Ten Years After Google’s IPO: 30 Percent Annual Return

10 Years of Google and the Importance of Long Term Thinking by John Huber, Base Hit Investing. “Google has a huge new moat. In fact, I’ve probably never seen such a wide moat.” – Charlie Munger, 2009 Google Inc. ( NASDAQ:GOOGL) celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its IPO last week. Google is a company […]

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The Fruits of Digital Recurring Revenue, Tyler Sloat, CFO, Zuora

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is your company part of the subscription economy? Join us as Tyler reveals his CFO mind-set and the how the fruits of digital recurring revenue are quickly altering how companies acquire and engage their customers.

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Debate Over Plastic Bags is Stranger Than Fiction in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Several days before this weekend’s deadline to complete their work, California legislators received a letter from what appeared to be a Latino advocacy group urging them to vote against one of the year’s most contentious bills. Familias Latinas de California denounced Senate Bill 270, which seeks to ban single-use plastic grocery bags […]

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Business Confidence Lags as Ukraine Crisis Dampens Assurance

The Munich-based Ifo think tank’s business climate index, based on a monthly survey of some 7,000 companies, fell to 106.3 from 108, undershooting the Reuters consensus forecast of 107. That was its lowest level since last July and marked the longest period of successive monthly declines in the index since the height of the eurozone […]

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Disadvantages and Advantages of Investing in Private Equity

Should I Invest in Private Equity? by David Merkel, CFA of AlephBlog One of the best things for me regarding blogging are the readers who ask me questions. When I get a set of them that are general enough, I answer them for all my readers, after stripping out identifying data. Here is the most […]

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The Apparel CFO: Specializing Inside a Specific Sector

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What happens when a CFO becomes strongly associated with specific industry sector? Join us as Brenda reveals her CFO mind-set as well as the energetic personality that has propelled her finance leadership and advanced her into the CFO office at six different companies.

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Large Private Companies Outpacing Public Competitors

Large, privately held companies in the U.S. earn higher profit margins, grow sales faster, and invest significantly more than their publicly traded competitors — and did so even during the financial crisis — according to private-company data from Sageworks and a recent analysis for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Nearly all of U.S. […]

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Rob Hull, Founder of Adaptive Insights, Discusses the Evolving Finance Function

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What’s a CFO to do when he sees his reflection through the lens of a business opportunity? Join us as Rob shares his entrepreneurial CFO mind-set and reveals the A-ha! moment that led him to start up a firm dedicated to empowering finance executives with SaaS-based performance tools.

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Bill Chorba, CFO, NineSigma, on Middle-Market Open Innovation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What is it like to be CFO of a firm that specializes in open innovation? Join us as Bill shares his CFO mindset and reveals the inner-workings of a firm dedicated to helping its clients recognize the value of tapping into a global innovation community.

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American Capital Leads Second Lien Financing to Support Purchase of Pickup Truck Accessories Manufactuer

American Capital Leads Second Lien Financing to Support the Acquisition of Tectum Holdings, Inc.

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