Newsletters

On a regular basis we inform you via a Newsletter on interesting topics and events from the field. Not discriminating on source, we strive to give you value content on the topics we care about in our professional lives.

Who are these architects of business resilience and growth?
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I read an interesting commentary by Anjli Raval in the Financial Times (FT) this week.

It seems to come round in tougher economic times, which in itself should tell us something.

A role typically associated with less ego, an attention

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Which Flavour of AI Delivers More Value – Predictive or Generative?
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It is always good to look at counter-cyclical arguments.

They help sharpen our critical thinking skills.

Many of you will know that I am fascinated by our cognitive biases and the corresponding characteristics of the “Hype Cycle” characterized by Gartner …

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Why We Should Hire & Develop Purple People
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Steve Jobs talked about “The Do-ers being the major Thinkers” . . . which continues to be thought provoking, and is a great antidote to procrastination!

But I was reminded recently about Wayne Eckerson’s “Purple People” who also combine two …

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ICFR Deficiency Rates Rising, Risk Management in Focus
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Cause for concern? Maybe.

Case for action, definitely.

Inspections are finding “a troubling increase” in audit deficiency rates.

External auditors of public companies are being challenged to do a better job of scrutinizing financial statements.

The PCAOB and the Securities …

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Cost Savings Back at Number One, How Do We Respond?
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It is often said that winning businesses grow revenues and cut costs faster than their peers.

There is definitely a renewed focus on cost efficiencies.

82% of executives state that margin improvement or protection is a high or critical

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Half My AI Generated Content is Wrong, But Which Half?
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There is a great quote, often and falsely (I understand) attributed to David Ogilvy, the eponymous head of the famous Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency, now part of WPP.

“Half the Money I Spend on Advertising is Wasted, but the

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Who is Making the Crucial Decisions? CEO Survey . . .
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Many of us are very keen on the idea of a “seat at the table” where the BIG decisions are made.

But, “be careful what you wish for”  . . .

Eilis Cronin at Management Today wrote …

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In Praise of Polymaths & The Shape of Thinking
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I have always been intrigued by the qualities and impact of deep subject matter expertise and generalist skills and knowledge. They both ahve their place and each can help or hinder in different contexts.

There is much debate on the …

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Five Impact Themes from GBS Shared Services Leaders
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I missed the Deloitte Shared Services conference in Copenhagen in September last year, but I heard good reports from colleagues that attended.

The 5 themes that became the key takeaways resonate with me, but I would add a further two …

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Cutting Your Losses in the Order to Cash (O2C) cycle?
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The demise of “free money” has been painful for many.

Debt ratios, interest rates and cost pressures have conspired to put cash center stage again.

Cash is recrowned King.

The Customer Demand/Order to Cash (D2C/O2C) cycle is at the core …

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