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Asset Valuation Expert in New Book: “It’s Still the People”

The New ROINothing gets done in any organization without people – its human capital. How well the human capital manages the financial capital and intellectual capital determines the value of any business… so you’d better get the human capital part right urges the author.
In his new book, “Going Behind the Numbers,” valuation expert Dave Bookbinder continues to identify ways to enhance human capital value and determine how it can be quantified to represent what every organization’s people actually bring to the table. According to Bookbinder, “If you think it’s a simple matter of calculating salaries and benefits – the typical expenses – you should start reading immediately… or learn to accept mediocrity (or worse) in your own organization.” Editors note: Enterprise Engagement Alliance founder Bruce Bolger is a contributor to the book.
Dave Bookbinder 
Dave Bookbinder is corporate finance executive with over 20 years of experience in business valuations. Bookbinder has served thousands of client companies of all sizes and industries and works closely with business owners, CFOs, Controllers, and CEOs.
Bookbinder says his new book is based on his podcast and companion show on RVN Television and interviews with business and thought leaders and successful entrepreneurs that came out of his first book, “The NEW ROI: Return on Individuals.”  The new book “continues to uncover the often hidden, and many times untapped value potential that lies within the people in every organization as well as the critical importance of employee engagement and corporate culture. Those interviews are the basis of this book.”
Bookbinder believes that “Discretionary effort is the holy grail of employee engagement. The ‘going above and beyond’ is what drives business valuation,” he advises.
Chapters include:
  • Shareholders vs. Stakeholders
  • No A$$holes
  • Linking Presence to Profits
  • Hard Approach to Soft Issues
  • Shifting Values       
  • Everyone’s an Entrepreneur
  • Logistics, Deadlines and Empathy
  • Business and Leadership Lessons from the Military  
  • Better Together     
  • Industry to Information      
  • Advancing Careers
  • Safety First for ROI
  • War for Talent
  • HR and Technology
  • It’s About People Economics
  • Human Capital Analytics
  • Don’t Worry, Be Happy
  • JUST What the World Needs           
  • The Time Is Now
  • Behind the Numbers          
Bookbinder says he is on a mission to change the conversation about how the accounting world recognizes the value of peoples’ contributions to a business enterprise and to validate what every CEO on the planet claims: “Our people are this company’s most valuable asset.”  
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