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Practical Methods of Financial Engineering and Risk Management: Tools for Modern Financial Professionals
Practical Methods of Financial Engineering and Risk Management: Tools for Modern Financial Professionals

Risk control, capital allocation, and realistic derivative pricing and hedging are critical concerns for major financial institutions and individual traders alike. Events from the collapse of Lehman Brothers to the Greek sovereign debt crisis demonstrate the urgent and abiding need for statistical tools...

Deficit: Why Should I Care?
Deficit: Why Should I Care?

At the turn of this century, the American national debt stood at just under $6 trillion and the deficit at a "mere" $86 billion. Today, the national debt has topped $14 trillion, and the yearly deficit for 2011 is projected at a whopping $1.4 trillion.

According to the U.S. Treasury Department's Annual...

Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century
Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century

As it turns out Bennis underestimated the impact that bad leadership can have. A combination of greed, hubris, flawed judgment, and miscalculation has made the Enron debacle seem almost quaint by comparison to the global financial crisis that we now face. Although numerous pundits and scholars have advanced many reasons for the...

AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis
AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis
"The AntiPatterns authors have clearly been there and done that when it comes to managing software development efforts. I resonated with one insight after another, having witnessed too many wayward projects myself. The experience in this book is palpable." —John Vlissides, IBM Research "This book allows managers, architects,...
Handbook of Multisensor Data Fusion: Theory and Practice, Second Edition (Electrical Engineering and Applied Signal Processing)
Handbook of Multisensor Data Fusion: Theory and Practice, Second Edition (Electrical Engineering and Applied Signal Processing)
In the years since the bestselling first edition, fusion research and applications have adapted to service-oriented architectures and pushed the boundaries of situational modeling in human behavior, expanding into fields such as chemical and biological sensing, crisis management, and intelligent buildings.

Handbook of Multisensor Data...

The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America's Economic Future
The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know about America's Economic Future
In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers; there will be twice as many retirees as there are today but only 18 percent more workers. How will America handle this demographic overload? How will Social Security and Medicare function with fewer working taxpayers to support these programs? According to...
Putting Investors First: Real Solutions for Better Corporate Governance
Putting Investors First: Real Solutions for Better Corporate Governance

Written in a practical and succinct style, Putting Investors First is indispensable for board members and the corporate executives who work with them and of compelling interest to large and small investors who have lost faith in our system of corporate governance.

Demands on the boards of directors of public companies throughout...

Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way
Cisco Routers for the Desperate: Router and Switch Management, the Easy Way

Cisco routers and switches are the cornerstones of many networks. But when things break, repairs can intimidate even the most competent administrator. Luckily, just knowing the "in case of emergency" basics will take you far.

Just like the original, this second edition of the highly acclaimed Cisco Routers for the...

Managing the Testing Process
Managing the Testing Process

Practical ways to run a test operation that’s driven by quality – not crisis.

The wisdom in this book does not rely on brilliant theories or any Scientific Truth other than what works--on the job, time and time again. In Managing the Testing Process, you’ll examine an integrated approach–-the bricks...

Restoring the Innovative Edge: Driving the Evolution of Science and Technology (Innovation and Technology in the World Economy)
Restoring the Innovative Edge: Driving the Evolution of Science and Technology (Innovation and Technology in the World Economy)

Considerable evidence indicates that the U.S. is falling behind when it comes to innovation. In part, this shift stems from the globalization of research and the advancement of other nations. But, it also arises from a widespread failure to adapt to the competitive environment generated by the evolution of science and technology.
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Interest Rates, Prices and Liquidity: Lessons from the Financial Crisis (Macroeconomic Policy Making)
Interest Rates, Prices and Liquidity: Lessons from the Financial Crisis (Macroeconomic Policy Making)

Many of the assumptions that underpin mainstream macroeconomic models have been challenged as a result of the traumatic events of the recent financial crisis. Thus, until recently, it was widely agreed that although the stock of money had a role to play, in practice it could be ignored as long as we used short-term nominal interest rates as...

Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity
Reaching beyond statistics and prevalent assumptions, Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men...
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