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Women and Wal-Mart

This post contains some information about the Dukes v Wal-Mart case and my suggestions to Wal-Mart executives when thinking about women in the future. Wal-Mart is one of the most polarizing global corporations in existence. Many business people and investors … Continue reading

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19 JIT Kune Do

The following topic will be addressed in this post: What are the pro’s and con’s of JIT inventory control? Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put … Continue reading

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Collaborative Negotiation

This post will focus on using a collaborative strategy in negotiations. The post will discuss a tool for proceeding in a collaborative fashion and some of the potential problems that can arise. Do not repeat the tactics that have gained … Continue reading

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13. 14. & 17. I’ll Gladly Pay You Tuesday…

The following topics will be addressed in this post: How does the extensive use of credit cards by their customers affect small businesses? Describe three methods for limiting the risk for a company that extends credit to its customer? Explain … Continue reading

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Food and Beverage: Clarence Otis, Jr. and Indra Nooyi

Clarence Otis, Jr. (Darden Restaurants, NYSE: DRI) Clarence Otis, Jr. was born in Mississippi in 1956 but soon moved to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Always a standout student, Mr. Otis graduated from Williams College, Massachusetts with honors and … Continue reading

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12. C’mon, Man!

The following topic will be addressed in this post: Explain the scope of fraud and why it impacts small businesses to a greater extent than large businesses. What should the owners or managers do to prevent fraud from occurring in … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk

This post will discuss some general aspects of negotiation in business. If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in – Sun Tzu (Giles). Negotiation is a fundamental aspect of business. In fact, people use negotiation techniques naturally … Continue reading

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9. & 10. The New Frontier

The following topics will be addressed in this post: Why is environmental scanning a management concept, NOT an entrepreneurial concept, and what process do entrepreneurs practice which takes its place? What are the pros and cons of doing business entirely … Continue reading

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List of Books for Understanding the 2008 Financial Meltdown

This post will mention some of the books that I have encountered and recommend for anyone who is serious about understanding the financial crisis of 2008 and the associated recession. Who were the important personalities? What institutions were involved? What … Continue reading

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6. & 7. Passing the Baton

The following topics will be addressed in this post: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of buying a business as opposed to starting one from scratch. What two ways can one buy a business and which is preferable ? Why? Is … Continue reading

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