10 Reasons Why Every Manager Should take a Finance Course

Great Leadership By Dan

We just finished a “ Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager ” program this week for a large client. The audience was mostly engineers – program and project managers, the ones in charge of designing and making complex stuff. Finance and accounting is very sexy! finance leadership business acumen finance and accounting for leaders finance

Was software engineering ever alive?

Crossderry Blog

Recent Posts Sputnik and Delayed Gratification Grace under pressure Being accountable as a customer SAP SME Portfolio Précis Podcast Link — Enterprise IT: Inside an SAP customer Recent Comments Tweets that mention … on Grace under pressure Paul Ritchie on About Paul on About Bob Tarne on Waterfall, Agile, now … Bloggers Bug –… on Being responsible for our own… Google Page Rank Was software engineering ever alive?

Complimentary Resource – Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth

Strategy Driven

Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth. Click here for more information on Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - Economist: Smart SMBs Fine-Tuning the Engines of Growth !

The Future of Cities Depends on Innovative Financing

Harvard Business Review

In traditional financing models, it’s just not possible for investors to see their way to a financial return based on some abstract added value of the integrated whole. Engineering, Construction & Infrastructure ArticleToday’s mega-cities have a footprint problem.

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When It Pays to Think Like a Finance Manager

Harvard Business Review

If you want approval for a new project — purchasing new equipment or computer systems, applying for a patent, building a new store — chances are you need your company’s finance department on board. To get the green light, it helps to understand how finance people think.

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Money Saving Strategies For YOUR Business

Strategy Driven

If you’ve allocated a budget to old media advertising, it may be worth considering re-allocating it to Search Engine Optimization or a Pay Per Click campaign. Entrepreneurship business finance business management entrepreneurship strategydriven

Women, Finance the World You Want

Harvard Business Review

This friend also studied engineering in college and knows how to code. So if you feel uncomfortable as an investor, here are two bullets to pack in your pistol: Investing is about financing dreams. Some of the dreams I finance are close to home. Investing also finances the kind of world we want. Finance Gender

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VW’s Problem Is Bad Management, Not Rogue Engineers

Harvard Business Review

“This was a couple of rogue software engineers who put this in for whatever reason.” Put aside for the moment what this testimony implies about the auto giant’s purported culture of engineering excellence.

High Frequency Trading and Finance’s Race to Irrelevance

Harvard Business Review

They represent the logical extension of a topic that’s captured the attention of a lot of great business minds for some time: the ongoing battle between those who view companies through the lens of building something, and those that view it through the lens of finance. It makes no sense to let such finance-oriented, short-term pressures seep into the economy’s innovation engines. Economy Finance

Community Financing Breathes Life into a New U.S. Manufacturing Firm

Harvard Business Review

Trouble is, two recessions in 10 years have cut the capital fuel supply to the tech-company-creation engine. Seed-stage financing for technology start-ups fell from 16% of total annual private equity investment in 1995 to just 1% in 2002 and recovered to only 4% in 2011, according to data compiled by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. Competition Finance Manufacturing

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

From my perspective I’d advise clients to give a bit on valuation, or live with more rigid financial engineering to acquire influence (gain access to markets, knowledge, intelligence, connections or superior business savvy). By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

I want you to think about acquisitions from this perspective – anything that has been well engineered or properly developed has also been heavily invested in. Other companies are in need of cash and are willing to sell certain contracts as a financing vehicle.

Why SAP ramp-ups are hard to get into

Crossderry Blog

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2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

Deming Institute

Roger also discusses the idea of statistical engineering and the difference between engineering and science. respect for people video data evidence based management finance health care statistics webcasts

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Source Code for Success

Orrin Woodward

As one studies the distinctive design, the powerful rear engine, the independent rear suspension, and swing axle, one is filled with awe at the engineering masterpiece.

Intern Perspective: Overcoming Adversity

General Leadership

“Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness” Zig Ziegler. Reaching success in personal finance is no different than the examples listed above.

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Failure to Plan is a Plan for.

Orrin Woodward

Being a hungry engineer, I quickly signed up for his class, looking forward to learning how to apply statistics into my professional life. As a twenty-four year old engineer, I learned from Deming why it’s necessary to test each of your working models of life against real world experiences.

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Engineering. Finance. What do the following departments have in common? Marketing. Planning. Transportation. Operations. Public Information. Administration.

News Flash: Innovation Is No Longer Just a Specialist’s Job. Now Here’s How to Involve Your Whole Workforce Instead

Strategy Driven

Yet now, with Innovation Engineering – a data-driven, reliable system for creating fresh ideas and successfully turning them into reality – companies can transform innovation from a random act to a reliable science. That’s not the purpose of Innovation Engineering.

To the class of 2011, Choose debt free! Part Two

Reiter Thinks

For a large number of people who aren’t engineers and computer science majors you’re probably going to revert back to what you know. Filed under: Inspiration , mentor , Self Help , Success Tagged: class of 2011 , family , high school , Personal Finance , personal success , Success , Work.

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No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers

Harvard Business Review

A lot of people are worried about the career choices of today’s most talented science and engineering students. That said, it’s easy to see where the concerns come from: Finance was the most popular industry among MIT graduates entering the labor market, with 8.4%

Could Your Next CEO Come from Any Department?

Modern Servant Leader

Do you value operations, maintenance, customer service , engineering, information technology , sales , finance, marketing , accounting – all departments, equally? We often hear others say, this is an “engineering run company”, or this is a “sales run company” In these organizations, engineering or sales are typically the grooming grounds for leadership. How do you view each department in your organization?

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Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

My father is a retired engineer with his Master’s degree in thermodynamics. He worked on the Mercury and Gemini space programs before moving to Cummins Engines where he helped develop the small diesel engines now used in pickup trucks.

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Why Outsourcing Can Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

Things such as administration, finance and statistics can be outsourced by a business if they do not want to complete these tasks themselves. Search engine optimisation is a must for any company who has a website. Finance.

Peter Berg: Become The Best Version Of Yourself

N2Growth Blog

Working in a demanding career – be it film-making, engineering or finance – requires great concentration of time as well as energy. You can’t be your best if you don’t make time for yourself!

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Golden Rules for Maintaining a Healthy Cash Flow

Strategy Driven

It is the fuel that keeps the engine running. Working with a cash flow finance company is highly recommended. If you get an indication that a client is not going to pay on time, a finance firm will pay on their behalf.

Research: The Gender Gap in Startup Success Disappears When Women Fund Women

Harvard Business Review

In venture capital-financed, high-growth technology startups, only 9% of entrepreneurs are women. Of course, VC-financed tech startups are different from the general workforce. Tech startups imply a science and engineering focus, two fields that are known to be less popular with women.

Free Business Plans for Small Business Owners and Start-ups

Strategy Driven

Small Business Administration Business Plan Engine. These plans are tailored to meet your financing requirements which is a huge bonus for those seeking funding through banks. It’s also heavily geared toward financing, making it a good choice if that’s a priority for you.

How Industrial Firms Invest in Renewable Energy, Affordably

Harvard Business Review

Under this financing structure, the company contracts to buy kilowatts, not the turbines and panels. As with most PPAs, the contract was a critical asset for the energy developer to take, literally, to the bank to get financings.

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Powerful Marketing Gems To Help You Build Your Brand

Strategy Driven

However, it is well worth finding the finances by reinvesting current profits or going to a provider like Swift Corporation for a loan or an advance that is easy to replay back in installments.

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Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Great Leadership By Dan

After being trained in problem-solving techniques as an engineer and receiving a commission in the United States Naval Reserve, Schutz pursued his passion for finance and banking by completing his MBA at New York University. Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride!

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The 5 Pillars of Internet Marketing for New Businesses

Strategy Driven

Although financing your business idea is the first milestone to overcome, once you’re up and running, it’s time to channel your energy into targeting your niche audience and marketing your product. Launching a startup is a challenging and often humbling venture.

New JohnHunter.com Website

Curious Cat

The home page now shows selected blog posts I have written about management, as well as on other topics: investing, software development, travel, software testing, engineering, personal finance etc. I have created a new web site for my personal site. I hope you like it.

Continuous Business Optimization is a 21st Century Next Practice

N2Growth Blog

We spend 6 months optimizing the finance department and move onto engineering. Business optimization efforts have been around for years and are aimed at redefining the way work is performed within a business area.

Four Risks to Avoid During B2B Web Development

Strategy Driven

The trick is to combine the financing model and the development calendar. In a linear workflow, the first two months would be devoted to engineering requirements, creating feature lists and creating prototypes.

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What Private Equity Investors Think They Do for the Companies They Buy

Harvard Business Review

In particular, we are interested in how many of their responses correlate with what academic finance knows and what it teaches. ” PE firms typically take three types of value increasing actions — financial engineering, governance engineering, and operational engineering.


Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

Ron Edmondson

Mitigating challenges with finances, occupations, and children are ongoing and need constant attention. He currently lives and serves as the nuclear engineering officer recruiter in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Christie, who is an aspiring cookbook author.

Why CEOs have Liberal Arts Degrees

Mills Scofield

My uncle pushes engineering. A career advisor once told me that those who pursue liberal arts majors and enter finance, consulting or technology are not the exceptions. Some of today's top CEOs were history, political science, sociology, chinese and music majors in college.

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Where Are All The Great Careers? Hiding Right Here.

Rich Gee Group

The average salary for a welding engineer is $48K to $101K. Technical Writing - There is a wide variety of sub-specializations which lean more toward engineering, how-to’s, or investigations. We all know the common and famous careers out there.

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At Amazon, It’s All About Cash Flow

Harvard Business Review

In Amazon’s case, all this cash is being used to finance the company’s continued explosive growth. And the truth is, no, he has an economically fine-tuned engine that serves his goals in a really interesting and thoughtful way.”. Finance Internet Retail

Who Is Chief Hypnotizer In Your Team?

Utpal Writes

The team will have: Engineers who are crazy about what they produce. A finance guy who’ll own the “cost” thing and ensure that the App is ROI positive. When creating an App, it’s apparent that a professional company will build an A-Team.

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Bogus Audited Statements Are Holding Africa Back

Harvard Business Review

Despite the Wall Street-engineered financial avalanche, investors lost money in African equities largely because some audited statements were revealed to be patently deceptive. Auditing Finance & Accounting Recession Africa Digital Article

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

Some may be engineers, marketers, finance directors, or salespersons. This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016). Where are we? 90% of leaders think an engagement strategy is important while only 25% of organizations have one (ACCOR).