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A Tale of Two Carlyles Chris Ullman
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2005
"[The Carlyle Group] is a real success story and we are proud of our affiliations, deals, investors, and the superb returns we consistently have generated over the past 18 years."
 
All in the Family Brian Greenberg
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2017
There are ways to deal with what can be the malignant mindsets of those running family firms.
 
An Entrepreneurial Retirement Paul Tobey
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2015
". . . You never will regret the risks you take, only the ones you don't."
 
Analyze This Lang Smith
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2016
"…The predictive analytics platform automatically will track all of your customers' actions from start to finish."
 
Anticorruption Programs Thriving
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2007
 
Avoiding the Black Hole of Business Start-Ups Kenneth Sweet
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2006
"Even when the person has done all the homework, is an expert in the field, has researched the marketplace, and understand the strengths and weaknesses, the resources required--in time and money--almost always are much greater than first imagined."
 
Avoiding the Four Deadly Sins of Performance Development Scott C. Watson
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2004
"While most of these mistakes are avoidable with foresight and vigilance, no organization is immune to the temptation."
 
Banking on China Benjamin Wey
Category: Business & Finance Published: November 2010
"What have Chinese banks done differently from Western banks that brought upon such vast differences--one side churning out profits while the other stands on the brink of bankruptcy?"
 
Becoming a Value-Added Employee Boosts Job Security Larry S. Beck
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2003
"The more workers contribute and the more functions they can perform, the more valuable they become to the bottom line and, subsequently, the harder it is for the organization to do without them."
 
Beyond Political Correctness Nigel Dessau
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2015
"Even carefully considering who should conduct interviews for specific positions can help to increase diversity."
 
Brainstorming Battles Mitchell Rigie , Keith Harmeyer
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2016
"Suspend judgement even if you know, without a doubt, that an idea is bad--really bad, even horrible; let it live, just for a while."
 
Break on Through to the Other Side Vickie L. Milazzo
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2015
"…If you have made it far enough to tap on the glass ceiling blocking you from the C-suite, you certainly possess the ability and intelligence to break through it."
 
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Eric N. Macey
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2001
Dissolving a business partnership can be acrimonious and full of legal pitfalls.
 
Bridging the Credibility Gap Julie Miller , Brian Bedford
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2015
"The world is full of people who only want to do the bare minimum. When you push yourself to commit to just a little bit extra, and then make sure you get it done, you set yourself apart in the best possible way."
 
Bush, USDA Helping Minorities
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2004
 
Businesses Look to the Militarty for their "Francise" Players Anthony Lolli
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2015
"Francising is a lot like the military. There's a lot of training, standard operating procedures for doing everything, and a clear command and support structure."
 
Button Down Security Amid the Festivities
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2008
 
Buying and Selling Stand-Alone Brands
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2012
 
Bypass Wall Street and Beat the Banks at Their Own Game Pamela Yellen
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2013
". . . The same folks whose advice got us into this mess in the first place are telling us to 'take more risk,' 'work until you drop,' and 'plan on living on a lot less in retirement.' "
 
Calling the Kitchen Cabinet Dan Quiggle
Category: Business & Finance Published: November 2014
To ensure business--and personal--success, surround yourself with "accomplished, successful individuals . . . not nodding, sycophantic yes-men. . . . "
 
Can High Salary Buy Job Satisfaction?
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2006
 
CEOs Given Raises for Implementing Layoffs
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2006
 
Charting the Business of Think Tanks Murray Weidenbaum
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2009
". . . Supporting a think tank is a direct way of enhancing the opportunity for a donor to gain knowledge of public issues and to insert the company's position into the public debate."
 
Company Reorganization: Does the Medication Treat the Disease? Alan Brache
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2001
"Reorganizations are among the most time-consuming, costly, productivity-sapping, internally focused changes an organization can implement."
 
Compliance Officers Under the Gun
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2015
 
Connecting Competence with Confidence Grace Killelea
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2016
"When I walked into a room, I always was waiting for building security to come and haul me away--feeling like a fraud, sure I would be found out…"
 
Coping with the National Mortgage Meltdown and the Collapse of the Shadow Banking System Richard I. Rydstrom
Category: Business & Finance Published: November 2007
"When free markets allow 2,200,000 families to lose their homes and the broad economy is threatened with recession, capitalism falls to its knees begging for refinement."
 
Credit Rating Agencies Need Review Board
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2005
 
Do Scandals Endanger Natural Resources
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2005
 
Don't Bark Nonsense at the Big Dogs Rick Gilbert
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2009
". . . A presentation isn't a personal development opportunity or a chance for increased visibility. [The speaker is] there to do a job, and that job is to help prepare the executives to make the best possible decisions for the company."
 
E-mail Preferred to In-Person Meetings
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2003
 
Economy Remains Stalled in Neutral
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2010
 
Execution (not Info) Is Power Brian P. Moran , Michael Lennington
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2016
"Most people look back and realize that, with all of their efforts not to miss anything, they were missing everything…Results are not the attainment of greatness, but simply confirmation of it."
 
Foiling Your Fear of Risk Andy Thompson
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2015
"The process of understanding your fears, taking calculated risks, and achieving the succcess or parlaying the failure into something positive is a far more rewarding journey than a life lived without any risk-taking, regardless of the outcome."
 
Getting It Fair and Square Bill Bachrach
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2012
Is the flat fee for financial advice about to go mainstream?
 
Going Up Vickie L. Milazzo
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2016
"…Are [you] ready to jump on the elevator and push the 'break the glass ceiling' button with your fellow women…?"
 
Government, Business, and the Response to Terrorism Murray Weidenbaum
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2002
". . . The ongoing activities of international terrorist groups will continue to levy a hidden tax on American business in the form of added costs of operation."
 
How Detroit's Automakers Went from Kings of the Road to Roadkill Joseph B. White
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2009
How does a juggernaut like this become the basket case that we see before us today? The fact is that the Detroit Three's post-WWII business strategies were doomed from the day in '92 when the first Honda Accord rolled off a nonunion assembly line in Ohio.
 
How Nonprofits Can Recruit and Develop Top-Caliber Board Members Marge Connelly
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2007
"As a result of downsizing, rightsizing, and frequent business travel, executives are more and more tapped out for time. The higher one goes on the [corporate] ladder, the more challenging it becomes to get the full and regular focus of an executive."
 
How Presidential Administrations Cheat at Monopoly Amity Shlaes
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2011
The rules of the game were violated by FDR--and now by Barack Obama. Both refused to acknowledge--clost to a century apart--that "recovery will not happen from the top."
 
How Speaking Engagements Can Capture More Business for Consultants Vickie K. Sullivan
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2005
"Like the face on a watch, public speaking is the element of 'show' in the marketing effort. It needs the 'inside workings' of the marketing mix to succeed."
 
How to Deal with a BP-Sized Problem Alex Hiam
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2010
". . . The cause, scope, nature, and potential impact of the unfolding disaster" proved to be a mystery to British Petroleum and the Federal government until it was too late.
 
How to Overcome Your Estate Planning Blues David Yeske
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2004
"It takes time, costs money, raises difficult family issues, and revolves around something most of us do not want to think about--death."
 
How to Survive in E-Business Mark Pinsley
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2002
"The need for companies immediately to establish an Internet business presence to stay afloat--and to have resources on hand to do it right--has become critical."
 
If the Thunder Doesn't Get You Then the Lightning Will Peter J. Wallison
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2014
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, has received all the attention as the worst expression of the [Barack] Obama presidency, but Dodd-Frank deserves a hard look in that regard as well."
 
Implementing a Business Strategy Alan P. Brache , Sam Bodley-Scott
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2007
"Without successful initiatives, strategy implementation is impossible, and companies cannot make acquisitions, create and commercialize new products, enter new markets, forge and maintain competitive advantages, establish brand equity. . . ."
 
Is Your Company at Risk? Lessons from Enron John W. Zimmerman
Category: Business & Finance Published: November 2002
"Every organization has a soul, Enron's was ill-defined and badly abused."
 
Jobs Will Continue to Move Overseas
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2004
 
Keep on Top in a Bottom Market Howard M. Guttman
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2010
"Without aligned roles and responsibilities, it is difficult to imagine an organization being able to respond to the pressures of the marketplace in time to stave off trouble."
 
Lessons from the Hewlett-Packard Debacle Howard M. Guttman
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2007
"What leads a board of directors (and business teams from the executive suite to the plant floor) to engage in the kind of shenanigans that can wreak havoc on a company's reputation as well as its competitive position and share value?"
 
Let's Negotiate Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2017
"Understanding these nine archetypes and discerning where you tend to fall, how other people are categorized in relation to you, and how to capitalize on a different type of personality approach is a tremendous asset to your negotiation arsenal."
 
Let's Right the Ship Julie Miller , Brian Bedford
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2016
"Make 2016 the year you and your employees dedicate yourselves to accountability."
 
Looking for Talent in All the Right Places Chuck Mache
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2007
". . . How can management identify those who have the potential to improve and work with them toward the accomplishment of that goal?"
 
Making Products that Sell Themselves Dan Adams
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2016
"There is no substitute for building solid business relationships based on the delivery of real value and, in a sluggish economy, they are the only kind of relationships any of us can afford."
 
Managing Talent for Maximum Value William A. Schiemann
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2010
Organizations that successfully manage the three people equity factors--alignment, capabilities, and engagement--outpoint competitors by a wide margin.
 
Merger Orphans Need Protection Robert H. Smith
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2001
Only infrequently following announcement of merger is there any mention of employees whose lives & families will be disrupted, community services' functions that will receive less funding for serving the needy, or customers who will see change. . .
 
One Step Back . . . and Two Forward? John A. Challenger
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2011
". . . Permanent job loss . . . is a fact of life when you live in a free-market economy that constantly is innovating and trying to move forward."
 
Perfecting the Art of International Management & Investment Ireland J. Stewart
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2006
"In theory and in practice, every transaction should have integrity. This has to be the belief that American companies carry with them--no matter where they operate."
 
Plodding Towards Recovery James W. Thomson
Category: Business & Finance Published: November 2009
Has public confidence in the effectiveness of free markets been lost forever and will this result in an American economy bound by the chains of government regulation?
 
Projects That Work Andrew Graham , Andrew Longman
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2006
Being on time, within budget, and to specification can be difficult. As one project manager explained, "You can have it fast, cheap, or good. Pick two."
 
Public Speaking: The Secret Weapon in Career Development Vickie K. Sullivan
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2005
"Professionals who speak for notoriety find it easy to come across opportunities that carry their careers forward. They see speaking not as a source of discomfort but as a focal point to build their networks and personal reputation."
 
Pushing on Through Kat Loterzo
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2016
"…Decide what you want, and go get it. Never forget that life is now--press play."
 
Rebellious Teens Make Great CEOs
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2008
 
Regulations Stifling Economic Recovery
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: December 2011
 
Regulatory Fatigue Stacey English , Susannah Hammond
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2016
More regulations and fewer resources are squeezing financial complaince teams.
 
Retirees as Job Market Assets John A. Challenger
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2003
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected number of positions to be filled over the next decade (167,800,000) will outnumber available workers (157,700,000). Seniors seeking to return to the workplace can help fill that gap.
 
Retirement: It Is a Scary New World Out There Zaim Hajdari
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2012
"The present economic environment [is much] tougher than the last generation's. . . . Today's investment scenario is . . . About perseverance and tenacity."
 
Secrets of Finding and Keeping Good Employees Jim Sirbasku
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2002
"To do the best job possible, it is important for America's hiring professionals to challenge their interview process."
 
September 11 and the Workplace Virginia Simon
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2003
The terrorist attack "was one of those epic events that have prompted many of us to consider what in life is truly important. Corporations should follow suit."
 
Should Companies Offer Employees a Lifeline? Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2003
". . . It ultimately is management's responsibility to demonstrate its commitment to welcoming both good and bad news."
 
Solopreneurs Must Be Wise with Money
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: April 2016
 
Some CEOs Are Real Beauties
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: August 2010
 
Sometimes You Just Have to Let Go Mike Gellman
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2016
"there are many commonly-held career myths trhat employees cling to, and there seems to be a silent comfort in holding onto them."
 
Stop the Bellyaching June A. Halper
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2007
"Eradicating victim mindset and behavior is not an overnight job. It takes real fortitude on the part of leaders to encourage candor, create high levels of accountability, and hold themselves to the same standards as their employees."
 
Tackling the New Mommy Track Sean C. Castrina
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2015
"If you have a good idea for a new business or want to start earning more money, there is no time like the present to join the ranks of successful mompreneurs."
 
Taking a Long Look at Short Sales Mike Cuevas
Category: Business & Finance Published: November 2011
Losing one's home is a painful process, but short sales can help families to decrease the time and frustration they spend in financial limbo--and maintain their credit while moving forward.
 
Taking Obama and His Administration to School Jason Ader
Category: Business & Finance Published: September 2012
The President publicly vilifies banks and then tells them they desperately need to start lending. He talks about raising taxes and placing undue financial burdens on companies through health care reform and then tells them they need to hire more workers.
 
Taking the Mystery Out of Funeral Costs Gere B. Fulton
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2001
"When a death occurs, those responsible for planning the funeral are often faced with making important decisions of a kind they never have had to make before, at a time when they may be overwhelmed by a flood of emotions. . . ."
 
The Abuses of Corporate Personhood Brian Lane
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2004
". . . Corporate 'persons' have been given many superhuman qualities. They have infinite life spans, reside simultaneously in many nations, create their own parents, and cut off parts of themselves to form new entitities. . . ."
 
The Art of Managing Conflict Howard M. Guttman
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2004
It does no good to run away from disagreement and discord. Confronting conflict head-on will make any organization run smoother.
 
The Case for Auditing the Federal Reserve Bank Is Obvious Arnold Kling
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2010
"The results . . . would go a long way toward answering the ultimate question about the Fed's actions: Did it make the overall economic situation better than it would have been otherwise?"
 
The Customer Comes First - Always Tom Panaggio
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2015
"When many business owners hear the phrase 'going above and beyond for a client,' what they really hear is 'spend more time, resources, and effort - but get paid the same.' That is a bad way to look at taking good care of your customers."
 
The Death of Service Ken Gronbach
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2001
As the labor shortage deepens, retailers will have to pay more for positions that were previously considered menial, including sales help and delivery personnel.
 
The Deceleration of 2001: Strategies for a Slowing Economy Michael Connor
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2001
As sales and profits plummet, it's time to get back to basics.
 
The Fallacy of a Stricter Fed Jagadeesh Gokhale , Peter Van Doren
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2010
"Imposing onerous financial reguations only will impede the reconstitution of financial institutions, delay the recovery, and dampen the pace of long-term economic growth."
 
The Power of Referral Annie Tsai
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2016
"…If you are doing your job well, customers will want to tell their friends and family about the great new store, restaurant, service, etc. that they have found."
 
The Price of Anything Is the Foregone Alternative Tom Lucke , John Hogan
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2007
"Proactive pricing strategies come from visionary companies that understand and rely on the economic value they bring to customers. They separate value from benefits."
 
Time to Move On? Leaving a Job Gracefully Gail Audibert , Mary Jones
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2002
"Avoid burning bridges, because you never know when your professional path will intersect with a former supervisor or colleague."
 
Time Zone Travel Sorin Eilersten
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2015
"… Engaging the Five Business Time Zones model of leadership can bring new understanding of how [senior executives] spend their time as well as a design for how they ought to spend their time."
 
Train Wreck Ahead Patrick A. Strubbe
Category: Business & Finance Published: January 2015
Are your retirement plans about to be derailed?
 
Watching Our Money Float Away Seth Lipsky
Category: Business & Finance Published: May 2011
". . . A growing number of states, watching the sickening plunge in the value of Federal money, are starting to explore how they can set up monetary systems based on gold or silver coins."
 
Where Is the Invisible Hand of the Marketplace Headed? James W. Thomson
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2010
"Time will tell if our nation is to become a European wannabe replete with a welfare-state mentality . . . or reverts to historic form to reclaim the beliefs of Adam Smith. . . ."
 
Why Men and Women Should not Be Treated Equally Beate Chelette
Category: Business & Finance Published: July 2016
"…Equality means 'same'…The conversation needs to shift from equality to balance."
 
Will Government Bungle It Again? Stuart Lazar
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2009
"An asset bubble is like a Ponzi scheme. Homeowners purchased or borrowed against their homes with the expectation that a future group of buyers would pay increasingly rising prices."
 
Worldwide Recession Marches On
News View Category: Business & Finance Published: August 2009