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    Are long term and short term planning mutually exclusive?

    In financial planning one often looks at recent events as the first basis to project the immediate future, as what better than yesterday as a way to predict today? When it comes to longer term planning, things start to get complicated, as the number of variables that can influence any given future increases. Hence would it be logical to conclude that the short term and the long term are mutually exclusive and should hence be looked at as two separate subjects? No, nothing can be further from the truth. The long term is as much an intricate part of the short term, as is the inverse.   How to construct…

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    How to ace that job interview

    You may have taken up the Chief Money Man’s recommendations and tips on how to write a C-Suite CV and thanks to a well-crafted document, you’ve just landed an interview for your dream job. Well done! You successfully opened the…

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    The ideal European Family Budget

    The ideal European Family Budget (two working adults and 2 kids) needed to live decently is around 4.000€ per month. This is the average budget for a family of four living in a second tier city in the Euro Zone.…

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    Strong hand, gentle grip: the conundrum of the CFO

    “There are times when I am so unlike myself that I might be taken for someone else of an entirely opposite character.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau   Authentic leadership. Be yourself. Be a role model. Have a purpose. Work for your employees. Inspire…

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    Changing places: when changing jobs becomes a hobby.

    Changing jobs now-days seems about as common as changing your toothbrush. Depending on your dental hygiene, that can mean some pretty quick changes. According to Forbes, 21% of Millennials in 2016 switched jobs, compared to roughly 7% of gen Xers and other…

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    7 simple steps to great leadership

    “The best leader is one whose existence is barely known by the people.” – Lao Tzu How do you perceive and embody leadership? Nelson Mandela said, “A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble…

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    How to write a C-Suite CV in 5 easy steps

    Most of the articles on this site have been focused on was to get ahead in your career, get a promotion, make money and build a portfolio. I’ve talked about diversification, managing the short term while looking to the long…