Why We Need to Update Financial Reporting for the Digital Era

Harvard Business

However, many investors seem to have concluded that the most successful companies with tens of billions of dollars of valuation today could never have justified their valuation at the start of their operation based on discounted cash flow. 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.


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? It's a strategic and operational straight-jacket. 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. ExxonMobil reported last week that its net income reached $10.3 billion.in