Category Archives: work

Thoughts on Valuing RIM by a Finance Professor at NYU Stern

RIM has been in the news a lot lately with the hiring of their new CEO. I dug up Aswath Damodaran’s article from over a month ago about what he thinks RIM should do (he’s a Finance Professor from Stern School of Business). It’s especially applicable when considering Apple’s awesome quarter and Monday’s news that the new RIM CEO plans to “stay the course” (met by an over 8% drop in stock price to close at $15.56). Continue reading

Organizing My iPhone Home Screen for Business

When iOS5 dropped, I used it as an opportunity to reorganize my home screen on my iPhone 4. I’d had the same three screens for about a year and they weren’t working. Plus, freshening things up would hopefully eliminate any tech-envy I felt towards those who upgraded to the 4S. So I rearranged – and rearranged – and rearranged. It got old fast. Continue reading

Reducing Distractions a Matter of Life and Death for Some

I just saw an article in the New York Times entitled As Doctors Use More Devices, Potential for Distraction Grows. I feel that my industry, enterprise accounting and finance, falls prey to a comparable level of distraction. Personally, I need to take positive action to eliminate my Pavlovian reaction to a ringing or vibrating device. But that’s only part of the distraction problem. Continue reading

Information Overload, Complexity, and the Finance Department

Did you see the recent Newsweek article entitled I Can’t Think! from science writer Sharon Begley? It’s about information overload and how our brains often struggle with too much information. It’s highly applicable to decision-makers in any organization and may help your Finance department get better at matching the right amount of information with the business decision at hand. Continue reading