Monthly Archives: January 2012

Three essential skills you never learn in class (Part1)

It’s a classic, but it’s true: some essential skills in life are learned outside of the classroom. Everyone know his or her local example of a straight A student who fails in real life. It is interesting to look into the reasons … Continue reading

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How to read any Balance Sheet

As a follow-up to my popular post How to read any P&L, I will elaborate a bit on how to interpret a Balance Sheet and its main components. Only after truly understanding a Balance Sheet, you can make your way … Continue reading

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The difference between a Business Controller and a Financial Controller (and their typical job description)

Hi, Recently I have seen some discussion about the definition of two roles: that of a Business Controller (BC) and Financial Controller (FC). In most Western European companies, both roles coexist and there is little misunderstanding what they do. What I … Continue reading

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My baby steps in freelancing (2)

The world economy isn’t well. My country’s economy isn’t well. The company that employs me isn’t doing well. And I have the funny feeling I’m not the only first-world rat racer who is looking for additional income. I just come … Continue reading

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How to read any Cash Flow statement

As a follow-up to my popular post ‘How to read any P&L statement’, I decided to write ‘How to read any cash flow statement’. Cash flow is an easy to understand concept. But the way of calculating it is not so … Continue reading

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Sharing my freelancing strategy

Hi again, Launching my freelancing activity really struck a nerve with me… I feel revived, energized and inspired. For the first time in a very very long time, I enjoyed the undivided interest from a number of employers, and I could … Continue reading

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My baby steps in freelancing

Hi, This is a very brief post to highlight a small event in my life. For the first time ever, I received an online payment for a freelancing job I performed recently! It may be small in numbers, but a … Continue reading

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