The world's wealth was drawn into the financial whirlpools of economic excess.
This book uses systems thinking to explore the economic chaos that defined the
first decade of this millennium. It begins with activities in the U.S. housing and ...
Author: Karen L. Higgins
Publisher: Academic Press
How do economists reconcile their expertise with their failures to predict and manage the 2008 financial crisis? This book goes a long way toward an answer by using systems theory to reveal the complex interdependence of factors and forces behind the crisis. In her fully integrated view of the economy, how it works, and how the economic crisis burst, Karen Higgins combines human psychology, cultural values, and belief formation with descriptions of the ways banks and markets succeed and fail. In each chapter she introduces themes from financial crisis literature and brings a systems-theory treatment of them. Her methodology and visual presentations both develop the tools of systems theory and apply these tools to the financial crisis. Not just another volume about the crisis, this book challenges the status quo through its unique multidisciplinary approach. Presents a broad global view of international economic health and international corporate health Describes how policies, regulations, and trends dating to the 1950s influenced the crisis Assumes readers possess a general familiarity of economics and finance
A whirlpool of information eventually leads to inaction and missed financial
opportunities. Any time you are spinning, unable to make a decision or move
forward, you are experiencing a whirlpool of energy. Sometimes it is just your
own energy ...
Author: Suzan Hilton
Money is more than a bank balance; it’s a reflection of the overall abundance in your life. Now, a CPA and feng shui practitioner presents an unusual and valuable application of the ancient Eastern tradition of feng shui. Delving into all of the life forces that affect financial health, The Feng Shui of Abundance is not just a monetary makeover; it is a whole-being program whose benefits include: • Locating the wealth area of your office or home • Dislodging clogged energy in your career • Drawing on the five currents of the “River of Gold” to address debt, personal spending, and your own potential for abundance • Creating a financial plan that speaks to your dreams and desires A liberating book for those who feel financially “trapped,” and for anyone who wants to achieve his or her potential, The Feng Shui of Abundance incorporates all three feng shui aspects—wind, water, and energy—unleashing the forces that control true wealth, creating clearer harmony between your money, goals, and dreams. This is the perfect handbook for anyone seeking genuine peace of mind as well as financial prosperity.
Financial Whirlpools: A Systems Story of the Great Global Recession. Elsevier,
Oxford. Meadows, D.H., 2001. Dancing with systems. Whole Earth. Retrieved
from <http://www.wholeearth. com/issue/2106/article/2/dancing.with.systems>.
Author: Karen L. Higgins
Publisher: Academic Press
How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises hardship for our progeny. Independent efforts to resolve isolated issues are inadequate. Different from these efforts and from other books on the topic, this book uses systems thinking to understand the dominant forces that are shaping our hope for sustainability. It first describes a mental model - the bubble that holds our beliefs - that emerges from preponderant world views and explains current global trends. The model emphasizes economic growth and drives behavior toward short-term and self-motivated outcomes that thwart sustainability. The book then weaves statistical trends into a system diagram and shows how the economic, environmental, and societal contributors of sustainability interact. From this holistic perspective, it finds leverage points where actions can be most effective and combines eight areas of intervention into an integrated plan. By emphasizing both individual and collective actions, it addresses the conundrum of how to blend human nature with sustainability. Finally, it identifies primary three lessons we can learn by applying systems thinking to sustainability. Its metaphor-rich and accessible style makes the complex topic approachable and allows the reader to appreciate the intricate balance required to sustain life on Earth. Highlights the application of system thinking in economics Identifies systemic leveraging actions for achieving sustainability Outlines a comprehensive and integrated plan for achieving sustainable stewardship in the future
What questions concerning the quality of these receivables can you answer by
analyzing the retailer's financial statements? 2. What additional questions ...
Case 5-95 Research and Analysis Using the Annual Report Obtain Whirlpool's
Author: Jay Rich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
CORNERSTONES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING highlights the role of accounting in business with a balanced approach that helps students understand the relationship between accounting, financial statements, and business decisions. Built around how students read and use textbooks, the Cornerstones approach gets them through the fundamentals FASTER and MORE INDEPENTENTLY, allowing more time to focus on the use of accounting information in real world companies. Rather than focusing on concepts in isolation, students view accounting as a system and learn how the interaction of numbers impact end results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The first involves Whirlpool Corporation. We downloaded from FactSet the daily
price trace of Whirlpool (ticke: WHR) along with the Financial Select SPDR from
State Street Global Advisors ETF (ticker: XLF) fromNovember 2008to November ...
Author: Steven P. Greiner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Innovative insights on creating models that will help you become a disciplined intelligent investor The pioneer of value investing, Benjamin Graham, believed in a philosophy that continues to be followed by some of today's most successful investors, such as Warren Buffett. Part of this philosophy includes adhering to your stock selection process come "hell or high water" which, in his view, was one of the most important aspects of investing. So, if a quant designs and implements mathematical models for predicting stock or market movements, what better way to remain objective, then to invest using algorithms or the quantitative method? This is exactly what Ben Graham Was a Quant will show you how to do. Opening with a brief history of quantitative investing, this book quickly moves on to focus on the fundamental and financial factors used in selecting "Graham" stocks, demonstrate how to test these factors, and discuss how to combine them into a quantitative model. Reveals how to create custom screens based on Ben Graham's methods for security selection Addresses what it takes to find those factors most influential in forecasting stock returns Explores how to design models based on other styles and international strategies If you want to become a better investor, you need solid insights and the proper guidance. With Ben Graham Was a Quant, you'll receive this and much more, as you learn how to create quantitative models that follow in the footsteps of Graham's value philosophy.
(Financial Times. May 20, 2005). In June 2004, the Chinese appliance maker,
Haier, made a bid on behalf of a consortium of investors to acquire Maytag for
$16 per share. Then, on July 18, Maytag 's competitor, Whirlpool, entered the fray
Author: Stephen H. Penman
Lays out the techniques and principles of financial statement analysis, with a focus on the investor. Works from a conceptual framework and provides tools for practical analysis. Illustrates methods with applications to recognisable companies such as Nike, Microsoft, Dell, and Coca-Cola.
and earnings goals As you finish the memo , your boss , the vice president of
finance , steps into your office . ... Why does the SEC require companies like
Whirlpool to alert financial statement readers to the existence of major customers
Author: Lawrence Revsine
Publisher: Prentice Hall
The CPA exam is changing. You need to change as well...to a book that better prepares you for the CPA examandfor business. This is the only book of its kind that demonstrateshow to preparefinancial reports and thenhow to analyzewhat those numbers really mean.Every manager has incentives to present his or her firm in the most favorable light to lenders, equity investors and others. And, every manager wants to use the flexibility allowed by GAAP to manage the firm's earnings to achieve certain goals. Revsine, Collins, and Johnsonexplain these incentivesand help readers spot cases of earnings management, which disguises a firm's true performance.For anyone preparing to take the CPA exam, and for anyone who wants or needs a working knowledge of accounting, financial reporting, and financial statement analysis.