May 2014 Blog Posts (6)

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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

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