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Rip-Off?

May 4, 2016 0 Comments
Rip-Off?

<rant> I’m doing my usual thing of reading an e-book. I am totally annoyed by Amazon SPAMing me with an ad to purchase the audio files to go with the book. Really? I totally get how convenient it is to have an audio version of books and newspapers, etc. I listen to podcasts and The […]

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Catching Up On Economic Outlook

November 5, 2012
Catching Up On Economic Outlook

The October 2012 WSJ and Vistage Small Business CEO Survey has some interesting points: 42% of Vistage members anticipate no change in the pace of economic growth in the next 12 months 50% of Vistage members expect to increase the number of people they employ in the year ahead 37% anticipate increases in fixed investments […]

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Profits: scarce for many and in need of PR for most

June 1, 2012
Profits: scarce for many and in need of PR for most

It seems to me that “profit” has become a dirty word. Even in our for-profit companies, we seem to be worried about the image of wanting to be paid a fair price for the services or products we provide. Yet we all know that in order for our organizations to continue the development and innovation […]

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Banking Challenges . . .

March 11, 2010
Banking Challenges . . .

Some pundits and revenge seekers are trying to “punish” the big banks by suggesting we all move our funds to small regional banks. Bad advice, especially if you don’t complete a very thorough due diligence process before moving your accounts.

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Book Review: Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman & Joe Knight

January 12, 2010
Book Review: Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman & Joe Knight

In this iteration of their book, Berman and Knight focus on understanding finances for Entrepreneurs. I have read many books on the financial statements, ratios and indices that apply to businesses, and this book is among the best. In one place there is a clear explanation of the various reports, how the numbers are derived, […]

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Book Review: Final Accounting by Barbara Ley Toffler

May 25, 2003
Book Review: Final Accounting by Barbara Ley Toffler

More on the corporate ethics scandals! There is much to be learned about the slippery slope of situational ethics in this book. What is compelling is that Ms. Toffler tells all, including her own shortcomings, after her realization that she had started the slide down that slope! Ms. Toffler writes in a straightforward, no holds […]

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Book Review: Cookin’ the Book$ by Don Silver

March 12, 2003
Book Review: Cookin’ the Book$ by Don Silver

One of the areas of business on which I spend a great deal of time is that of Ethics. It is my belief that ethics is a process and that businesses do well when they treat that process the same as any other business process; that is, they consciously build into the policies, procedures and […]

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