Brilliant new book…a must read. - Duncan Bucknell, ThinkIP Strategy
If you want to know what issues businesses will be grappling with in the next few years, read Intangible Capital and think about the possible impacts as, not if, the ideas presented in this book come to pass. - Jeffrey Phillips, OVO Innovation
This book is a pioneering work with an innovative way of explaining IC. It is excellent reading material with illustrative learning cases. The focus on monetization of knowledge products and services is very inspiring. The worksheets in the end of each chapter will be a very practicable approach. I can strongly recommend this for not only reading but also application. It is timely and interesting for business as well as the G 20 leaders as we move out of the global recession. – Leif Edvinsson, The World´s First Director of Intellectual Capital and First Professor of Intellectual Capital
Intangible Capital is a breakthrough book. Adams and Oleksak have managed the near impossible: to make the complex topic of intangible assets understandable and meaningful to businessmen, policymakers and the general public. I consider this a guidebook to the economy of the 21st Century. - Kenan Jarboe, President, Athena Alliance
Mary Adams and Michael Oleksak bring a much needed new perspective on value and wealth to the M&A marketplace with this insightful book highlighting Intangible Capital. Because of the primary historical focus on tangible assets only, financial advisors and investors of all types would be well served to study this overview very carefully before doing deals in this new century. Seeing the intangible side of a business as the “New Factory” truly is now an essential skill for middle market dealmakers of all types. - Michael R. Nall, CPA,CM&AA, Founder, Alliance of M&A Advisors
In the sea of hype about how different the world of enterprise is today, “Intangible Capital: Putting Knowledge to Work in the 21st Century Organization” by Mary Adams and Michael Oleksak offers a perspective that is simple, pragmatic and profound. There are no over simplified formulas, no tedious academic discussions – just solid well grounded insights into what is most critical for success today. They clearly identify the roots of wealth creation, the networking skill sets that are required to realize value and the new accounting guidance system that keeps everything on track. Adams and Oleksak have created one of the most readable and practical books ever on intangibles! - Verna Allee, CEO ValueNetworks.com and Author of The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks
With the perspective uniquely available to bankers-turned-management consultants, Mary Adams and Michael Oleksak brilliantly weave the sometimes-esoteric paradigms of accounting, finance, and intellectual capital into an accessible framework and revolutionary call to action. Intangible Capital is a must-read for any business leader who wants to know how to extract the most benefit from today’s sources of business value. - Nir Kossovsky, Executive secretary, Intangible Asset Finance Society and author of Mission: Intangible. Managing risk and reputation to create enterprise value.
Finally, through the eyes of accountancy, Intangible Capital provides us a grounding to take the mystery out of reporting. This elegant guide – simple without being simplistic – puts modern accounting theory into practice. Adams and Oleksak illustrate how to embrace the power of intangible wealth creation through proper valuation of intellectual capital and networked management – a must for today’s knowledge leadership. - Debra M. Amidon, founder of ENTOVATION International Ltd and author of The Innovation Superhighway
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