Further reading

This section contains further reading which will enable your discussion of individual points of view.

Values – U.S. Army

The following are the values of the U.S. Army, as published on their website on June 1, 2018 Loyalty Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal … Continue reading Values – U.S. Army

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Society’s trust in corporate leadership and political leadership is low.

Society’s trust in corporate leadership and political leadership is low. Only 15% of Americans aged 18-29 believe “things in the nation are headed in the right direction”. Only 1 country of 38 countries surveyed had a majority of people believing that representative democracy was the only way to govern a country. Only 44% of Canadians … Continue reading Society’s trust in corporate leadership and political leadership is low.

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What is a value proposition?

Overview A value proposition is the customers perception of value. The value proposition = (All the customer achieved benefits) / (All the customer incurred costs) You need to understand both the customer and the competition. Your growth and survival in the marketplace requires helping your customers achieve a compelling value proposition. A value proposition is … Continue reading What is a value proposition?

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Successfully scaling startups are different from public companies.

I observe major differences between public companies and successfully scaling start-ups.  The two major things that strike me are:  the startups have a far better understanding of the customer; and the startups are incredibly focused on having the right talent: talent in management, on the board, on the advisory board, as well as talented investors. … Continue reading Successfully scaling startups are different from public companies.

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Survey – How do board directors impact long-term corporate value?

This report contains the high-level findings from my survey regarding ” How do board directors impact-long term corporate value?”  A PDF with more detailed data is available for download here. (How do board directors impact long-term value?) People I know from three groups (7 CEOs/Presidents, 8 directors, and 10 major investors) responded to my two … Continue reading Survey – How do board directors impact long-term corporate value?

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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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