I found this note that I drew up in 2013-2014 during a client project. It was written as a joke (so I am not as arrogant as the note may suggest), but it is interesting how we keep going against our better knowledge and keep investing in new technology to solve problems that have their … Continue reading Junk in, Junk out – repeat
I am not sure about the statistics but most of us can agree that the media is full of dramatic events: forest fires, shootings, earthquakes, stock market panic attacks. Dramatic things are interesting and catches our eye, they make us stop zapping between the channels and spend some of our precious time watching it. On … Continue reading The non-revolutionary art of consistent progress
I feel guilty because I have had my fair share of facilitation for post-it style workshops, asking people to mention a few words about what finance needs in the future. A common outcome is “real time data” (as in real time closing and real time reporting). In the world of on-demand everything it is only … Continue reading Real time data, Really?
In a lot of organisations, Finance is seen as the guardian of data and its correctness, and the buck often stops with the CFO if there is an issue with it. Because of this there is a lot of focus on data and how to ensure its quality and there are a lot of discussions … Continue reading Basic human skills to fuel finance business partnering