The Portfolio Partnership Relaunch

The Portfolio Partnership Relaunch

It’s been a while since I’ve posted under The Portfolio Partnership (TPP) brand, actually over 3 years. I’ve been busy embedded in the Swedish public company Mycronic, helping to scale their US operations, project managing a build out of a state of...
M&A Success – The Secret Sauce

M&A Success – The Secret Sauce

The WSJ recently published a great summary of the worst deals in history titled, “How Bayer-Monsanto became One of the Worst Corporate Deals – in 12 Charts” (Aug 28, 2019). In April 2015, before the acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer was the most valuable German company...
Deploying Competitive Value Propositions

Deploying Competitive Value Propositions

The role of sales professionals is to sell products. Wrong. The role of sales professionals is to improve the performance of each and every customer (if they can). Once you believe that mindset you need to translate that thinking into action. It’s such a simple...
How To Professionalize Your Business

How To Professionalize Your Business

When we look at our favorite sport, it could be American football, tennis, rugby, track & field, football (can’t say soccer), basketball, ice hockey, there is a common thread. It’s amazing how more professional they have become. Conditioning, training, techniques,...
M&A – Buying a House with the Family Still Inside

M&A – Buying a House with the Family Still Inside

In a recent workshop I started my chat with a statement: “Buying another company is just like buying a house, as long as you remember you’re buying the family inside it as well! I wanted to sear that image in the minds of my audience. Acquisitions fail mainly for one...
How To Scale 98% of US Companies

How To Scale 98% of US Companies

Hard to believe but 98% of US companies employ less than 99 people. To scale these companies (and of course the other 2%), the simple formula that most entrepreneurs seem to ignore is quite simple. Define your Positioning that you wish to dominate in the prospects...