• What’s wrong with General Motors?

    It seems that #GeneralMotors has deteriorated and is in trouble yet again with: GM posted a decline in net income of 141% in 2018. GM registered a $4 billion net loss in 2017. GM recently announced the closure of 6 manufacturing plants. Meanwhile, Toyota actually increased net income almost 40% in 2018, and earned a net […]

  • Was GE correct in replacing its CEO?

    A nagging thought kept running through my mind when I read #GeneralElectric had replaced Mr. John Flannery as Chief Executive Officer after just 14 months on the job: Was he given enough time to fix this huge severely distressed $120 billion company? My answer is no… It would take at least 3 years to fix a […]

  • China’s Debt Crisis

    #China may be forced to continue to increase its debt position. Their cash flow future looks grim. China’s debt is largely held by corporations. The problem is a fair number of their small and large companies are poorly managed. Their inefficient equipment and systems results in high-cost, money-losing operating companies. This results in deficit cash […]

  • Broken Business Models: Sears & Kmart

    The NY Post’s article and others seem surprised that Sears Holdings may not be able to continue as a going concern. Clearly sale of its Craftsman brand was a signal that Sears was in serious financial straits. The acquisition of Sears and Kmart was completed ten years ago. But twenty years ago, before e-commerce became […]

  • 2nd Best Company to Work For

    Fortune Magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies to Work For” rated Wegmans Food Markets as the second best company to work for. As Inc. Magazine’s article reports, Wegmans does not pay the highest wages compared to many of the other companies on Fortune’s list. However, it does have some attractive perks for tuition reimbursement and health […]

Bob Amter

Since 1991, Bob Amter has operated as a
Chief Executive Officer and Advisor to distressed and profitable manufacturing and service companies.

Prior to 1991, he was a 15-year veteran of
$20 billion Emerson Electric Co. as a division president.

Broken Business Models: Sears & Kmart

The NY Post’s article and others seem surprised that Sears Holdings may not be able to continue as a going concern. Clearly sale of its Craftsman brand was a signal that Sears was in serious financial straits. The acquisition of Sears and Kmart was completed ten years ago. But twenty years ago, before e-commerce became […]

2nd Best Company to Work For

Fortune Magazine’s 2017 “100 Best Companies to Work For” rated Wegmans Food Markets as the second best company to work for. As Inc. Magazine’s article reports, Wegmans does not pay the highest wages compared to many of the other companies on Fortune’s list. However, it does have some attractive perks for tuition reimbursement and health […]

Recession?

Are we headed into a recession in 2016-2017? The decline in the key drivers of economic growth say yes: Business fixed investment has declined by an annualized 4% over the past two quarters. Business equipment and software declined 5%. Non-residential structures dropped almost 8%. Employee layoffs. “U.S.-based companies announced 65,141 job cuts last month (April), […]

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