Mon.Nov 05, 2018

BCG: Synergies take center stage

Consultants Mind

M&A continues to boom; 36,000 deals announced in 2017 BCG published a report on 2017 M&A called M&A: Synergies Take Center Stage (Sept 2018) here. 2.7Mb pdf). It’s 33 pages, and gives a run down of all the major deals and trends. Here’s my take.

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Selling $7 Million In Consulting Services Within 12 Months with Shannon Adkins: Podcast #61

Consulting Success

For the ten years being in industry, Shannon Adkins was a buyer of consulting services and of multimillion-dollar contracts of consulting services. Shannon is the president and CEO of Future State Inc.,

Small Firms, Big Problems

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The first thing you notice when you move to a smaller firm is how much more freedom everyone has. No process, no approvals, no problems, right? After a while, you start noticing how much more personality everyone has.

You can’t fix stupid. But you can vote it out!

The More Clients Blog

Election day is the most important day of the year. It’s the one day when every single adult American has a say in who will run our government. Voting is a sacred duty. So I urge you to make your voice heard at the polls. And by the way, if you think that your candidate is way ahead in the polls and your vote doesn’t matter, you’re not thinking straight. So many elections are won or lost by very small margins. Your vote counts. If you’ve already voted or planned on doing so, thank you!

3 Essentials of Effective Strategy Execution

LSA Global

Effective Strategy Execution Matters. What good is a new strategic direction without effective strategy execution? The best growth plans, unless implemented, are worth very little.

Today is Election Day. Vote!

The More Clients Blog

Election day is the most important day of the year. It’s the one day when every single adult American has a say in who will run our government. Voting is a sacred duty. So I urge you to make your voice heard at the polls. And by the way, if you think that your candidate is way ahead in the polls and your vote doesn’t matter, you’re not thinking straight. So many elections are won or lost by very small margins. Your vote counts. If you’ve already voted or planned on doing so, thank you!

Don’t Confuse Execution with Strategy, or You’ll Jeopardize Both

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Several years ago, I helped the president of a manufacturing company run a strategy initiative. When I walked into the room on the first day, twenty-six eager faces greeted me. Well-intended though he was, my client had inadvertently turned our strategy session into an execution-a session that promised to kill the strategy before it had […]. The post Don’t Confuse Execution with Strategy, or You’ll Jeopardize Both appeared first on Henman Performance Group

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