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Modeling Financial Markets
Benjamin Van Vilet
0071417729
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Limitations in today's software packages for financial modeling system development can threaten the viability of any system--not to mention the firm using that system. Modeling Financial Markets is the first book to take financial professionals beyond those limitations to introduce safer, more sophisticated modeling methods. It contains dozens of techniques for financial modeling in code that minimize or avoid current software deficiencies, and addresses the crucial crossover stage in which prototypes are converted to fully coded models.

Book Info
Text helps traders and money managers design more consistent, sophisticated, and versatile modeling models. Provides useful techniques for financial modeling in code that minimize or avoid current software deficiencies. DLC:...


Real Leadership: The 101 Collection, What Every Leader Needs to Know (Barnes & Noble Exclusive)
John C. Maxwell
0785288449
April 2006
Hardcover
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Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management
Claudio Albanese
0120476827
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Albanese and Campolieti carefully select the most important and relevant topics in financial derivatives pricing and risk management. Their work strikes a fine balance between theory and financial practice. A dozen carefully designed numerical projects are included that serve to introduce students to actual implementation issues in pricing and risk management. The book is succinctly written, with clear and insightful descriptions of state-of-the-art financial models. The style of presentation demonstrates the authors' unique pedagogical exposition of the quantitative and financial concepts in derivative pricing and risk management. Advanced Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management is destined to be a valuable text and reference for students and practitioners in the field of financial engineering.
Yue Kuen Kwok, Associate...


The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
Jeffrey Liker
0071392319
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new...


Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance
Steven Roman
0387213643
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Mathematics of Finance has become a hot topic ever since the discovery of the Black-Scholes option pricing formulas in 1973. Unfortunately, there are very few undergraduate textbooks in this area. This book is specifically written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics, finance or economics. With the exception of an optional chapter on the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the book concentrates on discrete derivative pricing models, culminating in a careful and complete derivation of the Black-Scholes option pricing formulas as a limiting case of the Cox-Ross-Rubinstein discrete model. The final chapter is devoted to American options. The mathematics is not watered down, but is appropriate for the intended audience. No measure theory is used, and only a small amount of linear algebra is...


Strategy and Tactics of Pricing: A Guide to Profitable Decision Making
Thomas T. Nagle
013026248X
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pricing is the moment of truth all of marketing comes to focus in the pricing decision." When Raymond Corey wrote these words at the Harvard Business School in the early 1960s, marketing was just coming into its own as a strategic discipline that could drive the direction of a business. Unfortunately, few marketing practitioners actually took Corey's words to heart. Enjoying their new prestige and power to influence corporate strategy, they were reluctant to let financial considerations constrain their "strategic" thinking. Instead, they focused on achieving market share and customer satisfaction, believing that high profitability would somehow naturally follow. Marketing academics also slighted pricing, offering little research and few courses on the subject. Whenever the subject of pricing problems did...


Telecommunications Planning
S. Raghavan
0387292225
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The research presented in Telecommunications Planning: Innovations in Pricing, Network Design and Management focuses on the latest methodological developments in three key areas---pricing of telecommunications services, network design, and resource allocation. These three elements are most relevant to current telecommunications planning. The first five chapters cover global deregulation of the telecommunications industry, effective pricing and revenue management, as well as an understanding of competitive pressures are key factors that will improve revenue in telecommunications companies. These chapters present some novel ideas related to pricing (including auction-based pricing of network bandwidth) and modeling competition in the industry. The next seven chapters outline what successful telecommunications companies...


Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers
Edmund Emmer
0205455344
March 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
MyLabSchool - Where the classroom comes to life! Watch real classrooms in action in the MLS VideoLab. Study for the PRAXIS exam using our video cases and practice test! Prepare for your first (or next!) job interview with the MLS Career Center. Learn how to write effective research papers with Research Navigator. Contact your local Allyn and Bacon sales representative for more information about this great tool or for the Valuepack ISBN.

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MyLabSchool — Where the classroom comes to life!

Watch real classrooms in action in the MLS VideoLab. Study for the PRAXIS exam using our video cases and practice test! Prepare for your first (or next!) job interview with the MLS Career Center. Learn how to write effective research papers with...



Energy and Power Risk Management
Alexander Eydeland
0471104000
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"If you were considering buying one book on this topic this would be a strong candidate." (The Journal of Energy Literature, June 2003)

Book Description
Praise for Energy and Power Risk Management "Energy and Power Risk Management identifies and addresses the key issues in the development of the turbulent energy industry and the challenges it poses to market players. An insightful and far-reaching book written by two renowned professionals." –Helyette Géman, Professor of Finance University Paris Dauphine and ESSEC "The most up-to-date and comprehensive book on managing energy price risk in the natural gas and power markets. An absolute imperative for energy traders and energy risk management professionals." –Vincent Kaminski,...


Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein
0471295639
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuing through the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and up to modern chaos theory. Along the way he demonstrates that understanding risk underlies everything from game theory to bridge-building to winemaking. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Risk management, which assumes that future risks can be understood, measured and to some extent predicted, is the focus of this solid,...


Fat-Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions
Frank J. Fabozzi
0471718866
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"On the whole a valuable attempt to continue the work of Mandlebrot and others, to break the habit of treating the normal distribution curve as. . . normal." -- HedgeWorld News

Book Description
While mainstream financial theories and applications assume that asset returns are normally distributed, overwhelming empirical evidence shows otherwise. Yet many professionals don’t appreciate the highly statistical models that take this empirical evidence into consideration. Fat-Tailed and Skewed Asset Return Distributions examines this dilemma and offers readers a less technical look at how portfolio selection, risk management, and option pricing modeling should and can be undertaken when the assumption of a non-normal distribution for asset returns is violated. Topics...


Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
Seth Godin
159184021X
May 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The world is changing ever more rapidly, and the rules of marketing are no different, writes Godin, the field's reigning guru. The old ways-run-of-the-mill TV commercials, ads in the Wall Street Journal and so on-don't work like they used to, because such messages are so plentiful that consumers have tuned them out. This means you have to toss out everything you know and do something "remarkable" (the way a purple cow in a field of Guernseys would be remarkable) to have any effect at all, writes Godin (Permission Marketing; Unleashing the Ideavirus). He cites companies like HBO, Starbucks and JetBlue, all of which created new ways of doing old businesses and saw their brands sizzle as a result. Godin's style is punchy and irreverent, using short, sharp messages to drive his points home. As a result the book is...


Theory of Financial Risk and Derivative Pricing
Jean-Philippe Bouchaud
0521819164
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Review
'The authors dutifully thread the relations between different financial securities and statistical estimation, rewarding the reader with an understanding that could never be obtained from a purely statistical text ... the feeling one is left with after putting the book down is one of time well spent.' Risk
From review of the first edition: '... provides a very useful stepping stone to understand the limitations of the Black-Scholes world to that of a more generalized theory of financial markets ... Bouchard and Potters will then provide the reader with an insight and generalization that they may otherwise miss with direct application of more 'traditional' theory to the financial markets. To the experienced reader of financial theory, the book provides a useful reminder of the limitations of traditional theories and a number...


The Weekend Millionaire's Secrets to Investing in Real Estate: How to Become Wealthy in Your Spare Time
Mike Summey
0071412913
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Everything you need to know to make millions by investing in real estate. Be smart -- take advantage of their invaluable experience to help you reach your financial goals." --Jack Canfield, Co-author, The Power of Focus, Dare to Win, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) series. A proven formula for making a killing in small real estate investments in all market conditions Millionaire real estate investor Mike Summey and nationally recognized negotiation expert Roger Dawson team up to offer a complete program for becoming a real estate magnate in your spare time. Unlike all the get-rich-quick real estate investment guides on the shelves, The Weekend Millionaire shows readers how to look beyond price to the fundamentals of what makes a property valuable and to leverage that value in order to build wealth,...


Credit Risk
Darrell Duffie
0691090467
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Amnon Levy, Risk
Overall, the book succeeds in motivating the reader to consider the alternative approaches to modeling credit risk.

Review
Amnon Levy Risk : Overall, the book succeeds in motivating the reader to consider the alternative approaches to modeling credit risk.
Georges Dionne Journal of Risk and Insurance : This is certainly the best book on credit risk available on the market for academics and practitioners.

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The Lean Six SIGMA Pocket ToolBook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality, Speed, and Complexity
Michael L. George
0071441190
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Bestselling Lean Six Sigma author Michael George provides the first pocket guide for deployers of Lean Six Sigma The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as "Pull," "Heijunka," and "Control Charts" Groups tools by purpose and usage Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle Provides comprehensive coverage in a compact, portable format

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Market-Oriented Pricing
Michael H. Morris
0899304028
Apr 1990
Hardcover
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Review
“Pricing is a powerful marketing tool, a creative variable which can be manipulated to accomplish a variety of ends. Pricing begins and ends with the customer and should be part of a program built around the realities of customer needs and competitor pressures. The book is amply illustrated with explanatory tables and figures. Chapters provide in-depth guidance on the development of market-based pricing, pricing and marketing strategy, psychology of pricing and negotiating prices with customers. References to real cases and problems are provided throughout to help managers relate the concepts to decisions confronted on the job.”–Creative

Book Description
This volume offers a comprehensive guide to market-based pricing strategies. The authors present pricing as a...


Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment
David F. Swensen
0743228383
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Swensen, CIO of Yale University and the author of Pioneering Portfolio Management, reveals why the mutual fund industry as a whole does a disservice to the individual investor. Soft money, 12b-1 fees, overtrading, market timing, and other management practices lower performance and virtually guarantee that most mutual fund returns will fall short of their benchmark, such as the S&P 500. Furthermore, for-profit mutual fund companies have a fiduciary obligation to their stockholders, not to their investors, and this relationship "inevitably resolves in favor of the bottom line." Swensen is also highly critical of the Morningstar rating system, which only causes investors to chase hot performing funds and managers. He advises considering alternatives to the for-profit mutual fund industry, including Exchange Traded Funds and...


Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
Jack D. Schwager
0887306101
January 1993
Paperback
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--Martin W. Zweig, Market Forecaster
"One of the most fascinating books ever written about Wall Street."

Book Description
A bestselling classic (more than 200,000 copies sold in hardcover and paperback) that delves into the minds of some of the world's most successful traders.

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Transfer Pricing in the 1990s
Roger Y. W. Tang
0899307760
Jan 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume examines major tax and management issues related to transfer pricing in the 1990s. Recent changes in transfer pricing regulations introduced by the U.S. Government and its major trading partners are explained. Tang provides current information on U.S. transfer pricing practices. In addition, the author compares the current practices with those of an earlier study done in 1977. Important issues, including the selection of proper transfer pricing methods and coping with environment variables, are discussed extensively.

About the Author
ROGER Y.W. TANG is a Professor of Accountancy and Upjohn Chair of Business Administration of the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.

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