Andrew C. Harvey

22 Flips | 5 Magazines | 31 Likes | 13 Following | 7 Followers | @AndrewCHarvey | Management consultant and author.  When mediocrity is not enough.  Advising middle-market businesses on superior performance and  business  maturity.

Mid-Market Private Equity (updated)

Middle Market Private Equity Outlook

Opportunities + challenges for middle market businesses

Business Scaling Challenge: Achieving Profitable Growth in Middle-Market Companies

U.S. Middle Market Companies Confident about Business Growth

Asset Based Lending in the Middle Market - Financing a Manufacturing or Distribution Business

Financing the Missing Middle Market

Capitalism will collapse because banks & political elite ‘allow poor to rot’ ‒ Tariq Ali

The banks behind politicians in the western world “have allowed the poor to rot,” and now the elites in those countries, especially the US, are …

Mark Weinberger, EY's Global Chairman and CEO, Discusses Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

<b>Mark Weinberger Global Chairman and CEO, EY</b><p>In today's interconnected world, our challenges are so great and so complex that no single organization can address them alone. That means if businesses want to drive more inclusive capitalism, the first, most important step is to build strong partnerships …

The British Library puts treasure trove of 20th century literature online for your browsing pleasure

If you want to read Virginia Woolf's <i>Mrs. Dalloway</i> or George Orwell's <i>Animal Farm</i>, you can head down to your local public library. If you want to read …

Literature

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

What makes bad writing bad?

Bad writing is mainly boring writing. It can be boring because it is too confused or too logical, or boring because it is hysterical or lethargic, or boring because nothing really happens. If I give you a 400 page manuscript of an unpublished novel – something that I consider to be badly written – …

A Level-Headed Discussion of Capitalism vs. Socialism

Capitalism isn't Bad, Even if Some Capitalists Are<p>Bernie Sanders came to my town of Lexington, Kentucky, earlier this month. Thousands of supporters showed up, and in this week's state Democratic primary, a mere couple thousand votes separated him from the frontrunner. The self-described …

US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out

The inequality that is feeding the bitter, divisive and populist politics now sweeping the west<p>Crisis always brings opportunity. And right now, we are having a crisis of capitalism unlike anything experienced during the last four decades, if not longer. The evidence is everywhere – in rising …

Why Don't Millennials Support Capitalism? 5 Young Founders on the New Rules of Business Success

A new study found that half of millennials reject capitalism. We talked to five successful millennial founders to find out what's really going on.<p>How do millennials feel about the current state of the U.S. economy and the system behind it? According to a recent study conducted by Harvard …

The Economist's Crony Capitalism: The Economic List You Want To Be At The Bottom Of

The Economist has produced an interesting little list: one of those little lists that you definitely don’t want to be able to say “We’re number 1!” about. It’s an attempt to rank countries by the amount of crony capitalism that exists within those economies. They use the wealth listing from here, …

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, Discusses Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

<b>Paul Polman Chief Executive Officer Unilever</b><p>While there are encouraging signs that momentum is building, there are many things that still need to change if we are to move to a genuinely more inclusive form of capitalism. We need, for example, to root business models in a deeper sense of purpose, …

American Capitalism’s Great Crisis

A couple of weeks ago, a poll conducted by the Harvard Institute of Politics found something startling: only 19% of Americans ages 18 to 29 …