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The least commercial thing you can ever say…

The least commercial thing you can ever say…

Ever wondered why you’re left out of the important discussions❓…this could be the reason 👇🏻 Commercial decisions are rarely, if ever, made based on a budget. Commercial decisions are based on: ✅ what’s happening in the market NOW, not what we budgeted for ✅ what our...

That feeling you get when you’ve finished the budget

That feeling you get when you’ve finished the budget

Is this part of the problem ❓ Most finance leaders say the right things. Far fewer leaders actually do what they say. Example: CFO: we’re restructuring finance and you are all FBPs now, so go our there and get involved in commercial decision making FBPs: great, we...

Is your budget process stuck in 1993?

Is your budget process stuck in 1993?

Is your budget process stuck in 1993 ❓ Every FD and CFO want their finance teams to: ✅ build relationships ✅ turn data [WHAT] into INSIGHTS [SO WHAT] ✅ bring numbers to life But then they continue to lead a budget process that: ❌ takes 6-9 months to complete ❌...

Is this the best speech Boris ever made?

Is this the best speech Boris ever made?

Love him or hate him, his latest speech is a masterclass in influence. And is Boris the only politician in the World who can pull it off this technique❓Imagine if finance had written it...   "In 2019 we traded £2.4 billion with Australia with average tariffs of...

Imagine if finance had written JFK’s speech?

Imagine if finance had written JFK’s speech?

Imagine if finance had written JFK's speech... "We choose to travel 238,855 miles at 25,000 miles per hour to the second densest known satellite with   which we are in synchronous rotation" Inspired? Me neither. He actually said: "We choose to go to the moon" We'll...

This simple tip could transform your influence

This simple tip could transform your influence

Email is great for admin. It is terrible for all the things a FD or CFO wants to do: ❌ Building relationships ❌ Influencing people ❌ Communicating so people listen & act ❌ Focussing on the most important things ❌ Being efficient and getting things done ➡️ So if...

5 alternative to a boring table of numbers

5 alternative to a boring table of numbers

Improve your finance reports and presentations with these 5 charts.. Ask any marketeer and they’ll tell you the worst way to bring numbers to life…is to use a table of numbers. Why? Any more than a handful of numbers creates immediate noise and potential confusion....