
  • Author : Pont Beatriz,Nusche Deborah,Moorman Hunter
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 926404471X
  • Pages : 196
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, this book identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future.


Venture Deals by Brad Feld,Jason Mendelson

Venture Deals
  • Title : Venture Deals
  • Author : Brad Feld,Jason Mendelson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118118642
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An engaging guide to excelling in today's venture capital arena Beginning in 2005, Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, managing directors at Foundry Group, wrote a long series of blog posts describing all the parts of a typical venture capital Term Sheet: a document which outlines key financial and other terms of a proposed investment. Since this time, they've seen the series used as the basis for a number of college courses, and have been thanked by thousands of people who have used the information to gain a better understanding of the venture capital field. Drawn from the past work Feld and Mendelson have written about in their blog and augmented with newer material, Venture Capital Financings puts this discipline in perspective and lays out the strategies that allow entrepreneurs to excel in their start-up companies. Page by page, this book discusses all facets of the venture capital fundraising process. Along the way, Feld and Mendelson touch on everything from how valuations are set to what externalities venture capitalists face that factor into entrepreneurs' businesses. Includes a breakdown analysis of the mechanics of a Term Sheet and the tactics needed to negotiate Details the different stages of the venture capital process, from starting a venture and seeing it through to the later stages Explores the entire venture capital ecosystem including those who invest in venture capitalist Contain standard documents that are used in these transactions Written by two highly regarded experts in the world of venture capital The venture capital arena is a complex and competitive place, but with this book as your guide, you'll discover what it takes to make your way through it.


Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center by Carson Zimmerman

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Title : Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Author : Carson Zimmerman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692243107
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.


OECD Insights From Crisis to Recovery The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession by Keeley Brian,Love Patrick

OECD Insights From Crisis to Recovery The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession
  • Title : OECD Insights From Crisis to Recovery The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession
  • Author : Keeley Brian,Love Patrick
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264077073
  • Pages : 146
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Crisis to Recovery traces the causes, course and consequences of the “Great Recession”. It explains how a global build up of liquidity, coupled with poor regulation, created a financial crisis that quickly began to make itself felt in the real economy.


Perpetuating the Family Business by J. Ward

Perpetuating the Family Business
  • Title : Perpetuating the Family Business
  • Author : J. Ward
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230505996
  • Pages : 178
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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John L. Ward is a leading world expert on the family business. In this book he brings together a vast amount of experience to show the, 'best practices' of the most successful and long-lasting families in business. He provides a framework of five insights and four principles in which to position his 50 lessons for family businesses. This is the most comprehensive book on sustaining the family business and contains international examples and cases and essential tools and checklists of best practice.


Portfolio Structuring and the Value of Forecasting by Jacques Lussier,Andrew Ang,Mark Carhart,Craig Bodenstab,Philip E. Tetlock,Warren Hatch,David Rapach

Portfolio Structuring and the Value of Forecasting
  • Title : Portfolio Structuring and the Value of Forecasting
  • Author : Jacques Lussier,Andrew Ang,Mark Carhart,Craig Bodenstab,Philip E. Tetlock,Warren Hatch,David Rapach
  • Publisher : CFA Institute Research Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 1944960090
  • Pages : 36
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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IFRS and XBRL by Kurt Ramin,Cornelis Reiman

IFRS and XBRL
  • Title : IFRS and XBRL
  • Author : Kurt Ramin,Cornelis Reiman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118387856
  • Pages : 752
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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International Financial Reporting Standards are increasingly adopted worldwide, and it is critical to understand their place within the global business environment as well as the most up-to-date methods of applying them. In IFRS and XBRL Kurt Ramin and Cornelis Reiman, world authorities on IFRS, have condensed the overwhelming flood of available material to present a comprehensive guide to the key components of IFRS, helping to explain why they are a priority for private enterprises and governments alike. The book: provides valuable commentary on key components of IFRS which are crucial to local, national and international business decision making demonstrates the importance of disclosure checklists offers illustrative financial statements arising from IFRS looks at recent developments in IFRS, in particular how the standards should be reflected in the narrative report, and what implications they have for sustainability reporting explores how business reporting can be improved, for example through the addition of non-financial reporting examines the key issue of emerging technology in reporting under IFRS, especially the use of XBRL and the obvious push for a new paradigm whereby object definitions, tracking and valuation offer considerable benefits to the people who produce and rely upon business reports To complete the picture, the authors examines other standards, and cover important issues such as US GAAP convergence with IFRS, and the important of International Valuation Standards, IFRS and XBRL is the complete guide to the background, current state, and future of International Financial Reporting Standards.


Ours to Hack and to Own by Trebor Scholz,Nathan Schneider

Ours to Hack and to Own
  • Title : Ours to Hack and to Own
  • Author : Trebor Scholz,Nathan Schneider
  • Publisher : OR Books
  • ISBN Code : 1682190633
  • Pages : 2522
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Real democracy and the Internet are not mutually exclusive. Here, for the first time in one volume, are some of the most cogent thinkers and doers on the subject of the cooptation of the Internet, and how we can resist and reverse the process. The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance. The on-demand economy is reversing the rights and protections workers fought for centuries to win. Ordinary Internet users, meanwhile, retain little control over their personal data. While promising to be the great equalizers, online platforms have often exacerbated social inequalities. Can the Internet be owned and governed differently? What if Uber drivers set up their own platform, or if a city’s residents controlled their own version of Airbnb? This book shows that another kind of Internet is possible—and that, in a new generation of online platforms, it is already taking shape. Included in this volume are contributions from Michel Bauwens, Yochai Benkler, Francesca Bria, Susie Cagle, Miriam Cherry, Ra Criscitiello, John Duda, Marina Gorbis, Karen Gregory, Seda Gürses, Steven Hill, Dmytri Kleiner, Vasilis Kostakis, Brendan Martin, Micky Metts, Kristy Milland, Mayo Fuster Morell, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Rachel O’Dwyer, Janelle Orsi, Michael Peck, Carmen Rojas, Douglas Rushkoff, Saskia Sassen, Juliet Schor, Palak Shah, Tom Slee, Danny Spitzberg, Arun Sundararajan, Astra Taylor, Cameron Tonkinwise, McKenzie Wark, and Caroline Woolard.


How to Get Started in Stocks by Paul Larson,Morningstar, Inc.

How to Get Started in Stocks
  • Title : How to Get Started in Stocks
  • Author : Paul Larson,Morningstar, Inc.
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • ISBN Code : 9780471719571
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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3 Easy Steps to Better Stock Investing Lessons explain key stock investing concepts clearly and simply to help you learn quickly. Quizzes reinforce and build on what you learn. Worksheets let you put what you learn into practice immediately to improve your own investing. Morningstar Investing Workbook Series helps you build skills progressively at your own pace. Look for these other titles in the Workbook Series: Stocks 2: How to Select Winning Stocks Stocks 3: How to Refine Your Stock Strategy Mutual Funds 1: Find the Right Mutual Funds Mutual Funds 2: Diversify Your Fund Portfolio Mutual Funds 3: Maximize Your Fund Returns Morningstar has been helping investors make better investing decisions for more than 20 years with independent information and analysis. Morningstar people are passionate about helping you invest successfully. Paul Larson is the editor of the Morningstar Investing Workbook Series: Stocks. He is also one of Morningstar's Equities Strategists and editor of Morningstar StockInvestor. As editor, Larson manages the publication's two market-beating portfolios: Tortoise for conservative and Hare for aggressive investors.


A Basic Guide to Exporting by N.A

A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Title : A Basic Guide to Exporting
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 254
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the Publisher: A Basic Guide to Exporting provides a complete overview of the basics of exporting.


How to Write a Book in a Week by Marie Stern,Esther Jacobs

How to Write a Book in a Week
  • Title : How to Write a Book in a Week
  • Author : Marie Stern,Esther Jacobs
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539954514
  • Pages : 94
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Is this the year you are finally going to share your message with the world? Don't let the idea of having to write a book hold you back. It's easier than you think, and you don't even have to actually write the book yourself... Never thought about writing a book? Maybe you should consider it! Publishing a book will give you expert status, help spread your message and increase sales of your other products and services. It may even kick-start or boost your public speaking career. Writing, publishing and promoting a book has never been easier. You can do it in a week. This guide will teach you: The best kept secrets to a quick start for writing, promotion and sales Smart writing process hacks Alternatives to writing the book yourself Self-publishing The keys to launching a successful book, superfast "I just published my book. What I haven't been able to achieve in the past three years I did in just 7 days!" Chris About the authors Esther Jacobs (The Netherlands, 1970) is an international (TEDx) speaker and author. Esther has given over 1000 keynotes and is (co)author of 21 books. Her workshops have helped over 400 entrepreneurs to write their book. The NO EXCUSES LADY helps leaders and entrepreneurs to transform their challenges into opportunities. Marie Stern (Germany, 1982) is an "Amazon Self-Publishing Ninja." She authored 7 bestselling Amazon books, even though she wasn't even good at writing in school. However, she spent many hours browsing and reading in bookstores, discovering the secret behind successful books. As a former data mining analyst, she knows how important research is and how to find structure in any process. Marie helped many non-writers have their book written and likes to share her best knowledge on how to self-publishing and sell books. Esther and Marie met at a conference, where they were giving a book writing workshop. They decided to write this book in just one day, using their own tested method. And now they're inviting you to try it, too!


Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump

Trump: The Art of the Deal
  • Title : Trump: The Art of the Deal
  • Author : Donald Trump
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473539900
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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______________________________ THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 'I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.' – Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action – how he runs his business and how he runs his life – as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks – really talks – about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. It's the most streetwise business book there is – and the ultimate read for anyone interested in making money and achieving success, and knowing the man behind the spotlight.


Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 by Hugh F. Kelly,Anita Kramer,Andrew Warren,Abhishek Jain,David Greensfelder,Melinda McLaughlin,John McManus,Paige Mueller

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019
  • Title : Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019
  • Author : Hugh F. Kelly,Anita Kramer,Andrew Warren,Abhishek Jain,David Greensfelder,Melinda McLaughlin,John McManus,Paige Mueller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780874204186
  • Pages : 104
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now in its 40th year, Emerging Trends in Real Estate is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast reports in the real estate industry. This updated edition provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends, real estate finance and capital markets, trends by property sector and metropolitan area, and other real estate issues around the globe. Comprehensive and invaluable, the book is based on interviews with leading industry experts and also covers what's happening in multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and hotel development.


Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Cover Letter Magic
  • Title : Cover Letter Magic
  • Author : Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark
  • Publisher : Jist Works
  • ISBN Code : 9781563709869
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Professional resume and cover letter writers reveal their inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get attention and land interviews. Features more than 150 sample cover letters written for all types of job seekers, including the Before-and-After transformations that can make boring letters fabulous.


Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016 An OECD Scoreboard by OECD

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016 An OECD Scoreboard
  • Title : Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016 An OECD Scoreboard
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264249486
  • Pages : 492
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries.