Learning From History, Part II

 Basic Business Cents In Part I of our series, we discussed the behavior cycles that repeat every four generations[1] and how knowledge of that can be used to guide our management techniques. Judging by the year our personnel were born, we can determine whether they are from the Prophet, Nomad, Hero, or Silent generations and…
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Learning From History, Part I

 Basic Business Cents The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Stowe[1], published in 1997, predicted that in about ten years we would be facing a grave moment of opportunity and danger, including the following: Economic distress, with public debt in default, entitlement trust funds in bankruptcy, mounting poverty and unemployment, trade wars, collapsing financial…
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Invest In Learning

 Basic Business Cents Education is an investment that keeps on returning dividends to individuals, their family, their company or organization, and to their community. Education is what made this country and there is a direct relationship with the strength of the economy and the strength of education. A report by the Joint Economic Committee of…
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Achieve Your Dream Career

 Basic Business Cents What position would you like to hold or what would you really like to be doing at the peak of your career? That will probably come in your late 50s and it is probably time to put plans in place to make sure that dream comes true. There is an old saying…
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Corps Business

 Basic Business Cents Our editor enjoys a play-on-words. The title of this column, Basic Business Cents, was her creation. I proposed Basic Business and she added Cents as a double intendre. Another play-on-words appears in the title of a book by David H. Freedman, Corps Business, The 30 Management Principles of the U.S. Marines. It…
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