Future Focused Initiatives
Portfolio Growth Playbooks
Rather than just focusing on what peers are doing, build a playbook that determines where a portfolio company could play and how it will win based on its unique market and what its customers really want and need. Determine the right first investments you need to get moving.
Acquisition Strategy Sprints
Best-in-class PE firms will need to do more than spot deals and cut overhead. Now’s the time to step up your traditional due diligence efforts and develop a thesis for how a potential acquisition can dramatically increase its multiple beyond governance changes and operational improvements.
Proofs of Concept
Failed strategies often suffer from the “missing middle” — the crucial work of translating a strategy into an operational reality that people understand and rally around. Turn strategy into a robust execution framework by building out in-market pilots to learn quickly, iterate, and keep moving toward the value creation target.
Change Is Good, but Don’t Ignore Your Company’s DNA
In an age when social media outrage can quickly generate backlash against brands, running a business is more complicated than ever. Colleen Murray outlines how future-focused leaders can align their strategy to their company culture in order to make smart decisions every day.
Unwise: Why Leadership Is in Crisis When We Need It the Most
The complex, ambiguous challenges of our time demand wise leaders, not just knowledgeable ones. Dev Patnaik explains how leaders can attain wisdom by pursuing a new paradigm that accounts for personal growth and moral development.
What to Do When the Marketplace Becomes a Woke/MAGA Food Fight
Customers increasingly want brands to take stands on social and political issues. Dev Patnaik writes in Forbes how companies can focus on developing the three pillars of strategy, culture, and leadership to connect with customers authentically.