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

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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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Working Out Your New Business on a Shoestring Budget

Strategy Driven

With search engine optimized curation of content for platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can reach out to your target market without spending a single cent. Managing Your Finances business management business startup Small Business Financing strategydriven

How to Reverse-Engineer Criticism

Harvard Business Review

By parallel, managers themselves might similarly benefit from "reverse-engineering" the criticism of not only outsiders but of their own colleagues: considering both parties as their benefactors on the road to greater performance. Indeed, (besides Toyota and BP) if there is any major business out there in need of reverse-engineering the work of its critics so as to restore itself on the path to greatness, it is Walmart.

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.

How to Get Venture Capital: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Leading Blog

VCs are trying to determine whether this founder will be able to create a compelling story around the company mission in order to attract great engineers, executives, sales and marketing people, etc. V ENTURE CAPITAL is not right for every business.

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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.

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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Facebook has 22 job vacancies for its blockchain division

HR Digest

Finance Analyst, Blockchain. Data Engineer, Blockchain. Software Engineer, Blockchain. Software Engineer, Blockchain (University). Security Engineer, Threat Detection and Response, Blockchain (Washington, DC or Menlo Park, California). Considering the Facebook job vacancy distribution, it’s clear that Facebook is focused on landing bockchain experts in fields of software engineering, product management, UX design, marketing and, legal.

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.


How to be Successful at Networking


People who are in professions like Information Technology, Finance, Accounting, and Engineering tend to be analytic, cautious, conscientious and describe themselves as introverts. by Networking in business is a key factor to being successful. Whether it is networking in large groups to build your book of customers, or networking within your office to help nab that promotion, being able to clearly and comfortably communicate with other professionals is an important skill to develop.

How to Build ROPE Teams in Sales Organizations

Leading Blog

Our Inside ROPE teams were comprised of colleagues in our company’s marketing, accounting, finance, engineering, support, purchasing, and other functional units. This is a post by Susan Ershler co-author of Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales. Neil Armstrong’s historic step onto the lunar surface was not his achievement alone, but the result of decades of effort by a team of thousands. In this, as in most complex human endeavors, teams outperform individuals.

Eforms 101: Everything You Need To Know About eForms

Strategy Driven

Sales orders can be distributed to the manager for approval, while the finance manager can promptly receive credit applications to review and approve. Engineering Department: Use electronic forms for engineering change orders, defect tracking, and requests for product enhancement.

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.

Best Paid Jobs of 2019 | Glassdoor

HR Digest

The best paid jobs of 2019 are in healthcare, information technology, data analytics, finance, engineering, and law ( see infographic below ). They find the salary median for finance professionals lower than in actual fact.

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

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.

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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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

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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Global Entrepreneurs Need New Funding Models

Harvard Business Review

In low-income countries, according to World Bank data in a recent paper by the consultancy Dalberg, 43% of businesses with between 20 and 99 employees say that access to finance is a major constraint. The White House has called this gap between the demand and supply of finance for small and medium enterprises a "market failure.[and] For now, my business is much better, but it all boils down to finance.". Entrepreneurship Finance Global business SEIFF

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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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.

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).