What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Harvard Business

Finding, developing, and retaining this talent is hard — so much so that the business press refers to a “war” for talent. A veritable alphabet soup (ROA, RONA, ROIC, ROCE, IRR, MVA, APV, and the like) exists to measure our financial capital. For financial capital, the business world has developed concepts such as the opportunity cost of capital, which is reflected in a company’s weighted average cost of capital. Vincent Tsui for HBR.

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