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A Different Plan for Detroit

A different plan for Detroit than what the power to be are recommending?  Yes there is a different plan that can succeed for Detroit.  For weeks, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and Governor Rick Snyder have pushed back at critics that … Continue reading

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Why Kevyn Orr is all wrong for Detroit

I don’t know Kevyn Orr personally.  I have never met the man, but I know he is not the man for Detroit, and Governor Rick Snyder should listen up as to why.  Allow me to also point out that I … Continue reading

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Detroit 1 Detroit 0

How decisions of winners and losers cost Detroit,  the Motor City its victory while the Motor Industry scored.  This story could have been longer and more detailed, but Detroit has no time for this, so the short and more pointed … Continue reading

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Does understanding globalization require a business lobotomy?

When in business school in the 1970’s I learned many of the new business buzz words, that of course went with concepts – management by objective, asset based lending, alternate energies, and stagflation.   Entering the business world in the 80’s … Continue reading

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Community Development… Financial Infrastructure – Part Two

Part Two: Business Support The successful community has a strong financial infrastructure.  In Part One of this series I spoke of Capital Providers.  Now the support providers are analyzed.  Like capital providers, the business support function is an important feature … Continue reading

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Community Development …Financial Infrastructure – Part One

Part One: Capital Providers Any community or region wanting a strong business environment will start where many businesses start – finance.  In particular, growing businesses, as well as those in startup or turnaround mode need access to capital.  Without an … Continue reading

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