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Introduction to Private Equity

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Introduction to Private Equity is a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry. Far more than just another introductory guide, the book blends academic rigour with practical experience to provide a critical perspective of the industry from a professional who has worked at many levels within the industry, including insurance, funds of funds, funds and portfolio companies.

The book looks at private equity from the point of view of the individual or the business. How is a private business valued? How is the acquisition transaction processed? What are the due diligence issues that should be considered before moving ahead? A valuable insight to a rather opaque market.

Introduction to Private Equity covers the private equity industry as a whole, highlighting its historical development in order to put its recent development into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including LBO, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments.

It provides a balanced perspective on the current corporate governance challenges which are affecting the industry and draws perspective to understand the evolution of the sector, following one of its major crises.


Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The private equity and venture capital industry has become a leading pillar of modern investment, growing from $5 billion in 1980 to more than $530 billion in 2006. Yet many of its features remain puzzling even to advanced business students.

Whether you are an MBA student, a private equity investor grappling with the industry’s changes, or an investor interested in private equity as a potential investment, Venture Capital & Private Equity: A Casebook, Fourth Edition will shed light on the history and workings of this complex area and prepare you for a career in the prestigious and profitable world of venture capital and private equity.


Secrets To Creating Passive Income and becoming financially free – even in a slow economy

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

This is the place to start, if you want to discover how many new ways there are to create passive income. It is designed to be an idea generator with a plan of action built in.

The Secret to Becoming Financially Free is a simple equation: Passive Income greater than Expenses equals Financial Freedom! The financial gurus of our time teach that your money has to work for you if you are ever to reach Financial Freedom. Passive Income is the best way to accomplish this. When you think passive income, most people think stock investing, real estate investing, book royalties or savings accounts. Those are all good, but only represent a handful of the potential passive income streams that are available to you. This book is intended to get your creative juices flowing, give you ideas, tools and resources so that you can increase your passive income up to the point where you re financially free.

There s an old silly saying, The one who dies with the most toys – wins! We’d like to replace that commonplace saying with one that makes a lot more sense. The one that gets free first, wins!

Table of Contents
Introduction to Financial Freedom
About the Authors
Gift to Our Readers
Why the Hours For Money Model Doesn t Create Financial Freedom
It Takes Money To Make Money is a Myth
How the Rich Do it
Do Us A Favor…
Idea Fest:
The Value of an Opinion
The Value of a Problem
The Value of Experience
Practical Application:
How to Get Paid for What You Already Know
How To Get Paid for What You Want to Learn
Duplicating Yourself
Making Your Resources Work For You
Making Your Money Work For You
Your Needs, Your Goal:
Calculate Your Expenses, Know Your Goal
Pep Talk
Can You Decrease Your Expenses Anywhere?
Should You Increase Your Expenses Temporarily?
How Much Income Do You Bring In now?
Create A Plan
Conclusion:

Pass It On
The Challenge
Sources & Resources


Borderlands

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Gearbox Software has developed revolutionary new technology to create Borderlands’ incredible layers of gameplay depth. Borderlands features a groundbreaking content generation system allowing for near-endless variety in missions, environments, enemies, weapons, item drops and character customization.


Guide to Private Equity Fund of Fund Managers

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The private equity and venture capital industry has become a leading pillar of modern investment, growing from $5 billion in 1980 to more than $530 billion in 2006. Yet many of its features remain puzzling even to advanced business students.

Whether you are an MBA student, a private equity investor grappling with the industry’s changes, or an investor interested in private equity as a potential investment, Venture Capital & Private Equity: A Casebook, Fourth Edition will shed light on the history and workings of this complex area and prepare you for a career in the prestigious and profitable world of venture capital and private equity.


Rick Steves Silk Money Belt, Natural, One Size

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Keeping your valuables hidden close to your body is your best defense from pickpockets. Rick Steves Silk Money Belt is made of comfortable spun silk and features a moisture barrier liner for ultimate comfort.


Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Experts from NYU Stern School of Business analyze new financial regulations and what they mean for the economy

The NYU Stern School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world thanks to the leading academics, researchers, and provocative thinkers who call it home. In Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance, an impressive group of the Stern school’s top authorities on finance combine their expertise in capital markets, risk management, banking, and derivatives to assess the strengths and weaknesses of new regulations in response to the recent global financial crisis.

  • Summarizes key issues that regulatory reform should address
  • Evaluates the key components of regulatory reform
  • Provides analysis of how the reforms will affect financial firms and markets, as well as the real economy

The U.S. Congress is on track to complete the most significant changes in financial regulation since the 1930s. Regulating Wall Street: The New Architecture of Global Finance discusses the impact these news laws will have on the U.S. and global financial architecture.


Fixing Global Finance

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Since 2008, when Fixing Global Finance was first published, the collapse of the housing and credit bubbles of the 2000s has crippled the world’s economy. In this updated edition, Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf explains how global imbalances helped cause the financial crises now ravaging the U.S. economy and outlines steps for ending this destructive cycle — of which this is the latest and biggest. An expanded conclusion recommends near- and long-term measures to stabilize and protect financial markets in the future. Reviewing global financial crises since 1980, Wolf lays bare the links between the microeconomics of finance and the macroeconomics of the balance of payments, demonstrating how the subprime lending crisis in the United States fits into a pattern that includes the economic shocks of 1997, 1998, and early 1999 in Latin America, Russia, and Asia. He explains why the United States became the “borrower and spender of last resort,” makes the case that this was an untenable arrangement, and argues that global economic security depends on radical reforms in the international monetary system and the ability of emerging economies to borrow sustainably in domestic currencies.


Introduction to Private Equity (The Wiley Finance Series)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Introduction to Private Equity is a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry. Far more than just another introductory guide, the book blends academic rigour with practical experience to provide a critical perspective of the industry from a professional who has worked at many levels within the industry, including insurance, funds of funds, funds and portfolio companies.

The book looks at private equity from the point of view of the individual or the business. How is a private business valued? How is the acquisition transaction processed? What are the due diligence issues that should be considered before moving ahead? A valuable insight to a rather opaque market.

Introduction to Private Equity covers the private equity industry as a whole, highlighting its historical development in order to put its recent development into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including LBO, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments.

It provides a balanced perspective on the current corporate governance challenges which are affecting the industry and draws perspective to understand the evolution of the sector, following one of its major crises.


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption— and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generations

With a presidential election around the corner, questions of America’s military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone’s mind. Former “Economic Hit Man” John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing problems. Drawing on interviews with other EHMs, jackals, CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists, Perkins reveals the secret history of events that have created the current American Empire, including:

• How the “defeats” in Vietnam and Iraq have benefited big business

• The role of Israel as “Fortress America” in the Middle East

• Tragic repercussions of the IMF’s “Asian Economic Collapse”

• The current Latin American revolution and its lessons for democracy

• U.S. blunders in Tibet, Congo, Lebanon, and Venezuela

From the U.S. military in Iraq to infrastructure development in Indonesia, from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa to jackals in Venezuela, Perkins exposes a conspiracy of corruption that has fueled instability and anti-Americanism around the globe, with consequences reflected in our daily headlines. Having raised the alarm, Perkins passionately addresses how Americans can work to create a more peaceful and stable world for future generations.



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