Managing Shareholders in the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

Finance and investing Corporate finance Entrepreneurial financing Private equity Venture capital Venture funding Angel financing Economics Economic systems Digital ArticleHow to identify and attract investors who will support your long-term, stakeholder-focused plans.

Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance Manifesto

Steve Shu Consulting

In this post, I want to share my thoughts on design values related to behavioral economics and behavioral finance (which going-forward in this post I’ll simply refer to as behavioral science for brevity). With that as backdrop, here’s my Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance Manifesto (much like I did with my Management Consulting Manifesto back in 2011 ). Behavioral Economics General Management Innovation Behavioral Finance Behavioral Science Nudge

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Podcast Interview on 401(k) Plans and Behavioral Finance Trends

Steve Shu Consulting

retirement income, wealth management). Save(d) by Design Loss Aversion Calculator (personalized finance tool) Personalized Pension statement Personalized video technology with live action Thanks to Rick Unser for having me recently on his 401(k) Fridays podcast. This interview is geared toward defined contribution plan sponsors and those closely related with this segment of the market (e.g., advisors, consultants, recordkeepers, investment only).

A Primer on Restructuring Your Company’s Finances

Harvard Business

Financial management Reorganization Finance & Accounting Business law Digital ArticleUnderstand your options, both in and out of court.

The Emerging Spend Management Sector: Simplifying Your Accounting Processes

Speaker: Spencer Falbo, Principal at Kong Basile Consulting

In this webinar, Spencer Falbo, principal at Kong Basile Consulting will teach you how Spend Management can help to automate many of your processes, making your job as an accountant more efficient.

Finance vs Strategy

Tom Spencer

A successful firm will need to pursue sound strategy and, at the same time, stay on top of its finances. Business Strategy consulting finance Management Consulting The financier cares about the next 3 months or less. The strategist cares about the next 3 years or more. The financier wants the deal to close as soon as possible so that he can earn his bonus.

Managing Project Stakeholders

The Management Centre

I need to manage my stakeholders and I don’t know where to start. As a project manager it’s important to know and understand who your stakeholders are and how to manage your relationships with them. Help!

Disrupting Finance

Harvard Business

Citigroup leading analyst Ronit Ghose, Lemonade Insurance founder and CEO Daniel Schreiber, and OakNorth Bank founder and CEO Rishi Khosla discuss the new possibilities that AI offers the finance industry. Those who manage to use this emerging technology to reduce friction for customers will win.

To Maximize Growth, Get Sales and Finance in Sync

Harvard Business

Sales Managing organizations Finance & Accounting Digital ArticleFour strategies to reduce friction between these sometimes reluctant partners.

Podcast Interview on Behavioral Investing: Managing the Emotions Behind Our Decisions

Steve Shu Consulting

The second perspective was that there are so many different behavioral elements at play when we think about different people, the interplay of fast, automatic thinking versus slow, reflective thinking; the digital world, and the numerous challenges of finance.

Choosing Management Consulting as a Career

Tom Spencer

When a mistake has been made, consultants will often speak to their managers or other members of the team to identify where they may have made a mistake and ask for assistance on how to fix it. Thanduxolo Love Mtsweni is a Management Consultant Analyst at Accenture in South Africa.

China Faces "Minsky Moment" on Ponzi Financing

MishTalk

Inquiring minds are tuning into a report on the Ponzi finance setup in China. Our analysis indicates that China’s economy has arrived at that unstable state where speculative and Ponzi finance appear to dominate. Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Managing Overwhelm

Jacq Hackett Consulting

You realise it’s the end of the quarter and you still haven’t figured out a system for sorting out your finances. Here are my five tips for managing these and similar problems in your business so you can avoid getting overwhelmed: Tip one: Don’t be afraid to go back and renegotiate terms when timeframes shift because of an issue that’s beyond your control. So don’t be overwhelmed by managing the business finances; instead get a bookkeeper and avoid that end of quarter panic.

My Past Life as Director of Finance in a Management Consulting Firm

Management and IT Consulting

Finance is critical for supporting all areas of a management consulting firm from budgeting to cash management to financial reporting. The work finance does empowers the firm to succeed and make sound decisions based on relevant data

Restoring Shareholder Confidence When Your Stock Is Down

Harvard Business Review

Financial markets Business management Crisis management Financial crisis Finance and investing Digital ArticleWith an aggressive but thoughtful approach, it’s possible to survive a downturn — and even emerge stronger.

4 Business Ideas That Changed the World: Trailer

Harvard Business Review

A series of conversations on influential management ideas from HBR’s first 100 years. Business history Disruptive innovation Emotional intelligence Corporate finance Audio

How Blockchain Is Changing Finance

Harvard Business

They represent content and digital rights management platforms (such as SingularDTV ), distributed venture funds (such as the the DAO , for decentralized autonomous organization), and even new platforms to make investing in ICOs and managing digital assets easy (such as ICONOMI ). The unstoppable force of blockchain technology is barreling down on the infrastructure of modern finance. Our global financial system moves trillions of dollars a day and serves billions of people.

Project Management Maturity Models: A Basis for Reaching Your Organization’s Business Success

Epicflow Blog

Do you know your organization’s project management maturity level? If not, it’s high time to change the situation: project management maturity has a direct impact on a company’s competitiveness and business success. . What are project management maturity models?

How Philanthropists Can Diversify Their Grantmaking Portfolios

Harvard Business Review

Investment management Nonprofit organizations Philanthropy Finance and investing Digital ArticleIt’s about creating a balance of grant types, categorized by operations, growth, and risk.

Managing Overwhelm

Jacq Hackett Consulting

You realise it’s the end of the quarter and you still haven’t figured out a system for sorting out your finances. Here are my five tips for managing these and similar problems in your business so you can avoid getting overwhelmed: Tip one: Don’t be afraid to go back and renegotiate terms when timeframes shift because of an issue that’s beyond your control. So don’t be overwhelmed by managing the business finances; instead get a bookkeeper and avoid that end of quarter panic.

ESG Investing Isn’t Designed to Save the Planet

Harvard Business Review

Investment management Finance and investing Sustainable business practices Digital ArticleCounterintuitively, ESG ratings reward companies that are likely to profit in the climate crisis — not those who are doing the most to fight it.

Managing the Liquidity Crisis

Harvard Business

Economics & Society Finance & Accounting Financial management Digital ArticleCompanies are scrambling for cash in the face of the pandemic.

How to Improve Your Finance Skills (Even If You Hate Numbers)

Harvard Business

If you’re not a numbers person, finance is daunting. Even if you don’t need to know a lot about finance to do your day-to-day job, the more conversant you are on the subject, the better off you’ll be, according to Richard Ruback, a professor at Harvard Business School and the coauthor of the HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business. Stop avoiding finance because you’re afraid of numbers. “Finance and accounting are very simple.

What Will It Take to Make Finance More Gender-Balanced?

Harvard Business

It is no wonder we came to fear our gender would keep us from achieving the same level of success as our male peers in finance. Because one of us (Malin) grew up in Sweden, considered to be one of the most gender-equal countries , with f amily-friendly policies that emphasize both parents’ responsibility of raising a family, we wondered whether gender equality in the finance industry in Sweden had progressed further than it had in the U.S. shutterjack/Getty Images.

Enter the Carpetbaggers: Ukraine's New Finance Minister a US Citizen, New Economy Minister from Lithuania

MishTalk

Ukraine''s just-named "Finance Minister" is a US citizen, and Ukraine''s new "Economy Minister" is from Lithuania. citizen and chief executive of private equity group Horizon Capital, will take over as "Finance Minister". Ukraine has a new finance minister, Natalie Jaresko. The post of "Economy Minister" was just given to an asset management firm partner from Lithuania, and the "Health Minister" is from Georgia.

Board Management Tips to Help Your Team Win w/Lauren Harrell Ep#99

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Lauren is the Director & Head of Commodities for the Financial Institutions Group at Chatham Financial, the largest independent financial risk management advisory and technology firm.

Greek Finance Minister Proposes Greece for Puerto Rico Trade: Should US Accept the Offer?

MishTalk

Greek finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has a sense of humor. Who knew Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s prickly finance minister, had a sense of humor? Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Greece Empties IMF Reserve Account to Pay IMF; Liquidity "Terribly Urgent" Says Finance Minister

MishTalk

Greece emptied an IMF holding account to repay 750 million euros ($840 million) due to the fund, a Greek central bank official said, avoiding default but underscoring the dire state of the country's finances. Made a day early, the IMF payment calmed immediate fears of a Greek default, but Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Monday the liquidity situation was "terribly urgent" and a deal to release further funds was needed in the next couple of weeks.

It’s Time to Give Companies Standalone Climate Ratings

Harvard Business Review

Sustainable business practices Business and society Finance and investing Investment management Digital ArticleClimate change is so urgent we need to separate it from the rest of the sustainability agenda.

To Start or Not to Start: Overview of a Feasibility Study in Project Management

Epicflow Blog

In this case, a project manager should conduct a feasibility study that will help make the right decision as to whether it’s reasonable to intake this project or not. In project management, it’s performed right after the business case is prepared. Management by decibels .

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Establish a Productive Private Equity Partnership

Harvard Business

Private equity Investment management Finance and investing Digital ArticleDeals ultimately succeed or fail because of the people involved.

Why Do Management Consulting Firms Hire MBAs?

Steve Shu Consulting

Prior to my current role, I spent many years in the traditional management consulting space. As I see it, the traditional segment of the management consulting industry values MBAs primarily because it facilitates a plug-and-play kind of model where people are interchangeable and can start working on a broad swathe of business problems. Management consulting projects can span diverse areas from operational to finance to marketing to strategy to IT management, etc.

How VCs Can Help Startups Set (and Meet) ESG Goals

Harvard Business

Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial financing Investment management Digital ArticleInvestors have a big role to play in fostering the next generation of sustainable companies.

France Seeks Another Tax on Facebook, Google And YouTube, to Finance "French Culture" Cinema

MishTalk

RT reports French broadcasting watchdog CSA eager to tax YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion France''s Superior Council of Audiovisual, an independent broadcasting authority, wants to impose taxes on media giants like YouTube, Facebook and Dailymotion to force them to contribute to financing French culture. In a report this week, the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) says that video-sharing websites should be subject to a tax that helps finance the production of French films and TV shows.

Japan Finance Minister Seeks Record Debt Servicing on Interest on National Debt; What's Next?

MishTalk

Japan''s Finance Ministry will request a record 25.3 The decision, aimed at guarding against any future rise in long-term interest rates, underscores the increasing cost Japan must pay to finance its massive public debt. link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really)

Harvard Business

When I ask students graduating from Harvard Business School what they’re doing next, I often get some version of “I’m going into finance but…” Then they quickly explain that finance is just a way station on the route to nobler goals. Recently, I asked a few students how people react to their choice to go into finance, and I was greeted with nervous laughter. The usual reactions to misbehavior in finance are outrage or regulation.

Precision Pricing When Inflation Is Rising

Harvard Business

Pricing strategy Operations and supply chain management Finance and investing Digital ArticleAn unstable environment calls for a customized approach.

French Industrial Output Drops Unexpectedly; France Finance Minister in Complete Denial; Expect the Unexpected

MishTalk

France Finance Minister in Complete Denial Those of you seeking still more amusement can find it in one of the usual places: statements made by French politicians. For example (and also from today), the Financial Times reports Pierre Moscovici, France Finance Minister Says Economy has ‘Truly Emerged from Recession’ “France has truly emerged from recession,” Moscovici insists. “Of Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacifi

France Finance Minister "I Refuse to Raise Taxes to Close any Budget Gaps"; "Rethinking" the USA

MishTalk

Michel Sapin, France’s finance minister, sent tremors through European capitals with a defiant warning that his country would no longer try to meet its deficit targets and would not inflict further damage on its economy by tightening into the downturn. “I Mike "Mish" Shedlock [link] Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Not only is support for sanctions in Europe crumbling, so is support for alleged austerity.

How the Financial World Adapts to Climate Change

Tom Spencer

Knowing the ins and outs of upcoming trends in finance is indispensable for any aspiring consultant. A prime example for such a question is how finance is adapting to the issue of climate change, and might assist its mitigation. Green Finance.