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Broke. What Every American Business Must Do to Restore Our Financial Stability and Protect Our Future

  • ID: 1235497
  • January 2010
  • Region: United States
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Broke

"Business has never had more legitimacy, opportunity, and capability to impact the issues John addresses and many world–class companies already are. From values–based leadership to education, healthcare, and environmental issues like safe water business is and will continue to make a positive difference for our children's future."
Steven S. Reinemund, Dean and Professor of Leadership and Strategy, Babcock Graduate School of Management, and Dean, Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, Wake Forest University; and former CEO of PepsiCo

"John Mumford has written a riveting and very necessary book about the failure of American institutions to cope with a new world, the corruption of values, and the absence of strong visionary leaders. Broke is breathtakingly comprehensive and Mumford does not mince words. Mumford explains how we can achieve an America both great and good, a nation with 'a single value system that matches the vision of the Founding Fathers.' I¿highly recommend this book. It's like nothing you've ever read before."
Fred Barnes, Fox News commentator

"John Mumford has accepted a significant challenge in assessing the future of our nation's twenty–first century. At this important moment in history, READ MORE >

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Preface.

Acknowledgments. 

PART I BUSINESS LEADERSHIP IN TWENTY–FIRST CENTURY AMERICA.

Chapter 1 Down a Dark Road.

Chapter 2 The Dilemma Is America Off Course?

Chapter 3 Applying Timeless Principles to Business Leadership.

Chapter 4 Business Leadership and the Political Process.

PART II PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP AND FINANCIAL STABILITY.

Chapter 5 The Vital Role of Business Leaders Getting Your Enterprise in Top Shape.

Chapter 6 Overcoming the Declining Dollar.

Chapter 7 Managing Business Debt (So It Doesn't Manage You!).

Chapter 8 Avoiding Derivatives and Financial Tsunamis.

Chapter 9 Preparing for Inevitable Disasters.

Chapter 10 Controlling Inflation's Damage to Business.

Chapter 11 Avoiding the Liquidity Traps.

Chapter 12 Maintaining Sound Business Pensions.

Chapter 13 Business and Our Nation's Financial Stability.

PART III MANAGING VITAL RESOURCES.

Chapter 14 Water Business and a New Direction.

Chapter 15 Business Solutions to Energy Gridlock.

Chapter 16 Environment Renewal and Redirection.

Chapter 17 Infrastructure Renewal Business Can Lead.

PART IV PRINCIPLED BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND OUR GLOBAL CHALLENGES.

Chapter 18 Business and Renewed International Relationships.

Chapter 19 Business and the Limits to Empire.

Chapter 20 Overcoming Technology Losses.

Chapter 21 Limiting the Impact of Terror.

Chapter 22 Business Solutions for the Developing World.

Chapter 23 Business and International Environmental Resources.

PART V BUSINESS: LEADING OR FOLLOWING THE CHOICE IS OURS.

Chapter 24 The Role of Principled Leadership in America's Turnaround.

Chapter 25 A Tale of Two Nations Which Path Will We Choose?

Appendix A America's Economic / Business Leadership Failures: 1965 to the Present

Appendix B Repaying America's Debt: Staffing the National Service Corps: 2010 to 2030.

Appendix C Meeting America's Growing Power Demands.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

About the Author.

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John B. Mumford is the founder of The Washington Group Consultants, LLC, which works with both Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits on all phases of strategic and operations management. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After his service, he obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. With nearly four decades' experience in the military, government, and business, he is also a sought–after speaker on leadership, values, and business ethics. Learn more about John at www.WashingtonGroup.com and more about
Broke at www.AmericaFutureWatch.org.

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