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NOTE: Effective January 1, 2017, I will no longer post new articles since I am now fully retired.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Value through Motivation

Motivation is Critically Important to Business Success
So much of what drives value and greatness in any organization resides in how the people are managed. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great , has repeatedly emphasized the importance of attracting and retaining the best people. However, a big part of this has to do with motivating your people. When you focus on this single element of value, namely motivation, you can really unleash so much value and performance within any type of organization.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Why More Companies Should Consider OpEx over CapEx

The OpEx Approach Provides More Flexibility
Increasingly, businesses need to improve their focus by doing a few things exceptionally well as opposed to owning each and every long term investment. The level of in-house expertise required to support major investments simply does not exist within most companies. Couple this with the fact that we now live in a world driven by intellectual assets and not hard assets.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Humanizing the Financial Mindset

Why finance should take a more human view
Financial Statements, Organizational Charts, Employee Handbooks, and all those traditional things that go into running the business are increasingly unreliable, out-of-date, and ineffective in a world driven by human and intellectual capital. If leaders of organizations are honest about high performance and creating value, then they must pay close attention to the human side of running the business.