How To Measure Acquisition Success

How To Measure Acquisition Success

The acquisition of another company is a powerful tool to execute your strategy. There are books and articles on how to do them, how to plan them, and negotiate them. There’s even a book that addresses why they fail so often, and what to do about it – The Acquirer’s...
Why Winning Business Is Tough

Why Winning Business Is Tough

I met Jeff Thull, a leading thinker in sales strategy many years ago when I brought him into Teamstudio, to create a robust sales process. I’ve tweaked his Diagnostic Sales process many times since then, and embedded it into several businesses that I’ve helped manage....
Scaling Myths

Scaling Myths

We are taught to be careful as we grow our businesses, although that mantra was certainly ignored by fully funded VC backed start-ups swinging for the fences until recently. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in 2014, Gurley, the legendary Silicon Valley VC,...
Always Be Grooming For Sale!

Always Be Grooming For Sale!

Let’s assume you are running a business with between 2 and 499 employees. You represent 99.69% of American based firms! There are only 18,000 firms employing 500 employees or more. But these larger firms are important, they employ just over 50% of America....