Attack, Parry, Riposte: A Fencer's Guide to Better Business Execution

Attack, Parry, Riposte: A Fencer's Guide to Better Business Execution

Norman A. Katz


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Business is more than just a sport, it is a battle. You have to expertly wield weapons to professionally defeat the internal and external disruptive challenges confronting your organization, to compete against your competition, and combat against the market forces that will oppose you. For the first time ever, Norman A. Katz has applied the strategies and tactics of the martial art of fencing to showcase how to successfully win at business. Attack, Parry, Riposte: A Fencer’s Guide to Better Business Execution will explain how to foil the forces of operational inefficiencies, slash through software project disasters, target leadership defects, improve cultural missteps, enhance brand respect and recognition, analyze both yours and your competitor’s strengths and weaknesses, unmask supply chain execution failures, make better use of organizational resources, and more. Because in business, it’s best to be en garde.


Norman A. Katz:
The author, Norman A. Katz, is a senior business and technology leader with a history of architecting and delivering best-in-class enterprise solutions for global companies that transform and strengthen the full spectrum of financial and supply chain operations. Norman accelerates profit and loss performance via technical and business process innovation. He collaborates with C-level leaders to introduce and adopt new ways of thinking and working, generating millions of dollars in top-line revenue performance. Norman is widely recognized in both technical and business circles for a proven ability to bridge complex business requirements with seamless, accessible solutions. He is a frequent presenter at global conferences on best practices and emerging trends. Norman is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Controls Specialist, and a Microsoft Office specialist. Norman holds a Florida Private Investigator license, is a Florida notary public, and has a certification in corporate governance from Tulane University College of Law. Norman has a bachelor of science in business administration with a major in computer information sciences from the University of Florida. Norman is the author of two first-of-their-kind exclusive books. Detecting and Reducing Supply Chain Fraud was published in August 2012. Successful Supply Chain Vendor Compliance was published in December 2015. Aside from private sales, both books are available in hundreds of university libraries worldwide. Norman began his professional career as a programmer and progressed to programmer analyst, business systems analyst, and information technology manager in the first eleven years after graduating from university and before starting his own advisory company, Katzscan Inc., in January 1996. He has experience in a variety of industries, notably consumer products within brick-and-mortar and online retail servicing both B2B and B2C fulfilment, pharmaceutical and medical products, and general manufacturing and distribution. Norman began fencing in 1993 and started his own fencing club in 2007. He delights in teaching fencing to people of all ages and skill levels; a sport he truly loves participating in himself. Since he was a youngster, the thought of being a swordfighter was something he could only imagine while watching his heroes play out their fantastic fantasy roles on television and on the big screen. And now, every time he dons his fencing uniform, Norman gets to live out his childhood dreams, even way into adulthood; just one of the things, he surmises, that keeps him mentally, spiritually, and physically young. And what a fun time he has doing so! For more information about Norman and his professional help to companies, please go to: