Archive | March, 2010

FreeFall: Our Flawed Response to the Financial Crisis

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Joseph Stiglitz is one of the few economists who identified the bubble and predicted the bubble would burst. So we went to hear him interviewed last night (note: the appearance was, in part, to promote his new book – “FREEFALL”). By way of background, we were interviewed on Market Watch at the time Stan O’Neal […]

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Small Business Advocate’s Jim Blasingame

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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You can learn a lot from Jim Blasingame, from his expertise in small business and from his many guests on smallbusinessadvocate.com. And I enjoy staying in touch with him. From this morning’s conversation: 1. VISTAGE MEMBER OUTLOOK In Q4 2009, the business owners in our group emerged from their two year siege of battening down […]

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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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