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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

MUST READ- For companies, it can be hard to think long term

MUST READ- For companies, it can be hard to think long term: Business leaders want to run with strategies that take years to pay off, but equity investors don’t always react kindly, the Wall Street Journal writes. Witness the furor over Apple’s recent decision to stop releasing quarterly sales figures for everything from iPhones to Macs. “The debate is a key concern for chief executives trying to justify major capital investments that can take years to pay off. Long-range strategies can be hard to pull off in an era when Wall Street is fixated on three-month reporting periods,” the WSJ writes.

The bottom line: Almost no CEO is thinking more than 2 years down the road, according to a McKinsey survey the journal quotes.

Need some inspiration on the whys and how-tos of thinking long term about the business you lead? We’ve got your back:

PSA- There’s a strong possibility of light to moderate reaching Cairo this afternoon as Alexandria and our northern coastlines receive heavy rainfall today and tomorrow. Rain could last well into the evening in the capital city, according to our favorite weather app.

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