One-off Gain/Loss in Financial Analysis – Addedum 1

Continuing from where I left off previously on one-off gain/loss, this round I’ll touch on: 1) Trade Receivable Written-off/Impaired Trade receivables consists of monetary value generated through core business activities that has yet to be receive from customers. Usually, it comes with with aging analysis, which shows how long does the receivables take to be…

NLP in Business

Do you value excellence in business? One definition of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the study and replication of excellence. As such, it has many applications in the business arena. NLP was originally developed in the 1970s by linguist John Grinder and programmer Richard Bandler. They created a language for decoding the communication skills of…

How to value your time

Have you ever wondered how to value time? Especially YOUR TIME? Actually, time can be easily valued. It involves a few inputs. What are your current monthly salaried income, after deducting all the fees eg. taxes, annuation, etc? (ACTIVE INCOME) What are the growth in income for your industry sector (for business)/company (for salaried workers)? (%…

Artificial Intelligence 101 – Part 3

Search algorithms are designed to explore spaces systematically. Real world problem are more complex. We can use iterative improvement algorithms and local search. The objective is to find best state according to an optimization function. Examples such as: Integrated circuit design, telecommunications network optimization. Idea: Keep a single “current state”, and try to improve it.…