Perth Leadership Institute - Companies Fri, 25 May 2018 05:08:19 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Is organizational culture over-hyped?
If you’re in HR, or you’re the CEO of an organization, chances are that you talk a lot about your “unique” organizational culture. It’s also a favorite of academics. Definitely politically correct. But even the promoters of organizational culture don’t exactly know what it means – see for example this article, direct from the PC headquarters of aca...]]> (etedprince) Leadership Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:58:19 +0000
Would Trump be a Billionaire without his Inheritance?
Is this the elephant in the room? Trump's frequent allusions to his vast wealth and to how smart he is sounds awfully like the rich son who inherited it all but wants to convince everyone else – and himself – that really he did it all himself. So I thought I would do an analysis of this question. I think I’m well qualified to do that. For the past ...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:33:52 +0000
An Inconvenient Truth - Alpha Financial Styles Beget Ginormous Returns
Apologies to Al Gore for another inconvenient truth. There’s been a lot of talk about alpha these days, but not just about investments. Trump, Putin - alpha is definitely in vogue. As in alpha male. Like Tarzan. Does that tell us something about the investing world? Yep it does. Check out my book The Three Financial Styles of Very Successful Leader...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Sat, 04 Jun 2016 09:25:47 +0000
Are recessions contagious?
We're in one of the longest economic expansions in history right now. So of course the forecasters are jumping off the bandwagon to predict the next recession. The only thing though: economists are tragically unsuccessful at predicting recessions. According to the IMF, in the 1990s private economists only predicted correctly 2 of 60 recessions one ...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:10:07 +0000
Behavioral M&A – Yahoo Needed It But Too Late Now
So what’s behavioral M&A anyhows? See here for the skinny , will tell you more below. When Marissa Mayer was appointed CEO I predicted she would fail. Right on the money (“ Yahoo – Product Bling 1, Business Acumen 0 ”). Was the problem Ms. Mayer or something else? How about the 70 or so acquisitions she made? They cost around $4 billion; it’s n...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Fri, 18 Mar 2016 23:06:10 +0000
Index Investing an Even Worse Fate than Stock Picking?
By now everyone knows that stock picking doesn’t work – on average. That’s why hedge funds and the like are doing so poorly. Active investing is just about finished. In response the so-called smart money has headed into index funds and ETFs. That way you are supposed to be able to keep pace with the S&P or whatever index you care to choose. Let...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Tue, 01 Mar 2016 07:09:25 +0000
“The Big Short” – The Real Problem with Ratings
Did you see “The Big Short”? I’m sure Bernie Sanders is having a field day, his ticket to the big job he thinks. It’s worth seeing if only to reveal the zeitgeist in 2007, a fin de siècle moment. Naturally it paints the banks and the ratings companies in the darkest of colors. So what went wrong with the mortgage bonds and such-like? The film sugge...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:32:55 +0000
Blockchain – A Revolutionary New Way to Stop Corruption in its Tracks, Everywhere!
You’ve probably heard of bitcoins, which are now, once again a hot topic. A US company (Coinbase) has just started up the first bitcoin credit card in the US, so I guess if it has a piece of plastic behind it, it must be good. But bitcoin is getting to be old hat these days. The really hot ticket is the blockchain which is the technology model unde...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:09:58 +0000
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