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This title is a complete appraisal of analytical tools available to managers to assess performance. Required reading for anyone starting, running, or growing a business, "Business Ratios and Formulas, Third Edition" puts answers at the fingertips of business managers, with nearly 250 operational criteria and clear, easy-to-understand explanations that can be used right away. The Third Edition includes twenty new measurements. It offers a comprehensive resource of nearly 250 operational criteria. This title provides an Appendix including a dictionary of accounting and finance terms. It features a thorough list of every ratio and formula, and how to compile and interpret that information. The following title is also by Steven M. Bragg: "Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly, Second Edition". An ideal tool for measuring corporate performance, this authoritative resource allows you to pick and choose the tools you need to best assess your organization's performance.
A practical resource for valuing patents that is accessible to the complete spectrum of decision makers in the patent process In today's economy, patents tend to be the most important of the intellectual property (IP) assets. It is often the ability to create, manage, defend, and extract value from patents that can distinguish competitive success and significant wealth creation from competitive failure and economic waste. Patent Valuation enhances the utility and value of patents by providing IP managers, IP creators, attorneys, and government officials with a useable resource that allows them to use actual or implied valuations when making patent-related decisions.* Involves a combination of techniques for describing patent valuation* Includes descriptions of various topics, illustrative cases, step-by-step valuation techniques, user-friendly procedures and checklists, and examples* Serves as a useable resource that allows IP managers to use actual or implied valuations when making patent-related decisions One of the most fundamental premises of the book is that these valuation skills can be made accessible to each of the various decision makers in the patent process. Patent Valuation involves narrative descriptions of the various topics, illustrative cases, step-by-step valuation techniques, user-friendly procedures and checklists, and an abundance of examples to demonstrate the more complex concepts.
Originally published by Stevenson, Inc., this practical resource offers nonprofit organizations strategies for creating successful and effective publications. Topics include: Useful policies, guidelines and publication procedures How to produce quality annual reports Advice on writing and editing copy Tips for taking, managing and incorporating photos and images Numerous layout and design ideas Advantages of online publications Outsourcing considerations Evaluating publication effectiveness Editorial calendars Editorial evaluation Increasing readership Submission guidelines Publication underwriting Strategic partnerships Direct mail Please note that some content featured in the original version of this title has been removed in this published version due to permissions issues.
Building Type Basics for Senior Living is the definitive guide to the architectural and interior design of senior living homes, including assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. This second edition is thoroughly updated with new examples of projects completed in recent years, and new or updated coverage of a number of topics, including design for the upcoming retiring Baby Boomers, sustainable design, renovations, international opportunities, operations, and project financing.
Written by an expert who is the architect of the University of Virginia, Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities provides an updated essential guide to the design of college and university buildings. Featuring contributions from notable architecture and design expects, this second edition includes a number of new examples of college and university buildings completed this century as well as significant new content, including information on sustainability, preservation, technology, and the influence of interdepartmental collaboration on the built environment.
From BIM (building information modeling) to RFID (radio frequency identification) to BAS (building automation and control systems), facility managers of today's commercial buildings are often asked to work with a variety of technologies without any experience in IT. This new book is a welcome primer for facility managers and engineers. Each chapter covers a different technology and includes specific and helpful case studies. Authored by the International Facility Management Association (IMFA), this unique resource is also a practical textbook for candidates studying for IFMA certification.
Written by two national leaders in sustainable design, a principal at Perkins + Will and a former chair of the board of USGBC, this is the key guide to designing sustainable health care facilities. Fully updated with the latest sustainable design information, new project case studies, and performance metrics LEED for Healthcare (new in 20 II) and the online Green Guide for Health Care, the book covers hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers, subacute care, and rehabilitation centers. It also includes a number of new guest contributor essays on sustainable design topics specific to healthcare facilities.
McKinsey's Trusted Guide to Teaching Corporate Valuation is Back and Better than Ever Designed for classroom use, Valuation, University Edition Fifth Edition is filled with the expert guidance from McKinsey & Company that students and professors have come to trust. Fully Revised and Updated, NEW FEATURES to the Fifth Edition include: ALL NEW CASE STUDIES that illustrate how valuation techniques and principles are applied in real-world situations NEW CONTENT on the strategic advantages of value-based management EXPANDED to include advanced valuation techniques UPDATED to reflect the events of the real estate bubble and its effect on stock markets, new developments in corporate finance, changes in accounting rules, and an enhanced global perspective Valuation, Fifth Edition remains true to its roots with a solid framework for valuation through key concepts such as: Analyzing historical performance, including reorganizing a company's financial statements to reflect economic rather than accounting performance Forecasting performance, with emphasis on not just the mechanics of forecasting but also how to think about a company's future economics Estimating the cost of capital with practical tips that aren't found in textbooks Interpreting the results of a valuation in light of a company's competitive situation Linking a company's valuation multiples to the core drivers of its performance. The University Edition contains the same key chapters as Valuation Fifth Edition but expands on them to enhance classroom application with End of Chapter Summaries and Review Questions to help students master key concepts from each chapter before moving on to the next. For professors, Wiley offers an Online Instructor's Manual with a full suite of resources exclusive to adopting professors. Contact your rep for more information.
Solar Energy is an authoritative reference on the design of solar energy systems in building projects, with applications, operating principles, and simple tools for the construction, engineering, and design professional. The book simplifies the solar design and engineering process, providing sample documentation and special tools that provide all the information for the complete design of a solar energy system for buildings to enable mainstream MEP and design firms, and not just solar energy specialists, to meet the growing demand for solar energy systems in building projects.
Now in its second edition, Health Communication: From Theory to Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to theory, intervention design, current issues, and special topics in health communication. The book also represents a hands-on guide to program development, implementation, and evaluation. This second edition further emphasizes the importance of a people-centered and participatory approach to health communication interventions, which takes into account key social determinants of health as well as the interconnection of various health and social fields. While maintaining a strong focus on the importance of behavioral, social, and organizational results as key outcomes of health communication interventions, this second edition also includes new or updated information, theoretical models, resources, and case studies on: Health equity Urban health New media Emergency and risk communication Strategic partnerships in health communication Policy communication and public advocacy Cultural competence Health literacy The evaluation of health communication interventions
Written by an architect with Duany Plater-Zyberk with expertise in design for an aging society, this is a guide to urban planning and urban design solutions to accommodate the needs of a population aging in place in both existing and new communities of various scales. Complete with case studies of successful communities, the book shows how, through (social, economic, transportation, and public health) policy, land use, and urban design decisions, a community can allow for residents to age in place gracefully.
The author explores the role of social and economic injustices as root causes of the uneven distribution of disease across population groups according to class, race and gender. There is a strong relation between social and economic inequities and health inequities and the author shows how to develop a framework to understand social and economic policies that would improve the health status of all segments of society. The book explores the global public health issues, processes for influencing policy, and the skills to effectively advocate for health and social justice.
This thoroughly updated and comprehensive guide to strategic human resource management in public and nonprofit organizations reflects the current knowledge, practice, legal, social, economic and technological environment in which public and nonprofit organizations currently operate. The book addresses the significant changes in the field due to the economic crisis, changes in federal employment laws, increased use of technology and social media and new approaches to HRM policy and practice. The book also includes new material on workplace violence and employee discipline as well as more tables and exhibits as applicable.
Make trades on vertical options spreads with the precision of a laser beam Vertical Options Spreads is a combination of a bona-fide academic research-based study and a complete method to trade credit and debit spreads, along with other complex option combination trades such as iron condors and butterflies. Here, the author has accumulated five years of daily data on the ETF, SPY and provided historical evidence of actual win rates at specific multiples of entry points, both in time and price level. For example, traders will be able to use the weekly options, pick a level of risk and return desired, learn how to place the trade, and then discover the actual percent return that the trade would have yielded. This must-have resource includes the basics of option trading and contains references to many excellent works by other authors that explore more about the intricacies of option mechanics and trading. It is far more than an analysis of one specific asset, SPY, featuring a study of probability theory and how it has applied to trading over the past five years, including the highly volatile 2007 to 2009 time frame and the more "normal" 2010 to 2012 time period. The book offer a thorough understanding of how price movement, actual volatility, and implied volatility all provide a complex but workable web in which the informed trader can generate excellent returns. However, the trader must have the discipline to act within the confines of probability and the "law" of large numbers refusing to place trades based on gut feelings or hunches. Offers high-probability based trading that uses the new weekly options Contains handy interactive worksheets that allow traders to select their own risk/return with precision Includes a website with daily and weekly information on the estimate of the actual standard deviation points on the price spectrum Vertical Options Spreads offers traders a research-based guide for trading Standard & Poors 500 ETF, SPY using historic and estimated probabilities and returns that will give them an edge in the marketplace.
The classic text presenting proven, practical strategies for conducting effective interviews Clinical Interviewing --now in its Fifth Edition-- guides clinicians through elementary listening skills onward to more advanced, complex clinical assessment processes such as intake interviewing, mental status examination, and suicide assessment. Clinical Interviewing has been updated with the latest content from the DSM-5, including: Defining psychological and emotional disorders (Chapter 6: An Overview of the Interview Process) Diagnostic impressions (Chapter 7: Intake Interviewing and Report Writing) Assessing for depression (Chapter 9: Suicide Assessment) History and evolution of the DSM, defining mental disorders, specific diagnostic criteria, diagnostic assessment, diagnostic interviewing, and using diagnostic checklists (Chapter 10: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning) Violence assessment (Chapter 12: Challenging Clients and Demanding Situations) Featuring an accompanying DVD with real-life scenarios of actual counselors and clients demonstrating techniques for effective clinical interviews, the new edition presents: A greater emphasis on collaborative goal setting and the client as expert New discussion on multicultural orientation and multicultural competency Non-face-to-face assessment and interviewing--including a structured protocol-- via email, telephone, texting, videoconferencing/Skype, instant messaging, and online chatting An increased focus on case formulation and treatment planning
Unique in its integrated approach, combining an easy-to-read introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) with a hands-on workbook of ArcGIS applications, this book is now fully revised to incorporate the latest software update, ArcGIS 10.1. In addition to maintaining the successful features of prior editions, the new edition shows how to publish maps on the Internet using new exercises. It also introduces readers to the idea of programming in Python, the language ESRI has chosen for applications. A bundled CD contains the data for working out all the exercises in the book.
Originally published by Stevenson, Inc., this practical resource offers procedures nonprofits can follow to raise more in annual gift support, monitor and effectively use budgets, and meet or exceed annual gift goals. It includes examples of annual gift proposals, sample reports, planning tools, and more. Important topics covered include: Board responsibility Annual giving strategies Pledge fulfillment Improved donor giving Direct mail appeals Expanding donor bases Annual gift brochures Event management Phonathons Giving analysis Challenge gifts Gift clubs Fundraising in challenging economic times Courting area businesses Online donations First-time donors Please note that some content featured in the original version of this title has been removed in this published version due to permissions issues.
Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the unrivaled, comprehensive reference tool for graphic designers and students that was heralded as a publishing landmark by the Association of American Publishers, who awarded it a coveted award for publishing excellence. Due to the constantly changing world of design and computer-generated graphics, a revised edition of this landmark text is essential for students and designers alike. The Fifth Edition includes updated images, as well as new information on current graphic design trends and technologies, such as web, multi-media, interactive design, and private presses.
Hugely popular market guru updates his popular trading strategy for a post-crisis world From Larry Williams--one of the most popular and respected technical analysts of the past four decades--Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading, Second Edition provides the blueprint necessary for sound and profitable short-term trading in a post-market meltdown economy. In this updated edition of the evergreen trading book, Williams shares his years of experience as a highly successful short-term trader, while highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of what can be a very fruitful yet potentially dangerous endeavor. * Offers market wisdom on a wide range of topics, including chaos, speculation, volatility breakouts, and profit patterns * Explains fundamentals such as how the market moves, the three most dominant cycles, when to exit a trade, and how to hold on to winners * Includes in-depth analysis of the most effective short-term trading strategies, as well as the author's winning technical indicators Short-term trading offers tremendous upside. At the same time, the practice is also extremely risky. Minimize your risk and maximize your opportunities for success with Larry Williams's Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading, Second Edition.
This work is the leading guide to architectural design within a building information modeling (BIM) workflow, giving the practitioner a clear procedure when designing climate-load dominated buildings. The book incorporates new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design, as well information on how designers can incorporate the latest technological tools. Each chapter addresses specific topics, such as natural ventilation for cooling, passive solar heating, rainwater harvesting and building hydrology, optimizing material use and reducing construction waste, and collaborating with consultants or other building professionals such as engineers and energy modelers.