Managing Organizations and People, Modular Edition [PDF]
13 August 2015, 04:19
2005 | PDF | 11.09MB
Managing Organizations and People is a collection of nine case modules. Each module contains five cases on a particular topic in management, such as leadership. There are 57 cases for courses in management, organizational behavior, and human resource management. Each five case modular covers a key management topic such as strategy, organizational design, managing diversity. Instructors can select as many or as few case modules as they want, include other exercises, and their own material to build a supplement tailored fit to their course. These cases were carefully selected for their relevance and student interest, covering a broad range of topics and scenarios by experienced management instructors, Paul Buller and Randall Schuler. All cases have been class tested and case notes are available for all.
The Aspirational Investor [EPUB]
08 August 2015, 02:12
2015 | EPUB | 3.61MB
The Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management explains why goals, not markets, should be the primary focus of your investment strategy—and offers a practical, innovative framework for making smarter choices about aligning your goals to your investment strategy.
Today all of us bear the burden of investing wisely, but too many of us are preoccupied with the wrong priorities—increasing returns at all costs, finding the next star fund manager, or beating “the market.” Unfortunately conventional portfolio theory and the grand debates in finance have offered investors only incomplete solutions. What is needed, argues Ashvin B. Chhabra, is a framework that shifts the focus of investment strategy from portfolios and markets to individuals and the objectives that really matter: things like protecting against unexpected financial crises, paying for education or retirement, and financing philanthropy and entrepreneurship.
The Aspirational Investor is a practical, innovative approach to managing wealth based on key goals and the careful allocation of risks rather than responding to the whims of the financial markets. Chhabra introduces his “Wealth Allocation Framework,” which accommodates the three seemingly incompatible objectives that must underpin every sound wealth management plan: the need for financial security in the face of known and unknowable risks; the need to maintain current living standards over time despite inflation; and the need to pursue aspirational goals for wealth creation.
Chhabra reveals some surprising facts about wealth creation, reinterprets the success formulas of investing greats like Warren Buffett, and closes the gap between theory and practice by simplifying our understanding of key asset classes and laying out a concise roadmap for identifying, prioritizing, and quantifying financial goals. Raising the bar for what we should expect from our investment portfolios—and our financial advisors—The Aspirational Investor sets us on a path to more confident and fulfilling financial lives.
Dealmaking: The New Strategy of Negotiauctions [EPUB]
08 August 2015, 02:10
2010 | EPUB | 0.65MB
Bringing together auction theory and negotiation theory in a practical and accessible way, here is an authoritative guide to negotiating deals.
Today’s increasingly competitive marketplace is filled with business transactions that include elements of both negotiations and auctions, yet the received wisdom on deal-making treats these two mechanisms separately. Leading dealmaking scholar Guhan Subramanian explores the ubiquitous situation in which negotiators are “fighting on two fronts”—across the table, of course, but also on the same side of the table with known, unknown, or possible competitors. Delving into case studies as diverse as buying a house, haggling over the rights to the television show Frasier, and selling “toxic” assets into the U.S. government’s bailout fund, Subramanian combines meticulous research, field experience, and classroom-tested strategies to create an indispensable guide for anyone involved in buying or selling everything from cars to corporations.