A Blueprint for Digital Companies’ Financial Reporting

Harvard Business

On June 25, 2018, Facebook lost market capitalization of more than $100 billion in just two hours of trading after it announced its quarterly performance, despite exceeding analysts’ earnings forecasts. When multiple players compete for the same space, revenues indicate the progress towards achieving market leadership that creates the dominant protocol for industry partners, suppliers, and customers. (In Finance & Accounting Financial markets Technology Digital Article

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How B2B Software Vendors Can Help Their Customers Benchmark

Harvard Business

Neustar’s MarketShare software makes it possible for customers to measure the effects of their marketing programs and compare them to other firms. At the same time that data mirrors and scoring have emerged in the corporate world, capital markets are becoming increasingly interested in the analysis of alternative data sets. Active investors such as hedge funds seek to outperform the market and index providers. Market research Technology Digital Article

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GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age

Harvard Business

As the market, including customers, employees, and investors, shifts the mix of what is done and what is consumed, this most important and commonly used economic indicator, along with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), tells a concerning story. In the process of creating more efficient, happy, and technologically supported lives, we may have to blow up and recreate how we gauge economic prosperity and growth. HBR STAFF.

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

Harvard Business Review

And, nothing could be more important to our economy than the efficient allocation of financial, real and human capital. And it is hard to rationalize a tax borne by labor implemented through corporations for either distributional or efficiency reasons. FInally, the latitude afforded corporations in reporting profits distinctively to capital markets and tax authorities undercuts the credibility of the tax system and sows confusion and scope for opportunism for our managers.