Management Styles

Strategy Driven

Other important components of business (training, marketing, research, team building and productivity) were all accomplished according to goals, objectives and tactics. That’s my concern that financial-only focus without regard to other corporate dynamics bespeaks of hostile takeovers, ill-advised rollups and corporate raider activity in search of acquiring existing books of business.

The Big Picture of Business – Corporate Cultures Reflect Business Progress and Growth.

Strategy Driven

Other important components of business (training, marketing, research, team building and productivity) were all accomplished according to goals, objectives and tactics. That’s my concern that financial-only focus without regard to other corporate dynamics bespeaks of hostile takeovers, ill-advised rollups and corporate raider activity in search of acquiring existing books of business.

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Beware of Short-term Management, Not the Short-term Investor

Harvard Business Review

A low stock price can make the firm vulnerable to a hostile takeover, for example. It apparently takes a courageous and confident board member to second-guess the market! It might even be at the root of national competitiveness (or lack of it), and the economy's (in)ability to develop projects with longer gestation periods. This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System.

What's Lost When Shareholders Rule

Harvard Business Review

The form of capitalism that has emerged in Britain is the textbook description of how to organize capital markets and corporate sectors. It features dispersed shareholders with powers to elect directors and remove them with or without cause, large stock markets, active markets for corporate control , a good legal system, strong investor protection, a rigorous anti-trust authority — the list goes on.