Steve Cakebread has taken three companies public as a CFO which include Salesforce, Pandora, and the current company he serves, Yext. Steve’s new book (2020) is The IPO Playbook, and you don’t need to be a public company CEO, CFO, or board member to enjoy it. By the way, I don’t think this is Steve’s last book.[Read more…] about Steve Cakebread and The IPO Playbook
100th Edition – January 3, 2021
99th Edition – December 27, 2020
COVID-related stories dominated the business headlines in 2020 along with the government’s financial response to ailing businesses in the midst of the pandemic–economic stimulus in the form of PPP loans. Jane Thier, a journalist for the online business publication, CFO Dive, joined us to discuss these stories including some emerging trends that are here to stay.[Read more…] about Revisiting 2020’s Top Business Stories with CFO Dive
If you are going to talk taxes with a CPA, make sure that person is business-centric, quotable, and easy to understand. And that person is Jeff Shore, a partner at BRS CPAs based in Springfield, Missouri. We discussed PPP, the new administration, tax credits, expense classification, capital gains, and basic tax planning and management throughout the year.[Read more…] about Who Said That Taxes Were Boring?
98th Edition – December 20, 2020
97th Edition – December 13, 2020
I’m a long-time reader of the blogs at Interworks.com. One of those writers is Dan Murray, their Director of Strategic Innovation. I was fortunate to meet Dan at a Quantrix conference. During this conversation we talk data extraction, ETL strategies, data infrastructure, and Tableau.[Read more…] about From Data Extraction to Business Insights with Dan Murray
I never knew what those three letters strung together meant until I was looking for an inventory planning expert ten years ago. Bob Stahl was the third person I contacted and I was hanging onto every word he was conveying about inventory management. My client agreed, and he was quickly hired as our S&OP expert to take our merchandising planning to a whole new level.[Read more…] about Is S&OP Still Relevant?
96th Edition – December 6, 2020