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Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Investment Banking and Business Consulting (Wiley Finance) 2nd Edition

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An in-depth and practical exploration of middle-market mergers and acquisitions from leading experts in the field 

In the newly revised Second Edition of Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Advisors, Investors, and Business Owners, mergers and acquisitions experts Kenneth H. Marks, Christian W. Blees, Michael R. Nall, and Thomas A. Stewart deliver a comprehensive overview of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic transactions of privately held companies with revenues between $5 and $500 million per year. 

You’ll discover the market trends, perspectives, and strategies commonly affecting business transitions in all phases of a deal, as well as the processes and core subject areas (e.g. valuation, structure, taxation, due diligence, etc.) required to successfully navigate and close transactions in the private capital markets. 

  • The latest edition of this handbook includes new discussions about: 
  • The middle market landscape and the evolution and impact of private equity on the private capital markets  
  • The concepts of mergers and acquisitions from an owner’s point of view 
  • Ways in which transition and value growth planning can optimize the value owners and investors can realize in sell-side and buy-side transactions  
  • New technologies being used in the M&A process 

Perfect for advisors, investors, and business owners, the new edition of Middle Market M & A is a must-read roadmap of the strategic transaction landscape that provides solid, practical guidance for attorneys, accountants, investment bankers, corporate development, exit planners, investors, lenders and the owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders of middle market companies. 

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The technology for our new ecosystem platform features a collaborative, open-source knowledge repository. Natural language artificial Intelligence search algorithms identify, organize, and feature highly relevant content while also and rating and ranking the participating experts. Enterprise search tools powered by machine learning and conversational intelligence, gather unstructured data from across the web pulling out the relevant facts for the best business decisions.  Meanwhile, consensus mechanisms rate and reward the best contributing experts.  

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#WorkingOutLoud on Evaluation — Julian Stodd’s Learning Blog

I’m giving myself some open space to think about ‘Learning’ in the broadest sense: consider it some graffiti that i’m spraying over my existing knowledge. This is shared not as a coherent body of work, but rather the things that i am currently most interested in. Today, this concerns evaluation: the ways we measure what […]

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Thinking About Relationship and Network Management — Ecosystems 4 innovators

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Connecting future value will come from Ecosystem thinking — Ecosystems 4 innovators

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Visa to Digitally Enable 50 Million Small Businesses to Power Recovery in Communities Worldwide — Financial Post

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Human[KIND] — Julian Stodd’s Learning Blog

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The Learning Science Guidebook

All about the many ways of learning…

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The main text for my next Social Age Guidebook is now complete, although i feel a fair amount of trepidation around releasing it: it explores Learning Science, with a broad approach to helping people to ‘explore their landscape of curiosity’, and to ‘curate their own discipline’. It’s a pragmatic line: if we can build our personal discipline through a solid understanding of evidence, research, and validity, but also pragmatic tools, then we should be able to move our practice forwards.

I have gone into this work with three objectives: firstly, to help build an understanding of what we actually mean by ‘learning science’ and broader scientific discipline, and what it can do for us (and explicitly, what it cannot do for us), secondly, to help people choose the areas they are most interested in, and thirdly, to explore (through a Learning Map)…

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The Five Keys to Progress (Part 4): Decentralization of Power

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From Poverty to Progress

This the fourth post in a series of posts about the Five Keys to Progress. If this is the first post that you have ever read on my blog, I would recommend starting with An Introduction to Progress: Mankind’s Greatest Accomplishment. Then I would recommend reading the first post of this series.

In the previous posts in this series, I argued that the concept of the Five Keys of Progress enables us to better under the history of how nations developed and what policies will work in promoting progress today.

The Five Keys to Progress are the fundamental preconditions that must be established for a society to experience progress. All are necessary, but none are sufficient by themselves. Each evolved slowly as individuals solved local problems and then copied what worked.

I also argued that to transition from poverty to progress, a society needs to acquire and maintain…

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