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The Surprising Value of Being the Best in the World

The Surprising Value of Being the Best in the World  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Strategy
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3581 days ago
Made Hot by: thelastword on February 12, 2013 2:49 am
The world is changing. The prize for being #1 is getting bigger. Companies are either remarkable or invisible. But the little secret for winning is to define what you want to be #1 at! You get to define the unique space you want to dominate, have fun within, find your tribe. Read More
How many firms exist the US and how many sell out for $10m. Read about the final numbers for 2012 - the M&A tables for the US show around 6000 firms sell out for $10m with an average value in those deals of $130m. Read More
What is the small business market? How many people does it employ? What does it take to be in the top 10%. Where are the 120m US workforce employed? To really understand the small business marketplace you need to understand the key facts. Read More

The Secrets of Scaling a Business

The Secrets of Scaling a Business  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Strategy
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3587 days ago
Made Hot by: Marketing_Mashup on February 9, 2013 3:15 am
Scaling a business is not the same as growing a business. There's more to it than that. I've posted 10 little secrets you should be aware of as you scale your business whatever the size. Read More
What big trend will impact your sector, business domain over the next 5 years? Something will make an impact. Perhaps you could be that change. I've gathered together a range of trends from really smart people for you to consider. Read More
We are all so busy. But are we working on the right stuff? Issues, problems come at us hard and fast but are we focused on the key agenda items. The stuff that will move the needle. We need to be clear on the key questions that we need to answer. Read More

Measurement – A Reminder from Bill Gates

Measurement – A Reminder from Bill Gates  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Management
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3594 days ago
Made Hot by: Big Business Boogaloo on February 2, 2013 8:30 pm
Bill Gates has moved on to a new chapter in his life. Using his wealth and influence he is attacking some of the greatest problems on the planet. His latest letter to followers of his foundation highlights the need for measurement to ensure success. Inspired by Bill, this article reminds us why bus Read More

The Cost of Mediocrity

The Cost of Mediocrity  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Management
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3597 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on January 28, 2013 8:05 am
The Cost of Mediocrity is huge. This article picks up on the theme articulated in Seth Godin's new book - The Icarus Deception. Why is flying too low risky? From the CEO, right across the organization we can choose to create our best art, our best work, or we can get by, make do. But the opportunit Read More
There is a recent phenomenon observed in some successful companies - give your staff as much time off as they want! How can this work? This post reviews a recent FT article and suggests issues to consider. Read More

Zooming Out & Zooming In – 10x Management Revisited

Zooming Out & Zooming In – 10x Management Revisited  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Strategy
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3600 days ago
Made Hot by: businessluv on January 26, 2013 2:56 pm
This is an update of a post first published in May last year. The original post was inspired by the book Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Chris Collins and Morten T. Hansen. Read More
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