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Corporate Wealth Creation
Understanding Evolution of Business, Factories, Technology & Human Capital

 

Understanding Evolution of Business, Factories, Technology & Human Capital - structure notes

JSC How it works? & Why it works? - ideas notes

Introduction, Preliminaries & Starters

Introduction Philosophy - before we begin? - ingredients for success - wealth creation cocktail - notes   

wealth creation 

understanding business 

Preliminaries - why wealth? - why you? - why me? & thanks? - notes

background -

1 Economics & Marketing - Markets - Joe or The State?

2 Accountancy & Ownership - Business - Owners or Producers?

3 Systems & Structure - Factories - Customers or Bureaucrats?

4 Science & Application - Technology - Practice or Theory?

5 Behaviour & Organisation - Human Capital - People or Profit?

Starters - are you sitting comfortably? - notes

scope

theme

structure

The Wealth Machine

Wealth Machines - collect £100 as you pass go - notes

creating value

private profit 

Markets - it's not from benevolence - notes  

supply & demand

nature of profit

magic of property

safeguard of competition & choice

individuality of reality

The plc - magic round about - notes

magic round about - Ideas - Sources of Finance - Cash - Creditors - Stocks - Fixed Assets - Costs - Financial Items - Debtors

margin & speed - Marketing Task

Marketing - process action centre - notes

specialisation

economies of scale  

customer value

brand positioning

product life cycle

research

advertising

Quality & Service - new improved pukka de lux - notes

customers at risk

quality chain

customer service

competitive control

Complications - Market Failure - notes

waste & pollution - No Owners  

cartels - No Competition

poverty - No Money   

planning failure - No Hope

Role of Government -

role of government    

Business Accounts

Business Accounts - Specific Objective - machine in action - notes

measuring the flows

shareholder value

Profit & Loss Account - it's not a zero sum game - notes

profit or cash

profit & loss - Profit and Loss Account

prices & revenue

costs & expenses

Balance Sheet - what we have is what we owe - notes

capital or revenue

balancing - Balance Sheet

asset utilisation

financing growth

Cash Flow Statement - sink or swim - notes

equity or debt

cash pool - Cash Flow Statement

overtrading

inflation

cash call

Mergers, Aquisitions and Divestments - supercharged growth - notes

mergers or acquisitions

market standing

divestments

ownership activity

Complications - Trust - caveats - notes

caveats - Timing - Asset Valuation - Cost Allocation

information failure

Role of Ownership -

role of ownership

Factory

Factory - same objective - dark satanic mills - notes

factory systems

market led factories

Factory Systems - getting the act together - notes

system characteristics

system problems

structure & growth

functions

staff departments

Design - so you want to build a factory - notes

supply

process positioning

technology type

location

capacity

Cost Behaviour - tales of the unexpected - notes

cost & control

cost & volume

cost & complexity

Operating Method - chucks away - notes

planning & control bureaucracy

real time management

in situ planning - System Objectives

management priorities

'Z' Charts

control system

Complications - Responsiveness flexibility - notes

flexibility

backing winners  

bureaucracy failure

The Role of Structure -

role of structure

Technology

Technology - servant or master - the essential link - notes

microchip revolution

technology

New Technology - a tiger by the tail - notes

microchips

microprocessing

powerful synergy

in situ control

Application of Technology - hold that tiger - notes

application of science 

dynamic technology

funding    

selection 

structure 

problem solving 

R & D Costs - a bottomless pit of expense - notes

focus

bureaucracy

timing

People Business - management by walking about - notes

people business    

selection

training  

motivation 

rewards

Complications - Price of Progress - not selected to play - notes

unemployment

restrictive practices

opt out

science failure

 The Role of Innovation -

role of innovation

Human Capital

Human Capital - Profit Objective - but it's all about people, the natural order of things - notes

growing businesses

profit or people?

Current Situation - I wouldn't start from here - notes

enlightened self interest

people system

profit & employees   

problem solving for profit

emerging systems coordinators

Proposed Solution - the ball game has changed - notes

restructuring organisation

restructuring capital

skin in the game

business driven R&D

delegation & control

Alternatives - the ones that got away - notes

bureaucracy

regulation

Complications - a sting in the tale - notes

execution

real time control

market failure

 The Role of People -

role of people

 

ROUND UP - The Golden Threads - notes

SPICES

Simplify
People
Innovate
Customise
Economise
Specialise

VALIDATION - questionnaire - notes

The Wealth Machine - PowerPoint presentation describing how the machine works and why it works ... this material was originally put together for a business appreciation course for first line managers during the 1980s ... still relevant & necessary for business students?

 

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