James A. Martin

  • This work offers a summary of the book "GETTING ORGANIZED IN THE GOOGLE ERA: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right" by Douglas C. Merrill and James A. Martin. Today´s world is fast-paced and information-saturated. To keep your head above water, you need an organizational system which will handle the endless stream of information which gets thrown at you, integrate the tasks you need to get done and allow you to focus on the challenges which will confront you every day. In other words, you need an organizational system which takes full advantage of available technology rather than one developed for bygone eras when paper To-Do lists were all that were required.Forget about looking for a one-size-fits-all organizational system - it doesn´t exist. Instead, you have to develop your own system which will meet all the unique twists and demands you face in your life and career. In Getting Organized in the Google Era, the authors present 21 Principles of Organization to help you develop a system which works for you. Stop wasting time: read Getting Organized in the Google Era and do more of what you decide is important to do every day. You will feel more successful and ultimately less stressed.

  • The Handbook of Fraud Deterrence encompasses the applicable professional standards and common applications for forensic accounting, fraud deterrence, and fraud investigation services. It is the first book that explains fraud deterrence through internal control improvement within the structure of forensic accounting procedures.

  • "New Visions of Nature" focuses on the emergence of these new visions of complex nature in three domains. The first selection of essays reflects public visions of nature, that is, nature as it is experienced, encountered, and instrumentalized by diverse publics.  The second selection zooms in on micro nature and explores the world of contemporary genomics. The final section returns to the macro world and discusses the ethics of place in present-day landscape philosophy and environmental ethics.
    The contributions to this volume explore perceptual and conceptual boundaries between the human and the natural, or between an `out there' and `in here.' They attempt to specify how nature has been publicly and genomically constructed, known and described through metaphors and re-envisioned in terms of landscape and place. By parsing out and rendering explicit these divergent views, the volume asks for a re-thinking of our relationship with nature.

  • This book provides an overview of the common concepts and building blocks of patent management. It addresses executives in the areas of innovation, R & D, patent and intellectual property management as well as academics and students.The authors give valuable information on the characteristics of patent and intellectual property management, based on the collaboration with companies and organizations from Europe, China, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, India, Canada and the US.
    A reference for managers who want to bring information technology innovation with a clear intellectual property strategy to the market. A very readable book. 
    Thomas Landolt, Managing Director, IBM
    A really comprehensive, all-in book about Patents - strategy, value, management and commercialization. And not forgetting what they are for - foster innovation.Dr. Joerg Thomaier, Head of IP Bayer Group

  • Praise for Private Equity "Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations is an invaluable guide to understanding the world of private equity investing. Harry Cendrowski and his colleagues have drawn on their extensive experience and expertise to produce a book that is remarkably comprehensive and authoritative."
    -Robert Larson, Chairman, Lazard Real Estate Partners LLC and Larson Realty Group Managing Director, Lazard Alternative Investments "Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations is an essential text for any business/finance professional's library. Applicable to both seasoned private equity gurus and students of the industry, its in-depth analysis of 'Best Practices' is well researched and clearly written."
    -William Campbell, Managing Director, W.Y. Campbell & Company "This is an interesting and very well-written book. It not only clearly describes the history and techniques of private equity investing, it also provides a thorough examination of the rarely appreciated relationships among internal control design and operation, corporate governance and sound investment decision-making and management. It is an important contribution to the literature of finance."
    -Barry Epstein, PhD, CPA, Partner, Russell Novak & Company, LLP, and author of Wiley GAAP 2008, The Handbook of Accounting and Auditing, and Wiley IFRS 2008 "Harry Cendrowski really hits a homerun with his newest book about the private equity (PE) industry. A definitive, authoritative text on the subject, it answered all my questions, plus some, and gave me a complete frame of reference where I now feel well informed on PE. I would recommend this book to anyone connected to the PE industry, business advisors, academics, and business owners."
    -Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) "The timing could not be better to learn more about the current best practices and governance in the world of private equity. What was once an exclusive asset class reserved for the largest, most sophisticated investors has now become a mainstream alternative investment option for investors of all sizes. Still, many investors do not fully understand how the business works. Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations endows its readers with an A-to-Z education on this emerging asset class, irrespective of their previous experiences."
    -Maribeth S. Rahe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. & Fort Washington Capital Partners "As a private equity practitioner in the financial services space, I found this book to be a comprehensive-and comprehendible-resource covering all relevant aspects of the business of private equity. This book provides valuable 'how-to's' for improving the likelihood of having successful portfolio companies, with successful exits. Furthermore, both veteran and prospective PE investors now have a resource available to help them screen PE opportunities that best fit with their risk and return objectives."
    -Scott B. McCallum, Principal, Resource Financial Institutions Group, Inc. "For years, private equity has been a misunderstood asset class. Harry Cendrowski's book defines private equity in clear, concise terms. Anyone in the financial world will benefit from the insights, guidelines, and experiences detailed in Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations."
    -Bob Clone, Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments Division, Michigan Department of Treasury

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