Do You Read Too Much? (September 2017)

Do you read too much?  That might sound like a strange question on the surface so let me expound upon it a bit.  Do you read too much and put into practice too little? I’ve recently had a few experiences …

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Persistence Pays (July 2017)

Too often, people are not sufficiently persistent in their pursuit of a goal. This can manifest itself in a couple of different ways. They pursue something over a limited period of time and then give up when they fail to …

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Watch Your Language (April 2017)

No, this isn’t an article about expletives in the workplace.  Frankly, those are much more tolerable than the words that I am addressing today. Expletives might be offensive and create a less than pleasant work environment for some but it …

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Delays Beget Delays (January 2017)

Delays beget delays.  Speed generates speed.  Ask yourself how your organization behaves. I have the benefit of working with multiple organizations simultaneously so I have the unique ability to benchmark decision processes between organizations as they are occurring in real …

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Lost or Found? (November 2017)

This is the third newsletter that I am writing as I sit in an airport delayed on my way back from Thanksgiving travels.  When the airline announced a flight delay, I had a decision to make. Would the delay end …

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I Don’t Golf (September 2016)

I don’t golf. That might seem like a strange opening for a blog post titled “Finance Matters”. Who cares whether I care to spend my Saturdays walking around swinging a golf club or not? But, there’s a point to be …

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The Extra Mile (May 2016)

The inspiration for my monthly newsletters comes from many different places. Sometimes it is a client experience that I think will be of interest to my readers, at times an experience I personally had with a business, others from a …

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Transition Planning 101 (April 2016)

As I write this newsletter, I have insights into several businesses where transition issues are somewhat of a hot topic.  Frankly, this isn’t an area on which I focus but I have dealt with it over the years. The differences …

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Stayman’s Law (December 2015)

My friend and colleague, Phil Stayman, Controller of Fitcorp USA, Inc. recently shared with me the following accounting axiom which he coined Stayman’s Law. “If you don’t know what an amount is, where it came from or why, any action …

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Turbulence (August 2015)

Earlier this month, we took a family vacation to Niagara Falls. The history of the falls is amazing as is the fact that it is a tourist destination for people the world over. The falls are clearly a natural wonder …

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