Posts Tagged ‘paper industry’

Maximizing Shareholder Value

Lego businessman on bench

“On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy… your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products. Managers and investors should not set share price increases as their overarching goal…

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Killing creativity…

97 x served & 12 x viewedYoungme Moon who is the Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School has compiled an “anti-creativity checklist” that gave me a total flash back to my earlier employer. I believe I heard at least 80% of...

Innovation is not a big issue in the paper industry

101 x served & 53 x viewedRISI recently published their list of the top 50 movers and shakers of the paper industry. The list comprises the usual suspects, but also a few amusing surprises. No. 5 on the list is Steve Jobs, since Apple's products have changed consumer behavior faster than any...

Print is Eternal – or…

92 x served & 6 x viewedThe following is the first few lines in a hilarious discussion between more or less extinct media types. Moderator: Welcome to Obsolete Anonymous! I've gathered you all here to welcome our latest member, the Print Industry. Print Industry: Hello, everyone. But there's been a...

Johnny kicks ass at last day on the job…

Johnny Johnsson

80 x served & 14 x viewedJohnny Johnsson was celebrating his last day at work with a three-hour presentation of his achievements as company doctor at Stora Enso Fors over a period of more than 20 years. During the first 10 years, Fors became the healthiest company in Sweden. In…

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Bitter return to home

70 x served & 6 x viewedHelsingin Sanomat has summarised the rise and fall of Finnish paper industry's conquest of American and European paper companies. In the year 2000, the three companies Stora Enso, UPM and M-real were all very confident that their acqusitions were truly adding value to the...

Dumbest business decision of the decade

77 x served & 12 x viewedThe Swedish business paper "Dagens Industri" has listed ten candidates for the not so flattering distinction "dumbest business decisions of the decade" in Sweden. Stora Enso tops the list for the decision to acquire Consolidated Papers for EUR 4.9 billion in the year 2000....