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Workplace, real estate, networks and culture…..our exciting new ICountant partnership

Welcome to our newest ICountants Curtis McLeanNat Bulkley and…


Added by Mary Adams on September 9, 2014 at 4:22pm — No Comments

SEC's next task: disclosure of hidden loan IP collateral

This morning the SEC unanimously adopted a long delayed rule on transparency of asset-back securities (ABS). Required under the Dodd-Frank Act, the final rule turned out to be less controversial that previously proposed versions. The new rules will require collection and disclosure of certain types of information ("data points") about the underlying asset (i.e. the mortgage). This includes information such as… Continue

Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 27, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Intangibles and knowledge management

Last week I had the enjoyable privilege of participated in a session at the Digital Government Institute's Government Knowledge Management Conference. The session was a lively discussion among the panelists and audience kicked off with brief opening remarks by the panelists. The full background set of slides upon which my remarks were based are now available on line at…


Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

OECD video on knowledge-based capital

Here is a new short video from OECD on knowledge-based capital.

Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 25, 2014 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Improving how we use intangibles to boost productivity

Thanks to Paul's recent posting , I am catching up on the McKinsey report on Innovation Matters: Reviving the Growth Engine from June 2013. The report introduces an index of "Innovation Capital" as a combination of "Physical Capital" (i.e. ICT… Continue

Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 13, 2014 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

The Case of Market Basket - When the intangibles become tangible

Here in New England, a corporate drama is unfolding that illustrates so many of the core ideas that we hold in the ICounting/IC community.

The drama involves a family-owned supermarket chain called Market Basket. There’s a long story of conflict between two sides of the…


Added by Mary Adams on August 1, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

The growing value of Innovation Capital.

Value of Innovation Capital Recognizing the value of our innovation-related assets is where the ‘smart money’ should go. To gain growth and to improve productivity is through innovation. We need to translate knowledge into new values.

When you pause and consider the make-up of Innovation Capital you realize it makes such an economic contribution and  in a report from McKinsey & Co, they have…


Added by Paul Hobcraft on August 1, 2014 at 8:53am — 3 Comments

The Growing Intangible Capital Movement in Chile

I’ve just returned from an extremely exciting and stimulating trip to Chile hosted by Smarter-Companies partner firm Akloe including Arturo Alba, Rodrigo Leon, and Tomas Viveros. Besides getting to know a lovely city and its citizens, I was thrilled to…


Added by Mary Adams on July 7, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Is this the reporting template of the future?

Itaú Unibanco's Integrated Report 2013 provides a clear insight into the company's capitals.

To guide readers, the report uses navigation icons, which represents the company's capitals throughout.

The report also provides its own interpretation of the six capitals, based on the International <IR> Framework, and the relation of those capitals to the organization's business model.

Each features a dedicated section offering contextual information, key…


Added by Paul Hobcraft on June 29, 2014 at 7:16am — 1 Comment

<IR> update recommended to G20 Finance Ministers by B20

In a report commissioned by the B20, the business forum that advises G20 governments, the six largest global accounting networks¹ have endorsed <IR> as a key innovation that will make corporate reporting more conducive to long-term investment.

The report highlights the urgency with which policymakers must tackle the structural gap in infrastructure investment, estimated to be US$500 billion annually, and says that corporate reporting has a vital role to play in…


Added by Paul Hobcraft on June 29, 2014 at 7:09am — No Comments

Chile going global through intangibles investment

There’s a great new study of the Chilean wine industry funded by the World Bank that…


Added by Mary Adams on June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Content Sharing...Next Step for 9yahds!

Exciting news came to 9yahds last week! Providing our users with a 'community folder' of shared processes will take just 72 hours of development.  Hence, we are running full steam ahead to populate the folder for when it goes live!

What does that mean?  It means we are taking expertly authored business processes and placing them in a folder that all users of 9yahds can copy and use.  This gives users a chance to see what a process should look like, compare it to how they may do things…


Added by Pamela Simpson on June 9, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Porter vs Christensen on HBX

It was fascinating to read the NYTimes story about the decision process behind the creation of Harvard Business School’s new on-line offering called Business School Disrupted. The offering, called HBX, teaches “pre-MBA” classes via an elaborate multi-screened platform and is the business school’s answer to education and the…


Added by Mary Adams on June 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

All the capitals 'fire' innovation

A good morning or good evening to you all. My thought for today, well actually for all my days.

All the capitals ‘fire’ innovation. They make…


Added by Paul Hobcraft on May 28, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Managing Your Unpaid Interns

As soon as the NCAA lacrosse tournament is over, my freshman at Trinity College, will return home to Western Ma. for a very short stay before heading to Boston for 2 months where she will become an unpaid intern for two different organizations.  The first will be a PR firm (2 days a week), and the remaining days, she will be working on a political campaign.  

As the PR firm asked her to participate in writing a curriculum, I became interested in the 'curriculum' aspects of unpaid…


Added by Pamela Simpson on May 15, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Valuation Failures

In the latest BVWire newsletter, there’s something of a bombshell (if you’re into this kind of thing):

Fair value is on hold at the FASB, observes Adam Smith (FASB), due to concerns over the BV profession. Up to now, the FASB has been a proponent of fair value in financial statements. This trend will not continue, according to Smith, because of the fragmented nature…


Added by Mary Adams on May 12, 2014 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

The link between growth and inequality from an intangible capital framework

Ideas can be powerful but are often hidden. Case in point: the conceptual model of intangible capital as the driver of economic growth is becoming fixed in the public discourse. Whether people know it or not, they are implicitly using the concepts without explicitly referencing the model. An example is a recent speech by Chairman Jason Furman, Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers…


Added by Kenan Jarboe on May 12, 2014 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Exploring all the Capitals that make up Value Creation

I wrote two blogposts in the last few days, partly in preparation for some discussions, partly to reaffirm some thinking

I'd like to share these within this community, if you have time to read them- wonderful, if you feel like commenting on them- even better.

Are we measuring what really matters?…


Added by Paul Hobcraft on May 9, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Where's the Proof?

Maybe it’s just a coincidence but I received two messages today. One from a contact here in the Boston area. And another from Europe. I thought I would share the questions and my answers as a way to start a conversation about intangibles, intangibles measurement and “hard” business results. I would love to hear your thoughts....

Question 1: Is there any evidence that evaluators consider seriously the findings of an intangibles assessment in acquisitions or…


Added by Mary Adams on May 5, 2014 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

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