Assume that you have just been made a valuation analyst. Before you get training (what else is new!), your boss asks you to value a number of items: 1) a publicly-traded company; 2) a family business; 3) a shopping center; 4) an oil refinery; 5) a patent or trademark; and, by the way, 6) did the local tax assessor correctly value his house? How might you go about these tasks? While the course concentrates on the first two items, we will discuss, at least in passing, the remaining ones.