While the story had already been told, Jim Collins in Good to Great brought us the story of Admiral James Stockdale who was a prisoner of war for 8 years during the Vietnam War. In the book, Collins coined the term The Stockdale Paradox because prisoners who were the optimists died of a broken heart.[Read more…] about Revisiting the Stockdale Paradox
Remember the first financial models you created earlier in your career? You generally had three scenarios – best case, worst case, and likely case. In light of the current pandemic, Bruce Reed and Mark Gandy revisit scenario planning and a few strong practices to amp up your models.[Read more…] about Time to Revisit Scenario Planning?
All I can say is, “Wow.” Kate McKeown is an amazing person and this business historian marvels at Kate’s business background. Kate is the co-author of Beyond IBM, and she co-wrote it with the late Lou Mobley.[Read more…] about A Chat With Kate McKeown
After going live with CFO Bookshelf about a year ago, it’s time now to go audio. In our very first episode, we mention a few book suggestions and Bruce Reed, the CFO of PracticeLink, joins Mark to talk about why financial leaders should read.[Read more…] about The Inaugural Show