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I. Core Principals
    a. Postmodern Corporate Finance - Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
    b. In Need of Internal Capitalism - Buona Fortuna!
    c. An Internal Capitalism Checkup - Buona Fortuna!

    d. Are Your Investors in for the Long Haul? - CFO.com
    e. The Envelope, Please: The 2011 Capital Deployment Awards - CFO.com
    f. A Fresh Look at the Required Return - Buona Fortuna!

II. Motivating, Measuring and Incentivizing the Organization
     a. Be Your Own Activist - Buona Fortuna!
     b. Building a Better Business by Thinking Like an Investor - Buona Fortuna!
     c. Don't Be Too Preoccupied with Return on Capital - Buona Fortuna!
     d. Motivating Shareholder Value - Buona Fortuna!
     e. Forget Free Cash Flow...as a Period Performance Measure - Buona Fortuna!
     f.  Driving the Company's Value through an Ownership Mindset - CFO Summit
     g. How Strategic Caution Can Limit Value Creation - Buona Fortuna!
     h.  Are Bonuses An Obstacle To Shareholder Value - CFO.com
     i.  Long-Term Incentives Spur Owner-Like Thinking - CFO.com
     j.  Past Performance Is No Guarantee - CFO.com

III. Corporate Strategy - Managing and Growing the Business
       a. Buy Low Sell High - Really! - Buona Fortuna!
       b. Driving Growth with Finance - CFO Rising West
       c. Who Says M&A Doesn't Create Value? - Buona Fortuna!
       d. Want to be a Great Acquirer? Do More Deals - Buona Fortuna!
       e. Is Corporate Divorce the Answer? - Buona Fortuna!
       f. Are You Reinvesting Enough? - CFO.com
       g. Is it Time to Breakup? - CFO.com
       h. Too Big to Succeed? - CFO.com
       i. Acquirer TSR Hinges on Economic Results - Buona Fortuna!
       j. Are You Wasting Time on Poor Performers? - CFO.com
       k. Do Acquisition Premiums Matter - CFO.com
       l. How Corporate Diversity & Size Influence Spinoffs & Other Breakups - Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
      m. Is Fear Dampening Corporate Performance? - CFO.com
      n. How Good, Old-Fashioned Sales Growth Drives Value - CFO.com
      o. Rx for Emerging-Market Investment: Lower Hurdle Rates for Growing Nations - CFO.com
      p. The Case for Working Capital - TreasuryAndRisk.com
      q. Can Operating Leases Be Strategic? - CFO.com
      r. Consultants' Commentary: FX Trends - TreasuryAndRisk.com
      s. Is Financial Leverage Good for Shareholders? - CFO.com
      t. Why Isn't the Stock Market Higher? - CFO.com
     u. The Unhealthy Fear Of Risk - CFO.com
     v. Everything Must Earn An ROI - CFO.com
     w. Why Some Stocks Perform Better Than Others - CFO.com
     x. Depreciation Can Distort Returns - CFO.com
     y. Who Cares About Quarterly EPS for Facebook - CFO.com
     z. Clearing the Bar: Setting Hurdle Rates that Properly Encourage Growth – AFP (PDF- Opens in new window)
     1. Test Your Pricing Strategy, Sandy Reminds CFOs – CFO.com
     2. Is Accounting Blocking R&D Investments? – CFO.com
     3. The Case For Shareholder Value Focus – CFO.com
     4. 2012 Capital Deployment Awards – CFO.com
     5. The Sum Of All Investments – CFO.com
     6. What Fortune Brands' bustup portends for investors – Crain’s
     7. Are Your Growth Investments Effective? – CFO.com
     8. Dead or Alive: Unwanted – The Deal Pipeline
     9. Is it Time to Prune the Portfolio? - CFO.com
     10. Saks: A Good Deal For All – SeekingAlpha.com
     11. Don't Overreact to Cycles – CFO.com
     12. Bernankes Wet Noodle – CFO.com
     13. How To Get Ready For Economic Cycles – CFO.com
     14. How Successfull Is Your CEO – CFO.com
     15. Keeping Activist Investors Away – CFO.com
     16. Four Ways High Share Price Companies Can Boost Value – CFO.com
     17. Ugh! It's Budget Approval Time – CFO.com
     18. Why Not Pay Executives Like Private Equity Does? – CFO.com

IV. Capital Distribution Policy and Impact
       a. Are Buybacks the Best We Can Do? - Buona Fortuna!
       b. Is Cash Still King? - CFO.com
       c. When do Dividends Really Matter? - CFO.com
       d. What's Your Return on Buybacks? - CFO.com
       e.  Stock Buybacks: Buy high and sell low - Fortune
       f. U.S. Companies wonder where to put all that cash - Crain's New York
       g. Is Excess Cash a Problem? - CFO.com
       h. How To Make Hay Out Of Buybacks - CFO.com
       i. Why To Choose Growth Over Buybacks - CFO.com
       j. A User’s Guide to Buyback ROI, Buyback Strategy, and Buyback Effectiveness – Buona Fortuna!
       k. Advocates Overrating the Benefits of Buybacks – CFO.com
       l. The Most and Least Effective Stock Buyback Programs – Institutional Investor
       m. Buybacks Expected To Increase -NY Times
       n. Delta Air Lines: Ready For Unexpected Turbulence? - Seeking Alpha
       o. Shamu-Sized Expectations For SeaWorld Entertaiment - Seeking Alpha
       p. Avoid Those Rose-Colored Dividends - CFO.com

V. Industry Insights
       
a. Capital deployment in oil and gas: Are you reinvesting enough? - Oil & Gas Finance Journal
       b. Chugging Along - How Transportation Uses Capital - CFO.com
       c. Time for a New Shirt? - CFO.com
       d. Growing Retailers Spark High Returns - CFO.com
       e. For Consumer Products Makers, Sales Growth Spurs Share Prices - CFO.com
        f. Why Are Wholesalers Protecting High Returns? - CFO.com
       g. The Prescription for Pharma Is Revenue Growth - CFO.com
       h. Should Medical Device Companies Make or Buy Their Growth? - CFO.com
       i. Media Business: Adapt or Face Nightmare of Change - CFO.com


   
 
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