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Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health Hardcover – June 15, 2009
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The smart company is the one that will put these best practices into action and go full speed ahead all the way to the bank. --James Kristie, Editor and Associate Publisher, Directors & Boards
Combining financial savvy and fiduciary wisdom, this book can help managers and directors work together to improve the financial health of the companies they serve. --Alexandra R. Lajoux, Chief Knowledge Officer National Association of Corporate Directors
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For example, in this rapidly accelerating world where layers of management and large numbers of employees have been fired or their work outsourced, decision makers are under siege. After adding factors like silo-thinking departments, inadequate reporting systems, and a challenging global economy, companies are taking far greater risks than CEOs and C-suite officers and their boards are aware of. Examples of risks can range from inventory mismanagement, outdated and/or incomplete financial reports, and false accounting assumptions to external forces like misreading the market, losing competitive advantage, and missing opportunities.
And as another point of WIIFM, you will find you can implement a basic version of this which can make you more money, including saving your bonus in some future year, or maybe this current year.
Gary W. Patterson, The FiscalDoctor(R), is a Stanford MBA and Big-4 CPA with 30 years' experience working with traditional and emerging industries. Specializing in manufacturing, finance, systems, and operations, Patterson works with CEOs, board members, executive teams, private equity investors, and entrepreneurs to help them identify overlooked opportunities and manage the risk factors that negatively affect their companies' bottom line.
Patterson is the author of Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health, and he speaks widely on enterprise risk assessment and risk analysis, corporate governance, and the bottom-line impact of going green
Top Customer Reviews
If you want a book to help keep your business healthy written in a fun and familiar manner, "Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough" is it.
The book is not for a very small business, because Gary assumes you have several employees, a Board of Directors, at least a few million in sales, etc.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a healthcare provider and a small business owner, I loved this book! I'm recommending it to one of my sons who is the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by 'All Kidding Aside'
Any executive who cares seriously about the health of their business will benefit from this book. Take the Fiscal Doctor's test. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by Gayle Lantz
There is a lot of talk out there about health and health care. There is not enough talk about prevention. Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Bob Weinstein, Lt. Colonel, US Army, Ret.