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Free To Choose by Milton Friedman

I recently reread Friedman’s book “Free to Choose”. I concluded governments in capitalist countries like their communist counterparts have been slow in dismantling socialist practices that grew uncontrollably in the 20th Century. Canada`s Brian Mulroney and Britain`s Thatcher made progress at containing Government growth. Since then Governments have turned on the spigots of statism. Free…
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Stumbling Corporate Stars

In “Why Companies Choose to Fail”, we indicated that the decline and eventual failure of a leading corporation is a long term process that occurs in phases http://www.eamonhoey.com/?p=476 . A company walks down the performance ladder in successive steps. Key indicators signal that a company has become a “stumbling star”.   Key Indicators to Help…
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The Start-up of You – by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha Occasionally I come across a book that I wish had been available when I was in my early 30s because it would have reduced the time spent to achieve my goal. Reid Hoffman’s book “The…
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Innovation Trumps Cost Cutting

During the last three decades Chinese, Indian, and Korean manufacturers became major providers of low-cost and low priced goods, and rivals to North American manufacturers. Their competitive advantage was derived from low cost labour. In response, North American organizations focused on cost management and process excellence. Management's 90's religion was Six Sigma, process improvement, right…
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