We remained focused on providing fanatical customer service, while managing costs and investing a disproportionate amount of our capital to growth in Europe, our fastest growing, most profitable business segment. Our experienced senior management team made the right decisions to manage the business this year, and we reaped the rewards in generating a 48 percent increase in earnings per share following a strong performance in 2001Executive Business Briefing Feb 13, 2003
Comparable sales in desktop and laptop computers dropped 18 percent, while overall technology products declined 13 percent in the first quarter, continuing to overshadow growth in some core office supply categoriesExecutive Business Briefing Apr 17, 2002
We believe the profit improvements we have made are sustainable and will ensure solid earnings growth for 2002 even without a dramatic improvement in the economy. While we are aggressively focusing on driving efficiency and productivity throughout our businesses, we are highly focused on finding new ways to grow. So at this point in time, we are confident that our earnings per share can grow in excess of 30 percent this year without any significant improvement in the domestic economyExecutive Business Briefing Apr 17, 2002
Bruce Edward Nelson (born May 12, 1979 in Emmetsburg, Iowa) is a former American football guard and center of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. His NFL career was limited to two seasons because of hip injuries. He played college football at Iowa. Nelson was 1st team All-American and 1st team All-Big Ten in his senior season in 2002. He was also team captain 2002 and also had 48 consecutive starts. Bruce Nelson was also voted academic Big Ten in 2000, 2001, and 2002. He now resides in his hometown of Emmetsburg, Iowa.