Category Archives: Business

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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MEASUREMENT AND PRECISION: KEYS TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction In the, “Recruit, Organize, Manage and Deploy” approach, one aspect of running or working at a business, non-profit organization or educational institution transcends time and strategic categories: the aspect of measurement. … Continue reading

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FINDING YOUR PROFIT ZONE

 Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Sustainability strategies in for-profit companies must be based on a clear understanding of the “profit zone” within a given industry. This phrase –made popular by Adrian J Slywotzky and David J … Continue reading

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THE ECONOMIC GROWTH PLAN: THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE BUSINESS PLAN

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction In the current state of the economy, instead of extensive business plans, organizations are now focusing on creating survival plans.  This article outlines what should be in your organization’s economic growth … Continue reading

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COST MANAGEMENT: THE ESSENTIAL SKILL OF BUSINESSES

Article by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group  Introduction The worlds of business, non-profit, and educational institutions are merging. Nowhere are they doing so as quickly as in the area of cost management. When critics say that non-profits need to … Continue reading

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Measuring “MARPERATIONS™” – A NEW MEASURE OF BUSINESS SUCCESS

Article by Arjun Sen, President, ZenMango®, and Restaurant Management Group and Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Whether it is in business school, successful corporations, or in motivational speeches, we have all heard over and over the statement, “What … Continue reading

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“MARPERATIONS™” – THE NEW SCIENCE OF BUSINESS

Article by Arjun Sen, President, ZenMango®, and Restaurant Management Group and Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction Graduate schools of business have long sought to create a science of business. From Frederick Taylor to Peter Drucker, who “practically invented … Continue reading

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MANAGING FOR THE LONG RUN: LESSONS IN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FROM GREAT FAMILY BUSINESSES

By Danny Miller and Isabel Le Breton-Miller Book Review by Mike Powers and Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction The book, Managing for the Long Run, explores family controlled businesses (FCBs) – businesses, whether public or private in which … Continue reading

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FIRST, BREAK ALL THE RULES: WHAT THE WORLD’S GREATEST MANAGERS DO DIFFERENTLY

Book by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, Simon and Schuster, 1999 Book Review by Herb Rubenstein, President, Sustainable Business Group Introduction One factor in determining how long an employee is willing to stay with an organization is the quality of … Continue reading

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