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…

105 x served & 14 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

105 x served & 55 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…

98 x served & 8 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

84 x served & 17 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 2004, he…

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Bitter return to home

76 x served & 9 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

81 x served & 14 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....