Aswath Damodaran – Valuation Session 1: Introduction To The Class


In this session, I laid out the five broad themes that underlie this class, that valuation is a craft, that it is simple & universal, that value and price represent different concepts, that a good valuation is a bridge between stories and numbers and that valuation is a tool for action (not intellectual curiosity).

Syllabus: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/%7Eadamodar/pdfiles/eqnotes/eqsyllfall16.pdf

Project description: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/%7Eadamodar/pdfiles/eqnotes/eqproj.pdf

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Aswath Damodaran - Valuation Session 1: Introduction To The Class

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