THUMBS-UP to McGraw-Hill’s Investment Titles December 1, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Investment.
Tags: book, Financial Shenanigans, Forbes, investments, Security Analysis
has compiled “Nine Great Investment Books Worth Reading,”
& McGraw-Hill hits the list three times!
Charles Rotblut, in his article ”Nine Greats Investment Books Worth Reading“ on Forbes.com has selected three of McGraw Hill investment title as good investment titles released in 2010. The titles are as follows:
Author: Schilit, Howard
©2010 | 3rd Edition | 304 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: US$ 34.95
Charles Rotblut: I was excited when Howard Schilit published a new edition of this book last April. Schilit goes into detail about how companies twist, bend and even break accounting rules to cover up bad news and make their fiscal status seem better than it really is. The latest edition adds new fraudulent techniques, including how companies can misrepresent cash flow.
Author: William O’Neil
ISBN: 9780071752114 / 0071752110
©2011 | 1st Edition | 500 pages, Softcover with DVD
Pub Date: AUG-10
Price: US$ 29.95
For Sale in US Only
Charles Rotblut: William O’Neil starts his new book with 100 charts to visually explain how he applies technical analysis. The remainder of the book builds on the content he has previously published and the CAN SLIM system he is known for. (AAII has three screens based on O’Neil’s systems: CAN SLIM, CAN Slim Revised 3rd Edition and IBD Stable 70.)
Author: Benjamin Graham
ISBN: 9780071448208 / 0071448209
©2005 |3rd Edition | 770 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: DEC-04
Price: US$ 65.00
Charles Rotblut: Benjamin Graham and David Dodd provide a thorough discussion of how to analyze a company, from both a debt and an equity perspective. The language is dated, as the book was first published in 1934, but the lessons and the warnings remain very relevant more than 75 years later. I will caution you, however, that at over 700 pages, this is not light reading.
Asian Leadership October 19, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights.
Tags: Asean, Asian, BusinessWeek, CEO, Cultures, Dave Ulrich, Forbes, HR Magazine, Leaders, Leadership, Singapore Ministry of Manpower
Authors: Dave Ulrich, Robert Sutton
ISBN: 9780071084307 / 0071084304
©2010 | 1st Edition | 352 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: SEP-10
Price: US$ 20.50
Following the publication of Leadership in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower convened a Third Executive Roundtable in 2010 to examine the various challenges confronting leadership renewal in the Asian business context, especially in the aftermath of the global financial meltdown and economic downturn of 2009. The intensive session, spread over two days, threw up illuminating examples and astute observations on the subject, which were peppered with thoughtful anecdotes and penetrating truths that will titillate the reader.
Involving corporate CEOs, Chief Human Resource Officers and leadership thought leaders, the leadership focus group identified four important questions that Asian leaders must address in order to succeed
at the highest level:
- Where are we going?
- How do we get there?
- What is work like when we get there?
- Who stays and who goes?
With these on their minds, they set about to pinpoint eight success factors and action domains that are crucial in leaders to enable them to navigate around the pitfalls of being a leader and a change agent in the organisations they lead. These are:
- Creating customer-centric actions
- Implementing strategy
- Getting past the past
- Governing through decision making
- Inspiring collective meaning making
- Capitalising on capability
- Developing careers
- Generating leaders
Edited by eminent leadership gurus Dave Ulrich and Robert Sutton, this book describes the valuable insights and lessons gleaned from individual leaders and the organisations they lead. A useful reference for potential leaders, corporate honchos and management experts on leadership issues in organisations within Asia, it represents a significant contribution to research on the subject in the continent, which is home to a multitude of diverse cultures, languages and beliefs, as well as the unique challenges these pose to leaders in leading their organisations.
About the Author
Dave Ulrich is a Professor of Business at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group (www.rbl.net), a consulting firm that helps organizations and leaders deliver value. Ulrich studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent and leadership through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award-winning databases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.
Ulrich has published more than 200 articles and book chapters and co-authored over 20 books covering topics in leadership and human resources, including HR Transformation (2009); The Leadership Code (2008); HR Competencies (2008); Leadership Brand (2007); and HR Value Proposition (2006). He has also served on the editorial board of four journals, the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and the Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.
The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better April 30, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Ameriprise, and Whistle While You Work, Caterpillar, Claiming Your Place at the Fire, coach, contributory, control, critical importance, Duke Corporate Education, Economic, ephemeral, Forbes, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership, legend, Living better, Living longer, longevity, medical, MetLife, Pfizer, political, Power, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, productive, Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, Richard J. Leider, Something to Live For, spiritual crises, The Inventure Group, The Power of Purpose, the University of Minnesota, working life
Author: Richard J. Leider
©2010 | 2nd Edition | 192 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: May 2010
Price: US$ 17.95
What really matters? How should we grapple with the many political, economic, medical, and spiritual crises we seem to encounter on a daily basis? What can we count on when everything around us seems so ephemeral? Coach, leadership legend and vitality expert Richard Leider argues that purpose is the answer to all of these questions. When all else seems unknowable or fleeting, purpose give us the will to live. In the end, it’s all we can control.
Leider examines the critical importance of a sense of purpose in achieving a full, productive, and contributory working life, and explains how finding purpose is the key to living both longer and better. He offers a detailed, practical process for finding your calling. Concise and easy to read, based on many interviews with people of all ages, and including numerous stories of people living on purpose, The Power of Purpose guides readers toward discovering the purposes they already have within them.
The second edition of this bestselling book has reworked multiple chapters to include powerful new stories and lessons learned by the author. It also emphasizes new techniques and methods for detecting and determining purpose, research demonstrating the documented medical connections between purpose and longevity, and survey results of fulfilled individuals who discovered that, in retrospect, meaning trumped money (and everything else) in their lives.
About the Author
Richard Leider is consistently rated as one of the top executive educators and coaches in the world. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the”Top 5″ most respected executive coaches and by Linkage as one of the “Top 50″ executive coaches in America. Founder and Chairman of The Inventure Group, a coaching and consulting firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Leider has a worldwide practice working with many leading organizations such as Ameriprise, Caterpillar, Habitat for Humanity, MetLife, Pfizer and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He is on the faculty of executive education programs at Duke Corporate Education, the University of Minnesota Carlson School’s Executive Development Center and the Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. As a speaker and seminar leader, he has taught over 100,000 executives from 50 corporations worldwide. Leider is the author of Something to Live For, Claiming Your Place at the Fire, Repacking Your Bags, and Whistle While You Work.