August 19, 2016

Successful M&A Starts Long Before the Negotiation Table

We’ve been hearing a lot about M&A. More companies today seem to be searching for the Pixar to their Disney – the deal that will give them the competitive edge necessary to ride off into the sunset in a true 1+1 = 3 scenario. In reality, not all mergers or acquisitions lead to fairytale endings. […]

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The Glue in Merging Cultures

Did you know that multiple thin strips of wood glued together are stronger and more stable than a single wood panel of the same width? For instance, gluing six 3-foot lengths of 1 X 3 lumber creates a final product less prone to cupping, twisting, and bowing than a single 18-inch wide panel of the […]

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August 11, 2015

To Convey the Plan, Speak Colorfully

Once upon a time, a senior leadership team went on a retreat to create their organization’s strategic plan. As the dust settled, and their compelling one-page plan stood proudly on a flipchart, the smile of exhausted contentment on the faces of the leadership team slowly faded. Now came the really hard part: figuring out how […]

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