Does it matter where you bought that item?

I recently bought an Omoton KB395 Bluetooth keyboard. It was working like a charm, but I guess one would assume that to be the case. Pairing it to the iPad was seamless, but that seems more the norm than anything else these days (and I remember the days when it could be a nightmare). You […]

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On the spate of Mass Shootings

Yesteryear When I was in grade school, in the middle of the Cold War, we had air raid drills. We were taught to duck under our desks. I always thought (and I think I did back then) that it was absurd, if a bomb (and if it was an Atomic Bomb), what was my desk […]

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Automation of Accounts Payable

The other day a salesperson with one of the new expense programs that come with those virtual expense cards called. These programs seem to be all the rage, as in the last two years many new and some old companies entered this marketspace. I’m being told by salespeople and after reviewing numerous websites that there […]

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An open message to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.

Mr. Pichai, It would seem my private email server has been assigned a less than stellar reputation due to my error (ok, stupidity). The domain/IP address of my server had, for a brief time, an incorrectly configured DKIM record. I send one message to a mailing list of approx. 20,000 names, once a week. About […]

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Dun & Bradstreet – seven years later, still has bad data

Dateline: June 2015 In June of 2015 I wrote a blog titled “Dun & Bradstreet – Would you trust their data?  In that article I discussed all the erroneous information D&B had about me and my associations with different companies. Dateline: April 2022 On April 12th, 2022, I did another search on Corporationwiki. Interesting, how […]

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How often do you re-forecast the budget?

Budget vs Forecast – there’s a difference…. Most people use these terms interchangeably, however, there is a subtle difference. Every business should, each year prior to the start of the new fiscal year, create a budget. Once approved, this budget is set in stone. It doesn’t change, and is not updated, it is what it […]

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What makes a good Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?

If you look at the adverts for CFO jobs on LinkedIn and elsewhere, you’ll find many of the job descriptions are similar. The overwhelming majority talk about accounting, accounting skills and being a CPA (usually from a big firm). We wondered if this was true, so we went to the proverbial source; where else, but […]

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When do you hire your first CFO?

A recent poll on LinkedIn posted by SBA * Consulting asked this very question.  We even widened the question by including both full-time and part-time (fractional) CFOs. A respectable 1,238 people looked at the poll with a 1.45% response rate (18 votes). While not a very scientific poll, it still says something about the mindset […]

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