Share Buybacks Distort a Firm’s Results and Reduce Funds Available to Invest

Share buybacks or share repurchases can distort a firm’s results and delude the public. These events hike earnings per share (EPS) without growth in the firm’s basic value. The baseless boost in EPS could lift a chief executive officer’s (CEO) bonus. So, is a share repurchase plan the best use of a company’s funds? Who enjoys buybacks except the […]

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Capitalism Isn’t Dead, Corrupt Leaders Placed it on Life Support

Capitalism isn’t dead, it is on life support. Industry leaders push their agendas with practices that hurt the public, and they get rewarded. For instance, Boeing’s CEO oversaw the 737 debacle, the company fired him but plans to pay him millions. Donald Trump’s lies and corruption as he presided over failed businesses, a fraudulent foundation and fake university, propelled […]

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Effective Supply Chains Key to Delighting Customers and Creating Stakeholder Value

Firms need to focus on maximizing value in their supply chain—a series of interrelated activities to move a product or service from its originating point to the customer or client. It is the linkages involved in delivering a product or service most productively for the customer and the business. It is vital to operations management and crucial to deliver consistent, high-quality products on-time to customers, and to create value for the business. 

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Maximizing Shareholder Value Works When CEOs Focus On Enterprise Value Not Bonuses

T he Business Round Table (BRT) had an aha moment and decided maximizing shareholder value  is not a corporation’s sole purpose. That metrics from the 1980s is wrong, it said. The BRT is late getting to this undeniable conclusion. It is indisputable that this profit focus fed CEOs’ greed nature and primed the Great Recession. CEOs […]

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Facebook’s $5 Billion Fine Encourages Executive Misdeeds

Facebook’s $5 billion fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for serial privacy abuses doesn’t go far enough. After the market received news of the fine, Facebook’s market value spiked $10 billion, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth rose $1 billion. Facebook’s leaders rejoiced. Why not? Facebook did not agree to wrongdoing, and the […]

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