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Best Practices and Resistance to Change

This week on the podcast, we look at a few real-world examples of how the implementation of best practices can move the needle dramatically for businesses, and discuss why some firms are unable to accomplish these changes.  Go to Source Author: Southern Oak Consulting Powered by WPeMatico

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Does PE Have an Operations Problem?

In July 2017 Southern Oak Consulting authored an analysis entitled, “Management Consulting’s Impact on Private Equity Performance“.  The analysis used data from the Pitchbook database and revealed that U.S private equity funds who used management consultants for operational performance improvement outperformed the IRR of their peer groups by an average of 1.52% – that’s no small number. As it turns…

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You Can Profit From Disruption

How aware are you of disruption happening in other industries?  We look at 3 seemingly unrelated fields – self driving cars, real estate, and recycling – to show how disruption all around us may be an opening to new growth in your business.  Go to Source Author: Southern Oak Consulting Powered by WPeMatico

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What does Walmart know about the future?

Walmart is all about “low prices” and until now they have reigned supreme.  But when a company competes on price, there will always be someone “cheaper” coming up from behind and that’s what’s happening with advances by Amazon.  Walmart is making it clear they won’t give up their position quietly and lately we’ve noticed a few curious stories in the…

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The Softer Side of Scorecards

KPI scorecards are standard practice for financial metrics, but what about qualitative goals?  Diversity, inclusion, employee satisfaction, sustainability, innovation, ethics – all are important and none are attached to a general ledger.  In this podcast we talk about the softer side of scorecards and how much weight should be given to non-financial metrics.  Go to Source Author: Southern Oak Consulting…

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Processes and Procedures to Prevent Business Fraud

Relying on external auditors is not enough to protect your company from loss.  Do you have effective processes and procedures in place  for fraud control?  We look at a few examples of easy traps and cautionary tales for companies both large and small.  Kelsey Robertson of Swingle Collins & Associates explains “Social Engineering” – a terrible new crime that is…

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Shell Oil

What do oil companies really do?  They are efficient allocators of capital.  In this podcast we take a look at what Shell Oil is doing to transform their business in the face of an historic shift away from petroleum to electricity.  A few lessons from a big company, doing it right.   Go to Source Author: Southern Oak Cosulting Powered…

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The Art of Pivoting

The plan you had was wrong.  Now what?  Under what circumstances should you consider changing your strategy and how do avoid doing it either too soon, or too late.  Go to Source Author: Southern Oak Consulting Powered by WPeMatico

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Transform Your Business with FP&A

What are the real benefits of FP&A and why are they so often ignored by business?  Greg Saltsman addresses a few common questions about Financial Planning and Analysis, the strengths and limitations. Go to Source Author: Southern Oak Consulting Powered by WPeMatico

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