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Category Archives: Cash

What’s your financial context?

I recently had two interesting conversations about financial context, and the way leaders think about revenue and opportunity. In the first case, the executive team was presenting a case study about a new service offering. This new business initiative was worth around $2M in revenue – frankly a sum that is dwarfed by their core business, but it has massive potential, and is likely to scale as a significant part of their 5-year strategy.

Lessons in Business From Futures Traders

“knowing when to hold ‘em, knowing when to fold ‘em” Plenty of organisations have trouble starting things, but in my experience as a coach and advisor, they have even more trouble stopping them. Those who play the commodity futures market understand the fine line between stop and start…“knowing when to hold ‘em, knowing when to fold ‘em” is the crucial difference between soaring success or crippling failure, especially in a game that moves fast.