This section contains further reading which will enable your discussion of individual points of view.
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
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.
You are in Ontario, Canada and looking for information about governance. Where do you go? The attached document provides a partial list of (mostly) non-profit governance organizations. I exclude most for-profit organizations such as lawyers, accountants, etc. The type of governance I focus on is the board of directors of a corporation and its relationship … Continue reading How do you find governance information?
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?
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.
This article outlines a range seed or pre-seed fundraising pitches, depending upon the time available. Series A and subsequent funding pitches are not addressed The purpose of the pitch is to convince investors when you first meet them that they must learn more about you, and your company. Investors will not write a check based … Continue reading What are the different kinds of startup pitches?
Survey – what is the role of advisory boards? I did a survey of people on my LinkedIn network who are on an advisory board or a CEO with an advisory board. This survey was done because I was appointed chair of an advisory board and wanted to learn from others. If you are an … Continue reading Survey – What is the role of advisory boards?
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?
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?