"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, 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 operational framework. Intangible Capital while actionable, is unquestionably a revolutionary call to action. It 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
Mary Adams is cofounder of I-Capital Advisors and Trek Consulting. Michael Oleksak is cofounder of the Exit Planning Exchange and Trek Consulting.
- "The book provides tips that will help managers adapt to the knowledge-based economy and measure the true effect of intangibles on the bottom line." - IP Spotlight "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." - innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com "It's much more fun to read than the rather solemn title suggests, combining strands of history, economics, management, metaphor and common sense, personal experience and anecdote. It's also a monument to the metamorphosis of management and asset management philosophies from the age of bricks and mortar to the world of the internet. ...Since the right answers are (i) business-specific and (ii) change in time, while the right questions can be applied more generally and are less subject to the vicissitudes of commercial fashion, this is altogether a greater benefit to the reader." - ipfinance.blogspot.com "...brilliant new book...This is a must read." - thinkipstrategy.com