Why We Need to Update Financial Reporting for the Digital Era

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This notion, that risk is a desirable feature, can seem like sacrilege to anyone who’s taken an introductory finance course. Furthermore, the operating managers cannot take their eyes off day-to-day operations to focus on innovation. That VC arm is given relatively unconstrained financial capital to invest in innovation and disruptive ideas. Analysts increasingly rely on non-GAAP metrics. Martin Konopka/EyeEm/Getty Images.

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The Dangers of Digital Protectionism

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These include access to digital goods and services, being part of global supply chains, accelerating and partaking in the fruits of innovation, and helping citizens access information, entertainment, and connectivity on a worldwide basis. India’s finance ministry has proposed such an approach to the central bank. follows Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), developed through a rules-based approach. Philippe Intraligi/Getty Images.

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You Can't Impress Stock Analysts.and Shouldn't Try

Harvard Business Review

Who declared 7 or 10 or 15 percent growth in earnings a sacrosanct pursuit, above all other corporate goals — like the innovation that leads to novel solutions that address customer needs? In essence, they'll report their results to GAAP standards and as the SEC, FASB, and other quasi-regulatory bodies require.but they won't answer to analysts. Economy Finance SustainabilityExxonMobil reported last week that its net income reached $10.3 billion.in

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Calculating the Market Value of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

In recent years, investors have learned that defining the market value of a firm cannot just be based on finances. GAAP and FASB standards require financial reporting of earnings, cash flow, and profitability – all measures that investors have traditionally examined. To gain more insights into a specific firm, investors have shown more interest in intangibles like strategy, brand, innovation, systems integration, collaboration, and so on.

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