Financial Intelligence Revised Edition

Author: Karen Berman
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422144127
Size: 13,31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 235

Inc. magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers without expertise in finance. Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers—helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years—including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers—to help bring everyday work to a new level.

Financial Intelligence

Author: Berman
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422148149
Size: 16,32 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 728

Companies expect managers to use financial data to allocate resources and run their departments. But many managers can't read a balance sheet, wouldn't recognize a liquidity ratio, and don't know how to calculate return on investment. Worse, they don't have any idea where the numbers come from or how reliable they really are. In Financial Intelligence, Karen Berman and Joe Knight teach the basics of finance--but with a twist. Financial reporting, they argue, is as much art as science. Because nobody can quantify everything, accountants always rely on estimates, assumptions, and judgment calls. Savvy managers need to know how those sources of possible bias can affect the financials and that sometimes the numbers can be challenged. While providing the foundation for a deep understanding of the financial side of business, the book also arms managers with practical strategies for improving their companies' performance--strategies, such as "managing the balance sheet," that are well understood by financial professionals but rarely shared with their nonfinancial colleagues. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the financial knowledge and confidence for their everyday work. Karen Berman and Joe Knight are the owners of the Los Angeles-based Business Literacy Institute and have trained tens of thousands of managers at many leading organizations. Co-author John Case has written several popular books on management.

Harvard Business Review Leadership Strategy Boxed Set 5 Books

Author: Harvard Business Review
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633692337
Size: 12,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 372

The key concepts every manager and aspiring leader must know—from strategy and disruptive innovation to financial intelligence and change management—from bestselling Harvard Business Review authors. Build your professional library, and advance your career with these five timeless, ground-breaking business classics. Includes Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition; The Innovator’s Dilemma; Leading Change; Playing to Win; and Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition.

Real Financial Intelligence

Author: Jacob Gold
Editor: Sterling & Ross Publishers
ISBN: 0982758804
Size: 15,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 484

Since the economic crisis of 2008, our perspective on money has changed and only through proper financial education can someone rebuild and move forward. We all are working toward a point in time where we have financial independence and security for the future. To arrive at this magical place we must get back to basics. We need to retrain our minds to understand the basic rules, strategies and theories of money management. This book’s objective is to educate the reader on the basic building blocks of money, investing, retirement planning and estate preservation, with an eye to the catastrophe that just happened to most Americans' life savings. With the proper financial education, people will naturally acquire courage and hope for the future through their newfound 'real financial intelligence.'

Strategy For Executives 2019 Edition

Author: Sun Wu
Editor: Strategy for Executives LLC
ISBN: 1733795812
Size: 20,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 655

Strategy for Executives is the only business strategy book that you and your teams will ever need. This book presents a self-contained strategy framework that introduces the core concepts of business strategy and its associated tools from scratch so that you don’t need any previous knowledge or experience. It gradually takes you from the basics and fundamentals of strategy to a level of depth that even if you’re an experienced executive, you will still find relevant and useful. More specifically, Strategy for Executives will help you: - Learn the fundamental concepts of business strategy from scratch - Create a solid plan to protect your core business from erosion and commoditization - Maximize your organization’s valuation with our seven different paths to grow - Ensure the implementation of your strategy using our execution system - Understand capital allocation and how it can help you achieve your organization’s goals It also includes a complementary downloadable mindmap and other tools which you can access for free at This framework is based on extensive multi-year research led by Sun Wu, a seasoned Fortune 500 executive, where he and his team broke down the most popular strategy frameworks of the last 40 years, extracted their core ideas, and tied them all together into a single didactical and self-contained body of knowledge. The idea is to build your strategy knowledge from the ground up through a unified framework avoiding the confusion that comes from learning this complex but critical subject from different sources. It combines Sun Wu’s over 15 years of real-life experience, complemented by a thorough revision of more than 300 books and research papers, and over 500 hours of videos, interviews and formal training. The final result is a concise guide that will help you understand and build a winning strategy from the ground up, supported by numerous examples of modern organizations including General Electric, Amazon, Netflix, HBO, NextEra Energy, Kodak, Google, GoPro, McKinsey & Co., Rolls-Royce, Walmart, Uber, Align Technology, United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx, Sony, IBM, Dr Pepper Snapple, Square, and Procter & Gamble among others. Since every concept is explained from scratch, Strategy for Executives, currently in its 2019 edition, is the only strategy framework that you and your teams will ever need.

Military Intelligence Blunders And Cover Ups

Author: John Hughes-Wilson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147210384X
Size: 14,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 588

This book is a professional military-intelligence officer's and a controversial insider's view of some of the greatest intelligence blunders of recent history. It includes the serious developments in government misuse of intelligence in the recent war with Iraq. Colonel John Hughes-Wilson analyses not just the events that conspire to cause disaster, but why crucial intelligence is so often ignored, misunderstood or spun by politicians and seasoned generals alike. This book analyses: how Hitler's intelligence staff misled him in a bid to outfox their Nazi Party rivals; the bureaucratic bungling behind Pearl Harbor; how in-fighting within American intelligence ensured they were taken off guard by the Viet Cong's 1968 Tet Offensive; how over confidence, political interference and deception facilitated Egypt and Syria's 1973 surprise attack on Israel; why a handful of marines and a London taxicab were all Britain had to defend the Falklands; the mistaken intelligence that allowed Saddam Hussein to remain in power until the second Iraq War of 2003; the truth behind the US failure to run a terrorist warning system before the 9/11 WTC bombing; and how governments are increasingly pressurising intelligence agencies to 'spin' the party-political line.

Groundswell Expanded And Revised Edition

Author: Charlene Li
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422143414
Size: 16,89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 996

Corporate executives struggle to harness the power of social technologies. Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube are where customers discuss products and companies, write their own news, and find their own deals but how do you integrate these activities into your broader marketing efforts? It's an unstoppable groundswell that affects every industry -- yet it's still utterly foreign to most companies running things now. When consumers you've never met are rating your company's products in public forums with which you have no experience or influence, your company is vulnerable. In Groundswell, Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li explain how to turn this threat into an opportunity. In this updated and expanded edition of Groundswell, featuring an all new introduction and chapters on Twitter and social media integration, you'll learn to: · Evaluate new social technologies as they emerge · Determine how different groups of consumers are participating in social technology arenas · Apply a four-step process for formulating your future strategy · Build social technologies into your business Groundswell is required reading for executives seeking to protect and strengthen their company's public image.

Managing Yourself Revised Edition

Author: Elearn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113638099X
Size: 12,76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 268

Stuck for ideas, inspiration or just want to work differently? Management Extra brings all the best management thinking together in one package. The books are practical and well structured to provide an in depth treatment of these management topics. Titles in the series: * Business Environment * Change Management * Development for High Performance * Effective Communications * Financial Management * Information and Knowledge Management * Leadership and Management in Organisations * Leading Teams * Making Sense of Data and Information * Managing Markets and Customers * Managing for Results * Managing Health, Safety and Working Environment * Managing Legal and Ethical Principles * Managing Yourself * Positive Working Relationships * Project Management * Quality and Operations Management * Reaching Your Goals Through Innovation * Recruitment and Selection * Reputation Management The series fuses key theories and concepts with applied activities to help managers examine how they work in practice. The books are created with individuals in mind. They are designed to help you improve your management skills. Management Extra can also be used in conjunction with management programmes of study aligned to standards. Each of the books has case studies, self assessments and activities all underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the frameworks and techniques required to improve performance. Management Extra provides managers and trainers with a handbook for action and development. "You found it – what a find! A practical resource packed with all the relevant theory and suggested activities to support your professional development. An essential resource to have at your fingertips, jump in and enjoy." --Russell Jeans, Learning and Development Manager, ntl "All the essential concepts are here, presented in an easily digestible format with lots of up to date case studies and references – but, most importantly, with plenty of thought provoking activities and self-diagnostic exercises to make the learning personal and transferable." --Peter Manning, Head of Training & Development, News International Newspapers Ltd

Offshore Finance

Author: Hilton McCann
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139460617
Size: 18,43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 583

This book was first published in 2006. It is estimated that up to sixty percent of the world's money may be located offshore, where half of all financial transactions are said to take place; however, there is a perception that secrecy about offshore is encouraged to obfuscate tax evasion and money laundering. McCann provides a detailed analysis of the global offshore environment, outlining the extent of the information available and how that information might be used in assessing the quality of individual jurisdictions, as well as examining whether some of the perceptions about 'offshore' are valid. He analyses the ongoing work of the Financial Stability Forum, the Financial Action Task Force, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The book also offers some suggestions as to what the future might hold for offshore finance.

The Evolution Of Cooperation

Author: Robert Axelrod
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786734884
Size: 10,97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 791

A famed political scientist's classic argument for a more cooperative world We assume that, in a world ruled by natural selection, selfishness pays. So why cooperate? In The Evolution of Cooperation, political scientist Robert Axelrod seeks to answer this question. In 1980, he organized the famed Computer Prisoners Dilemma Tournament, which sought to find the optimal strategy for survival in a particular game. Over and over, the simplest strategy, a cooperative program called Tit for Tat, shut out the competition. In other words, cooperation, not unfettered competition, turns out to be our best chance for survival. A vital book for leaders and decision makers, The Evolution of Cooperation reveals how cooperative principles help us think better about everything from military strategy, to political elections, to family dynamics.