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Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City

Conference Board Review has an informative interview with Alan Wurtzel, former CEO of Circuit City, about the role of the Board, CEO, Strategy, those with dissenting opinions, and how the glacial demise of the company happened.  I thought the most … Continue reading

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Strategy – Focus, Simplify, Adapt

What gets in the way of success?  Complexity.  What has made it more difficult to execute a plan? Complexity.  Only 9% of companies worldwide have been able to sustain a 5.5% growth rate over the past 10 years.  15 of … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Disrupt

“Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it.” Fast Company has a great article on ways to disrupt our businesses and make them more customer friendly … Continue reading

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Google on men and women differences

This is a must see interview: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/women-in-the-google-workplace/16A9B911-E7D9-4E1D-99E1-979CB1B0F35C#!16A9B911-E7D9-4E1D-99E1-979CB1B0F35C

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We can create a crisis!!!

When we give a key employee a 2% raise and the CEO a 25% raise, aren’t we building in employee dissatisfaction and maybe even a culture of unfairness and haven’t we just CREATED a risk to the organization?  While we’re … Continue reading

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Avatars & Corporate Strategy or Crisis

Working through strategies, including crisis planning, can use video games and Avatars to work through the roles of the key participants, the variations in decisions and results, and the experience of the key participants working together, even if they’re on … Continue reading

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Companies in Crisis: Walmart & CRT

Two stories concerning federal investigations hit the news this week. The New York Times outlined in detail Walmart’s alleged actions after being notified by a former executive at Walmart’s largest foreign subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico, of rampant and widespread bribery … Continue reading

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