Did you ever notice that when CPA firm leaders are talking about merging-in another firm it’s the best thing since sliced bread? Did you ever notice that when CPA firm leaders are talking about being merged-in/acquired, it’s sad, it has a tone of being defeated? Being acquired, by the right firm, can be a positive, […]
Archive | November, 2010
I get to work with numbers and analyze a lot of businesses, business models, and opportunities based on their financial impact. My experiences have taught me that you can quantify just about anything. For example, a business is about to crumble. You can put the numbers together to figure out of the business is savable, […]
When I first got into computers in the 1980’s, I found a great book-Computer Wimp by John Bear. He was trying to take the fear of the unknown out of this new machine. One chapter dealt with how many problems could be solved if the new computer owners would just RTM- “read the manual” (sometimes […]
I have the fun of speaking at the Burridge Center Conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder this week on Friday. The CFA Society of Colorado is co-sponsoring it. As a guide, they have asked my panel to comment on this piece by James Montier of GMO: Was It All Just A Bad Dream? […]
I’ve been posting about strategic planning quite a bit lately. The reason is because I have been working with several clients recently on their strategic plans. Also because I want you to DO SOMETHING yet this year if you have not already established your strategic action plan for 2011 or revisited and revised the one […]
There seems to always be one employee that no one in the company can stand. They are usually rude and often condescending toward others and they seem to create problems and conflict with everything they do.