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The 3 Best Ways to Protect Your Organization from the Inside Job

Occupational fraud is a big deal, no make that a really big deal! The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has been studying fraud every two years for well over a decade and the statistics speak for themselves. The average organization is losing 5% of its annual revenues to fraud costing...

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Why Every Financial Executive Must Know of the Rule of Three

Have you ever noticed in life how things are naturally configured in groups of 3? Consider: The 3 R’s The three pigs The three bears The three wise men The three pillars… There are 3 reasons for us to remember this key principle in developing our communication skills. I’m going to...

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3 Imagery Ideas to Wow in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation

There is nothing more dry and boring than reading text on a screen. Yet, how many presentations have we all sat through that have screens filled with lines of text. The multi-media principle was developed by Richard Mayer. Mayer postulated that when words and graphics were used together, the...

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One MILLION views!!!

Mark you calendars. Oh never mind, I’ll just mark mine. 3 1/2 years since founding the finance learning academy and promulgating 204 lessons in topics ranging from finance to accounting to auditing to strategy to credibility to presentation skills and others I can’t even remember. Today, these...

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Your First 100 Days as CFO and Corporate Update

Well after a year and half of working on a project for CPA Canada, I’m back. “Back,” you ask? “I never knew you were gone.” Awe, so sweet (maybe one or two of you noticed). It’s hard to believe that I haven’t developed an e-learning course in nearly 20 months, unless you count developing a...

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Fun Finance

Announcing the launch of my latest hair-brained educational idea – FUN FINANCE. I’m not sure how I sucked Jen into doing this with me, but she and I are going to try creating a daily series of short, fun, and educational videos about various finance topics. The plan is to initially launch these...

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Sports Report: Bluenose Squash Classic

And on the 6th day, let the two best players of the week face each other for one last match to determine who would be this year’s Bluenose Squash Classic champion. The first player to earn their way into the championship court was none other than the crowd’s favorite acrobat – Miguel Rodriguez,...

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2016 The Big Year

Welcome to a brand new year! Just breathe that new year smell. Ahh. This year is going to be awesome! I just have that tingly feeling and lots of great ideas in the hopper. First of all, I’ve got a new partner whose joining me in the thought leadership realm for financial supremacy. Allow...

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Congratulations to Proformative.com…

…on the official launch of the Proformative Academy. I hope it’s wildly successful. I’ve been collaborating with the folks at Proformative for a few months now discussing all sorts of ideas. Hopefully, a few of them come to fruition, the Academy is but a first step. Stay tuned. In the...

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General Update: Are You Alive?

To answer all that user email wondering what is going on at the FinanceLearningAcademy.com, I’m happy to report that YES, I’m still alive! I continue working with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada on developing the new certification program for the profession. This has been such...

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