This book takes a novel approach to the presentation and understanding of a controversial topic in
modern-day society: hacking. The term hacker was originally used to denote positively-motivated individuals
wanting to stretch the capabilities of computers and networks. In contrast, the term cracker was
a later version of the term, used to denote negatively-motivated individuals wanting to take advantage
of computers and networks’ vulnerabilities to cause harm to property or persons, or to personally gain
For any holder of securities, whether an organization or individual, remaining in control of
securities and cash positions is fundamental to the efficient management of its investment
portfolio. This is not simply a matter of recording trading and settlement activity, but also the
accurate processing and recording of the impact of corporate action events on those securities
and cash positions.
In writing this book, I summoned perspectives and experiences
that extend many years into the past, to the early days of my career. I
drew upon a wealth of knowledge, insights, and wisdom imparted by
an array of people who have helped me grow professionally and per-sonally over the past two decades. The available space in this book and
the limitations of my long-term memory prevent me from recogniz-ing everyone who has had a positive (or at least important) influence
on my development and the formation of the ideas articulated in this
Direct holdings are concentrated in infrastructure sectors (banking and insurance) where SOEs hold a dominant position. Indirect holdings are managed principally through the two state controlled funds that were established as part of the privatisation process, the pension fund
Chapter 8 working capital management is the management of the short-term investment and financing of a company. Major points covered: Understanding how to evaluate a company’s liquidity position, calculating and interpreting operating and cash conversion cycles, evaluating overall working capital effectiveness of a company and comparing it with that of other peer companies,...
The second edition of the New CFO Financial Leadership Manual is designed to give the
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) a complete overview of his or her place in the corporation,
and to provide strategies for how to handle strategic decisions related to a variety of
financial, tax, and information technology issues. Some of the questions that Chapters 1
through 4 answer include:
What should I do during my first days on the job?
What are my specific responsibilities?
How do I reduce my foreign currency exposure?
How do I increase the company’s return on assets?...
This book was motivated by the author’s experience in teaching accounting at
postgraduate level (MBA and MSc) at Aston Business School and in-house training
provided for non-financial managers in many organizations to introduce them to
the use of financial tools and techniques.
My own education as an accountant was aimed at achieving professional recognition
and emphasized an uncritical acceptance of the tools and techniques that
I was taught.
This book is aimed to give an overview of what marketing really means in the contemporary business
environment. It’s not a "how to guide" it’s more a background/reference document to help stimulate
some thinking and discussion about marketing, which is an essential part of any higher education
course covering Marketing.
Corporate culture isn't something you can define. It's intangible: a state of mind, a
feeling, a collective consciousness that's infused in a business and its employees. If you
ask 20 CEOs to define their corporate cultures, you'll get 20 different responses.
WHERE POSITIVE NET PRESENT VALUES COME FROM
Why is an M.B.A. student who has learned about DCF like a baby with a hammer? Answer: Because to a baby with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Our point is that you should not focus on the arithmetic of DCF and thereby ignore the forecasts that are the basis of every investment decision.
MAKING SURE MANAGERS MAXIMIZE NPV
Concentrated on criteria and procedures for identifying capital investments with positive NPVs. If a firm takes all (and only) positive-NPV projects, it maximizes the firm’s value. But do the firm’s managers want to maximize value? Managers have no special gene or chromosome that automatically aligns their personal interests
Women have made enormous strides in recent decades, as they entered
and rose through the ranks of corporations to attain leadership positions.
Despite these gains, however, and despite the number of women in business
schools, and in lower and middle management positions, the status of
women at the top of corporate America has not increased as expected.
According to the 2006 Census released by Catalyst, a research and advisory
organization that conducts research on women’s career advancement, in
2006 women held just 15.
Drawing on a large and wide-ranging literature on consumer behaviour, this report argues
that psychological rather than informational differences may explain much of the variation in
financial capability reported in the FSA's financial capability survey, and that people's
financial behaviour may primarily depend on their intrinsic psychological attributes rather
than information or skills or how they choose to deploy them.
What does it mean to promote yourself? Is the promotion game worth spending your energy on? Employees often get locked into playing the corporate game where someone else sets the speed of the treadmill and dictates how fast to run. Conversely, playing the promotional game can be a lot of fun because you control the speed of the treadmill and determine what promotional plays to use to move yourself up the corporate ladder. If you play the game right, you’ll come out a winner and get promoted along the way....
Risk management is the process whereby the insurer's management takes action to assess
and control the impact of past and potential future events that could be detrimental to the insurer.
These events can impact both the asset and liability sides of the insurer's balance sheet, and the
insurer’s cash flow. Investment risk management addresses investment related events that would
cause the insurer’s investment performance to weaken or otherwise adversely affect its financial
position. Various investment risks tend to focus on different parts of the investment portfolio.
Addressing diet and physical activity in the workplace has the potential
to improve the health status of workers; contribute to a positive and
caring image of the company; improve staff morale; reduce staff
turnover and absenteeism; enhance productivity; and reduce sick leave,
health plan costs and workers' compensation and disability payments.
Even if an entity otherwise holds a “substantial
position” in swaps, it would not qualify as a major swap
participant if those positions are held for “hedging or
mitigating commercial risk,” among other exceptions.
However, the proposed deﬁ nition of “hedging or mitigat-
ing commercial risk” would exclude swap positions held
for speculative purposes.
21 As most private funds would
presumably be deemed to be holding their swap positions
for speculative purposes, that exclusion is unlikely to
apply to them.
Hindawi Publishing Corporation Fixed Point Theory and Applications Volume 2010, Article ID 126192, 8 pages doi:10.1155/2010/126192
Research Article Existence of Solution and Positive Solution for a Nonlinear Third-Order m-Point BVP
Jian-Ping Sun and Fan-Xia Jin
Department of Applied Mathematics, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou, Gansu 730050, China Correspondence should be addressed to Jian-Ping Sun, email@example.com Received 5 November 2010; Accepted 14 December 2010 Academic Editor: Tomonari Suzuki Copyright q 2010 J.-P. Sun and F.-X. Jin.
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Research Article Positive Solutions for Impulsive Equations of Third Order in Banach Space
Department of Mathematics, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China Correspondence should be addressed to Jingjing Cai, firstname.lastname@example.org Received 4 September 2010; Accepted 30 November 2010 Academic Editor: John Graef Copyright q 2010 Jingjing Cai.