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In December 2011, The Westerly Hospital had depleted its endowment and was less than two weeks away from completely running out of money. Founded in 1925 and employing some 800 people, the hospital was and remains an economic cornerstone. Accordingly, Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Brian P. Stern placed the hospital under the protection of a court-supervised special mastership, appointing me to that role. My team and I were charged with finding a way for the hospital to remain viable, retain jobs, and continue to actively serve the health care needs of the community. Over the course of two-and-a-half years, it has been rewarding to see the end-result: an economically viable hospital. more
Several weeks ago, I used this column to share lessons I learned from my parents in recognition of Mother's Day and Father's Day. My intention was to honor mothers and fathers everywhere for the wisdom they impart to their children. The … more
The book, titled "America's Twelve Master Salesmen," was written and published by B.C. Forbes & Sons in 1953. Yes, there were women in the book, but in those days, "men" was the universal gender. Today, it's quite the opposite. The book … more
If you're expecting a raise in salary, don't be surprised if you get handed a bonus check instead as more and more companies are moving toward giving performance-based bonuses instead of handing out pay raises, according to a "2014 Salary Increase … more
The first half of this two-part column covered one of the major changes to the Affordable Care Act for 2015, the employer shared-responsibility mandate. Following are several other important changes that companies need to know about. … more
I began this year in retrospect by reading a 60-year-old book on the masters of selling. The book, titled "America's Twelve Master Salesmen," was written and published by B.C. Forbes & Sons in 1953. The book was based on the fact that each … more
A few weeks ago, daredevil Nik Wallenda walked untethered atop Orlando's 400-foot-high Ferris wheel – as it was spinning. This is the same guy who traversed a tightrope stretched across the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and between two Chicago … more
If you’re thinking about taking out a new home-equity line, you’re hardly alone. Credit lines tied to home equity – popularly known as HELOCs – are one of the fastest-growing segments in the mortgage market. Volume during the first half of 2014 is up by an extraordinary 21 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data collected by credit bureau Equifax. more
Increasing numbers of small businesses are not offering employer-provided health insurance due to the high costs. At the same time, Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) has made it easier and cheaper for most individuals to buy their own insurance via the new health care exchanges. more
The world is out to get active money managers. As Bloomberg's Charles Stein reports, they've been having a tough economic recovery, with only 21 percent of stock-picking mutual funds beating their … more
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