Financial Statements is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more. Most introductory finance and accounting books either fail because they are written by accountants for accountants or the authors ´´dumb down´´ the concepts until they are virtually useless. Financial Statements deftly shows that all this accounting and financial reporting stuff is not rocket science and that anyone can understand it! Thomas R. Ittelson is a scientist, businessman, author, and teacher with many years of hands-on experience in business development and marketing for technical companies. As a consultant to entrepreneurs, Ittelson has written business plans and prepared financial projections that have helped raise more than $500 million in start-up equity capital. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Ensweiler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000428/bk_live_000428_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Project managers are no longer judged by the technical success of their projects alone. They´re also held accountable for their contributions to the company´s financial goals. Yet most project managers don´t have the business knowledge necessary to make project-based decisions that lead to bottom-line success. In this audiobook, Dennis Cohen and Robert Graham, both former university professors and experienced project management consultants, provide the skills that, until now, could be gained only through a graduate degree and years of hands-on experience. Cohen and Graham walk project managers through basic business concepts such as value creation, accounting and finance, strategy, and marketing. They connect these concepts to the decisions project managers face every day. And they make it easy to apply the resulting solutions on the job through a unique business systems calculator. Listeners can use the online calculator in conjunction with the book to understand how different project variables affect business outcomes, to determine the overall impact of proposed project changes, and to evaluate the economic results of many decisions they make. Cohen and Graham´s principles apply equally to projects in business, nonprofit, and government organizations. And each one is illustrated through case studies drawn from a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, the technology sector, even the winemaking business. Whether the mandate is to get new products to market, improve the infrastructure, or better serve customers and clients, this audiobook teaches project managers how to make day-to-day decisions from an upper-management perspective. And it provides a blueprint for planning and pitching potential projects that demonstrates a higher level of business savvy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002265/bk_gdan_002265_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From best-selling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled ´´On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”. It went viral. After a million online views in 17 different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are millions of people - HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers - whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Ragland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008728/bk_sans_008728_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You may have heard of The Secret and ´´the law of attraction´´. What this audiobook is all about, is applying the law of attraction and manifesting what you want, through placing orders with the universe through vision boards. The audio outlines in detail how to create a board, what works, and (very importantly) what to do if you don’t achieve the results that you want. There is a process to remove the blocks and to allow the energy to flow. Author Lisa Newton has been successfully placing orders for years - her only caveat is to be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it! Lisa is a serial entrepreneur and holds various directorships in various industries including telecoms, software, hair & beauty, as well as finance. She has won various awards in business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007 with Precious Online, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award and Best Accounting Franchisor in 2012 and 2013 in addition to which has been nominated and a finalist in numerous others. Lisa runs workshops on manifesting and vision boards. She supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, consultant and an avid net-worker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bglz/000001/bk_bglz_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the core of it all, isn’t it? What’s the point of working yourself into a frenzy week in, week out when the financials are spiraling out of control? In this very important module, we look at the ways in which business can gain control and undertake good financial management. If you want your business to grow profitably and reliably then this is a must-have module. Getting your finances in order is a mature and reasonable response to owning and operating a business. You never know - a small redirection of energies and goals may make all the difference. For many of our clients, the repetition of nonproductive tasks meant they were sabotaging their own success. A few well-learned and informative tips from this audiobook have helped them turn their businesses around. Good financial management is essential for the expansion of your business. Getting your finances in order means your business can work more efficiently and puts you in a better position when seeking funding for growth. Improving your financial situation. Getting your business back on financial track may involve a number of steps - but how do you know which are the right steps for your business? Do you need to seek professional advice? Do you need to introduce new financial systems? Does your staff need retraining in more efficient methods? Whatever the case, this module and the consultants at More Profit Less Time will assist you in deciding upon the best remediation methods that are applicable to your situation. You can make cash flow and budgeting work for you. Discover how in this module. Obtaining additional finance. Obtaining finance is often the next crucial step in business growth. An up-to-date business plan outlining new goals and objectives will ensure you are well prepared when seeking finance. There are various sources of finance options available, including savings, investors and government grants. To take f... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John L Millar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mplt/000006/bk_mplt_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why your business isn´t succeeding and what you can do about it. While business consultants are having you scour over profit and loss statements, the real truth is businesses don´t fail; people quit. The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything offers a realistic, sarcastic, and fiercely honest look at how business owners fail to commit. Business success is all about mindset, and author Suzanne Evans helps you uncover your goals and blast away the obstacles that are standing in your way. She offers ways to make more money, more quickly and eliminate everything that doesn´t work. Offers specific daily practices to make more money even when every odd is stacked against you Delivers the road map to abandon a job you hate and follow your professional dreams. Author Suzanne Evans went from a secretary to seven figure success, and her story has helped her to mentor thousands to change their lives, businesses, and finances forever. Take complete control over your life, build wealth faster, and create a business that not only makes money but also makes a difference. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019565/bk_adbl_019565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The global economy is entering an era of protracted stagnation, similar to what Japan has experienced for over a decade. That is the message of this brilliant and controversial summary of our current economic predicament from an internationally respected consultant and commentator on financial markets, who predicted the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. The author challenges the assumption that growth can be perpetual and questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed. He is particularly critical of the ´easy money´ approach to dealing with the great recession of 2008, citing the dangers of excessive debt and deep-seated fundamental imbalances. The fallout of these poor policies, he argues, will affect not only the business sector, but also the lifestyles and prosperity of average citizens and future generations. The author concludes with a thought experiment illustrating the large-scale changes that will be necessary to restore economic, financial, and social sustainability. This experiment has already been tried in Iceland, which went bankrupt in the wake of the 2008 crisis, and now, after a painful adjustment, is on the road to recovery. Told for the lay listener and peppered with witty anecdotes, this audiobook clearly explains the missteps that created the current dilemma, why a recovery has proved elusive, and the difficult remedies that must eventually be applied to ensure a stable future. Satyajit Das is an internationally respected expert in finance, with over 30 years´ experience. He worked for the ´sell side´ (banks such as Citicorp Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch), the ´buy side´ (Treasurer of the TNT Group) and acted as a consultant advising banks, investors, corporations and central banks throughout the world. He has been within touching distance of many of the pivotal events in finance during his long career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satyajit Das. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027869/bk_adbl_027869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Business Godfather Treatment provides practical strategies business owners can implement right away to start increasing their business wealth. The Business Godfather Treatment is for owners of companies with up to $20 million in revenue who are looking to get more out of their businesses and build real wealth. The best investment a business owner can make is in his own business. The Business Godfather Treatment provides entertaining and thought-provoking insights into business ownership as a way of life and inspiration to create do-it-yourself wealth. This street-smart handbook shows business owners how to apply the business wealth-building strategies developed and used by the Business Godfather over the past three decades for his clients and his own businesses as a business attorney, business consultant, and business owner. Learn how to give yourself The Business Godfather Treatment. This book comes complete with exercises and Business Godfather commentary that provide you with the wisdom to enjoy your business more. Whether you are preparing your business for finance or sale or want to learn how to find and invest in the best business opportunities, The Business Godfather Treatment provides a clear road map for how you can get more out of your business and your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Koomey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054174/bk_acx0_054174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wrong:Why experts* keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them *Scientists, finance wizards, doctors, relationship gurus, celebrity CEOs, high-powered consultants, health officials and more David H. Freedman
Running any business is challenging. As you will learn from experiences recounted in Higher Power Business, it can only become easier if you open your office door all the way and let God in. The experiences and recommendations in the audiobook reveal that God surrounds us 360 degrees by 360 degrees spherically 365 days a year. By simply recognizing that God is already in our business, we can become more effective, efficient, and honest entrepreneurs and managers. God has the final say in everything we do and that includes what we do in business. In an informal and again conversational style, Lovato shares his experiences with clients over the last 35 years. Some clients followed his advice and went on to become quite successful. Others shunned his advice. Those clients soon saw untoward events unfold in front of them. Yet others, although late to follow Lovato’s advice, saw recovery and ultimate victory. Learn how you can use Mr. Lovato’s universal methods, practices, and techniques, so that you can run your enterprise like a Higher Power Business. George Lovato Jr. has authored four books prior to Higher Power Business. They are his groundbreaking, semibiographical business guide The Obstacle Course, multimedia books, The Best Damned Guide to Business Finance, How to Finance Your Business, and soon to be re-released, The Common Denominators of an Unprofitable Business. George Lovato’s career in corporate finance and business management began in 1979 when he managed general sales operations for an auto title service company owned by him and his father. In his early 20s, he started an auto rental electronic reservation system that grew to become one of the largest car rental operations in the US. In 1984, Lovato began efforts to take this enterprise public. Successful, soon after, Lovato founded B.H. Capital Ltd. which is comprised of corporate finance and management consultants, merchant ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Lovato Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116189/bk_acx0_116189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Il est finalement plus facile de vendre quand quelqu´un achète, aurait dit Gracchus Cassar. Cet aphorisme que le regretté Francis Blanche n´aurait pas démenti - lui qui voulait ´´penser le changement´´ plutôt que ´´changer le pansement´´ - place la performance commerciale dans sa juste perspective. Juste au sens de la justesse. Éric Vérin, qui a déroulé du câble sur le sujet dont il traite ici, situe chaque étape de la vente dans le contrepoint des étapes de l´achat. Votre acheteur est-il un allié ou un gladiateur, un bienveillant ou un manipulateur ? C´est en identifiant ce qui se joue de l´autre côté du miroir que se dessine une stratégie commerciale efficace et adaptée. Efficace parce qu´adaptée. Éric Vérin : efficace, adapté, utile. À propos de l´auteur : Éric Vérin : Après avoir occupé, des fonctions commerciales et marketing dans l´industrie informatique de 1978 à 1985, il prend la direction marketing E.M.E.A. (Europe, Moyen Orient et Afrique) d´un groupe américain, leader mondial de l´époque, dans les domaines de la formation et du conseil. Il apprend son nouveau métier de formateur/consultant aux USA et devient ´´Session Leader´´ et ´´Certified Instructor´´ de nombreux programmes pédagogiques en vente et management. En 1990, il crée sa première société de conseil et met en place des processus visant à optimiser l´efficacité commerciale et managériale de ses clients, il intervient pour de nombreuses entreprise en Europe. En 1995, il crée Cavok Conseil, cabinet spécialisé en conseil de direction, formation, animation de conventions et construction d´équipe qu´il dirige actuellement. Notez que l´audio ne remplit pas toutes nos exigences de qualité. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement. 1. French. Éric Vérin. http://samples.audible.de/bk/cinq/000034/bk_cinq_000034_sample.mp3.
Praise for Damodaran on Valuation SECOND EDITION ´´Aswath Damodaran is simply the best valuation teacher around. If you are interested in the theory or practice of valuation, you should have Damodaran on Valuation on your bookshelf. You can bet that I do.´´ -Michael J. Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist, Legg Mason Capital Management and author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places ´´Damodaran on Valuation is a marvel. The combination of expositional simplicity and conceptual rigor in this book is a rarity in the field of finance; rarer still is the clarity of ideas that simultaneously informs and delights. I do not believe that one can claim to be a serious practitioner-or, for that matter, teacher-of business valuation without mastering the ideas presented in this definitive piece of work.´´ -Professor Anant K. Sundaram, Faculty Director of Executive Education, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College ´´Professor Damodaran does an excellent job of incorporating public and private company valuation issues in one volume. It´s full of ´how tos´ in dealing with difficult technical issues not usually addressed in text books, making it a great discussion tool and resource for both the student and the valuation professional. This is a great addition to any valuation library or training program.´´ -Scott A. Nammacher, CFA, ASA, Managing Director, Empire Valuation Consultants, LLC In today´s no-room-for-error business environment, the ability to accurately value a company´s assets-both tangible and intangible-is essential for a wide variety of professionals, whether they are inside or outside that company. Damodaran on Valuation looks at valuation from the viewpoint of both the internal corporate strategist and the external portfolio manager, addressing issues related to models and techniques for valuing a business and, just as important, explaining their application in either the operation or acquisition of that business. Damodaran on Valuation explores all aspects of valuation, from the fundamentals of estimating cash flows and discount rates to the principles underlying the use of multiples. In addition, the book addresses what are often left as loose ends in valuation-the value of control and synergy; how best to deal with cash, non-operating assets, and employee stock options when valuing a company; and the consequences of illiquidity, distress, and lack of transparency for asset value. Whether you are a manager looking to maximize a company´s value or an investor looking to beat the market, Damodaran on Valuation will give you the detailed, logical, and sensible answers you need to arrive at an accurate valuation.