Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What do you think of the St. Louis Globe Democrat?

It's back! The St.Louis Globe Democrat died as a daily newspaper October 29, 1986 at the age of 134, leaving St. Louis as a one-paper town. It has been resurrected and has just finished its first week back as an online-only newspaper.

Publisher Dan Rositano has 16 fulltime staffers and about 20 contributors. He says he’s amazed at the consumer response in the first week.

Check it out:

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Can Accountants Be Effective Leaders?

The current recessionary climate has thrust CFOs into the spotlight and made one thing abundantly clear: U.S. companies are in dire need of financial leadership.

And, although for many financial professionals the idea of achieving financial leadership is a clear and realistic goal, few understand the skills necessary to become a true leader.

Business Finance Magazine explores the leadership skills accountants should focus on to become more valuable to their companies and firms.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

St. Louis Business Journal Writes That Missourians Feel Better About Economy

Do you agree that the economy is turning around?

This is the topic of a blog posting by Kelsy Volkmann. She writes:

"This holiday season, Missourians are feeling cheerier about the economy, their jobs and their wallets, a new survey shows.

Fears about the recession are slowly subsiding, with more than half of Missourians surveyed by accounting firm Deloitte saying they expect the economy will improve in 2010.

Nearly nine in 10 (87 percent) believe their jobs are secure compared with 81 percent nationwide, Deloitte found, unlike our own unscientific poll this month of St. Louis Business Journal readers who said they felt less secure."

What do you think?