The case for corporate social impact

Corporate social impact combines social good with financial success, says Scott Saslow [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/fullbook__dialogue_q1_2019/58″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The word that often follows ‘corporate social’ is ‘responsibility’. Why? Corporations – presumably due to their huge treasure troves of cash and other resources – have a responsibility to give some of that … Read more

Rethink risk – you can gamble on probability theory

If you want a business that relies on skill, and not blind luck, then it’s time to brush up on probability theory. Professor Joe Perfetti explains [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q2_2019_full_book/54″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Ask most people to define risk in business and they will say it is about whether you make or … Read more

AI won’t kill FP&A if it can reinvent itself as a trend-selector

FP&A should cool it, writes Phil Young [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q2_2019_full_book/53″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] A crucial group within a company’s business function is financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Essentially, this team is responsible for forecasting key financial indicators, such as revenue, profit and cash flow – and for tracking and analysing a … Read more

The world’s most financially agile firms

Professor Joe Perfetti reveals the firms in the fast lane [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/fullbook__dialogue_q1_2019/62″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The world has been tuning in to the hit musical Hamilton. The spectacular show reimagines the story of one of the US’s most influential Founding Fathers. Yet while theatregoers are captivated by the rapping lyrics … Read more

Juice bar in a taxi cab

Value is being added in inventive ways in the digital age, writes Phil Young [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/q4_2018_fullbook/57″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] There are numerous meanings and usages of the term ‘value-added’ – depending on the context in which the term is being used, i.e. finance, accounting, microeconomics, macroeconomics, or marketing. But in finance … Read more

Will India’s demonetization be worth the pandemonium it caused?

Or will it be a case of cash for chaos? Nikhil Raval reports [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/q4_2018_fullbook/60″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] On 8 November 2016, at about 8pm Indian Standard Time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India gave an unscheduled television address in which he informed the nation that, from midnight, the country’s … Read more

The tech branch: What next for retail banking?

With more than half of all consumer transactions now done digitally, Kirsten Levermore considers what’s next for retail banking [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/q4_2018_fullbook/58″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Glass doors swoosh lazily on to the hushed lobby. Lined with counters, desks and squat, square offices, you approach a customer service ambassador for directions. “Good to … Read more

Confessions of a power couple

Repairing the finance and sales relationship in business is key to success, writes Kirsten Levermore [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q3_2018_fullbook/56″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Sales won’t listen to me, whines Finance. Finance doesn’t understand me, retorts Sales. It’s a classic relationship problem. And it may be why half of US chief financial officers and … Read more

How to survive a minefield

There are traps associated with the ‘fail fast, fail cheap’ principle. Here’s how financial firms can avoid them, writes Camelia Ram [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q3_2018_fullbook/54″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Negative emotions exert an important and powerful influence on actions. Psychological studies show that we tend to regret things that we do not get … Read more

Everyone needs to understand why profit is measured in different ways

Acronyms aren’t as simple as A, B, C [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q3_2018_fullbook/53″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Some years ago, when I was attending an academic conference at a regional university, I decided to visit their bookstore during a break in the proceedings. To my surprise, in the section of the store selling baseball … Read more