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Business Analytics with Management Science
In this introduction to his book, Arben Asllani emphasizes the importance of business analytics in today’s organizations, discusses the scope of business analytics and the set of skills required for business analyst practitioners, discusses the role of management science models in the Big Data era, explains challenges faced by organizations when implementing business analytics, and examines the new role of management science in the era of Big Data.
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By Arben AsllaniNov 20, 2014
Purchasing, Procurement, and Strategic Sourcing
The topics of purchasing, procurement, and strategic sourcing are all receiving significant attention as organizations attempt to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of their supply networks. A better understanding of where the benefits can be obtained requires a thorough knowledge of some of the similarities, differences, and linkages between purchasing, procurement, and strategic sourcing. The authors of Delivering Customer Value through Procurement and Strategic Sourcing discuss these issues in this introduction to their book.
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By Walter L. Wallace, Yusen L. XiaNov 19, 2014
Project Management Roots and Understanding the PMBOK Guide
Gary Lister introduces his book, Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management: Models for Structuring and Executing the Project Hierarchy, which aims to provide enabling support to the concepts and knowledge presented in the PMBOK Guide and found in the profession of project management.
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By Gary ListerNov 6, 2014
Stephen P. RobbinsDecision Making Shapes Your Life
In this introduction to Decide and Conquer, Stephen P. Robbins explains that decision making is one of life’s most important skills.
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By Stephen P. RobbinsNov 4, 2014

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Michael ThomsettHow to Improve Your Odds with Put Ratio Backspreads

Traders tend to view the put ratio backspread as a bear strategy, because it employs puts. However, it is actually a volatility strategy.

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By Michael C. ThomsettNo CommentsDecember 18, 2012
Topics: Finance & Investing
Michael ThomsettOptions: A Holiday Poem

The month is slipping away quickly, so I thought I should hurry up and post my annual holiday options poem. Here it is ...

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By Michael C. ThomsettNo CommentsDecember 12, 2012
Topics: Finance & Investing
Michael ThomsettOptions Trading - the B-S Pricing Model

The big question, of course, is: How can we rely on a formula with a series of variables that are provably inaccurate and based on a flawed assumptions, exponentially inaccurate variables, and outdated models about the nature of options?

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By Michael C. ThomsettNo CommentsDecember 7, 2012
Topics: Finance & Investing
Michael ThomsettWilliam Shakespeare: A Sonnet about Options?

Did William Shakespeare trade options? -- from ThomsettOptions.com

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By Michael C. ThomsettNo CommentsNovember 2, 2012
Topics: Finance & Investing

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