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United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Bearing Risk Collectively

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek, and Paul Spee

in Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199664764
eISBN:
9780191811487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664764.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

Chapter 2 shows how reinsurers, despite being competitors, bear risk collectively by taking shares of different deals at a consensus or common price, as a form of protection from unpredictable ... More


Introduction: The Fast Path to Corporate Growth

Marc H. Meyer

in The Fast Path to Corporate Growth: Leveraging Knowledge and Technologies to New Market Applications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180862
eISBN:
9780199851270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180862.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Growth is the goal of every ambitious business. It provides employees with a dynamic work environment and opportunities for advancement. It provides customers with a stream of new products and ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Having a Sense for Where We Stand

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter is about another vital prerequisite for successful investing: having a sense for where we stand. Market cycles present the investor with a daunting challenge, given that: their ups and ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Having a Sense for Where We Stand

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines an important requirement for successful investing: having a sense for where the investor stands. Market cycles pose a daunting challenge to investors because their ups and downs ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Avoiding Pitfalls

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents another vital requirement for successful investing: avoiding pitfalls. Trying to avoid losses is more important than striving for great investment successes. The latter can be ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Avoiding Pitfalls

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers an important requirement for successful investing: avoiding pitfalls. It argues that trying to avoid losses is more important than striving for great investment successes; the ... More


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