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How to be a Chief Operating Officer: 16 Disciplines for Success
by Jennifer Geary

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

June 27, 2017

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Chief Operating Officer is one of the most complex senior management roles in organisations today. It embraces a range of disciplines, from Technology to Human Resources, from Legal to Risk. Yet, unlike other senior executive roles, there is no established framework or body of knowledge to support the COO. <br />This book de-mystifies the COO role and breaks it into 16 core elements; the three fundamental pillars of Culture, Strategy and Change, plus 13 technical areas. It outlines responsibilities, warning signs, and how to boost performance. It equips you with the questions you need to ask to gain early insight, diagnose the issues and move into execution.<br />Drawing on industry standards and enriched with expert insight and real-life current examples, it condenses a vast range of knowledge and experience into one accessible read. This book, which can be consumed in one sitting, will make you a more effective leader, faster. This is the book that current COOs wish they had at the outset of their journey. It is the book that your CEO, Board and team need you to read.<br /><br />‘A must-read guide for all aspiring COOs. Packed with practical insights and based on real life experiences, it gives a clear and powerful road map for this transformational organizational role.’<br />Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF <br /><br />‘It is rare for a single book to command such breadth of expertise, practical insight and advice that is so easy to put into action. This is a consequence of the superb clarity of Jennifer’s writing, and the fact that she has earned her expertise – and the scars that come with it – from working on the business end of the stick for over twenty years.’<br />Mark Waddington, CEO, Hope and Homes for Children<br /><br />‘Crisply written, clear and to the point.’<br />Ben Brabyn, CEO, Level 39<br /><br />‘An impressive read. De-codes the very tricky role of COO and inspires you on how to be a great one.’<br />Niamh O’Keeffe, Author of “Your First 100 days” and “Your Next Role”<br /><br />‘The defining text on the role of the COO and its component parts. This is an informative and useful read for existing COOs. It is a must read for new COOs, aspiring COOs and most importantly CEOs and Heads of HR in hiring COOs for their organisations.'<br />Paul Ford, CEO, Anchura Partners<br /><br /> <br />‘The role of COO is a balancing act, and requires multiple hard and soft skills. This nifty handbook provides a shortcut to understand the critical skills required, and is filled with nuggets of practical and accessible advice.’<br />Sinead Mahon, Banking COO<br /><br />‘This book takes one of the most frameless and unstructured roles in business today, and using personal experiences seeks to help others to demystify the role and deliver insight on how to be effective and successful. Insightful and extensive, a book I would have loved to have access to when I was starting out in my career.’<br />Pam Murphy, COO, Infor
Empowered to Rule Over Money: How Who You Are Can Create What You...
by Elvis Ehigie

Language

English

Pages

102

Publication Date

April 27, 2019

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How who you are can create what you have… <br /><br />Money is one of the most complicated subjects in the world. Many people have either been liberated or enslaved by it. Many nations have gone to war over resources that can produce money. With money comes power, influence and control, and that propels its pursuit and search. Money is also one of the most misunderstood subjects in the world. And because we lack a proper education of it, it has led many on a fool’s errand trying to make more and more of it. <br />In this groundbreaking book, Elvis tackles this misconception head-on. From his vast pool of experience that has taken him from the streets of impoverished nations to the corporate world of finance in one of the most developed countries in the world, he demystifies the concept of money in his humorous and tender voice. He speaks from a place of love and compassion having seen the full effects of poverty and he shows how you can benefit from his experiences cultivated with a wide variety of practical tools that leads to empowerment.<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHOR<br />Elvis is the founder of Entino Financial Planning Inc. A <br />full-service financial planning firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals by offering a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners.<br />His personal vision is to build an advisory team of <br />like-minded people serving the community with financial services, as well as financial resources to contribute to the overall financial wellbeing of families and businesses within Winnipeg.<br /><br />
Beyond the Grave, Revised and Updated Edition: The Right Way and ...
by Jeffery L. Condon

Language

English

Pages

531

Publication Date

August 12, 2014

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<p>This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook shows you how to</p><ul> <li> ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you want them to be;</li> <li> protect your children's inheritance from creditors, ex-spouses, addictions, tax troubles, mismanagement, squandering, and other risks of loss;</li> <li> prevent family conflict that can arise when parents die and children divide the "family money";</li> <li> leave more money to your children and grandchildren, and less to the IRS;</li> <li> avoid creating inheritance problems in your family with "cautionary tales" of inheritance planning gone bad;</li> <li> understand why you still have to deal with estate tax issues even if your net worth falls below the new death-tax-exemption.</li></ul>
The Lawyer as Leader: How to Own your Career and Lead in Law Firm...
by Antonin Besse

Language

English

Pages

119

Publication Date

April 11, 2019

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This special report is a practical, experience-based guide to personal development at every stage of a lawyer’s career. The author draws on over 30 years as an international commercial lawyer and senior partner in a Magic Circle firm to offer a roadmap for moving from a “What’s expected of me?” mindset to self-leadership and leadership of others. The report’s main theme is that retaking autonomy and control can transform engagement and fulfillment in a legal career. Topics covered include career planning, confidence, fulfillment, wellbeing and work-life balance, building an internal support network and “trusted adviser” client relationships, communication and feedback, project management, commerciality and understanding value from the client’s perspective. It also contains a section on pre-retirement planning.<br /><br />The special report is above all practical and contains a wealth of tools and templates developed by the author for career planning, self appraisal and project management.
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel in Law School Exams
by , Jeremy R. Paul

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

May 01, 1999

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Professors Fischl and Paul explain law school exams in ways no one has before, all with an eye toward improving the reader’s performance. The book begins by describing the difference between educational cultures that praise students for “right answers,” and the law school culture that rewards nuanced analysis of ambiguous situations in which more than one approach may be correct. Enormous care is devoted to explaining precisely how and why legal analysis frequently produces such perplexing situations.<br /><br />But the authors don’t stop with mere description. Instead, Getting to Maybe teaches how to excel on law school exams by showing the reader how legal analysis can be brought to bear on examination problems. The book contains hints on studying and preparation that go well beyond conventional advice. The authors also illustrate how to argue both sides of a legal issue without appearing wishy-washy or indecisive. Above all, the book explains why exam questions may generate feelings of uncertainty or doubt about correct legal outcomes and how the student can turn these feelings to his or her advantage.<br /><br />In sum, although the authors believe that no exam guide can substitute for a firm grasp of substantive material, readers who devote the necessary time to learning the law will find this book an invaluable guide to translating learning into better exam performance.
Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies ...
by Garrett Sutton

Language

English

Pages

220

Publication Date

February 28, 2013

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<div>We live in a highly litigious world. As you live your life you must keep your guard up. As you grow your wealth you must protect it. For those who don’t predators await, and their attorneys will use every trick in the toolbox to get at - whether large or small-your unprotected assets.<BR><BR>Start Your Own Corporation educates you on an action plan to protect your life’s gains. Corporate attorney and best selling author Garrett Sutton clearly explains the all too common risks of failing to protect yourself and the strategies for limiting your liability going forward. The information is timely, accessible and applicable to every citizen in every situation.<BR><BR>Garrett Sutton has spent the last thirty years protecting clients’ assets and implementing corporate structures to limit liability. This significant experience shines through in a very readable book on the why to’s and how to’s for achieving asset protection. Start Your Own Corporation teaches how to select between corporations and LLCs and how to use Nevada and Wyoming entities to your maximum advantage. This non-technical and easy to understand book also educates on the importance of following corporate formalities, using business tax deductions and building business credit.<BR><BR>Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says, “Start Your Own Corporation is a must read for anyone with any assets to protect.”<BR></div>
1L of a Ride, A Well-Traveled Professor's Roadmap to Success in t...
by Andrew McClurg

Language

English

Pages

490

Publication Date

June 07, 2017

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Assigned as required or recommended reading at law schools throughout the country, <i>1L of a Ride</i> provides a candid, comprehensive roadmap to both academic and emotional success in law school’s crucial first year. Told in an accessible first-person voice, covered topics in the revised and updated third edition include pre-planning, top student fears, first-year curriculum, the Socratic and case methods of teaching, effective class participation, top habits of successful students, essential study techniques, legal research and writing, exam strategies, maintaining well-being, and much more. Combines anecdotes, comments from law students, empirical research, and authentic samples of signature documents from the 1L experience, including exam questions, Socratic dialogue, and student case-briefs, class notes, and course outlines. McClurg is an award-winning professor who has taught at six different law schools.
You Have the Right to Remain Innocent
by James Duane

Language

English

Pages

154

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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<p><b>An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police.</b></p><p>Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police—especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it’s also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids.</p><p>Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use your own words against you. This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love.</p>
J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2019: Your Complete Guide to a...
by Barbara Weltman

Language

English

Pages

720

Publication Date

November 16, 2018

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<p><b>Maximize your bottom line with the nation's most trusted small business tax guide</b></p> <p><i>J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2019</i> is the small business owner's ultimate guide to a money-saving, stress-free tax season. Providing straightforward advice from the nation's most trusted tax expert on small business taxes, this book gives you the answers you need quickly, with clear, concise guidance. Updated to cover changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other legislation, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering additional developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date.</p> <p>A complete listing of all available business deductions and credits helps you identify those you qualify for, and includes critical information on dollar limits, recordkeeping requirements, and how to actually <i>take</i> the write-off—all the way down to the IRS form to use. Organizational and planning strategies help you get through the process quickly and with fewer headaches, and this year's changes to the tax laws are explained in terms of how they affect <i>your</i> filing.</p> <p>Keeping up with the intricacies of tax law and filing is a full-time job—but it's not <i>your</i> full-time job. You have a business to run. This book gives you the guidance you need in the time that you have so you can get taxes out of the way and get back to work.</p> <ul> <li>Learn which expenses qualify for deductions—and which ones don't</li> <li>Adopt a more organized recordkeeping system to streamline the filing process</li> <li>Explore small-business-specific strategies for starting or closing a business, running a sideline business, and operating in multiple businesses</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Decode the various forms and worksheets correctly with step-by-step guidance</li> <li>Audit-proof your return</li> <li>Review obligations for the “other taxes,” including payroll and excise taxes</li> </ul> <p>Every year, millions of small business owners overpay their taxes because they lack the time and expertise to make tax-sensitive business decisions throughout the year only to learn that it’s too late to act when it comes to tax time. Now you can put your money back where it belongs—in your business. <i>J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2019</i> helps you take wise actions during the year and tells you how to file completely and accurately while maximizing your bottom line.</p>
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home (Nolo's Essentia...
by , Marcia Stewart

Language

English

Pages

448

Publication Date

December 30, 2016

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Everything a buyer needs to know to buy a first home, with insider tips and advice from the experts!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Rental prices have gone through the roof, more homes are coming up for sale, and buying a home remains a sound investment. But how do you know whether you’re ready? And what steps should you take in the weeks or months ahead to find, buy, and move into your new home? <i>Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home</i> will help you find the right place to live and invest in -- and enjoy the process, too.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Filled with interesting facts, real-life stories and insights, and common pitfalls to avoid, this book provides everything you need to select the right type of home, the right mortgage, the right agent, the right inspections -- and much more. Get the inside scoop on:<br /><br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li> deciding between a house, condo, co-op, or townhouse<br /><br /><br /><li> exploring your local market for the best value<br /><br /><br /><li> creating and managing a realistic homebuying budget<br /><br /><br /><li> qualifying for and securing loan financing<br /><br /><br /><li> getting the right inspections and insurance<br /><br /><br /><li> negotiating with sellers or new home builders<br /><br /><br /><li> successfully closing the deal, and more.<br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br />Read through the real-world experiences of over 20 first-time homebuyers, as well as valuable insights from a team of 13 real estate professionals, including:<br /><br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li> real estate brokers<br /><br /><br /><li> attorneys who specialize in real estate<br /><br /><br /><li> a home inspector<br /><br /><br /><li> a neighborhood researcher<br /><br /><br /><li> a mortgage specialist<br /><br /><br /><li> and more!<br /><br /><br /></ul><br /><br />The 6th edition of <i>Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home</i> is fully updated to reflect the dramatically changed U.S. housing market, with emphasis on how to assess the state of your local market and local homes’ true worth before making an offer and negotiating the terms of the deal. Download forms for book at Nolo.com

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