Why We Need to Update Financial Reporting for the Digital Era

Harvard Business

Since then, we interviewed several chief financial officers (CFOs) of leading technology companies and senior analysts of investment banks who follow technology companies. As digital technology becomes more pervasive, more and more companies will present this sort of valuation challenge. Furthermore, the operating managers cannot take their eyes off day-to-day operations to focus on innovation. Analysts increasingly rely on non-GAAP metrics.


GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age

Harvard Business

New workers embarking on their careers are finding that their education is incomplete in many areas essential to our technology-driven lives today. While all of these are contributing factors, the major factor, in our view, is the deflationary effect of technology, which our measurement systems fail to account for. 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.

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The Dangers of Digital Protectionism

Harvard Business

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. The draft bill has generated much debate, including some concern from global technology giants as well as Nasscom, India’s IT industry body. follows Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), developed through a rules-based approach.


On Creative Accounting: Two Creativity Myths

Harvard Business Review

Wall Street's " financial innovations " of recent years seem to have given creativity a bad name. Hitler's human extermination empire was quite new in its scope, organization, and technology. As long as the new ideas cohere with ethical standards, and generally accepted accounting principles ( GAAP ), they can yield immense benefits. Tags: Creativity Ethics Innovation GAAP "Creative accounting" is really bad. Except when it's good.