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I read an interesting article in the MIT Sloan Management Review today.
Titled “8 ways chief data officers can demonstrate value” by Beth Stackpole, it details many of the recommendations from the renowned Tom Davenport, visiting scholar at …Read More
I spent a couple of days this week in Las Vegas.
I’m not a gambler or a fan of mega shows, so I left without too much financial pain. (Although everything IS expensive!)
I attended and participated in workshops at …Read More
I read a great article from two former Procter & Gamble executives, Tony Saldanha and Filippo Passerini, yesterday.
“The Hidden Dangers of Focusing Excessively on Operational Efficiency”.
They share some classic examples.
It got me thinking.
We are in …Read More
When Working Capital moves center stage, as it is currently with turbulent interest rates and raw material prices, sluggish demand in some markets, it is a great time to “sharpen the saw” with regard to cash.
“Cash Fitness” is an …Read More
No less than 3 pieces of research on Global Business Services hit my screen on return from a brief holiday/vacation.
It was lovely, thank you.
Two pieces celebrated the explosion of opportunities grasped by GBS leaders today, whilst one offered …Read More
I discussed the “Disk of Risk”, and our apparent difficulty in thinking “end to end” about risk and controls, some weeks back.
Ruminating over this, I was fascinated by a commentary by the distinguished Norman Marks, the evangelist …Read More
“What, in your experience, is the most significant “root cause” of Purchase to Pay (P2P) process failure, other than human behavior?”
The “Spend Cycle” or Purchase to Pay, is regarded as the business process most susceptible to systemic process breakdown.…Read More