CFO openings are taking longer to fill these days, as noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article. While the article didn’t get very deeply into the question of why this is happening, it suggested that both companies and candidates are getting pickier.
That’s true, so let’s examine some of the reasons why either side may be taking a conservative approach.
The pricing of products and services is among the most critical decision processes in every business. Despite its importance, we find it is also one of the most misunderstood areas. There are two primary misconceptions that can be fatal: 1) Management has control over price; and 2) Pricing must cover all costs.
The disclosure of the size of Visa’s 2011 investment fuels speculation about its plans with the mobile payments startup.
Price is an outcome, not an input.
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Companies with CFO openings and candidates for those posts both have good reasons these days for taking a conservative approach.
Apollo will combine ADT with Protection 1, a competitor in home security it acquired last May.
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