Saying Good Bye To Great Women

Women's Leadership Exchange

Thank you to Beth Polish, a business leader and innovator, for bringing to my attention a news item (NY Times) on New Year's Eve about the passing of author Rona Jaffe. Many of us had the opportunity to meet Rona, when she surprised us by attending a WLE Business Spa Retreat in Puerto Rico. Never having met her, we kept asking each other, is she "the" Rona Jaffe. We have lost many great women in 2005.

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What If Companies Managed People as Carefully as They Manage Money?

Harvard Business Review

Time, whether measured by hours in a day or days in a career, is finite. A veritable alphabet soup (ROA, RONA, ROIC, ROCE, IRR, MVA, APV, and the like) exists to measure our financial capital. Historically, successful investment of financial capital can make someone’s career. Vincent Tsui for HBR. Today’s executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it doesn’t represent their company’s scarcest resource.

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