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March 4, 2019

Unicorns and Thoroughbreds

There is a great deal of noise out there about gigantic venture rounds and the need for speed.  I say noise because there are circumstances for big rounds, hyper-scaling, and throwing caution to the wind and there are circumstance for the oppo...

February 26, 2019

 What is Digital Transformation Strategy?

We have all heard the mandate of digital transformation.  Every business is moving to digitize, as the benefits are clearly obvious.  The greatest issue with this view is that the definition and return on digital transformation...

February 15, 2019

Scaling

I have been quite fortunate to be in the right circumstances to become a student of growth and scaling.  I have made quite a few mistakes and watched others make a few more.  My first experiences were in an unlikely setting, a subsidiary to a Fortune 100 company...

January 18, 2019

Strategic Execution Part 3:  The Six Stages of the Corporate Development Playbook

In previous blog posts, I explained what strategy is, why it is needed, and how it is developed and executed; at least in a reference process for a growth stage company.  In this post, I w...

October 1, 2018

Strategic Execution Part 2: Building and Executing Strategy

In a previous blog post I discussed what strategy is and why it remains a critical requirement for success in meeting any company’s goal.  In this post, I will discuss more in detail the “what” and “how” of suc...

May 30, 2018

Strategic Execution Part 1:  Introduction

What are strategy and strategic execution?  In my strategy practice and in operating roles I’ve taken over the years, there seems to be a wide variance in depth of understanding of what strategy is, how it is developed, why it i...

May 9, 2018

In previous blogs, I discussed the investment models for the asset classes of venture capital and private equity.  Of the roughly $3.2t put into private investment in 2017 (Federal Reserve Bank Q1, 2018), most of this is internal investment (companies investing from pr...

May 5, 2018

Many would identify Venture Capital as a subset of Private Equity and act as if they are the same business model with minor variations.  There’s much alike in the two business models; but the underlying philosophy, scale, operating model, and the firms and leaders in t...

April 20, 2018

In a previous posts, I talked about one of the two principle purposes of a company is to create corporate value and to do so with capital efficiency.  As one might imagine, the institutional investment community would create common frameworks and models that integrate...

April 11, 2018

Capital Efficiency Matters

In a previous post, I mentioned that it is the job of the CEO, the board, and the executive team in driving corporate value to grow EBITDA, while also managing debt, assets, and capital raised and consumed.  Capital efficiency refers to the co...

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