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CIS University CIS University Student Sebastian Mander reviews “The Little Book of Business Valuation”

CIS University Student Sebastian Mander reviews “The Little Book of Business Valuation”

At a recent session of the Investment and Finance Club (IFC), student Sebastian Mander gave his classmates a detailed analysis and review of the book “The Little Book of Valuation,” written by NYU Stern Business School finance professor Aswath Damodaran.

Through his exploration of this book, which is highly regarded among investors, Mander was able to stress the fundamental importance of “incorporating relativity when analyzing financial data,” highlighting how this approach influences decision-making in a significant way. During his opening remarks, the student highlighted the need to understand and apply some key concepts, such as the valuation principles that determine the risk and future earnings of the company.

The central portion of the presentation focused on those fundamental indicators shared by Damodaran in his book, including the price-to-earnings ratio, which serves as an essential tool for evaluating the potential for investing in stocks.

“Upon completion, this book becomes an essential guide for anyone interested in investing, demystifying complex financial concepts and providing a clear and accessible introduction to the fundamental principles of valuation,” noted the student/member of the Investment and Finance Club.

When it comes to investing, “The Little Book of Valuation” highlights the importance of thoroughly analyzing financial data and reports to make informed decisions, and helps readers to be able to distinguish between the price that the market gives to an asset and its real value

Damodaran’s work thus proves to be relevant and essential reading for investors of all levels, especially beginners, who are looking for a solid foundation to understand and navigate the complex world of investing with confidence and profitability.

Finally, this paper responds to CIS University’s immersion and educational innovation principles, where students internalize and deeply learn knowledge through action (reading a book) and interaction (explaining the book to their peers). In the words of Professor Ricardo Estellés, coordinator of the CIF, these activities not only provide students with knowledge but also help develop the communication and leadership skills that are so highly valued today: “Basically, we learn by doing, interacting and conversing.”