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A to-do list for every company as it recovers from the health crisis.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  April 8, 2020

Everyone wants to know when public health restrictions will lift, and we can begin to resume economic activities.  No one knows for certain, but we all have the same basic...

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Have You Stashed Enough Cash?

by Andrew White  |  April 2, 2020

In the Economist magazine March 21-27th, 2020, there were a couple of articles that I found fascinating. The main article explored the role of cash in the current humanitarian and...

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Your Assumptions for 2020, Plan B and War Games

by Andrew White  |  January 3, 2020

What are the assumptions you use to base your plans for 2020? It probably makes sense to be clear what assumptions underpin your plans for the coming year.  After all,...

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The Purpose of the Corporation – an update that reflects reality

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 20, 2019

The Business Roundtable released its Statement on the Purpose of the Corporation yesterday.  The updated statement is getting heavy media play and attention as it stresses a “fundamental commitment to...

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While you were away … what to look for now to get a focus on the future

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 30, 2019

It’s August, the dog days of summer, when living is easy.  Ok enough cliché’s.   August is a good time to take stock.  To think about what has happened so far...

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Its the Egg

by Mark P. McDonald  |  May 28, 2019

It’s a paradoxical question applied to everything from innovation to evolution to change management. The answer is rather simple – it’s the egg. The “Chicken First” proponents see it the...

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Economics Corner: Are Prices and Wages Sticky? It Depends...

by Andrew White  |  March 14, 2019

Wages tend, if they ever move, to go up but rarely down. You may have had personal experience that reinforces this observation. If you are a retailer then your labor...

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Forecasting a Recession?

by Andrew White  |  February 28, 2019

There is increasing talk in the mass media of an economic slowdown. It even pops up in general conversation at dinner with colleagues and even clients. It is clearly a...

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Of Corporate Giants, Superstars, and Frontier Firms

by Andrew White  |  August 16, 2018

It seems a trend has recently become headline worthy and fashionable. For a number of years industry concentration has been growing and a number of research papers have explored the...

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Intangibles Now Drive More Productivity Than Tangibles - Perhaps

by Andrew White  |  August 10, 2018

I recently read Capitalism without Capital which I thought was a great book.  Here is my review.  It turns out that I have read a number of research papers and...

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