What is it they say, ‘timing is everything’? Andreesen Horowitz raised $4.5b in funding to invest in Crypto and that fund is down 40% in value as of 10/22. This group knows what they are doing but timing can make a HUGE impact. This reminds me of a time as a VC. Tim Draper and … Continue reading How Timing Affects Company Value
In 2018, Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees at an all hands meeting in Seattle “I predict one day Amazon will fail. Amazon will go bankrupt. If you look at large companies, their lifespans tend to be 30-plus years, not a hundred-plus years.” In a 60 Minute interview in 2019 he said “I don’t worry about … Continue reading The Company Life Cycle (according to Jeff Bezos and me)
We are in an economic phase where companies are going through a process of deciding and implementing rules about on-site attendance versus remote work. It is surprising how this is impacting employee engagement and employee disengagement. Employee engagement is a measure of involvement in the workplace and enthusiasm about work. Disengagement is characterized by being unhappy about work … Continue reading Labor in the Brave New World
There is a Chinese curse—“may you live in interesting times.” We are in interesting times and critical to thriving in them requires clear-headed thinking about what to do about many aspects of your business, and especially what to do about your management team. Solving that equation will involve replacing some team members with new folks … Continue reading How To Grow A Company Management Team In Turbulent Times
According to research done by McKinsey & Company, the top 10% of the world’s largest businesses account for almost 90% of economic profit. Meanwhile, the bottom 20% are suffering massive losses. This represents a huge business opportunity for small-to-medium-sized enterprises that can compete with larger rivals by leveraging speed and creativity. As a CEO of a … Continue reading How to Compete with Larger Companies
Most people know that business coaching (executive coaching) can be helpful in terms of developing strategies and improving operations. Still, few realize the full range of benefits of working with a business coach. This article will explore eight major benefits that business coaching can provide for your business. Keep reading to learn why executive coaching … Continue reading 8 Top Secret Benefits of Business Coaching
It is never too early to start thinking about your exit strategy as it can take years to get to a point where the value you can get from your hard work matches your expectations and desires. Most of the information here is useful for whatever liquidity path is chosen but the focus of the … Continue reading Do You Have an Exit Strategy?