Company Asset Management

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Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year. The challenge that most companies encounter is in deciding what to do when it is time to get rid of assets. Reasons a Company Might Need to Get Rid of Assets. There are times when assets might lose their original form and cannot be repaired. Depreciating Your Assets .

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments. StrategyDriven Analytics combines StrategyDriven’s industry leading asset management and data analytics experience with Xen Wireless’s information technology and delivery expertise.

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Greg Gaskey Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Operations Officer

Strategy Driven

Executive leader brings hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before.

Mike Purcell Joins StrategyDriven Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice

Strategy Driven

Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever. His hands-on knowledge and experience in performance improvement, regulatory inspection readiness, license renewals, and power uprates will be a great asset to our team”.

Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business

Small startup firms are already developing proprietary technologies — such as machine vision, deep learning, and other innovations —– that could help large investors evaluate opportunities and risks with far greater accuracy and efficiency than was previously possible. In September 2016 we undertook a survey of nearly 300 endowment and foundation managers. This disconnect is a major problem for the continuing development of efficient capital markets.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

Take stock of the progressive development plans and programs they’ve made available to the workforce. Find HR’s hand (in a good way) in everything as an enabler and contributor to operations flowing all the way through to customer/client satisfaction.

4 Ways to Reinvest in Your Small Business to Drive Success

Strategy Driven

Reinvesting in improvements like equipment, infrastructure, product development, and improving customer service are all valuable ways to build your business. You can purchase software to help with everything from your accounting to employee management and acquisition.

Six Ways to See the World through New Lenses—and Lead More Effectively

Leading Blog

Here, the authors share how to develop that perspective: How we see the world—our leadership perspective—shapes our thoughts, decisions, and actions. Senior managers at Allianz Global Investors, a global asset management company, attended a workshop called Dialogue in the Dark, led by visually impaired trainers who conducted the entire workshop in total darkness.

Nathan Ives Named StrategyDriven Enterprises Chief Executive Officer

Strategy Driven

Senior industry leader adds hands-on management and operational experience to StrategyDriven’s Power & Utilities focused advisory services. Increasing demand for clean, affordable electricity combined with an aging infrastructure, retiring workers, growing regulations, rising capital costs, and intensifying budget pressures challenge utility executives and managers now more than ever before. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensed Senior Reactor Operator.

How To Start Your Own Online Business?

Strategy Driven

With a conventional business that choice consistently conveyed an incredible danger since you needed to “invest” your own money before you could get something fully operational.

Dealing with Change as Your Company Grows

Strategy Driven

Perhaps the technology team want to spend more time developing an upgrade to your product, but the finance team insist the money is better spent elsewhere. In the very early days of your enterprise, especially one in the manufacturing sector, you are likely to have only a few facilities and a small number of maintenance workers and managers. Change Management business management strategydriven

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Energy Advisory Services, Partners with NTE Solutions

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises, LLC and NTE Solutions partner to provide energy industry executives and managers with asset lifecycle management and regulatory compliance advisory services. The relationship combines StrategyDriven’s leading experience in asset lifecycle management and regulatory services with NTE Solutions’ capabilities in all aspects of power development, from engineering to commercialization. Risk management and compliance.

Rethinking Sustainability in Light of the EU’s New Circular Economy Policy

Harvard Business

Chamber of Commerce supports companies in developing circular economies (CEs), and China — like Europe — has developed policies and legislation around CEs. We are academics and practitioners focused on product recovery economics and life cycle asset management. We began collaborating when we recognized how interlaced asset management and product recovery were in textbook CEs. HBR Staff/Caspar Benson/Getty Images.

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business

Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. The complex calculations of the field known as Operations Research were enabled by mainframe computing. Client-server technology begat enterprise resource planning systems, and the consequent system-wide visibility that was required for what we call business process management (BPM). Technology Product development Technology Digital Articleyagi studio/Getty Images.

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It's Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement

Harvard Business Review

As Fujio Ando, senior managing director at Chibagin Asset Management suggests, "Japan's consumer electronics industry is facing defeat. As innovation thinker Vijay Govindarajan says , "The more you hardwire a company on total quality management, [the more] it is going to hurt breakthrough innovation. Sure it's important to inject discipline into product and service development, but not so much that it discourages creativity. Innovation Operations Strategy

The 3 Essential Jobs That Most Retention Programs Ignore

Harvard Business

For example, in 2009 professors Brian Becker, Mark Huselid, and Richard Beatty estimated that in most companies less than 15% of jobs are what they call strategic positions and said management should focus “disproportionate investments” on finding A players for those jobs. But over and over again in our three decades of experience as talent development and retention specialists, we’ve seen that companies consistently overlook half of them. park troopers/unsplash.

Can Index Funds Be a Force for Sustainable Capitalism?

Harvard Business

Just look at Uber to understand the importance of diversity and product safety or at car manufacturers scrambling to develop a competitive advantage in electric cars as countries seek to decarbonize their economics and fight pollution. It is tough to beat the market and over long periods of time indexing has been shown to outperform most active managers. First, large index asset managers, such as Blackrock, State Street, and Vanguard. Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Images.

What’s Driving Superstar Companies, Industries, and Cities

Harvard Business

These “superstar” sectors include financial services such as banking, insurance, and asset management, professional services, internet and software, real estate, and pharmaceuticals and medical products. Often when superstar cities fall, they tend to be advanced economy cities, replaced by a developing economy city. Acquisitions, bold investment in intangible assets, and attracting talent can ultimately make the difference. Apexphotos/Getty Images.

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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

nonprofit organizations like the Heartland Capital Strategy Institute are bringing together institutional investors, private asset managers, and worker representatives to harness some of the $13 trillion of assets in workers’ pension funds to invest in worker-friendly businesses that offer good investment returns. And companion bills developed to enable the U.S. Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images.

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How Companies, Governments, and Nonprofits Can Create Social Change Together

Harvard Business

In 2016, socially responsible investing made up more than one out of every four invested dollars under professional management. And recently, the head of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, called on all companies to explain how their businesses make “a positive contribution to society” beyond just financial performance. Through a well-structured operating process, partners expand and align their efforts and draw on comparative strengths.

Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids

Harvard Business

But CalSTRS is one of the world’s leading asset owners on the importance of integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into investment decisions — investing as a way of maximizing returns while making the world a better place — so why would it be interested in partnering with an activist hedge fund? trillion in sustainable and impact investing strategies, representing one out of every five dollars being professionally managed.

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Innovation Is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products

Harvard Business

The innovation alone is a herculean task, but imagine being that upstart pioneer trying to develop the technology, while at the same time going up against entrenched, powerful competitors with deep industry knowledge, assets, and channels who’ve been around for a hundred years or more. Transforming our oldest industries calls for more than new technology; sophisticated knowledge of regulations, testing protocols, and traditional physical assets are now essential.

Seven Ways CEOs and Investors Can Promote the Long Term

Harvard Business Review

They are not interested in hearing about the technological, regulatory, and societal developments that will determine the long-term, strategic positioning of this company.". The board of directors and top management should spend the largest chunk of their time communicating with long-term investors. Globally, these asset owners manage significant sums, exceeding $50 trillion at the end of 2009.

Where Teamwork Thrives in the Money Management Industry

Harvard Business Review

Recently, my colleagues at the Focus Consulting Group and I surveyed more than 100 asset management firms around the world, testing both for the strength of their cultures and for the effectiveness of their leadership teams. They make up the "secret sauce" of firms that are well managed and demonstrate strong culture. Over time, the team must develop trust by having clear rules of engagement and accountabilities.

Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Harvard Business Review

One outside manager of many endowments I spoke to confirmed to me that there has been “no mandate” from clients to be investing in the future of higher education. “I Those who manage money for higher education, I propose, need to get much more interested in the market they are in. Still, most colleges are lucky if they can afford even a small team charged with developing new lines of business and new business models.

Sustainability in Financial Services Is Not About Being Green

Harvard Business Review

The next time we hear about a bank or insurance company''s "green program" — like using energy efficient light bulbs or operating out of a LEED Platinum building — we''ll either scream or throw up. As a result, institutions in the financial services sector risk losing their license to operate — the permission to conduct business granted by customers, partners, and government. Yes, financial institutions should be environmentally responsible in their own operations.

How to Give Negative Feedback When Your Organization Is “Nice”

Harvard Business Review

I was meeting with a client last week, the CEO of a global asset management firm. Edgar Schein, the renowned expert on organizational culture and professor emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, says that once cultural norms such as not giving feedback are established, it’s easier for people to resist change “by denial, projection, rationalization, or various other defense mechanisms” than to change their behavior.

Why Is Capital Afraid of Cities?

Harvard Business Review

Successful companies between $5 million and $50 million in revenues can't get the capital they need to expand their operations and hire more people in city neighborhoods where the best social program is a job. While minuscule amounts of program money are trickling out to small-scaled community-development institutions, billions of dollars are sitting in endowment funds.

The Power of Beliefs to Move Markets and Mindsets

Harvard Business Review

For more than two years, we and others have been talking about the need to shift the prevailing view among managers, boards of directors and investors from "quarterly capitalism" to what we call "capitalism for the long term". Together with Harvard Business Review and the Management Innovation eXchange, we have issued a challenge calling for the most instructive case studies and provocative ideas that will help us re-imagine capitalism for the long term. Mindsets matter.

The “40-Year-Old Intern” Goes to Wall Street

Harvard Business Review

Morgan Asset Management’s Head of Diversity Gordon Cooper told me his firm is now introducing a Legal ReEntry Program. (In The OnRamp Fellowship operates on a different model. Applicants pay a $250 fee to cover the cost of career development assessments, but those who are selected receive a $125,000 work and training fellowship, plus benefits, for their first year at one of four major law firms: Baker Botts, Cooley, Hogan Lovells, and Sidley Austin.

Free Yourself from Conventional Thinking

Harvard Business Review

I recently employed this principle with a large asset management firm. They began grouping clients by practice and focused sales associates on developing industry trends and insights. Beside each operator was a large pile of partially assembled furniture. However, management was not convinced. Still, management remained unconvinced, believing that workers must be directed, tightly managed, and never allowed to set their own pace.

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Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2011

Harvard Business Review

Increased demand for transparency and its close partners, (a) the quest to define and develop useful sustainability metrics and (b) the growing sustainability data explosion. The best analysis of the resource scarcity mega-trend came from asset manager Jeremy Grantham. The movement has been building for years, from P&G opening up its product development pipeline early in the 2000s to the launch of the GreenXchange for sharing green patents early in 2010.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Harvard Business Review

A GreenBiz report indicated that progress had slowed or even regressed, but MIT and BCG also declared that sustainability had reached a "tipping point" with more companies putting sustainability "on the management agenda.". And on the resource constraint front, Jeremy Grantham , co-founder of the asset management firm GMO ($100 billion invested), continued his relentless numbers-based assault on the fallacy of infinite resources.