Category Archives: company culture

A Caution on Sexual Harassement Claims

Over the last couple of weeks, we imagine that many of you are digging out your employment manuals to refresh what they say on handling sexual harrassement claims. We’ve noticed, starting with Judge Moore, that there’s a notable reported lack … Continue reading

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CEOs are watching TV for biz answers?

About a month ago (we’re a little behind) there was an article in the Wall St. Journal about business owners and CEOs watching certain television shows, as having something useful to say about the running of a company. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Diary of Wimpy CEOs

Since the Donald was elected, we now seem to have four heads of public companies who have resigned from the Manufacturing Council, presumably because they don’t like his politics. Are these guys nuts? He could use their input on manufacturing … Continue reading

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Uber: What You Can Learn

Well, Uber, to start with, has its founder on leave and most or all of the C-suite has been dismissed from the company by the Board of Directors. Pretty sorry situation, but in hindsight, there are some lessons that could probably … Continue reading

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Travis, call Alan

There was an article in the LA Times about how messed up Uber is (not uncommon for a founder-led company), and how Travis Kalanick, the founder is ‘looking for help’, which almost sounded like a psych break was imminent. I … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Obama Rules

We thought it would be useful to let you know about the labor rules that are likely to be scrapped under Trump’s administration. Courtesy of Kiplinger’s Letter, here they are: No more employee rights under NLRB…..in fact, we wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Hail and Farewell

This is an old Navy term that connotes the changing of command, and it’s about the nicest thing I could say regarding the departure of Barry and the Gangsters. Farewell to Little Barry.  Thank God that we only have to … Continue reading

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So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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What’re You Going to Do in 2017?

OK, forget the disasters of the Obama years, other than the fact that we suspect he’s going to be an annoying presence on the US and global stage for some years to come. Worse than Jimmy Carter. But on to … Continue reading

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What to Expect of Trump

The unexpected. The Donald is a good listener, even for a New Yorker, and he absorbs what you say and synthesizes what you say on a topic with what others say. There’s the public Trump, which sounds authoritarian, but he … Continue reading

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