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Innovation inspiration can come from the strangest places. It is unlikely to come from your competition! Who inspires you? The type of innovation you are looking for will drive where you look for inspiration. Read More
Practice Make Perfect. Acquisitions are a graveyard of failure for most acquirers. But do the best acquirers teach us. 3 things that practiced acquirers are really good at. Read More

Conference Board – Leadership Survey Results

Conference Board – Leadership Survey Results  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Management
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3604 days ago
Made Hot by: WorkSpace on January 22, 2013 1:17 pm
Latest Conference should give SMB leaders some thought provoking ideas. What's important to leaders in the US? in Europe? in Asia? in 2013. Read More
We have all been there. The positive prospect pours out confidence. The proposal goes out and we wait for the PO. And we wait a long time. Now there is disappointment and mystery and silence. There is a solution and it's subtle but important. Read More

The Ballad of H-P & the Wake Up Call for SMBs

The Ballad of H-P & the Wake Up Call for SMBs  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Strategy
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3608 days ago
Made Hot by: focusmedia on January 18, 2013 1:32 am
The ballad of HP spells out the dangers of switching off. The lifecycle of all companies can be depressing. You could be running at $1m in sales or $10Bn. What lessons can we learn from looking at the big boys and their inability to perform on the highest stage? Read More
We will all encounter trouble in our businesses. The secret is early detection! How can you spot when things are going wrong? What controls can you put in place to avert disaster? Read More
Why Positioning drives growth is key to understanding how to succeed in this highly connected economy. Defining who you are drives everything. And unfortunately we get what we deserve when we fail to define who we are with accuracy! Read More
The problem with meetings is that they become stale. How you keep them fresh. Establish what questions your meetings are trying to answers. This will produce 10 impressive benefits. Read More

Entrepreneurship & Story Telling

Entrepreneurship & Story Telling  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Marketing
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3614 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on January 9, 2013 1:42 am
Story Telling is a key skill of the entrepreneur and his/her team. Malcolm Gladwell helped us understand how ideas spread in his best seller The Tipping Point. This post explains why story telling and Gladwell's message is as important today as ever, almost 12 years after Tipping Point was first pu Read More
As businesses grow people get left behind. They can't grow at the same pace the company demands. New talent needs to be brought in. But these loyal servants were there with you at the beginning. How do you manage their expectations and disappointments? Read More
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