In 1987, Wayne Miller, was heading up his own consulting firm when Century Rain Aid, with eight branches in four states, offered him a position. They were looking for someone who could develop and implement the business and computer systems that would enable the company to continue growing.
As a young man, Burt Sperber knew what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. In his wildest imagination, he never dreamed that the company he founded would achieve such heights.
Hear that giant sucking sound? It's
money swirling down a black
hole called missed opportunity, never to be seen again. The opportunity,
which is often overlooked and an otherwise unconsidered profit center,
is found on the other side of the landscape drainage
fail even in days of prosperity, turning otherwise profitable
enterprises into dismal
failures, often in surprisingly short time. Red ink is an indication,
not a cause, for a breakdown in a company's health. Being guilty of one
failing, or a combination of several, can sink any
profitable business into oblivion.
When John Jenkins signed on as an accountant in the Des Moines factory of Deere & Company, he probably never dreamed he would one day become president of a major division of a public company.