Creating business value

This section of my website is focused on the role of talent in creating business value, regardless of the size or stage of your company.

What is business value?

Different members of your company’s ecosystem will perceive your company’s business value differently. For example:

  • Customers may perceive value in terms the benefits you enable them to achieve by addressing their problems ab deeds.
  • Shareholders may perceive value in terms of share price
  • Employees may perceive value in terms of alignment with person values and compensation.
  • Society may be perceive value in terms of your company’s impact on climate and the environment.
  • Others may perceive value in terms of profit.
  • etc.

The foundation of creating business value is your company’s talent.

This section of my website contains points of view regarding the talent needed to create business value.  Your company will not-succeed in the long-term without the appropriate talent at each point in its journey.

Other sections of my website address other aspects of creating business value.

Long-term value growth demands a talent driven board and C-suite.

Business competition is intense.  It is competitively differentiated board and C-Suite talent which develops differentiated strategies, business models, plans, and successfully executes them.  Few companies survive the competition. Most public companies will not survive. A A Fortune 500 company will survive an average of 16 years. The typical half-life of a North American public company … Continue reading Long-term value growth demands a talent driven board and C-suite.

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How do you determine employee talent requirements?

If you don’t have the right talent, your company cannot survive or prosper.  You cannot put in place talent recruitment, development, compensation, and exit plans until you know what the talent requirements are. This document focuses on management and staff, excluding the board of directors, founders/C-Suite, and advisory board. The following is a broad framework.  … Continue reading How do you determine employee talent requirements?

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Survey – How do asset managers assess Private Equity fund managers?

I asked asset managers the following question: “How do you assess PE (Private Equity) funds, and their leaders) to determine which fund to invest in?”  Asset managers included: pension funds, large global asset managers, and family offices.  Insight was also provided by advisors to asset managers. The following illustrates the consolidated set of assessment approaches … Continue reading Survey – How do asset managers assess Private Equity fund managers?

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Focus your project on user and customer value achievement

The two-fold purpose of this article is to: Enable boards of directors and CEOs to better assess projects and potential project success. Enable those preparing project presentations and business cases to increase the success of project success. Projects which succeed in enabling users/customers to achieve value have a greater potential of achieving revenue and profits. … Continue reading Focus your project on user and customer value achievement

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Leaders don’t understand the strategy for creating value.

Purpose of this article The purpose of this article is to help board directors and the C-Suite determine if they understand: the strategy, how value is created, and industry dynamics. You can download a PDF of this article from: https://koorandassociates.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/leaders-dont-understand-the-strategy-for-creating-value.pdf Most company directors do not understand: the strategy, how value is created, and industry dynamics. … Continue reading Leaders don’t understand the strategy for creating value.

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If you’re going to ask someone to do an introduction.

The purpose of this article Identify some things for you to think about before you ask someone to do an introduction for you. You may download a PDF of this posting from: https://koorandassociates.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/if-youre-going-to-ask-someone-to-do-an-introduction.pdf What made me wonder about the introduction process? Recently a friend of mine asked me to do some introductions for his daughter, … Continue reading If you’re going to ask someone to do an introduction.

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