September 2006

For those of you watching the mobile payments space, read on… a recent panel titled Next Generation Insights featured six Silicon Valley young adults. The panel (and write up) focuses on marketing to the 15-24 year old market, but it's more interesting to think about how they interact with one another, their dependence on mobile […]

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The SEC announced Monday that it is planning a $53 million upgrade of its EDGAR database.  The overhaul will rely on data tagging via XBRL to make it easier for investors, analysts, and the SEC to search for and compare data. SEC chief Christopher Cox has ambitious plans to overhaul the entire financial reporting system […]

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Recent research from Stanford explores why consumers disregard social responsibility at checkout – despite the fact that they claim to make purchases in line with their values and pressure companies to behave responsibly. Abstract Consumers often say they want to be socially responsible when it comes to buying food, clothing, office supplies, and the like. […]

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The following quiz was given at CFO Magazine's CFO Rising West conference this week. It's not as easy as it seems – I got a D+. (A link to the correct answers is at the bottom.) Test Your Finance KnowledgeCourtesy of CFO Magazine 1) What's the average tenure for a Fortune 1000 CFO?     […]

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GTNews has three new articles that focus on the organization and structure of treasury departments. If you haven't considered the extent to which you should centralize, determined how to position your team as company-wide resource, and identified how will you leverage new technologies start here:Measuring Treasury's Added ValueTreasury is transforming itself from a cost centre […]

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Are you a Steve Jobs or a Sam Walton? CFO Magazine highlights a recent book on the connection between how executives view money and how they make mangement decisions. E. Ted Prince, author of The 3 Financial Styles of Very Successful Leaders observes that … managers possess innate financial traits that make up their "financial […]

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CFO magazine/Duke University's quarterly Business Outlook Survey finds CFO optimism about the U.S. economy at a 5 year low. Many finance executives are planning reductions in capital spending and hiring, spurred by concerns about consumer demand, the rising cost of labor, and fuel costs. Key Findings Level of pessimism about the U.S. Economy is higher […]

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My life used to be dominated by quarters. Parking tickets are an important revenue source for the City of San Francisco and we have vigilent meter monitors. In most areas meters are 25 cents for 6 minutes (yes, you read that right). I'd stockpile quarters (actualy all coins)  just for this purpose. This year San […]

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