Joe Perfetti

Educator in Duke CE’s Building Financial Acumen and Building Strategic Agility online courses

Maximum velocity

The speed a business moves can be a critical source of competitive advantage. Here are the winners from…

How to pick a stock

Three tests form a good guide when investing in shares. As a finance professor who teaches equity analysis,…

Fail well – not fast

Don’t abandon failure. Rethink it. Managing risk means handling uncertainty. Some investments will be losers. Some decisions will…

Accounting reflects, finance projects

Finance leaders know that history is an imperfect guide. When delivering executive education sessions to senior executives, I…

The competitive advantage of capabilities

The latest research on financial cycle time underscores the crucial importance of developing corporate capabilities. Is it better…

The pace of change

In an era of constant disruption, the ability to adjust course quickly is the difference between business failure…

Capital costs

Why does the cost of capital vary so widely from one business to another? It’s all about risk….

Built for speed

The latest research shines a light on some of the world’s quickest-moving companies. One of the traits of…

Five steps for business impact

Creating value is about exceeding expectations. For any business decision, we must understand the expectations of the decision-maker,…

The role of chief financial officers in agile organizations

Transformational chief financial officers have a critical leadership role to play. As organizations navigate a world of disruptive…

Stay fast and focused

The latest research on business agility from Joe Perfetti underlines the imperative for leaders to move at pace….

Financial Cycle Time Rankings 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, as the global economy plunges deeper into recession, it is perhaps…