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Corporate Greed Versus Giving Back

You know (actually, you don't; that's why I'm writing this), sometimes I get unexpected responses to things I mention. A little tradition I have...
Planning, Implementing, and Justifying an Employment Screening Process

Planning, Implementing, and Justifying an Employment Screening Process

Many experts agree that “past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.” For this reason if for no other, companies should be keenly...
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Crime and Wal-Mart — “Is Wal-Mart Safe?”

One of the most important issues raised by citizen groups and local communities in the growing public debate about Wal-Mart is whether or not...
Expanding LP at Sterling Jewelers in the Sarbanes-Oxley Era

Expanding LP at Sterling Jewelers in the Sarbanes-Oxley Era

There’s something about starting a twelve-hour workday with an early morning teleconference with your company’s London-based risk committee. For Kevin Valentine, those trans-Atlantic meetings...
Self-Checkout Reaches Critical Mass

Self-Checkout Reaches Critical Mass

David R. Humble got the idea as he stood in a long grocery checkout line in south Florida in 1984. The customer in front of...
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Seeking the Gold

As we enter yet another holiday season and with 2006 on the horizon, many retailers are focused on the all-important priority of finishing strong in 2005...
Planning for Terrorist Attacks Against U.S. Retailers

Planning for Terrorist Attacks Against U.S. Retailers

The attacks on America on September 11 revealed weaknesses in our systems for national security. The terrorists who carried out the atrocities on that...
It Is Entirely about the People

It Is Entirely about the People

Most all of us are in the midst of implementing strategies for a new fiscal year. As we do so, I wonder how many...

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