The Deal

Author: Peter Lefcourt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743480813

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8265


Washed-up Hollywood producer Charlie Berns has mailed in his updated obit and is about to suck his Mercedes tailpipe and fade to black when a miracle materializes: his nephew, a wannabe screenwriter from New Jersey, has scripted the life story of Queen Victoria's prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, which Charlie manages to turn into a hot property that reinstates him as a player. But as the deal heats up, a few conceptual changes morph the project into Lev Disraeli: Freedom Fighter, an action thriller with a black Jewish superstar, a Yugoslavian location, a mad Polish director, and even a real-life kidnapping. Is Charlie Berns being eaten alive by the system? Or is he giving the Hollywood hotshots a run for their money? Peter Lefcourt's hilarious satire proves the old adage that in Hollywood you're never quite as dead as people give you credit for.

Clothes the Deal

Author: Jenn Mapp Bressan

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1642792616

Category: Design

Page: 121

View: 2701


Clothes the Deal is a savvy woman’s guide to transformative personal style. In today's increasingly visual business world, personal style matters. A well-dressed woman conveys authority and confidence—critical traits for leading a team and driving revenue. Clothes the Deal shows women that enviable personal style isn't just for millennials and celebrities but is a skill they are more than qualified to master, with far less clothes than they ever imagined. Personal stylist and closet coach, Jenn Mapp Bressan, explains why closet size doesn’t matter, the surprising places you store “closet fat”, how to eliminate it for good, the 10 garments women need to create an endless wardrobe, and more. Featuring a foreword by the wildly talented and successful Christian Siriano, this handbook teaches readers how to master an enviable look—for work and play—that they can depend on for the rest of their life.

Modeling and Valuation of Energy Structures

Author: Daniel Mahoney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137560150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 455

View: 1805


Commodity markets present several challenges for quantitative modeling. These include high volatilities, small sample data sets, and physical, operational complexity. In addition, the set of traded products in commodity markets is more limited than in financial or equity markets, making value extraction through trading more difficult. These facts make it very easy for modeling efforts to run into serious problems, as many models are very sensitive to noise and hence can easily fail in practice. Modeling and Valuation of Energy Structures is a comprehensive guide to quantitative and statistical approaches that have been successfully employed in support of trading operations, reflecting the author's 17 years of experience as a front-office 'quant'. The major theme of the book is that simpler is usually better, a message that is drawn out through the reality of incomplete markets, small samples, and informational constraints. The necessary mathematical tools for understanding these issues are thoroughly developed, with many techniques (analytical, econometric, and numerical) collected in a single volume for the first time. A particular emphasis is placed on the central role that the underlying market resolution plays in valuation. Examples are provided to illustrate that robust, approximate valuations are to be preferred to overly ambitious attempts at detailed qualitative modeling.

Illinois Commercial Real Estate

Author: R. Kymn Harp

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524535087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 539


Illinois Commercial Real Estate is a practical handbook and unique resource for investors, developers, brokers, lenders, attorneys, and others interested in commercial real estate projects in Illinois. If you are involved in commercial real estateespecially in Illinoisthis book is a must-have addition to your library. Sometimes humorous and always useful, Illinois Commercial Real Estate provides best-practice guidance gleaned from the authors lifetime of experience growing up in a real estate family and his thirty-seven-plus years as a commercial real estate attorney. It is packed with pearls of wisdom acquired by working in the trenches with creative clients actively engaged in the commercial real estate business. The authors practical approach to commercial real estate due diligence and closing and the invaluable insights and closing checklists he shares serve as benchmarks for commercial real estate transactions throughout the USA.

Venture Capital For Dummies

Author: Nicole Gravagna,Peter K. Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118642236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 353


Secure venture capital? Easy. Getting a business up and running or pushing a brilliant product to the marketplace requires capital. For many entrepreneurs, a lack of start-up capital can be the single biggest roadblock to their dreams of success and fortune. Venture Capital For Dummies takes entrepreneurs step by step through the process of finding and securing venture capital for their own projects. Find and secure venture capital for your business Get your business up and running Push a product to the marketplace If you're an entrepreneur looking for hands-on guidance on how to secure capital for your business, the information in Venture Capital For Dummies gives you the edge you need to succeed.

World Investment Report 2019

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9210041585

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 3963


The 2019 edition of the World Investment Report focuses on special economic zones (SEZs) which are widely used across most developing and many developed economies. Although the performance of many zones remains below expectations, the rate of establishment of new zones is accelerating as governments increasingly compete for internationally mobile industrial activity. Policymakers face not only the traditional challenges to making SEZs succeed, including the need for strategic focus, sound governance models, and effective investment promotion tools, but also new challenges brought about by the sustainable development imperative, the new industrial revolution, and changing patterns of international production. The Report explores the place of SEZs in today’s global investment landscape and provides guidance for policymakers on how to make SEZs work for sustainable development. It presents international investment trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels, as well as the evolution of international production and global value chains. It analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulation around the world, as well as updates on investment treaties, their reform and investment dispute settlement cases.