DOING MORE WITH LESS
The New Way to Wealth
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the upcoming publication of Bruce Piasecki’s latest book, set to be released in March 2012.
In this book, the author convincingly lays out the case for a return to frugality, providing relevant examples from his 30 years of experience as a management consultant and change agent. Piaceski deftly explains how this approach to competition is relevant, and provides readers with the framework to look at what’s next without tottering toward failure. [learn more…]
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Sure, we can see the market value of BP slipping away, as a result of the oil spill, but the social costs are not so clear. According to Reuters, BP is worth 36 percent less than before the oil well burst in April.
In Bruce’s latest article about the diaster, he argues that the spill will have greater social implications.
“It has taken over three months for the immediate impacts to be felt across the globe. But as the social wake of this world-changing technical mistake grows in consequence each week, it has become a corporate governance and social matter more than a technical and financial one,” he says.
Bruce says that the diaster will give strength to what he calls “Avatar Environmentalists.”
In January, AHC Group, will facilitate a panel discussion that addresses the issues companies are challenged with facing as a result of the oil spill. The panel, Enterprise Risk and Corporate Communications, will feature speakers from Hess, Masco and Suncor Energy.
To learn more about the panel, and our other workshops in Phoenix, visit us at www.ahcgroup.com .
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“In this smaller world, we must all become like Ben Franklin — frugal, inventive, diplomatic and witty in the face of opposition and limits.”
This quote from Bruce’s latest piece, The Art of Competitve Frugality, published last month in Industry Week, recognizes the need to do more with less in this growing world.
To read the entire article visit: http://www.industryweek.com/articles/the_art_of_competitive_frugality_21822.aspx?ShowAll=1
For more on these ideas, listen to Bruce’s interview with David Gibbons:
What are your thoughts on competitive frugality? Is it necessary to our future success?
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Michael Jackson at the Reagan White House, 1984
Over the past two years, millions of Americans have faced the trauma of losing their homes to foreclosure. One of them was Michael Jackson, the superstar who amassed one of the great entertainment fortunes during his 40-year career.
While it will take months for the forensic accountants and estate attorneys to settle his exact financial affairs, it is abundantly clear that he wasn’t the victim of Bernie Madoff or some other Ponzi artist, and he can’t be described as a having a lack of conventional business sense. What happened to Michael is exactly similar to others being plowed under by the stresses in this new global market.
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