Louis’ writing enlightens, inspires, teaches and entertains audiences around the world. His articles have been featured in top publications including Forbes and Huffington Post with articles achieving #1 on Forbes, Twitter and LinkedIn reaching millions of readers globally. You can also find his work and thought leadership in hundreds of global publications including textbooks, magazines and online publications.

Why Wal-Mart Is Winning In A Losing Industry

By Louis Efron | June 1, 2017

Wal-Mart employs 1% of America, 2.2 million people worldwide. The largest retailer in the world, its employee head count is larger than the population of several small countries. Recently, Wal-Mart reported earnings per share of $1.00 versus expectations of $.96, according to Thomson Reuters analysts; revenue of $117.5 billion; 1.4% growth in U.S. same-store sales;…

Mario Barth: Leadership Lessons From An Ink Empire

By Louis Efron | March 13, 2017

When I got a tattoo about 22 years ago at Big Joe’s in New York, it was a painful experience. I asked the artist who was inking me if there was any danger of getting a tattoo, and he quickly responded: “Only that you will want more.” Forty-five million Americans have one tattoo. Approximately 55…

How The CEO Of National Life Group Drives Continuous Improvement

By Louis Efron | February 1, 2017

Organizations talk about continuous improvement. Better processes. Improved customer interactions. Product innovations. More efficient workflows. Enhanced financial results. But few apply this process to the heart of all improvement: leadership. Leaders drive improvement at every level of an organization. So, wouldn’t it follow that leaders who are continually improving will drive improvement in the work…

Identity Is Your Passport To Success: Stedman Graham

By Louis Efron | December 28, 2016

According to Stedham Graham, 6.5 billion people don’t know who they are. While many may associate Graham’s name with his life partner, Oprah Winfrey, he is a man who stands well on his own. My conversation with him was enlightening and inspiring. Graham is a veteran of the U.S. Army, an educator, author of eleven…

Should You Hire An Ex-Con?

By Louis Efron | November 17, 2016

Theft. Illegal drugs. Violence. Poor performance. These are all things you find in organizations despite thorough application reviews, multiple interviews, personality screenings and rigid background checks. Needless to say, most corporate hiring processes are far from perfect. After having dinner with Arte Nathan, the former longtime HR partner to casino mogul Steve Wynn, crime was…

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