Reflections
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, a French critic, journalist, and novelist, wrote "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose," which has been roughly translated to “the more things change, the more they stay the same" (Les Guêpes, January 1849). When I was growing up, my elders used that phrase to...
Reflections
I’ve just returned from the TMA Eastern European Conference held at the Czech National Bank in Prague. In its third year, this conference continues to grow by attracting individuals engaged in or interested in turnaround, restructuring, insolvency, and corporate renewal in the Central East European...
Reflections
My last Reflections column in the Journal of Corporate Renewal was titled “Corporate Restructuring: Will the Force Awaken?” I’m here to tell you now that it has and we’re in the early stages of the new cycle. I write this having just returned from TMA’s biggest and best Distressed Investing...
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TMA Chicago/Midwest: Operational Excellence (Mega Chapter) A Student Internship Competition was created in 2016 and was offered to interns at companies who are annual sponsors. The competition promotes young professionals exploring careers in corporate restructuring and enhances TMA’s visibility in...
Reflections
Chaos is described as a state of complete disorder and confusion. After 28 years in the turnaround and restructuring business, one develops a taste for it. I am reflecting on what it is that distinguishes the subject matter of the turnaround industry from the healthy business world. At the risk of...
Reflections
As our political, economic, technological, and social foundations are being disrupted in ways and at speeds never before imagined, we are continuously challenged in how we conduct both our personal and professional lives: how we interact and connect with one another, how we work and conduct...
Reflections
TMA is a global community of professionals who work with companies to improve performance, manage disruption, restructure, work through insolvency, preserve equity, and drive significantly improved results. Each year, TMA members work to protect thousands of jobs, preserve hard-earned equity, and...
Reflections
The lifeblood of any industry association such as TMA is an engaged membership community. Engagement has many facets, but a key element of TMA’s plan for success is predicated on attracting and retaining the next generation of turnaround industry professionals as members. More than six years ago, I...
TMA Reflections
As we prepare to host the TMA Network of Women (NOW) Summit in Chicago on May 16, I thought it was appropriate to reflect on the TMA NOW initiative. Established in 2013, TMA NOW fosters female leadership by creating the premier business development and networking group for women in the turnaround...
April 2017 Reflections
In February, TMA Global Chair David Cohen and I attended the fourth annual TMA Eastern European Conference hosted by Erste Bank in Vienna, Austria. Bringing together nearly 150 turnaround professionals, lawyers, capital providers, and others, this meeting represented a who’s who of the profession...