One of the early presidents of Sun Microsystems nearly 30 years ago said enterprise servers were like teenage sex – everybody talks about it, but no one does it right. I could say the same thing for short-term cash flow forecasting. Cash flow forecasting doesn’t need to be hard, especially when using the right tool.[Read more…] about Dryrun’s Blaine Bertsch Talks Cash Flow
You may know her as the best-selling author of Multipliers. She’s also written a book that’s become one of CFO Bookshelf’s favorites on the mindset of an A-player. The title is Rookie Smarts, a book I believe is underrated. Liz joined our show to discuss the difference between rookies and veterans in the workplace.[Read more…] about Liz Wiseman and Rookie Smarts
I enjoyed listening to last week’s podcast episode with OKR expert Ben Lamorte, the president of OKRs.com. I didn’t want the conversation to end, so I peppered my co-host with about a dozen OKR questions on this week’s show. We also hit on topics that we didn’t have time to cover last week.[Read more…] about 2 CFOs Talk About OKRs
Can you remember the books you’ve read a decade ago? If so, can you remember some of the key points from those books? I recently revisited my top 5 books that I read 10 years ago. You might recognize some of the titles, and four of the authors are household names. Let’s dive in.[Read more…] about Remembering the Best Books of 2010
OKRs is the abbreviation for Objectives and Key Results. If you know nothing about OKRs and want to learn more, I can easily point you to one person – Ben Lamorte, a business author and the President of OKRs.com. I could listen to Ben all day, but at least we got to hear him for about an hour on implementing OKRs in your business.[Read more…] about OKRs with Ben Lamorte
If I had my own business hall of fame, Brian Jones of The Table Group would easily have his own wing. Brian was one of the first consultants to join Patrick Lencioni’s consulting arm more than 15 years ago. More importantly, Brian has helped thousands of executives and their teams.[Read more…] about A Patrick Lencioni Consultant on Smart and Healthy Business
Most of us have a morning reading routine. Mine starts with reading the front page of the online WSJ reading articles that interest me. I have about 6 other sites I scan quickly drilling into stories warranting my attention. Then I check my inbox from curated content providers like SmartBrief.[Read more…] about Are You a CFO SmartBriefer?
The hosts of the CFO Bookshelf Podcast are fans of Brian Jones, one of the consultants of The Table Group, the professional services firm founded by the author, Patrick Lencioni. On this week’s show, Brian told us what he’s been reading. My favorite question was asking about his favorite Lencioni book.[Read more…] about Favorite Books of a Table Group Consultant
I recently visited with the most ethical and grounded financial leader I’ve ever known. He was well-versed in the CARES Act and was carefully studying the possibilities of securing PPP funding for his company. There was a glitch.[Read more…] about Does Your Company Really Need PPP Funding?
You have just completed either your PPP or EIDL application through the bank or the SBA. Think you’re done with your financing options for the next 6-9 months? Think again. You’ll still need access to debt capital – but there will be no guarantees that your bank will welcome you with open arms.[Read more…] about Loan Packaging 101 Using the CRAWL Method