Company Asset Management

Lead Change Blog

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.

Making Time For Time

Lead Change Blog

Time is a non-renewable resource; a fixed asset. Leadership Development action business Inspiration relationships Strategy time Time Management I grew up in a home full of reminders of the brevity of time. My father, a collector and restorer of antique timepieces, filled the walls with clocks of every shape and size. As a child, I quickly learned the meaning of tempus fugit. As a leader, I embrace the awareness of its reality in every moment.

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Lead with a Coherent Strategy

Coaching Tip

Winners, on the other hand, define the fundamental identity of the company by developing a clear idea of what they do best and how they create value for customers. Many successful companies, like Procter & Gamble and The Coca-Cola Company, develop a clearly defined… . Bringing on more fixed assets, instead of building market-leading capabilities. By Guest Authors from Booz & Company : Partner, Paul Leinwand and Managing Director, Cesare Mainardi .

How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

Harvard Business

To help business leaders better understand industry disruption, we developed an index that measures an industry’s current level of disruption as well as its susceptibility to future disruption. Previously strong barriers to entry have perished; fixed assets such as car fleets, hotels, bank branches, and landline infrastructure have become weaknesses. One way is by reducing dependence on fixed assets. Jorg Greuel/Getty Images.

Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business

It started with developing a proprietary Corporate Horizon Index. To construct our Corporate Horizon Index, we identified five financial indicators, selected because they matched up with five hypotheses we had developed about the ways in which long- and short-term companies might differ. ” Economic profit represents a company’s profit after subtracting a charge for the capital that the firm has invested (working capital, fixed assets, goodwill).

China’s Growth: A Brief History

Harvard Business Review

Yet the determinants of its successful development are far from established or well understood. Some find evidence of a clear improvement of total factor productivity since market-oriented reforms began in 1979, estimating that the increase in TFP contributed about 40% to GDP growth, roughly the same as that contributed by fixed asset investment. What about spillover gains tied to foreign direct investment, joint ventures, and other ties to developed countries?

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Resolution 2011: Make Your Strategy Coherent

Harvard Business Review

Focus on capabilities rather than just fixed assets: Fixed assets, including brands, are more difficult to leverage across diverse businesses and tend to expire, become obsolete, or give way to related services. Such capabilities could be rapid-cycle product development, point of sale merchandising, large-scale fabrication, and so on. There's no doubt about it; numbers don't lie.

The Three Decisions You Need to Own

Harvard Business Review

At many companies the total cash investment in acquisitions, R&D, and fixed assets has not earned back its cost of capital after adjusting for the time lag in realizing incremental benefits. It reflected the reality that a lot of GE’s growth will be coming from the developing world, and the leaders have to be there. CEOs face countless decisions. The best executives understand which ones they need to focus on and which ones they can delegate.

The Three Reforms China Must Enact: Land, Social Services, and Taxes

Harvard Business Review

Failure to present a groundbreaking new vision risks leaving in place old economic drivers, especially the over-reliance on fixed-asset investment, that have created serious challenges such as China’s “ghost cities” and high levels of local government debt. According to a recent survey by the Development Research Centre, a think-tank under the State Council, 74% of “migrant workers” want to settle in cities because of the better services available.

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