Archive for July, 2011

Customer (Dis)Service

Customer (Dis)Service
My fellow associates and I began writing a weekly blog over one year ago which we publish regularly each Wednesday. Blog topics fall into one of four categories: Business Best Practices, General Economic Conditions, PE News, and MCM News. Four of us blog (we excused Kevin, our CFO because he actually has real work to do) and thus "my turn"… read more →

Group Health Insurance Costs – Controllable or Uncontrollable?

Group Health Insurance Costs – Controllable or Uncontrollable?
Every year organizations are faced with finding ways to reduce expenses and challenged with increasing productivity. This challenge is even more pronounced during difficult economic times. Some costs are easily controlled while others are much more challenging. What about group health insurance costs, can these costs be controlled by executives? Group health insurance expenses have been on the rise in… read more →

For A Random Walk Down Main Street

For A Random Walk Down Main Street
"Beware of geeks carrying calculators" ~Warren Buffet Most finance majors at MBA programs during the 1980's, were introduced to Modern Portfolio Theory. We were taught about efficient markets and introduced to the Random Walk notion that stock prices in the public markets were efficient and factored in all available information such that their purchase or sale represented a zero net… read more →