Most people, if they're asked whether billionaires pay their fair share of tax, answer with an emphatic "no!" But whatever your views of billionaires might be, it's fair to say that some pay a lot more tax than others.
Wonder if your accountant, Finance Director or CFO is up to date with modern commercial realities? These three tests might help you decide.
Factories are great places for imaginative nicknames...I used to work with someone who was known as "The Abominable No-Man". That probably tells you all you need to know about his positive attitude to life and his communications skills.
I've long taken the view that music can teach us everything we need to know about business...but to give myself an extra challenge, I thought I'd forget the rest of the band for a change and focus solely on the drummer.
No sooner have we hung up the new year's calendar on our office walls than all those magazine articles and social media posts come out exhorting us to set ambitious goals so that we "crush it" (ugh) during the course of the coming year.
Being a Finance Director or CFO means you spend a lot of your time working out what people's targets should be, tracking their performance against those targets, and reporting any under-performance. While there are some intellectual challenges to the target setting process, those are generally within the control of the Finance Director or CFO as … Continue reading We should fire him for not hitting his targets…or should we?
Want to avoid screwing things up as badly as the average politician? Here's a better process for getting to a more promising solution.