Showing posts from June, 2013

My second TEDxPeachtree blogpost

A Month of Unconditional Dedication to Safety Link to the original article: June is National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council (NSC) organizes this annual observance to educate the public and raise awareness in the leading causes of injuries and deaths. In honor of the NSC celebrating its 100th anniversary of safety awareness this year, I would like to showcase breakthroughs in safety improvement history via TED, in the order of topics the NSC is featuring each week of this month. Week one is on Slips, Trips and Falls, with particular emphasis on falls from heights. Falling is one of the major causes of injuries and fatalities in our work places. Although he might not help you much in preventing injuries in the office, Steve Truglia has stories to share. As a stuntman, the number of times Truglia has fallen out of buildings is most likely more than I have cut my own fingers in the kitchen. See h

Corporate Finance Three Principles

Back in 2009 when I was preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam Level II, one of my studymates introduced me to the website of Aswath Damodaran . Damodaran is a Finance professor at Stern School of Business at New York University, who teaches Corporate Finance, Valuation, and Portfolio Management. This website was very resourceful when I was learning financial modeling. Recently I revisited the website and learned that the website not only offered financial modeling tutorial, but also concepts for Corporate Finance. I like Professor Damodaran's perspective of Corporate Finance principles in this audio , and I summarized the content as below: In order to maximize the value of the business, all of Corporate Finance is built on three principles: 1. The Investment Principle : determines where businesses invest their resources - invest in assets and projects that yield a return greater than the minimum acceptable hurdle rate. The hurdle rate should be higher for risky p