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Phil Green

Phil Green

author, misLeading Indicators: How to Reliably Measure Your Business

Canada | Professional Services - Business Consulting

Core earnings don’t get to the heart of profitability

Posted over 8 years ago, 0 comments
The problem with core earnings as an indicator is that it attempts to determine the revenue from the main or principal business, as opposed to the supposedly ‘minor’ or ‘secondary’ business of exceptional items.  The goal is to get rid of the ambiguity caused by earnings statements that report or exclude “exceptional,” or “special” items.  But these items are all too frequent.
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The biggest storm? That’s hot air.

Posted over 8 years ago, 0 comments
After every big storm there are always attempts to rank it to see how it compares to other biggies.
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Dillusions of importance

Posted over 8 years ago, 0 comments
Economist Fredrich Hayek, in his 1972 Nobel lecture, criticised what he called the “scientistic” approach to economics. His criticism applies today to those who over-emphasize the importance of measurement in management.
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What measuring Olympic athletic performance can teach business

Posted over 8 years ago, 4 comments
How should one measure the performance of countries at producing Olympic medal winners, and of the Olympic athletes themselves?  Some members of the press are having some fun answering that question—and there are some lessons for business too.
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Armstrong Affair shows USADA uninfluenced by measurement

Posted over 8 years ago, 11 comments
The US Anti-Doping Agency says it has “overwhelming proof” seven-time Tour-de-France winner Lance Armstrong was cheating by doping himself with performance-enhancing substances. What is the evidence?
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