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. […]
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 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 […]
Digital markets are ruled by a very few players. It will be difficult for other market participants, to keep competitive.
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. […]
A new wave of acquisitions is on the horizon for the Swiss online and media industry On 17th of August the fundaments of the Swiss media industry were shaken by the announcement of Ringier. The 182 year old Swiss publishing giant plans to join forces for marketing its online advertising with the SRG, the public broadcaster […]
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 […]
Buy now, to create competitive advantage in times of rapid change The shock of the latest decision of the SNB to no longer defend the floor of 1.20 for the CHF to the Euro is not yet gone, but quickly the smoke vanishes. For now, it is important to quickly assess the situation, analyse the […]