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Guest Column: The crippling disease of moderate success

“We’re doing OK.” That’s a thought shared by thousands of executives I have encountered over the years.

Guest Column: Talent attracts capital because being cool counts

For nearly two decades the think tank I lead, Michigan Future Inc., has urged Michigan economic policy makers to use Minnesota as a model.

Guest Column: Mild recession in 2023 as Fed continues to hike interest rates

At its Dec. 13-14 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds rate by 50 basis points, to a range between 4.25% and 4.50%.

Guest Column: Preparation is key to corporate compliance

As a criminal defense attorney, my clients often call after an issue has already arisen.

Guest Column: The future of medicine is personal

Modern medicine is magnificent.

Guest Column: Michigan needs a 2030 GM economic strategy

In 1979, General Motors employed 468,000 American hourly workers, representing 76% of its U.S. workforce.

Guest Column: Checklist for owners looking to maintain their customer base

As a prior owner of a national uniform business with a huge customer base, the end of the year was always a very busy time for our sales and marketing team.

Guest Column: Homelessness won’t be solved by status quo

Earlier this month, 125 business, nonprofit and community leaders signed letters asking the Grand Rapids City Commission to consider new legislation promoting the health and safety of all who live, work and recreate downtown — and the ensuing conversation about homelessness has never been more robust.

Guest Column: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

One of the principles that I have discovered in my 35 years as a consultant and sales guru is this: Biblical business principles are also those principles that enable a company to achieve more of its potential.

Guest Column: Happy New Year 2024!

Happy New Year 2024! Did 2023 turn out the way you hoped?