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January 11, 2013
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Getting Paid: How to Get Customers to Pay Up
Dealing with the money isn't fun, but it's a necessary evil for staying in business. While every business has their ups and downs, the key to positive cash flow is collecting payments in full and on time to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Learn how these small-business owners did it.

Your Bottom Line 
 
  • The red-flag words in e-mails that may indicate fraud
    Employees who use the phrases "nobody will find out," "gray area," and "they owe it to me" in e-mails are likely discussing fraud, according to research by Ernst & Young and the FBI. Incriminating e-mail traffic is typically identified after a fraud has been committed, but E&Y suggests companies can detect fraud by scanning for these phrases and others. Compliance Week/Enforcement Action blog (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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In the C-Suite 
 
  • "Leadership" and "management" aren't synonyms
    People often confuse the two concepts, but management and leadership are qualitatively different things, John Kotter writes. Management allows an organization to execute effectively, whereas leadership allows a company to take advantage of new opportunities. "[T]hey serve different, yet essential, functions. We need superb management. And we need more superb leadership," he writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Fear is the real innovation-killer
    To succeed as innovators, workers first need to conquer their fears, Jorge Barba writes. To spur that process, bosses should champion creative ideas and make it clear that everyone's perspective is important and valuable. "If everyone agrees with each other, that is a bad sign. Dissent is good when it leads to constructive criticism," Barba writes. InnovationExcellence.com (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

On the Move 
 
  • Greg Gorgone was named CFO of Citizant. Gorgone was the company's senior vice president of finance and administration. Washington Technology (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

Off the Charts 
  • Study cites social downsides of China's 1-child policy
    China's one-child policy may have led to less trust, less competition, more pessimism and more risk aversion in its society, according to a study by researchers at Monash University in Australia. "Only children in Chinese families are loved and given almost everything by their families and they can get resources at home without competition," says Zou Hong of Beijing Normal University. "Once they enter society, they are no different from other people. Having been overly protected, they feel a sense of loss and show less competitiveness." Yahoo/The Associated Press (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
Innovation is about value. And the one who receives this value is the customer."
--Jorge Barba of Blu Maya, writing at Innovation Excellence
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