You will notice that I took a break over the holidays publishing CFO Buzz that lasted a little longer than the holidays. We are now back on what I expect will be a regularly scheduled weekly update (once again).
Wishing you a very successful 2016!
CFO Buzz is a news feature capturing top stories affecting CFOs. This feature is published Fridays so that CFOs can gain perspective over the weekend, allowing them to challenge themselves and think about how to improve their lives, careers and companies.
1) CFO: Chief Fear Officer?
Cybersecurity is becoming more of a topic of conversation for those wanting to catch the attention of the CFO. Is this because CFOs are great at being the corporate lead on the topic of “what if this goes wrong”?
Risk-Averse CFOs A Natural Fit For Cybersecurity – PYMTNS.com
2) Do CFOs ever retire?
I have had numerous discussions with CFOs over the years that are moving towards the sunset of their careers. This article brings out some key points to ponder.
3) Procrastination: CFOs favorite tool?
CFOs are so busy that they have a todo list filled with things that will never get done. Here are some good ideas as to how to overcome procrastination. Make sure you get to read this eventually.
5 ways to overcome procrastination – CGMA Magazine
4) Flexible work: Code for slacking off?
It would not surprise me that CFOs of a certain generation would think that “Flexible work schedules” means that staff are not pulling their weight. When discussing this, they would continue the conversation by saying “You know, when we were younger…”. Here are some ways to make “Flexible work” work.
How to Make Flexible Work Schedules a Reality – Bloomberg
5) Are start-ups bad at hiring the right CFOs?
This article caught my attention because I see start-ups hiring the wrong CFOs. I could rant, and maybe one day I will. In the meantime, these are good points.
Are start-ups bad at hiring the right CEOs? – ITPRO.co.uk
Some of Samuel’s other CFO stuff this week
CFO Moves – Moves across the USA – week ending January 22, 2016
Samuel’s CFO Blog – A Solution for Lonely CFOs
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