Million-Dollar Blind Spots: 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth

Million-Dollar Blind Spots: 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth

by Gary W. Patterson


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Million-Dollar Blind Spots: 20/20 Vision for Financial Growth by Gary W. Patterson

Million Dollar Blind Spots will create clear understanding so you can uncover those blind spots—and will dramatically accelerate correct business leadership decisions! Hailed by industry professionals as a commonsense approach to risk management with the tools that enable you to find pools of cash within key departments. This book helps career-motivated business executives unearth key risk areas and identify opportunities leading to sustainable growth, buzz-worthy customer value, and impressive profitability.

With Gary’s help you will be able to:

  • Avoid costly problems
  • Increase profits
  • Uncover your million-dollar blind spots
  • Answer questions about why risk management is important to finding pockets of hidden cash
  • Make faster business decisions
  • Reduce functional silos

Contained within these pages are 125 questions to assess your company and strengthen balance sheets and income statements. It describes insightful flash reports and metrics, provides financial reporting templates and illuminates key requirements for business plans to improve operations and raise crucial financing. If you desire to run your company like Jack Welch, then you hold the right book in your hands!

Gary Patterson is a Stanford MBA, CPA and popular speaker who has worked with over 200 companies and negotiated 25 merger & acquisition deals ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982241578
Publisher: Made For Success Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Gary W. Patterson, CPA, MBA known internationally as The Fiscal Doctor®, assists leaders uncover their blind spots in time so that they can make better decisions, helping companies to dramatically accelerate both their top and bottom line improvements. He can be dropped anywhere in the world and quickly diagnose problems-before they show up on the balance sheet. Gary is the author of Stick Out Your Balance Sheet and Cough: Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health. Gary successfully negotiated over 25 M&A transactions with a market value exceeding $390 million. Gary holds an MBA in Finance and Operations from Stanford, a BBA in Accounting from the University of Mississippi, and is a Big 4 CPA.

What People are Saying About This

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“Rely on this book as your corporate and personal life innovation manual. Powered by captivating stories based on experience, this is a must-read how-to that walks entrepreneurs and seasoned Fortune company executives alike to potentially millions more in profitability. In my view, this book, Gary W. Patterson's third, is an instant classic on corporate responsibility-and deserves to be a best seller.” ~Harry Vardis, Director, Center for Business Innovation, Coles College of Business, and Kennesaw State University

“Once again, the Fiscal Doctor is in and he’s ready, willing, and extremely able to help! This book will enable anyone – no matter his/her title, type of company, age, or experience - spot and fix problems or spot and realize opportunities. Highly recommended!” ~Charlie Ricker, Senior Vice President, BrightSource Energy, Inc.

“In times of rapid and unpredictable change, these best practices will help you turn crises into golden—and actionable—opportunities.” Randy Goruk

“The FiscalDoctor’s sound marketing advice, incisive insights, and best practices are recession-proof. Stop worrying about the economy and start implementing these practices today. Your company will grow stronger for it.” ~Dan Janal, author "Reporters are Looking for YOU!" and Founder of

“Tired of treading water? Grab hold of Find Your Million Dollar Blind Spots. By applying these best practices, you’ll shift your company out of fear and paralysis and into momentum and accelerated results. Prosperity is right in front of you learn where to look.” ~Pegine Echevarria, CSP, MSW speaker, author and President of Team Pegine Inc named SBA’s Women in Business Champion for Florida & NFL Minority Enterprise Development Week Entrepreneur of the Year

“The FiscalDoctor’s insights, advice and best practices, while not primarily aimed at nonprofit, nonetheless empower nonprofit leaders to drag hidden needs and opportunities out of the darkness, and into meetings where they can be discussed and solved.” ~Karen Eber Davis, strategic consultant Contributor to Advancing the Non Profit Sector

“From first aid to internal medicine to physical therapy, the Fiscal Doctor knows what ails you. This book provides you and your business with proven, powerful fundamentals: hard-core numbers your company needs to put pressure on the wound, cure the infection, and build back speed and stamina for a lifetime of healthy profitability.” ~Diane Bogino, President, Performance Strategies, Inc.

"This is your road map, this is your game plan. This is the good stuff, and it will teach you 500 things about being more effective, more profitable and more empowered on the job." ~Adam Haverson, CPA, CFA CapTech Consulting

“Great leaders ask great questions. This book is your guide to asking them.” ~Gene Griessman, Ph.D., Author, The Words Lincoln Lived By

"No matter the size of the company you lead, this practical and resourceful book will help you turn your business strategies into high-performance results." ~David Roache, Managing Partner, Connect

"Knowing what you don't know is more important that what you do. Gary helps you look around all the clutter of the trees so you can see where your forest is burning." ~Mitchell Davis, Editor - Yearbook of Experts(R)

"Eye-opening, incisive and thoughtful. One of the best business books I have read and I advise all venture capitalists to read it before serving on boards." ~Tan Yinglan, author of Chinnovation, The Way of the VC & New Venture Creation

“Your value from Gary Patterson, in his books and consulting, is that he spares you reams of theory, and lasers in on practical, powerful and proven applications. In every situation, he banks on real-world facts and figures, and is generous with his knowledge, experience and money-making expertise.” ~Dick Dauphinais, President, Virtual Human Resource

“If you’re tired of treading water, grab hold of Finding Your Million Dollar Blind Spots. In applying these best practices, you’ll shift your company out of the cold depths and into exciting, active, growth potential.” ~Elyse R. Greenbaum, Founder, ERG Consulting

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