From the Inside Flap
Financial Dynamics responds to the challenge by laying out the structure, components and application of the Financial Dynamics system of valuation. It provides managers, investors and other stakeholders with an accurate, comprehensive tool, which answers the question, "what is the value of a technology product, project or firm?" The Financial Dynamics model will find widespread application to valuation as well as give the analyst an invaluable tool for finding the worth of a business whose core competencies are knowledge-intensive.
From the Back Cover
Financial Dynamics examines the challenges of applying traditional accounting and valuation methodologies to analyze the economic performance of today’s knowledge economy-based businesses. An interesting and informative read that breaks away from the traditional ways of looking at the performance of corporations. – Chris Ip, Principal, McKinsey and Company, Leader of Greater China Business Technology Office.
In this ambitious and original text, the polymathic Westland – a scientist and consultant – cruises in with observations on Moore’s and Metcalfe’s laws, nanotechnology and optics, biotech and materials science. He attempts to formalize in crisp mathematics some of the “laws” of the microcosm and telecosm. And he explores the many methods of pinning the butterflies of innovation in algorithms of valuation. A fascinating read that does not pretend there are any simple answers or panaceas. – George Gilder, author of Telecosm
The assets of the modern company cannot be boxed into the accounting categories of trick and mortar businesses, but are derived from the knowledge these companies have accumulated… In Financial Dynamics, Westland not only takes us on a lively tour of the difficulties in assessing the value of the 21st century company, but also offers a monumental and much needed attempt to reengineer valuation. – Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, author of Linked and Emil T. Hoffman, Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame
Financial Dynamics is a thought-provoking synthesis of history, technology, accounting and finance. This book provides insights into the value of human capital in general, and technology, in particular. – Aswath Damodaron, Professor of Finance, New York University’s Leonard N. Stein School of Business, author of Damodaron on Valuation and Investment Valuation