Checks and balances are a feature, not a bug, as Wall Street is rediscovering in the wake of WeWork’s abortive IPO.
Tag Archives: Finance
The Business Disaster Zone…and how to avoid it…
Every spectacular business disaster has a very similar root cause. Here’s three classic examples, and what you can do instead to keep your business safe.
The last thing your business needs is more metrics
If a few metrics is a good thing, more metrics must be better, right? No – in most businesses that makes things worse, not better. Here’s why…
“Dear Abby, My CFO won’t listen to me. What should I do?”
Don’t know how to talk to your CFO? Worried they’re not listening to you? Want to get their support? This might help…
How to remix your way from good to great
Next time something needs to change in your business, don’t launch a change programme. Instead remix your way to success…
Is Uber Wall Street’s New ‘Great Vampire Squid’?
Goldman Sachs was once memorably described as a ‘great vampire squid’. But there might be a new kid in town…
Are you spending 50 quid to save a fiver?
Any good Finance Director or CFO will have a keen eye on the running costs of the business. The last thing they’ll want to do is make it harder than it needs to be to create the profit the business depends on to survive and thrive.
But sometimes the need to control what people are doing to make sure costs are properly managed can be carried too far.
More often than you might think, the costs of control far outweigh any potential savings the control might bring you.
Accountancy…the second oldest profession
Wonder if your accountant, Finance Director or CFO is up to date with modern commercial realities? These three tests might help you decide.