How much chicken is too much?

The UK fried chicken market is worth £2.2 billion a year That's the equivalent of £6 million a day, ...
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Did KFC really run out of chicken?

Did KFC really run out of chicken in February 2018? Or is it in fact a stroke of marketing ...
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How to say no without saying no

We often find ourselves saying no. There are great reasons why we say no. The problem is that ...
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Swap tables and bullets for videos and demos to turbo-charge your reports

Are you reports and presentations looking a bit dull? Do you want to give your audience something interesting and ...
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If Carlsberg did charts, they’d probably do them like this…

Us finance people are obsessed with actual, budget, last year comparisons. We just seem to love them. We ...
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The only question to ask finance business partners at appraisal

I started to work for a finance director who had a unique view of the role of finance. ...
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Business partners. How close do you get?

One of the things I love about what I do is the questions I am asked during training courses ...
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Finance automation and AI – what does it mean?

Finance automation is a big deal now. Actually such a big deal that finance automation is the new ...
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Bullets are for guns – alternatives that won’t send people to sleep

The bullet point was invented some time in the 1950s. It's 2017, it's time to move on. Surely ...
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Finance team structure – how to save money and increase impact

One of the questions I am asked the most is what's the best finance team structure? I always ...
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How do I know my business partners are any good?

Your team are probably all very busy. But how do you know whether they are busy fools. Or ...
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Bring your numbers to life with this simple trick

A few years ago the Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked by an analyst how important iMac sales were ...
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Is this the easiest way to bring numbers to life?

Data visualisation doesn't have to be difficult. You don't need a fancy new app or system. Simple text ...
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Data visualisation doesn’t happen in Excel or Powerpoint

There's always been a gap between data and the people who need to make decisions based on it. ...
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3 finance business partner interview questions to ask before offering the job

Read the average job profile for a finance, HR, procurement or other business partner and the only thing ...
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How to use a waterfall chart with Excel template

We love a waterfall chart, because they help us tell a story. What does every great story have? ...
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If you don’t like the way the table is set…

Netflix has changed the game in so many ways. They only just made it though. When Netflix were ...
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Are you on the pitch, or in the commentary box?

I recently wrote a post questioning whether the title 'finance business partner' helps or hinders our mindset and approach. ...
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What does liquid mean?

Simply put it means how easy is it to covert your assets to cash. Cash is the most ...
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When is a sale a sale?

Answer, when the cash is collected. The role of the salesperson doesn’t stop when the contract is signed. ...
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