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Aswath Damodaran: “Valuation: Four Lessons to Take Away” | Talks at Google

The tools and practice of valuation is intimidating to most laymen, who assume that they do not have the skills and the capability to value companies. In this talk, I propose to lay out four simple propositions about valuation. The first is that valuation is not an extension of accounting, insofar as it is not about recording the past but forecasting the future. The second is that valuation is not just modeling, where people put numbers into Excel spreadsheets and pump out values. A good valuation requires a narrative that binds the numbers together. The third is that valuing an asset or business is very different from pricing that asset or business, a difference that is often blurred in practice. The fourth is that luck plays a disproportionate role in whether you make money off your valuations. Put differently, you can do everything right and still walk away with nothing or worse at the end.

About the Author
I view myself, first and foremost, as a teacher. I do teach valuation and corporate finance not only to MBAs at Stern but to anyone who will listen (on iTunes U, online and on YouTube). I love to write books, teaching material and blog posts. After 30 years of teaching finance, I still find it fascinating as an interplay of economics, psychology and number crunching.

Ex-Barclays boss Diamond set for million payday
LONDON (Reuters) – Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond is set to be paid about 2 million pounds ( million) in July, a year after he left the bank following its Libor interest rate rigging scandal. Diamond is entitled to a year’s salary, pension and benefits, which will be paid in a lump sum on July 3, Barclays’ annual report released on Friday showed. Benefits include the use of a company car and chauffeur, private medical insurance, life insurance cover, accommodation while in Britain and tax advice. …

ECB should cut rates, allow higher inflation: Lagarde
DUBLIN (Reuters) – The European Central Bank should cut interest rates further and strong economies such as Germany should allow higher inflation and wage growth, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

Icahn demands Dell pay billion dividend to avert fight
Activist investor Carl Icahn is demanding Dell Inc pay out .7 billion in special dividends, joining a growing chorus of opposition to founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the world’s No. 3 personal computer …

Google’s Motorola to Cut Staff 10%
Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility hardware unit has begun laying off about 1,200 employees, or more than 10% of its headcount, according to a company email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, as the smartphone …


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City Center | Dubai, UAE
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This is the view from the front car of the subway as you return from Mall of the Emirates to the Mall of Dubai.

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From this angle, it’s easy to appreciate the size of Burj Khalifa.

Shot with a 7d and 15-85 using a Gorilla Pod.

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Google Robocar Racetrack Ride
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I got to race around in the back seat of one of the Google robocars, and it was thrilling.

It felt like a racetrack demo lap, where the instructors show off what they can do, with wheels squealing at the edge of performance… a newfound performance, in this case, eked out of an intelligence-enhanced Prius with no human driver. (here’s the video I took)

Imagine being driven entirely by the car for your work commute… in traffic, through tollbooths, and across bridges to the front door. Some Google engineers are already doing this every day.

No need to look for a parking space; just let the car find one for you as you enter the building.

Two computers tucked into the trunk are doing all the steering, braking and acceleration by issuing commands to the drive-by-wire bus already designed into modern hybrid and electric cars.

The spinning LIDAR on the room maps the environment in 3D including pedestrians and, in this case, traffic cones. A camera to the side of the rear view mirror tracks the road. Three radars in the front bumper and one in back also detect proximal objects. GPS, inertial sensors and wheel-speed monitors give feedback to the computer on the car’s performance.

There are times when I want to drive, and times when being a driving machine feels more like the drudgery that is better left to the machines. Or when you are tired, or want a designated driver for an evening out. Commute time is a staggering collective time waster, and Ford estimates it will escalate to global gridlock in the near future. Google’s Thrun estimates that autonomous vehicles could pack more closely together and achieve 2-3x throughput improvements from existing roadways, with fuel and pollution savings from the efficiency gains. And in urban environments, the largest amount of drive time is spent looking for a parking space.

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Google censored by DCMA
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In searching for images about "domestic spying" – using search.creativecommons.org, natch – I saw this message at the bottom of a page of Google results.

It says:

"In response to a complaint we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have removed 1 result(s) from this page. If you wish, you may read the DMCA complaint that caused the removal(s) at ChillingEffects.org."

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Talk About Sun & Sky To Sons & Daughters…And Quench Their Thirst for Knowledge On Creation..&,,, Mystery’s Of Nature,,,,
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Image by Sunciti _ Sundaram’s Images + Messages

This Is What We Do ….We Take The Children Along …..And Pass On Knowledge And Wisdom Gained Over These Years… This Is The Way We Put Our Children In Fast Track…..

Youngsters Are Quick Learners And Much More Proficient In Handling Modern Gadgets And Net knowers….Nevertheless,,,A Bottle Of Water Will Be of Help..since lots of Questions and Elucidation is the norm .That Is Another Matter.

We Need Their Car And Drive….To Reach High Places ..Especially In A Foreign Land……That Is A Different Matter….Altogether

(In This Image Shot Outside The Lick Observatory situate on A Cliff….Overlooking Silicon Valley, Me And My Son..At Sun Set Time)

Google Book Settlement Status and Outlook

Google Book Settlement Status and Outlook

Briefly describes the challenges the settling parties face as the Google book suit settlement has stalled.

Google Analytics – Enquiry Tracking (1) (MetricMogul.co.uk)

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How to track a WordPress contact in Google Analytics form using Universal Analytics, Contact Form 7 and Google Tag Manager Visit http://www.metricmogul.co.uk/learn for more video tutorials…

Google Adwords Training – Lesson 08-2 Using AdWords Conversion Tracking

What If More People Found Your Website? We can help you to unlock the power of digital marketing initiatives across SEM, SEO, Social, and Retargeting channels. Contact me: …

Communication official Google is spying , but we invited him to have its servers in Iran !

Communication official    Google is spying , but we invited him  to have its servers in Iran !

Germany May Go Back to Typewriters to Avoid NSA Spying

Germany May Go Back to TYPEWRITERS to Avoid NSA Spying. *SUBSCRIBE* for more great videos! Mark Dice is a media analyst, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational.
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Auto-Event Tracking in Google Tag Manager – Google Analytics Summit 2013

Recent updates to Google Tag Manager now allows event tracking to be set up without needing to write code. By using the new Event Listener tag, you can tell Tag Manager when you want to listen…