Author Archives: Michael Katz

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Risk Type, its Interaction with Price Elasticity, and Market Equilibrium (April 2022)

I have written before about the importance of understanding the difference between idiosyncratic risk and systemic risk. In today’s newsletter, I expand these two types of risk to a lens that looks at business problems. Then I discuss how this lens interacts with the concept of price elasticity. Why? I show how this understanding can help your business face the challenges presented by Covid, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, general price inflation, and more, particularly with respect to product pricing. Read more…

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Product Cost and Inflation (March 2022)

Inflation is here for the foreseeable future and compensation costs will continue to rise even faster — all on top of supply chain problems. How best can an organization understand product costs amid our new reality? Today’s newsletter takes a closer look and offers tips for staying ahead of the inflation game. Read more…

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Why Your Physical Presence Matters (December 2021)

Effective management requires listening, communicating, and observing people firsthand. Virtual interactions, while certainly more convenient, can have a negative impact on results if done to the exclusion of everything else. Today’s newsletter explains, in addition to offering specific suggestions for taking full advantage of your physical presence. Read more…