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The Ins And Outs Of Board Service: What We Now Know
January 31st, 2020
Of course, the financial health of the company is a critical point to assess, but we were all a bit surprised by the depth of financial forensics our mentors suggest we undertake. Prior to the program, there would have been a tendency to focus on a company’s general development strategy, strategic planning, management teams, cash on hand, cap tables, and risks. Patricia Fairfield, Ph.D., associate professor, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, however, said there is much to learn from a company’s deeper numbers. She walked us through several examples of earnings releases and company financials, calling out trends or items to focus on to determine the real economic health and trajectory of a company.