How long should it take, to turnaround a company?!

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Steve Tobak from CBS MoneyWatch identifies three phases for a turnaround, in a situation of rapid change. The most important initial starting point of claiming control over the turnaround process is forgotten. When on-boarded, stopping the firm’s downward trend is critical and the core objective of the turnaround CEO. This aims for multiple stakeholders, including investors, […]

How to survive a turnaround – pilots through the rough waters of distress situations

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10 facts on turnaround situations (US data, research by TMS – Turnaround Management Society). 172 businesses file for bankruptcy in the US per day, this translates into 320’000 jobs lost every year due to distress situations of firms. Many turnarounds could resolve distress situations and lead to success if understanding and managing such situations of rapid change well. […]

The Autopsy of a Start-up bankruptcy (case study)

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In autumn 2014 another promising and emergent Swiss Start-up filed for bankruptcy. Sadly, this is rather the rule than the exception. As out of every 11 serious ideas, only one succeeds. This delivers an attrition rate of approximately 90%. From the investor’s perspective the numbers are even more frustrating, as “survival” is something significant different […]

The digital disruption of the national state

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The concept, society has been arranged and governed by, for the past couple of hundred years, is disrupted by the digital transformation. This is happening right now. Today.   It is doubtful, if political leaders have anticipated this, nor if they will be qualified to manage through the increasing uncertainties and eroding governance. As the link between the governance of […]

Asking for the whip in the board-room – how to discipline start-ups and reach ROI with innovation

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  The majority of start ups fails for precedented and avoidable mistakes. Though innovation needs a degree of freedom to evolve, the discipline, applied by the venture capitalist’s whip can help the management, to focus on the right spot. Though uncomfortable, this might be critical to channel creativity and align with commercial success and ROI.  […]
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Will Lego be victim to disruption? – what the board can do about it.

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3 rules to prepare for disruptive innovation The responsibility to set up the organization for future challenges and manage downside risk is a task for the non-executive board. This calls for active and technologically affluent non-executive directors. Being a board member is in today’s industry far from honorable seats for the “good-old-boys-club”, neither it is the eligible […]