Category Archives: Decision Making

How to Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) of a Capital Investment

How can you identify the most financially attractive investment? Make the right choice and your business will bloom with new revenue and added value. Make the wrong choice and you will spend years untangling from an unwise investment and incurring … Continue reading

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How To Calculate An Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

There are three primary methods of evaluating the financial return of a capital investment. You can look at a static or pro forma return on investment (ROI), an internal rate of return (IRR) or the net present value (NPV) of … Continue reading

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Avoid The Business Ditch: Understanding Financial Performance Indicators

Do you know how hot your company’s financial engine is running? Countless executives operate with little or no understanding of their company financial performance. Sometimes they survive or thrive in spite of their lack of knowledge. Other times financial blindness … Continue reading

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How to Clean Up Your Financial Records and Polish Your Business

MF Global misplaced $600 million.  How did that happen? The business world runs on numbers. But not all businesspeople are great at collecting, storing, retrieving and publishing their financial figures. Each executive must decide what is best for their business. … Continue reading

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Are You Scared? How To Make Business Decisions With Confidence

The drive for self-preservation is one of the strongest decision filters.  The natural drive to grapple or flee can influence our business choices.  We view our environment through a filter of survival when we feel threatened or unsafe.  Past experiences … Continue reading

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How to be a Style Conscious Decision Maker

Who’s the worst boss you ever had?  I bet a name and face comes to mind pretty quickly, right?  At some level you didn’t like some part of his or her leadership style. 1. She was distracted and made goofy … Continue reading

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How to Brew Great Business Decisions Without a Filter

The French press is the absolute best way to make a cup of coffee.  Do you believe me?  It took 25 years to learn that the drip method of brewing coffee is just not as good.  I started making french … Continue reading

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