Archive | August, 2009

Nightmare Come True on Wall Street

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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On January 31, 2008 I wrote about the sub-prime mess predicting the formation of the IPA, the investor protection agency (IPA sounded more interesting than CPA, though I believed consumer protection would be in its charter). I feared that a significant number of powerful CEOs intolerant of their own risk-management professionals would bring regulation upon […]

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Enough to Make Your Blood Boil Though You Wont Be Covered

Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Every once in awhile there is a revelation about big companies that makes my blood boil. This is one of them. If you discount what Wendell Potter of CIGNA says by half, you will still be upset at both the deception and power of the health insurance companies and the ignorance and lack of spine […]

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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