Distributions of Annual Income

Distributions of Annual Income

With some occupations, people make more annual income than others. Obvious. But we typically see figures in terms of means and medians when in reality, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant. The chart...
CFO Outlook 2016 – a good read for finance executives

CFO Outlook 2016 – a good read for finance executives

From the 2016 edition of the Annual CFO Outlook THE ECONOMY Low Growth, High Debt While jobs are up, wages are still down The recovery from the recession has been the third-longest since World War II, but the pace of the recovery has been subpar Outstanding debt —...
CFOs are increasingly outsourcing these jobs to consultants

CFOs are increasingly outsourcing these jobs to consultants

CFOs are hiring outside consultants at an increasing rate. 1,000 CFOs were surveyed to determine their outside hiring needs. More than half (61%) of CFOs whose firms work with consultants said they are likely to bring in project specialists for business systems and...
Twice as Many Firms Plan Asset Sales in 2016

Twice as Many Firms Plan Asset Sales in 2016

Significantly more companies are planning to divest assets to recommit to core businesses or fund innovations to keep up with changing consumer preferences, according to EY’s 2016 Global Corporate Divestment Study. Roughly half (49%) of the corporate and private...
Technology Salary and Skills 2012 Report

Technology Salary and Skills 2012 Report

This is so encouraging to see the continued demand for individuals in these fields.  I’m confident a strong educational component of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) will equip a person with the capacity to participate at an above-average level over...
Mergers: Financial vs. Strategic Buyers

Mergers: Financial vs. Strategic Buyers

This paper by the Harvard Business Review shares some great comparative insights and clarity on the different merger motivations of financial vs strategic acquirers (buyers). What drives either financial or strategic buyers to have a more dominant position in mergers...
Why China Will Change Capitalism –  via @HarvardBiz

Why China Will Change Capitalism – via @HarvardBiz

<div class=”posterous_bookmarklet_entry”>   Several of my friends have and are starting to expand their business operations into China.  Market and economic literacy with China will be, increasingly so, a key component, not an ancillary one...
47% of households pay no tax and their ranks are growing

47% of households pay no tax and their ranks are growing

via money.cnn.com Most people think they pay too much to Uncle Sam, but for some people it simply is not true. An increasing number of households end up owing nothing in major federal taxes, but the situation may not be sustainable over the long run. In 2009, roughly...