Category Archives: Business Practices

I Can See the Future and It Has Value

The following topic will be addressed in this post: How do managers use the concepts of Present Value and Future Values? Managers of firms study many concepts and must make many decisions based upon their academic knowledge and their business … Continue reading

Posted in Business Practices | Leave a comment

Repatriate Me!

The following topic will be addressed in this post: Multinational firms have billions of dollars in profits from their operations outside of the United Sates. They are requesting relief from the 35% tax burden in order to return those funds … Continue reading

Posted in Business Practices | Leave a comment

Appreciating Depreciation

The following topics will be addressed in this post: The concept of depreciation. The components of depreciation. Techniques to record depreciation. Capital investment signals economic growth. When firms make long-term asset acquisitions, the financial implications are communicated through a concept … Continue reading

Posted in Business Practices | Leave a comment

Commodity Prices on the Rise

The following topic will be addressed in this post: The impact of rising commodity prices on business. Commodity prices are on the rise. Some industrial and agricultural products have reached record highs. Commodity prices are global so they affect all … Continue reading

Posted in Business Practices, My Venture | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Betrayal of American Prosperity by Clyde Prestowitz

This post will be a review of the book The Betrayal of American Prosperity by Clyde Prestowitz. Not Made in the USA We hear incessant reports about the demise of manufacturing in America. Moreover, we constantly see jobs outsourced, trade … Continue reading

Posted in Book and Article Reviews, Business Practices | 2 Comments

Composting: Best Practices

The following topic will be addressed in this post: In some respects, composting is the easiest process in the world: you place trash in a pile and let it rot. On the other hand, composting for commercial sale involves precision … Continue reading

Posted in Business Practices, My Venture | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Business Practices | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Business Practices | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business Practices | 1 Comment