The Wall Street MBA March 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: accounting, Business, business education, Business School, corporate finance, entrepreneurship, Finance, MBA, Networking, personal mba, productivity, wall street
From the collapse of once high-flying stocks to the financial news media’s blow-by-blow coverage of countless financial scandals, the last few years have witnessed a financial horror story of epic proportions. The cost of these recent events has been ultimately borne by the investor and the consumer public, and the misguidance of investment analysts, bankers, accountants, and corporate managers has undermined the public’s trust in these individuals and the institutions they serve. As a result, it is now more imperative than ever for working professionals, whose lives, investment portfolios, and bank accounts have been compromised by the carelessness of others, to seek and comprehend the basics of corporate finance and corporate accounting.
For the past five years, The Wall Street MBA has been helping both novice and experienced professionals across a wide range of career disciplines maneuver the world of corporate accounting and finance with a heightened sense of confidence. Now, at a time when readers need it most, Reuben Advani provides important updates to the first edition of The Wall Street MBA while retaining the foundations that have made this comprehensive primer to the major concepts covered in a standard MBA finance and accounting program so perennially successful. Peppered with true stories and amusing anecdotes, this concise, easy-to-read, and interactive resource teaches MBA concepts by applying theory to real-life examples. Readers will learn how to review financial statements, analyze earnings, detect fraud, assess stock prices, value companies, and structure mergers and acquisitions, among other exercises.
“Finally, the book which may put Harvard Business School out of business. A must-read for all professionals who seek strong financial expertise.”
—Rick Rickertsen, Managing Partner, Pine Creek Partners; author of Buyout
“Terrific overview of corporate finance and accounting that even the nonfinancial professional will find useful.”
—Ken Glazer, former Senior Competition Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
“The Wall Street MBA distills a broad swath of corporate finance and financial reporting concepts into a concise, practical, and easily accessible format.”
—Robert Borghese, lecturer, The Wharton School; author of M&A from Planning to Integration
About the Author
Reuben Advani (Philadelphia, PA) is the founder and president of TeleStrat Consulting, Inc., a financial advisory boutique that specializes in corporate valuation. In addition, Mr. Advani launched a popular series of MBA-style seminars that are offered at corporations and law firms in the United States and Europe. Mr. Advani began his career with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., where he worked in the firm’s corporate finance division. In this capacity, he performed detailed valuation analysis on acquisition targets for Fortune 500 companies and oversaw the coordination of several debt and equity issuances. Mr. Advani’s next position was with Sony Corporation of America, where he was active in the development of Sony’s online initiatives. Mr. Advani has provided consulting services to companies throughout the United States and Latin America and has held interim positions, including CFO and COO, with several of them. He is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from corporate valuation to financial reporting. Mr. Advani holds a BA from Yale University, earned an MBA from The Wharton School, and serves as an adjunct professor of finance at Drexel University.
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Prescription for Excellence May 18, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: business communication, Career, chip heath, communicate in business, competition, competitive edge, customer care, customer experience, customer service, dan heath, healthcare, hospital, lead, Leadership, Leadership Center, Made to Stick, manage, management, manager, Market, marketing, motivate, network, Networking, new gold standard, patient care, quality, raving fans, ritz carlton, service, starbucks experience
Author: Joseph Michelli
ISBN: 9780071773546 / 0071773541
©2011 | 1st Edition | 320 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: MAY-11
Price: US$ 28.00
The Secrets to Long-Term Business Health
Joseph Michelli, author of The Starbucks Experience and The New Gold Standard, is among the world’s top authorities on the principles of creating an organizational culture dedicated to service excellence. In these bestselling books, he examines how leading service companies dominate their respective industries with innovative customerexperience strategies.
Now, Michelli turns his attention to one of the most complex, controversial, and critical industries—healthcare.
In Prescription for Excellence, Michelli provides an inside look at an organization that has become the envy of its industry—and explains how you can dominate your own industry by using the same approach.
UCLA Health System is revered worldwide for its top-tier patient/customer care. Great physicians, nurses, researchers, and staff are only part of the equation; UCLA’s overall success is a result of organization-wide collaboration that is driven by leaders with a shared vision of unyielding excellence. Michelli breaks down UCLA’s approach into five simple principles:
- Commit to Care
- Leave No Room for Error
- Make the Best Better
- Create the Future
- Service Serves Us
From administrative offices to operating rooms to research centers, continued adherence to these five principles has guided UCLA to financial strength, social significance, and sustainability.
The best part is that these principles translate to any industry, so you, too, can achieve similar goals. Michelli gives you the tools to adapt UCLA’s ideas, systems, and leadership principles into your own best practices. Whether it is a healthcare organization, a financial institution, or a neighborhood hair salon, good business begins and ends with customer connection. When all workers in an organization focus on providing quality care for those they serve, success inevitably follows.
Business is always personal; UCLA’s leadership ensures that this simple truth drives every UCLA employee, every day. Apply the lessons Michelli spells out in Prescription for Excellence to create a system that ensures that your people take business personally, day in and day out.
‘Like any business, a hospital must be true to its core values in order to succeed. `Trickle-down values’ start at the top with the best leadership, so that all the stakeholders understand and carry out the institution’s mission. That is the gift that David F einberg has brought to U CLA. I am in awe of his management skills.’
‘Lynda Resnick, owner of Pom Wonderful, Fiji Water, Teleflora, and Wonderful Pistachios
‘With clear purpose, unwavering principles, and steadfast leadership, the people at UCLA have established a new bar, a compelling promise, for what healthcare can and should be.’
‘David M. Lawrence, M.D., former CEO, Kaiser Permanente
‘An absorbing and educational account of a large institution’s astonishing transformation. The strong, courageous, and focused leadership of David Feinberg and his outstanding team is evident on every page. A tremendous lesson for all large enterprises.’
‘William E. Simon, Jr., cochairman, William E. Simon & Sons
‘Most leadership authors describe how to apply common-sense principles. Michelli is a notable exception. He artfully describes the compelling, uncommon leadership practices that transformed UCLA Health System. The resulting lessons are plentiful and powerful for today’s business leader.’
‘Lee J. Colan, Ph.D., author of Sticking to It: The Art of Adherence
- Prescription for Excellence is poised to hit FOUR Bestseller Lists:
- The New York Times: #1 Hardcover Advice & Misc, Week Ending June 12
- USA Today: #1 Money Best Sellers
- Publishers Weekly: #2 Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller
- The Wall Street Journal: #8 Hardcover Nonfiction and #1 Hardcover Business (based on Nielsen Bookscan ratings
About the Author
Joseph A. Michelli, Ph.D. (Falcon, CO), is an internationally sought-after speaker, author, and organizational consultant. His book, The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary, published by McGraw-Hill, regularly achieved bestseller status on the Wall Street Journal (6 weeks), BusinessWeek (5 months), and USA Today (8 weeks) lists. He has been featured on television programs such as The Glenn Beck Show and CNBC’s “On the Money” and has conducted hundreds of radio and print interviews. His other books include The New Gold Standard about service excellence at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and When Fish Fly: Lessons for Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace which was co-authored with the owner of the “World Famous” Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.
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