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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Borders’ loyalty programs

February 28, 2011

Can loyalty programs save Borders?

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What does a turnaround expert DO?

February 21, 2011

I have recently been asked by reporters, “What would you do at Harry and David?” I responded with a description of the turnaround steps described […]

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Harry and David: leadership requirements

February 20, 2011

After I published the post below, it occurred to me that you might be interested in a prior post about what leadership qualities are required […]

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Harry and David: Interim CEO named

February 20, 2011

Someone submitted a comment about my February 16th post in which he pointed out that Kay Hong has been appointed Interim CEO of Harry and […]

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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 […]

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Harry and David: From my interview this morning….

February 16, 2011

Podcast of Renee Fellman being interviewed by Bill Meyer about Harry and David’s current predicament.

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Harry and David

February 12, 2011

You may be interested in what I had to say about Harry and David in these articles from the Portland Business Journal and the Medford, […]

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Distressed Investing + Leadership

January 25, 2011

Wednesday, I am leaving for the Distressed Investing Conference of the Turnaround Management Association and am eager to see whether presenters spend much time discussing  […]

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A retail story fit to print….

January 16, 2011

Well… after I wrote last night about my frustration with news media reporting only part of a story, my local paper, The Oregonian, ran a […]

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