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The principles of value investing have resonated with savvy practitioners in the world of finance for a long time. In Creating Strategic Value, Joseph Calandro Jr. explores how the core ideas and methods of value investing can be profitably applied to corporate strategy and management.
Calandro builds from an analysis of traditional value investing concepts to their strategic applications. He surveys value investing’s past, present, and future, drawing on influential texts, from Graham and Dodd’s time-tested works to more recent studies, to reveal potent managerial lessons. He explains the theoretical aspects of value-investing-consistent approaches to corporate strategy and management and details how they can be successfully employed through practical case studies that demonstrate value realization in action. Calandro analyzes the applicability of key ideas such as the margin of safety principle to corporate strategy in a wide range of areas beyond stocks and bonds. He highlights the importance of an “information advantage”—knowing something that your competitors either do not know or choose to ignore—and explains how corporate managers can apply this key value investing differentiator. Offering expert insight into the use of time-tested value investing principles in new fields, Creating Strategic Value is an important book for corporate strategy and management practitioners at all levels as well as for students and researchers.
Joseph Calandro Jr. is a managing director of a global consulting firm and fellow of the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis at Fordham University. He is the author of Applied Value Investing (2009) and a contributing editor to the journal Strategy & Leadership.
"Understanding values is the key to corporate success, and Graham and Dodd is the Rosetta Stone of unlocking values. In this book, Joseph Calandro Jr. continues his application of core value investing principles into both strategy and management. A must read for corporate managers and investors alike."
-Mario J. Gabelli, founder, chairman, and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc.