The One Thing – My Take on the WSJ Best Seller

The One Thing – My Take on the WSJ Best Seller

The One Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan was first published in 2013 and is on its 11th print run. It stimulated a powerful set of thoughts I’ve been blogging about for a while. Simplicity. The book’s thesis is amazingly simple! No matter how many...
Why Are We So Bad At Acquisitions?

Why Are We So Bad At Acquisitions?

Campbell Soup acquired Bolthouse for $1.55 billion in 2012 to enter the fresh food category and earlier this week announced it was divesting of the company for $510m to Butterfly Equity, an LA based PE group. PWC conducted a survey in 2013 of 106 executives at Fortune...
How Do You Decide Which Businesses (or Products) Are Core?

How Do You Decide Which Businesses (or Products) Are Core?

I’m always reading a business book whether I’m traveling or not. It’s been out for a few years now, but I’m enjoying Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. It sets out a strong case for believing “Less is More”. I’m not reviewing the book...