Most firms spend more time on negotiation than on strategy when it comes to setting targets. In these firms, planning is traditionally tied to the budgeting process, which in turn is linked to variable compensation: a unit negotiates a target with its corporate office and then its managers are paid the incentive if they meet the target.Read More The Problems with Traditional Planning
Fuel subsidies are elitism dressed as populism. Thus, they are irresistible to politicians in developing countries.
Why? They sound like a benefit to the poor; yet, they profit the rich who drive. Somehow, lower classes think that the politicians are assisting them. The rich know the politicians have financed them. Thank you. Therefore, lower oil prices Read More Time to cut fuel subsidies
Last year my economic forecast for 2014 called for a rate of real economic growth of 4% for the U.S., much higher than the prevailing forecast at the time as well as the prevailing rate of economic growth that had existed in the years 2010-2013. Economic growth had only been sputtering along at between 1.8% Read More 2015 Economic Forecast