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From the desk of Randall Bolten
"Over my 20 years as a Silicon Valley CFO, it became increasingly clear to me that communicating clearly, eloquently, and effectively is just as important for numbers as it is for words and ideas. And the people who practice that skill (and art) well are incredibly rare."
29 Jan
The Employer Mandate... and Boneheaded Incentive Compensation
The efforts by both the Obama administration and the Republican-controlled Congress to tinker with the employer mandate won’t work. The problem is that the efforts are merely symptoms of what is not only a fundamental flaw in the ACA, but a flaw in many incentive compensation plans: excessively binary schemes.
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10 Jan
Is Health Insurance Premium Growth REALLY Slowing?
I frequently write about the importance of using words properly in order to make numbers understandable. An article about recent trends in health insurance premiums – a critically important subject, and in a prestigious publication – has several statements that are unsupported by the facts. The problem isn’t that the author misunderstands the information, it’s that he’s mischaracterizing it. This is where proper use of words comes in.
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