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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 5/5/2022
The Amazon Prime television show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” recently re-introduced me to concept of matchmakers. The show’s plotline begins with Mrs. Maisel’s mother, Rose, launching a business as a New York City matchmaker. This intrigued me because the challenges she faced seemed very much like those I have come to understand working with and around brokers in equipment finance.
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 2/21/2022
Transformation to becoming a “digital business” may be a tired topic, but how many finance companies can actually claim success? Indeed, how many business leaders have a definition of success for digital transformation much less have communicated it companywide?
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 2/8/2022
Automation has been a principal pursuit of business ever since Henry Ford implemented the first assembly line in 1913 and reduced the Model T assembly time from 12 hours to 93 minutes. Twenty-five years later, during World War II, increased demand for military equipment brought mechanization to production lines enabling higher speeds, fewer errors and more efficient use of raw materials.
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 11/1/2021
If you look deeper – behind the financials – at the factors that are influencing trends and transforming industry economics, strategic planning is much more than updating last year’s AOP.
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Posted by Daniel Nelson in Perspectives on 8/25/2021
Historically, we experienced the concept of real-time data in analog systems like driving a car and heating or cooling a house. But digital has changed the value of real-time data because it makes that data portable, accessible and more usable. Equipment finance in the days of analog – paper contracts and accounting spreadsheets – had little use for real-time data. But in a digital world, the value of real-time data is increasing and we must learn to take full advantage.
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Posted by Scott Nelson in Perspectives on 3/17/2021
Recently I was asked to opine on trends in the sensor marketplace. The question is one I have considered many times in my career and lately is a daily consideration given the importance of data to both personal and professional life. The challenge with the question is that sensors are no longer just a physical thing. Today we can combine data inputs from multiple sources, some physical some virtual, add some cognitive insight, and craft a recipe for a new measurement. But recipes only work reliably when the ingredients are fresh and the instructions followed diligently.
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