Cutting Costs? Don’t Look at Head Count First
Trimming non-labor costs, especially by better managing your fast-growing population of external service providers, likely will have greater impact.
Are Bonuses an Obstacle to Shareholder Value?
Despite the best intentions, most annual bonus plans motivate actions that inhibit the creation of long-term shareholder value.
An Incentive to Control Incentive Pay
CFOs should play a central role in setting incentive-compensation practices.
How to Pay Less Tax on a Company Sale
Increased capital-gains taxes may hurt sellers of small companies, which may have to earn a lot more in order to keep pace with their objectives. Here’s how to avoid the pain.
Is Accounting Blocking R&D Investments?
Companies should resist the urge to cut research expenses to meet an earnings per share target.