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There are many ways to calculate compensation in an organization, but what is always consistent is...people's time costs money. As a CFO, we want to see that time accurately reported, but in reality, financial reporting & models do not properly reflect time.
Similar to our previous 2019 predictions we see big changes coming! The move towards freelancers, contractors, small boutique firms & outsourcing continues strong. Some of this is driven by technology- what once took an army of people can now be automated. Cloud accounting makes book-keeping a much more efficient service offering. This rings true for a number of professions. Some of this trend is driven by the expectations of people- work/life balance, millennial's, autonomy &...

Another 2019 prediction! My prediction that we will see more women on boards is not a very ambitious prediction. The demand is there & there are plenty of great candidates out there. Many of those candidates, already with amazing resumes, have been building up specific and direct experience and education to support their nomination to a board. When a board has a seat to fill, finding a women wont be hard. Finding a qualified one will also be easy. If it matters to an organization it will be...
Predictions of what is to come for 2019.

Big go bigger but small is majority in 2019 - A 2019 prediction At Amplify we knew this last prediction was coming and it’s one of the reasons we saw a business plan with potential. I wrote about the importance of small business in our economy before: https://www.amplifyadvisors.ca/2018/10/14/why-one-of-the-reasons/ The majority of businesses are small and medium in size, but as business-to-business entities get stronger and larger it becomes harder to serve SMEs. There’s a few reasons for...
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We get asked often about our team & we are always passionate to answer. This discussion & article relates to what we often end up chatting about: The decision of who works in a family and how much is complicated. Each family is different. At Amplify Advisors Inc. we have the privilege of working with team members that work full-time, part-time & contract. We are proud that the work is creative, enjoyable and allows for sufficient discretion & authority. It works great for our...
Spent lots of time this week thinking & discussing curiosity as well as humility so when this article came to my inbox it was great timing. http://ow.ly/Hkjr30kDGMi It talks about an anti library of unread books to remind you how little you know but how much to know is possible. It talks about strategy to release the guilt of unfinished books and absorb more, more efficiently (I use many but still have held onto the guilt). I tell my kids reading is magic and I believe it – for happiness,...

http://ow.ly/sMOB30mTDTA It’s come to the time when we look back on our predictions & see how much we got right, how much we got wrong and how we can amplify for 2019. My 2018 predictions: Talent: How we plan to retain, engage and develop our people. Transformation: automation and strategic opportunities Leases: IFRS 16 At Amplify we work on all 3 & they all have proven relevant but I’d say I only got it 60% right. There’s other trends that have proven more urgent. Trends that...
We stay away from political posts. Partially because we are a diverse team that has varying points of views. Partially because we have diverse clients that also land across the political spectrum. Partially because we plan to build big and beyond the city & province we love & call home. We love when people have varying points of view. We love when they have the courage to share. Here’s an article that is balanced, considerate and worth a read. https://lnkd.in/gTTcTDh Open letter to...

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