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Jennifer Duff
Title: Partner
Company: Management Stack, LLC
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(Partner at Management Stack, LLC)
The Industrial Revolution fueled economic growth, introduced free enterprise, and provided more opportunity to Americans as the need for more workers in factories skyrocketed.  ...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
It is human nature to want everyone we deal with to be happy, and to avoid and dismiss those who truly challenge us. In business, this can be a huge inherent barrier to innovation and...
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Jennifer Duff
Title: Partner
Company: Management Stack, LLC
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(Partner at Management Stack, LLC)
Revenue – expenses = net income. It doesn’t take a math wiz to understand that reducing expenses increases net income, at least in the short term. But cutting the wrong...
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Productivity is an economic concept that is discussed in the press quite often.  Increases in productivity occur when the quantity of inputs declines, to produce a measure of...
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Samuel Dergel
Title: Director - Executive Search
Company: Stanton Chase International
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(Director - Executive Search at Stanton Chase International)
This following is from an interview with Ken Goldman, recently hired as CFO of Everbridge, as announced in CFO Moves. This interview was edited for clarity. SD: Ken, congratulations on...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  Revenue magic! H.R. 1891 (114th Congress), the African Growth and Opportunity Act Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015, sponsored by Congressman Paul Ryan, extends...
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Anders Liu-Lindberg
Title: Regional Finance Business Partner
Company: Maersk Line Northern Europe
(Regional Finance Business Partner at Maersk Line Northern Europe)
It’s been almost a year since I started blogging on LinkedIn which was only the latest step in my own personal branding strategy. I have previously shared in 7 Steps To...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
In an audit relationship a two-way street of learning can make the audit process much less painful for both parties. Conversations among practitioners often consist of complaining...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity)
I love metrics. I believe deeply in the practice of keeping score. And as a lover of metrics, I was delighted by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s announcement yesterday of a new...
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Kathy Ryan
Title: CEO & CFO, co-founder
Company: RoseRyan
(CEO & CFO, co-founder at RoseRyan)
Many companies tend to follow similar patterns as they adapt and change over time. The trajectory is known as the business lifecycle, and our consulting firm in Silicon Valley has...
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Jennifer Duff
Title: Partner
Company: Management Stack, LLC
LinkedIn Profile
(Partner at Management Stack, LLC)
Southwest Airlines is well known for promoting a fun environment where employees are happy. YouTube is full of hilarious videos posted by Southwest passengers about the antics of...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
In Part I of Why T&E Should Matter to CFOs, the relevance of travel and entertainment (T&E) expense management to CFOs was established. In a nutshell: second only to...
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Randall Bolten
Title: CEO
Company: Lucidity
(CEO at Lucidity)
Happy April 15th! In the last post, we discussed a problem related to health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) caused by the legislation’s failure to...
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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance at Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP)
Companies seek growth through mergers and acquisitions to satisfy one or more of the following – adding a related product or service; expanding geographic reach; purchasing...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  The Premium Tax Credit (PTC) for individuals who purchased health insurance on the Exchange (Marketplace) is an important tax break.  As income goes up, this subsidy in...
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Ernie Humphrey CTP
Title: CFO
Company: Function Form Staging & Design
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(CFO at Function Form Staging & Design)
It is a simple idea grounded in the laws of nature, moving forward requires friction. Unfortunately, many companies do not have a culture that encourages friction, fail to teach...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  Gambling winnings are taxable - include them on line 21 of Form 1040 as other income. You can only deduct your gambling losses if you itemize your deductions (Schedule A)....
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Broniec Associates
Title: Auditor
Company: Broniec Associates
(Auditor at Broniec Associates)
When you hear the term “audit”, it tends to have a negative connotation. The fact of the matter is, an accounts payable audit is a process that can have very positive...
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Annette Nellen
Title: Professor
Company: San Jose State University
(Professor at San Jose State University)
  We now have two presidential candidates who promote abolishing the IRS - Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul. (For example, see Christian Science Monitor of 3/25/15 on Cruz...
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Robert Kugel
Title: Senior Vice President
Company: Ventana Research
(Senior Vice President at Ventana Research)
Because my research practice is centered on important business issues where technology is a key part of a solution, my written perspectives tend to focus on technology. However, it...
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