Author Archives: Dutch Kendall

Speaking of Value

Many years ago, when I was a young manager at GE, the company dispatched me to India to deal with a critical supply issue.  On my first day in India, the president…

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Use the Force, Manager

“It’s an energy field created by all living things.  It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) Yes, I…

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Dividend Policy

“Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”    …

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Check the Small Things….Always!

“Always check small things.”                                                                           ~ General Colin Powell, My American Journey, 2003 A few years after my wife and I bought our first small business, we decided to offer our General…

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Just-In-Time and Unquantifiable Risks

Modern college textbooks talk about “Just-in-Time” inventory systems like they are obvious. The benefits are well known, so everyone should take advantage, right? Well, for those of us who have actually tried…

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Corporate Social Responsibility Comes Home

“Do not hold back in what you do. Let the Spirit burn in you. Work hard for the Lord.”   –Romans 12:11 The Message Years ago, while working on my Ph.D., I wrote…

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Divine Dividend Policy

The course I have taught more than any other at the DeVoe School of Business is Managerial Finance.  In order to achieve their MBAs, many students have endured my lectures and homework…

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