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Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High-Growth Businesses (Financial Times Prentice Hall Books)
Candida G. Brush, Nancy M. Carter, Elizabeth Gatewood, Patricia G. Greene and Myra M. HartStarting, funding and growing a new business has never been easy. The hurdles can be even higher for women, due to widespread misperceptions in the investment capital community about their qualifications, businesses and networks. In High Hopes, High Hurdles five leading consultants to women entrepreneurs offer systematic solutions to the challenges that face everyone who wants to start a new business as well as specific guidance for women facing their own set of obstacles. Unlike competitive books, this one draws on five years of original research, performed as part of the Diana Project-a massive initiative seeking to identify and quantify the obstacles to women owned businesses. The authors review both personal and strategic factors associated with funding, growth and ultimate success, including: the founder's goals and expertise; financial resources; networks; goal-setting; management team recruitment; strategy; and more. For each, they thoroughly review the nature and sources of the obstacles, why those obstacles might differ for women; and what can go wrong-or right. Most important, they offer practical, concrete strategies and solutions for every obstacle.
Human Resource Management
Gary Dessler This classic, readable book does the best job at covering the current issues within HRM, and provides a complete, comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts and techniques. Considering the intensely competitive nature of business today, this book focuses on practical applications that all managers can use to deal with their HR-related responsibilities, while being able to defend their plans and contributions in measurable terms. A five-part format begins with an introduction, and then covers recruitment and placement, training and development, compensation, and labor relations and employee security. For all human resource personnel and managers.
Growing Local Value: How to Build Business Partnerships That Strengthen Your Community (Social Venture Network)
Laury Hammel and Gun DenhartHanna Andersson founder Gun Denhart and successful entrepreneur Laury Hammel show how every aspect of a business (from product creation to employee recruitment to vendor selection) holds the dual promise of bigger profits and a stronger local community With practical tools and real-life examples of the best practitioners and techniques of values-driven business, Growing Local Value provides a framework for the full spectrum of ways in which a business can contribute to its community, and the benefits a company receives when it does so. Key features Offers tried-and-tested practical advice and a variety of real life examples in a short, convenient format. This cheap, user-friendly guide facilitates immediate real-world implementation In each chapter, the authors walk readers through key best practices and share inspiring stories of how a host of socially responsible entrepreneurs have already made substantial contributions to their community
The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin KovalLinda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval have moved to the top of the advertising industry by following a simple but powerful philosophy: it pays to be nice. Where so many companies encourage a dog eat dog mentality, the Kaplan Thaler Group has succeeded through chocolate and flowers. In The Power of Nice, through their own experiences and the stories of other people and businesses, they demonstrate why, contrary to conventional wisdom, nice people finish first.Turning the well-known adage of “Nice Guys Finish Last” on its ear, The Power of Nice shows that “nice” companies have lower employee turnover, lower recruitment costs, and higher productivity. Nice people live longer, are healthier, and make more money. In today’s interconnected world, companies and people with a reputation for cooperation and fair play forge the kind of relationships that lead to bigger and better opportunities, both in business and in life. Kaplan Thaler and Koval illustrate the surprising power of nice with an array of real-life examples from the business arena as well as from their personal lives. Most important, they present a plan of action covering everything from creating a positive impression to sweetening the pot to turning enemies into allies. Filled with inspiration and suggestions on how to supercharge your career and expand your reach in the workplace, The Power of Nice will transform how you live and work.
A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition
Dan StefanicaReviews for “A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering”, First Edition: ``One of the hottest degrees on today's campus is a Masters in Financial Engineering. Whether you need to retrieve hallowed memories or just want to familiarize yourself with the mathematics underlying this degree, this unique book offers a terrific return on investment.” --Peter Carr, PhD Global Head of Modeling, Morgan Stanley; Director of the Masters Program in Mathematical Finance, Courant Institute, NYU ``This is the book I always recommend to people who ask about their mathematics before doing an MFE, and a few people could do with reading it after as well." --Dominic Connor Director, P&D Quantitative Recruitment NEW TOPICS: Dollar duration, Dollar convexity, DV01; the effect of parallel shifts in the yield curve to changes in bond yields; bond portfolio immunization; arbitraging the Put-Call parity; percentage vs. log returns for individual assets and portfolios; optimum investment portfolios: maximum return portfolios and minimum variance portfolios; the numerical precision of finite difference approximations of the Greeks. New or expanded sections: new chapter on solving nonlinear problems; expanded Lagrange multipliers sections; streamlined Taylor series and Taylor expansion sections; Mathematical Appendix at the end of the book. This book builds the solid mathematical foundation required to understand the quantitative models used in financial engineering. It contains 175 exercises, many of these being frequently asked interview questions. A Solutions Manual including detailed solutions to every exercise in the Primer was published by FE Press. International shipping and Errata at www.fepress.org The First Edition of the Primer was warmly received by a large audience, including students and prospective students of financial engineering programs, academics teaching in such programs or in finance departments, and practitioners from the financial industry. The book proved to be very well suited for self-study, particularly with the addition of the Solutions Manual Financial applications (selected): Put-Call parity, bond mathematics, numerical computation of bond yields, Black-Scholes model, numerical estimation for Greeks, implied volatility, yield curves bootstrapping Mathematical topics (selected): numerical approximation of definite integrals; Taylor approximations and Taylor series expansions; finite difference approximations; Stirling's formula, polar coordinates; numerical methods for solving one dimensional problems; Newton's method for higher dimensional problems
Solutions Manual to Accompany General Chemistry
Carole H McQuarrie and University Science BooksThis student solutions manual provide detailed solutions for the even-numbered problems from GENERAL CHEMISTRY, 4th ed., by McQuarrie et al.
New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development
Arlene GoldbardA foundational textbook about how communities develop themselves and affect social change through the creative arts. This comprehensive, photographically illustrated treatise on the field of community-based arts, which range from political theater on the street to murals celebrating cultural heritage, will appeal to the curious non-specialist reader, as well as the practitioner and student.
Managing Quality (4th Edition)
Thomas Foster Managing Quality is a comprehensive introduction to the field of quality management that presents a supply chain theme as the unifying framework for quality improvement. Differing Perspectives on Quality; Quality Theory; Global Supply Chain Quality and International Quality Standards; Strategic Quality Planning; The Voice of the Customer; The Voice of the Market; Quality and Innovation in Product and Process Design; Designing Quality Services; Managing Supplier Quality in the Supply Chain; The Tools of Quality; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Variables; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Attributes; Six-Sigma Management and Lean Tools; Managing Quality Improvement Teams and Projects; Implementing and Validating the Quality System  For quality control managers and/or anyone interested in greater quality management. 
Service Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for Excellence
Basem El-Haik and David M. RoyA roadmap to consistent, high-quality service for any organizationA service is typically something created to serve a paying customer, whether internal or external. Some services consist of several processes linked together while others consist of a single process.This book introduces Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), an easy-to-master, yet highly effective data-driven method that prevents defects in any type of service process. The particular focus of this publication is service DFSS, which leads to what the authors term "a whole quality business," one that takes a proactive stance and gets things right the first time. Not only does the whole quality business produce a high-quality product and offer high-quality services, but it also operates at lower cost and higher efficiency, throughout the entire life cycle, than its competitors because all the links in the supply chain are optimized.Following a detailed overview that sets forth the basic premise and key concepts of service DFSS, the authors offer all the information and tools needed to take advantage of service DFSS within their own organizations, including:* Clear and in-depth coverage of the philosophical, organizational, and technical aspects of service DFSS* Step-by-step roadmap of the entire service DFSS deployment and execution process* Full discussions of all the key methods involved in service DFSS, including axiomatic design, design for X, the theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ), transfer function, design scorecards, and Taguchi's method* Practical, illustrative examples that demonstrate how the theory is put into practice* Assistance in developing the necessary skills in applying DFSS in organizational settingsProblems and their solutions are provided at the end of each chapter to help readers grasp the key concepts they need to move forward in the text. Acclaro DFSS Light(r), a Java-based software package that implements axiomatic design processes discussed in Chapter Eight, is available for download from an accompanying Wiley ftp site. Acclaro DFSS Light(r) is a software product of Axiomatic Design Solutions, Inc.This book is ideal as a reference to service DFSS for corporate executives, quality control managers, and process engineers, or as a complete training manual for DFSS teams. It is also a superior textbook for graduate students in management, operations, and quality assurance.
The 7 Essential Steps to Successful eBay Marketing
Janelle Elms, Phil Dunn and Amy BalsbaughIn this must-have book for eBay entreprenuers, eBay experts reveal how to reach the more than 100 million registered users and catapult your sales. Learn how to make listings stand out, inspire buyer confidence, close a sale, and keep customers coming back. An eBay University Instructor, a Fortune 100 marketing specialist, and an eBay PowerSeller offer valuable marketing insights and tried-and-true techniques for propelling eBay sales to the next level.