In Confessions of a Financial Planner: How to Get Great Advice & Avoid Financial Scams, author and adviser, David D. Holland, demystifies the process of choosing an investment adviser or planner.... More > He also raises the red flag in an effort to expose those who could potentially bring financial harm. Filled with David’s practical insights from 20 years of financial services experience, this book provides plain English answers to critical questions, such as: How do I find the best adviser for me? What questions should I ask? How do I know an adviser has my best interests at heart? How can I lessen my chances of becoming the victim of a financial scam?< Less
This market-leading text emphasizes the fundamental concepts of modeling and the use of spreadsheets in a business decision-making context, taking a hands-on approach to creating decision models... More > using spreadsheets. It exposes students to a variety of challenges a manager may face in the areas of marketing, finance, operations and human resources so that students can develop appropriate modeling techniques to solve on-going business issues and provide clear solutions. This edition features a wealth of realistic, relevant examples to actively engage students in model building and analysis. All examples are consistent with Excel 2013.< Less
The kaleidoscopic nature of costs module in the Ansari modular series addresses issues in strategic cost management and management accounting. Suitable for use in cost or managerial accounting... More > courses at the junior, MBA, or executive education level.< Less
A collection of works by Quality Punk and Improvement Ninja Paul Naysmith to follow his first book "Business Management Tips from a Quality Punk". A series of humorous tales in Quality... More > Business Management, with a few hints and tips to make the journey at work a little more easier and filled with fun.< Less
THIS IS A NO WHINING ZONE. "Somebody ought to do something." Well, somebody is. 25 major problems in the United States are identified but each comes with a common sense solution. For the... More > last sixty years we have been throwing money at every problem that surfaced only to find out that money wasn't the answer. The people have to take the power back from the lobbyists, empty out half our prisoners while holding onto the bad guys, and demand our mainstream media get their integrity back or go out of business.
We know who the crazies are that will shoot up a school, theater or mall, but we don't share the information. Every household spends thousands extra each year to reimburse big buisiness for political donations. Political contributions are a business expense, not altruism. They always get their money back. Let's put an end to that.
The author never checked with any political camp. Joe Schmoe's solutions are plain everyday common sense. You'll come away with a different point of view.< Less
D&O 101: Understanding Directors and Officers Liability Insurance - A Holistic Approach is a new book from Larry Goanos, a 25-year insurance veteran and former coverage attorney, senior... More > underwriting manager, insurance broker and MGA president. Goanos infuses his analyses and explanations with real-world war stories from the front lines of D&O Insurance to illustrate the importance of various principles. The book contains a chapter of career advice from more than 60 senior insurance executives, including 25 current or former CEOs. Respected leaders such as Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, Brian Duperreault, Stephen Way, Dinos Iordanou, Kevin Kelley and many others provide their unique insights on career advancement. D&O 101’s glossary of over 130 insurance terms includes colloquialisms not found elsewhere.< Less
Looking to grow revenue? A proven ad sales training system for media companies wanting to grow revenue today! How to sell more advertising to social media saturated, digitally focused, seriously... More > confused advertisers.< Less
Every day, thousands of people request and receive proof of someone else’s Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance. They might be named as a certificate holder or they might be named as... More > an additional insured. They might want to be named as an additional insured for ongoing operations, completed operations, or “your work.” They might request Primary Wording, or Non-Contributory Wording, or a Waiver of Subrogation, or a Hold Harmless Agreement. They might say that the insurance company has to have an A.M. Best Rating of at least A-, VIII, and write business in the state on an admitted basis. WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN?
If you are requiring or providing additional insured endorsements, you should know what they mean.
In this book, attorney and insurance professional Dwight M. Kealy walks the reader through memorable answers to these kinds of questions that are faced everyday by insurance professionals, attorneys, risk managers, and any business that regularly deals with insurance requirements.< Less
This book is intended to give an overview of the highly critical skill of purchasing contract management (or what sales professionals would call ‘sales contract management’). Purchasing... More > professionals are consistently plagued by inadequate knowledge of purchasing contract law, which becomes a capability gap and therefore a career liability. The goal of this book is to address this problem and turn this liability to an area of strength and competitive advantage for purchasing professionals. This book is intended to be a timeless reference guide, and is written for the practitioner – the person who wants concrete and actionable direction to do their job better and get their career on the fast track. The importance and purpose of contracts is covered, followed by how to customize purchasing contracts to fit the purchase, and then a detailed (116 pages) coverage of all major contract clauses, what they mean, and how to negotiate them. The book closes out with best in class post contract management practices.< Less
Looking for a simple path to start your retirement planning strategies?
This book contains five straightforward concepts that can help you plan for retirement. It can also help you find ways to... More > protect your retirement nest egg against forces like market fluctuations, inflation, and income taxes.
This short book is packed full of exciting concepts, tips, and questions to help you get started down the path to the retirement you’ve always wanted.< Less
People do not buy products and services. They buy things that
add value to their lives or solve problems for them. These are
called value propositions. This workbook is centered on
generating a... More > business model based on value propositions.
Many entrepreneurs believe the first-step to launching a
business is writing the business plan. A plan is a directive for
executing something. You do not want to write that plan until
you have a solid business model and business concept
This workbook focuses on the value propositions you offer by
guiding you through several components, which include
* Your products and/or services
* You as the value provider
* Your customers as value receivers
* Your business name, logo, and mission stateme
* Customer segments
* Resources needed for your venture
* Requirements to launch your venture
* The business concept statement
* The elevator pitch for your businesss concept< Less
Learn how to open & run a successful brewery. This Brewery Operations Manual is a complete "to do" list that will guide you through the maze of events necessary to open your own brewery... More > without spending the family fortune. This is real nuts and bolts stuff.
Within the three steps you'll learn how to:
*Save money so less is needed
*Pick the type of locations that will save you time and money
*Piece together a brewery for a fraction of the cost of a turn-key system
*Follow an easy bookkeeping system to track your business in real time
*Utilize a kick-ass business system to run your brewery
Tom Hennessy is the owner of Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery. It is his sixth brewery over the past 18 years. He is the creator of Frankenbrew, a cult classic 1995 video on how to build inexpensive breweries. This book is the result of years teaching many students how to open their own breweries.< Less
In today’s organization, the old safety paradigms are no longer enough. Previous safety performance gains have leveled off and leaders are now tasked with navigating issues that their... More > predecessors never anticipated: Stalling or increasing rates of high-severity injuries, greater technical complexity, increased legal accountability, and a looming shortage of qualified safety expertise, just to name a few. So where do we go from here? Global safety leader BST shares a new framework for creating comprehensive safety excellence: The Zero Index. Outlining 10 critical disciplines practiced by the world’s safest organizations, the Zero Index provides a road map for safety as strategy and practical steps for getting from where you are now to the state where safety is “Who we are.”< Less
Bat-Socks, Vegas & Conservative Investing by author and financial planner Dave Vick, captures the essence of conservative investing with his colorful stories and impassioned insights into the... More > world of retirement planning. The book illuminates a conservative investment strategy called the ABC Model of Investing, which gives the average investor the ability to know with confidence how and what types of assets they need to accomplish their goals.
With chapters like, "Santa & Six Wall Street Myths," the author makes the case that Wall Street is a broken, Greed is Good culture which functions solely for it's own benefit while leaving the conservative investor wondering where to go for advice.< Less
After all the effort, discussions, meetings, and late nights, how many sales presentations do you or your team actually win? Do you suffer from these common pitching problems?
-Lack of process to... More > qualify what to bid for and what not to bid for -Presentations with too much detail -Not seen as a real team
-Lack of differentiation; no clear benefits understood by the audience
-No clear flow, poor sequencing of ideas
-Poor time management, audience loses focus and gets bored.
Whether you are making persuasive presentations to million-dollar accounts or inside your company, this book explores these common problems and more, and offers succinct, practical, and proven advice to solve them. This is a book on developing and delivering an effective pitch. You are pitching when you are asking for a change in the audience. You are pitching whether you are asking the boss for more headcount or delivering a multimillion-dollar RFP response to a multinational account.< Less
The evolution of Eastman Kodak Company’s pension investment program from the inception of its pension plan in 1928 through 2004.
The author, Russell L. (“Rusty”) Olson, a... More > consultant on institutional investing, retired in 2000 as director of pension investments, worldwide, for Eastman Kodak Company. Olson had overseen Kodak’s pension funds since 1972. Over the 1980s and 1990s (and through 2004) Kodak’s pension fund was one of the best performing pension funds in the United States. Kodak made contributions to its pension fund in only two of the 22 years, 1983-2004, and it is one of the best-funded
corporate pension plans in the country.
For more than 30 years Olson has also worked with a range of endowment funds. He was named one of America’s nine best pension officers by Institutional Investor magazine in 1987 and was Investment Management Institute’s first “Plan Sponsor of the Year” in 1993. ISBN 1-933360-01-1< Less
Creativity to Community: Arts Nonprofit Success One Coffee at a Time is both an inspiring and practical guide for anyone who values the role of art in their community. Written by Dr. Matthew... More > Hinsley, a successful arts administrator who managed the growth of an arts nonprofit from its infancy to become the largest of its kind in America, Creativity to Community is an approachable yet detailed guide that addresses the most important issues facing community arts organization leaders.< Less
When should your team engage in collaboration? Who can benefit from it? How can collaboration technologies increase productivity in more effective ways? A decade ago, the authors combined their many... More > years of experience as professional facilitators and collaboration engineers to create a design approach that would provide more useful results in half the time. The result: facilitation of technology supported collaboration has surpassed expectations by delivering 3-times the results in a quarter of the time.
This book introduces and illustrates their field-tested guidelines to handle organizational collaboration challenges, such as:
- Setting team goals
- Defining team processes
- Selecting and applying best facilitation practices
- Using appropriate collaboration tools.
Learn from the experts. Dr. de Vreede and Dr. Briggs share how their proven Collaboration Engineering and facilitation principles can be used to create lasting collaboration benefits in organizations.< Less
If you want purchasing theory, research, or pie-in-the-sky supply chain concepts that leave you wondering what to do differently when you get back to your desk, this book isn't for you. If you want... More > antiquated psychological leverage techniques that force suppliers to agree to your one sided demands – popularized by some of the biggest names in negotiation training - this book also isn't for you.
Packed with process steps, templates, & best practices that have been painstakingly gathered over 20 years, you will know *exactly* what to do differently when you get back to your desk.
Key focus areas include TCO analysis, win-win negotiations, sourcing models, complex negotiation pitfalls, key elements of purchasing contract law, and the process of preparing for & holding negotiations that crack cases.
You could spend 20 years trying to gather this information yourself, or you can make these world class strategies a part of your arsenal right now by ordering a copy of this internationally acclaimed book.< Less
Every so often a book comes along that captures the attention of the hard working entrepreneur (for more than ten minutes) and literally changes the paradigm of how they view their business.
Within... More > these pages you will experience Scott Fritz's entrepreneurial journey first hand, as he shares with you the business tools, action focused exercises and mindset philosophy that allowed him to achieve The 40 Hour Work YEAR.
From the start up years with no pay, through the challenges and thrills of growing a multi-million dollar company and positioning it for sale, Scott shares his vast business experience using a matter of fact, TAKE ACTION NOW approach.
Whether you are in the early stages of start-up, experiencing hyper growth, or ready to head for the big money exit, The 40 Hour Work YEAR will give you the perspective needed to create the business success and personal freedom you desire!< Less
Studying in America is a powerful first step towards making employment in the U.S. a reality. But each year, thousands of international students are surprised to discover that it takes more than an... More > American degree to get a job in the United States.
In this revealing book, Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, and former Associate Director of Corporate Recruiting at the Boston University School of Management, shares the potent job search system he's used to help many international students find U.S. employment. What you'll discover in these pages will surprise and empower you. www.powerties.net.< Less