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Dictionary of Finance And Investment Terms
Dictionary of Finance And Investment Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0764134167

More than 5,000 terms related to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, banking, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets are presented alphabetically with descriptions. Readers will also find a helpful list of financial abbreviations and acronyms, as well as illustrative diagrams and charts. Here's a valuable short-entry dictionary for business students, as well as for office reference and the home bookshelves of private investors.

Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order Simplified and Applied: Simplified and Applied
Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order Simplified and Applied
Simplified and Applied
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0764563998

This is the clearest, most useful guide to parliamentary procedure, now with new information on effective and reliable procedures for nominations, elections, ballots, balloting, and ballot counting.

The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need
The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0465018696

This book is designed to help nonprofit organizations craft proposals for grants from foundations, companies, and government agencies.
Ellen Karsh, a writer and former director of the Mayor's Office of Grants Administration, in New York, and Arlen Sue Fox, associate executive director for development at Sunnyside Community Services, also in New York, significantly update this edition from 2005 by including interviews with grant makers about how the current economic crisis is affecting their giving and how grant seekers can improve their chances of garnering support.
The book includes a proposal checklist, a glossary of terms, sample grant forms, and a list of Web sites that provide information on grants offered by foundations, corporations, and the government.
--from the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles
Sacred Success
A Course in Financial Miracles
Paperback      ISBN: 1946885126
Sacred Success(R) A Course in Financial Miracles shows women there is a better way to achieve wealth and power: on your own terms--as a woman.

Barbara Stanny, the leading expert on women and money, has helped women take control of their finances for two decades--and she knows there is much more to success than how much you earn. In her work with powerful, successful women over the last 20 years, bestselling author and financial educator Stanny has found that most women's problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather with their fear of, or ambivalence toward, power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective.

More than a financial guide, Sacred Success is a primer on power for women--a tutorial for taking charge of your life by taking charge of your finances, and not only growing your money but creating a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life. Best described as "A Course in Miracles meets the Wall Street Journal," Sacred Success gives you a proven process that uniquely blends the practical, psychological, and spiritual work of wealth.

You can be financially successful without sacrificing your soul or compromising your values. You can create wealth and exercise power by staying true to your authentic self and personal mission. Start now.
Dictionary of Business Terms
Dictionary of Business Terms
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0764135341

Expanded with new entries and updated to reflect recent economic developments and the current business climate, this quick-reference dictionary defines more than 7,500 terms relating to accounting, taxation, advertising, business law, communications, transportation, computers and the Internet, economics, finance, insurance, international business, management, marketing, real estate, and statistics. Definitions come with examples, illustrations, and cross-references. An appendix defines hundreds of business-related abbreviations and acronyms. Here is a useful, easy-to-understand reference book with information that is helpful to everyone involved in business activities, whether novices or experienced business executives.

Robert's Rules of Order
Robert's Rules of Order
Paperback      ISBN: 0553225987

This definitive edition of the original Robert's presents rules of order, motions, debate, conduct of business, and adjournment. All problems of conducting a successful meeting smoothly and fairly are resolved.

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better
The New Frugality
How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1596916605

From the personal finance correspondent for public radio's Marketplace Money, a new plan for a new economic reality--the philosophy and practice of living frugally.

As a once-in-a-lifetime downturn deepens, our go-go economy has become an uh-oh economy. But as trusted finance reporter Chris Farrell explains, there's a silver lining to this cloud: It is accelerating a trend already under way in America toward what he calls the New Frugality--a fresh way of thinking about how, what, and why we consume. In today's economy, a "sustainable" lifestyle isn't just one that's good for the planet--it's one that is based around core values and one that sustains your bank balance as well.

In this friendly, approachable book, Farrell explains both the theory and the practice of living frugally. Frugality, he reminds us, does not mean old-fashioned penny-pinching. It means spending your money on quality rather than quantity--buying the best you can afford but the least you need. Drawing on his expertise as a financial reporter and his years of conversations with his public radio listeners, he provides down-to-earth, practical advice for every aspect of your financial life, including:

- how to always maintain a "margin of safety" in your spending

- the frugal home: renting vs. owning

- the two best ways to save for college

- wise debt vs. foolish debt

- why giving your money away can be "newly frugal"

The New Frugality amounts to a paradigm shift in the way we spend and save. The good news is, a frugal lifestyle is one of less waste, lower environmental impact, greater peace of mind, and, over the long run, deeper satisfaction.

The New York Times Century of Business
The New York Times Century of Business
Hardcover      ISBN: 0071355898

The New York Times presents in this account the greatest business events of the 20th century. Drawing on contemporaneous headlines and photographs from its vast archives, this retrospective features the most important developments in business and technology as well as captains of industry.

Modern Banking
Modern Banking
Paperback      ISBN: 0470095008
Modern Banking focuses on the theory and practice of banking, and its prospects in the new millennium. The book is written for courses in banking and finance at Masters/MBA level, or undergraduate degrees specialising in this area. Bank practitioners wishing to deepen and broaden their understanding of banking issues may also be attracted to this book. While they often have exceptional and detailed knowledge of the areas they have worked in, busy bankers may be all too unaware of the key broader issues. Consider the fundamental questions: What is unique about a bank? and What differentiates it from other financial institutions? Answering these questions begins to show how banks should evolve and adapt - or fail. If bankers know the underlying reasons for why profitable banks exist, it will help them to devise strategies for sustained growth.

Modern Banking concludes with a set of case studies that give practical insight into the key issues covered in the book:

  • The core banking functions
  • Different types of banks and diversification of bank activities
  • Risk management: issues and techniques
  • Global regulation: Basel 1 and Basel 2.
  • Bank regulation in the UK, US, EU, and Japan
  • Banking in emerging markets
  • Bank failure and financial crises
  • Competitive issues, from cost efficiency to mergers and acquisitions
  • Case Studies including: Goldman Sachs, Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui, Bancomer
The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit: An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk
The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit
An A to Z Lexicon of Empty, Enraging, and Just Plain Stupid Office Talk
Paperback      ISBN: 0767920740
This caustically funny Webster's of the workplace cuts to the true meaning of the inane argot spouted in cubicles and conference rooms across the land.

It's time to face the facts: We live in the Golden Age of Bullshit. And as anyone who has ever worked in an office knows, the corporate world is a veritable sea of B.S.--and we are all drowning in it.

Thank God for Lois Beckwith, an actual human being with the courage and moral fiber to cut through the crap (so to speak) and give us citizens of the working world the lowdown on what all this corporate lingua franca actually means. Breathe easy. The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit will make your job a whole lot easier, telling you how to get ahead (kissing ass, playing golf), avoid annoying colleagues (use caller ID), and ride the elevator without ruining your career (if you gossip, use pronouns, and never talk to the CEO).

If you have ever wondered what a mindshare is (some kind of drug?), puzzled over the meaning of words like impactful or incentivize (here's a clue: those are not actual words), or been faced with a glassy-eyed zombie of a coworker singing the praises of synergy, then The Dictionary of Corporate Bullshit is for you Forget what you learned in Bschool--this handy reference guide will teach you everything you need to know about the empty, enraging, and just plain stupid gobbledygook that masquerades as "communication" in the working world.