Climbing the Hourly Ladder – An Interview with Paul Facella

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Facella, a former Regional Vice President of McDonald's Corporation and now CEO of Inside Management.  He is author of Everything I Know about Business I Learned at McDonald's (McGraw-Hill, 2008).   During Paul's 34 year career with McDonald's, he learned a lot about growing his own career as … Continue reading Climbing the Hourly Ladder – An Interview with Paul Facella

Reasons to be Optimistic in 2009

If I hear "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" one more time on the radio, I'm going to scream.  One of the fundamental principles you learn when you study finance is that the value of organizations is more than the sum of their actual parts - and that the confidence that investors feel about their … Continue reading Reasons to be Optimistic in 2009

Working the Holidays – Who's Working?

Today we've published the results of our most recent Harris Survey "Despite Weak Economy, Desire for Time Off During the Holidays Remains Strong".  Seventy-five percent of respondents said they plan to take either the same amount or more time off than they did last year. Only 19 percent of respondents said they plan to take … Continue reading Working the Holidays – Who's Working?