fair value accounting

Is Fair Value Accounting Really Fair?

In the years leading up to the 2008 financial collapse, banks gobbled up risk while turning out sunny financial reports. Accounting standards may be partly to blame. On September 15, 2008, the financial world looked on in disbelief as Lehman Brothers collapsed and Merrill Lynch was forced to sell itself to Bank of America. Lehman’s … Continued


Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

Globally, confidence in leadership has all but disappeared in recent years. Technology may be partly to blame, but our crumbling faith in leadership may say more about how we’ve changed than how our leaders have. We are presently facing a global crisis in leadership — at least according to a survey of experts convened by … Continued

big data

Can Big Data Give Us Big Ideas?

Big Data can do more than target advertisements, it could even help innovators develop new concepts and products. Over 2.5 million terabytes of data are now created every day. The pace of new data creation has reached such a clip, according to IBM, that over 90 percent of the data currently available in the world was … Continued

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