Learning Org and Capitalism LO7475

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
17 May 96 13:02:43 EDT

Replying to LO7428 --

Ron Mallis <Ronmallis@aol.com> quotes the following by me:

>.... He then says that "the financial
>profession is laggard in this arena and their traditions are hopelessly
>inadequate for current businesses."

and then Ron added:

>As far as I know, the "multi-capital" model that Keith mentions was
>originally designed by Hubert St. Onge. He's with the Canadian Imperial
>Bank of Commerce.

Ron, I know about the leadership of CIBC and ICON to make things better.
There is hope!. My financial profession reference was to the accounting in
which a company can be viewed as healthier after letting 20% of their
people go. And to manufacturers who are valued when they have high
inventories without regard to its utility.

While software is not considered an asset that a company can borrow
against, even if there are millions invested. This drives software
companies to the equity markets even when they are not ready. These are
all "side-effects" of bad measurement systems. They are also a symptom of
the inability of many organization to learn and adapt.

So what set of measurements would drive executive behaviour toward a LO?

Thanks for your interest.


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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