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5 Questions To Answer-Courtesy of Amazon

Recently, I received an email (Important Kindle Request) from Amazon asking for my help in supporting their e-book pricing position vs the one taken by the major hard copy book publisher Hachette. Given my daily onslaught of email, my first inclination was to hit the delete button.  Then something made me read the email and I […]

A Summer Reflection

I recently came upon a provocative scroll  in Hyannis, MA while on vacation. It made me think about my life; what’s important, how I act,  how I spend my time and my priorities.  I pass it on in the hope that each of you will also take a few minutes for personal reflection and find […]

Integrating Your Acquisition

Andrew Hill provides thoughtful commentary on finding the right integration balance for your new acquisition.  Personally, I’ve found the balance differs with each company acquired.  Getting it correct requires exceptional thought, good planning and sensitive execution. How not to stifle your new subsidiary – FT.com

What’s Your Compelling Competitive Advantage?

Today Ryanair announced a $15.6 B order for 175 new version Boeing 737s.  I listened to an interview on CNBC with the very successful Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair.  As he described why he made this purchase.  It all came down to one simple thing: the value of 9 seats. “Look at the economics of […]

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