Behind The Numbers

Behind The Numbers

It's an axiom in business that "you can't manage what you can't measure." Business performance, business valuation - it's all managed by the numbers.While Dave has spent a great deal of time 'inside' the numbers, he has learned that the real stories and lessons-learned occur 'behind the numbers.'Join business valuation expert and best-selling author, Dave Bookbinder and his guests as they go Behind The Numbers to understand what matters most in business.... Show More

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October 21, 2020 26 min

Leadership is a topic that always resonates and it’s fascinating when leadership principles come from “non-traditional” sources.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Captain Joe Sacchetti, author of Guts, Smarts and Love: Live Your Life The Army Ranger Way.  (Get it here: https://amzn.to/2SMuJCG )

In this episode, Captain Joe shares business and leadership insights learned through his experiences in combat leadership as an Ar...

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Your brand is your identity.  More than a logo or color palette, my guest says that the brand should align with your mission because every brand is a “movement.”

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Emily Soccorsy, CEO of Root and River.

In this episode, Emily shares insights on how to align the corporate brand with the mission and values of an organization, to attract the ideal customers.

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Aligning one’s financial investments with the issues that matter most is a popular investment theme.  Today’s guest explains how to do well while doing good.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Cory Donovan, Executive Director at ImpactPHL.

In this episode, Cory discusses the impact and benefits of “thinking local” when deciding where to invest and how both investors and businesses benefit by aligning their missions.

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How many initiatives are you working on right now? Today’s guest says that it’s probably too many and many of them are doomed to fail on the launching pad.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Michael Taylor, Co-Founder, SchellingPoint.

In this episode, Michael shares his research and techniques for achieving strategic alignment around organizational goals and how to get the most out of every critical decision and “get stuff ...

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Businesses are always looking for ways to stand out from their competition and they are always looking for new ways to inspire their employees. My guest shares insights on both of these topics.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Dale Power, CEO of Big Shoes Marketing and Founder of The Encouragement Project.

In this episode, Dale offers marketing strategy tips for differentiation and also shares a leadership hack that is ro...

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Investors are demanding more socially-conscious activities from companies and new forms of investment choices have emerged as a result. "Stakeholder Capitalism” is front-page news, however, the definition of “stakeholder capitalism” is often confused.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Bruce Bolger, Founder of The Enterprise Engagement Alliance.

In this episode, Bruce de-mystifies stakeholder capitalism and shares his i...

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We get a dose of inspiration and motivation with someone who has inspired and motivated audiences around the world.  I’m talking about the one and only, Dr. James!

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Dr. James Smith, Jr., Founder and CEO of James Smith Jr. International.

In this episode Dr. James shares his insights about managing uncertainty, the real meaning of authenticity and how leaders of today and tomorrow can be most...

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Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Michael Von Bevern, Co-Founder, Socium Fund Services.

In this episode Michael explains the importance of proper private equity fund administration and shares his experiences in working with private equity firms. He also offers insights for how companies can stand out in a crowded field of competition for investor capital.

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As companies grow, they often require private equity capital to fund the business. Learn how a private equity investor analyzes the business and what are the most important considerations for today and for the future.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Brett Hickey, Founder and CEO of Star Mountain Capital.

In this episode Brett shares his insights on what makes a company investable and the importance of human capital for l...

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The sale of a business impacts many stakeholders: employees, shareholders and advisors; to name a few.  And of course, the largest impact is on the business owner. The decision to sell is often difficult and perhaps the biggest decision an owner will ever make. Wouldn’t it be nice if the sale process didn’t trigger negative emotions or worse; seller’s remorse?

 

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Denise Logan,  “The Seller ...

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Fraud occurs every day – impacting businesses, charities and consumers. The Fyre Festival and the Theranos stock scandal were recent high-profile examples of fraud.

 

Why does fraud happen and what can businesses do to prevent it?

 

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Frank Pina, Managing Director and Co-Chair of the Forensic and Litigation Support practice at The Mercadien Group

 

In this episode Frank explains where companies ...

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How has the role and responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer continued to expand beyond that of just financial stewardship?

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Jim Caruso, CFO at Simplura Health Group.

In this episode Jim, a CFO of the year award winner, discusses the role of the CFO in building teams, leading the finance function and modeling leadership.

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How are middle market companies navigating business continuity plans in the evolving “new normal” and what are savvy leaders doing to ensure that their teams are protected and productive?

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Sudhir Kondisetty, Philadelphia Office Managing Partner at RSM.

In this episode Sudhir shares insights on leadership and risk management that companies will benefit from now, and into the future.

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May 10, 2020 46 sec

A quick update as we’ve been on hiatus during the pandemic. Hope to be back with new episodes very soon. In the meantime, stay safe!

 

** Thank you so much for supporting this program - it is very much appreciated!  And a big thank you to everyone listening outside the US!  It is extremely gratifying to know the reach of this program. And thank you all for telling your friends and colleagues about the show!! **

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We’re discussing the future of work and the power of employee engagement with Keith Campagna, Vice President, The ROI Shop.  Keith also co-hosts the Geeks, Geezers and Googlization podcast.      .

In this episode Keith explains how to disrupt human resources in a positive way, while integrating the function more closely with finance and accounting.

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We’re talking craft beer and entrepreneurship as Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Luke Bowen, CEO of Evil Genius Brands

In this episode Luke shares his insights on the craft beer industry, how his team comes up with the unique names for their beers (i.e. “You’re Killing me Smalls”) and his evolving role as CEO.

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It takes a pit crew to keep a car in the race – the same is true for you.  Are you ready for a different type of conversation about building a network?

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Glenna Crooks, Co-Founder of Sage Group and author of The Network Sage.    

In this episode Glenna shares her research on the interconnectivity of people’s performance and their network support systems.…

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Hostage negotiators can’t “split the difference” – they can’t sacrifice half of the lives in a negotiation. So why are so many of us willing to split the difference in our negotiations?

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Chris Voss, Former FBI Negotiator and CEO of the Black Swan Group.  Chris is also the author of the best-selling book:  Never Split The Difference, Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It.

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Wouldn’t it be great to create the life you truly want and have work-life balance?  My guest explains how to achieve that.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Naketa Thigpen, President and CEO of Thigpro Balance and Relationship Management Institute.

In this episode Naketa shares her holistic approach to creating better relationships in your personal life and at work…

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CFO’s, CEO’s and business leaders who are tasked with the responsibility for protecting the balance sheet will appreciate this conversation.

Dave Bookbinder goes Behind The Numbers with Greg Howson, Vice President at USI Insurance Services.

In this episode Greg shares his insights and experiences in working with CFO’s and entrepreneurs in protecting their assets – including IP like proprietary production processes.

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