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Governance

The beat goes on . . . .

October 22, 2009
The beat goes on . . . .

A friend volunteers a the local public library where he sorts and prices the donated books for the used bookstore portion of the library. He knows I speak on Business Ethics and so he called the other day to announce that he had a “really old book” titled “Ethics in Practice.” It was first published […]

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Book Review: The Triple Bottom Line by Andrew W. Savitz

September 10, 2009
Book Review: The Triple Bottom Line by Andrew W. Savitz

It’s time to pull Savitz’s book off the shelf and re-read it! This 2006 book is more relevant now than ever and the surviving companies of this present economic reset will be employing many of the ideas discussed in the Triple Bottom Line. What is the “Triple Bottom Line (TBL)?” Savitz claims that we will […]

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Book Review: Sarbanes-Oxley for Small Businesses by Peggy Jackson

December 5, 2006
Book Review: Sarbanes-Oxley for Small Businesses by Peggy Jackson

For some time now, the small to midsized enterprises I serve have been “complaining” about the cost of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. Even private businesses recognize that they must be aware of the resulting SOX regulations. For almost as long, I have been working to change their perspective to one of making lemonade from the supposed […]

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Book Review: Corporate Governance & Risk by John Shaw

September 5, 2004
Book Review: Corporate Governance & Risk by John Shaw

John Shaw has written a hands-on management book that will be of use for managers at all levels – from the “C Suite” to the production supervisors. He provides clear definitions and an excellent model of Corporate Governance and operations. He then uses that model as an outline for his book. The result is a […]

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Book Review: Back to the Drawing Board by Colin Carter and Jay Lorsch

September 5, 2004
Book Review: Back to the Drawing Board by Colin Carter and Jay Lorsch

Carter and Lorsch have noted that “around the world, scandals and company failures have provoked a storm of criticism and well-meaning reforms. In response, a variety of ‘best practices’ have emerged, but can such ad hoc adjustments fundamentally change the capacity of boards to provide good governance?” I attended a Forum for Corporate Director’s meeting […]

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Book Review: The Manager’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by Scott Green

September 4, 2004
Book Review: The Manager’s Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act by Scott Green

Boards of all shapes and sizes are wondering about the affect that Sarbanes-Oxley act will have upon their operations, accountability, and liability. But what about the managers running the day-to-day operations? Mr. Green kept his promise to “introduce groundbreaking and practical ‘Control Smart’ approach that not only meets the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, but also alerts […]

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Book Review: Good to Great by Jim Collins

July 29, 2003
Book Review: Good to Great by Jim Collins

This book has come highly recommended by several of my colleagues. I thoroughly enjoyed Built to Last, so I was looking forward to this book as well, and I was not disappointed. Mr. Collins has another winner on his hands. A key message in this excellent management treatise is that true leaders build organizations that […]

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