Bank of the OzarksSmart Money Habits Blog

When You Put People First, Profits Will Follow

There are few words that strike more fear in business owners than recession.  But one of those more frightening words, for both employees and compassionate leaders, is layoffs. Bob Chapman, CEO of the manufacturing company Barry-Wehmiller, faced both of those terrible words daily in 2009 as the financial crisis was beginning to wreak havoc on […]


What’s the Value of a Dollar? It Depends.

Would you pause before spending $1,000 dollars from your paycheck on a weekend getaway?  I know I would. But you would probably be more likely to splurge on that trip if the money came from your tax returns. It’s the same amount of cash either way, but it doesn’t feel the same because people tend […]