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Nothing takes the place of good preparation Where did global management consulting firm Accenture get its name? Formerly known as Andersen Consulting, the storied company underwent a rebrand in 2001 and a number of names were proposed. “Joe came home with five names and I said, ‘This one is so good. This is the one […]
Better health care that costs less The phrase “rising cost of health care” has become part of the American vernacular. Increased wages due to nursing and primary care shortages are contributing factors, as are hospitals forced to subsidize expenses for Medicaid losses. But one executive is working to keep costs at a minimum for patients […]
Corporate culture key to keeping employees Chief financial officers must adapt to changes, explore financial efficiencies, keep weekly tabs on balance sheets, maintain updated management reporting systems, and always have a plan in place when things turn sour. If there’s one thing Wes Fountain, a 29-year veteran of the Hospital Corporation of America system, has […]
Business of golf requires practice, too When Drew Dunn graduated from Auburn in 2004, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do as a career. “I took a little time off and then I took a job selling office supplies,” he says. “It took me about two weeks to figure out that’s not what I […]
Keeping airline’s profits at right altitude Growing up near the airport in Pensacola, Florida, Joseph Young spent hours watching planes take off and land. But why do airlines take off and land at specific destinations? What decisions factor into the process? • Historical market performance, • Forecasted market performance, • Aircraft availability, • Competition, and […]
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