Articles By Andy Marken

Ten commandments for managing people

The most valuable asset any organization has today is not its facilities. It's not the inventory in the warehouse or on the production line. It's not healthy bottom line the company achieved last

Published on: April 27th, 2005 Andy Marken

Can channels and vendors ever really get along?

The industry continues to struggle for sales and profits as manufacturers and the distribution channels continue to work against each other. Hardware and software producers as well as VARs and integrators are going

Published on: March 23rd, 2005 Andy Marken

A new approach to moving up the corporate ladder

Recently, I received an announcement regarding a symposium for mid-career professionals on ""Moving Up the Ladder."" Priced at $2,500, the three-day course was sponsored by a nationally respected business school.Rather than tie up

Published on: September 22nd, 2004 Andy Marken

Reduce cost or improve data quality?

The dramatic increase in CD and DVD media demand — 500 per cent this year and similar forecasts for 2005 — plus competitive pressures to squeeze out every cost possible and improve profit

Published on: June 30th, 2004 Andy Marken

Collaboration: Managers who share power, have more power

While a person of royalty is born to his or her station in life, ordinary people have to work to achieve a position of power. So it is often difficult for individuals who

Published on: May 26th, 2004 Andy Marken

Big margins in video ready systems

Even before the chaos of this past year that forced people everywhere to reassess their priorities and relationships, Faith Popcorn — president of BrainReserve — forecast two consumer trends that would reshape business

Published on: August 27th, 2002 Andy Marken