How Do Employers Motivate Workers?

How Do Employers Motivate Workers?

There was a great little article tucked away in the WSJ a few weeks ago. It’s worth summarizing the gist of it and unpacking for a few learning thoughts. Mozilla (maker of Firefox web browser) had a problem – how to fix bugs in its bug-fixing process....
New Video Series – The Saleability Test

New Video Series – The Saleability Test

We’ve produced a series of videos in small bite sized chunks to allow you to digest some or all of the ideas surrounding the Saleability Test. The essence of the test is to determine the company’s exposure to dependency. Buyers/investors don’t like dependency....
Leaders – Watch the “Net” Effect

Leaders – Watch the “Net” Effect

I was reviewing the details of a large group the other day. The usual headlines, their overall sales and profits, their positioning on their website, org chart, blog posts, just getting a feel for their story. Of course I was looking at their “Net”...
Avoiding Post-Acquisition Cost Overruns

Avoiding Post-Acquisition Cost Overruns

The WSJ reported this week that the $9.3 billion acquisition by Sherwin-Williams of Valspar has hit a snag. The acquirer stated that post-acquisition integration costs would be over six times more expensive than previously anticipated. Now this deal is related to two...