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Making An Acquisition Work

July 30th, 2018 // 2:36 pm @

I have discussed in a previous post the need for a strong commercial logic behind any acquisition, but even those with strong logic often fail due to poor implementation. I have undertaken many acquisitions and sales across Europe and North America, and in my experience people underestimate the sheer workload involved in a successful acquisition, […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Acquisition – Strategies that Work

July 30th, 2018 // 1:04 pm @

The majority of Acquisitions do not with hindsight reach the goals set for them, and the first stage in a successful acquisition is to have a sound strategic logic, vague objectives such as “International Scale” or “Market Share” do not normally lead to a successful acquisition. Good strategical cases for acquisitions include: Improving the Performance […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy

Brexit – The Outcome?

July 30th, 2018 // 11:09 am @

The Brexit negotiations rumble on, but as the date for British departure looms closer, it seems the UK government and the EU have still not found common ground on even the principles of a deal. To try and assess what will happen it is worthwhile to look at the UK electorates expectations, the reality of […]

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Category : Blog &The Future

Confused Leadership

July 2nd, 2018 // 4:19 pm @

Leadership, it is difficult to define, but one knows when one see’s it, and all successful business’s have strong leadership. Leadership is best defined as the ability to influence others, but when executed properly it goes beyond that. True leaders sell a vision of the company and where it is going, and build a confidence […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

The Joy of Email

June 7th, 2018 // 12:50 pm @

The ubiquitous email has quietly taken over our lives, the speed and volume of communication has increased significantly, sadly the quality has fallen. We simply do not spend the time on an email that we would on a letter, and there is an emotional pressure to clear our inbox as fast as possible, and the […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

What is “Shareholder Value”

May 29th, 2018 // 7:00 pm @

It sounds like a simple question, but as businesses have developed, how to add shareholder value has become a more complicated question. Traditionally one made profits and paid them in dividends to shareholders, this simple model is no longer necessarily relevant. It is critical to any company that it understands what drives it’s shareholder value, […]

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Category : Blog &Business Strategy &Key Business Success Drivers

The Managerial Power of a Budget

May 23rd, 2018 // 2:53 pm @

The budget and the process that creates it can be one of the most powerful business tools a company has, but it is too often seen as an administrative process that holds no power to influence how a company develops, and is treated accordingly. The budget can turn a strategy into a working operational plan, […]

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Category : Blog &Management Technique

Discrimination, Why?

January 12th, 2018 // 2:28 pm @

Discrimination continues to blight our society and our business’s, whether it is sexual, racist, sexuality or any other difference; we continue to discriminate against each other. It is socially unacceptable to talk about this but it lies just below the surface as Donald Trump has so clearly demonstrated in recent days. The damage done by […]

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Category : Blog &Leadership

How Bannon Lost Trump

January 8th, 2018 // 11:28 am @

Steve Bannon has initiated a very public conflict with Donald Trump. Mr. Bannon is a politically astute operator, who will have known exactly the public interest in the comments he made to Michael Wolff, for his new book “Fire and Fury”. The question that comes from his actions is how could two people so closely […]

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Category : Blog &Other Thoughts

Leadership – Beyond the Charisma

April 17th, 2017 // 7:23 am @

Leadership in a CEO is critical; it can literally make or break a company, yet everyone has a slightly different view of what leadership is. Today in our modern world of instant communications, some Business Leaders have become “Personalities”. Their actual commercial abilities in the businesses they have lead does not support this near cult […]

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Category : Blog &CEO &Management Technique

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