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The podcast featuring finance leaders driving change within their organizations.

Dec 30, 2022

When consultant Steve Player died last month at the age of 64, the business function that he had tormented, ridiculed, and war-hammered for more than two decades stood quivering in the shadows.

Still breathing, the beast of a business process known as budgetary control had withstood its most notorious...

Dec 28, 2022

The following is a Holiday Replay of a popular 2022 episode.

Last October, shortly after being named CFO of machine learning start-up MOLOCO, Brandon Maultasch decided to forgo yet another welcome coffee to instead engage with a wide flock of MOLOCO employees on the virtues of discounted cash analysis.

“The last thing...

Dec 25, 2022

The following is a bonus replay of one of 2022's popular episodes.

When Herald Chen was growing up in a town not far from Pittsburg, he dreamed of someday running the small town’s steel mill. Years later when he was graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, the steel mill no longer occupied Chen’s...

Dec 23, 2022

Brett & Jack discuss what might be a popular response to employees "quiet quitting" or what among managers has been dubbed "quiet firing" - the withdrawal of coaching, support and career development to an employee, which results in pushing the employee out of an organization.

This episode’s featured Workplace...

Dec 21, 2022

Back in the year 2000, as Arthur Andersen saw a stream of young accountants exit the firm to join dotcom start-ups, Kevin Rubin’s workload continued to escalate as the public accounting firm felt the pinch of a constricting workforce.

Nevertheless, Rubin’s career ambitions remained in lockstep with the public...