Recommended Resources – I Have A Strategy, No You Don’t

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Recommended Resource – Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes. I Have a Strategy, No You Don’t : The Illustrated Guide to Strategy. by Howell J Malham Jr. About the Book.

The U.S. Corporate Tax Code Is Broken. How Should We Fix It?

Harvard Business Review

Second, the rise of intangible assets, like patents and widgets, means that transfer pricing issues become central, and so high tax rates become more untenable as they increase the incentives to be aggressive.

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Blockbuster Becomes a Casualty of Big Bang Disruption

Harvard Business Review

But by then its one-time core assets — retail stores — had become expensive liabilities, weighing down the company’s effort to compete in the winner-take-all kind of market that is often characteristic of Big Bang innovation. With this week’s announcement, the company has acknowledged the accelerating decline in value of Blockbuster’s remaining physical locations, assets stranded by the lightning-fast pace of digital disruption.

Filing for a Patent Versus Keeping Your Invention a Trade Secret

Harvard Business Review

These choices are strategic, and a company must think about the broader picture too of the overall intangible assets your company possesses. The different forms of protection should be understood as an asset portfolio – you might want to diversify and spread your risk. For many years, beginning in 1942, Premarin was the only hormone replacement therapy drug on the market derived from a natural source.

Do You Know What Your Company’s Data Is Worth?

Harvard Business Review

The closest proxy for EvD is to look at a firm’s intangible value, however, this will still fall short of fully estimating the value and therefore the risk inherent in data-laden enterprises. Using the same formula, Apple’s intangible assets in 2014 were $280 billion — or almost twice the value of its 2015 calculation. The challenge is to quantify the precise value of data to a firm so that economic value can be ascribed to this asset class over time.

Why Financial Statements Don’t Work for Digital Companies

Harvard Business Review

Twitter reported a loss of $79 million before its IPO, yet it commanded a valuation of $24 billion on its IPO date in 2013. Our current financial accounting model cannot capture the principle value creator for digital companies: increasing return to scale on intangible investments. Assets reported on a balance sheet have to be physical in nature, have to be owned by the company, and be within the company’s confines. steven moore for hbr.

Research: The Digitization of Banks Disproportionately Hurts Women Entrepreneurs

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since 2013 , and shrank by more than 1,700 in 2017 alone. These meetings allowed for the exchange of important information about the business model, intangible assets, future prospects, and more. As opposed to meeting with entrepreneurs, this model is largely based on financial reporting information, credit scoring, and the quality of accessible assets as collateral. Veronica Grech/Getty Images.