Industry Trends & Happenings Features for October 2007

Industry Trends & Happenings Features Archive

Global Competition—Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Of the slew of informative educational seminars offered at FIN-X ’07 in Indianapolis last month, perhaps none hit home like the presentation by noted author and industrial turnaround specialist Michael Collins. In his keynote speech, titled “New Strategies for the New Century: Finding Growth Opportunities in Today’s Global Economy,” Collins took a detour from the oh-so fashionable tactic of bashing international competitors. Instead, Collins sought to provide participants with some textbook cases of how several American companies, particularly smaller ones, are competing successfully.