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  • 1. Securitisation is one of the burgeoning investment and risk management mechanisms across the world that has sent ripples through the finance industry. Though complex, it is a structured financial instrument for pooling and packaging cash producing financial assets into securities sold to investors. A primer on the subject, this book provides a unique standpoint on securitisation in the wake of US sub-prime crisis and its significance to India. Written in jargon-free, lucid and reader-friendly style, this book unfolds the Indian securitisation market. Securitisation : A Primer discusses the Indian legal and regulatory issues, market practices and conventions in structuring securities. The book adopts a practical ‘do-it-yourself’ excel sheet-based approach to help readers simulate the cash flows of a securitisation deal. The accompanying CD contains: * Worked-out examples of cash flow modeling and structuring of securitisation transactions * Separate Excel sheet for respective chapters Securitisation A Primer Arnab Chowdhury , is General Manager, RBI. He started his career in 1990 as a practising chartered accountant. In 1991 he moved to Hindustan Copper Ltd and in 1993 to SAIL. He joined RBI in 1994, where he is continuing as General Manager. ISBN:9780070680821 Pages: 248 Binding: Hardcover 525.00 Publishing
  • 2. In the wake of developments, competition has intensified, investment and financing avenues have expanded, corporates have grown in size and complexity, capital has become more mobile, institutional investors (who are in general, more demanding than individual investors) have become an important force, financial prices have become more volatile, and intangible assets have assumed greater significance. In response to these opportunities and challenges, shareholder value has become the central corporate agenda and corporates are becoming more focused on value creation. In this context, every manager would like to know: • What is the value of my company? • How can the value of the company be enhanced? CORPORATE VALUATION AND VALUE CREATION Dr Prasanna Chandra, MBA and PhD in Finance, is Director of Centre for Financial Management (CFM), Bangalore. He has about four decades of teaching experience in postgraduate and executive education programmes. ISBN:9780071078221 Pages: 580 Binding: Softcover 475.00 Publishing
  • 3.
    • Investing and the Irrational Mind gives you the tools for overcoming the self-destructive impulses that stand between you and profit. Behavioral finance expert Robert Koppel reveals why your brain sends certain negative messages during the investing process. Applying the latest advances in neuroeconomics and insights from top traders, he provides a program for building the habits used by the world’s most successful investors.
    • Investing and the Irrational Mind teaches you how to:
    • Identify negative, self-defeating patterns of thought
    • Tailor your goals according to your particular investing psychology
    • Develop a framework for overcoming irrational thoughts in investment decisions
    • Use one of your most powerful investing tools—intuition
    Investing and the Irrational Mind Robert Koppel (Chicago, IL) is the author of numerous books on the psychology of trading. Reprint ISBN:9781259002021 Pages: 320 Binding: Hardcover 675.00
  • 4.
    • The LSAT guide created by top students at Harvard Law School to help you achieve your dream score!
    • McGraw-Hill's LSAT, revised and improved for 2012, is a complete coaching program for the exam, with step-by-step instructions, logic tools and diagramming techniques to help students master the most challenging LSAT problems.
    • Key Selling Features
    • Intensive practice with sample tests just like the real thing
    • Logic tools and diagramming skills to help students master every question type
    • 4 complete practice LSATs with detailed answer explanations
    • 2 more practice LSATs online with automatic scoring and timing
    • NEW features in each teaching section: "Most Likely to Be on the Test" lists and "Have You Learned Everything You Need to Know" quizzes
    • Student-tested strategies for achieving the highest possible scores
    • Drills and exercises to reinforce test-taking skills
    McGraw-Hill's LSAT Curvebreakers is a group of current or former Harvard Law students who scored in the top percentile on the LSAT. Reprint ISBN:9781259001925 Pages: 472 Binding: Softcover 750.00
  • 5.
    • Don't be intimidated by LSAT logic games! Score higher once you conquer these tricky questions.
    • Conquering LSAT Logic Games provides you with intensive preparation for the notorious "games" that are considered the most daunting part of the test. The book features tools and strategies for diagramming and solving any type of game, so you will be ready for any problem thrown at you.
    • 80 practice games with complete explanations.
    • Special 16-page section with tear-out logic game guide, LSAT study plans, and other valuable features.
    • Authors are Harvard Law School students who aced the test.
    McGraw-Hill's Conquering LSAT Logic Games, 3/e Curvebreakers is a group of current or former Harvard Law students who scored in the top percentile on the LSAT. Reprint ISBN:9781259001932 Pages: 224 Binding: Softcover 450.00
  • 6.
    • We want to help you succeed on the critical reading and writing portions of the SAT*
    • "Lucky for you, modern-day seniors, Brian Leaf has written the SAT guide to end all SAT guides. He thoroughly demystifies the test and lays out the 50 skills you need to max out your score." -- Sora Song, Senior Editor, Time Magazine
    • We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills for a Top Score . With this book, you'll master the essential skills identified by a prominent SAT instructor and add points to your score. You'll get focused instruction on these crucial skills, helpful exercises, pre- and posttests to check your weaknesses and progress, and two additional tests on the accompanying CD-ROM. With McGraw-
    • Hill's Top Skills for a Top Score: SAT Critical Reading and Writing , we'll guide you step by step through your preparation and give you the tools you need to succeed.
    • Inside you'll find:
    • 50 essential skills with step-by-step sample exercises
    • A pretest to identify your weaknesses and a posttest to track your progress
    • Two additional tests on CD-ROM
    • Strategies to help you answer every type of SAT critical reading or writing item
    Brian Leaf, M.A. , is the founder and director of New Leaf Learning Center in Western Massachusetts. Reprint ISBN:9781259001949 Pages: 208 Binding: Softcover 495.00 McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills for a Top Score: SAT Critical Reading and Writing
  • 7. The House That Bogle Built tells the story of John Bogle, the founding of The Vanguard Group in 1975, and his outlook on the future of investing. It highlights Bogle's revolutionary, iconoclastic nature and his goal of keeping costs low and the interests of investors his top priorities-which was in stark contrast to others in the mutual fund business who were greedy for higher sales profits and management fees. Bogle quickly developed a reputation as being the "conscience" of the industry and has since been revered for helping reform its practices. Featuring never-before-published research and interviews with Bogle himself, The House That Bogle Built covers covers Bogle's views about Vanguard, his successor Jack Brennan, and the current crisis in the world of investing. Bogle firmly believes that investors, who own 70 percent of the shares of large public companies, have done far too little to ensure that large companies avoid financial recklessness. Lewis Braham is a journalist whose work has appeared in a number of business publications, including BusinessWeek , SmartMoney , and Bloomberg Markets . Reprint ISBN: 9781259002007 Pages: 320 Binding: Softcover 475.00 The House that Bogle Built: How John Bogle and Vanguard Reinvented the Mutual Fund Industry
  • 8.
    • A lean blueprint for creating long-term sustainability the Toyota way!
    • The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement , Liker teams up with former Toyota production engineer James Franz to explain the underlying thinking behind continuous improvement and why any company needs a disciplined approach to process improvement in every part of the organization.
    • Liker and Franz outline the common mistakes in thinking that limit results, and they reveal how Toyota achieves its dual objectives of improving business performance and developing its people through following Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s teachings of Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA). Through detailed case examples in many industries, you’ll learn how to:
    • Determine why your processes aren’t achieving anticipated results
    • Build a sustainable lean process with a well-defined purpose
    • Create a system that reveals problems
    • Teach every leader and team member at every level the art of PDCA for process improvement
    Jeffrey K. Liker , author of the bestselling The Toyota Way , is professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan. James K. Franz has more than 24 years of manufacturing experience and learned “lean” as a Toyota production engineer in the United States and Japan.v Reprint ISBN: 9781259002014 Pages: 480 Binding: Softcover 495.00 The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance
  • 9. Public Speaking In Easy Steps guides you through every step of the way - from planning, practice and props through relaxation techniques and tried & tested tips on the day itself. This straight forward guide will give you the confidence to speak to any audience, at weddings and funerals, impromptu office meetings or an international conference of thousands. With its practical, easy-to-follow system, learn how to conquer your fears and make your speech truly memorable. Who knows, you might even enjoy it… Drew Provan is currently a senior lecturer at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. Reprint ISBN: 9781259001987 Pages: 192 Binding: Softcover 225.00 Public Speaking
  • 10. Starting an online business no longer requires technical knowledge or previous experience as there are a raft of tools, programmes and applications to help business owners create and manage a website, online marketing and customer relationship management. There is also a shift in society and attitudes towards the work/life balance. Now, running an online business, often from home, is seen by many as the perfect way to earn revenue whilst enjoying life. With so many favorable possibilities it's no wonder entrepreneurs are looking at the web as a viable platform for their idea and Start an online business in easy steps will help them get their online business off the ground and into profitability - written by someone who's really been there and survived to tell the tale. Jon Smith is the author of eleven books, four of which are related to internet marketing. Reprint ISBN: 9781259001970 Pages: 192 Binding: Softcover 225.00 Start an Onliine Business
  • 11. It will not have escaped your notice that there aren't so many job opportunities out there at the moment and those that are being advertised are being chased by more people. But people are still finding jobs - you just need to make sure you have the edge that will put yourself above the others when it comes to employers choosing who will fill the available roles. You may have been recently made redundant, you may be looking to return to work after a career break or maybe successful in your role but just bored or disillusioned with your current role. Whatever your reasons, take a step back and re-appraise your work life and then take positive action towards putting your career on the right path and finding your next role. So many people find themselves in roles, not through choice but through good fortune, opportunity or sometimes through a lack of alternatives. People seldom have the opportunity to take a step back and truly take stock of all they have achieved and where they want to take their future careers. Whatever your current circumstances, this book will guide you through all the essential decisions and equip you with the ideas and tools to help improve your chances of finding and securing your next role. Being without a job or being stuck in one that's not going in the right direction can be a very stressful experience. In this book you will find many practical suggestions and exercises to keep you feeling motivated and positive about the way ahead. Make a decision now to plan what you are going to do with your life and your career from here. Determining a new career direction can feel daunting but we will show you how it can also be a highly motivating and enlightening thing to do. Jon Poole has been a development specialist for more than 20 years, running his own development practice for the past 10 years. Reprint ISBN: 9781259001994 Pages: 216 Binding: Softcover 225.00 Your Career From Here
  • 12. When was the last time you attended a presentation and thought "That was fantastic! I really enjoyed listening to the speaker and learned something today"? It doesn't happen often enough, because most people who present give mediocre talks at best. But it shouldn't be like this. This book aims to show you that with effective preparation and good audiovisual aids your key messages will be presented with clarity. By keeping to time and answering questions smoothly, you can give an above-average presentation which will be memorable for the audience. The author has years of experience in this area. As a regular presenter at all types of meeting, he has made every mistake possible! He's crammed slides too full, disengaged from the audience, used distracting animations on his slides, and committed most sins as a presenter. Happily, he has learned from these and improved considerably, and in this book he helps the less confident presenter avoid the mistakes that most presenters make today. With patience and practice and using the guidance in this book you will soon be giving memorable presentations and become a real asset to your organization! Or if you're just planning to talk to a small group of enthusiasts at a local club this book will help you there, too! Drew Provan is currently a senior lecturer at Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. Reprint ISBN: 9781259001963 Pages: 192 Binding: Softcover 225.00 Giving Great Presentations
  • 13. From a business's perspective, gaining excellent performance from its people clearly translates into better performance of the business. From a motivational point of view, the majority of managers spend too much time directing and too little time motivating and developing those that work for them. Regular one-to-one coaching can help managers really understand their staff and ensure they get the very best performance from them. This book provides a simple yet comprehensive approach to coaching in the workplace described using a step-by-step process from A through to E. In addition, it explains many of the supporting skills such as questioning, listening and goal setting - all of which are essential skills for coaching but also extremely useful stand-alone skills for all managers to master. Jon Poole has been a development specialist for more than 20 years, running his own development practice for the past 10 years. Reprint ISBN: 9781259001956 Pages: 192 Binding: Softcover 225.00 Business Coaching