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Digital Finance in 2017: Annual Budgets Cease as AI and Machine Learning Take Center Stage

Thack Brown | Posted 12.15.2016 | Technology
Thack Brown

In the last year, we saw a rapid evolution take place in corporate finance. Companies across the globe spent much of 2016 addressing the impact of eco...

Cure for the CFO's Sleepless Nights: The Three Lines of Defense for GRC

Thack Brown | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Thack Brown

Rising risk and regulatory compliance complexity are keeping more and more CFOs, their boards and external stakeholders awake at night. CFOs are alr...

A CIO Perspective on the Evolving Role of the CFO

Thack Brown | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Thack Brown

The rapid onset of the digital economy has dramatically changed the traditional role of the finance function, and by proxy, the roles and responsibilities of the CFO. Gone are the days of living and dying by the spreadsheet, and waiting for monthly or even yearly figures to make financial projections.

Preparing For The Next Brexit: How Companies Can Best Navigate Economic Volatility

Thack Brown | Posted 08.23.2016 | Technology
Thack Brown

We are living in a prolonged era of economic and regulatory volatility, where the next Brexit or market rumor in China could immediately affect commodity and currency prices and depress markets across the globe.

CEOs & CFOs: Do Better with Less by Leveraging VoIP

Ed Wynn | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Ed Wynn

Too often, technology executives face the same tired paradox: Do more with less. Especially with IT and telecom technologies, this paradox translates...

5 Cash Flow Management Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

Aimee Millwood | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Aimee Millwood

This post was written by Yotpo's CFO, Rotem Landa. It originally appeared on the Yotpo blog. While cash flow management can seem basic (you just nee...

Travel in Style With These 8 Savvy C-Suite Travel Tips

Jeffrey Hayzlett | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Hayzlett

Very rarely are they in one place for an extended period of time. With that type of travel schedule, you learn the leanest way to pack and still have everything you need with you.

Lululemon's Profit Plunges 60 Percent, CFO To Retire

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business

Lululemon Athletica's reported quarterly results that edged past expectations on Thursday, but the Canadian yogawear retailer trimmed its revenue and ...

Message to CIOs, Stop Hogging Innovation: It's the Business of Everyone in the C-Suite

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

Real innovation isn't in a job description or new title, it's a way of life.

Health Care Reform: A Time for "Long-termism"

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

Similar to other businesses, the motivation for hospital excessive short-termism is to meet annual operating margin targets and preserve bond ratings, but the value forgone affects society, not just shareholders, and has slowed and even distorted the evolution of hospitals themselves.

Organizations should institute a No-Porn Policy

Russ Warner | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Russ Warner

Pornography cannot exist in the workplace if high levels of productivity are desired. It distracts workers from their jobs and has the potential to offend other employees if they happen to catch a glimpse.

Financial Advice: Balancing the Needs of Three Generations

Women & Co | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

As a consequence of an aging population, more working Americans are finding themselves faced with saving for retirement while sandwiched between financial obligations to children and to parents and older relatives.

Let's Value People as an Asset, and Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century

R. Paul Herman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
R. Paul Herman

People are generally classified as expenses on the income statement and liabilities on the balance sheet -- not as an investable asset. Thus, when CEOs seek to increase profit, they cut costs -- like people -- rather than investing in assets -- like people -- that can appreciate.

Small Business CFOs: Do You Need One?

Janine Popick | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business
Janine Popick

It's a growing pain that many small businesses have. Company founders and CEOs are rarely equipped to handle financing strategies, budgets and dealing with investors. But bringing on a chief financial officer is not cheap.

The C-Level Job for Everyone: Reducing Complexity

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

A 2010 study of over 1,500 chief executive officers by IBM's Institute for Business Value identified "the rapid escalation of complexity" as the number one challenge facing CEOs.

Portfolio Mysteries: Do You Know What's In Your 401K?

Phil Trupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Phil Trupp

If you're like millions of other savers who don't have time to do your own analysis, you probably assume the manager of your account is a guru or rare collection of financial wizards.

Job Opening: CFO Of Al-Qaida

The Big Money | Martha C. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Got a thirst for adventure, an unquenchable religious fervor, and a willingness to trade in the corner office for a cave? Then al-Qaida has the job fo...

Google Takes Its Sweet Time Finding New CFO

Forbes | Wendy Tanaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Everyone wants to work at Google. It's a money machine with a stock price bouncing around $700. The employees are brilliant and free organic meals are...