"A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HELPING BUSINESS LEADERS"
DUNCAN NIEDERAUER, NYSE EURONEXT
"TIMELY, ACCURATE AND UNDERSTANDABLE"
ERIC KELLER, KLEINER PERKINS CAUFIELD BYERS
"THIS IS A BOOK THAT BADLY NEEDED TO BE WRITTEN"
HARRY KELLOGG, SILICON VALLEY BANK
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."
16 Feb
Extra! Extra! Madoff "Auditor" Still at Large!
Six years ago David Friehling, Bernie Madoff’s auditor, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the fraud, but he still hasn’t been sentenced. It’s a drama eerily reminiscent of the old “Weekend Update” bit on “Saturday Night Live,” where newsman Chevy Chase announces that “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”
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11 Feb
U.S. Companies NOT Fleeing High Tax Rate... Oh, Really?
A recent (2/9/15) Reuters article suggests that the accelerating trend of large U.S. companies reincorporating abroad, sometimes called “tax inversions,” is NOT motivated by the statutory U.S. federal tax rate, at 35% one of the highest corporate rates in the world. An interesting perspective, but the numbers they cite don’t support it. Yet again, this is an instance that illustrates how important it is that we be careful about the words that we wrap around the numbers.
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