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Archive for May 2008
May 16, 2008

Making Hard Decisions Easier

Good decision making requires skills, and one way to learn these skills is by practice.

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May 15, 2008

Putting off Procrastination

When I was asked to write about procrastination, I walked down a flight of stairs to consult Eric Johnson, one of our local experts on such topics.

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May 13, 2008

A Revolution Runs Flat

Michelin’s PAX Run-Flat tire was a big-bet innovation, intended to overturn the industry in the same way that their introduction of steel-belted radial tires did nearly 60 years ago. What went wrong?

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May 12, 2008

London: A Perspective on Restructuring

According to my new friend at Blackstone, restructuring has a short window of opportunity because, unlike the weather here in London, there are typically more sunny days than rainy days in any given market cycle.

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May 09, 2008

Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Company

When a company’s development is driven primarily by industry-wide expansion rather than a company’s innovation and operational excellence, you can be certain that the business will experience its share of growing pains.

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May 08, 2008

Marketing Africa

During spring break we traveled to Ghana with the mission of developing a marketing strategy that would increase tourism and investment in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city.

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May 07, 2008

Flying the Frenzied Skies

Flight cancellations, delays, inspection fiascos, mergers, bankruptcies. And now a second bag tax? What’s going on with the airline industry?

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May 06, 2008

Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures

Many foreclosures are not preventable. However, if a foreclosure is preventable, and the borrower wants to stay in the home, the economic case for trying to avoid foreclosure is strong.

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May 05, 2008

Class of '08 Makes Their Mark

This year, the Class of 2008 not only became the first class in the history of CBS to pledge an unrestricted gift, but also attained a never-before-seen participation rate: 95 percent.

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