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The Audacious Finance Partner

Author : Andrew Codd
ISBN : 1536842567
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For anyone in the finance profession who feels they are not developing the critical skills to influence others and that their efforts are not getting recognized, The Audacious Finance Partner shows the quickest way to get tangible results for you and your organizations. Discover how to get to the right insights that deliver the most value; become a trusted advisor to the business and apply commercial teaching principles to combine influence with impact. These are areas not traditionally taught in finance courses or business schools; even though they are the skills employers and the next generation of leaders are calling out for. This book follows our main character who frustrated with his lack of success using traditional keeping-the-score approaches decides to push himself outside his comfort zone. He seeks out mentors who have found better and faster ways to develop the critical skills to influence and impact their organizations. Typical coaching and mentoring of these skills is time consuming and expensive, so the book's chapters have been organized as a dialogue between mentor and mentee. This means you get the accelerated experience and value from being immersed in real-to-life conversations that have been concisely distilled from other successful finance partners of large, medium and small organizations covering most major industries across the globe. The Audacious Finance Partner is useful for those who have entered or work in today's Finance world, from newly qualified accountants, graduates, MBAs to more seasoned finance managers and directors. Groups on the outside looking in: consultants, executives & others in leadership roles seeking to better understand finance business partnering can also expect to benefit. This book provides a solid platform to add value and translate valued insights for influence and impact. There are also further support materials and reference guides at the partner website No longer feel disillusioned with the traditional keeping- the-score approaches to finance and accounting, instead learn a more meaningful way to make a difference, enjoy stimulating work and a successful career.


Author : Tom Shone
ISBN : 0743235681
Genre : Art
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A history of the modern blockbuster traces the progression of big summer films from the mid-1970s to the present, discussing how such factors as large Hollywood budgets and technological advances contributed to the industry's rise, in a volume that includes discussions with such figures as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. 30,000 first printing.

The Partners

Author : Desmond Briggs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039583161
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Mad Old Men

Author : Neil Chalmers
ISBN : 9780244022778
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False Economies

Author : S. D. Tucker
ISBN : 9781445672359
Genre : History
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A shocking and hilarious journey through all the madcap economic schemes and theories we've dreamed up.

Change For The Audacious

Author : Steve John Waddell
ISBN : 0692651659
Genre : Adaptation, psychological
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Addressing critical challenges like climate change, food security and equity requires large systems change and development of powerful change systems. This book builds on over 30 years of the author's personal change work and integrates that of others, to provide a comprehensive overview of, and tools and resources for, larges systems change.

The Origin And Evolution Of New Businesses

Author : Amar V. Bhide
ISBN : 019803010X
Genre : Business & Economics
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What is this mysterious activity we call entrepreneurship? Does success require special traits and skills or just luck? Can large companies follow their example? What role does venture capital play? In a field dominated by anecdote and folklore, this landmark study integrates more than ten years of intensive research and modern theories of business and economics. The result is a comprehensive framework for understanding entrepreneurship that provides new and penetrating insights. Examining hundreds of successful ventures, the author finds that the typical business has humble, improvised origins. Well-planned start-ups, backed by substantial venture capital, are exceptional. Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Sam Walton initially pursue small, uncertain opportunities, without much capital, market research, or breakthrough technologies. Coping with ambiguity and surprises, face-to-face selling, and making do with second-tier employees is more important than foresight, deal-making, or recruiting top-notch teams. Transforming improvised start-ups into noteworthy enterprises requires a radical shift, from "opportunistic adaptation" in niche markets to the pursuit of ambitious strategies. This requires traits such as ambition and risk-taking that are initially unimportant. Mature corporations have to pursue entrepreneurial activity in a much more disciplined way. Companies like Intel and Merck focus their resources on large-scale initiatives that scrappy entrepreneurs cannot undertake. Their success requires carefully chosen bets, meticulous planning, and the smooth coordination of many employees rather than the talents of a driven few. This clearly and concisely written book is essential for anyone who wants to start a business, for the entrepreneur or executive who wants to grow a company, and for the scholar who wants to understand this crucial economic activity.


Author : Michael Thoele
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025970364
Genre : Business & Economics
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Set in Lane County near the Row River and Bohemia Mountain, this book is a saga of the boom and bust of a lumber business that ran from 1917 to 1991. It tells the big story of strong characters (L.L. Stub Stewart and his brother Faye) in a bountiful land, what they took from it and what they gave back to the state of Oregon. Illustrated with over 300 photos.

Cities Of Oil

Author : Timothy Cobban
ISBN : 9781442663145
Genre : Political Science
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Cities of Oil is the first sustained historical account of the development of the early Canadian petroleum refining and manufacturing industry. In it, Timothy W. Cobban documents the industry’s development in southern Ontario, from its beginnings in the 1850s to its later expansion on the outskirts of London, to Petrolia, and finally to Sarnia. He accounts for all of the industry’s important developments and innovations, particularly the role played by municipalities in fostering its growth. Using extensive archival research, Cobban concludes that municipalities can stimulate the accelerated, sustained development of local industry sectors, thus challenging the dominant view that the influence of municipalities on economic growth is marginal. Cities of Oil demonstrates the importance of accommodating the land and infrastructure needs of industry at critical junctures, and implementing land use policies that encourage the dense clustering of industries. This book will be essential reading for those seeking a greater understanding of industrial growth in the province of Ontario.


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The Brig Audacious

Author : Alan Cole (Novelist ).
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Saturday Review Of Politics Literature Science Art And Finance

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Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Author : Bruce Pegg
ISBN : 0415937515
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on dozens of interviews and voluminous public records, Pegg paints a complete picture of this complicated figure. This biography uncovers the real Berry and provides a stirring, unvarnished portrait of both the man and the artist.

The Legal 500

Author : John Pritchard (avocat.)
ISBN : 190392796X
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The House Of Morgan

Author : Ron Chernow
ISBN : 9780802198136
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world. Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that included Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill. A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.

Building The Future

Author : Amy Edmondson
ISBN : 9781626564213
Genre : Business & Economics
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Building the Future Machiavelli famously wrote, “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” That's what this book is about—innovation far more audacious than a new way to find a restaurant or a smart phone you can wear on your wrist. Amy C. Edmondson and Susan Salter Reynolds explore large-scale systemic innovation that calls for “big teaming”: intense collaboration between professions and industries with completely different mindsets. This demands leadership combining an expansive vision with deliberative incremental action—not an easy balance. To explore the kind of leadership required to build the future we need, Edmondson and Reynolds tell the story of Living PlanIT. This award-winning “smart city” start-up was launched with a breathtakingly ambitious goal: creating a showcase high-tech city from scratch to pilot its software—quite literally setting out to build the future. This meant a joint effort spanning a truly disparate group of software entrepreneurs, real estate developers, city government officials, architects, construction companies, and technology corporations. By taking a close look at the work, norms, and values in each of these professional domains, we gain new insight into why teaming across fields is so challenging. And we get to know Living PlanIT's leaders, following them and their partners through cycles of hope, exhaustion, disillusionment, pragmatism, and renewal. There are powerful lessons here for anyone, in any industry, seeking to drive audacious innovation.

Gentleman Spy

Author : Peter Grose
ISBN : 1558490442
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Grose has produced what must be the most comprehensive account to date of the CIA's deeds and misdeeds during the cold-war years. It makes an absorbing story". -- (London) Sunday Times

Allen Dulles

Author : Peter Grose
ISBN : IND:30000111199141
Genre : Intelligence service
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International intrigue, varied love affairs, and clandestine operations to topple governments all marked the life of Allen Dulles (1893-1969) who is regarded as the keystone figure in the history of American intelligence. Dulles was appointed as the first civilian director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 1953 (previous directors had been military officers) and was a member of the Warren Commission which investigated the assassination of President Kennedy. This definitive biography goes beyond the life of this one fascinating man, and documents the creation of a massive intelligence network and the development of the United States into a super power. Dulles' influence on intelligence gathering and covert activities still resonates today.

Madison Avenue

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Across The Savage Sea

Author : Maud Fontenoy
ISBN : 1559707623
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Traces the 2003 journey of the female rower, who crossed the Atlantic in a twenty-four-foot-long boat over the course of one hundred and seventeen days, facing near-freezing water, exhaustion, sharks, dangerous weather, and capsizings.

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