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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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
Jun 03, 2009

The Great Comeback, Part 6: Environmental Assessment: Government Involvement

In this installment of my series of posts on the Great Comeback, I'm going to outline the worldwide government actions and plans that you need to....More
May 27, 2009

Give Recession Recovery the Respect it Deserves

There is nothing like a seven-hour flight to London, followed by a four-hour layover and a one-hour flight to Switzerland, to really get caught up on....More
May 20, 2009

The Great Comeback, Part 5: Environmental Assessment: Consumers and Investors

This post continues my outline of the five-part process that will allow you to lead your company through the Great Recession into the Great Comeback....More
May 06, 2009

The Great Comeback, Part 4: Environmental Assessment: Economy and Business Cycles

In my last post in this Great Comeback series, I explained how companies that want to come back from the recession and increase market share, growth....More
Apr 24, 2009

The Great Comeback, Part 3: How to Develop Your Comeback Strategy and Plan

If you are a regular reader of this blog or listener to my podcasts (http://www.tompkinsinc.com/podcast/), you know that I have been very vocal....More
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