McKinsey on Finance

McKinsey on Finance, Number 76

Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

Articles in this issue

Bias Busters: Lifting your head from the sand

– Business conversations work better when business leaders actively acknowledge potentially unpleasant information rather than run from it.

Why ‘digital’ is no different when it comes to valuation

– Whether tech-enabled or old-school, proposed projects and initiatives need to be assessed according to the cash flows they generate. The trick is getting the base case right.

Investors remind business leaders: Governance matters

– Activists continue to poke holes in corporate performance and returns, but they are having their greatest success with governance structures. Here’s how to think about their moves.

The PE company CFO: Essentials for success

– Private equity portfolio companies are crucibles for CFOs. Here are four essential priorities to get started on the right foot.

Predictive sales forecasting: Is your finance function up to code?

– Some companies are using automation, machine learning, and advanced analytics to make the crystal ball clearer. Here’s how your company can do the same.

Are scenarios limiting your pandemic recovery strategy?

– Parametric analysis can help finance chiefs expand their views of important variables for planning and decision making.

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