Archive for March, 2009

As some of you may remember, the Foundation for Enterprise Development is supporting studies on employee ownership and various employee-ownership topics at a variety of universities. Many of them are case studies on companies that have been successful implementing employee ownership that consider how they did it. Three of eight different programs we are sponsoring […]

Sorcerer II Launch

Thank you for your ideas for the new book — we will discuss them this week. Please keep your ideas coming. Last Tuesday we had lunch with the J.P. Morgan folks from Los Angeles, where I have some investments. The meeting was mostly about the current state of the market and whether any of my […]

Last Monday Peter, Mary Ann and I had a phone conference with our literary agent to discuss his progress in obtaining a publisher for the new book. It turns out the publishing industry is in a downturn right now, and they are generally uninterested in a new book unless it is very novel and sensational […]

I’m pleased to announce that Rutgers University has received a $2 million gift from the Foundation for Enterprise Development to establish the J. Robert Beyster Professorship of Employee Ownership. The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations will receive the endowed chair. I have been working closely with Dr. Joseph Blasi at Rutgers for many […]

The FED recently announced a new program, the 2009 Shared Capitalism through Employee Ownership Award. The Award is being accomplished in partnership with the Center for Business Education at the Aspen Institute and the Employee Ownership Foundation. The purpose of the award is to identify innovative research in business or business-related disciplines concerned with the […]

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  • Jim Russell: Some 45 years ago in early 1972, I flew out to La Jolla and met with Dr. Beyster to decide whether to...
  • Edgar Cruz: In the 14 years I served at SAIC, I learned from people who knew Dr. Beyster personally, that employee...
  • Paul Hobin: I’ll always remember the awkward, somewhat apologetic explanations for Dr. Beyster’s low pay...
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