Archive | November, 2012

Why Should You Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer?

It wasn’t the Godfather’s Michael Corleone who first uttered this well-known dictum. Actually, it came from Machiavelli in “The Prince,” the definitive primer for how to be a dictator. You’d think that with my easy-going optimism, I’d never write a blog on this subject.  But, au contraire! As a manager or leader it is inevitable […]

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Inequality and the Henry Ford Syndrome

It was JFK who once said that a rising tide raised all boats. By that he meant that when an economy is doing well, all will benefit from it. There’s a lot of history to that belief. Henry Ford needed a domestic middle class with buying power, and so he raised the salaries of his […]

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