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Grandeur et misère de nos choix économiques / Gérard BélangerHB 71 B642 2018eb
Genre, féminismes et développement : une trilogie en construction / sous la direction de Charmain Levy et Andrea MartinezHQ 1240.5 S585G46 2019eb
Misant sur la capacité d'agir et le pouvoir de transformation sociale des femmes des Suds, ce livre examine les enjeux du genre et du développement. Ce manuel féministe, clair et facile à consulter, est spécifiquement conçu pour les cours de premier cycle universitaire sur les femmes, le genre et le développement international. Organisé en sept sections, il offre un panorama aussi vaste que possible des préoccupations féministes reliées au genre et au développement, alimentant ainsi les réflexions et les études de cas dans le domaine.
Issu du colloque « État des lieux sur les perspectives féministes en développement international » du Congrès international des recherches féministes dans la francophonie (CIRFF), l'ouvrage propose des contributions de professeures-chercheuses et de militantes européennes, canadiennes et des Suds dédiées à l'avancement des connaissances féministes, à leur diffusion plus large et à leur vulgarisation.
Ce livre est publié en français.
Banking on the potential for action and the power to enact social change of women of the Global South, this book takes an in-depth look at the theoretical and practical challenges related to gender and development. This feminist teaching tool, clearly written and easy to consult, is specifically designed for undergraduate courses in gender, feminism and international development. Organized into seven sections, it offers readers the most comprehensive panorama of feminist insights on gender and development, informing current debates and case studies in the field.
This book stems from the International Congress of Feminist Research in the Francophonie (CIRFF) symposium, "État des lieux sur les perspectives féministes en développement international." It includes contributions by European, Global South and Canadian researcher/professors and activists dedicated to enriching knowledge of feminism and disseminating it more widely by popularizing the subject.
This book is published in French.
La délinquance : théories, causes et facteurs / Marc OuimetHV 9071O932018 O93 2018eb
Financiarisation et élite économique au Québec Audrey Laurin-LamotheHC 117 Q3L24 2019eb
Dix concepts pour penser le nouveau monde du travail sous la direction de Daniel Mercure et Mircea VulturHD 6955D6192018 P63 2019eb
Jeu vidéo et adolescence sous la direciton de Vincent Berry et Leticia AndlauerHQ 784V53J582019 B5 2019eb
The happiness policy handbook : how to make happiness and well-being the purpose of your government / Laura Musikanski, Rhonda Phillips, Jean CrowderHN 25 M87 2019
Build a better society through happiness policy
Thomas Jefferson said that "the purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness." Yet only now, 270 years later, is the happiness of citizens starting to be taken seriously as the purpose of government.
While happiness science is advancing rapidly, and governments and organizations are creating indices for measuring happiness, there is little practical information on how to create policy to advance happiness.
Drawing from a deep well of expertise and experience, The Happiness Policy Handbook is the first step-by-step guide for integrating happiness into government policy at all levels. Coverage includes:A concise background on happiness science, indices and indicators, and happiness in public policy Tools for formulating happiness policy and integrating happiness into administrative functions A concept menu of happiness policies Communicating happiness policy objectives to media and engaging with the community A happiness policy screening tool for evaluating the happiness contribution of any policy Policy perspectives from seasoned experts across sectors.
The Happiness Policy Handbook is the essential resource for policymakers and professionals working to integrate happiness and well-being into governmental processes and institutions.
Every boy I ever kissed : a memoir / Nellwyn LampertHQ 29 L36 2019eb
A bold step toward a new cultural narrative around sex Sex was supposed to be easy. It was supposed to be fun, liberating, and empowering for a girl who'd been brought up thinking the battle for sexual equality had been won. But for Nellwyn Lampert, losing her virginity would turn out to be anything but simple. Whether she was being confronted with porn-induced erectile dysfunction or other crises of masculinity, nothing went according to plan in the bedroom. Instead, Nellwyn had to learn to navigate the realities of sexual liberation, female empowerment, and masculinity all on her own.In this coming-of-age memoir, Nellwyn looks back on her experiences with humour and insight to explore what true liberation and empowerment may look like for today's young women. Her many unexpected adventures will prompt reflection on a bigger question: What does it mean when our experiences fail to live up to who we think we should be as liberated, postmodern women?
Ecological footprint : managing our biocapacity budget / Mathis Wackernagel, Bert Beyers, Global Footprint NetworkHC 79 E5W3313 2019
The only metric that tracks how much nature we have - and how much nature we use
Our economy is running a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme with the planet. We use future resources to run the present, using more than Earth can replenish. Like any such scheme, this works for a limited time, followed by a crash.
Avoiding ecological bankruptcy requires rigorous resource accounting -- a challenging task, but doable with the right tools.
Ecological Footprint accounting, first introduced in the 1990s and continuously developed, continues to be the only metric that compares overall human demand on nature with what our planet can renew -- its biocapacity -- and distils this into one number: how many Earths we use.
Ecological Footprint provides a complete introduction, covering:Footprint and biocapacity accounting Data and key findings for nations Worldwide examples including businesses, cities, and countries Strategies for creating regenerative economies
Whether you're a student, business leader, future-oriented city planner, economist, or have an abiding interest in humanity's future, Footprint and biocapacity are key parameters to be reckoned with and Ecological Footprint is your essential guide.
The millennial mosaic : how pluralism and choice are shaping Canadian youth and the future of Canada / Reginald W. Bibby, Joel Thiessen, Monetta BaileyHQ 799.8 C3B53 2019
The bottom line: Millennials are looking good
There's a lot of consternation about the Millennial generation -- Canada's youngest adults born since the mid-1980s and now reaching their thirties. But the speculation has not been accompanied by sound and comprehensive information -- until now.
Highly respected sociologist and veteran trend-tracker Reginald W. Bibby teams up with two Gen X colleagues, Joel Thiessen and Monetta Bailey, to provide an up-to-date reading on how Millennials see the world -- their values, joys, and concerns; their views of family, sexuality, spirituality, and other Canadians; and their hopes and expectations as they look to the future.
What's more, the authors compare Millennials with Gen Xers, Boomers, and Pre-Boomers. Their conclusion? Canada's much-criticized Millennials may well be a solid upgrade on previous generations -- speaking well for the country's future.
I'm right and you're an idiot : the toxic state of public discourse and how to clean it up / James HogganHM 1166 H64 2019
Become a more effective and powerful communicator in today's highly polarized and polluted public square
The most pressing problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a toxic smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda, and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to change and thwarting our ability to solve our collective problems.
In this second edition of I'm Right and You're an Idiot, James Hoggan grapples with this critical issue, through interviews with outstanding thinkers and drawing on wisdom from highly regarded public figures. Featuring a new, radically revised prologue, afterword, and a new chapter addressing the changes in the public discourse since the 2016 United States election, his comprehensive analysis explores:How political will is manipulated How tribalism shuts down open-minded thinking, undermines trust, and helps misinformation thrive Why facts alone fail and how language is manipulated and dissent silenced The importance of dialogue, empathy, and pluralistic narrative reframing arguments to create compelling narratives and spur action.
Our species' greatest survival strategy has always been foresight and the ability to leverage intelligence to overcome adversity. For too long now this capacity has been threatened by the sorry state of public discourse. Focusing on proven techniques to foster more powerful and effective communication, I'm Right and You're an Idiot will appeal to readers looking for deep insights and practical advice in these troubling times.
The 100X leader : how to become someone worth following / Jeremie Kubicek & Steve CockramHD57.7
Become the leader others want to follow
Forget everything you know about motivating others and building a harmonious workplace. If you want to get the best out of people, you must be willing to fight. But, that doesn't mean you become a dominator, nor does coddling others work.
The best leader you've ever had in your life was a liberator--someone willing to fight for your highest good, even at a personal cost. Inside, global leadership experts Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram explain what made that leader so unique, how to become that person yourself, and how to share the same gift with others.Be one of the few that people actually want to follow Learn the lost art of leadership--the intentional calibration of support and challenge for everyone you lead, your team and your family Become a multiplication master as you learn to bring the best out of people for their highest good and that of the whole team Overhaul entire cultures by focusing on the transformation and empowerment of sub-culture leaders The 100x Leader will help you become--and build--leaders worth following.
Bank 4.0 : banking everywhere, never at a bank / Brett KingHG1616.C87
The future of banking is already here -- are you ready?
Bank 4.0 explores the radical transformation already taking place in banking, and follows it to its logical conclusion. What will banking look like in 30 years? 50 years? The world's best banks have been forced to adapt to changing consumer behaviors; regulators are rethinking friction, licensing and regulation; Fintech start-ups and tech giants are redefining how banking fits in the daily life of consumers. To survive, banks are having to develop new capabilities, new jobs and new skills. The future of banking is not just about new thinking around value stores, payment and credit utility -- it's embedded in voice-based smart assistants like Alexa and Siri and soon smart glasses which will guide you on daily spending and money decisions. The coming Bank 4.0 era is one where either your bank is embedded in your world via tech, or it no longer exists.
In this final volume in Brett King's BANK series, we explore the future of banks amidst the evolution of technology and discover a revolution already at work. From re-engineered banking systems, to selfie-pay and self-driving cars, Bank 4.0 proves that we're not on Wall Street anymore. Bank 4.0 will help you:Understand the historical precedents that flag a fundamental rethinking in banking Discover low-friction, technology experiences that undermine the products we sell today Think through the evolution of identity, value and assets as cash and cards become obsolete Learn how Fintech and tech "disruptors" are using behaviour, psychology and technology to reshape the economics of banking Examine the ways in which blockchain, A.I., augmented reality and other leading-edge tech are the real building blocks of the future of banking systems
If you look at individual technologies or startups disrupting the space, you might miss the biggest signposts to the future and you might also miss that most of we've learned about banking the last 700 years just isn't useful.
When the biggest bank in the world isn't any of the names you'd expect, when branch networks are a burden not an asset, and when advice is the domain of Artificial Intelligence, we may very well have to start from scratch. Bank 4.0 takes you to a world where banking will be instant, smart and ubiquitous, and where you'll have to adapt faster than ever before just to survive. Welcome to the future.
Forecasting with the Theta method : theory and applications / Kostas I. Nikolopoulos, Dimitrios D. ThomakosHD30.27
The first book to be published on the Theta method, outlining under what conditions the method outperforms other forecasting methods
This book is the first to detail the Theta method of forecasting - one of the most difficult-to-beat forecasting benchmarks, which topped the biggest forecasting competition in the world in 2000: the M3 competition. Written by two of the leading experts in the forecasting field, it illuminates the exact replication of the method and under what conditions the method outperforms other forecasting methods. Recent developments such as multivariate models are also included, as are a series of practical applications in finance, economics, and healthcare. The book also offers practical tools in MS Excel and guidance, as well as provisional access, for the use of R source code and respective packages.
Forecasting with the Theta Method: Theory and Applications includes three main parts. The first part, titled Theory, Methods, Models & Applications details the new theory about the method. The second part, Applications & Performance in Forecasting Competitions, describes empirical results and simulations on the method. The last part roadmaps future research and also include contributions from another leading scholar of the method - Dr. Fotios Petropoulos.First ever book to be published on the Theta Method Explores new theory and exact conditions under which methods would outperform most forecasting benchmarks Clearly written with practical applications Employs R - open source code with all included implementations
Forecasting with the Theta Method: Theory and Applications is a valuable tool for both academics and practitioners involved in forecasting and respective software development.
GARCH models : structure, statistical inference and financial applications / Christian Francq, Jean-Michel ZakoianHG106
Provides a comprehensive and updated study of GARCH models and their applications in finance, covering new developments in the discipline
This book provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to understanding GARCH time series models and their applications whilst presenting the most advanced results concerning the theory and practical aspects of GARCH. The probability structure of standard GARCH models is studied in detail as well as statistical inference such as identification, estimation, and tests. The book also provides new coverage of several extensions such as multivariate models, looks at financial applications, and explores the very validation of the models used.
GARCH Models: Structure, Statistical Inference and Financial Applications, 2nd Edition features a new chapter on Parameter-Driven Volatility Models, which covers Stochastic Volatility Models and Markov Switching Volatility Models. A second new chapter titled Alternative Models for the Conditional Variance contains a section on Stochastic Recurrence Equations and additional material on EGARCH, Log-GARCH, GAS, MIDAS, and intraday volatility models, among others. The book is also updated with a more complete discussion of multivariate GARCH; a new section on Cholesky GARCH; a larger emphasis on the inference of multivariate GARCH models; a new set of corrected problems available onli≠ and an up-to-date list of references.Features up-to-date coverage of the current research in the probability, statistics, and econometric theory of GARCH models Covers significant developments in the field, especially in multivariate models Contains completely renewed chapters with new topics and results Handles both theoretical and applied aspects Applies to researchers in different fields (time series, econometrics, finance) Includes numerous illustrations and applications to real financial series Presents a large collection of exercises with corrections Supplemented by a supporting website featuring R codes, Fortran programs, data sets and Problems with corrections
GARCH Models, 2nd Edition is an authoritative, state-of-the-art reference that is ideal for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in business and finance seeking to broaden their skills of understanding of econometric time series models.
Mapping the risks and risk management practices in Islamic banking / Wael Kamal Eid, Mehmet AsutayHG3368.A6
Deep, insightful analysis of controversial risk managementissues in Islamic banking
Mapping the Risks And Risk Management Practices In IslamicBanking is a comprehensive analysis of the current state ofrisk management practices within the Islamic banking industry, withrecommendations for policy makers, bankers, and industrystakeholders. Going beyond the academic, this book presents theopinions and perceptions of industry financiers and bankers,alongside primary information and data collected by Islamic financeprofessionals to deconstruct and analyze the sector's current riskmanagement practices. You'll get up to date on the latest attitudesand trends, and delve into the current issues surrounding riskmanagement in Islamic banks. With a focus on practicalapplications, this authoritative guide discusses the unique risksfacing Islamic banks, from the perspective of a wide range ofpractitioners.
Risk management is one of the biggest, most controversial issuesin Islamic finance, yet it remains under-researched. Manyuncertainties exist for which the answers are still unclear, yetwill play a large role in shaping the industry's future. This bookdigs deep into current ideas and practices to discover what's beingdone, what needs to be done, and what needs to stop happening tokeep the future of Islamic finance strong.Explore both Islamic and traditional attitudes toward risk Examine current Islamic risk management practices Understand the latest industry issues and trends Consider the diverse range of risks unique to the Islamicbanking sector
Effective risk management in Islamic banking deserves priorityattention. Unless the industry develops its own genuine riskmanagement architecture, it cannot achieve its full potential andthe viability needed for a more resilient financial system than thedebunked Wall Street model. Mapping the Risks and RiskManagement Practices in Islamic Banking provides a deep,authoritative analysis of where the industry is today and where itneeds to develop.
Portfolio management : theory and practice / Scott D. Stewart, Christopher D. Piros, Jeffrey C. HeislerHG4529.5
A career's worth of portfolio management knowledge in one thorough, efficient guide
Portfolio Management is an authoritative guide for those who wish to manage money professionally. This invaluable resource presents effective portfolio management practices supported by their underlying theory, providing the tools and instruction required to meet investor objectives and deliver superior performance. Highlighting a practitioner's view of portfolio management, this guide offers real-world perspective on investment processes, portfolio decision making, and the business of managing money for real clients. Real world examples and detailed test cases--supported by sophisticated Excel templates and true client situations--illustrate real investment scenarios and provide insight into the factors separating success from failure. The book is an ideal textbook for courses in advanced investments, portfolio management or applied capital markets finance. It is also a useful tool for practitioners who seek hands-on learning of advanced portfolio techniques.
Managing other people's money is a challenging and ever-evolving business. Investment professionals must keep pace with the current market environment to effectively manage their client's assets while students require a foundation built on the most relevant, up-to-date information and techniques. This invaluable resource allows readers to:Learn and apply advanced multi-period portfolio methods to all major asset classes. Design, test, and implement investment processes. Win and keep client mandates. Grasp the theoretical foundations of major investment tools
Teaching and learning aids include:Easy-to-use Excel templates with immediately accessible tools. Accessible PowerPoint slides, sample exam and quiz questions and sample syllabi Video lectures
Proliferation of mathematics in economics, growing sophistication of investors, and rising competition in the industry requires advanced training of investment professionals. Portfolio Management provides expert guidance to this increasingly complex field, covering the important advancements in theory and intricacies of practice.
There's no such thing as an IT project : a handbook for intentional business change / Bob Lewis & Dave KaiserHD69.P75
Learn how to stop pouring vast sums of money into technology projects that don't have a lasting impact by closing the communication gap between IT and leadership.
Too many businesses miss opportunity after opportunity to design, plan, and achieve intentional business change. Why? Because they charter projects focused on delivering software products: IT projects. But as this groundbreaking book points out, there's no such thing as an IT project--or at least there shouldn't be. It's always about intentional business change, or what's the point?
It's time to stop providing simplistic, one-dimensional, all-you-gotta-do panaceas. When the only constant in business is change, truly useful IT has to help you change instead of build solutions that are obsolete even before they are completed.
IT consultant Bob Lewis, author of the bestselling Bare Bones Project Management , has joined forces with seasoned CIO Dave Kaiser to give you the tools you need. It's a multidimensional, relentlessly practical guide. Condensed to handbook length and seasoned with Lewis's trademark sardonic humor, it's an enjoyable and digestible read as well.
Lewis and Kaiser take you step by step through the process of building a collaboration between IT and the rest of the business that really works. Insisting on intentional business change takes patience, communication, and courage, but it has a huge payoff. More to the point, insist on anything else and every penny you spend will be a wasted dime and a waste of time.
Scaling leadership : building organizational capability and capacity to create outcomes that matter most / Robert J. Anderson, William A. Adams ; foreword by Ed CatmullHD57.7
Transform Your Organization by Scaling Leadership
How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders--the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? Conversely, how do senior leaders describe the kind of leader that undercuts the organization's capacity and capability to create its future? This book, based on groundbreaking research, shows how senior leaders describe and develop leadership that works, that does not, that scales, and that limits scale.
Is your leadership built for scale as you advance in today's volatile, uncertain, dynamic, and disruptive business environment? This context puts a premium on a very particular kind of leadership-- High-Creative leadership capable of rapidly growing the organization while simultaneously transforming it into more agile, innovative, adaptive and engaging workplace. The research presented in this book suggests that senior leaders can describe the High-Creative leadership with surprising clarity. They also describe with equal precision the High-Reactive leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale. Which type of leader are you?
You scale your leadership by increasing the multiple on your leadership in three ways. First, by developing the strengths that differentiate the most effective leaders from the strengths deployed by the most Reactive and ineffective leaders. And second, by increasing your leadership ratio--the ratio of most the effective strengths to the most damaging liabilities. Third, by developing High-Creative leaders all around you.
Scaling Leadership provides a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization. Scalable leadership drives forward-momentum by multiplying high-achieving leaders at scale so that growth, productivity and innovation increase exponentially. Creative leaders multiply their strengths beyond technical competence by leading in deep relationship, with radical humanity, passion and integrity.
Drawing upon decades of solid research and experience enhancing individual capability and collective leadership effectiveness with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, the authors provide an innovative and efficient framework to help you:Take stock of your own personal balance of leadership strengths and weaknesses Scale your leadership in deep relationship and high integrity Proliferate high-achievers throughout your organization's leadership system Identify ineffective leadership and course-correct quickly Transform your organization by transforming leadership
Scaling Leadership is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit organizations, and more. This innovative resource provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to improve performance, align and execute strategies, and transform their business with scalable leadership capability.
Radical outcomes : how to create extraordinary teams that get tangible results / Juliana StancampianoHD66
Create simple, engaging, and effective outputs that actually get results
Billions of corporate dollars are spent every year on initiatives to help people succeed in their job, but much of it goes to waste. Across industries, people are scrambling to find what they need to grow and improve at work, and executives are left wondering why these initiatives aren't effective. Author Juliana Stancampiano has plumbed the depths of this massive disconnect with her team. With this book, she bridges the gap.
Radical Outcomes is a blueprint for a new way of working. Instead of taking old methods and retrofitting them for new technology, Stancampiano unveils a collaborative, fast, and effective way of working that avoids randomness and organizational drag. The book offers a new way of working--the future of the way people and teams will work together.Find out how to get tangible results through a structured process Cut through noise and information overload to give people what they really need Design the right output for the right outcome Improve and succeed no matter where you are in the organization
Find out how to create radical outcomes through high performing teams--and get started today.
Entrepreneur : building your business from start to success / Lars Tvede and Mads FaurholtHD62.5
Build a world class business with a clear blueprint to success
Entrepreneur: Building Your Business From Start to Success is your guidebook to achieving entrepreneurial success. Whether you're an existing business owner seeking to increase your reach, or a budding entrepreneur ready to take the next step, this book provides invaluable guidance from experts who have made it happen time and time again. A simple step-by-step process will help you translate your ideas into effective business plans, raise the capital needed to start and grow your business, build a winning team and leave the competition behind. Drawing upon their experience founding more than 30 companies, the authors share their entrepreneurial wisdom and reveal the real-world techniques that lead to success.
With a pragmatic and personal approach, the authors explore the personal characteristics that are vital to achievement; managing stress, withstanding heavy workloads and coping with potential health concerns are subjects often overlooked in the pursuit of business achievement. Addressing the link between business concerns and personal welfare, the authors offer suggestions on how to most effectively reconcile entrepreneurial drive with personal well-being.Build or revitalise a business with proven methods from two globally-recognized experts in the field Develop an effective business plan to maximise your probability of success Understand funding markets and raise capital necessary to start or grow your business Grow your business by beating the competition and dominating your market
Providing invaluable insight into real-world entrepreneurial methods that work , this book arms current and future business leaders with the skills, knowledge and motivation to create the organization of their dreams.
QuickBooks 2019 for dummies / by Stephen L. NelsonHF5679
The bestselling guide to QuickBooks--now in a new edition
QuickBooks 2019 For Dummies is here to make it easier than ever to familiarize yourself with the latest version of the software. It shows you step by step how to build the perfect budget, simplify tax return preparation, manage inventory, track job costs, generate income statements and financial reports, and every other accounting-related task that crosses your desk at work.
Written by CPA Stephen L. Nelson, this perennial bestseller shows you how to get the most out of the software that helps over six million small businesses manage their finances. Removing the need to hire expensive financial professionals, it empowers you to take your small business' finances into your own hands.Handle your financial and business management tasks more effectively Implement QuickBooks and get the most out of its features Create invoices and credit memos with ease Pay bills, prepare payroll, and record sales receipts
If you're a small business owner, manager, or employee who utilizes QuickBooks at work, this bestselling guide has answers for all of your business accounting needs.
Pervasive intelligence now : enabling game-changing outcomes in the age of exponential data / Anu JainHD38.7
This book looks at strategies to help companies become more intelligent, connected, and agile. It discusses how companies can define and measure high-impact outcomes and use effectively analytics technology to achieve them. It also looks at the technology needed to implement the analytics necessary to achieve high-impact outcomes--from both analytics tool and technical infrastructure perspective. Also discussed are ancillary, but critical, topics such as data security and governance that may not traditionally be a part of analytics discussions but are essential in helping companies maintain a secure environment for their analytics and access the quality data they need to gain critical insights and drive better decision-making.
Reading financial reports for dummies / by Lita EpsteinHG4028.B2
Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition (9781119543954) was previously published as Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition (9781118761939). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
Discover how to decipher financial reports
Especially relevant in today's world of corporate scandals and new accounting laws, the numbers in a financial report contain vitally important information about where a company has been and where it is going.
Packed with new and updated information, Reading Financial Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives you a quick but clear introduction to financial reports-and how to decipher the information in them.New information on the separate accounting and financial reporting standards for private/small businesses versus public/large businesses New content to match SEC and other governmental regulatory changes New information about how the analyst-corporate connection has actually changed the playing field The impact of corporate communications and new technologies New examples that reflect current trends Updated websites and resources
Reading Financial Reports For Dummies is for investors, traders, brokers, managers, and anyone else who is looking for a reliable, up-to-date guide to reading financial reports effectively.
Personal finance for dummies / by Eric TysonHG179
Take stock of your financial situation
From budgeting, saving, and reducing debt, to making timely investment choices and planning for the future, Personal Finance For Dummies provides fiscally conscious readers with the tools they need to take charge of their financial life.
This new edition includes coverage of an extensive new tax bill that took effect in 2018 and the impact on individuals, families, small businesses, and on real estate and investing decisions. Plus, it covers emerging investing interests like technology and global investing, cryptocurrencies, pot stocks, the lifestyle changes occurring with millennials, and more.Evaluate and manage your financial fitness Assess your credit report and improve your score Make smart investments in any economic environment Find out about international investing
The expert advice offered in Personal Finance For Dummies is for anyone looking to ensure that their finances are on the right track--and to identify the areas in which they can improve their financial strategies.
The conceptual foundations of investing : a short book of need-to-know essentials / Bradford Cornell, Shaun Cornell, Andrew CornellHG4521
The need-to-know essentials of investing
This book explains the conceptual foundations of investing to improve investor performance. There are a host of investment mistakes that can be avoided by such an understanding. One example involves the trade-off between risk and return. The trade-off seems to imply that if you bear more risk you will have higher long-run average returns. That conclusion is false. It is possible to bear a great deal of risk and get no benefit in terms of higher average return.
Understanding the conceptual foundations of finance makes it clear why this is so and, thereby, helps an investor avoid bearing uncompensated risks. Another choice every investor has to make is between active versus passive investing. Making that choice wisely requires understanding the conceptual foundations of investing.
* Instructs investors willing to take the time to learn all of the concepts in layman's terms
* Teaches concepts without overwhelming readers with math
* Helps you strengthen your portfolio
* Shows you the fundamental concepts of active investing
The Conceptual Foundations of Investing is ultimately for investors looking to understand the science behind successful investing.
Lean impact : how to innovate for radically greater social good / Ann Mei ChangHD60
Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact?
Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by the modern innovation practices, popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup, that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, Lean Impact turns our attention to a new goal - radically greater social good.
Social change is far more complicated than building a new app. It requires more listening, more care, and more stakeholders. To make a lasting difference, solutions must be embraced by beneficiaries, address root causes, and include an engine that can accelerate growth to reach the scale of the need. Lean Impact offers bold ideas to reach audacious goals through customer insight, rapid experimentation and iteration, and a relentless pursuit of impact.
Ann Mei Chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a tech executive in Silicon Valley to her most recent experience as the Chief Innovation Officer at USAID. She vividly illustrates the book with real stories from interviews with over 200 organizations across the US and around the world.
Whether you are a nonprofit, social enterprise, triple bottom line company, foundation, government agency, philanthropist, impact investor, or simply donate your time and money, Lean Impact is an essential guide to maximizing social impact and scale.
An introduction to econometric theory / James DavidsonHB139
A guide to economics, statistics and finance that explores the mathematical foundations underling econometric methods
An Introduction to Econometric Theory offers a text to help in the mastery of the mathematics that underlie econometric methods and includes a detailed study of matrix algebra and distribution theory. Designed to be an accessible resource, the text explains in clear language why things are being done, and how previous material informs a current argument. The style is deliberately informal with numbered theorems and lemmas avoided. However, very few technical results are quoted without some form of explanation, demonstration or proof.
The author -- a noted expert in the field -- covers a wealth of topics including: simple regression, basic matrix algebra, the general linear model, distribution theory, the normal distribution, properties of least squares, unbiasedness and efficiency, eigenvalues, statistical inference in regression, t and F tests, the partitioned regression, specification analysis, random regressor theory, introduction to asymptotics and maximum likelihood. Each of the chapters is supplied with a collection of exercises, some of which are straightforward and others more challenging. This important text:Presents a guide for teaching econometric methods to undergraduate and graduate students of economics, statistics or finance Offers proven classroom-tested material Contains sets of exercises that accompany each chapter Includes a companion website that hosts additional materials, solution manual and lecture slides
Written for undergraduates and graduate students of economics, statistics or finance, An Introduction to Econometric Theory is an essential beginner's guide to the underpinnings of econometrics.
Scale or fail : how to build your dream team, explode your growth, and let your business soar / Allison MaslanHD62.5
Scaling a business is not for the faint of heart. It's a mind-bending journey that causes millions of business owners around the globe to either throw in the towel--or avoid risk entirely and suffer from smallness and mediocrity.
Most of these businesses fail because they are ill prepared to face the real challenges involved in scaling. Either they don't have the bandwidth to keep up with the sales demand or production, miss out on major opportunities due to fear, or keep making the same mistakes over and over because systems and processes aren't in sync with the rate of growth.
To truly scale, you must upsize your strategic practices, implement new marketing strategies, find new ways to build your team, and expand your mindset to break through whatever is keeping you stuck at the same level. Then you must be willing to take the leap into the giant unknown - to make your impossible possible.
In Scale or Fail, author Allison Maslan--who has successfully scaled ten companies from scratch and has guided thousands of small businesses to do the same--shares her revolutionary SCALEit Method ® for successfully growing, replicating, and expanding your business. She also shares pivotal mindset strategies she's used to break the fear barrier as a trapeze artist so you can move past any obstacle, take strategic Big Picture risks, and fulfill your dreams of business expansion and skyrocketing profit.
Featuring a wealth of real-life success stories, visual tools, and exercises that are prescriptive and inspirational, Scale or Fail offers proven scaling strategies and a proactive approach to:Create your Big Picture Vision and build a plan to achieve it Produce an ever-flowing stream of cash flow with consistent profits Establish a powerhouse team that functions well without you Become a true leader and feel like you deserve your success Improve systems and processes that facilitate scaling Get past the mental and strategic pitfalls that cause revenue bottlenecks Scale or Fail is adaptable to any type of business--manufacturing, consumer goods, a brick and mortar, a digital service, a wholesaler, a consulting service, and everything in between. Whether you're six figures and scaling to seven. . . or in the seven figures and scaling to eight or even nine, Scale or Fail provides the roadmap to multiply your business growth--and empower you to soar in the air with the greatest of ease.
LinkedIn sales navigator for dummies / Perry van BeekHD69.S8
Make selling a social affair!
The ABCs of sales have changed. It's no longer: A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. The new way of selling is: A-Always, B-Be, C-Contributing to your buyer's journey. Social selling is an effective way to engage with your customer, and the world's most powerful social selling tool for any B2B sales professional is LinkedIn Sales Navigator. It allows you to gain access to more leads, more InMail, and data to track your efforts.
With the help of LinkedIn Sales Navigator For Dummies , you'll learn how to write effective InMail messages and engage with prospects on the world's most successful professional networking site. Along with utilizing those features, you'll also benefit from access to full profiles outside of your network, guidance on how to best optimize your own profile for sales opportunities, and much more.Use lead recommendations to get in front of the right buyer Analyze your social selling efforts with real-time data Reach more leads with customized InMail messages Save 30 - 60 minutes a day previously spent on acquisitions
If you're a B2B sales professional who is new to LinkedIn Sales Navigator, this is the one-stop resource you can't be without.
Excel 2019 bible / Michael Alexander, Dick Kusleika ; previously by John WalkenbachHF5548.4.M523
The complete guide to Excel 2019
Whether you are just starting out or an Excel novice, the Excel 2019 Bible is your comprehensive, go-to guide for all your Excel 2019 needs. Whether you use Excel at work or at home, you will be guided through the powerful new features and capabilities to take full advantage of what the updated version offers. Learn to incorporate templates, implement formulas, create pivot tables, analyze data, and much more.
Navigate this powerful tool for business, home management, technical work, and much more with the only resource you need, Excel 2019 Bible.Create functional spreadsheets that work Master formulas, formatting, pivot tables, and more Get acquainted with Excel 2019's new features and tools
Whether you need a walkthrough tutorial or an easy-to-navigate desk reference, the Excel 2019 Bible has you covered with complete coverage and clear expert guidance.
Office 365 / by Rosemarie Withee, Ken Withee, and Jennifer ReedHF5548.4.M525
Everything you need to get productive in the Cloud with Office 365
With 70 million users worldwide, Microsoft Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of Microsoft's next-generation communications and collaboration services. It offers many benefits including security, reliability, compatibility with other products, over-the-air updates in the cloud that don't require anything from the user, single sign on for access to everything right away, and so much more.
Office 365 For Dummies offers a basic overview of cloud computing and goes on to cover Microsoft cloud solutions and the Office 365 product in a language you can understand. This includes an introduction to each component which leads into topics around using each feature in each application.Get up to speed on instant messaging Use audio, video, and web conferencing Get seamless access to the Office suite with Office Web apps Access information anywhere, anytime
Office 365 is the key to office productivity -- and now you can put it to use for you!
Excel 2019 for dummies / by Greg Harvey, PhDHF5548.4.M523
The bestselling Excel book on the market -- now in a new edition covering the latest version of Excel!
Excel is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool of choice for people across the globe who utilize the Microsoft Office suite to make their work and personal lives easier. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Microsoft Office! If you're one of them, and want to get up to speed on the latest changes in Excel, you've come to the right place.
Excel 2019 For Dummies has been updated to reflect the major changes and features made to Excel and covers everything you need to know to perform any spreadsheet task at hand. It includes information on creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing webpage, pivot tables, pivot charts, formulas and functions, Excel data analysis, sending worksheets via e-mail, and so much more!Get to know the new Excel interface Become a pro at the spreadsheet and data analysis tool that's available as part of the Microsoft Office suite Find time-tested and trusted advice from bestselling author and expert Greg Harvey Use Excel to streamline your processes and make your work life easier than ever before
Written by a bestselling author and seasoned educator, Excel 2019 For Dummies makes it easier than ever to get everything out of this powerful data tool.
Excel data analysis for dummies / by Paul McFedriesHF5548.4.M523
Take Excel to the next level
Excel is the world's leading spreadsheet application. It's a key module in Microsoft Office--the number-one productivity suite--and it is the number-one business intelligence tool. An Excel dashboard report is a visual presentation of critical data and uses gauges, maps, charts, sliders, and other graphical elements to present complex data in an easy-to-understand format.
Excel Data Analysis For Dummies explains in depth how to use Excel as a tool for analyzing big data sets. In no time, you'll discover how to mine and analyze critical data in order to make more informed business decisions.Work with external databases, PivotTables, and Pivot Charts Use Excel for statistical and financial functions and data sharing Get familiar with Solver Use the Small Business Finance Manager
If you're familiar with Excel but lack a background in the technical aspects of data analysis, this user-friendly book makes it easy to start putting it to use for you.
Excel 2019 all-in-one for dummies / by Greg Harvey, PhDHF5548.4.M523
Make Excel work for you
Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies offers eight books in one!! It is completely updated to reflect the major changes Microsoft is making to Office with the 2019 release. From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editing worksheets, to sharing and reviewing worksheets, to editing macros with Visual Basic, it provides you with a broad scope of the most common Excel applications and functions--including formatting worksheets, setting up formulas, protecting worksheets, importing data, charting data, and performing statistical functions.Get familiar with Worksheet design Find out how to work with charts and graphics Use Excel for data management, analysis, modeling, and visualization Make sense of macros and VBA
The book covers importing data, building and editing worksheets, creating formulas, generating pivot tables, and performing financial functions, what-if scenarios, database functions, and Web queries. More advanced topics include worksheet sharing and auditing, performing error trapping, building and running macros, charting data, and using Excel in conjunction with Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) to analyze, model, and visualize vast quantities of data from a variety of local and online sources.
If you're a new or inexperienced user looking to spend more time on your projects than trying to figure out how to make Excel work for you, this all-encompassing book makes it easy!
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for dummies / by Renato BelluHF5548.4.M522
Accelerate your digital transformation and break down silos with Microsoft Dynamics 365
It's no secret that running a business involves several complex parts like managing staff, financials, marketing, and operations--just to name a few. That's where Microsoft Dynamics 365, the most profitable business management tool, comes in.
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 For Dummies , you'll learn the aspects of the program and each of its applications from Customer Service to Financial Management. With expert author Renato Bellu's clear instructions and helpful tips, you'll be managing to your fullest advantage before you know it. Let's get started!Digitally transform your business by connecting CRM and ERP Use data to make decisions across all business functions Integrate Dynamics 365 with Office 365 and LinkedIn Manage financials and operations
Are you running a dynamic business? This book shows you how!
LinkedIn profile optimization for dummies / Donna SerdulaHD69.S8
Optimize your LinkedIn profile'and get results
Your LinkedIn profile is essentially a platform to shape how others see you, highlight your abilities, products, or services, and explain how your work impacts lives. Yet many people simply copy and paste their resume and expect job offers and networking opportunities to start rolling in'but that isn't how it works. LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies shows you how to create a profile that enhances your personal brand, controls how others see you, and shapes a successful future for your career.
Whether your goal is job search, branding, reputation management, or sales, people are Googling you'and your LinkedIn profile is more often than not their first point of contact. With a focus on who you are, the value you deliver, and the culture you cultivate, the profile you'll create with the help of this guide will make that first connection a positive one'giving you a better chance to see results.Create a powerful LinkedIn profile Discover your personal keywords Showcase your experience and accomplishments Be seen on the world's largest professional social network
You never get a second chance to make a great first impression, and LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies helps to ensure you're presenting yourself in the best possible light.
Financial instrument pricing using C++ / Daniel J. DuffyHG4515.2
An integrated guide to C++ and computational finance
This complete guide to C++ and computational finance is a follow-up and major extension to Daniel J. Duffy's 2004 edition of Financial Instrument Pricing Using C++ . Both C++ and computational finance have evolved and changed dramatically in the last ten years and this book documents these improvements. Duffy focuses on these developments and the advantages for the quant developer by:Delving into a detailed account of the new C++11 standard and its applicability to computational finance. Using de-facto standard libraries, such as Boost and Eigen to improve developer productivity. Developing multiparadigm software using the object-oriented, generic, and functional programming styles. Designing flexible numerical algorithms: modern numerical methods and multiparadigm design patterns. Providing a detailed explanation of the Finite Difference Methods through six chapters, including new developments such as ADE, Method of Lines (MOL), and Uncertain Volatility Models. Developing applications, from financial model to algorithmic design and code, through a coherent approach. Generating interoperability with Excel add-ins, C#, and C++/CLI. Using random number generation in C++11 and Monte Carlo simulation.
Duffy adopted a spiral model approach while writing each chapter of Financial Instrument Pricing Using C++ 2e : analyse a little, design a little, and code a little. Each cycle ends with a working prototype in C++ and shows how a given algorithm or numerical method works. Additionally, each chapter contains non-trivial exercises and projects that discuss improvements and extensions to the material.
This book is for designers and application developers in computational finance, and assumes the reader has some fundamental experience of C++ and derivatives pricing.
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Real communication : how to be you and lead true / Gabrielle DolanHD30.3
Effective communication through authentic leadership
A rapidly evolving workplace and disruptive technologies have created a growing demand for transparency and authenticity in communication from business leaders. Yet many decision-makers find themselves far behind the curve when it comes to understanding and meeting the evolving expectations of employees and customers.
Real Communication: How to Be You and Lead True reveals how to guide and communicate in a way that is authentic and will help business leaders truly connect and engage with their teams, customers, and coworkers.
* Communicate more effectively
* Improve employee engagement
* Manage organisational changes
* Help teams cope with change
When employees trust their leaders, businesses thrive. In Real Communication you will find everything you need to implement new strategies, instill core values, and cultivate engagement.
Bold moves : how to stand up, step out and make your next move / Pippa HallasHD6072.6.A8
Have you ever wanted to be a bigger, braver version of yourself? Can you imagine how that would expand your perspective on your career, your relationships and your life? Now is the time to be bold!
In Bold Moves, Pippa Hallas, shares the inspiring story of her great aunt, Ella Baché, who fled war-torn Europe to start one of the world's best loved skin care companies. Through conversations with other remarkable Australian women including Lorna Jane Clarkson, Tracy Spicer and many more, Pippa shares the moments when these women stood up, spoke out and fearlessly redefined their futures.
As women and beauty trends have evolved over the decades, Ella Baché has kept pace while holding true to the core values of the company. Pippa opens up about the journey behind the brand, the disruptions, the innovations, the mistakes, and the risks that have made it what it is today. Featuring personal advice -- as well as her own journey as CEO and as the mother of two young boys -- this book will show you how to:embrace your personal story fortify your voice design the life you want to live love your own skin build your personal legacy.
In a world of constant change, ground breaking technology, unprecedented transparency and unrivalled expectation, it is harder than ever to live a life of truth and passion. Bold Moves will give you everything you need to stand up and be bold in every part of your life.
Xero for dummies / Heather Smith ; foreword by Rod DruryHF5679
Get up and running with Xero in a flash
Xero is fast emerging as the leader of online accounting software around the world, representing a serious challenge to MYOB, Sage and Quickbooks. Xero For Dummies provides you with all the information you need to set up your own Xero account from scratch, convert to Xero from another accounting software provider or start using Xero to its full potential.
Easy to use and deceptively powerful, Xero is so much more than a spreadsheet - it can help you streamline reporting; manage inventory; simplify accounts; and organise suppliers, customers and more. Automatic imports, intuitive coding and seamless synching across multiple business platforms gets the paperwork done quickly so you can get back to running your business. This new fourth edition includes updates to the interface and coverage of the newest features, including updates on generating reports, working with fixed assets and managing contacts, sales and payables so you can optimise your system to help your business thrive.Fine-tune your set-up, or convert from another accounting program Manage daily activities with contacts, accounts, sales and payables Master weekly and monthly reporting routines Track inventory, monitor your business and get the most out of Xero
You didn't start your business in order to become an accountant, but bookkeeping is critically important to the short- and long-term health of your company. Xero simplifies the process and saves you time, and Xero For Dummies helps you leverage every feature Xero has to offer.
Forever skills : the 12 skills to future proof yourself, your team and your kids / Kieran Flanagan + Dan GregoryHQ2037
What skills will matter most for work, business and life in the future? Where should you focus your energy and effort when the world is changing at an extraordinary rate? How can you future proof yourself, your organisation and your kids?
In this ground-breaking book Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory have interviewed hundreds of successful business people, educators, futurists, economists and historians to uncover the key skills that will always be critical to success in business and in life.
Where most futurists increase your sense of panic and anxiety with dystopian images of the not-too-distant future characterised by Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking our jobs, algorithms hacking our most private moments and Austrian-accented cyborgs raising our children, Kieran and Dan remind us that we need to look beyond the things changing around us and focus on the things that won't change within us.Identify the skills you have that will always be relevant Gain insight from business leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, sport leaders and more Learn why each skill matters, and how to make it stronger Discover the things that won ' t change as we inch toward the future
These 12 FOREVER SKILLS are designed to set you up for whatever the future may throw at you plus help you get more success in your work and life, today.
Xero for dummies / Heather Smith ; foreword by Rod DruryHF5679
Take your books to the cloud with the ultimate guide to Xero
Xero For Dummies is your one-stop resource for working with this revolutionary accounting software. Whether you're brand new to Xero or converting from another program, you'll get up and running in a flash; if you're already using Xero, this book will show you how to take advantage of the software's full functionality. Easy to use and deceptively powerful, Xero is so much more than a spreadsheet &ndash it can help you streamline reporting; manage inventory; simplify accounts; and organise suppliers, customers and more. Automatic imports, intuitive coding and seamless synching across multiple business platforms gets the paperwork done quickly so you can get back to running your business. This new third edition includes coverage of the newest features, including updates on payroll, purchase orders, reporting and inventory so you can optimise your system to help your business thrive.
Xero's cloud-based single-ledger accounting system is user-friendly and efficient, but expert guidance will help you get the absolute most out of the software's features and functionality. This book shows you every nook and cranny, with screenshots and best practices, so you can let Xero handle the books while you focus on running your business.Fine-tune your set-up, or convert from another accounting program Manage daily activities with contacts, accounts, sales and payables Master weekly and monthly reporting routines Track inventory, monitor your business and get the most out of Xero
You didn't start your business in order to become an accountant, but bookkeeping is critically important to the short- and long-term health of your company. Xero simplifies the process and saves you time, and Xero For Dummies helps you leverage every feature Xero has to offer.
In addition to the book, visit www.dummies.com/go/xerofd3e for an online-only appendix you can download for free, which gives you all the info you need to master your payrun.
Business data science : combining machine learning and economics to optimize, automate, and accelerate business decisions / Matt TaddyHD30.23
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Use machine learning to understand your customers, frame decisions, and drive value
The business analytics world has changed, and Data Scientists are taking over. Business Data Science takes you through the steps of using machine learning to implement best-in-class business data science. Whether you are a business leader with a desire to go deep on data, or an engineer who wants to learn how to apply Machine Learning to business problems, you'll find the information, insight, and tools you need to flourish in today's data-driven economy. You'll learn how to:
* Use the key building blocks of Machine Learning: sparse regularization, out-of-sample validation, and latent factor and topic modeling
* Understand how use ML tools in real world business problems, where causation matters more that correlation
* Solve data science programs by scripting in the R programming language
Today's business landscape is driven by data and constantly shifting. Companies live and die on their ability to make and implement the right decisions quickly and effectively. Business Data Science is about doing data science right. It's about the exciting things being done around Big Data to run a flourishing business. It's about the precepts, principals, and best practices that you need know for best-in-class business data science.
Speak like a CEO : secrets for commanding attention and getting results / Suzanne BatesHD30.3
An award-winning news anchor presents methods for better communication in any business environment
During her 20 years in broadcasting, award-winning news anchor Suzanne Bates conducted more than 10,000 interviews, during which she witnessed business leaders, politicians, and celebrities at their best and worst. Now a top CEO communication coach, Bates is renowned for her uncanny ability to transform even the shyest oratorical mouse into a public-speaking lion. In Speak Like a CEO , Bates:Reveals the secrets for communicating in any situation Describes simple techniques for acing speeches, presentations, media interviews, Q&A sessions, business meetings, and more Outlines self-improvement plans that can easily be customized to your needs Shares secrets from top leaders, including Mario Cuomo's technique for overcoming stage fright and Colin Powell's secret for projecting authenticity
From idiocy to mental deficiency : historical perspectives on people with learning disabilities / edited by David Wright and Anne DigbyHV3008.G7
From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency is the first book devoted to the social history of people with learning disabilities in Britain. Approaches to learning disabilities have changed dramatically in recent years. The implementation of 'Care in the Community', the campaign for disabled rights and the debate over the education of children with special needs have combined to make this one of the most controversial areas in social policy today.
The nine original research essays collected here cover the social history of learning disability from the Middle Ages through the establishment of the National Health Service. They will not only contribute to a neglected field of social and medical history but also illuminate and inform current debates.
The information presented here will have a profound impact on how professionals in mental health, psychiatric nursing, social work and disabled rights understand learning disability and society's responses to it over the course of history.
The real-time revolution : transforming your organization to value customer time / Jerry Power and Tom Ferratt ; forewords by Jim Ellis and John MittelstaedtHD69.T54
Time has become a precious commodity, so business leaders who can save their customers' time more effectively than competitors do will win their loyalty. This book shows how it's done.
Business survival requires valuing what customers value--and in our overworked and distraction-rich era, customers value their time above all else. Real-time companies beat their rivals by being faster and more responsive in meeting customer needs.
To become a real-time company, as top scholars Jerry Power and Tom Ferratt explain, you need a real-time monitoring and response system. They offer detailed advice on how to put procedures in place that will collect data on how well products or services are saving customer time; identify strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities; and specify innovations needed to save even more customer time.
Where should leaders look to innovate? Powers and Ferratt say to search every step in the life of a product or service, from development to production to usage. And for each step, they identify four possible levers for innovation: the design of the products or services themselves, the process used to produce them, the data that can be gathered on their use, and the people who make or provide the product or service.
The book features dozens of examples of companies that are getting it right and the innovations they used to help their customers save time, all while helping themselves to a hefty slice of market share. This is a comprehensive, authoritative guide to thriving in a revolution that is sweeping every industry and sector.
Machine learning for finance : principles and practice for financial insiders / Jannes KlaasHG104
A guide to advances in machine learning for financial professionals, with working Python code Key Features Explore advances in machine learning and how to put them to work in financial industries Clear explanation and expert discussion of how machine learning works, with an emphasis on financial applications Deep coverage of advanced machine learning approaches including neural networks, GANs, and reinforcement learning Book Description Machine Learning for Finance explores new advances in machine learning and shows how they can be applied across the financial sector, including in insurance, transactions, and lending. It explains the concepts and algorithms behind the main machine learning techniques and provides example Python code for implementing the models yourself. The book is based on Jannes Klaas' experience of running machine learning training courses for financial professionals. Rather than providing ready-made financial algorithms, the book focuses on the advanced ML concepts and ideas that can be applied in a wide variety of ways. The book shows how machine learning works on structured data, text, images, and time series. It includes coverage of generative adversarial learning, reinforcement learning, debugging, and launching machine learning products. It discusses how to fight bias in machine learning and ends with an exploration of Bayesian inference and probabilistic programming. What you will learn Apply machine learning to structured data, natural language, photographs, and written text How machine learning can detect fraud, forecast financial trends, analyze customer sentiments, and more Implement heuristic baselines, time series, generative models, and reinforcement learning in Python, scikit-learn, Keras, and TensorFlow Dig deep into neural networks, examine uses of GANs and reinforcement learning Debug machine learning applications and prepare them for launch Address bias and privacy concerns in machine learning Who this book is for This book is ideal for readers who understand math and Python, and want to adopt machine learning in financial applications. The book assumes college-level knowledge of math and statistics.
Customer-driven disruption : five strategies to stay ahead of the curve / Suman SarkarHF5415.5
Businesses worry about new technologies, but customers are the ultimate disruptors--Suman Sarkar offers bold strategies for making sure you understand your customers and keep up with their ever-changing needs.
Disruption--the brutal roiling of markets, the decline of long-established brands and products, and the rise of new upstarts--drives business failure and success. Most people think technology causes disruption, but technology merely enables it. Changing customer needs cause disruptions, and too many businesses get caught unaware.
Suman Sarkar offers proven strategies that will enable any business to stay radically close to its customers and address their evolving needs. He argues that businesses need to focus on existing customers first--research shows they're likely to spend more and are more profitable than new customers. Personalization is becoming important for the newer generations in both developed and developing markets, so Sarkar describes approaches to make them cost-effective. In our era of instant gratification, customers want what they want now--Sarkar explains how you can develop and deliver products and services faster than ever. And since a few bad Yelp reviews, social media posts, or angry tweets from customers can ruin you, Sarkar shows how to proactively make sure the quality of your products and services stays better than that of your competitors.
The key to survival in this era of changing customer needs is to focus on and address them quickly so customers don't switch to the competition. Drawing on his experiences with leading companies worldwide, Sarkar offers five strategies and techniques that will keep you ahead of the curve.
Capitalism without capital : the rise of the intangible economy / Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake ; with a new preface by the authorsHF5681.I55
The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.
But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity.
Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles.
Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
The tyranny of metrics / Jerry Z. MullerHD58.9
How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens business, medicine, education, government--and the quality of our lives
Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, we've gone from measuring performance to fixating on measuring itself--and this tyranny of metrics now threatens the quality of our organizations and lives. In this brief, accessible, and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage metrics are causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from business, medicine, education, government, and other fields, the book explains why paying for measured performance doesn't work, why surgical scorecards may increase deaths, and much more. But Muller also shows that, when used as a complement to judgment based on personal experience, metrics can be beneficial, and he includes an invaluable checklist of when and how to use them. The result is an essential corrective to a harmful trend that increasingly affects us all.
How to be an inclusive leader : your role in creating cultures of belonging where everyone can thrive / Jennifer BrownHD57.7
We know why diversity is important, but how do we drive real change at work? Diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown provides a step-by-step guide for the personal and emotional journey we must undertake to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive.
Human potential is unleashed when we feel like we belong. That's why inclusive workplaces experience higher engagement, performance, and profits. But the reality is that many people still feel unable to bring their true selves to work. In a world where the talent pool is becoming increasingly diverse, it's more important than ever for leaders to truly understand how to support inclusion.
Drawing on years of work with many leading organizations, Jennifer Brown shows what leaders at any level can do to spark real change. She guides readers through the Inclusive Leader Continuum , a set of four developmental stages: unaware, aware, active, and advocate. Brown describes the hallmarks of each stage, the behaviors and mind-sets that inform it, and what readers can do to keep progressing. Whether you're a powerful CEO or a new employee without direct reports, there are actions you can take that can drastically change the day-to-day reality for your colleagues and the trajectory of your organization.
Anyone can--and should--be an inclusive leader. Brown lays out simple steps to help you understand your role, boost your self-awareness, take action, and become a better version of yourself in the process. This book will meet you where you are and provide a road map to create a workplace of greater mutual understanding where everyone's talents can shine.