Bring back a bit of normal!

In normal times, businesses would have a vision. Resources and time would have been spent devising a set of goals along a road map to achieving this vision. In normal times, leaders would imagine stretch…

 

Hunting for gold amongst write-downs

A common outcome emerging from earnings announcements this year has been losses arising from write-downs.  Within the US, impairment charges for the first half of 2020 have exceeded $260 bn which is almost 30% higher…

 

In praise of frugality

The news is awash with speculation about what will be the “new” normal.  Topics ranging from health to schools to the economy have not been spared.  Understandable as it’s human nature to want security. Economists…

 

The gathering storm of insolvencies

Insolvency firms were expected to have a stellar year. However, the Federal temporary debt and rent relief programs have put the kibosh on anticipated business failures. Ironically, the majority of insolvency firms are struggling to…

 

Making bold moves

The pandemic crisis is in its early days and yet the gap between companies has already begun to widen.  In terms of profitability, those companies that have consistently taken strategic initiatives are beginning to step…

 

Metrics will keep you sane

Doomsurfing.  When the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading across the world, I was consumed by news of the inexorable downward trajectory in our health and economic wellbeing.  However, being morbid is an unhealthy state of mind.…