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A recent Gallup poll announced that worldwide only about 13% of the workforce is engaged in the work they do. Engaged? As Gallup puts it: psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations. Can you change your company's rhythm? Read More
A new M&A report was issued last week from the International Business Broker Association (IBBA), Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project and M&A Source highlighting the latest US activity. Thanks to Rose Stabler for the heads up. Read More
Andrew Hill at the FT wrote an interesting column last week about “Purpose”. As he pointed out, it has become quite a buzzword in CEO circles. Ellen Kullman, CEO at Dupont wasn’t the only CEO to use it at the recent World Economic Forum. But he missed a point - purpose needs context. Read More
In creating this free e-book we wanted to drive to the heart of how entrepreneurs can create value. We wanted to create a practical, no-nonsense guide to the process of building value, how value is perceived by acquirers, and of course how to crystalize cash. Read More
There’s a tsunami of data coming at you: emails, texts, invitations, workshops, invitations for coffee, blog posts, WSJ articles, radio shows clips from NPR, reports, surveys. How do you keeps things moving forward? How do you stop missing things? Read More
To do your best work you need to focus. You need to master your craft. To be the best in your market, the best in your region, the best in the world requires a mental discipline few possess. I’ve always been competitive. This post examines the mental game behind business success. Read More

Strategic Plans – How to Do Them

Strategic Plans – How to Do Them  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Strategy
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3130 days ago
Made Hot by: SimplySmallBiz on January 21, 2014 10:39 pm
The Strategic Plan sounds like a big company tool. The sort of thing that IBM or Google might pull together. Well I’ve been involved in large and small companies, driving strategic plans for many years and I’m convinced they’ve become, ironically, the best tactical weapon at your disposal. Read More

Internet of Things – Some Thoughts

Internet of Things – Some Thoughts  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Strategy
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3133 days ago
Made Hot by: Copysugar on January 21, 2014 6:01 pm
Google acquired a thermostat company called Nest for $3.2 Billion this week. Shocker or was it? The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, was packed full of internet connected devices. I'd thought it might be useful to summarize recent articles and some actions you might consider. Read More
There has been an explosion of consultants who offer some form of Exit Planning advice. Most have some value to add to the process. However to guide you through the landscape of services available to you, I’ve highlighted the key roles to achieve success. Read More

How Does Debt Factor into Value?

How Does Debt Factor into Value?  - http://www.portfoliopartnership.com Avatar Posted by IanDSmith under Finance
From http://www.portfoliopartnership.com 3140 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on January 15, 2014 8:50 am
The Lex column in the FT recently reviewed the market capitalisation of Tesla and Fiat. Tesla is bigger at $17bn Vs. Fiat at $10bn. Now some of you may find that bizarre. Fiat sells 5m cars a year and Tesla sells 20,000 (and being a niche brand will never sell 5m). Read More
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