#AlignedValue #OpEd on Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting via @Harvardbiz #CEO #CFO #CorpGov


Adapted from: A Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting (August 3, 2018) Harvard Business Review (HBR), link to source: https://hbr.org/2018/08/a-blueprint-for-digital-companies-financial-reporting?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter_monthly&utm_campaign=finance_not_activesubs&referral=00209&deliveryName=DM13132 Investor Problem: Digital businesses are stuck in Old World Accounting & Financial Reporting.  It is widely known that transparency in financial reporting for digital companies is frequently too…cloudy.  Risk, intrinsic value, and potential value are difficult assess – causing poor investment decisions.  Sometimes critical information is reported, but in obscure or inconsistent footnotes.  This makes it challenging for current and prospective investors to make informed choices. Management Trade-offs: The cost of compliance for financial reporting isn’t cheap.  And companies certainly deserve … Continue reading #AlignedValue #OpEd on Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting via @Harvardbiz #CEO #CFO #CorpGov

After The Turnaround: The Next Tack @BestBuy // Building the #NewBlue $BBY


  I stand up and enthusiastically applaud Top Management Team’s (“TMT’s”) that have a propensity to outperform.  And TMT’s with “Staying Power”, a/k/a the capability to consistently outperform over long periods of time, have a special place in my heart.  They have that “Je ne sais quoi”, a rare quality that cannot be easily described or named. Here are some examples of what TMT’s with Staying Power do different.  They: Create new categories of products and services for customers Generate demand amidst extremely challenging economic forces Return value for shareholders, in the form of Total Returns Offer learning, development, and career … Continue reading After The Turnaround: The Next Tack @BestBuy // Building the #NewBlue $BBY

#AlignedValue Avoid The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI


Your company is ready to make a big purchase — a fleet of cars, a piece of manufacturing equipment, or a new computer system. But before anyone writes a check, you need to calculate the return on investment (ROI) by comparing the expected benefits with the costs. Analyzing ROI isn’t always as simple as it sounds and there’s one mistake that many managers make: confusing cash and profit. This is an important distinction because if you mistake profit for cash in your ROI calculations, you’re likely to show a far better return that you can expect in reality. So keep … Continue reading #AlignedValue Avoid The Most Common Mistake People Make In Calculating ROI