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4 motivating quotes to inspire your treasury strategy

You’re planning on taking your treasury to the next level this year but sometimes you just need a little inspiration to keep you going. Here are a few of our favourite quotes to get you started on your journey.

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” 

Dean Kamen, American engineer, inventor, and businessman.

No doubt you’re still managing challenges you’ve had for what seems like forever. Well, make 2019 the year you start embracing technology to solve them. And remember, you don’t have to wait for the innovation to come to you—you can be the innovator.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” 


It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind of treasury operations—especially in times as demanding as these. But just because there’s lots to do it doesn’t mean you can’t think about the future. A good first step is to start building a roadmap to future proof your treasury and make sure it’s ready for whatever the years ahead bring.

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” 

Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian historian, teacher, and political scientist.

Despite all of business culture’s focus on technology, treasury will always be a people business. Make sure you give yourself and others in your team the skills to thrive. Don’t forget, it’s first-rate treasury and soft skills built upon a technological foundation that will set your department up for success.

“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.” 

Paul Getty, British American petrol-industrialist

Just because you’ve done something a certain way before, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best way today. Question everything and never rely on the status quo. You might be missing opportunities to enhance the value your treasury team brings to the table.

Smell something? That’s inspiration. Smells good, doesn’t it? Let’s get out there and own the rest of this year. We’re with you all the way.

Not sure what areas to focus on? Find out what the world’s leading treasury and finance professionals are thinking.

About the Author

James Hayward

James is a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Tradeshift, focused on crafting compelling stories that provide supply chain professionals with unique insights and actionable advice on how to take their organization to the next level. A journalist by trade, James was previously the Global Editor at Treasury Today magazine.

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