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Category Archives:Understanding P&L Statements(The Stevens Method)

Oct. 18.

Meet David of the Stevens Method,

Meet David of the Stevens Method,Meet David of the Stevens Method,

OK, I want to give everyone a little bit of FYI about the man called David Stevens, also known as The Turn Around CEO, of the Stevens Method. He is known and earned these titles over a span of 45+ years. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at the University of MD., my old Alma mater in College Park, Md. He teaches this subject matter to Graduate Students daily, so he knows his stuff. I can attest to that myself.

David formed and taught the capstone course, ‘How to Manage an International Company’ in the International MBA program at UMUC, University of Maryland. The course was focused on business strategies, financial management, and control. He based this course (no textbook), on his years as a CEO and Turnaround Management Consultant both Nationally and Internationally. He taught this course in the classroom for eight years and had to stop teaching due to international travel. He was asked to rejoin UMUC in 2010 but teaching the course online rather than in the classroom again. He gladly joined because he felt he had lot’s to offer to up and becoming graduate students, entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized companies, etc., etc., etc. Basically, anyone that wanted to learn more about “how to read and understand financial statements better”. So, he was able to move from the blackboard to the keyboard. Once again, Meet David of the Stevens Method,

So last year David decided to package the entire course for the internet. It is titled “The Stevens Method”.

Take a look, from Top to Bottom, we are glad he did. Here is the Stevens Method. See what’s being said.

The Stevens Method consists of four segments:

  • Classroom 101, Learning & Reports;
  • Classroom 102, Budgeting;
  • Classroom 103, Business Plans; and
  • Classroom 104, Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • There is also an e-book, How to Read & Understand Financial Statements.

This e-book is a step-by-step approach that beginners can use to be able to decipher financial statements. This is an excellent reference book, written in a “non-accountant text”, with business strategies that assist the learning process making it easier for you to understand.

 Well, for now, I will STOP. I don’t want to give all the goodies away. It wouldn’t be fair to those that have “already signed-up for the course and E-Book”.  And the good thing is, we haven’t gone public yet. Excitement is in the air.

Blessings,

George J Gould Jr

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Oct. 16.

The Stevens Method, Coming Soon.

The Stevens Method, Coming Soon.The Stevens Method, Coming Soon.

We had to re-vamp the Stevens Method so that classroom student/members could get a better understanding of what the Stevens Method was all about. Some thought it was “too complicated” so we modified it to give David the time he needed to be with the students. We still suggest getting the e-book FIRST because it gives you the foundation needed for understanding how to read and understand financial reports. If you read the Ebook FIRST, you’ll better understand David’s methodology when ENROLLED in the teaching of the course. Now is it a pre-requisite to the course, no, but it gives you the added confidence you’ll need for going through the rest of the courses.

We recently had a gentleman, Frank, that was going to his bosses at work for a promotion to that of “Operations Manager”. He got in touch with us/David, to find out what all he needed to know before going before his superiors because he really wanted the promotion. But, he felt as though he was lacking in some areas that he could use help in, so he got in touch with David. David was very gracious with him and the time spent, was some 3.5 hrs with him to help bring him up to speed with understanding financial reports. Afterall, he was trying to become an Operations Mgr. and it was imperative to present himself in the best way possible and hopefully get the edge on everyone else with The Stevens Method, Coming Soon. 

Although we had to take the opportunity down for a while to make some adjustments, people have been constantly signing up for the courses. We are just about finished putting the final adjustments to it and will give it a final test run before going public. We want everything to be smooth and the continuity going from one classroom to the next to, be exciting as well for the students that are enrolled. We believe this time the classroom methodology is the most prosperous for all and will be an exciting experience for ALL.

We have clients that are quietly waiting for our Grand Opening and we want to deliver with a Bang!!

So remember,  The Stevens Method, Coming Soon.

blessings,

George

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Sep. 26.

Marketing at

 

Marketing at

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Marketing at Goulds Marketing Services LLC

Fellow Colleagues,

Would you join our Newsletter Today? We’re all about;

Marketing at Goulds Marketing Services LLC,

First, let me say;

Welcome to our World of Marketing, here at Goulds Marketing Services LLC

 

As I have often said “There isn’t a Chronological order or sequence in the way I express myself here

with my presentation of info, tips, or news”.

I simply conduct myself with Integrity and Honesty, and I am moved by my heart

to speak about various things I experience when putting it on the Web. So if you’re looking for a consistent, continuity in my presentation of marketing and subject matter,

you will not get that here. I am very spontaneous here and moved by my everyday experiences in my marketing world.

I write about other marketing experiences I’m involved in as well,  such as Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing, Internet Marketing, Building National and International Business Relationships (Globally), etc., etc., etc.

So if you see something of interest I am promoting that you would like to JOIN with me, by ALL means, DO SO!

I will then GET IN TOUCH with you myself for further discussion One on One.

NOTE:

Currently, My company has been retained to develop a Marketing Strategy for David & take his products GLOBAL around the world for him. I have my contacts already in place in places like AFRICA, countries like NIGERIA, GHANA, several Colleges & Universities over there etc., etc. We also have so far 3 large clients, International, & National clients that’s interested and I AM EXCITED. I am about to launch for David his Ebook and other copyrighted materials called “The Stevens Method”. How to Read and Understand Financial Statements”? What has made him famous is he has been able to develop a unique Balance Sheet that ALWAYS BALANCES regardless of the numbers you insert into it. IT ALWAYS BALANCES!

Also, I promote various software technology’s I use that helps me to strategize and accomplish my goals in my “world of marketing and leveraging on the internet”.

Here is another arm of my business if you’d like to Join. => Take a L@@K HERE.

NOTE:

=> We are still a work in progress because I am Not focusing on it as of yet, just getting people to join for now. We currently have almost 1500 people that have joined. So if you want to join and meet there for networking, you can.

As alluded to, we are all about,

Marketing at Goulds Marketing Services LLC

later on, I will introduce you to another tool I utilize daily.

I would be re-missed if I didn’t at least mention it to you at a later date, but not now.

Also, check out this Great Marketing Company.

Blessings to ALL,

George

p.s. please JOIN my NEWSLETTER, let’s STAY IN TOUCH and develop a much-needed, wonderful, relationship.

p.p.s. I look forward to TALKING with you SOON, let’s start Today and we can exchange phone number’s and be as Reciprocal to each other as we can.

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Aug. 07.

Creating Marketing Strategies that work


Creating Marketing Strategies that work
Creating Marketing Strategies that work

Isn’t that what you want?

In Creating Marketing Strategies that work, take into account how your business’ strengths and weaknesses will affect your marketing strategy/plan.

Start your marketing strategy document with an honest and rigorous analysis, looking at your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Conduct some market research on your existing customers, and contrast that research analysis to see how it will help you in building a more honest picture of your reputation in the marketplace. Then you will have a more honest foundation for Creating Marketing Strategies that work. Here are just a few bullet points worth notating.

Strengths could include:

  • the special knowledge you have of your products
  • special features or benefits that your product offer
  • personal and flexible customer service
  • Conducting yourself with the utmost Integrity

Weaknesses could include:

  • lack of an established reputation
  • limited financial resources
  • accounting systems could not be efficient enough
  • not diverse enough competitively
  • not enough targeted customers yet

Opportunities could include:

  • increased demand from a particular market sector
  • using the Internet to reach new markets
  • new technologies that allow you to improve product quality
  • Becoming more competitive with the changing trends in the market

Threats could include:

  • the emergence of a new competitor
  • more sophisticated, attractive or cheaper versions of your product or service
  • new legislation increasing your costs
  • a downturn in the economy, reducing overall demand

Once you have done your analysis, you can then more effectively measure the potential effects each element may have on your marketing strategy, thus giving you a better edge with your customers.

For example, if new regulations cause you an increase in cost to compete in the marketplace where you’re already weak, you may want to look for other opportunities. On the other hand, if you have a good reputation and your key competitor is struggling, the regulations might present an opportunity for you to push more aggressively for new customers.

All ABOVE are key in Creating Marketing Strategies that work based on your Strengths and Weaknesses as a company. I believe in the basics of marketing because this is where you will be able to construct your strategies for your marketing plan.

Note:

Again I want to reiterate this notation because I believe it’s a necessary piece of information in the Marketing World to Stay ahead of ALL trends in the marketplace. Especially when you’re trying to become and stay profitable.

I Highly Suggest and Recommend getting this information because it’s easy to utilize, and is Newbie friendly even to those who may not be good with numbers or technically inclined. If you are more Advanced, this information is even more of an advantage because you can always see where you are “Instantaneously” when marketing your products, goods, and services. Staying ahead of the game in this way will keep you more profitable.

Schedule an appointment with David here.

I hope this posting will be a blessing to you and you were able to be reminded of something that you may have forgotten to do when it comes to the basics of doing anything. Sometimes we need to be reminded about the basics. That’s why sometimes go back to the basics because generally, that’s our foundation to success.

blessings,

George

As alluded to previously, we are all about,

Marketing and Advertising, with Goulds Marketing Services LLC

Check out my: (Social-Platforms),

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Aug. 02.

Marketing and Advertising, with

Marketing and Advertising, withMarketing and Advertising, with 

 

Welcome to our World of Marketing and Advertising, with Goulds Marketing Services LLC.

As a reminder,

There isn’t a Chronological order or sequence in the way I express myself here

with my presentation of info, tips, or news.

I simply conduct myself with Integrity and Honesty, and I am moved by my heart to

speak about various things I experience when putting it on the WWW. So if you’re looking for a consistent, continuity in my presentation of marketing and subject matter, concerning Marketing and Advertising, with Goulds Marketing Services LLC

you will not get that here. I am very spontaneous here and moved by my everyday experiences in my marketing world.

I write about other marketing experiences I’m involved in as well,  such as Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing, Internet Marketing, Building National and International Business Relationships (Globally), etc., etc., etc.

So if you see something of interest I am promoting that you would like to JOIN with me, by all means, DO SO!

Here at Marketing and Advertising, with Goulds Marketing Services LLC

I will then GET IN TOUCH with you myself for further discussion One on One.

Also, I promote various software technology’s I use that helps me to strategize and accomplish my goals in my “world of marketing and leveraging on the internet”.

Here is another arm of my business here if you’d like to Join. => Take a L@@K HERE.

It’s still a work in progress and will be so for awhile. Its membership is Over 1,000+ and growing.

As alluded to, we are all about,

Marketing and Advertising, with Goulds Marketing Services LLC

So I would be re-missed if I at-least didn’t mention this HERE!

Marketing and Advertising, with

 

Get in touch with Dave personally if you want to meet him or talk with him

Here => SCHEDULE A TIME WITH DAVE.

Blessings to ALL,

George

p.s. please JOIN my NEWSLETTER, let’s STAY IN TOUCH and develop a much needed, wonderful, relationship.

p.p.s. I look forward to TALKING with you SOON, let’s start Today and we can exchange phone number’s and be as Reciprocal to each other as we can.

Check out my: (Social-Platforms),

I encourage you to “please check me out BELOW”. I’m Real, and a Man of Integrity you can trust.

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We are also Dun and Bradstreet Verified”, and recognized as a “Gold Standard Company“.

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Jul. 17.

E Book, Read & Understand Financial Statements

 

E Book, Read & Understand Financial Statements

E Book, Read & Understand Financial Statements

Note the logo.=> Profitability and Cash Flow are the results to Business Planning.

In order to achieve the two, one must be able to read and understand the P&L Statement and the Balance Sheet. The cash flow statement is the tool that makes P&L and Balance Sheet work together.

Profitability or loss is the final entry on the P&L statement. The key to achieving profitability is controlling expenses, not increasing sales. One must have an in depth understanding of the cost structure. Many will focus on sales being the key to achieving officiality, but if you do not control expenses, then all the sales in the world will not result in profits.

Get the foundation about how all this works.

A positive cash flow is the result of profits on the P&L and the control of uses and sources of cash items, which are found on the balance sheet. It is possible to have a profit on the P&L and not have any cash, because of the lack of management of accounts receivable or inventory, balance sheet items.

So, for cash flow actions we look at items on the Balance Sheet. The purchase of new equipment accounts receivable and inventory at the end of a time are major users of cash.

Current and long-term liabilities (bank debt/bond debt) are a source of cash. Paid in capital (equity is a source of cash) and is net income is a source of cash, if positive, and a use of cash if there is a loss.

So, we can generalize and state that profitability is related to the P&L statement and cash flow refers to the balance sheet.

Having this E Book, Read & Understand Financial Statements

  • enables you to have an e-book written in easy to understand sentences, and not typical phrases used by accountants. get it here

COST OF GOODS SOLD (COGS)

In a manufacturing establishment, Cost of Goods Sold represents all the costs incurred in the factory in producing the products that were sold during a time period.

  • The introduction discusses the three types of financial statements.

To recap, the three financial statements defined are:

  • The P&L Statement: A historical document that shows the revenue and associated costs generated in the business over a month, quarter, or year, usually ending on the last day of the period.
  • The Balance Sheet: A snapshot of the financial condition of a company at the end of the month, quarter or year.
  • The Cash Flow Statement: The blending document that takes the results from the P&L Statement and the Balance Sheet and creates the ending cash balance for the time period.

So once again this E Book, Read & Understand Financial Statements is the foundation for better understanding how all this works when you see it in The Balance Sheet that Always balances.

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Jul. 01.

The Balance Sheet That ALWAYS Balances

The Balance Sheet that ALWAYS BalancesThe Balance Sheet that ALWAYS Balances

This is a UNIQUE BUSINESS PRODUCT, developed by David Stevens. It has been seen by some well known CPA’s in the area. They have said, “It’s Unique” how David has it setup AND “always balances” regardless of the numbers that are changed and integrated into it. Make any change and it always Balances ALL the time.

Here is an example of what I mean:

  • BALANCE SHEET WITH BOARD STRATEGIES
    BALANCE SHEET 2016 2015
    ASSETS
    Current Assets
    Cash $8,835,305 $987,055
    Accounts receivable @ 30 days $2,054,795 $2,147,945
    Inventory $3,000,000 $2,842,000
    Total Current Assets $13,890,100 $5,977,000
    Fixed assets $2,000,000 $2,000,000
    Accumulated depreciation @ 10 years $400,000 $200,000
    Intangible assets $300,000 $300,000
    Accumulated amortization $200,000 $100,000
    Total Assets $15,590,100 $7,977,000
    LIABILITIES
    Accounts payable $164,300 $145,000
    Short term loans $      – $      –
    Accrued Expenses $      – $      –
      Dividends Common Stock @ $.25/Share $300,000 $      –
      Dividends on Preferred Stock @ $5/Share $30,000 $      –
    Taxes payable $1,454,250 $991,200
    Total Current Liabilities $1,948,550 $1,136,200
    Bank Loan $2,000,000 $2,000,000
     Bonds 1,500 @ $1,000 par value $1,500,000 $      –
    Total Liabilities $5,448,550 $3,136,200
    STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY
    Common Stock 1,000 shares @ $1 par value $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    Common Stock 200,000 shares @ $7 par value $2,000,000 $      –
    Preferred Stock 6,000 shares, 5%, $100 par value $600,000 $      –
    Net Income $2,700,750 $1,840,800
    Accumulated prior retained earnings $3,840,800 $2,000,000
    Total Equity $10,141,550 $4,840,800
    Total Liability & Equity $15,590,100 $7,977,000
    Net Working Capital $11,941,550 $4,840,800

 

  • The Balance Sheet That ALWAYS Balances
  • Any set of numbers can be integrated into this type of balance sheet and it will ALWAYS BALANCE, Bar None.
  • This is “The Stevens Method” and it is “Unique” and every CPA that has seen this Balance Sheet has agreed.
  • Get in touch with David for a 1 on 1,
  • We will even come to your college/university or corporation if you meet the pre-requisites for a Seminar.
  • That will be determined by David, Owner of the “Stevens Method”.

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blessings,

George

p.s. “UP-COMING SOON”, An Interactive Video that illustrates “The Balance Sheet that Always Balances with the change of a click with any entry into the P & L or Balance Sheet.

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Jun. 26.

The Stevens Method

The Stevens MethodThe Stevens Method,

having problems understanding how to read and understand financial statements, “let David help you”. Over his 45 yr career, he has set at the TOP of 12 different corporations and brought them ALL back from the brink of “bankruptcy”, and I mean literally. It earned him the name/title, “The Turnaround CEO”. At this point of his life, he wants to make someone else’s life running corporations a little bit easier when it comes to financial statements, profit and loss statements, gross margins, etc., etc.

Featuring: The Stevens Method

  • THE BALANCE SHEET THAT “ALWAYS” BALANCES. (Imagine That?)
  • E-Book, “How to Read and Understand Financial Statements
  • Class Room 101- Hitting the Ground Running, (An AWESOME 1ST CLASS)
  • And Several more Class Room Opportunities subsequent to Class Room 101 following w/David
  • A 90mn-2hr Face to Face Appointment with David, himself (Ask any questions)
  • Will come to YOU and put on Seminars at Colleges, Universities, and Corporate Offices
  • Something for Everyone, the College Student & Graduate Students considering owning your own business one day, and also about to enter the Business & Corporate world
  • Veterans, & Military Personnel, about to transition into the business world and needs that Jump-Start in understanding this complex financial report
  • Minority Owned Corporations, etc., etc. 
  • Any friend or family member that you feel could Benefit from a thorough understanding from such a man as David. It’s Very Easy for him after 45 yrs of reading these reports

So if you know of anyone that needs this type program, AND could ELEVATE them much Higher in their understanding of operating a PROFITABLE BUSINESS, tell them about The Stevens Method.

Give them this GIFT.

Lastly, I want to give you just a brief mentioning of David’s career. When you meet him, you can find out so much more about this “consummate professional”. Here is something about his early beginnings and how he took the hard hat off for the coat and tie.

Trading a Hard Hat for a Coat & Tie

David was a full-time time student at Wharton and graduated within the specified two years. While at Wharton he worked 30+ hours a week at Link-Belt Company, where his father worked for 49 years, in the engineering department. The engineering department strengthened his resolve never to practice engineering, but to be in manufacturing/operations. David felt that in manufacturing you have the shortest path to managing people, which leads to climbing the corporate ladder to profit & loss (P&L) responsibility.

Within three years of experience in underground coal mining, Dave was responsible for 13 men on the hoot-owl shift, miles from the drift mouth. Now that he had to find a position in industry he had to set his sights on a goal. He felt he could no longer strive to be a general superintendent of a number of mines since MJ, his wife, would not return to the coal fields. Not in Kentucky, West Virginia or anywhere near coal dust. So he set his goal as obtaining P&L responsibility. He was not interested in sales or marketing— although many graduates chose this path since there was a company car, travel, golf and other business entertainment.

Dave was interested in how to advance in his career????

He felt that in his experience, the shortest way to P&L responsibility is to take a position where you have to deal with people. Manufacturing often leads to line management—more quickly than other paths. So he set out to develop the skills. The Stevens Method develops skills in financial management, with less time and $$$$. So Dave would offer this advice to grandchildren who are entering the corporate world.

He was offered P&L responsibility after three years as the managing director of a joint venture company that Leeds & Northrup was going to establish with the Tata Group in India. The joint venture would operate under a manufacturing license from Leeds & Northrup for process controls and instrumentation and be established in Bombay. David journeyed to Bombay with the Vice President International to negotiate the license agreement, but the restrictions on the transfer of foreign currency from India to fund the agreement was not allowed by the New Delhi Bureaucrats, … Well enough about the man, for now, I only wanted to touch on David’s career that brought him to where he is today. When you meet him, he will gladly tell you more.

blessings,

George

The Stevens Method

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Jun. 09.

The Stevens Method has launched

The Stevens Method has launched

The Stevens Method has launched

David, & Shannan, are extremely excited about this launching. It’s been a while in coming but we are here. Currently, David teaches “Graduate Students” at my old Alma Mata, The University of Md. and will become available as needed.

The Stevens Method has launched and has become a well-known title for David who has helped 12 different Corp’s. from the brink of Bankruptcy, World-Wide over his past 45 yrs. when he was named and called “The Turnaround CEO.

He has started this endeavor by first of all putting his E-book out there called “How to Read and Understand Financial Statements”. There is so much practical information in this book that it’s an easy read for even the lay person to understand, even a neophyte will understand the application of what David teaches you.

After successfully turning around 12 failing companies, David Stevens created this comprehensive e-book based on over four decades of international, executive-level management experience to help business professionals like you take the guesswork out of financial decision-making to increase your profitability and cash flow.

Grab your copy today, and have the confidence to make key financial decisions by tonight.

The Stevens Method has launched

Anyone that gets the E-Book will then be able to have access to David as part of the Up-sell package in which this is where “you” can schedule a 2hr face to face meeting & coaching with David himself and ask any questions. David is not only known worldwide as The Turnaround CEO but his product is also called, “The Balance Sheet that Always Balances”, (imagine that my friends in your business). This is another reason The Stevens Method has launched. Dave teaches you his BEST about,

  • Profitability
  • Cash Flow
  • Business Plans

and much more

  • about Gross Margins
  • about Financial Management Control
  • David has his own unique approach to helping your business increase profitability and cash flow
  • always having a Balance Sheet that Always Balances

At the bottom of the page ABOVE, listen to what Donna, an Interior Designer says about Dave when she went through his course. Also, listen to what Jeremy says, a Operations Analyst for Citigroup when he went through dave’s course. He gained a better edge in his financial decision-making.

Once you have gotten Dave’s book and scheduled your 2hr face to face with Dave, as an incentive he will give you for FREE, his First Course, => Classroom 101: Hitting the Ground Running, (The Foundation course). He’s giving this away as an incentive because The Stevens Method has launched.

I want to give you just a little more background about David when he was starting out early on in his career. You will be able to get a better idea what Dave went through to become who he is today. Dave has always believed that

Management is Getting Things Done Through People.

When he transferred to Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech) as a junior, he changed from Civil Engineering to Mining Engineering, mainly due to the persuasion of Charles T. Holland, Head of the Mining Engineering Department.  But, not entirely due to persuasion.

At the time, Mining Engineering only had five students in his class, so his Professor Holland was anxious for a new student. Especially one that grew up in Southern West Virginia and had actually graduated from high school. Professor Holland obtained approval from the Dean of the Engineering School that he would not have to take statistics.  It was a great experience for Dave being at the best engineering school in the US. He was granted a full fellowship to obtain a Masters in Mining Engineering, but Professor Holland finally got revenge and placed him in a graduate class in statistics. He still has bad dreams about Dr. Hurst and game theory.

He worked in and around the mines during vacations, and was a United Mine Works union laborer in the mines at Plum Creek, WV, before starting his graduate year. He had always seen engineering as the path to management—realizing the apple does not fall far from the tree.  No idea of how to get there—he just wanted to be a manager, and when he took his first position at Imperial Colliery Company, Burnwell, WV, he had his eyes set on a general superintendent’s job. But! his eyes were often diverted on the trips up the hollow to the mine, with a nude woman standing on a front porch. He told me just a few days ago himself that the woman would always “pull her dress up every morning” when they went by her house. Another obstacle to work where the rattlesnakes hanging around the mine entrance—warm air!!

Now everything I’m telling you is David’s career leading up to why The Stevens Method has launched.

After marrying his wife, MJ. He took the Philadelphia debutante to Jenkins, KY, as a loop course trainee with Bethlehem Steel. They lived in Mud Bottom, with a pot belly stove for heat and a newly added indoor bathroom, which really helped with our newly born Wendy. Fuel cost–$24– company discount.

Two years of underground surveying, being a fire boss and helping develop a preventative maintenance program—let him divert here. Preventative maintenance was a new phrase, especially around the mines, and when the program was introduced it was met with skepticism by the old-timers. They installed the program during a two-week miner’s vacation. To make it easier for the miners who could not read (which was most of them at that time). They developed pocket-sized cards, a picture of the machine and different colors for the daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance to be performed. It worked like magic—tons mined increased. Preventative maintenance became a major part of my management career. Saves $$$.

Still not a manager yet, but then he was made a section foreman with thirteen men to supervise. On the hoot-owl shift and several miles from the drift mouth to the working section—with a new continuous miner, a Jeffery Coal Mole. The first continuous miner at Bethlehem Steel with a new foreman. The general foreman visited each section a couple of times a week, so the roof falls, equipment failure and methane gas had to be handled by the section foreman without a conference with the boss. A youngster responsible for experienced miners learns quickly the role of a manager—getting things done through people. Without the ability to get things done through people, I would have been asked to test a section of roof that had not yet been roof-bolted and would have had a kettle bottom landing on my head. Like a 2nd Lieutenant leading the platoon. Both dead.

Now a bit about the functions of management—planning, organizing, directing (motivating), controlling and staffing. This article is getting a bit long, so let’s talk about the organization and save the rest for later.

blessings,

George

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The picture ABOVE is an ACTUAL  picture of David working in the mines prior to becoming a successful mgr.

David earned this reputation because of what he had accomplished setting at the TOP of 12 different Corporations spanning a 45yr career. He successfully brought companies back from the brink of “Bankruptcy to Profitability” again, earning him the title of “the Turnaround CEO”.

It wasn’t easy for David initially because he started in the coal mining industry and worked as a mining engineer and within a few years, rose to the ranks of a foreman having 13+ men reporting to him. He had realized he didn’t want to be only a foreman in the mining industry, so he worked hard to acquire a Management Position in the Manufacturing Industry. David realized this was the shortest path to not only manage people, but also the shortest path to climbing the corporate ladder to learning all about Profits and Loss responsibilities. Again, another Marketing Profile, View, of why David worked so hard. He knew what he wanted and he went after it.

I don’t want to tell all of David’s intimate story because this posting is not what I am trying to fulfill. I am only trying to introduce David with enough information about him as he pursued his educational career and to give you guys some snippets about him in this Marketing Profile, View, endeavor such as the bit of info. (next couple of paragraphs), ok?

(This is the continuation of David’s story about how he became a manager. If you didn’t read the first article in the series, Go here. The story will make more sense if you read them in order.)

David was a full-time student at Wharton and graduated within the specified two years. While at Wharton he worked 30+ hours a week at Link-Belt Company in the engineering department. The engineering department strengthened his resolve never to practice engineering, but to be in manufacturing/operations. David knew that to be in manufacturing, he would have the shortest path to managing people, which ultimately would enable him to climb the corporate ladder to Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibilities. Truly David went on to become who he is today.

He worked in and around the mines during vacations and was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. Before starting the graduate year, he worked underground in the mine at Plum Creek, WV. He operated roof bolting machines, was a brakeman on the underground train, set explosive charges at the coal face and set timbers for roof support. He had always seen engineering as the path to management, so he needed experience in operations.  He had no idea of how to get there—he just wanted to be a manager, and when he took his first position a year later at Imperial Colliery Company, Burnwell, WV, he had his eyes set on a general superintendent’s job. His eyes were often diverted on the trips up the hollow to the mine, with a nude woman standing on a front porch. Another obstacle to work where the rattlesnakes hanging around the mine entrance—cool air in the summer. More info. from David himself coming about this Marketing Profile, View.

blessings,

George

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