Should employees buy the company?
January 9, 2017
Here is a link to my recent Business Journal column, Should Employees Buy the Company? If you have time to read it, please let me know […]Read More
Select consultants based on their RESULTS.
July 31, 2016
Prior results should be the determining factor in selecting a consultant.Read More
3 Critical CEO Attributes
May 1, 2016
Although different companies may require different qualifications at different times, the following key attributes are essential no matter what the situation. Every CEO must be […]Read More
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.Read More
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 SpecialRead More
The job of the board of directors
March 9, 2014
According to Rick Miller, the role of the corporate director is to be “strategically engaged; operationally distant.”Read More
Office Depot/Office Max
March 6, 2013
Office Depot/Office Max merger: Doomed unless they hire a new, competent CEORead More
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 […]Read More
Did e-readers kill Borders?
February 18, 2011
It’s easy to blame e-readers and associated technological changes for Borders’ predicament, but they are merely the symptoms and not the disease. When companies face […]Read More