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    Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield

    by Scott Moeller, Chris Brady

    Mergers and acquisitions have played a dominant role in shaping and reshaping the global corporate landscape in the last century. If the sheer numbers of deals aren’t grabbing headlines, the size and scope of the deals that are made cannot help but command the attention of investors world over. In Intelligent M&A, Moeller and Brady set forth a solid strategy for thriving in the high-stakes, high-stress environment for corporate mergers and acquisitions.

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    A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life

    by Lee Eisenberg

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Millions of people in the United States are going to fall short of their retirement needs ... and not just in terms of money. It's not a topic many of these people are interested in discussing, as it may cause various levels of distress, even anxiety. However, the aversion to addressing retirement planning now sets up certain - and greater - worries later in life.

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    How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

    by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser

    The authors show how to reform the traditional budgeting process, which currently consumes too much time while adding too little value. The problem is traditional budgeting’s focus on fixed targets and performance incentives. The authors argue for replacing centrally controlled, predetermined goals with self-regulating, relative competitive benchmarks and transfer the power and decision-making authority from the center of the organization to the front line.

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    The Future of Corporate Reporting

    by Robert G. Eccles, Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr.

    DiPiazza, the CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Eccles, a former Harvard Business School professor, offer a three-tier model of corporate transparency to fix the current crisis in corporate reporting. The three tiers are: global generally accepted accounting principles, industry- based standards and company-specific information.

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    Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization

    by John S. Shiely, Joel M. Stern

    Economic Value Added (EVA) is a measure of the true economic performance of a company, as well as a strategy for creating shareholder wealth. Stern and Shiely offer ways to properly implement EVA to better align the interests of managers with those of shareholders, and give companies a clearer picture of the value they create.

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  • Image of Secrets of the Investment All-Stars
    Image of Secrets of the Investment All-Stars

    by Kenneth Stern

    From John Bogle, chairman and founder of Vanguard to Mario Gabelli, who specializes in finding undervalued stocks that have an identified "catalyst" that promises future growth, you'll learn the secrets of the investment all-stars you read about in the financial pages.

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    The Five-Point Plan for Generating True Wealth

    by Bruce Eaton

    Eliminate these nine symptoms and you'll lead a richer life. You may discover, too, that you don't need more money and (surprise) you may end up with more.

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    Image of Intellectual Capital

    The New Wealth of Organizations

    by Thomas Stewart

    Stewart says too many firms today think only of physical and financial assets. They ignore their intellectual capital, the talents of their employees, their information about customers and suppliers, their patents. He will show you how to evaluate them-- and make them grow.

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    How Leading Companies Measure and Drive Success

    by William Simon

    A quicker, better way to get a true picture of a firm's financial status. Top CEOs share their ideas.

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