I'm pretty sure most of us missed the Crusades … and know very little of medieval warfare.While battle strategy in that era appears to be random and haphazard, certainly in most movies depicting…
I'm pretty sure most of us missed the Crusades … and know very little of medieval warfare. W hile battle strategy in that era appears to be random and haphazard, certainly in…
Most of us weren't around during World War II ... but D-Day was the largest amphibious invasion of all time.It involved over 250,000 troops and 15,000 ships landing along a…
How many distractions do you own?
Does it seem like we’ve talked about distractions a lot in the past?
Maybe it’s just the ones in my head that makes me think so … which of course, is a distraction itself. (In the interest of full disclosure, I did write about distractions last April, “Are Distractions Destroying Your Brain?”
In “Just Plans … or Sleeping around”, I responded to the tempest by offering some ideas about how to defend your castle by building a moat, then some barricades, then some lookout posts. (more…)
New metrics to Define Financial Performance?
In the tumult surrounding the 3D maelstrom (Debt Ceiling, Downgrading and Deficit) of several weeks ago, you may have missed another chilling corporate finance update on the relentless pursuit of performance metrics that extol the sunshine while you’re in the heart of darkness. Yes, there may be some economic value for certain of these metrics, but they’re dangerous barometers of realizable value and highly misleading as to future achievements of tangible operating profits and free cash flow.
Another Sign of the Apocalypse?
Most of us recall the “eyeball counting” that preceded the Dot-Com-Bomb and those certain “Signs of the Apocalypse”, as when your cab driver is telling you what stocks you should buy. (more…)