When It Pays to Think Like a Finance Manager

Harvard Business Review

Do you think they’re going to do a net present value (NPV) analysis that shows they don’t need that computer? Finance & Accounting Influence

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What If Investors Who Held Their Shares Longer Got More Voting Power?

Harvard Business Review

” Laying out their data, they find that long-term oriented companies create more financial value and more jobs. The Refresher: Net Present Value. The fundamental difference in value to the company notwithstanding, those equity dollars invested are given exactly the same rights. If it is Pershing Square, the interests of the investors who have provided the company with more valuable capital will swamp its influence — appropriately.

The Secrets to Building a Lucky Network

Harvard Business Review

After all, if he were on a desert island without a capital market, the value of his skill goes nearly to zero. I've written before about the Lucky Attitude that can lead to the type of circumstantial Luck that these entrepreneurs create and influence. The net present value and strategic fit of a given relationship or initial introduction in one's Lucky Network might be foggy at best, but unintended benefits often manifest for those who embrace relationships with openness.