A streak of strong stock performance does not guarantee continuance, Fortuna Advisors CEO Gregory Milano writes. Complacency and an inclination to "rest on their laurels" are dangers for CFOs of companies with high-performing stocks, Milano writes. Statistics suggest stocks can as likely be a top performer as a bottom one.
When the odds are against you in a fight, don't despair. There is a measurable benefit in being the underdog, says Amy Showalter, an expert in grass-root movements. She offers tips to leverage this "advantage": Be unbiased in telling both sides of the story; make your case in person, not via social media; and build a lasting relationship with people you want to influence.
The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to streamline disclosure to help investors, Chairman Mary Jo White says. The regulator is considering whether repetitive information is useful and whether line-item disclosure or a principles-based approach is better. The SEC is getting ready to release disclosure requirements mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, and this change might be reflected.
Successful people adhere to certain practices before turning in for the night. Examples include thinking back over the day to see what could have been done better, reading fiction, writing and avoiding distractions, such as work calls.