After Hours
After Hours
Oct 9, 2019
The Race for Space, and the Invasion of the Electric Scooters
34 min

Does Space represent a real economic opportunity or are expensive endeavors like SpaceX a form of billionaire hubris? Youngme Moon, Felix Oberholzer-Gee, and Mihir Desai discuss the Race for Space, before debating the viability of the electric scooter market in cities around the world.

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BT Money Hacks
BT Money Hacks
The Business Times
Making sense of the current market with BT's new podcast series: BT Money Hacks Ep 84
BT Money Hacks Ep 84: Making sense of the current market with BT's new podcast series 13:53 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. This week's episode sees podcast editor Ernest Luis hosting The Business Times' digital editor Chris Lim and senior correspondent Ben Paul. They talk about BT's latest initiatives to help readers make better sense of their money, and make better sense of the market during this Covid-19 era. They discuss the following: More on The Business Times News Tablet Edition, where subscribers will get the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) tablet with S Pen stylus included for S$39.90 a month over 30 months (1:35) Why a password-free experience resonates with BT's readers and why 10-inch tablets are the best way to "read print the new way" (3:20) BT's newly launched Mark To Market Podcast gets off to a good start (8:00) What companies and investors want to know about the market (8:35) What does the term Mark To Market actually mean? (11:30) Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion for BT News Tablet edition: http://btsub.sg/moneyhacks Subscribe to BT Mark To Market Podcast for free here: http://bt.sg/btmark2mkt Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis Edited by: Adam Azlee Subscribe to BT Money Hacks Podcast series for our new episodes fortnightly on Mondays and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: http://bt.sg/btmoneyhacks Apple Podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeXe Spotify: http://bt.sg/oeGN Google podcasts: http://bt.sg/oeGP Website: http://bt.sg/moneyhacks Feedback to: podcast@sph.com.sg Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 min
PwC's accounting podcast
PwC's accounting podcast
PwC
Payments to customers? Receipts from vendors? Help!
The accounting is relatively straightforward when cash is received from a customer or paid to a vendor. But what if you receive cash from the vendor and pay the customer? When everything is reversed, the accounting is not as easy and it may be more common than you expect. In this episode, Angela Fergason and Jay Seliber, partners in PwC’s National Office, join host Heather Horn to help you think through the accounting implications. Topics include: * *0:44 - Overview.* Before we begin navigating the accounting guidance, we set the stage by talking about why this topic generates so many questions and share common examples of transactions when this might occur.  * *4:50 - Consideration paid to a customer (ASC 606). *Angela explains the vendor’s accounting when payments are made to a customer, touching on related judgments and the timing of recognition. * *15:59 - Consideration received from a vendor (ASC 705-20).* Switching gears, Jay walks us through the guidance for situations when a customer receives money from a vendor, touching on the different models and sharing illustrative examples.  * *29:52 - Final reminders. *We close by sharing helpful reminders, highlighting the importance of assessing all of the relationships involved and not merely jumping to a default model.   Angela Fergason is a partner in PwC's National Office with over 20 years of experience who specializes in accounting for revenue and employee compensation arrangements. She is  a frequent speaker on accounting and financial reporting topics and is a contributor to many PwC National Office publications, including our accounting guides on revenue and stock-based compensation. Jay Seliber is a partner in PwC’s National Accounting Services group with nearly 30 years of experience. He helps clients with their most complex accounting matters, particularly in the areas of revenue recognition, stock compensation, employee benefits, restructurings, impairments, and financing transactions. Heather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
34 min
CFO THOUGHT LEADER
CFO THOUGHT LEADER
Jack Sweeney Speaks to CFOs About Driving Change | Middle Market Media, LLC
655: Awaiting the Return to Travel | Tom Tuchscherer, CFO, TripActions
Twenty-five to 30 years ago, senior executives seeking CFO roles did not think like Tom Tuchscherer. Many still don’t, which is why CFO roles have increasingly come to executives like Tuchscherer, a gate crasher from the world of corporate development. Such was the case back in 2012, when Tuchscherer entered the CFO office for the first time at Talend, a fast-growing developer of data integration software. At the time, Tuchscherer was accustomed to having long strategy discussions with both Talend investors and board members and was even tasked with helping management to recruit “a professional” CFO. However, when a new CFO exited the company only 12 months after being recruited, Tuchscherer agreed to serve as an interim finance leader. “First it was 3 months, then 6 months, then 9 months, and then a year. Eventually, the board said, ‘Hey, you seem to be doing a good job with this—why don’t you just stay?,’” explains Tuchscherer, who characterizes his arrival in the CFO office as an “accident” rather than a “willful choice.” In fact, as time passed and Talend began preparing for its IPO, Tuchscherer says his career mind-set remained untethered to the CFO role. “Had I been in a board member’s shoes, I would have thought that this was pretty dangerous,” explains Tuchscherer, who says that during some “honest discussions” with the company’s CEO and board members, he made clear his willingness to step aside and even to help recruit a CFO with IPO experience. “Essentially, the message that came back was: ‘We value the relationships that you built and your strategic knowledge of the company much more than the downside of your lack of experience as a public company CFO, and we believe that you can grow and learn those skills … but we will be keeping a close eye,’” recalls Tuchscherer, who notes that by this time he had learned to appease his sizable appetite for high-minded strategy insights—a source of sustenance for many corporate development executives—in order to better digest the company’s accounting and administrative functions. Looking back, Tuchscherer recalls that his “accidental” arrival inside the CFO office in some ways allowed him to be more clear-eyed about the role of finance leadership. Comments Tuchscherer: “It forced me to ask a lot of questions and to challenge the role and reinvent it at the same time.” –Jack Sweeney Subscribe to our Newsletter
46 min
The Disruptive Voice
The Disruptive Voice
Clay Christensen's Forum for Growth and Innovation at the Harvard Business
66. Defending The Castle Against Disruptors: Jean Wright, MD/MBA on Innovation in Healthcare
Over a year ago, The Forum for Growth & Innovation team ventured to North Carolina to learn about the ways in which a group of innovators had spread the gospel of disruption to the senior leadership of Atrium Health. Regular listeners of the podcast may remember when we interviewed Atrium's Ann-Somers Hogg on her experience of studying the theories of Disruptive Innovation and Jobs To Be Done as an executive education participant at HBS, before bringing the learnings and language home to her team at Atrium Health and spreading it to senior leadership, including through enrollment in HBS Online's Disruptive Strategy course. This week, we are delighted to release, at long last, a conversation with the mind behind the mission: Jean Wright, MD/MBA, the former Chief Innovation Officer at Atrium Health. In her position, Jean was well aware of the challenges of disruption facing her industry and sought out ways to build a culture of innovation and learning at Atrium, for instance, by sending her employees to study at Harvard, Stanford, and MIT for executive education courses. This podcast was originally research material that was used by The Forum for Growth & Innovation to develop a case study of disruption in the healthcare industry. However, we thought it so compelling that we knew we had to share it with you as well. Dr. Wright offers lessons by example and experience in leadership, management, and innovation that we know you'll find inspiring and useful.
43 min
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