simplexCT

The business world is complex.
Our mission at simplexCT is to make it simple by giving you great tools, services and education to let you realize your full potential.

Everything we do at simplexCT has one purpose: amplify your creativity and productivity.

BUSINESS

SIMPLIFIED

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We're experts at translating data into intelligence—to solve problems—and report it in a clear, simple and logical way. From business intelligence dashboards, through balanced scorecards to boards and management reports, anything that can be measured we can model it.
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WHAT WE THINK

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HOW ACCURATE ARE YOUR IRRs AND NPVs

The accuracy of your IRRs and NPVs depends to a large extent on the quality of the assumptions that go into the financial model. However, there is one element that also affects the accuracy of the calculations.
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AVOID CIRCULARITY IN FINANCIAL MODELS

Many finance problems inherently involve circular calculations. The most common of them is balancing the balance sheet. So how do we typically solve such kind of modeling problems?
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COMPARED WITH WHAT?

In his brilliant book Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte—nicknamed the Leonardo da Vinci of data by The New York Times—introduced six principles that he calls the fundamental principles of analytical design.
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TO FIND SEASONALITY USE CYCLE PLOTS

We've always been fascinated by the concept of “time”. It's probably the most important concept known to mankind and has long been a major subject of study in religion, philosophy, and science.
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LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CHALLENGES

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REAL ESTATE
From the ground up  

Real estate is a complex industry. And if you want to succeed in this major sector of the economy, you need to have a multidisciplinary education—that includes

REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS
Sharpen your real estate thinking

architecture, engineering, law, accounting, economics and finance among other subjects. There is no doubt, however, that a strong background in finance and market analysis is key to successful decision-making in real estate investments. Drawing upon our experience in the field of real estate strategic advisory—helping our clients in their decision making process regarding their real estate investments—we’ll offer you an insider’s perspective on how to make smart real estate investment decisions. One thing we hope to achieve in these training programs is to help you succeed in the real estate game. But to succeed you have to play it well— especially when larger trends turn against you. No doubt, you’ll need finance and market research and analysis skills to play and win the real estate game.
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FINANCE FOR THE NON-FINANCIAL MANAGER
Develop your financial acumen for better management capabilities

FINANCE
Boost value creation

Finance is an essential tool that enhances your ability to make effective economic decisions. And in today’s competitive world, financial proficiency has never been

more critical to the success of your business—or to the development of your own career. Regardless of industry, functional area or company size, managers who possess financial skills are better able to diagnose their firm’s problems, propose solutions, and forecast the consequences of their actions. Like a ballplayer who can’t keep score, a manager who doesn’t fully understand accounting and finance works under an unnecessary handicap. Recognizing the importance of the topic, our proposed programs are designed to develop your financial literacy. Throughout the courses, we’ll show you how managers use financial theory to solve practical problems. Learn the tools provided in these courses and greatly improve your chances of success in today’s increasingly competitive economic climate.
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DATA ANALYSIS
Guide to the unknown

Decision makers in organizations of all kinds and sizes make thousands of important decisions every day based on gathered facts. However, facts alone don’t lead

BUSINESS MODELING WITH EXCEL FOR DECISION MAKING
Master the techniques to transform data into bottom-line results

anywhere unless glued to explanations. Gone are the days when decisions were made solely on intuition or feel. Intuition and good judgment are all still important attributes of a good manager, but so is an understanding of data analysis procedures. To that end, we’ve designed trainings that will present to you the key concepts involved in converting mere data into useful decision-making information. We’re confident that once those concepts become familiar to you, exciting results often follow. A word of caution, however, is that we’re not academics. We’re experts at translating data into intelligence for solving problems to our clients. We’d like to transfer to you our knowledge in the field in a practical way simulating real-world scenarios.
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COMMUNICATION
Moving your audience closer to your objective

The way we get people to act in organizations today is to make a presentation. All the hard work—ideas, research, plans and effort—

BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS WORKSHOP
The art and science of structuring, designing and delivering presentations

comes to nothing if we can’t convince others to act on it. Therefore, whether we succeed or not in convincing our audience to take a certain course of action, depends—to a large extent—on the quality and the effectiveness of our presentations—be it a report, a deck of slides or notes. At simplexCT, we believe that if your content is not interesting and persuasive in itself, then most likely you’ve lost the game before you even begin presenting. For that reason, we’ve designed practical programs to close the skills gap of presentations structure and design in the business world.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS

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We develop and deliver tailored advice, financial analysis and investment models that assess risks and returns across a wide array of investment products—including real estate developments, income-producing properties, infrastructure capital investment projects and business plans.
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INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

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We've learnt a lot about what we do, and we'd like to share our knowledge with you. Our approach to training is to give you analytical tools that will last you a lifetime. The acquired skills will make you too valuable to keep in your present job at your current pay.
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CORPORATE TRAINING

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CORPORATE TRAINING

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THE DANGER OF USING THE WRONG METRICS FOR POLICY MAKING

Adopted public policies affect everyone—They're called public for a reason after all. Nowhere is this truer than in the realm of defense policy.
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APPLIED REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS
Mine the market for hidden opportunities

HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE AS AN INVESTMENT
The beginners guide to real estate investing

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL MORTGAGES
Excitement and risk associated with the use of debt in real estate

REAL ESTATE LEASES AND LEASING STRATEGY
Structure leases that maximize value

SPECIAL TOPICS IN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Take your real estate investment skills to the next level

FINANCE FOR ENGINEERS AND TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS
Measure the value of capital investment projects

ENVISIONING EVIDENCE FOR DECISION MAKING
Effective visualization techniques for analytical and quantitative thinking

DATA ANALYSIS FOR POLICY MAKING
Tools and techniques for the policymaker

THE ECOLOGICAL CORRELATION FALLACY

If you ask a group of data analysts and data visualization experts to choose the most important chart type to display data, most probably “The scatterplot” would be the response you’ll get.
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