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.

Million-Dollar Financial Strategies For Consultants With Dan Cuprill: Podcast #157

Consulting Success

From being in corporate America to running his own financial and personal finance firm, Dan has the experience and insights that will guide you to grow your businesses, even after you traded your. Leaving your corporate job to start your own business can be quite risky.

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To Maximize Growth, Get Sales and Finance in Sync

Harvard Business

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

Internal Strategy: Lessons Learned (1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

I initially started out my career in management consulting, exited to an internal strategy team in industry, and pivoted back to consulting. In this article, Part 1, I will describe my experience of working in an internal strategy team and some of the main projects and activities I undertook.

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. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific Most assume China can grow at 7% a year, a notion that I have challenged on many occasions. Morgan Stanley agrees.

How Blockchain Is Changing Finance

Harvard Business

The New York–based venture capital firm Union Square Ventures (USV) broadened its investment strategy so that it could buy ICOs directly. 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.

Can Collective Intelligence Beat the Market? (with Numerai’s Richard Craib)

Harvard Business Review

A new approach to building a trading strategy: crowd-sourcing financial predictions from data scientists. Digital transformation Finance and investing Financial markets Financial service sector Audio

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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. Here are some strategies to improve your financial intelligence. Stop avoiding finance because you’re afraid of numbers.

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. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific

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.

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? Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific Today he said to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew: I’ll Trade You Greece for Puerto Rico. At a news conference on Thursday, Schäuble chided U.S.

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.

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. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific Be prepared for more stories like this because they are surely coming: Japan MOF to seek record debt-servicing costs in Fiscal Year 2014/15.

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

Eurozone strategy is in tatters after economic recovery ground to a halt across the region and France demanded a radical shift in policy, warning that austerity overkill is driving Europe into a depression. 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

Simmereing Stew; Italy's Finance Minister Joins "United States of Europe" Parade; Germany's "5 Wise Men" Argue for Grexit

MishTalk

Italy's finance minister, Pier Carlo Padoan calls for ‘Political Union’ to Save Euro. Italy’s finance minister has called for deeper eurozone integration in the aftermath of the Greek crisis, saying a move “straight towards political union” is the only way to ensure the survival of the common currency. He said an elected eurozone parliament alongside the existing European Parliament and a European finance minister should also be considered. “

Ukraine Government Breaks Up: Prime Minister Resigns Over "Vital Laws on Energy and Army Financing"; Follow the Money

MishTalk

Issues concern unpaid soldiers, pro-Russian MPs, and various oil schemes to finance the war. Mr Yatseniuk rebuked the existing parliament for putting Ukraine’s future at risk and betraying the ideals of the protests that toppled Mr Yanukovich in February, by failing to pass vital laws on energy and army financing. Vital Laws on Energy and Army Financing Inquiring minds may be asking " What Might Those Vital Laws Be?

Making a Big Pivot — While Staying True to Your Original Mission

Harvard Business

Innovation Finance and investing Strategy Change management Digital transformation Public administration and nonprofits Digital ArticleHow your organization can find new ways to fulfill its core purpose.

In Conversation: Eric Ries on the Finance of Innovation

Strategy+Business

In the fourth video interview of this five-part series, Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, describes his system of innovation accounting--and how it can convert learning into dollars. For more related insights, read "Why Eric Ries Likes Management" at [link

The Emergent Career Strategy - Practical Considerations

CaseInterview.com

I recently wrote an article about the difference between Planned vs. Emergent Career Strategies. The emergent strategy sometimes reveals itself in the process of pursuing the original career plan. Finance, especially lending, is an interesting business where you know your revenues today, but you don’t know your costs until 10 years later — which is based on who does or does not repay their loan.). This strategy alone is profoundly useful.

Need Clients Now? 5 Strategies to Quickly Get More Consulting Clients

Consulting Matters

EVEN if you feel the crunch on the finances, you do not want to under-value what you can bring to the table. If you want to achieve sustainable success as a consultant - ideally you want to create a marketing system to ensure you have a consistently full pipeline of right-fit clients. However, there will be times when you have to feel the cash flow pressure and need to find clients.right now!

5 reasons to choose strategy consulting over financial advisory consulting

Management Consulted

Strategy consulting vs. financial advisory consulting – both are consulting. We get at least 5 questions a month from readers about this either-or, and in honor of all of you we put together our 5 major differences between the 2 prominent types of consulting , and why – if you have a choice – we recommend strategy consulting as your top pick. In contrast, strategy consulting allows an individual to work across industries.

Need Clients Now? 5 Strategies to Quickly Get More Consulting Clients

Consulting Matters

EVEN if you feel the crunch on the finances, you do not want to under-value what you can bring to the table. If you want to achieve sustainable success as a consultant - ideally you want to create a marketing system to ensure you have a consistently full pipeline of right-fit clients. However, there will be times when you have to feel the cash flow pressure and need to find clients.right now!

3 ways financial advisory consulting bests strategy consulting

Management Consulted

From the variety of work and access to C-level executives to the wide array of exit opportunities, strategy operations consulting far surpassed financial advisory consulting as our recommended career to pursue. Find it here: 5 reasons to choose strategy operations over financial advisory consulting. Without going back on our clearly stated recommendation to pursue strategy operations consulting, here are 3 well-justified reasons for choosing financial advisory consulting.

Consulting Invoice Template (& 10 Invoicing Best Practices)

Consulting Success

They aren’t on top of their finances. Consulting Articles Featured Articles Running a Consulting Business Consulting Business Consulting Invoice Financial Strategies For Consultants

How Nonprofit Foundations Can Sustainably Fund Disease Research

Harvard Business

Three strategies that work. Research & development Finance & Accounting Digital Article

Does Your Startup Have a Spending Strategy?

Harvard Business

These spending choices require tradeoffs, so entrepreneurs must first develop a strategy for allocating limited resources across a wide range of available options. Let’s look at one last example, this time of two associates of mine, who started with a sensible spending strategy. In the early stages of the firm, remember to communicate with your co-workers about key strategy costs that are required to grow the business and how their returns will justify the expense.

A Female Founder in a Male VC World

Harvard Business

Founders Entrepreneurial finance Growth strategy AudioKate Ryder overcame hundreds of “No’s” from male investors to fund a healthcare app for women.

Made in France: Montebourg Ridiculed in Text and Pictures; France Goes After "Red Bull" Energy Drinks to Finance Social Security

MishTalk

Members start Tuesday afternoon discussion of the draft law on financing of Social Security. Visit [link] to learn more about wealth management and capital preservation strategies of Sitka Pacific In response to Montebourg Announces Deal Between Goodyear and Titan to Save Union Jobs (One Problem - Goodyear Did Not Even Receive the Offer) , one of several recent posts on Arnaud Montebourg, France''s Minister of Productive Recovery, reader "AC" who lives in France responded.

Strategy Consulting – Reflections on the First Six Months

Tom Spencer

Amber Holzmeister graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business last June, and began working at KPMG Strategy in San Francisco back in August 2018. She shares with us some reflections on those first months of life as a strategy consultant, and offers some wisdom to demystify the transition for others. I hate to admit this, but I wish I had taken more finance and accounting classes in school. Consulting Firms strategy consulting

Job Titles Explained: What is a Strategy Analyst?

freshminds

A Strategy Analyst is responsible for identifying the needs of business and determining the direction it needs to go in to excel and succeed. Common Strategy Analyst tasks include: Helping research and present data analysis. Turning these predictions into a strategy plan, identifying areas for growth and resolving issues. Career Paths: A Strategy Analyst can come from a range of backgrounds but must have an interest in interpreting and analysing data and drawing conclusions.

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3 Steps to Pivot Your Sales Strategy During a Crisis

LSA Global

Is It Time to Pivot Your Sales Strategy? You will find out just how quickly you can pivot your sales strategy and your sales team when a crisis occurs. Do you need to pivot your sales strategy or sales approach? 3 Steps to Pivot Your Sales Strategy During a Crisis.

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How to build a Marketing Strategy from scratch?

Consulthon

Hi All, I am a finance educated professional and I have recently established my own company. I am not aware what is a good marketing plan and I would need your tips and tricks if you have experienc

Transitioning from Management Consulting to Corporate Strategy/M&A – the Interview Process

Tom Spencer

As a result, many consultants shift to industry and join the client’s side so that they can not only offer solutions but also take more ownership to formulate, execute, and implement a strategy from start to finish. As a former consultant who decided to move from consulting to industry, I would like to share my personal journey on how I landed my opportunity in corporate strategy/M&A. BizOps / Strategy & Operations at tech firms. Corporate Strategy.

List: Global Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

List of Global Strategy Firms in 2013. BELOW is a hand-picked list of leading Global Strategy Firms. Maybe not, but seeing as Sydney is at the other end of the earth you would expect a truly global strategy firm to have an office there (if you want to see a list of purely Aussie strategy firms for 2013, click here ). The below list will be of interest to you if: you want to work for a leading strategy firm, or.

List of strategy consulting firms in London

Tom Spencer

List of strategy consulting firms in London 2011. List of strategy consulting firms in London. Its management consulting services include CRM, finance and performance management, process and innovation performance, risk management, strategy, supply chain management, and talent and organisation performance services. ADL is a global management consultancy specialising in strategy and operations management, serving major corporations and organisations worldwide.

Consulting Invoice Template (& 10 Invoicing Best Practices)

Consulting Success

They aren’t on top of their finances. Consulting Articles Featured Articles Running a Consulting Business Consulting Business Consulting Invoice Financial Strategies For Consultants

List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong

Tom Spencer

List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong 2011. List of strategy consulting firms in Hong Kong. OC&C Strategy Consultants. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Applied Value offers strategy, finance, and operations management services. Services offered include: complexity management, enterprise transformation, operations, procurement solutions, strategic information technology, strategy and sustainability. OC&C Strategy Consultants.

Strategy and general business consulting firms in Australia

Tom Spencer

Strategy and general business consulting firms in Australia 2012. THE list of strategy and general business consulting firms is part of the full list of consulting firms in Australia : Tier One – Global. Pacific Strategy Partners. BCG specialises in business strategy and draws most of its clients from the 500 largest corporations worldwide, as well as working with smaller companies, non-profit organisations and government agencies. Pacific Strategy Partners.