Archive for August, 2012

” Margins Come In First, Consumers Are Second”

August 30, 2012

“Restaurant operators are in a position where they don’t have much choice but to raise prices because they operate on such thin margins” Costlier Food Puts Restaurants in Bind, New York Times, August 29, 2012. Really. As far as I know, margins do not buy fast food, margins do not increase customer traffic; margins do [...]

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The Ideal Corporation – Redux

August 23, 2012

I have been asked by the senior management of several enterprises to define the Ideal Corporation. The first task was to develop a historical perspective. The second task was to explore the usual ways we define a corporation. These methods always yield unsatisfactory answers simply because we deal with the past while the question deals [...]

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The Ideal Corporation

August 15, 2012

What should we expect from a corporation? This question has been asked many times and answered many times and the answers differ depending upon whom you ask and when you ask and what your motives seem to be in asking. Even among corporate executives, however, there is a wide variety of answers.  People, even people [...]

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