Much is expected of today's chief financial officer. Tough business problems like liquidity and cash flow, finding and retaining good talent or even how to approach selling a company can induce heartburn in the most senior and tenured CFOs. However, their experiences can...
There is a widespread assumption that weak commodity prices are likely to spark a wave of merger and acquisition activity as stronger companies seek to buy assets on the cheap. The $70 billion buyout of BG Plc by larger rival Royal Dutch Shell is generally viewed by...
The average business owner is overworked, stressed out and feels pulled in 20 directions all at once. Most of all, they're frustrated. Frustrated that they have too many lower value tasks that clutter up their day and make it difficult to focus on those fewer, better...
If you are an introvert, you get energy from being alone. And this can be a problem considering most companies today are big open offices with little audio and visual privacy.
As written by business professor Christine Porath, "For the last 20 years, I've studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I've found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated...
A dense cluster of pipes, pumps, silos and engines hummed harmoniously across a rugged field on a wet morning earlier this month. "This is about as much excitement as you see on a fracking site," said Steve Snyder, completions manager for Consol Energy Inc.
Bakken Shale production will keep growing, albeit at a slower pace, and the Eagle Ford Shale still has running room within high-return portions of the play, according to a recent analysis by Wood Mackenzie. The Bakken and Eagle Ford together produce just over 2.5 million...
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