Category: Risk

#BQs – Why are finance so happy to “piss money up the wall”?

As Alan Sugar, or should I say Baron Sugar, head honcho of the UK TV Series, The Apprentice, once said…

“Business is not about coming in, pissing my money up the wall and saying ‘Oh well, I have learnt from my mistakes and it won’t happen in the future”

So what if we treated our finance processes as if we were the owner of the company?  Would we keep all the behaviour and cash leakage that currently exists?

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Is your Storytelling ability on the Risk register?

I don’t like pie charts. 

Why? Because if you are anything like me, they are hard to understand when they are used poorly, and 99% of the time they are used poorly.

But why should you care?

Because if you have gone to the trouble of providing some mind-blowing insight to your board, then presented it in a poor way, it is unlikely to be read or understood and even if you try to make amends and artfully talk to those baffling visuals, your audience is likely to spend most of their time staring at third-eye visuals (doodling on them) and not hear your important stories and your critical calls to action.

So please learn visualisation best practice today, it will be a game changer, and take yourself off the business risk register.