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The Turnaround Pope

December 30, 2015

When I read the BusinessWeek article, Amid Scandal, the Pope Sticks With Reforms, it occurred to me that Pope Francis is leading an incredibly challenging […]

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Client’s 150th birthday!

September 13, 2015

R. M. Wade & Co. celebrates 150th birthday! In 2003, I worked as a consultant to R.M. Wade & Co., a 5th-generation family-owned business.

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A heart-warming family business story…..

September 7, 2014

In January 1987, just 5 months into my career, I received my first turnaround referral from the Special

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Oregonian cut-backs, changes, and ……

June 30, 2013

Time for The Oregonian to join the digital age, to provide valuable content in an easily accessible format.

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Office Depot/Office Max

March 6, 2013

Office Depot/Office Max merger: Doomed unless they hire a new, competent CEO

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Yahoo’s new CEO

July 17, 2012

In a Wall Street Journal article, Is Yahoo’s New Female CEO Headed for the ‘Glass Cliff’?, Christopher Shea asks whether Marissa Mayer’s appointment  is a […]

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A picture’s worth a thousand words……

June 13, 2011

A picture’s worth a thousand words…..

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Harry and David Update

March 23, 2011

There’s a very tight lid on communications from Harry and David. I don’t know what’s going on inside, but here are some things I do […]

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Harry and David – Interview, Northwest Public Radio

March 8, 2011

Renee Fellman interviewed by Northwest Public Radio about Harry and David

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Ingredients for a successful turnaround

March 8, 2011

I just responded to  someone writing a research paper on turnarounds who asked, among other questions, “What are the key ingredients for a successful turnaround?”  […]

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