How Mid-Size Companies Can Become Nimble and Grow. A guide to the particular challenges faced by companies with revenues between $10M and $1B to overcoming the hurdles that prevent them from achieving significant growth. (Bibliomotion, Fall 2014)
Stuff in the ‘Business’ Category
Revolutionizing Compensation for Fairness and Profit. “The problem with pay is that we do not use compensation and incentives to motivate and reward the majority of workers for making the company more successful.” One of the world’s leading compensation experts argues that what is needed is quite literally a revolutionary new model. Not only is this the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do, with significant impact on the bottom line. (Palgrave Macmillan, Fall 2014)
Millennials at Work. How millennials–a generation raised for success–are positively transforming work so that it provides greater flexibility, more transparency, and puts in place the systems needed to help employees grow and develop as future leaders. The author is Executive-in-Residence at Boston College Center for Work and Family, and a thought leader on generational issues and leadership development in the workplace. (Wild Birch Books, Fall 2014)
We were thrilled when we heard that Ellen E. Schultz’s brilliant expose, RETIREMENT HEIST: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers, was nominated for the prestigious Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. But when the New York Public Library head, Anthony Marx, announced that Ms. Schultz’ book had been selected as the winner, I let out a very undistinguished yelp. Ms. Schultz, a 3-time winner of the Polk Award for her investigative journalism at The Wall Street Journal, has spent over a decade reporting on the abuse of retirement funds. In painstaking detail, but enlivened by riveting examples, she reveals how companies have brainwashed their employees, the media and the public, into believing that we can no longer afford to fund retirement benefits, while at the same time they have been using these funds to enrich top executive pay and shareholder earnings. These practices are in many cases legal, based on arcane loopholes in the tax code. Schultz’ reporting enlightens and infuriates.
Kudos to Ellen Schultz for her contribution of this important book!
For more about the awards: http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/awards/book-award-for-journalism