June 12, 2017 admin_61054

Financial Ratio Analysis   There are essentially two basic techniques that are used in Corporate Finance. One is the ratio analysis of financial statements and the other is calculating the present value of future cash flows. Bankers, investors, financiers, CFOs and entrepreneurs use these tools and techniques to value assets and make decisions.    …

June 5, 2017 admin_61054

The Approachable MBA   Develop you MBA-style business knowledge ASAP. There are tons of resources available to increase your business knowledge. There are powerful books to help you continually expand your horizons. Here is a blog post on how books are helpful experience accelerants. Business and management, like science, guilds and trades, has its own…

May 5, 2017 admin_61054

Commencement Speech I look around and you are all bright and clear eyed and engaged. The goal in life is to stay that way. We must be vigilant against the slippery slopes of temptations and pressures that veer us from a path of happiness and contentment. One slippery slope is to become dejected and bitter…

March 27, 2017 admin_61054

The Benefits of Reading Biography   Reading is one of the great pleasures of life. The optimal situation is when reading is both pleasurable and productive. While we read for pleasure, we should also realize reading is the most powerful self-improvement tool available. One of my favorite writers Mark Twain wrote, “The person who does…

March 25, 2017 admin_61054

9 Ways to Validate Your Startup Ideas Even if you think you have great startup ideas, it doesn’t mean you can simply make them a reality. These startup ideas have to be validated first to test whether or not the market receives those ideas well. One of the ways to validate a startup idea is…

March 14, 2017 admin_61054

Books Can Help The world is changing rapidly and we need to increasingly rely on ourselves to navigate our way. Governments, corporations and social institutions can’t provide the level of reassuring paternal oversight they once did. They are caught up in the same waves of disruption. We are charged with figuring out where things are…

March 6, 2017 admin_61054

The Dream of Patenting Your Idea Have you ever had an idea for an invention that you thought about patenting? It is now possible with a word processer and the database available from the US Patent and Trademark Office to research, draft and file your own patent application. And then you could use that intellectual…

February 15, 2017 admin_61054

Negotiation Skills are critically important for navigating the modern world To get what we want we are compelled to negotiate. New World; New Rules Negotiation skills are critical in managing teams and projects. In today’s business world we can rapidly assemble mosaics of talent to address any project or goal. We can effectively assemble a…

February 13, 2017 admin_61054

On getting down to it and not procrastinating   I wasted time, and now doth time waste me William Shakespeare, Richard II           Memento mori In art, memento mori are artistic or symbolic reminders of mortality. Being aware that life is short and contingent can be a powerful motivator to do…