Thursday, February 11, 2010

Economy's fine, says "business expert"

IT’S not the economy, stupid, it’s you. So says George Cloutier, author of “Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing” (HarperBusiness, 2009). Mr. Cloutier, the 63-year-old founder and chief executive of American Management Services, specializes in advising small and midsize businesses and turning troubled companies around.

In other words, he specializes in throwing people out on the street and asset-stripping companies.