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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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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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CEO Denise Morrison WSJ interview

Denise Morrison also participated in the WCD Global Institute in NYC last week.  She focused on the role and importance of building relationships and advice from a mentor.  When I was with Aetna Realty Investors, the Department Head, Bill Russell, signed … Continue reading

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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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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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Employee vote against Exec Comp?

A VP friend at a F-200 company just had his review:  Great job, valuable employee, greater responsibilities, very pleased with having solved major customer dissatisfaction issues …….. 2% raise.  The CEO is getting a 25% raise.  My friend voted against … Continue reading

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