Hot off the presses, here's the report from the accounting gods (by which I mean the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) on how companies can properly value and expense employee stock options. Though these guidelines are expressly for public companies, one can expect that many private businesses will adopt similar guidelines voluntarily, whether they hope to go public some day or if they are angling to be acquired by a larger company. What do you think? Does anything jump out at you as either very smart or cause for concern?
Last updated: Oct 18, 2006
MIKE HOFMAN was previously editor of Inc.com and a deputy editor at Inc. magazine, which he joined in 1996. The site was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media in 2010, and was named the best business website by Folio Magazine. In 2006, Hofman was part of a team of writers nominated for a Webby Award for best business blog. He lives in New York City. @mikehofman