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Payment Protection Payment – Keeping Track

🔈 The entire PPP Program has been at the top of everyone’s minds. If you are like me, you’re likely asking “Will it be forgiven?” or “Can I save my people?” or “Can I save my company?” With the help of one of my Vistage colleagues, Sean Taylor, we have [...]

By |2020-06-19T03:57:06+05:00June 19th, 2020|General, PPP|Comments Off on Payment Protection Payment – Keeping Track

Become comfortable with uncertainty by building a team of trusting people that can mitigate risk

The proliferation of information technology and the unfiltered access to that technology has contributed to a confusing information environment full of misinformation and disinformation, which requires businesses to become comfortable with uncertainty. A business can achieve comfort despite uncertainty through organizing their team around trusting people and a process of deliberate risk mitigation. Who [...]

By |2020-05-28T01:29:59+05:00May 28th, 2020|Culture, General|Comments Off on Become comfortable with uncertainty by building a team of trusting people that can mitigate risk

How Do You Plan For Both Parts of An Integration

Change is simple, but adapting to it is not easy. 𝗪𝗵𝘆? Typically the period after the deal closes is filled with confusion and uncertainty. It just takes some time to process what has happened. Acquisitions necessarily focus on financial capital. Financial capital requires: 1. proper management 2. process & procedure 3. gaining efficiencies. Integrations [...]

By |2020-06-19T04:02:10+05:00February 19th, 2020|General, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on How Do You Plan For Both Parts of An Integration

So Your Acquisition Failed?

Acquisitions fail because they look only to one side – cost efficiency (a tactical approach), rather than business expansion (a strategic approach) – and fail because they ignore the effects of culture.     KPMG interviewed 100 executives who had been involved in 700 deals over a two-year period. Of these, 83% mergers failed to [...]

By |2020-02-11T00:25:40+05:00February 17th, 2020|General, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on So Your Acquisition Failed?

Culture and Why it Matters

Facilitating 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 engagement improves cooperation and collaboration, trust in management, and trust in each other. An Executive Culture Assessment (ECA) looks at the business culture, which is how we think of ourselves and treat each other. Culture is made up of: ✅ Values & beliefs ✅ Identities ✅ Unspoken rules of the game ✅ How to [...]

By |2020-02-11T00:21:21+05:00February 12th, 2020|Culture, General|Comments Off on Culture and Why it Matters

The Confessions of An Integration Advisor

It is critical to view an integration advisor (post-acquisition) as a “trail guide” or someone who knows the way and what to watch out for.  Here are my thoughts and the best tips for post-acquisition. Engage senior leaders from both sides early and often. The benefits of this are great. Not only will this process generate [...]

By |2019-12-07T00:57:08+05:00December 7th, 2019|General, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on The Confessions of An Integration Advisor

Ready or not, here we come.

Blackstone+Cullen has something to say. As a matter of fact, we have a lot to say. So, here we go... Who we are. This blog may be new, but Blackstone+Cullen sure isn’t. Since 1989 we’ve been delivering the best in highly customized technology and consulting solutions to the world’s leading brands. This blog will have [...]

By |2017-02-09T22:10:55+05:00April 22nd, 2015|Announcements, General|Comments Off on Ready or not, here we come.