Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks (Financial Markets and Investments) (by H. Kent Baker, Halil Kiymaz, Greg Filbeck)


Author(s): H. Kent Baker, Halil Kiymaz, Greg Filbeck

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2015-07-23
ISBN-10: 0199375879
ISBN-13: 9780199375875
Language: English
Description: During the past few decades, private equity (PE) has attracted
considerable attention from investors, practitioners, and
academicians. In fact, a substantial literature on PE has emerged.
PE offers benefits for institutional and private wealth management
clients including diversification and enhancement of risk-adjusted
returns. However, several factors such as liquidity concerns,
regulatory restrictions, and the lack of transparency limit the
attractiveness of some PE options to investors. The latest volume
in the Financial Markets and Investments Series, Private
Equity: Opportunities and Risks offers a synthesis of
the theoretical and empirical… more…

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The Design of Frontier Spaces: Control and Ambiguity (Design and the Built Environment) (by Carolyn Loeb, Andreas Luescher)


Author(s): Carolyn Loeb, Andreas Luescher

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Publish date: 2015-07-28
ISBN-10: 1472419766
ISBN-13: 9781472419767
Language: English
Description: No description available

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The Routledge Companion to Financial Accounting Theory (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting) (by Stewart Jones)


Author(s): Stewart Jones

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2015-06-05
ISBN-10: 0415660289
ISBN-13: 9780415660280
Language: English
Description:
Financial accounting theory has numerous practical applications
and policy implications, for instance, international accounting
standard setters are increasingly relying on theoretical
accounting concepts in the creation of new standards; and
corporate regulators are increasingly turning to various
conceptual frameworks of accounting to guide regulation and the
interpretation of accounting practices.

The global financial crisis has also led to a new found
appreciation of the social, economic and political importance of
accounting concepts generally and corporate financial reporting
in particular. For instance, the… more…

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On Purpose: Why great leaders start with the PLOT (by Karen James)


Author(s): Karen James

Publisher: Wiley
Publish date: 2015-07-27
ISBN-10: 0730322467
ISBN-13: 9780730322467
Language: English
Description: A witty, insightful guide to rediscovering Purpose and leading
like you mean it

On Purpose is a modern-day business book for those who
want to steer their work — and life — back on course.  When
your head and heart connect in both, our humanity becomes the
hero in the story.  Shed the mediocrity that comes from
halfhearted decision-making, and rediscover your PLOT — Purpose,
Leadership, Operations, and Technology — as you learn to live and
lead with purpose. This insightful guide provides a framework for
re-evaluating your direction, then stepping back and re-aiming
the ship. It starts with a fable that… more…

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Learning iOS 8 Game Development (by Siddharth Shekar)


Author(s): Siddharth Shekar

Categories: Computers > Programming
Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Publish date: 2015-06-17
ISBN-10: 178439355X
ISBN-13: 9781784393557
Language: English
Description:
Create robust and spectacular 2D and 3D games from scratch
using Swift – Apple's latest and easy-to-learn programming
language

About This Book

Create engaging games from the ground up using SpriteKit and
SceneKit

Boost your game's visual performance using Metal – Apple's
new graphics library

A step-by-step approach to exploring the world of game
development using Swift

Who This Book Is For

This book is for novices as well as proficient game developers
who want to learn more about game development using Swift. If you
are from a 2D game development background and would like to learn
the basics of 3D… more…

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Infinispan Data Grid Platform Definitive Guide (by Wagner Roberto dos Santos)


Author(s): Wagner Roberto dos Santos

Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Publish date: 2015-05-26
ISBN-10: 1782169970
ISBN-13: 9781782169970
Language: English
Description:
Master Infinispan to create scalable and high-performance
applications

About This Book

Create highly scalable applications using the Infinispan Data
Grid Platform

Maximize your application's performance in any cluster
environment

Become an expert in creating powerful solutions using
Infinispan through ready-to-use examples

Who This Book Is For

This practical guide is intended for those who want to learn how
to build extremely scalable applications. This book is easy to
read and is aimed at Java enterprise developers with a solid
knowledge of Java. However, no previous coding experience with
Infinispan… more…

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Learning Cascading (by Victoria Loewengart, Michael Covert)


Author(s): Victoria Loewengart, Michael Covert

Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Publish date: 2015-06-30
ISBN-10: 1785288911
ISBN-13: 9781785288913
Language: English
Description:
Build reliable, robust, and high-performance big data
applications using the Cascading application development
efficiently

About This Book

Understand how Cascading fits into the big data landscape and
hides the complexity of MapReduce to enable the development of
streamlined, maintainable, and concise applications

Develop a real-life Cascading application that can be easily
customized for your specific needs

Learn basic and advanced features of Cascading through a
practical, hands-on approach with step-by-step instructions and
code samples

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for software… more…

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Getting Started with Unity 5 (by Dr. Edward Lavieri)


Author(s): Dr. Edward Lavieri

Categories: Computers > Programming
Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Publish date: 2015-05-29
ISBN-10: 1784398314
ISBN-13: 9781784398316
Language: English
Description:
Leverage the power of Unity 5 to create amazing 3D games

About This Book

Learn to create interactive games with the Unity 5 game
engine

Explore advanced features of Unity 5 to help make your games
more appealing and successful

A step-by-step guide giving you the perfect start to
developing games with Unity 5

Who This Book Is For

If you are a game developer interested in learning Unity 3D from
scratch and becoming familiar with its core features, then this
book is for you. No prior knowledge of Unity 3D is required.

In Detail

This book will guide you through the entire process of creating a
3D… more…

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Chef Infrastructure Automation Cookbook – Second Edition (by Matthias Marschall)


Author(s): Matthias Marschall

Categories: Computers > Networking
Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Publish date: 2015-05-29
ISBN-10: 178528794X
ISBN-13: 9781785287947
Language: English
Description:
Over 80 recipes to automate your cloud and server
infrastructure with Chef and its associated toolset

About This Book

Automate error-prone and tedious manual tasks and manage your
servers on-site or in the cloud

Equip yourself with Chef components such as Chef client and
solo, and learn how to create simple Chef cookbooks and various
other artifacts for managing systems with Chef when live

Packed with working code and easy-to-follow, step-by-step
instructions to configure, deploy, and scale your applications

Who This Book Is For

This book is for system engineers and administrators who have a
fundamental… more…

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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials (by Kunal Kumar)


Author(s): Kunal Kumar

Publisher: Packt Publishing – ebooks Account
Publish date: 2015-05-29
ISBN-10: 1784398756
ISBN-13: 9781784398750
Language: English
Description: This book is intended for virtualization administrators who want to
learn VMware vSphere quickly. It is assumed that you have a basic
knowledge of virtualization and the vSphere environment.

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