This is an endlessly interesting collection for anyone who has a passion for science and data. All illustrated and full of fascinating information, the Freakonomics-style books cover the topics of big data, maths and money and will delight anyone who enjoys numbers and economics.
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Man vs Big Data explains everyday data in an accessible style, revealing how data is used for medical advancements, developing everyday tools and recording our movements and actions; Man vs Maths explains how we use everyday mathematics to do everything from building a skyscraper to finding love; and Man vs Money reveals how money plays a role in everything the world revolves around, covering issues including modern banking, crowd funding and virtual currencies.
A quick and easy guide to help you learn the basics of accounting. The ability to negotiate a deal. Confidence to oversee staff. Complete and accurate monitoring of expenses. In today's business climate, these are must-have skills. But all too often, comprehensive business books turn the important details of best practices into tedious reading that would put even a CEO to sleep. This bestselling series is packed with hundreds of entertaining tidbits and concepts that can't be found anywhere else. From hiring and firing to strategizing and calculating revenues, these guides can help you learn core business and career concepts-no MBA required! So whether you're a new business owner, a manager, or entry-level employee, this series has the answers you need to conduct business more efficiently.
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In The Reckoning, award-winning historian Jacob Soll shows how the use and misuse of financial bookkeeping has determined the fates of entire societies. Time and again, Soll reveals, good and honest accounting has been a tool to build successful companies, states and empires. Yet when it is neglected or falls into the wrong hands, accounting has contributed to cycles of destruction that continue to this day. Combining rigorous scholarship and fresh storytelling, The Reckoning traces the surprisingly powerful influence of accounting on financial and political stability, from the powerful Medici bank in the 14th century Italy to the 2008 financial crisis.
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Is this the right book for me? Basic Accounting is a complete, step-by-step course in elementary accounting. Giving clear and concise explanations of accounting principles and practice including PAYE, cashflow statements, accounting for share capital, accounting standards and non-financial reporting, it is perfect for the newcomer to basic accounting, the first- level accounting student or anybody needing to brush up their accounting skills. No prior knowledge of bookkeeping or accounting is assumed. Clear explanations, diagrams and worked examples enable you to master the basic principles then apply them to practical examples to consolidate and test your knowledge. Basic Accounting includes: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Source documents Chapter 3: The ledger system Chapter 4: Balancing the cash book Chapter 5: Double entry theory and practice Chapter 6: The trial balance Chapter 7: Gross profit and stock Chapter 8: Trading and profit and loss and accounts Chapter 9: The balance sheet Chapter 10: Illustrative example Chapter 11: Cash and bank transactions Chapter 12: Bank reconciliation Chapter 13: The petty cash book Chapter 14: Credit transactions and suppliers' accounts Chapter 15: The accounts of credit customers Chapter 16: Purchases and sales returns Chapter 17: VAT and PAYE Chapter 18: Classification of ledger accounts Chapter 19: Final accounts of a sole trader Chapter 20: Interpretation of accounts Chapter 21: Cash flow statements Chapter 22: Capital and revenue expenditure Chapter 23: The genera; journal Chapter 24: Depreciation of fixed assets Chapter 25: Bad debts and provision for bad debts Chapter 26: Year-end adjustments Chapter 27: Incomplete records and single entry Chapter 28: Non-trading concerns and club accounts Chapter 29: Control Accounts Chapter 30: Partnership accounts Chapter 31: Accounting for management Chapter 32: Costs of production and manufacturing accounts Chapter 33: Introduction to limited companies Chapter 34: Accounting for share capital Chapter 35: The final accounts of a limited company Chapter 36: Accounting standards Chapter 37: Non-financial reporting Chapter 38: Computerized accounting Learn effortlessly with easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of accounting. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Is this the right book for me? A jargon-free guide for the small business owner or manager Small Business Accounting is a jargon-free joy for the small business owner or manager, providing practical examples of real businesses to show the reader, step by step, how to record each transaction. This book does not assume that you know anything at all about business records and accounts and gives a system for real businesses to be operated by real business people who want a simple, easy and, above all, quick system of book keeping. Forget about debits and credits, journal entries, ledgers and day books. If you can read a bank statement this book will teach you how to prepare accounts, make cashflow forecasts and prepare a budget. And when you do need to use an accountant, it tells you how best to find a reliable one. Small Business Accounting includes: Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Your bank account Chapter 3: A simple cashbook Chapter 4: Analysis columns Chapter 5: Payments - filing Chapter 6: Payments - cheque-book Chapter 7: Payments - cashbook Chapter 8: Non-allowable expenses Chapter 9: Purchase of equipment Chapter 10: Credit cards Chapter 11: Petty cash Chapter 12: Receipts - filing Chapter 13: Receipts - paying-in book Chapter 14: Receipts - cashbook Chapter 15: Capital introduced Chapter 16: End of month procedures Chapter 17: VAT Chapter 18: Wages Chapter 19: End of year totals Chapter 20: Adjustments for payments Chapter 21: Adjustments to receipts Chapter 22: Transfer to tax return Chapter 23: Trial balance Chapter 24: Final accounts Chapter 25: Budgeting and cash-flow forecasting Chapter 26: Costing and pricing Chapter 27: Computerization
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Learn the secrets of success that have stood the test of time! Looking for wealth and success? Discover the money-making secrets of America's millionaires of the 1930's as compiled by Napoleon Hill and distilled into a thirteen step programme to personal success in the 1937 classic Think and Grow Rich. To further prove that the formula for making money is ageless, The Success Classics Collection also includes the 100-year edition of The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles which explains how to attract wealth, overcome emotional barriers, and apply foolproof methods to bring financial success into your life. Napoleon Hill and Wallace Wattles: The Success Classics Collection: Think and Grow Rich and The Science of Getting Rich contains: * The original texts of these bestselling motivational classics * Analysis from self-development authority Tom Butler-Bowdon * A never-before published biography of Wallace Wattles. These luxury hardback editions are perfect as a keepsake for yourself or as a present for your friends and family.
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Britain's number-one guide to mastering the art and science of bookkeeping Accurate bookkeeping is crucial to the success of every business but few people relish in this highly detailed task. Luckily, this new edition of Bookkeeping For Dummies simplifies every aspect of financial record keeping, walking you through the basic skills you need to make numbers your minion. From tracking transactions and keeping ledgers to producing balance sheets and year-end reports, this straight-talking guide takes the intimidation out of bookkeeping and shows you how to make it your best friend in business. Fully updated to include the latest coverage of accounting practices and bookkeeping software, this new edition of Bookkeeping For Dummies features tons of practical exercises to get you up and running with what you need to keep your books balanced, your finances in order and the tax inspector off your back. * Find updated bookkeeping templates and resources available via download * Manage day-to-day records like sales and purchases * Produce Profit and Loss Statements and Balance Sheets * Prepare year-end documents with confidence and ease From the importance of keeping a paper trail to the best ways to keep payroll rolling and everything in between this is the ideal resource for anyone looking to learn the bookkeeping ropes.
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Understanding and Interpreting Accounts is designed for those with no formal training in accounting who need to know what company accounts can reveal. Using non-technical terms to explain the concepts, it identifies the links between individual parts of the accounts in order to facilitate the analysis and prediction of company performance. The reader will rapidly gain sufficient understanding of the information held in the accounts for the purposes of commercial credit analysis, investment planning, business forecasting, managing a business, and many other similar activities. It is the product of many years' experience in teaching the interpretation of accounts to students on MBA courses with no previous background in accounting. Its simple but thorough approach will be of value to anyone - student, professional, manager or investor -- who needs a basic introduction to analysing accounts and the process of mining them for practical information.
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Open the books on accounting with this friendly guide Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more. Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit and everything in between it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers. * Get the scoop on accounting basics and standards * Read and understand financial statements with ease * Report income and expenses for public or private sectors * Create great financials and boost your bottom line If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!
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The perennial bestseller updated for the latest release of QuickBooks If you're like most people involved with a small business, accounting isn't necessarily your strong suit, and certainly isn't the reason you got involved with your venture. Luckily, this bestselling guide shows you just how easy it is to use QuickBooks to keep your ducks in a row so you can spend less time worrying about finances and more time concentrating on other aspects of your growing business. With easy-to-follow guidance and plain-English explanations that cut through confusing financial jargon, QuickBooks 2017 For Dummies assumes no prior knowledge of the software and gets you started at the very beginning. In no time, you'll discover how to install the software and configure QuickBooks for your business needs, set up payroll reminders, download bank and credit card transactions, pay bills online, keep track of your checkbook and credit cards, and so much more. * Organize all of your business finances in one place * Create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, and pay the bills * Track inventory, calculate job costs, and monitor your business reports * Make tax time easier Written by a CPA who knows QuickBooks and understands your unique business needs, this is your go-to guide for getting past the paperwork and putting the program to work for you.
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Make business chores easy with QuickBooks Managing the books for a small business can be a challenging, onerous task. If you're looking to spend fewer hours hunched over multiple spreadsheets and more time focused on other aspects of your growing business, this all-in-one guide gives you everything you need to put QuickBooks to work for you. Combining eight content-rich books into one complete package, this value-priced reference provides answers to all the questions you have about how QuickBooks can manage your business finances even the ones you didn't know to ask! With the help of QuickBooks 2017 All-In-One For Dummies, you'll quickly and painlessly discover how to use this fan-favorite software program to establish fundamental accounting practices that will keep your company successful and healthy. From installing the software and configuring QuickBooks to setting up payroll reminders and keeping track of your business checkbook and credit cards, everything you need to effectively and efficiently stay on top of those dollars and cents is only a page away! * Organize all of your business finances in one place * Pay vendors, invoice customers, and track inventory * Prepare financial statements and reports * Access your cloud-based account using your smartphone This is your all-encompassing guide to putting your financial woes to rest and simplifying your business accounting with confidence!
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Make your money make a difference and enjoy attractive returns Small Money, Big Impact explores and explains the globally growing importance of impact investing. Today, the investor's perspective has become as important as the actual social impact. Based on their experience with over 25 million micro borrowers, the authors delve into the mechanics, considerations, data and strategies that make microloans and impact investing an attractive asset class. From the World Bank to the individual investor, impact investing is attracting more and more attention. Impact investing is a global megatrend and is reshaping the way people invest as pension funds, insurance companies, foundations, family offices and private investors jump on board. This book explains for the first time how it works, why it works and what you should know if you're ready to help change the world. Impact investing has proven over the last 20 years as the first-line offense against crushing poverty. Over two billion people still lack access to basic financial services, which are essential for improving their livelihood. Investors have experienced not only social and environmental impact, but have received attractive, stable and uncorrelated returns for over 15 years. This guide provides the latest insights and methodologies that help you reap the rewards of investing in humanity. * Explore the global impact investing phenomenon * Learn how microloans work, and how they make a difference * Discover why investors are increasingly leaning into impact investing * Consider the factors that inform impact investing decisions Part social movement and part financial strategy, impact investing offers the unique opportunity for investors to power tremendous change with a small amount of money expanding their portfolios as they expand their own global impact. Microfinance allows investors at any level to step in where banks refuse to tread, offering opportunity to those who need it most. Small Money, Big Impact provides the expert guidance you need to optimize the impact on your portfolio and the world.
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The book explains the principles and practice of bookkeeping sequentially, including: *The bank reconciliation *Writing up the petty cash book *Extracting a trial balance *Accruals and prepayments *Setting up a limited company *Accounting for VAT Plus step-by-step guides to compiling a balance sheet, depreciation, accounting for bad and doubtful debts and much more. The 10th edition also includes significant enhancements to reflect the teachings of the principle bookkeeping institutes as they endeavour to raise the professional competence of their members. For example, accounting staff are increasingly being required to extend their record keeping into management accounts areas. The new edition includes chapters on stock control and budgetary control accounting. In addition, it will include more detailed guidance on the significance and importance of ratio analysis and statements of sources and application of funds, plus the latest available IAB and ICB exam papers.
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Explore the deadly elegance of finance's hidden powerhouse The Money Formula takes you inside the engine room of the global economy to explore the little-understood world of quantitative finance, and show how the future of our economy rests on the backs of this all-but-impenetrable industry. Written not from a post-crisis perspective but from a preventative point of view this book traces the development of financial derivatives from bonds to credit default swaps, and shows how mathematical formulas went beyond pricing to expand their use to the point where they dwarfed the real economy. You'll learn how the deadly allure of their ice-cold beauty has misled generations of economists and investors, and how continued reliance on these formulas can either assist future economic development, or send the global economy into the financial equivalent of a cardiac arrest. Rather than rehash tales of post-crisis fallout, this book focuses on preventing the next one. By exploring the heart of the shadow economy, you'll be better prepared to ride the rough waves of finance into the turbulent future. * Delve into one of the world's least-understood but highest-impact industries * Understand the key principles of quantitative finance and the evolution of the field * Learn what quantitative finance has become, and how it affects us all * Discover how the industry's next steps dictate the economy's future How do you create a quadrillion dollars out of nothing, blow it away and leave a hole so large that even years of "quantitative easing" can't fill it and then go back to doing the same thing? Even amidst global recovery, the financial system still has the potential to seize up at any moment. The Money Formula explores the how and why of financial disaster, what must happen to prevent the next one.
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Risk management solutions for today's high-speed investing environment Real-Time Risk is the first book to show regular, institutional, and quantitative investors how to navigate intraday threats and stay on-course. The FinTech revolution has brought massive changes to the way investing is done. Trading happens in microsecond time frames, and while risks are emerging faster and in greater volume than ever before, traditional risk management approaches are too slow to be relevant. This book describes market microstructure and modern risks, and presents a new way of thinking about risk management in today's high-speed world. Accessible, straightforward explanations shed light on little-understood topics, and expert guidance helps investors protect themselves from new threats. The discussion dissects FinTech innovation to highlight the ongoing disruption, and to establish a toolkit of approaches for analyzing flash crashes, aggressive high frequency trading, and other specific aspects of the market. Today's investors face an environment in which computers and infrastructure merge, regulations allow dozens of exchanges to coexist, and globalized business facilitates round-the-clock deals. This book shows you how to navigate today's investing environment safely and profitably, with the latest in risk-management thinking. * Discover risk management that works within micro-second trading * Understand the nature and impact of real-time risk, and how to protect yourself * Learn why flash crashes happen, and how to mitigate damage in advance * Examine the FinTech disruption to established business models and practices When technology collided with investing, the boom created stratospheric amounts of data that allows us to plumb untapped depths and discover solutions that were unimaginable 20 years ago. Real-Time Risk describes these solutions, and provides practical guidance for today's savvy investor.
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BPP Learning Media's unique Passcards make the best use of your revision time. They summarise key topics to jog your memory and are packed with exam and assessment targeted guidance. Their innovative card format helps you revise at a glance. They are part of a market leading suite of materials BPP Learning Media has produced to help support students.
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Your plain English guide to financial accounting for students and trainees. Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying finance, accounting and business with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyse, prepare and evaluate financial statements. Covers concepts accountants and other business professionals use to prepare reports; mergers and acquisitions purchase and pooling; free cash flow; and financial statement analysis. Whether you re a student on your way to earning a degree, working towards your ACCA qualification, or a trainee just starting out in your accounts career, Financial Accounting For Dummies gives you a wealth of information to grasp the subject. * This UK version is adapted to take in UK accounting practice and international reporting standards * Provides a firm grounding in interpreting, analysing, preparing and evaluating corporate financial statements * Includes easy to understand explanations and real-life examples to consolidate learning
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Make bookkeeping a breeze with Sage Sage 50 Accounts is a tremendously popular resource among accounting professionals, and exciting upgrades in version 22 make it even more useful. This book helps you use get started with installation as well as customisation, and in a short time you'll be running VAT returns and producing reports. Newer features help you store copies on the cloud, access data from anywhere and much more. Inside...* Fully updated screenshots * How to use Sage Drive * A guide to key buttons * New ways to access tasks * Toolbar configuration tips * Valuable window shortcuts * How to process paperwork * Project management help * Tips on using mobile apps
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