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1. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers, Third Edition  

by Warren E. Buffett and edited by Lawrence A. Cunningham John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2009, 328 pp. Every year, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., writes a letter to shareholders reviewing annual operating and investment performance. In these letters, Buffett thoroughly discusses his investment philosophies and beliefs.

2. Building Business Value: How to Command a Premium Price for Your Midsized Company  

by Martin O’Neill Third Bridge Press, 2009, 156 pp. Now is the time for owners of midsize companies to start planning an exit strategy and building maximum value in their businesses, according to author Martin O’Neill. His book, Building Business Value, is specifically geared toward helping business owners and C-level executives identify their company’s current value and define a course toward a specific value vision.

3. Computer Fraud Casebook: The Bytes that Bite  

edited by Joseph T. Wells, CPA, CFE John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2009, 424 pp. Writing about accounting—or computers, for that matter—often can seem clinical to the point of disembodiment. The two together could be, well, a bit dry. Joe Wells can be counted on for a good tale or two of people who are coldly calculating in the villainous sense of the term, revealing the all-toohuman motivations of greed and mendacity.

4. The Readable Code and Regs: Partnerships, 2009 Edition  

edited by Glenn L. Madere, J.D., LL.M. Readable Press, 2009, 1,078 pp. (vol. 1) and 1,382 pp. (vol. 2) Every neophyte in tax practice has no doubt wondered why someone couldn’t publish a plain-language gloss of the Internal Revenue Code and associated regulations. Let’s face it: Tax statutes and regulations are not a model of lucidity.

5. Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations  

BY loanna overcash
by Harry Cendrowski, James P. Martin, Louis W. Petro and Adam A. WadeckiJohn Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008, 457 pp. The institutionalization of private equity is one of the most important advances in the field of modern finance, write the authors of Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations.

6. The Sex of a Hippopotamus: A Unique History of Taxes and Accounting  

BY Valrie Chambers
by Jay StarkmanTwinset Inc., 2008, 456 pp. The Sex of a Hippopotamus by Jay Starkman is a well-documented and interesting read for professionals in the accounting and tax fields. In particular, this book is appealing to instructors, retirees, recent accounting graduates and the hard-to-buy-for CPA. The book begins with anecdotes of accounting careers, then documents the role of accounting in the world (with special emphasis on U.S.

7. Double Accounting for Goodwill: A Problem Redefined  

BY Matthew G. Lamoreaux
by Martin BloomRoutledge, 2008, 248 pp. This book traces the history of the goodwill accounting controversy in detail. The book explores the problem of recognizing the importance of goodwill as a whole and finding a way of presenting meaningful information regarding it in the context of financial statements.

8. Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth: A Strategic Guide for Owners and Their Advisors  

BY loanna overcash
by John M. LeonettiJohn Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008, 238 pp. Private business owners who need a business exit strategy should read Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth. With considerable experience in the realm of exit planning, author John Leonetti helps business owners assess their exit readiness in order to choose the option best-suited for their level.

9. The Complete Guide for Investing During Retirement  

BY loanna overcash
by Thomas MaskellAdams Media, 2009, 256 pp. If you, or a client, have reached retirement age with only a modest savings for retirement, this book is for you. With no market experience, former engineer Thomas Maskell started his investing career during retirement and learned the business of buying and selling stocks from the ground up.

10. Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance, Third Edition  

BY Paul Bonner
by Bruce R. Hopkins and Jody Blazek,John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008, hardcover, 768 pp. Only about 75,000 private foundations exist in the U.S. But like the people who create them, they exert an influence far beyond their numbers. Mostly, they do so by their largesse. Including community foundations, they distributed $36.5 billion in 2006, more than 12% of all charitable giving.
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