Inflicting Pain (August 2018)

After my softer, gentler message last month, as promised I am returning to the more traditional focus on finance, cash flow and business performance. It is a well-known fact (if you don’t believe me, check Google) that people are often …

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You Never Know (July 2018)

For those of you expecting the usual message about finance, cash flow or business performance, this month brings a bit of a different twist.  Hopefully, it is even more valuable. This past weekend I had the opportunity to talk with …

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My Seven P’s of Performance (June 2018)

My Seven P’s of Performance What drives performance?  I recently had the opportunity to spend the day at the BMW Performance Driving School in Greer, SC with my brother, Steve. This is the second time we’ve made the trip for …

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What’s Your Line of Sight? (May 2018)

No one can predict the future (or at least not that I know of) but businesses need some line of sight into what tomorrow might bring.  Note that I used the word “might”.  Although no one can know with certainty …

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Are You Watching Your RADAR? (April 2018)

Are you picking up early warning signals about the health of your business? That’s what RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging) does. It picks up signals long before something is close enough to do harm. If no one is paying attention, …

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The Statement of Cash Flows (March 2018)

It’s been a while since I’ve written a piece that is technical in nature and deals with understanding financial statements so I suppose that I am overdue. The statement of cash flows is one of the most important, but least …

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The Written Word (February 2018)

Back in the day (which day depends upon how far back in time you are willing to travel) the written word was handwritten or perhaps produced on an Underwood typewriter, a Wang computer, or via the program Word Perfect (I …

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What A Year! (December 2017)

No matter where you stand on the political spectrum hopefully we can all look back on 2017 and agree to say “What A Year!”  And no matter your views on tax reform, I can guarantee you that if you’re fortunate …

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