Invisible Rip Tides Sink Marriages and Mergers

Invisible Rip Tides Sink Marriages and Mergers

The business news is filled with stories of failed mergers or acquisitions. Recently, the dramatic loss of value of General Electric was blamed, in part, on a string of ill-advised acquisitions. Estimates of the rate of failure (failure to deliver the value described...
How To Avoid Strategic Mistakes

How To Avoid Strategic Mistakes

If your business is on the wrong road, the amount of operational control you exert will make little difference. Sometimes being on the wrong road is the result of a calculated risk and the best a leader can do is pull the plug, and quickly. The “fail fast, cheap and...
Leadership Lessons from Amazon’s Board

Leadership Lessons from Amazon’s Board

Amazon announced recently that they named Indra Nooyi to their board of directors, on the heels of adding Roz Brewer. These two outstanding leaders and executives are excellent choices for Amazon. It couldn’t have taken more than two minutes to think of them as...
What Tim Cook Knows That Facebook Doesn’t

What Tim Cook Knows That Facebook Doesn’t

Apple’s action to enforce its privacy policy became public recently when Facebook was found to be gathering data without permission. Through a program only available to trusted developers, Facebook was testing an app. Apple asserts that while doing so, Facebook...