1. Leaders speech: After fai...

Jim Kramer tentatively stepped out of his vehicle.  It feels strange being alone in an empty parking lot, no honking horns, and no scurrying mass of humanity rushing to beat the clock. The sun has just barely made his royal presence...

2. Teachers as Leaders ̵...

We all face this challenge one day or other – schools not only help our kids aspirations but they have considerable impact on the housing market as well. The following conversation shows how three teachers are taking the research pointers...

3. Less or More -Understand ...

Bill looked around the table at the other officers of Whole Foods who had arrived for the meeting he chaired as VP of Sales. Paul, as Brand Manager, was bubbling and raring to go as usual. His eyes quickly travelled to Scott the sedate...

4. “Does IT Matter” – It doe...

In May 2003, Harvard Business Review published an article of Mr. Nicholas G. Carr “IT Doesn’t Matter” wherein he disputes the critical importance conferred upon information technology, which he believes is now fast becoming...

5. Essence of Motivation ...

What moves you… what drives you to take a certain path or do an action in a certain way?  Your motivation can carry you through some tough ethical and moral dilemmas or pull you down in a cesspool of guilt trip for as long as you live. ...

Financial Accounting & Reporting

CPA FAR EXAM REVIEW MCQ AND SIMULATION   These Simulations are not the run of the mill questions. Do these questions many times before going for the exam. Government Accounting – 1...

Hospital Accounting – An Accountants perspective

The following article shows the tip of the iceberg of hospital accounting. I have assumed some aspects to make it easier to elaborate on some topics. In real world some of these aspects explained...

Import Export business – Case Study

The client is a reputed clearing and forwarding agency providing shipment and storage solutions to importers and exporters. The company procures requirements from its customers and then schedules...

Insurance Company – Case study

An auto insurance service provider incurred losses to the tune of $25 million this year. Last year the profits were recorded at $50 million. The company has hired you as the consultant to identify...

Income Statement & Balance Sheet in...

Some Important metrics/key figures to ask or know : Electricity production External electricity sales volume External gas sales volume External revenue EBITDA Operating result Income before tax Net...

Balance Sheet and Income Statement Compa...

Birds eye-view of the Balance Sheet and Income statement. Please remember its very high level comparison.   Balance Sheet and Income Statement Comparison Manufacturing Financial Services Assets Cash Cash...

County Services – Case Study

You are hired as a Management Consultant from McKinsey with some recognition among prestigious accounting and costing circles. Here is the run down of the case….. Union County serves a populace of...

Treasury: Basel/Cash flows/Credit Rating...

Continuing from previous Treasury Article ……. 1.4   Cash flows from Operating, Investing and Financial Activities Traditional methods of cash flow analysis with emphasis on net earnings and net...

Treasury Management: Liquidity, Funding,...

The central management of funding, liquidity, capital and foreign exchange exposures in a global operations bank come under the preview of its Treasury.  These activities are overseen by a Capital Allocation...

Programming Models in Sales force

 Sonia Marciano makes a very forceful comment on selling a product or service. This would apply even to commodities if you can elevate the spirit in some way; how about guaranteeing the delivery time, giving...

Healthcare Guidelines & Marketing P...

Healthcare service development covers the deployment of innovative technologies, newer services and even different organisational models. Traditionally, these have been done by a top-down process by forcing...

Risk and Funds Transfer Pricing

Assuming the risk measures to be adopted are specified, how would you proceed to allocate them to different department of the Organization? A Bank may pursue an income rate risk strategy of organizing its...

Risk Measurement – Traditional Ban...

What should be the basis of measurement? Should we base it on the volatility of the mark-to-market value of a given portfolio, or else in terms of net income volatility? Before we try to answer the question...

Funds Transfer Pricing in a Financial In...

Before we launch into the heart of the current topic involving usage of Funds Transfer Pricing, let me take you through a very brief introduction.  Figure 1 below depicts one of the simplest forms of a...

Strategic Marketing: Pricing/Positioning...

In the last article we saw how to use Competition/Partnerships/Distribution. In this article we will explore Pricing, Positioning and Business Model. 4. Pricing Price is the most important tool of the...

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