Category: Finance

John Mullins

I had the opportunity recently to interview one of my favorite professors from my time at London Business School, John Mullins. John taught a host of great entrepreneurship courses when I was there at LBS and continues to be a great teacher and a prolific writer. His latest book is titled The Customer-Funded Business. This is the second part of a two-part interview with John. Continue reading

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John Mullins

I had the opportunity recently to interview one of my favorite professors from my time at London Business School, John Mullins. John taught a host of great entrepreneurship courses when I was there at LBS and continues to be a great teacher and a prolific writer. His latest book investigates the customer-funded business and what it takes to pursue this type of business successfully. Continue reading

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Wells Fargo is an unusual bank. In the first place, it is headquartered in San Francisco, not in a typical financial center like New York. It is also unusually socially conscious, earning high marks for its environmental record and setting records for financing green projects. Continue reading

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JOBS Act = New Money

As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to move forward with the implementation of Titles II and III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, provisions that open advertising and investing to completely new channels, the startup landscape is morphing, just a little, to match resources and opportunities in previously unattainable ways. However, although Titles II and III of the JOBS Act are… Continue reading

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The Executive's Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

When growth from incremental innovations and line extensions fails to help meet growth goals and strategic objectives, many executives turn to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to buy the required capabilities. M&A activity in 2013 exceeded 2 trillion dollars and 20,000 transactions, with more than half the value focused in North America, and the trend is… Continue reading

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Everyone seems to be talking about the Bitcoin being the way of the future when it comes to payment technology. But…there are other products out there that are changing the way we deal with money. Continue reading

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Innovation ROI: The Tough Questions

Some things are easier to measure than others. For example, an objective such as lower cost of goods sold, or improved revenue is relatively easy to measure. Strategic objectives on the other hand have been historically more difficult to quantity. Continue reading

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