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Accounting for Value by Stephen H. PenmanAccounting for Value teaches investors and analysts how to handle accounting in evaluating equity investments. The book's novel approach shows that valuation and accounting are much the same: valuation is actually a matter of accounting for value. Laying aside many of the tools of modern finance—the cost-of-capital, the CAPM, and discounted cash flow analysis—Stephen Penman returns to the common-sense principles that have long guided fundamental investing: price is what you pay but value is what you get; the risk in investing is the risk of paying too much; anchor on what you know rather than speculation; and beware of paying too much for speculative growth. Penman puts these ideas in touch with the quantification supplied by accounting, producing practical tools for the intelligent investor. Accounting for value provides protection from paying too much for a stock and clues the investor in to the likely return from buying growth. Strikingly, the analysis finesses the need to calculate a'cost-of-capital,'which often frustrates the application of modern valuation techniques. Accounting for value recasts'value'versus'growth'investing and explains such curiosities as why earnings-to-price and book-to-price ratios predict stock returns. By the end of the book, Penman has the intelligent investor thinking like an intelligent accountant, better equipped to handle the bubbles and crashes of our time. For accounting regulators, Penman also prescribes a formula for intelligent accounting reform, engaging with such controversial issues as fair value accounting.
Publication Date: 2011-02-05
Achieving Success in Nonprofit Organizations by Timothy J. Kloppenborg; Laurence J. LaningThis book is an essential tool to help you grow with your nonprofit organization. Whether you are an executive director, manager, board member, pastor, or key volunteer, the details here will help you achieve so much more. The four overarching areas of what the authors term a “virtuous cycle in nonprofit organization success”—living the mission, making good decisions, getting things done, developing your team—emerged from literature searches, focus groups, and surveys to discover objectively what critical skills and knowledge are most useful to leaders of nonprofit organizations. Inside, experts contribute individual chapters in each of these four areas. This book can be used as a reference for specific skills and knowledge in any of these areas. It can also be used as a text since it covers 16 specific chapters within the four major sections and each chapter has a major case study, assessment questions, and summaries of key concepts.
Publication Date: 2014-02-15
Body by Science by Doug McGuff; John R. LittleIn Body By Science, bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.
Is swimming a good activity for hypertension? Does exercise prevent pericarditis? Is regular exercise advised for people who have had a myocardial infarction? Physical activity improves the quality of life and reduces major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, such as levels of cholesterol, overweight, and diabetes. Therefore, patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, such as arrhythmias, hypertension, or heart failure, should exercise regularly. Physicians have the responsibility to promote regular physical activity, suggesting to each patient the adequate exercise that is safe and designed specifically for his/her health status. This book provides suggestions and guidelines, and lists recommended exercises and sports that should be avoided.
Columbia Business School by Brian Thomas (Editor)Featuring interviews with topflight scholars discussing their work and that of their colleagues, this retrospective of the first hundred years of Columbia Business School recounts the role of the preeminent institution in transforming education, industry, and global society. From its early years as the birthplace of value investing to its seminal influence on Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, the school has been a profound incubator of ideas and talent, determining the direction of American business. In ten chapters, each representing a single subject of the school's research, senior faculty members recount the collaborative efforts and innovative approaches that led to revolutionary business methods in fields like finance, economics, and accounting. They describe the pioneering work that helped create new quantitative and stochastic tools to enhance corporate decision making, and they revisit the groundbreaking twentieth-century marketing and management paradigms that continue to affect the fundamentals of global business. The volume profiles several prominent centers and programs that have helped the school adapt to recent advancements in international business, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Columbia Business School has long offered its diverse students access to the best leaders and thinkers in the industry. This book not only reflects on these relationships but also imagines what might be accomplished in the next hundred years
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Computers in Business: K201 by Kelley School Kelley School of Business FacultyComputers in Business: K201 provides an introduction to the role of computers and other information technologies in business. It offers instruction in functional computer literacy, featuring an introduction to two of the most widely used database and spreadsheet packages: Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. Students learn, via hands-on examples, many of the powerful tools contained in these two packages with emphasis on how to analyze a variety of business problems. The goal is not to teach these packages in an abstract sense, but rather to show how they can be applied to real business problems to help make important decisions.
Publication Date: 2016-08-22
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare by Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk; Ellen Fineout-OverholtThis best-selling, user-friendly resource to evidence-based practice serves as a guide to implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare. "Real-life" examples assist the reader in actualizing important concepts and overcoming barriers in the implementation of evidence-based care.
Call Number: Stacks 610.73 M527e 2011
Publication Date: 2010-06-02
Future of Post-Human Accounting by Peter BaofuIs the invention of accounting so useful that, as Charlie Munger once said, “you have to know accounting. It's the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I've heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean”? (WOO 2013) This positive view on accounting can be contrasted with an opposing view by Paul Browne that “the recent [accounting] scandals have brought a new level of attention to the accounting profession as gatekeepers and custodians of social interest.” (DUM 2013) Contrary to these opposing views (and other ones as will be discussed in the book), accounting (in relation to addition and subtraction) are neither possible (or impossible) nor desirable (or undesirable) to the extent that the respective ideologues (on different sides) would like us to believe. Of course, this reexamination of different opposing views on accounting does not mean that the study of addition and subtraction is useless, or that those fields (related to accounting)—like bookkeeping, auditing, forensics, info management, finance, philosophy of accounting, accounting ethics, lean accounting, mental accounting, environmental audit, creative accounting, carbon accounting, social accounting, and so on—are unimportant. (WK 2013) In fact, neither of these extreme views is plausible. Rather, this book offers an alternative (better) way to understand the future of accounting in regard to the dialectic relationship between addition and subtraction—while learning from different approaches in the literature but without favoring any one of them (nor integrating them, since they are not necessarily compatible with each other). More specifically, this book offers a new theory (that is, the double-sided theory of accounting) to go beyond the existing approaches in a novel way and is organized in four chapters. This seminal project will fundamentally change the way that we think about accounting in relation to addition and subtraction from the combined perspectives of the mind, nature, society, and culture, with enormous implications for the human future and what I originally called its “post-human” fate.
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Investment Decisions in Small Business by Martin B. SolomanHow to choose the investment that will give the best return is a problem faced by all businessmen. Yet for the small businessman in particular, the literature on capital budgeting intended to help him in his investment decisions seems not to apply to his actual situation. Here in this study, theory and practice are brought together within the context of small business. Author Martin B. Solomon Jr. compares two theoretically sound formulas -- present value and the discounted rate of return -- with simpler methods of calculating the returns on investments. The superiority of the refined methods, he points out, is practically nullified under the usual conditions of uncertainty. The primary need of the small businessman, Solomon concludes, is not for better methods of ranking alternatives but for the reservation of a portion of his time for seeking a variety of investment opportunities through the greater exercise of imagination and creativity.
Publication Date: 2015-01-13
Leading Edge Marketing by Veronica A. WilliamsThis book is a comprehensive blueprint of the Five Ps of Marketing (www.The5Ps.com): Product, Packaging, Price, Promo, and Place. Using the Five Ps presents you with key strategies and principles to deliver “must-have” solutions for your current and future business needs. Inside are several strategies for anyone who wants to learn how to identify, create, and deliver a hi-tech product or service that will be purchased by a critical mass of people. It presents the techniques and end-to-end process to produce a profit from products and services. The essence of this book is that it takes old principles, updates them to the current environment, adapts them to technology, and, most importantly, explains how they can be put to work to deliver respectable market share and strong profits…with integrity. It is a comprehensive guide to deliver a winning solution—from concept to profit.
Publication Date: 2014-03-15
The relentless pursuit of success by Yu MinghongCaptures the essence of Yu Minghong's personal philosophy towards life and business. Illustrates the lessons he has learned in life and how he has applied them to his corporate success in modern China.
Publication Date: 2007
Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis by Melvin DelgadoA number of economic, cultural, and contextual factors are driving urban America's obesity crisis, which can create chronic health conditions for those least able to manage them. Considering urban obesity through a social justice lens, this book is the first to help social workers and others develop targeted interventions for effective outcomes. The text dissects the problem of urban obesity in populations of color from individual, family, group, community, and policy perspectives. Beginning with a historical survey of urban obesity in communities of color, anti-obesity policies and programs, and the role of social work in addressing this threat, the volume follows with an analysis of the social, ecological, environmental, and spatial aggravators of urban obesity, such as the food industry's advertising strategies, which promote unhealthy choices; the failure of local markets to provide good food options; the lack of safe exercise spaces; and the paucity of heath education. Melvin Delgado reviews recent national obesity statistics; explores the connection between food stamps and obesity; and reveals the financial and social consequences of the epidemic for society as a whole. He concludes with recommendations for effective health promotion programs, such as youth-focused interventions, community gardens, and community-based food initiatives, and a unique consideration of urban obesity in relation to acts of genocide and national defense.
Publication Date: 2013-04-16
Women in Business and Management by International Labor Officehis report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions. It highlights the business case for gender diversity and the obstacles women still face as well as ways to move ahead.