Living a Worthwhile Life

Lead Change Blog

A big one, probably a career-ending one. Think about what’s talked about in the endless meetings that happen at work. Participants talk about stock price, earnings per share, revenue, gross margins, sales, operating cash flow, working capital, and the like. “Hmm, you’re one of those people,” sneered my neighbor. “A A do-gooder.”. That wasn’t the first—and it won’t be the last—time that someone, usually a man, had mocked my efforts to do good and do well.

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Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

Gordon Berridge: Our readers, with mining knowledge, will be will be familiar with the name Sam Walsh and Rio Tinto, but to provide a complete sketch of your background, would you please share a brief summary of your career history? Sam Walsh: I graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and started my career in the Automotive Industry at General Motors in Australia in 1972. I have been extremely fortunate to have had a very varied career.

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Artisans Must Balance the Books

Harvard Business Review

As more people depended on him, he spent his working capital, and the business failed. When artisans have no understanding of their cash flows, they fail prey to spending a big percentage of their working capital, without meaning to, on non-business issues that usually cripple their operations. As more people depended on him, he spent his working capital, and the business failed.

A Playbook for Making America More Entrepreneurial

Harvard Business Review

But the economic toolbox that works for big companies isn’t the same one that works for small ones. If policymakers hope to be successful in their efforts to promote entrepreneurs and small businesses, they need to know what works – in short, they need a “Playbook” for small business job creation. Half the people who work in this country either own or are employed by businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Access to capital.