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Portrait of a growing company: a corporate parent with two-thirds of its enterprise value in debt, running two separate but interdependent divisions: a capital intensive asset heavy business, and a cash generative consumer-focused operating firm.
If you're the CFO, your primary concern is the debt capital that's financing your growth. You want to keep your credit rating strong to minimize the cost of rolling over debt (to finance existing assets) and the cost of raising new debt (to fund expansion). Every extra dollar paid to service the debt is a dollar less yield the business generates for its own use.
O’Reilly has made my book-in-progress, “Infrastructure as Code”, available for sale as an “Early Access” release. This is essentially a rough draft that you can buy in electronic form (Kindle, PDF, EPub, etc.), which we update as I go along. If you buy the early access release, you’ll get the final release (also in electronic formats) when it’s published.
We’ve published an update with several new chapters, and revisions to previous chapters based on feedback. I posted some details on the update, and how I’m finding the process so far, on the Infrastructure as Code book blog.