friendship is a great start for business, yet there is a red line, when friendship becomes the breeding ground for Nepotism, challenging shareholder interest.
If the executive team gets stuck in any of the five stages of the "process of depression" during the turnaround management, it is likely to lead to the bankruptcy of the firm. Severe troubles of a firm are often paralleled by a situation of rapid change, where the dynamics of (involuntary) transformation keep accelerating and exceed the... Continue Reading →
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.... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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. Innovation... Continue Reading →