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...
How To Build Shareholder Value

How To Build Shareholder Value

Over the last 7 years The Portfolio Partnership has helped scale over a dozen New England based businesses, many with overseas markets in Europe and Asia. This paper captures the essence of that work to ensure your teams are working on the right stuff. Aligning...
The Arrogance of Experience

The Arrogance of Experience

The speed of change is accelerating. Don’t believe me, read Thomas L. Friedman’s latest book, Thank You for Being Late. This fact is the biggest opportunity or threat to leadership teams around the globe. As a member of the C-Suite, your ability to handle...