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Were You Expecting A Different Result

Last year I posted a fair amount about JC Penney and their Board’s inept decisions. The last post suggested JC Penney may not last long after the Holiday season. Well here we are and the decline continues. They announced yesterday … Continue reading

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Will They Exist After the Holiday Season?

I have not posted about J.C. Penny in a while, and thought I should as I believe their time is coming to an end. I won’t rehash my earlier posts here, you can search them easily within this blog. Suffice … Continue reading

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Business fads gone amok

Business fads come and go. Driven by consultants and academics looking to sell the latest “it” thing I suspect. MBO, Re-engineering, 6-Sigma are just a few that come to mind. However, Kevan Hall, posits another one, with which I agree; … Continue reading

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There are no advanced management techniques

In almost any activity in which the stakes are high and the cost of failure immediately imposed — such as military operations and professional sports — there is a saying: “There are no advanced techniques, only the basics done to … Continue reading

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Earmarks, Art Centers, and Employee Loyalty

The big subject this week in Washington is earmarks: to ban them or not.  The proponents of continuing them, IMO, don’t “get” their real significance.  To wit: taxpayers can legitimately ask “how dare you cut essential programs while there’s so … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Results Actually Count!

We read in the September 6 issue of Business Week that researchers form INSEAD and MIT have discovered that the “traditional” metrics of team performance—how well team members get along, communicate, team spirit, etc. —are actually not all that useful  … Continue reading

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