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Nov 12, 2009
Five Reasons Why Now is the Most Exciting Time to be in Business
Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. Great motivating phrases, but would you recognize an opportunity if someone dangled it right in front of your face? Most....
Oct 28, 2009
Packaging Sustainability: One More Stop On the Road to the Green Supply Chain
Green is the new green. What I mean by this is that the concept of "green" is not new at all in the supply chain arena. Environmentally friendly....
Oct 22, 2009
German Auto Industry is Ahead of the Game with Comeback Plan
Considering my trip to Germany, my thoughts have been even more geared towards the state of the global economy. I have also been thinking about the....
Oct 13, 2009
The Economy and the New Norms of Business Today: How Are You Addressing the Challenge
I've been saying for a while now, with a little trepidation mixed with excitement, that "the new norm is that there is no new norm." What does that....
Oct 10, 2009
Let 'The Great Comeback' From the Recession Become Your Company's Secret Weapon Here we are in October, moving quickly toward 2010 with hopes and....
Sep 17, 2009
Lessons Learned from Lehman Collapse Show the Path Recovery Could Have Taken
It's always been a question that leads to a certain kinship with others: "Where were you when it happened?" It, of course, being a major world event....
Aug 31, 2009
Hot News: It's All About Your Industry's Great Comeback
August has been a hot month. And I'm not just talking about the heat and humidity here in Raleigh, N.C. I'm also referring to the talk about economic....
Aug 24, 2009
Private Equity Firms Make Supply Chains the Star
It's no secret that the recession has frozen private equity firms' urge to launch the mega-deals that they were doing less than a year ago. Even with....
Aug 05, 2009
Taxi!! Drive Us to the Great Comeback
Government estimates released last week show that the economy shrank by only 1% in the three months that ended in June a much smaller decline than....
Jul 23, 2009
Our Mighty Global Supply Chains Play the Hero and the Villain in Economic Recession
I recently began a four-part series of podcasts on your post-recession return to recovery, growth and prosperity. In the first podcast, "The Great....
Jul 22, 2009
Warning: Mergers and Acquisitions May Be Hazardous to Your Company's Health
Like bacteria on a warm petri dish, economic conditions have created a breeding ground for mergers and acquisitions. However, it’s not the usual....
Jul 14, 2009
The Great Comeback, Part 10: Defining Your Comeback Plan
To recap my series of posts on the Great Comeback, I've outlined a five-step plan. You can see all five steps here and get more details: Steps 3-4....
Jun 25, 2009
The Great Comeback, Part 9: Organizational Analysis
This key aspect in planning for The Great Comeback is like the whole ball of wax. Organizational Analysis involves a total review of all internal....
Jun 22, 2009
The Great Comeback, Part 8: Comeback Expectations
As I write more about the Great Comeback as the time and place to progress to after the end of the Great Recession, it’s time to take a step back and....
Jun 10, 2009
The Great Comeback, Part 7: Competitive Intelligence
As I was thinking about this next part of the Great Comeback strategy and plan (see the post about the five-part process you need to create your own....
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