The Value of Our Reputation

I am no marketing, sales or branding expert but after a few minutes with Casey Boggs and Michele Houck of ReputationUs. I sure felt a lot smarter. I am still working on developing a tangible link between market value and book value. Typically, this difference is explained by three overarching themes.

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Can your business grow too fast?

Entrepreneurs are passionate about their products and services. Their strengths are often in those business disciplines closest to the customers and product: sales, marketing, engineering, and production. Financial management and accounting are often viewed as necessary evils. As a result, small business owners often postpone investments in strong financial management practices until the company reaches some mythical milestone in the future. And that can cost them dearly in the long run.

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An interview with Lyft CFO, Brian Roberts

I was invited by the NYU’s Stern School of Business for an interview with Brian Roberts, the Chief Financial Officer of Lyft. In this interview Bryan discusses business models, valuations, autonomous vehicles, the impact of Covid, his biggest challenges and more.

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