Executive Briefings

It's Time to Get Leaner and Meaner. The Next Recession's Coming.

The end of the recession seems so close that you can almost smell it. The stock market is surging, China and India are firing on all cylinders again, and no one would be surprised if in the next quarter the U.S. economy shows signs of growth too.

Yet this is exactly the wrong moment to let up on the mean and lean strategies you've adopted over the past year and a half. In fact, it's time to go further and develop a new, even tougher mindset: managing for -- yes -- the next recession.

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The end of the recession seems so close that you can almost smell it. The stock market is surging, China and India are firing on all cylinders again, and no one would be surprised if in the next quarter the U.S. economy shows signs of growth too.

Yet this is exactly the wrong moment to let up on the mean and lean strategies you've adopted over the past year and a half. In fact, it's time to go further and develop a new, even tougher mindset: managing for -- yes -- the next recession.

Read Full Article