Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment: A Strategic Perspective

The rise of artificial intelligence is nothing short of a technological revolution. AI is poised to completely transform asset management and investment banking, yet its current application within the financial sector is limited and fragmented. Existing AI implementations tend to solve very narrow business issues, rather than serving as a powerful tech framework for next-generation finance. Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment provides a strategic viewpoint on how AI can be comprehensively integrated within investment finance.

No other book on the market takes such a wide-ranging approach to using AI in asset management. With this guide, you'll be able to build an asset management firm from the ground up - or revolutionize your existing firm - using artificial intelligence as the cornerstone and foundation. This is a must, because AI is quickly growing to be the single competitive factor for financial firms. With better AI comes better results.

Until now, it has been prohibitively difficult to map the high-tech world of AI onto complex and ever-changing financial markets. Artificial Intelligence for Asset Management and Investment makes this difficulty a thing of the past, providing you with a professional and accessible framework for setting up and running artificial intelligence in your financial operations.

Feel Great, Lose Weight: Simple Habits for Lasting and Sustainable Weight Loss

Weight loss isn't a race. It isn't one size fits all. Everyone wants fast results, but when it comes to losing weight with crash diets, what goes down nearly always comes back up. And weight-loss programs designed to fit "everyone" are often too broad and restrictive to fit into the complicated lives of real people. 

Drawing on 20 years of experience, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee - BBC personality and author of the best-selling Feel Better in 5 - has created a conscious, compassionate, sustainable approach to weight loss that goes far beyond fad diets to find the individual strategies that will work for you. Packed with quick and easy interventions, this book will help you: understand the effects of what, why, when, where and how we eat; discover the root cause of your weight gain; nourish your body to lose weight without crash diets or grueling workouts; and build a toolbox of techniques to help you weigh less while living more.

Feel Great, Lose Weight is a new way to look at weight loss - a 360-degree view that goes beyond calories to see the bigger picture, including not just physical but also mental and environmental factors. With Dr. Chatterjee's guidance and encouragement, you'll turn simple and sustainable lifestyle changes into a more energized, confident, and healthier you. 

From Main Street to Wall Street: How the Economy Influences Stock Markets and What Investors Should Know

In the long run, economies grow. Over the shorter-term business cycle, economic activity contracts and expands. From Main Street to Wall Street examines both the long-run relation between economic growth and stock returns and the shorter-term business-cycle relation. It examines the complex relationship between the economy and the stock market, and guides listeners through the fascinating interaction between economic activity and financial markets.

From Main Street to Wall Street draws heavily on data, supporting academic theories with empirical facts, and backing up arguments in intuitive ways. It discusses how investors can use knowledge of economic activity and financial markets to formulate expectations to future stock returns, and helps scholars and practitioners navigate financial markets by understanding the economy.

Global Recession: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (HBR Insights Series)

The second global downturn in a dozen years is upon us - but do lessons learned during the Great Recession still apply? What must you and your business do, now, to ensure you come out the other side intact? Global Recession: Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you understand the smartest ways to cut costs intelligently, find opportunities amid upheaval, and reshape your business to seize advantage in the upswing.

Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind?

Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues-blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more - each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow.

You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas - and prepare you and your company for the future.

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Nothing Is Too Big to Fail: How the Last Financial Crisis Informs Today

In 2008, the American economy collapsed, taking with it millions of Americans' jobs, homes, and life savings. The impending financial crisis was devastating, and many are still feeling its effects today. 

Though the crisis was debilitating, the US government has yet to implement policies that would prevent a repeat of the Great Recession. The middle class continues to shrink, escalations in racial injustices prevail, and distrust of the government grows by the day. And with the country's current fiscal policies, our economy is in a fragile place, barely strong enough to survive a shock caused by an international conflict, a cyberattack, or a global pandemic, like COVID-19.

Nothing Is Too Big to Fail holds a microscope to the very policies and corruption that led to this major economic recession. Authors Kerry and Linda Killinger warn that, without significant institutional change, the country has created asset and debt bubbles that could burst at any time.

No institution, government, or country is "too big to fail". But by learning from our past mistakes and taking action, we can return our country's economic system - and in turn, our democracy - to one that is secure.

Stakeholder Capitalism: A Global Economy That Works for Progress, People and Planet

Our global economic system is broken. But we can replace the current picture of global upheaval, unsustainability, and uncertainty with one of an economy that works for all people, and the planet. First, we must eliminate rising income inequality within societies where productivity and wage growth has slowed. Second, we must reduce the dampening effect of monopoly market power wielded by large corporations on innovation and productivity gains. And finally, the short-sighted exploitation of natural resources that is corroding the environment and affecting the lives of many for the worse must end. 

The debate over the causes of the broken economy - laissez-faire government, poorly managed globalization, the rise of technology in favor of the few, or yet another reason - is wide open. Stakeholder Capitalism argues convincingly that if we don't start with recognizing the true shape of our problems, our current system will continue to fail us. To help us see our challenges more clearly, Klaus Schwab looks for the real causes of our system's shortcomings, and for solutions in best practices from around the world in places as diverse as China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Singapore. And in doing so, Schwab finds emerging examples of new ways of doing things that provide grounds for hope.

The Pentester BluePrint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker

Jump-start your new and exciting career as a penetration tester.

The Pentester BluePrint: Starting a Career as an Ethical Hacker offers listeners a chance to delve deeply into the world of the ethical, or "white-hat" hacker. Accomplished pentester and author Phillip L. Wylie and cybersecurity researcher Kim Crawley walk you through the basic and advanced topics necessary to understand how to make a career out of finding vulnerabilities in systems, networks, and applications.

You'll learn about the role of a penetration tester, what a pentest involves, and the prerequisite knowledge you'll need to start the educational journey of becoming a pentester. Discover how to develop a plan by assessing your current skillset and finding a starting place to begin growing your knowledge and skills. Finally, find out how to become employed as a pentester by using social media, networking strategies, and community involvement.

Perfect for IT workers and entry-level information security professionals, The Pentester BluePrint also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone seeking to transition to the exciting and in-demand field of penetration testing.

Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America

Channel your Black-girl magic: If you're feeling stuck or trapped by other people's expectations of what you can achieve, it's time to stop playing small and start redefining what success can mean for you. It's time to get that upgrade. Karen Arrington - founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women's Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women - is your guide to getting your next level life.

Leave a legacy of Black excellence: With the seven simple rules, you'll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don't settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.

The rules of success in Your Next Level Life will show you how to:

 

  • Create all the money you need
  • Position yourself like a star
  • Connect with other powerful women

Give a gift of confidence: For anyone looking for inspirational gifts for women in their lives, Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It's a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious Black women.

Career Finder: Where to Go from Here for a Successful Future

The quest for the work and a career that's right for you - that's fulfilling and that you enjoy - is a process of discovery. It involves learning about yourself and finding out about the wide range of work and careers available. And it involves finding out how best to access the work or career you're interested in.  

Whether you have no idea what work or career you want to do or there's too many options and you can't decide, Career Finder will help you discover what's right for you and how to go about achieving it.  

  • Understand how the world of work and careers is changing
  • Overcome limiting beliefs, identify your strengths, skills and values and build your confidence 
  • Identify - from the wide range of career options - the best possibilities for you (not what other people think you should do!)
  • Discover the opportunities that will lead to the work and career you're interested in 

Whatever's happening in the world and whether you've just started thinking about a career, want to go in a new direction, or have a complete change, Career Finder will guide and advise you. You'll be prepared to move toward a career that you enjoy and works in harmony with your life and who you are.

Future Proofing You: Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World

Are you tired of just paying bills until you die? Are you wasting your life at a job that doesn't make you fulfilled or financially secure? Then Future Proofing You is for you.

In this life-changing book, celebrated author and entrepreneur Jay Samit, who's worked with such visionaries as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, and hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, shares the key understandings and step-by-step process for becoming rich and never needing another job again. To prove the power of his Twelve Truths, Samit also details the journey of how he mentored a broke millennial with these principles and empowered him to go from being on welfare to becoming a self-made millionaire in one year.  

Building upon the principles in his internationally acclaimed book Disrupt You!, Samit explains: how to identify an idea and market to start your business; how to build a virtual company with little or no capital; the latest free software tools for managing your business; ways to get a piece of a trillion-dollar opportunity bigger than mobile; how to harness the three primary fears of others to generate more sales; strategies for finding the right mentors to accelerate your success; and techniques to structure any deal for creating recurring revenue and lasting wealth.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management, Vol. 2: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

Lead change amid constant turbulence and disruption.

More of the ideas you want, from the authors you trust. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.

With insights from leading experts including John Kotter and Indra Nooyi, this book will inspire you to: lead through the eight critical stages of change; create and instill a sense of urgency; transform your company's culture; get reorgs right; reshape your organization for climate sustainability; remodel the chief learning officer position to lead change; scale agile practices throughout your organization; and lead change when business is good - but also when times are tough.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, Vol. 2: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

Communication underlies every aspect of your business. Make your words matter.

Get more of the communication ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (Vol. 2). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact - whether you're speaking face-to-face or connecting from across the world.

With insights from leading experts, this book will inspire you to: rethink how you give feedback to employees; ask questions to encourage learning and the exchange of ideas; invest in the right virtual communication tools for your team or business; establish a language strategy for your company; negotiate effectively with anyone - including liars; and present data more powerfully using visualization.

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself, Vol. 2: HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

You're adept at managing your job - working toward the goals of your team, your unit, and your company. But too often busy managers neglect to apply their planning, management, and execution skills to themselves. How do you make time to manage yourself? You need to focus on your work - succeeding in the job you have now. But you also need to think about your career and professional growth - actively plotting, nurturing, and developing the arc of your working life. Finally, you need to balance your work with the rest of your life - finding time to strengthen the connections between your work, your family, and your other commitments.

Get more of the management ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (Vol. 2). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you stay engaged, be productive, and maintain your sanity throughout your working life.

With insights from leading experts, this book will inspire you to identify areas for personal growth; assess your strengths, work preferences, values, and contributions; build your skill set and stay relevant; develop learning agility; map out a plan for where you'd like your career to go - both short and long term; find fulfillment in your work; and prepare for your next opportunity.

Marketing 5.0: Technology for Humanity

In Marketing 5.0, the celebrated promoter of the "Four P's of Marketing", Philip Kotler, explains how marketers can use technology to address customers' needs and make a difference in the world. 

In a new age when marketers are struggling with the digital transformation of business and the changing behavior of customers, this book provides marketers with a way to integrate technological and business model evolution with the dramatic shifts in consumer behavior that have happened in the last decade.  

Following the pattern presented in his bestselling Marketing X.0 series, Philip Kotler covers the crucial topics necessary to understand modern marketing, including: artificial intelligence for marketing automation, agile marketing, "segments of one" marketing, contextual technology, facial recognition and voice tech for marketing, the future of customer experience (CX), transmedia storytelling, the "whatever-whenever-wherever" service delivery, "everything-as-a-service" business model, Internet of Things and blockchain for marketing, virtual and augmented reality marketing, and corporate activism.

The Value Investors: Lessons from the World's Top Fund Managers, 2nd Edition

The second edition of The Value Investors presents a collection of investing legend profiles from around the world. Chapters explore the investors' backgrounds, cultures, and personal stories, and reveal how life experiences have shaped their investment strategies and mindsets. This fascinating book shows you that value investing is a dynamic, constantly-changing strategy which, when properly implemented, can provide significant, sustainable benefits. Although the investors profiled come from a diverse range of geographic regions and socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds, they share similar personality traits, temperaments, and investment philosophes. 

Thoroughly revised and expanded, the book provides relevant updates on the professional and personal experiences of the investors since the first edition's publication. Complementing the original profiles are several new chapters featuring established value investors including Howard Marks, as well as rising personalities and fund managers such as Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro and Fernando Bernad Marrase. Author Ronald Chan, founder of Hong Kong-based investment management Chartwell Capital Limited, highlights how and why the value investors have consistently beaten the stock market through the years.

Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain

Explores how the financial industry will be affected by developments in blockchain and cryptocurrencies at the dawn of a new digital age in finance  

Our financial system is in the midst of a digital revolution. Blockchain, viewed by many experts as “the most important invention since the Internet,” has changed the way we exchange value and information. Although most people are aware of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, few understand how security tokens—digitized forms of traditional ownership certificates—can drive blockchain to reach its fullest potential by offering investors features and innovations that are simply not possible with paper certificates. 

Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain explains how the integration of blockchain and security token technology will transform the current financial infrastructure and radically improve efficiency, transparency, and security. Using clear language and an easy-to-follow framework, author Baxter Hines draws upon his decades’ experience in the financial industry to address how the digitization of assets will drive cost reductions, enhance flexibility, and pave the way for new business models and revenue streams for years to come. Filled with real-world case studies and expert insights on the latest opportunities and trends, such as the COVID-19 pandemic’s role in accelerating the adoption of blockchain, this must-have resource: 

  • Shows how blockchain and distributed ledger technology are disrupting the financial industry 
  • Explains what security tokens are and why they are the next major breakthrough for investing  
  • Highlights how blockchain technology has created new and more efficient ways of fund raising and investing 
  • Identifies the ways companies like IBM, Fidelity Investments, and AXA are deploying blockchain and tokenized solutions 
  • Describes how assets only available to institutional investors could become marketed to the mainstream 
  • Discusses the impact that security tokens will have on real assets such as stocks, real estate, bonds, and derivatives 
  • Provides insight into how central banks around the world are embracing blockchain and beginning to issue digital currencies 

Digital Finance: Security Tokens and Unlocking the Real Potential of Blockchain is essential reading for financial professionals, general investors, finance and technology students, regulators, legal professionals, and users of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. 

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing in a Downturn (Expanded Edition): HBR's 10 Must Reads Series

How do the most resilient companies survive - and even thrive - during a slowdown?

We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help your company persevere through economic challenges and continue to grow while your competitors stumble. This book will inspire you to: harness your resources to pull through a pandemic; learn the right lessons from previous recessions; minimize pain while cutting costs and managing risk; foster a healthy culture during anxious times; make smart moves to protect your own job; and seize the opportunity to innovate and reinvent your business.

This collection of articles includes "Seize Advantage in a Downturn" by David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter; "How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward: A Research Roundup" by Walter Frick; "How to Bounce Back from Adversity" by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; "Rohm and Haas' Former CEO on Pulling Off a Sweet Deal in a Down Market" by Raj Gupta; "How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy" by Robert I. Sutton; "Layoffs That Don't Break Your Company" by Sandra J. Sucher and Shalene Gupta; "Getting Reorgs Right" by Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood; "Reigniting Growth" by Chris Zook and James Allen; "Reinvent Your Business Model Before It's Too Late" by Paul Nunes and Tim Breene; and more.

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The Entrepreneur’s Paradox: And How to Overcome the 16 Pitfalls Along the Startup Journey

The exact qualities that bring an individual to found a start-up company (their brilliance and expertise) are what prevent them from achieving the success they are looking for - this is the paradox that is entrepreneurship. What starts out as freedom and financial independence turns into grueling hours and added stress and bills. But successful five-time entrepreneur Curtis Morley is here to help. He shares that every entrepreneur is typically doing the same 15 things wrong or just not doing them at all - regardless of industry or business type. This guidebook identifies each of these mistakes and reveals to listeners how to break free of the pattern. 

Find explosive growth. By laying out what every entrepreneur does wrong or doesn't do at all, Morley lays the groundwork for entrepreneurship development and teaches listeners how to overcome the entrepreneur's paradox. This book will help entrepreneurs apply foundational business principles to their start-up that will shift the way they operate and allow them to make the changes they need to go from fledgling start-up to bona-fide business. 

Dive into this dynamic book and learn more about how to be an entrepreneur, the mistakes that you are most likely already making, and the key to success in the startup world.

CEO School: Insights from 20 Global Business Leaders

This book focuses on what makes a successful CEO and the paths to becoming one in today's global economy. Chapters in the book include insights by 20 top CEOs - one from each G20 country - gathered from an extensive global qualitative research project.

Through seven easy-to-digest "master classes" that demystify the role of the 21st-century CEO, the authors present their findings in an accessible, conversational style that serves as a step-by-step guide for those who aspire to become CEOs and develop essential character traits, experience, and skills required of the role.

Exposed: How Revealing Your Data and Eliminating Privacy Increases Trust and Liberates Humanity

Discover why privacy is a counterproductive, if not obsolete, concept in this startling new book

It's only a matter of time - the modern notion of privacy is quickly evaporating because of technological advancement and social engagement. Whether we like it or not, all our actions and communications are going to be revealed for everyone to see. Exposed: How Revealing Your Data and Eliminating Privacy Increases Trust and Liberates Humanity takes a controversial and insightful look at the concept of privacy and persuasively argues that preparing for a post-private future is better than exacerbating the painful transition by attempting to delay the inevitable. 

Security expert and author Ben Malisow systematically dismantles common notions of privacy and explains how most arguments in favor of increased privacy are wrong; privacy in our personal lives leaves us more susceptible to being bullied or blackmailed; governmental and military privacy leads to an imbalance of power between citizen and state; and military supremacy based on privacy is an obsolete concept.

Perfect for anyone interested in the currently raging debates about governmental, institutional, corporate, and personal privacy, and the proper balance between the public and the private, Exposed also belongs on the shelves of security practitioners and policymakers everywhere.

Greater Fortune: Essential Lessons from the Entrepreneur Who Bought the Company That Fired Her

When she refused to take a pay cut, Marie Cosgrove was cut loose. So she started her own business...and a few years later, she bought the company that had fired her.

She didn't give up - she became greater. And you can, too.

Whether it's everyday problems or seemingly insurmountable challenges, we all face hardships in our personal and professional lives. In Greater Fortune, business mastermind and motivational speaker Marie Cosgrove guides you in discovering how to use these hardships to propel you forward.

Born into poverty, Cosgrove persevered through a tumultuous upbringing and an abusive marriage; throughout it all, she raised four children on her own while struggling to make her way in the business world. Not only did she survive, she turned the lessons of adversity into advantage, becoming a multi-millionaire entrepreneur and innovator in the competitive field of medical devices. Now, she shares what she has learned - from both her successes and failures - with you.

Greater Fortune is both an inspirational story and a road map to a better life of your own, filled with practical strategies that will help you make the most of the greatness that is within you already.

The Vision Code: How to Create and Execute a Compelling Vision for Your Business

The Vision Code explores the concept of "vision" and leadership. The book reveals the secrets of building and executing a strong vision within any organization.

Oleg Konovalov - an acclaimed global thought leader - draws together in one volume in-depth interviews with 19 extraordinary global visionaries that represent a variety of industries and organizations. These leaders explain why a vision is needed, how to implement it, how to communicate a vision effectively, and how to live by it with integrity.

As Konovalov explains, vision is a key leadership skill that can be developed as a practical business tool for leading a company today and into the future. The stories of the 19 leaders reveal how to develop a compelling vision and follow through with the vision in order to inspire an entire workforce. When a leader taps into the power of "vision", he or she creates a more meaningful business experience and ultimately, a better life. This compelling book: offers a guide for making the concept of vision a reality; provides the information needed to develop a clear and persuasive vision; contains an accessible guide to a much-needed skill; and includes interviews with Marshall Goldsmith (number-one leadership thinker), Martin Lindstrom (number-one branding expert), Garry Ridge (chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company), and many others.

Living Your Dreams: Your Personal Success Program

You have extraordinary possibilities hidden inside you! Let each of them excite you at the fiber of your being. Those possibilities, ideas, hunches, inklings, and inner nudges are called dreams....

All types of dreams: to create wealth, health, happiness, and outstanding relationships; for yourself, your family, and others; falling in love, marrying, and living happily ever after; creating your own company; pursuing a superior education; being a visionary leader; gaining respect, fame, and fortune; and more! 

In this powerful, life-changing book from Mark Victor Hansen, discover the proven concepts, powerful skills, easy-to-use techniques, and step-by-step action items needed to define your dreams and live them - whatever they are!

With a guidebook and a personal goal planner, listeners will learn: believe it to achieve it; positive self-talk; how to turn problems into opportunities; the fundamental secrets of prosperity; how to gain financial freedom; to create a dream team; achieve total well-being; develop a winning spirit; and 10 instant steps to success.

Power Teams Beyond Borders: How to Work Remotely and Build Powerful Virtual Teams

Empower your virtual and remote teams with this comprehensive and timely new resource

Power Teams Beyond Borders: How to Work Remotely and Build Powerful Virtual Teams shows listeners how to unlock the potential of their remote and online teams. Full of actionable advice and concrete strategies, celebrated consultant and author Peter Ivanov offers virtual leaders practical guidance on how to create and sustain online engagement across multiple time zones and cultures. 

The book includes step-by-step advice on areas like: how to build trust and clarity without meeting in person; how to establish structure in communications and avoid confusion; how to make the most of your team members' unique talents in a global setting; and how to use the technique of “over-communication” to ensure your team members remain fully informed.

Perfect for anyone who's expected to lead in an online or virtual environment, Power Teams Beyond Borders also belongs on the devices of everyone who hopes to deliver results in an environment that includes remote teamwork.

Sales Management That Works: How to Sell in a World That Never Stops Changing

In this practical and research-based guide for sales managers, Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes offers essential strategies for thriving in an industry that never stops changing.

The rise of e-commerce. Big data. AI. Given these trends (and many others), there's no doubt that sales is changing. But much of the current conventional wisdom is misleading and not supported by empirical data. If you as a manager fail to separate fact from hype, you will make decisions based on faulty assumptions and, in a competitive market, eventually fall behind those with a keener grasp of the current selling environment. 

In this book, Cespedes provides sales managers and executives with the tools they need to separate the signal from the noise. These include how to: hire the right talent-not just stars; pay and properly incentivize your sales force; improve ROI from your training programs; create a comprehensive sales model that aligns with your strategy; set the right prices; and build and manage a multichannel approach. Chock-full of examples, research, guidelines, and diagnostics, Sales Management That Works is the book you need to build a great sales team, create an optimal strategy, and steer clear of hype and fads.