The Difference Between an Amateur and a Professional CFO

The Difference Between an Amateur and a Professional CFO

Is it possible to be an amateur CFO? If you’re reading this, here’s betting you are the ultimate professional CFO, right? Let’s do some quick comparing and contrasting. Shane Parrish Knocked it Out of the Park I’m a big fan of Shane Parrish and the Farnam Street blog. One of my favorite posts is The Difference…

What the Heck is Entrepreneur Upskilling

What the Heck is Entrepreneur Upskilling

You’ve heard of Topgrading®, right? The objective of Topgrading® is all about finding, acquiring, onboarding and keeping A-players. What is the Topgrading® equivalent of entrepreneur A-players? I don’t think there is one, but Entrepreneur Upskilling is top of mind. So what is it? Meet Dr. Tom McKaskill Every CFO should be familiar with the great writing of…

Can a Part-Time CFO Afford to Work with Startups?

Can a Part-Time CFO Afford to Work with Startups?

Periodically, I have other part-time CFOs ask if they should work with startups. My typical response is a question, “Do you want to go broke?” But Mark, I’ve been offered equity. My comeback is another question, “Have you ever heard of the endowment effect?” Bottom line, working with startups is hard, really hard. Be careful…

Eliminating Fear

Eliminating Fear

I never come right out and ask it, but I find out from every CEO what keeps them up at night or what pains they wish they could eliminate immediately. Without fail, that’s why they typically hire me almost on the spot after I start giving them solutions to their concerns. You see, I’m helping…

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