A Yale University Researcher’s Peak into the Future Post the Pandemic

A Yale University Researcher’s Peak into the Future Post the Pandemic

I have to keep track of sources of information about the virus’s impact on the economy, and occasionally I find something worth thinking about and writing about. I found an essay by Dr. Nicholas Christakis that makes some interesting points about the pandemic that are conclusions based on his behavioral research at Yale University. He … Continue reading A Yale University Researcher’s Peak into the Future Post the Pandemic

The few things that getting right can get your company though the Covid crisis

The few things that getting right can get your company though the Covid crisis

I have been a board member of in more than 20 companies through three economic crises and very involved in 19 of them. 11 of the 19 were winners in terms of creating returns to investors and management, and 8 were pretty much busts from a financial point of view. Commonalities in the outcome for … Continue reading The few things that getting right can get your company though the Covid crisis

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019; How it can save your company

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019; How it can save your company

If you are a small business struggling to survive you may have leverage you can use to control your liabilities and stay in business. The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 is a change to Chapter 11 bankruptcy law  and generally applies to business debtors with secured and unsecured debts less than $2,725,625. More on … Continue reading Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019; How it can save your company

How I Turned a 2008 Business Disaster Into A Victory In Two Easy Steps

How I Turned a 2008 Business Disaster Into A Victory In Two Easy Steps

When the 2008 crisis hit I was in the middle of rolling up 13 European private universities into a public company I had acquired. The concept was to trade my public shares for the shares of the target schools and do a large secondary stock offering on the NYSE. The school owners would benefit from … Continue reading How I Turned a 2008 Business Disaster Into A Victory In Two Easy Steps

Smart Sparrow, Pty Became the Hawk in its Market

Smart Sparrow, Pty Became the Hawk in its Market

I am proud to announce that Smart Sparrow, Pty was recently sold to a large publisher. Over the recent two-year period I was Executive Chairman of this company that provides adaptive courseware development software and related services to the higher education market. My role was coaching the CEO and board in the areas of capital … Continue reading Smart Sparrow, Pty Became the Hawk in its Market

COVID-19’s Influence on the Health of our Economy

COVID-19’s Influence on the Health of our Economy

COVID-19 is the latest important negative influence on the health of our economy and, likely, your business. In downturns, revenue and cash levels always fall faster than expenses. In some ways, business mirrors biology. Darwin may have said it the best when he surmised, those who survive “are not the strongest or the most intelligent, … Continue reading COVID-19’s Influence on the Health of our Economy