March 22, 2002
, acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners Inc. for roughly $630 in 1998, will be purchased by Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. for $760 million in cash, the companies announced today. The deal, reportedly one of the largest seen in publishing, is also a …
September 1, 2001
How can one attack copy in a travel catalog whose typical descriptions begin like this: “THE GLORIES OF RAJASTHAN — princely fortresses rising out of barren plains, warrior clans who fought chivalrous battles with jewel-encrusted swords, airy palaces of marble and …More...
June 1, 2001
May 1, 2001
Legislators are making it harder for bankrupt companies to sell their databases. On March 15, the U.S. Senate voted 83 to 15 to approve a bill that would prohibit companies from selling customers’ personal data after filing for bankruptcy if they had …More...
February 1, 2001
Pay employees well and they’ll work hard and be happy – true or false? In the numerous published rankings of ten conditions that have the most impact on employee satisfaction, money usually falls between fifth and tenth on the list.
September 1, 2000
What Price Profit? Profit and loss: what an interesting concept for the operations executive. Prior to the currently trendy effort to establish activity-based costing accounting allocations, operations and fulfillment managers relied almost solely on the fictitious beast affectionately known as …More...
June 1, 1998