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IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION FOR BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction The typical board of directors “communication system” rarely gets beyond simple email systems. Face to face meetings, and large board books sent by overnight delivery a day or a week before … Continue reading

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A NEW PARADIGM FOR SUCCESSFUL BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction New companies and small non-profits think the last thing they need is a strong board of directors. And they think that they could not recruit a good board or pay for … Continue reading

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THE ROLE OF TRAINING FOR BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group, and Paul E. O’Flynn, Executive Director, Kentucky Organ Donor Association Introduction Today, new Board Members in for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations often receive little or no training regarding how to serve as … Continue reading

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCORECARD

Article by Herb Rubenstein Introduction Today there is a great need for effective Boards of Directors. There are many evaluation and assessment systems on the web and available from consulting firms. However, few evaluation systems analyze all of the proper … Continue reading

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CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL OF BOARDS OF ADVISORS AND BOARDS OF DIRECTORS FOR ALL COMPANIES

Article by Herb Rubenstein Introduction Boards of Advisors and Boards of Directors for all companies, nonprofits, and educational organizations can provide great value for the organization in their earliest years and whenever the organization wants to grow and improve their … Continue reading

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EVALUATING BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

By Herb Rubenstein, President, Herb Rubenstein Consulting Introduction It is often said that we learn from failure and mistakes. However, the question remains, “What do we learn?” If all we learn is not to make that mistake again, that is … Continue reading

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THE NEW STANDARDS FOR BUSINESS PLANS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, The LEEEGH Introduction Today, business plans are funded at the rate of 1 in 1000.  How does a good business plan defeat these tough odds?  More importantly, how does an ongoing business write a business … Continue reading

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COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS: THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCK IN BUSINESS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, The LEEEGH Introduction Everyone, including for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, has competitors. Organizations must be both intelligent (capable of learning) and knowledgeable (informed) about these competitors. The goal of carrying out a competitive … Continue reading

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STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction The days of “one man rules” are dying fast. Some suggest the days of “one woman rules” are coming fast. Most likely, the future will be characterized by a middle ground … Continue reading

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RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR COMPANY: A PRIMER

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Capital does not flow in mysterious ways. It does occasionally follow a fad or trend over the cliff.  However, capital generally flows where someone has already demonstrated, at least in theory, … Continue reading

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