Money Lessons from a Money Manager speaks directly to the individual who wants to manage their own investment portfolio just like a professional portfolio manager would. Written by portfolio manager William Thomason, this comprehensive guide provides professional investment advice on how to identify, research and ultimately purchase profitable investments. The book covers such subjects as fundamental analysis, understanding financial statements and financial ratios, when to buy and sell, portfolio construction and various investment strategies that readers can use to manage their own money just like a professional portfolio manager. Easy to read and informative, this book is a valuable resource for readers looking to take their first steps in the world of professional portfolio management for themselves.
Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.
In order to understand how your business is performing right now and to evaluate, assess, and devise new strategies to boost future performance, you need information. Financial statements are a critical source of the information you need.
In direct and simple terms, Richard A. Lambert, Miller-Sherrerd Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, demystifies financial statements and concepts and shows you how you can apply this information to make better business decisions for long-term profit. You will learn to use and interpret financial data; find out what we can learn from Pepsi, Krispy Kreme, General Motors, and other companies; learn how to evaluate investment strategies; and apply your financial know-how to develop a coherent business strategy.
This authoritative guide provides all the information that both the professional and individual investor will need to succeed in today’s equity market, including:
• The role that equities play in a company's capital structure and in a portfolio
• Determining and optimizing a company's weighted average cost of capital
• The role of preferred stock within a company's capital structure
• The various types of preferred stock
• How new stocks are issued
• The top ten equity strategies
• Alternative ways to obtain equity exposures
[box] The Investor’s Guidebook series presents investment vehicles and strategies from both the issuers’ and the investors’ perspectives. Starting with basic concepts and then building to state of the art pricing models, strategies, and tactics, these succinct handbooks will be useful for everyone from new hires through experienced professionals. Unlike most books, which are read once and sit on the shelf, professionals will refer to these books repeatedly throughout their careers. [end box]
A concise, yet comprehensive, guidebook to understanding equity investments.
There are four main financial statements. They are balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and statements of shareholders equity. It is important to note that a financial statement does NOT tell the complete story. Combined, however, they provide very powerful information for business owners, managers, and investors. Information is the best tool when it comes to managing and investing wisely.
This new easy to follow book will make you an expert on financial statement interpretation including: profit and loss statements (income statements), balance sheets, financial analyses, profit analyses, break-even analyses, and ratios. The book includes an extensive glossary useful lingo and hundreds of hints, tricks, and secrets about how to read these statements and use them to your advantage.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
As a small-business owner, financial statements are your most important tools—and if you don’t know how to read them and understand their implications, you cannot possibly steer your business successfully. Accounting for the Numberphobic demystifies your company’s financial dashboard: the Net Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. The book explains in plain English how each measurement reflects the overall health of your business—and impacts your decisions. You will discover:
How your Net Income Statement is the key to growing your profits • How to identify the break-even point that means your business is self-sustaining • Real-world advice on measuring and increasing cash flow • What the Balance Sheet reveals about your company’s worth • And more
Illustrated with case studies and packed with practical action steps, this indispensable guide will put your business on the path to profitability in no time.
In order to gauge a company's health—as well as the competition's—managers must know how to properly read and understand financial statements. The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements will introduce managers and business owners to various types of financial statements and explain why they are important. Serving as a desktop reference, especially for managers without a strong background in finance, this book will discuss the difference between internal and external financial statements and explain how they can be used for financial decision-making in order to avoid common missteps.
Whether you're planning for major capital projects or simply managing the fiscal aspects of your department, this nontechnical, results-driven guide will arm you with the fundamentals to:Understand the budget process and why it is important Manage assets and track inventory Gauge profitability Monitor success throughout the year using internal reporting Set prices and make key cost decisions
Financial statements are essential to determining a company's fiscal health. Understand where your company stands so that you can make informed decisions about its future.
Business valuation is one of the toughest classes in any business curriculum. And it's one of the most important. Master this critical topic, and you've removed a major obstacle standing between you and a 4.0, and taken a major step toward a successful career in business.
Breaking down business valuation methods into easy-to-digest parts, this self-teaching guide provides all the skills you need to determine a company's worth--easily and accurately. Business Valuation DeMYSTiFieD offers expert insight from both buyers' and sellers' points of view and provides examples and exercises illustrating the concepts driving the practices.
This fast and easy guide features:In-depth coverage of the three main methods of valuing businesses: discounted cash flow, price multiple, and liquidation Easy-to-understand descriptions of financial ratios Tools and techniques for deciphering valuation reports, financial statements, and guidelines for specific businesses Chapter-ending practice exercises and a quiz for testing and reinforcing what you've learned
Simple enough for a beginner but challenging enough for a more advanced student, Business Valuation DeMYSTiFieD is your shortcut to building a solid foundation in this critical business topic.
An Innovative Method of Comprehending Accounting A Bestseller with 800,000 Copies Sold in Japan!
This book is a guide to an entirely new way of studying accounting. What makes this new way of studying accounting unique is that readers study the three financial statements - the income statement, the balance sheet and the cash flow statement - as an integral whole. You will learn how to analyze a company's financial condition based on its financial statements.
Chapter1 Understanding the Structure of the Three Financial Statements
Chapter2 The Trilateral Method:Comprehending How Accounting Works by Integrally Understanding the Three Financial Statements
Chapter3 Analyzing the State of a Company Based on its Financial Statement
著書に「財務3表一体理解法」(朝日新書)、「究極のドラッカー」(角川新書)、「The Trilateral Approach: Financial Statements for Non-Accounting People」(ボナ・ヴィータ コーポレーション)、訳書に「財務マネジメントの基本と原則」(東洋経済新報社)などがある。
Katsunori Jack Kunisada
Born 1961 in Japan. Obtained MBA in 1996 from the Peter F.Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University of the U.S. Established Bona Vita Corporation in 2001. Currently, the company has three main business fields: management consulting, leading management seminars, and business book writing.