Strategic Management of Shareholder Value: Coincidences? (part III)

Strategic Management of Shareholder Value: Coincidences? (part III) The Shaw Merger Must Go On!

Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications expected to have their merger to be closed by July 31. It must be a coincidence, but July 31, 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birth. Apart from that, nothing else in Rogers Communications’ history, including the recent outage, is a coincidence. Rather, everything is a natural outcome […]

ROGERS OUTAGE: Cultural Assessment and the Root Cause (part II)

ROGERS OUTAGE: Cultural Assessment and the Root Cause (part II)

This is Part 2 of Rogers Outage Assessment by End User. Read Part 1 – The Five Forces of Oligopoly – here. When visiting a new country, one can instantly gauge the level of trust between the population and the government, just by watching people how on the street interact with the police. Similarly, the […]

Calm Down.

Calm Down. Motivational posters from Collectiver

Is it Thursday yet? I just read somewhere that Thursday is the worst day of the week for many employees – especially for those of us who want to establish that divine work-life balance… By Thursday, they may easily blow the lid unless the pressure is released by a 5-to-7 beer or by the prospect […]

Lawsuit Against Glassdoor: a Legal Scam?

Lawsuit Against Glassdoor: a Legal Scam? Lawsuit Against Glassdoor

Some legal firm from the US approached a local business owner offering him help to file a lawsuit against former employees who continue leaving “defamatory” reviews on Glassdoor. Essentially, they suggest hiring them to wriggle the “offenders’” identities from Glassdoor and then sue the insulters for “substantial damages caused by defamatory reviews,” thereby sending a […]

ROGERS OUTAGE: Strategic Analysis by End user (part I)

ROGERS OUTAGE: Strategic Analysis by End user (part I) Rogers Outage - Business Case - part 1

The Five Forces That Shaped Oligopoly Rogers Communications is by far the largest all-sorts-of-communications provider in Canada. Rogers is the most successful and prosperous one in Canada (and arguably in the world): it has more mobile subscribers than any of its rivals, while the mobile tariffs in Canada would make any other operator gasp in […]

Work Smart

Work Smart Work Smart by Collectiver

“Working smart” — is when you do whatever is expected from you within regular hours. If you mention “working hard” regularly, for whatever reason – that means something is missing. However, if you’re having fun at work 12 hours a day, while still contributing to society and getting a fair reward for your efforts, then […]

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Servant Leadership is impossible without humblebragging

Are you already in the office, working hard, fueling your exceptional productivity with coffee? Good. But does your team know that you are an exceptionally good leader? Do not forget to share a snapshot of your coffee with your team. Just to lead by example. But humbly. Do not say anything else. Note that showing […]

Lean Email with 5S

Lean Email with 5S Lean Email 5S

How many unread emails are in your mailbox now? Dozens? Hundreds? A year ago, one executive complained to me that he had over 3000 emails in his inbox, most of them unread. Six months later, he updated the figure to 5000, i.e. his unread backlog is growing slowly but surely, and so does his frustration. […]