• Broken Business Models: Sears & Kmart

    The NY Post’s article and others seem surprised that Sears Holdings may not be able to continue as a going concern. Clearly sale of its Craftsman brand was a signal that Sears was in serious financial straits. The acquisition of Sears and Kmart was completed ten years ago. But twenty years ago, before e-commerce became […]

  • 2nd Best Company to Work For

    Fortune Magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies to Work For” rated Wegmans Food Markets as the second best company to work for. As Inc. Magazine’s article reports, Wegmans does not pay the highest wages compared to many of the other companies on Fortune’s list. However, it does have some attractive perks for tuition reimbursement and health […]

  • Recession?

    Are we headed into a recession in 2016-2017? The decline in the key drivers of economic growth say yes: Business fixed investment has declined by an annualized 4% over the past two quarters. Business equipment and software declined 5%. Non-residential structures dropped almost 8%. Employee layoffs. “U.S.-based companies announced 65,141 job cuts last month (April), […]

  • A Worthwhile Management Book

    Thomas E. Ricks’ book, “The Generals”, is the history and essentially a performance evaluation of more than a dozen US Army Generals from World War II through 2012. It is not very flattering for some generals. It is a well-written management and leadership book. Although not intended to be a textbook its examples of what […]

  • Henry Paulson’s Book: “Dealing with China”

    Henry Paulson, Jr. has a new book titled “Dealing with China”. Is this a practical treatise on working with China? Seventeen of the book’s twenty chapters are detailed descriptions of Mr. Paulson’s own personal history while working with Goldman Sachs, as US Treasury Secretary and with the Paulson Institute. It is an interesting personal story. However, the autobiographical […]

Bob Amter

Since 1991, Bob Amter has operated as a
Chief Executive Officer and Advisor to distressed and profitable manufacturing and service companies.

Prior to 1991, he was a 15-year veteran of
$20 billion Emerson Electric Co. as a division president.

A Worthwhile Management Book

Thomas E. Ricks’ book, “The Generals”, is the history and essentially a performance evaluation of more than a dozen US Army Generals from World War II through 2012. It is not very flattering for some generals. It is a well-written management and leadership book. Although not intended to be a textbook its examples of what […]

Henry Paulson’s Book: “Dealing with China”

Henry Paulson, Jr. has a new book titled “Dealing with China”. Is this a practical treatise on working with China? Seventeen of the book’s twenty chapters are detailed descriptions of Mr. Paulson’s own personal history while working with Goldman Sachs, as US Treasury Secretary and with the Paulson Institute. It is an interesting personal story. However, the autobiographical […]

What will the world look like in a decade?

“Stratfor has 11 chilling predictions for what the world will look like a decade from now” by Armin Rosen, Business Insider, June 16, 2015 The private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, recently published its Decade Forecast in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. In many ways, Stratfor […]

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