Archives from April 2014

Peter R. Worrell on the Golden Age of Mergers and Acquisitions

Beyond the Hollywood model of M&A.

April 18, 2014 / Podcast # 14-08

Peter R. Worrell

Peter R. Worrell, author of Enterprise Value: How the Best Owners-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company’s Gains, and Create Their Legacy, discusses the importance for entrepreneurial owner-managers to prepare for the eventual acquisition of his or her company. Worrell is the managing director at Bigelow LLC, which deals exclusively with the private market, and has personally worked with owner-manager clients for over thirty years. He discusses the private market today, how the golden age for mergers and acquisitions has yet to pass, and the most significant reason most acquisitions fail.

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Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell on Megatrends You Need to Understand

Understanding what is happening in the new world of work.

April 4, 2014 / Podcast # 14-07

Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell

Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell, co-authors of Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future, published by AMACOM, share with us their analysis of the six megatrends affecting organizations today. Leaders must adapt to the ever-changing global climate in order to survive, and to do so they have to recognize these factors. Georg and Yvonne discuss the new wave of globalization, the environmental crisis affecting the whole world, the increasing demand for individualization, the boom in digitalization in more social aspects than ever before, the demographic shift in the workplace, and finally, the technological convergence of expanding fields such as nanotechnology and cognitive sciences.

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