NYER's CEO Rob Levin shares the articles and information he's been thinking about lately. What have you been reading?
Like a lot of people, I am very concerned about our country’s debt. This article points out the facts and flaws of the approaches of both candidates.
Many things have changed since the recession. Some companies have adapted and some have not. Maybe obviously, many older business owners have not adapted to new technologies, or how buying has changed. And, of course, the economic situation has not helped their businesses much. This article talks about how older owners are stuck with businesses that are generating a fraction of their former revenue, and they can't sell their businesses for enough to retire on. With no pensions to fall back on, these owners can't see a future where they will be able to retire.
You may ask yourself what ESPN has to do with our businesses. Technically, nothing. But this semi- in-depth article provides insight on how one of the most valuable media properties sees the big picture, has no problems cannibalizing itself, and determines the price it charges to cable companies.
I have mixed feeling towards PowerPoint. I hate when someone laboriously reads from a 40 slide deck, but I do use it myself to stay on point. This article discusses the point that presentations are all about the story and also includes what not to do when using PowerPoint. (By the way, I recently did a presentation using Keynote on my iPad with my iPhone as the remote. It didn't mean anything to the audience, but I thought I was pretty cool.)
Robert Levin is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The New York Enterprise Report. Levin has extensive experience with midsize and small businesses, having previously held CEO, CFO, and COO positions with companies in several industries. He is also a contributor for The Huffington Post. Levin can be reached at email@example.com and (212) 307-6760.