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Winning Investors Over: Surprising Truths About Honesty, Earnings Guidance, and Other Ways to Boost Your Stock Price Hardcover – November 15, 2011
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The book is a model of clear organization and is written in a breezy style. In 14 succinct chapters, with summaries and takeaways, it makes a persuasive case for transparent dealings between corporations and their shareholders, arguing that deviations from the straight and narrow will be punished sooner rather than later.” Strategy + Business
Lev has written an enjoyable and informative handbook for those who wish to learn how best to win investors over and what kind of information genuinely influences the price of a stock.” Financial Analyst Journal
Unlike many other academics, Lev writes entertaining and free-flowing prose that makes Winning Investors Over an enjoyable read” Enterprising Investor/CFA Institute
excellent new book ” - The Economist
The book offers valuable counsel on how to manage investors' expectations and reactions through policies of forthrightness. And, from an investor's standpoint, it provides a valuable window on how such policies should be pursued.” his latest book, is a serious survey of recent academic literature on corporate and capital-markets behavior, supported by his own fresh research, all synthesized into a set of digestible principles for corporate managers seeking to cultivate healthy and mutually beneficial relations with investors and analysts.” Barron’s
5/5 Every board member should read this book.” Professional Manager magazine
Lev’s wisdom is pithy and profound.” Business Outlook India
this is a very good book indeed with real practical application.” It’s worth a look.” - Investor Relations Society
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The author has a clear writing style and is bold in making recommendations. This is in sharp contrast to books where the authors are afraid to state their positions succinctly.
- How do you deal with guidance and earnings calls in a way that is best for your company? (Doesn't EVERY executive need to know that?)
- How much should you report? Should you go beyond the requirements? - when and why?
- What should you do with activist shareholders? When are they helpful? How do you avoid being derailed from your goals?
- What is the most effective way to manage CSR?
And... it's both thoroughly researched and referenced, and smoothly written!
Grab this book! Read it! Send Lev and his group flowers and exotic tea! What a huge contribution he has made here, truly.
Out of the text's many discussions I think I appreciated the one on how to handle corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues the most. Managers or not, most people strive to follow the informal motto of Google; "don't be evil" and within the corporate sector, as the author points out, the CSR movement has won the battle of ideas. Hence CSR issues must be addressed by management. At the same time the thought that companies should serve all stakeholders, not only shareholders, poses a problem. As professor Michael Jensen so eloquently puts it "It is logically impossible to maximize in more than one dimension at the same time ... whereas [shareholder] value maximization provides corporate managers with a single objective, stakeholder theory directs corporate managers to serve `many masters.' And ... when there are many masters, all end up being shortchanged.Read more ›
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With this book Prof Lev translates the theory of accounting, finance, management and economics in a "survival kit" for CEO and CFO on how to communicate with capital markets. Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by BONACCHI MASSIMILIANO