Mary Adams's Blog – February 2013 Archive (5)

Mergers Lacking IC Perspective

As 2013 has opened, the merger business has, as theNY Times reported, “roared back to life” with more activity than has been seen since 2007, the year before the Great Recession began.


Corporations have $1 trillion in cash on their balance…


Added by Mary Adams on February 27, 2013 at 5:24pm — 7 Comments

ICICKM Call for Papers


I’m really happy to announce that the International Conference on Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Managementis going to be in the U.S. this fall. It’s been five years since the last time the conference was in the U.S. so I am very excited—I think the U.S. is more ready than ever for the intangible capital message!

The dates are October 24-25 at George…


Added by Mary Adams on February 26, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Intangible Capital – Analysis versus Synthesis

Jay Deragon had a great post last week on analysis versus synthesis. His points are really well taken and directly applicable to the challenges of intangible capital management.


Intangible capital includes a…


Added by Mary Adams on February 11, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments

M&A and Goodwill: Why financial executives are missing the point

There’s a new report out summarized under the headline Goodwill Impairment Holds Steady this week on the Business Finance site.


The article is full of data on things like total impairments, goodwill as a percentage of total assets, total…


Added by Mary Adams on February 8, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Smarter Companies Practice Free Speech

For those who still don’t think social technologies will turn corporations upside down, here’s a dispatch from the front lines that you shouldn’t ignore: Even if It Outrages the Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected.

In it, the NY Times reports that

Federal regulators are ordering employers to scale…


Added by Mary Adams on February 5, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments

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