Finance for Managers

Author: Eduardo Martinez Abascal
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
ISBN: 9780077140076
Format: PDF
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This book explains everything a manager needs to know about finance and transforms seemingly complex financial information into data that makes sense. It shows the financial basics that a manager of any small, mediumor large company should know and will leave you confident enough to ask the right business questions and make the correct finance decisions. The first part (Operational Finance) deals with the basics of financial analysis or analysis of the Profit and Loss and balance sheet, so that they can be used to help make decisions. The second part (Structural Finance) covers investment and financing decisions, as well as how to finance the investments planned. The book finishes with a chapter on valuation of companies.

Open Veins of Latin America

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0853459916
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Return to the Dark Valley

Author: Santiago Gamboa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 160945426X
Format: PDF
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Gritty Central and South American lives from an underground Colombian literary voice. Santiago Gamboa is one of Colombia's most exciting young writers. In the manner of Roberto Bolaño, Gamboa infuses his kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan stories with a dose of inky dark noir that makes his novels intensely readable, his characters unforgettable, and his style influential. Manuela Beltrán, a woman haunted by a troubled childhood she tries to escape through books and poetry; Tertuliano, an Argentine preacher who claims to be the Pope's son, ready to resort to extreme methods to create a harmonious society; Ferdinand Palacios, a Colombian priest with a dark paramilitary past now confronted with his guilt; Rimbaud, the precocious, brilliant poet whose life was incessant exploration; and, Juana and the consul, central characters in Gamboa's Night Prayers, who are united in a relationship based equally on hurt and need. These characters animate Gamboa's richly imagined portrait of a hostile, turbulent world where liberation is found in perpetual movement and determined exploration.

Principles of Corporate Finance 11e

Author: Richard Brealey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9339205022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Distinctive Features: • Detailed coverage of ever-evolving topics such as Efficient Markets, Behavioral Finance, and Managing International Risks • Ready Reckoner for the fundamentals of Corporate Finance – Dedicated Chapter on What We Do Know and What We Do Not Know about Finance • Strong Pedagogy: which includes but not limited to close to 850 Questions and exercises, 350 plus Illustrations/Boxed-items/Figures/Tables, 32 chapter-opening vignettes, and 5 Appendixes along with a strong Excel treatment

Blue Ocean Strategy Expanded Edition

Author: W. Chan Kim
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1625274491
Format: PDF, Docs
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Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

The Wright Stuff

Author: Bob Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780795346927
Format: PDF
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Named president and CEO of NBC at the age of 43, he faced a two headed dragon: on one hand, distrust from the network people deeply skeptical of the suit from GE, their new corporate parent; and on the other, fiscal oversight demands from a cautious, conservative institution reluctant to invest heavily in a media business they didn t understand. For the next 20 years, he managed to navigate the fine line between the two and in the process completely reinvent and save the network. His name is Bob Wright. Under his leadership, a traditional network, struggling to survive a changing landscape, was transformed into a $45 billion cable and internet giant. Frequently flying under the GE corporate radar, Wright and his hand picked team spearheaded what amounts to a revolution in broadcast television: -Embracing, rather than resisting, cable -Launching alternative news channels CNBC and MSNBC, along with MSNBC.com, NBC s powerful springboard to the internet -Creating strategic partnerships with other media companies formerly considered competitors -A string of acquisitions that solidified NBC s leadership in multiple US and international markets, culminating in the lucrative merger into NBC Universal What does someone like that do when he retires? If he s Bob Wright, he starts all over again. At almost the exact same time as Bob s NBC reign was winding down, his grandson Christian was diagnosed with autism, a condition then poorly understood. Baffled by a lack of medical knowledge and community support, Bob and his wife Suzanne founded Autism Speaks, which in short order became the leading advocacy and research funding organization for this mysterious condition that so devastates families. They make a powerful team the compassionate, charismatic, indefatigable Suzanne who won t take no for an answer, and the analytic, efficient executive who poured all his business acumen into building an organization from scratch. As the two story lines unfold in The Wright Stuff, readers will gradually see that both endeavors revitalizing NBC and building Autism Speaks reflect the same key management tenets that apply to any organization facing disruptive change."

How Universities Promote Economic Growth

Author: Shahid Yusuf
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821367528
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the competitiveness of firms in an open and integrated world environment increasingly reliant on technological capability, universities are being asked to take on a growing role in stimulating economic growth. Beyond imparting education, they are now viewed as sources of industrially valuable technical skills, innovations, and entrepreneurship. Developed and developing countries alike have made it a priority to realize this potential of universities to spur growth, a strategy that calls for coordinated policy actions.

The Ten Day MBA 3rd Ed

Author: Steven A. Silbiger
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061793175
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now totally revised -- the 3rd edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, and real estate. This internationally acclaimed guide (more than 200,000 copies sold in the United States and around the world) distills the material of the most popular business-school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Silbiger's research comes straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today. You will learn how to: Read and understand financial statements Develop effective and comprehensive marketing plans Understand accounting rules and methods Manage your relationship with your boss Develop corporate strategies Understand the present value concept Use quantitative techniques to evaluate projects Value stock, bond, and option investments Understand the language of business law Master the most-used MBA jargon At the rate of one easy-to-understand chapter a day, this classic business book enables readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and acquire the confidence and experience needed to succeed in the competitive global business world of the twenty-first century.