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The CFO

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Name:
Confessions of a CFO
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Leadership in Finance, Investing, FIRE, Planning, Communication,
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
France
Age:
40s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
CFO
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Latest Blog Posts

We all have bad days at work. You know, those days when the first meeting of the day goes on and on and on. When your boss comes by and tells you that you didn’t do something right, when you did exactly what was asked. When you spill coffee on your pants and your computer crashes again right in the middle of preparing an important document. You may ask yourself ...
Posted: Nov 14 2018 @ 11:00 AM
I’ve always been an advocate for property investments. It started when I was young and property has been, by far, the biggest driver of my wealth creation over the last decade. I’ve always thought you should hold a property for at least 15 years, which is a good time limit you should set yourself to pay off the mortgage. But what happens when that time limit passes? Should you sell? What ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 6:18 AM
The one constant thing in life is change. It is the one thing we can’t avoid. The one thing we always long for : that better, brighter tomorrow that will fix all our problems. Yet change is also something we fear. It is great when it is happening – just as long as it doesn’t impact us. Why do we dream of change yet at the same time do everything ...
Posted: Nov 08 2018 @ 9:54 AM
“There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau   Authentic leadership. Be yourself. Be a role model. Have a purpose. Work for your employees. Inspire others. Be a visionary. Being a manager and a leader is many different things to many people. Ask a management guru and they will each give you a very different ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 6:41 AM
Changing jobs now-days seems about as common as changing your toothbrush. Depending on your dental hygiene, that can mean some pretty quick changes. According to Forbes, 21% of Millennials in 2016 switched jobs, compared to roughly 7% of gen Xers and other non-Millennials. And the trend doesn’t seem to be abating. What’s driving it – why change jobs so often? What makes a change successful and what do you do if you ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 6:56 PM
“The best leader is one whose existence is barely known by the people.” – Lao Tzu   How do you perceive and embody leadership?   Nelson Mandela said, “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”   What drives the actions of men? What inspires people ...
Posted: Oct 25 2018 @ 6:42 PM
Most of the articles on this site have been focused on was to get ahead in your career, get a promotion, make money and build a portfolio. I’ve talked about diversification, managing the short term while looking to the long term and how to save money. As I was reflecting on these topics today, I realized that one of the things that has helped open doors, as I’ve risen in ...
Posted: Oct 19 2018 @ 11:39 AM
People don’t leave companies, they leave people.   Most of us have had the experience of working for wonderful leaders. I’m not talking about the charismatic or visionary leaders, but the nice people. The ones that took an interest in who we are, how we do our work and what we wanted out of our careers. The leaders that took the time to listen to us and made it a ...
Posted: Oct 16 2018 @ 3:56 PM
I never intended to make money off my site, but I was curious as to whether one could, so I started a month-long experiment to see what could be done. My goal was to drive traffic, write great content, and monetize that traffic, and content, with the financial objective of trying to buy a cup of coffee each week. During my first week I made a whopping $1.50, which got ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 4:24 AM
When I was growing up I studied art and literature at school. I wrote poetry and I devoured book after book, after book. I dreamed of being a writer. I dreamed of telling people stories. Telling them my stories. Those ones that were fighting to get out. My poetry was dark and talked about the struggle to live, to really live a life that people would be inspired to live. ...
Posted: Oct 14 2018 @ 1:03 PM

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