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The Brode Report is our monthly newsletter with David Brode’s insights on financial modeling for business strategy.

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Previous Issues

May 2017 – Thank Steve Ballmer: Incredible Data at USAfacts.org

April 2017 – Uber Teardown

March 2017 #2 – Turning Modeling From A Craft To A Manufacturing Process

March 2017 – Finding Cells Which Reference Other Worksheets

September 2016 – Who Won The Rio Olympics?

August 2016 – MATCH Overuse

July 2016 – Narrative Reports In A Model

May 2016 – Will Amazon be worth $3 Trillion by 2025?

April 2016 – Beware Changing Valuation Methodologies!

March 2016 – Google Sheets vs. Excel: A New Look

August 2015 – Bad Charts…And Insights From Better Ones

February 2015 – Is It Appropriate To Use Weighted Averages on IRRs?

March 2014 – Where Has NPV Gone?

February 2014 – Sochi Winter Olympics Analysis

January 2014 – Kakuro Puzzle and The Price Is Right

August 2013 – How to Nail This Year’s Budgeting Process

March 2013 – IRR and Multiple

January/February 2013 – Police Fun Facts!

December 2012 – Mary Meeker’s State of the Web

October 2012 – Income versus Cash Flow Statements

September 2012 – The Puzzles of Win Smith

August 2012 – Who Won The Olympics?

July 2012 – Groupon’s Woes…plus Olympic Victories

June 2012 – Sophisticated Loan Repayment Forecasting

May 2012 – The SaaS “Magic Number”

April 2012 – QuiBids: A Trip Down The Rabbit Hole

March 2012 – On Facebook, Groupon, and Pennies

February 2012 – Misleading Charts and Groupon Limericks

January 2012 – From Budgeting To Strategic Planning

December 2011 – Revenue per Headcount in Large Companies

November 2011 – Dropbox Pops to $4B (Plus Groupon IPOs)

October 2011 – Exploring Spotify’s Business Model (Plus Groupon updates)

September 2011 – I Can’t Resist: More Groupon Analysis, Plus More!

August 2011 – Groupon’s IPO Story is Falling Apart

July 2011 – “But Wait, There’s More!” – The Economics of Direct Response Advertising

June 2011 – Groupon’s IPO Filing

May 2011 – LinkedIn Valuation

April 2011 – What Startups Need

March 2011 – Beating “Let’s Make a Deal”

February 2011 – Groupon: Not a Deal for Investors at $15B

January 2011 – On Art and Craftsmanship in Financial Modeling

December 2010 – List of Productivity Tools from 2010

November 2010 – Classic Large Model Miscues | Evaluate your Model Online

October 2010 – Fixing a Large Model so a Transaction Could Close

September 2010 – Five Tips for Better Scenario Modeling | Skype IPO

July 2010 – Predicting Broadband Stimulus Awards | World Cup & Economics

June 2010 – Scoring Financial Forecast Models | How to Monetize a Social Network

Flawless Financial Newsletter Archives

Flawless Financial was the previous version of our newsletter. The articles are still relevant and applicable today, so here’s a list of our archived issues.

October 2005 – Operating Companies: Seven Rules for Modeling
July 2005 – Rollup Models
April 2005 – Operationalizing A Model: Part 2
March 2005 – Operationalizing A Model: Part 1
February 2005 – After The Money Comes: What Next?

September 2004 – Choosing Among Competing Lenders
August 2004 – Management Challenges In Budgeting
July 2004 – Budgeting Principles
June 2004 – Keeping Forecasts Up To Date
May 2004 – Finance and Sales Can Be Friends!
April 2004 – Income vs. Cash Flow Statements
March 2004 – Venture Capital 101
February 2004 – Valuation Terminology
January 2004 – Jack Tankersley Interview

December 2003 – Productivity Tools
November 2003 – Fundraising Action Plan
September 2003 – Quickly Creating A Great Financial Package
August 2003 – Financial Summaries
July 2003 – Assumptions Tell The Story
June 2003 – 25-Point Financial Model Scorecard
May 2003 – The Wisdom of Joel Spolsky
April 2003 – Presenting Investment Returns
March 2003 – Revenue per Headcount
February 2003 – How Do You Read A Financial Model?
January 2003 – The 80-20 Rule for Models or One Mile Equals One Mile

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