Looking for a new job in Vienna/Austria? Please train our speech bots!

Recently I applied for several roles advertised online by various recruiting companies Acting in Europe. From one (Austrian Vienna-based) recruiting firm (let’s call it “HRBerater”) I did not receive anything back – except a first time automated email fired to all of the rejected candidates. When I applied for other 2 positions, no other reply (email or phone). As any […]

Simplicient Controlling 7 – The CFO Profile to Fall in Love With

Back in September 2014, doitinvest.com published a researched white paper on the perfect profile of a Chief Financial Officer (in Central & Eastern Europe). It was quite well received, so I decided to revisit the topic today in this blog post, with more general notes. After browsing several articles (see bottom for sources) on the CFO job profiles, I found […]

“Good Charts” & “Good Charts Workbook” by Scott Berinato – two Harvard Business Review Books

There are many topics apparently simple but really difficult in practice – visual charting being one of my favorites. Why? Because in our professional lives a good chart can express a thousand words to very wide audiences – and thus strong charting skills can make a substantial difference between a good professional and a superb manager. “Good Charts” is branded […]

Simplicient Controlling 6 – Financial Performance Clearly Presented

How to clearly present your company’s financial performance? I am pretty sure that this question creates a lot of frustrations and discussions for various controllers, thus this short blog will offer a quick guidance on the practicalities. One of the typical controller’s tasks is to present to management the organization’s performance (financial and business wise). How does the finance manager […]

Contest – Celebrating Five Years of Cooperation between Harvard Business Review Press Books and Doitinvest.com

Doitinvest.com celebrates five years of HBR Press Books reviews with a contest for our European readers. Our common journey started in March 2013, when Harvard Business Review Press sent us the first business title for a true honest review: “Playing to Win” by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin – a title that has in the meanwhile become a classical […]