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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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8 Attributes of Successful People

Ideas from inc.com worth sharing:  1.  Back-up plans tend to build in excuses  2. Put in an incredible focused effort 3. Work a LOT more 4. Avoid joining the crowd 5.  Decide what results you want and set the goal. … 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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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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50% Americans single..from 22% in 1950

Changing demographics are the most important consideration in residential housing. The fastest growing sector are 18-34 year olds, 5 million of who live alone.  31 million people live alone, mostly clustered in metropolitan areas.  In Manhatten 1/2 of all residences … Continue reading

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“There’s no intention to waste money.Sometimes it just happens.”

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY has experienced interesting interpretations/actions of Duty of Loyalty and Duty of Care from the board. One member of the hospital’s board obtained for the pharmacy that he owned the exclusive right to market prescription … Continue reading

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