Category Archives: Management

In Support of Glass-Steagall

The legislation commonly known as Glass-Steagall provided simple, yet effective, regulations to our banking system.  It separated commercial banking and investment banking activities and entities.  It was that simple.  This topic was also discussed in an earlier article in 2012 … Continue reading

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Career Lesson #1: Know The Details

My first job after graduating from college was with American Can Company, in the consumer products division. I chose American Can over a number of other offers because American Can had a management training program that sounded like the type … Continue reading

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A Culture of Loyalty

A friend recently reminded me of an employee survey I did a few years ago for a large construction company on the topic of loyalty.  The results of the survey were extremely positive, and underlined the strong effective culture at … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism? Who Wants That?

At one point in my career, many years ago, I was in charge of the Financial Services Consulting practice for KPMG in the New York office.  One year, when the annual performance evaluation forms were sent around to all partners … Continue reading

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Running a Business — Listen and Learn

Many businesses do not take advantage of opportunities to listen to their customers and improve the way their businesses operate. This article attempts to extract a few lessons learned from a routine household experience with driveway contractors. Running a Business … Continue reading

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