Your Company is a Value Engine

By growthenablement

What is the connection between a firms stock price and sales and marketing? This is a fundamental question in understanding how to radically simplify businesses and achieve breakthrough performance. To begin, we need to start with some simple basics about how a company is valued.   A publicly traded company like General Electric (GE) is owned…

Changed Economy Example: AMC Movies

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This article from the New York Times is a great example of the blurring lines of industries and the forces driving whole scale change in industries.   AMC, a movie chain, has recently hired a CEO from Starwood (hotels) to run its business and now will begin thinking more like a restaurant.   As obvious…

Executing with Bi-Focal Lenes

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There are many key success factors required to master when aligning the vision of your business strategy with your organizations ability to execute.  Perhaps one of the most important is making sure the execute responsible for the results (who that is is an entirely different conversation) is wearing bi-focal lenses. This is an excellent metaphor…

Influential Books and The Key Take Aways

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I want to share an inventory of the important books that I’ve read, what the key learning was and how it has influenced my thinking. 1984, by George Orwell.   The idea about Newspeak; creating a language to control people, was so shocking and profound it left me open to different ways of thinking about…

How my Family has Influenced Me

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My lens of the world, the skills I posses, and the motivations I have are a byproduct of the people in my life, the knowledge I’ve gained, and the experiences I have.  What I am going to do here is attempt to capture one key influence from people in my life and describe why it…