Category Archives: Organizations

Where does US global manufacturing belong–that is the question

There is no doubt that in recent years Mexico has become a dominant nation in the car manufacturing business worldwide. They have developed an infrastructure and manufacturing plants and the labor force which are well-suited to the automotive manufacturing business … Continue reading

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CEOs and their compensation

Boards sometimes hire misfits to run their companies and hire the wrong CEO. Arguably Apple’s Steve Jobs did so when he hired John Scully away from Pepsi in 1983 to lead Apple.Ultimately Jobs was the natural CEO fit for Apple, … Continue reading

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HOAs–Nature and Structure

If you live in the Greater Las Vegas Valley in a home built in recent history odds are you are controlled by a homeowners’ association. The reason is that you are most likely part of a community which is ringed … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney built wealth at Bain Capital

The current attempt to frame Mitt Romney as a greedy job destroyer at Bain Capital is  nothing less than unvarnished ignorance. These firms are designed to zero in on selecting companies who are perceived to be capable of increased profitability and value by … Continue reading

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Worker and management interests may be in better alignment under new pacts–Letter to NY Times

Under new arrangements brokered by the Obama administration, the UAW(and indirectly employees) secure a significant ownership stake in both Chrysler and GM.  The UAW stakes will be 17.5% of GM and 55% of Chrysler. The question is whether these ownership stakes will translate in to a … Continue reading

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Ford survives the market onslaught–letter to Wall Street Journal

GM is now run by the UAW and the Obama administration. After billions in taxpayer bailout dollars being invested in GM, and billions more to come, this company is now an American legend headed for bankruptcy. A much more efficient Chapter 11 bankruptcy was … Continue reading

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Give Ford an applause–Letter to Las Vegas Review -Journal

  Ever since the advent of foreign cars in the U.S. market I have been an advocate of buying the best car for the money. I have always believed that the best favor we could do for the U.S. automakers … Continue reading

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