Snap’s IPO

We all know Snapchat, the app that displays a picture (snap) taken with a mobile phone. The sender can choose for how long — between 1 and 10 seconds — the receiver can view the image. After[…]

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What to consider when resigning from the CEO position?

  In my last blog, “Abdicate from the CEO Position,” I discussed the importance of preparing for the replacement of the CEO in an owner-led business. If you are the principal owner and CEO, you[…]

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Abdicate from the CEO position

Resigning from the CEO role is a vital decision when you are the principal owner of the company. You must accept the handover to an outsider of not only the control of the business but also your life’s creation[…]

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Replace the CEO of an owner-led Company

I have, as a venture capitalist and adviser, worked with a large number of privately-owned companies. A typical task for a venture capital investor in an entrepreneurial, owner-led company is to drive the professional and[…]

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NPS – some reflections

In my previous blog post “Recommend to a friend”, I brought up the background to the measurement of customer loyalty with the Net Promoter Score, NPS [2]. The method is easy to use and popular[…]

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Best wished for Christmas and a relaxing holiday

To own a company, operate on a Board of Directors or have a senior position in a business is a complex and exciting task. To be successful, it is essential we all share both past[…]

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Bottom Up

  Early in my career, as an engineer at Gambro (a Swedish medtech company), I was taught a simple method for expressing the core of the benefits of an offering to a client. The method[…]

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Attracting talent: One of the Three Key Issues

  Today, there are three questions that all boards and management must ask themselves. They are: In what business are we? Who are our new competitors? How can we attract and retain talent? I have[…]

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New competitors — one of three key questions

  There are currently three questions that all corporate boards and managements have to ask themselves: In what business are we? Who are our new competitors? How can we attract and retain talented people? In[…]

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