Articles by Bryan Berson

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When Your Industry Transforms, Will You Survive?

In “Only the Paranoid Survive,” Andrew Grove, the former CEO of Intel, discusses “strategic inflection points”—times when an industry’s fundamentals change significantly. Many businesses do not survive them.


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Federal Procurement Contracts

The far system and practices

Procurement is the process by which the federal government acquires goods and services for military and civilian use.


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Legal Insight

Develop the Habits of an Effective Executive

Effectiveness Means Accomplishing the Right Things

Peter Drucker was among the most insightful managerial consultants and scholars of the 20th century. While most management books focus on managing others, Drucker’s “The Effective Executive” focuses on managing oneself.


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Are You and Your Business Prepared To Handle Long-Term Disability?

Consider long-term disability policies carefully.

Disability of a key executive can destroy a business. Disability of any worker can strain a family.


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Using Agents In Your Business

Agency is a powerful tool that could improve a business

Agency describes the relationship between a principal and an agent who acts on the principal’s behalf. Common principal-agent relationships include employer-employee, client-attorney, and property owner-real estate agent.


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Contractor Agreements and Accident Reports

Take these measures to reduce risk and improve long term profitability.
Property owners hire many types of contractors, and their actions or negligence may cause accidents.
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Legal Insight

Preventing Premises Liability

Inspecting for dangerous conditions can improve profitability.

Proactively inspecting for dangerous conditions, repairing them, and implementing record keeping procedures can reduce legal fees and damage awards, slow increases of insurance premiums, and improve profitability.


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Conducting Workplace Investigations

Follow these steps in planning investigations.
Managers should be capable of addressing accusations of employment discrimination and harassment.
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Legal Insight

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

Learn more about these expansion strategies—and the risks involved.

Suppose a company wants to expand into a foreign market or combine its product with that of another firm. One of the quickest and most effective ways to accomplish this is through a strategic alliance or joint venture (JV) with another business.


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Public Companies: Proxies and Annual Meetings

Proxy voting has become a widely-used governance tool.

Corporate governance encompasses a labyrinth of laws, regulations, rules, and documents.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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