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By Sid Chadwick “You can not teach a man anything….you can only help him find it within himself”………………………..Galileo Galilei INTRODUCTION: We not so long ago delivered a “2018 Customer Survey Analysis & Report”….to a client…..whose customer survey response rate ---was…….41%........! Subsequently, their Plant Manager…..sent me an unsolicited photo of... Read More

By Sid Chadwick If “Cash Flow” is tight for what I desperately need to re-invest, how do I insure that we don’t lose money….any given month…?.........CEO, Peer Group Meeting INTRODUCTION: A highly respected, very profitable Peer Group member (we’re talking 20 – 25% ---year after year)… is observed to remark, “Most of our competitors are on a steady... Read More

An American Printer Commentary By Andy & Julie Plata, Co-CEOs American Printer In this, our third Commentary related to the January 31 announcement of Fujifilm’s proposed Xerox takeover, we share actions taken by Xerox’s largest and third largest owners. Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason together own approximately 15.2% of Xerox. Their Xerox stock wo... Read More

New York, N.Y., February 13, 2018.  Darwin Deason, a long-term and third-largest shareholder of Xerox Corp. (“Xerox”), has filed a lawsuit against Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (“Fuji”), Xerox, current Xerox board members and Ursula M. Burns, Xerox’s former Chairman and CEO.  The complaint was filed on February 13, 2018, in the Supreme Court of the State... Read More

By Sid Chadwick “We also  test for ‘desire to learn’…..if a prospective employee doesn’t have an innate desire  to learn, there’s no need for us to invest our resources --- when there’s a built-in limitation – from the very beginning.”….................Tony Tedeschi, President, Piedmont Press & Graphics Warrenton, VA Introduction: The days of cheap... Read More

An American Printer Commentary By Andy & Julie Plata, Co-CEOs American Printer In our January 31 Commentary on Fujifilm’s proposed Xerox acquisition we stated the following: Although Xerox was valued at US$8 billion at the close of trade on Tuesday, Fujifilm announced Wednesday that they only paid $6.1 billion for the company. That seems like a bi... Read More