Monthly Archives: February 2015

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Is an accidental currency war breaking out?

As you know by reading my blogs over time, the Fed was stuck holding the bag on leading the economic turnaround.   El-Erian, the world’s most influential economist, explains that the advanced monetary policy cannot complete the job alone.  As all the world’s banks adopt this policy, a race for the top or zero sum game […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Marvel fans can now binge-read comics for $9 a month

I had to give credit to all the media and entertainment organizations for the updated marketing strategy.  The customer preferences have changed not for the content but when and how they want the content.  Customers prefer flexibility of their products to match their lifestyle.  Having access to the catalog in an electronic format allow for […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Why the Sony-Marvel deal is amazing for Spider-Man fans

I got one response to this news:  CIVIL WAR Since the inception of these characters, the Civil War concept and series released in 2000’s pits Iron Man against Captain America with Spider Man as the key figure of what side will he choose.  The back story has implications of today’s society on privacy and who […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: What the market doom-and-gloomers fail to grasp about anemic growth

In this article by Nouriel Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, the emphasis about the pending economic downturn is unfounded based on their lack of understanding of the causes for the current economic condition.  As stated in the article: “The root of their error lies in […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: 3 reasons why stock buybacks are booming

There are many investors talking about the positives and negatives to the increase in the stock buyback programs.  Basically, most organizations are participating in a stock buyback program; thus, the companies are betting on the stock market can generate a better return than their internal programs.  This is usually a losing proposition since the market […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Could Six Sigma Have Saved Enron?

In my Lean Six Sigma classes, I’ve been ask if someone with Six Sigma training could have saved Enron.  This is a great question.  In my analysis is that an insider could have seen this coming and an external professional could with the right data.  This is powerful statement since many financial experts didn’t see […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Saving From the Start with Lean Six Sigma

Most companies complain that the costs associated for implementing Lean Six Sigma is too high and outweigh the benefits.  This article clearly explains the rational for implementation.  I will list the details and you can judge the overall benefits claimed by implementing companies.  The continuous improvement mantra becomes more than just a slogan but an […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Cybersecurity boom

Cybersecurity is becoming the new issue for not only personal protection but also for corporate organizations.  Here are opportunities to benefit from the leaders in this environment. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) – leader in this space and used by Motorola Solutions and Raymond James Financial Fortinet (FTNT) – smaller version of Palo Alto Networks – […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: What the market doom-and-gloomers fail to grasp about anemic growth

In this article by Nouriel Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, the emphasis about the pending economic downturn is unfounded based on their lack of understanding of the causes for the current economic condition.  As stated in the article: “The root of their error lies in […]