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The Wetsand Wavecast(r) Guide to Surf Forecasting
Nathan Todd Cool
059530365X
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The man behind the WaveCast surf forecasts at WetSand.com, Nathan Todd Cool, takes surf forecasting one step further, showing how you can make surf forecasts with simple calculations and free, publicly available data.

The WetSand WaveCast Guide to Surf Forecasting explains in easy to understand terms the science behind waves, winds, water temperatures, tidal swings, and more.

Learn how to predict when swells will arrive, how big waves will be, and telltale signs of common hazards. Find out how to predict winds, forecast temperature fluctuations, and foresee anomalies like upwelling, and coastal eddies. Discover how to track tropical cyclones and how seasonal phenomena affect them.

A first of its kind, this informative resource will lead you from start to finish through the steps necessary to make surf...



Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't
Jim Collins
0066620996
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a...


Financial Planning Using Excel
Sue Nugus
0750663553
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Excel for Financial Planning covers all aspects of budget preparation, from designing and creating a budgetary control system, consolidating data and working with spreadsheets.

Now fully updated to include the latest version of Excel and includes a useful CD-ROM containing worked examples and spreadsheet templates, for easy budgeting.

For all qualified and part qualified management accountants who use Excel on a daily basis in budget planning, this book is a must. It contains a wealth of practical examples, tips, new techniques all designed to help you quickly exploit and master Excel to its full advantage and therefore use spreadsheets for more effective management accounting in your firm.

* Provides quick, useful guidance on how to use Excel in management accounting
* Covers basic...


Successful Business Plan: Secrets and Strategies
Rhonda M. Abrams
0966963563
June 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting
Steven G. Sutton
0762303336
Aug 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hardbound.


Strategic Planning for Public and NonProfit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement
John M. M. Bryson
0787967556
September 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
“John Bryson provides the tools leaders need to guide organizations and collaborations through a strategic planning process. His third edition should be required reading for anyone leading a nonprofit or public organization.”
--Terri Barreiro, director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship, Saint John’s University, and former vice president for Community Impact of the Greater Twin Cities United Way.

“John Bryson’s book is an immensely valuable resource for leaders, professionals, researchers and other participants in public and nonprofit settings. Anyone professing competence in public and nonprofit management needs to know what Bryson says about strategic planning.”
--Hal G. Rainey, Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International...



Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting, Volume 10
Cheng-Few Lee
0762308265
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this issue, there are thirteen high-quality and interesting papers to deal with the issue of Financial Analysis, Planning and Forecasting. Out of these thirteen papers, we can classify them into two major groups i.e. (a) Risk Analysis and (b) Financial Evaluation Models. The Risk Analysis group includes five papers as follows: Time-varying accounting betas and risk estimation for thinly traded stocks: Finnish evidence. Additional evidence on managerial ownership and risk taking behavior in banking industry. A DSS approach to managing the risks of online trading. Estimating exchange rate exposure of U.S. MNC's operating in South America. Analyzing the risks inherent in the Proctor and Gamble-Bankers trust levered swap contract. The financial evaluation models group consists of seven papers as follows:...


Beyond Strategic Vision: Effective Corporate Action With Hoshin Planning
Michael Cowley
0750698438
March 1997
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Developed in Japan in the 1960s, Hoshin is a management system for determining the appropriate course of action for an organization, and effectively accomplishing the relevant actions and results. Having recognized the power of this system, Beyond Strategic Vision tailors the Hoshin system to fit the culture of North American and European organizations. It is a "how-to" guide to the Hoshin method for executives, managers, and any other professionals, who must plan, create, and implement as part of their normal job. The management of an organization, whether it be large or small, has one of its principal responsiblities to set the direction of the organization for the future and to move the entire organization into that future. The most effective way to set the future direction is to develop a shared vision...


Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World
Peter Schwartz
0385267320
January 1996
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Author and president of an international consulting firm, Peter Schwartz presents lessons in thinking for the future. Schwartz offers scenarios from the oil industry that can be applied to all aspects of life. His first-hand accounts, originally developed for Royal Dutch/Shell, are invaluable tools for creative thinking in one's personal life and in business. Schwartz's methods will enable anyone to think more creatively. These tapes offer lessons not found elsewhere. E.L.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine


Transportation Planning on Trial
Mark Garrett
0803973535
May 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Authors' ad copy***Use whenever possible*** The Clean Air Act of 1991 and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1994 require that metropolitan transportation planning agencies give high priority to the improvement of air quality. Under these laws, transportation planners must design regional highway and transit systems that contribute substantially to the attainment of federal air quality standards. This new requirement reveals important limitations to the standard methods by which transportation planners do their work. The mathematical models and statistical techniques used by transportation planners appear to be inadequate to enable them to analyze the air quality implications of alternative transportation plans. This was the situation when a group of environmental organizations brought suit in...


Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change
Clayton M. Christensen
1591391857
September 2004
Hardcover
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Inc. Magazine, September 2004
"Just as kids await the latest Harry Potter installment, so do business leaders look for Clayton M. Christensen’s next offering."

Book Description
When a disruptive innovation is launched, it changes the entire industry and every firm operating within in This book argues that it is possible to predict which companies will win and which will lose in a specific situation-;and provides a practical framework for doing so. Most books on innovation-;including Christensen's previous two books-;approached innovation from the inside-out, showing firms how they can create innovations inside their own companies. This book is written from an outside-in perspective, showing how executives, investors, and analysts can assess the impact of a new innovation on the...


Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment
Dirk Seifert
081447182X
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The process known as Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) is supply chain management taken to the extreme. The first book to document this cutting-edge technique that's been adapted by companies like Wal-Mart, Pillsbury, and Procter and Gamble, Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment collects case studies and contributions by the foremost experts in the field to give readers an insightful introduction to this revolutionary new supply chain method. The CPFR technique involves supply chain members sharing information in real time over the Internet, enhancing the collaborative dialogue between retailers and vendors. The process allows long- and short-term planning to happen instantaneously, as information is shared regarding forecasts, shipping and production, point-of-sale...


Financial Forecasting and Planning
Sharon H. Garrison
0899302653
Aug 1988
Hardcover
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Review
“This book is designed for those `learning the basics of forecasting . . . primarily managers . . . creditors, investors, and accounting professionals.' The book is not a primer in forecasting techniques; rather, the authors present descriptions and illustrations of topics germane to forecasting, such as the percent of sales and regression analysis as means to forecast; the construction of pro forma accounting statements; the use of ratio analysis to analyze financial statements; and the tradeoff between debt and equity financing. . . . Recommended only for libraries serving community colleges or the general public.”–Choice
“This book, geared for managers in accounting, marketing, sales, and strategic planning, provides a concise explanation of the fundamentals of financial forecasting. Chapter...


Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
Walter Martin Hosack
007136255X
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It is the kind of simplified tool that many of us in practice sorely need" - Jamie Greene, AICP, AIA, Principal, American Communities Partnership *The first computational tool for land development and site planning analysis and design *Real-world case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrate how alternative development options would affect the project results *Includes a CD-ROM containing 30 interactive spreadsheets that can be used for every type of land development scenario

Book Info
Discusses several new tools on a CD-ROM that can improve our ability to evaluate the development capacity of land, the context produced, the cost involved, the tax and investment yield implied, the tax abatement feasible, and the relationship between this built environment and the...


Corporate Planning, Human Behavior, and Computer Simulation
Roy L. Nersesian
0899304583
Feb 1990
Hardcover
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Review
“Introduction to computer simulation in business planning. Each chapter acts as a case study of simulation, focusing on a situation which a planner might face. Well-documented BASIC programs are included for each case study.”–Computer Book Review
“The author advocates forecasting models that incorporate human behavior into the forecasting process. By using simulation to factor potential consumer responses into the forecasting process, Nersesian ties forecasting to the consequences of human behavior. His work shows that forecasts that account for consumer attitudes such as confidence in the future, fear of a depression, and passing fads can often predict the future more accurately than those built solely on econometrics. The study is organized around a series of questions about the business cycle. To...


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't
Jim Collins
0694526088
September 2001
Compact Disc
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great...


Forecasting Budgets
Norman Moore
1885408412
May 2000
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From Library Journal
These two excellent, succinct titles are part of the 12-volume "The New York Times Pocket MBA" series designed as references easily accessible to business leaders, from front-line managers to the executive suite. In Forecasting Budgets, Moore (finance, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs) presents 25 keys to preparing operating and financial budgets, including forecasting costs, building financial models, revenues and profits in the short and long term, and understanding costs and revenue behavior. The emphasis is on accounting and financial information applications, and narrator Grover Gardner keeps the pace brisk and the data interesting, in this otherwise dry material. In Going Global, Bergstrand (finance and business economics, Univ. of Notre Dame) presents 25 keys to doing business on a global scale....


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't
Jim Collins
0060794410
June 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great...


Strategic Thinking: The 9-Step Approach to Strategic Planning
Simon Wootton
0749432187
August 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"We enjoyed reading this easily assimilated text." -- Boardroom, January/February 2001

Book Description
"Strategic Thinking: A Practical Approach to Strategy" takes the reader step by step through a strategic planning cycle. It poses penetrating questions about business strategy. By answering them and thinking through the important issues that they raise, the reader will be in a better position to give their organization a sense of direction and write a clear, focused strategic plan.

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