Notes on Growing Wealth in the For-profit Firm 2019

January 2019 will mark the eighth year of writing articles about what increases firm valuation for the for-profit firm. We have an exciting year plan and I hope you will continue to follow this series of articles and comment on them. The comments are very appreciated and help me learn. Best regards, Bill and the team at Bill Bigler Associates.

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Extracting Versus Creating Value: Confusion Abounds

OK so here is another of my articles with Figures and one formula. Please don’t let this deter you from considering the message here. I think this article, while a little longer than most, is worth your attention. It picks up where my last article “The Age of Agile – The New Management Paradigm and Nasty Old Shareholder Value Strikes Again” ends.

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The Age of Agile – The New Management Paradigm and Nasty Old Shareholder Value Strikes Again

The recent book The Age of Agile by Stephen Denning, 2018) is the presenter of the (not a) new management paradigm. Whether it will be replaced with another the new management paradigm will remain to be seen. And while there are many frustrating “red herring” arguments throughout the book, mostly against the activist hedge fund view of shareholder value, top management teams extracting value instead of creating value and the toxicity of top-down command and control bureaucracies, I think this is a very good and an important book.