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Kerry MarunaFebruary 17, 2016

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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.

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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.

Read: “Common Beliefs that Lead to Unprofitable Pricing”


Square Stock up 8% on News of Visa’s Stake

The disclosure of the size of Visa’s 2011 investment fuels speculation about its plans with the mobile payments startup.


Common Beliefs that Lead to Unprofitable Pricing

Price is an outcome, not an input.


Railways: Doing the Locomotion

The second golden age of American railroads is drawing to a close. Consolidation may follow.


Why Are CFO Jobs Taking Longer to Fill?

Companies with CFO openings and candidates for those posts both have good reasons these days for taking a conservative approach.


ADT to Be Acquired by Apollo for $6.9B

Apollo will combine ADT with Protection 1, a competitor in home security it acquired last May.


Software Firm Fined $28M Over China Bribes

Two China-based subsidiaries of PTC provided improper travel, gifts, and entertainment totaling nearly $1.5 million to employees of state-owned entities.


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