CEO Club of Boston

CEO Club of Boston

I’d like to shine a spotlight on a CEO Club I joined earlier this year. As a CEO, I think you should consider joining this one. As Fred’s home page states: CEO Club of Boston improves the quality and profitability of enterprises through the power of shared...
CEOs Give Yourself A Gift This Xmas – A Chairman!

CEOs Give Yourself A Gift This Xmas – A Chairman!

Some might call it Non-Executive Chairman. Some might call it a mentoring role and recently in the US we hear it called an Accountability Coach. The title doesn’t matter but the role is important. Why do private company CEOs need a Chairman? Consider these added value...
Civility at Work

Civility at Work

I was inspired to write this post having read Dr. Christine Porath’s piece in the weekend WSJ. I feel the timing couldn’t be better. I love guidance based on research and it also helps that it’s the only way to behave. Dr. Porath is a professor at...
Valuation Gaps & How To Close Them – White Paper

Valuation Gaps & How To Close Them – White Paper

You believe your business is worth $70m but the buyer thinks it’s worth $30m. You want to place a pre-money value of $40m on your early stage start up but the investors can’t see past $20m. As the owner of a private company you could always compromise and...