Posts by: Jay Poffenberger

Parked On Level 5

Parked On Level 5
Ten years ago, Jim Collins released Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. In developing his thesis, Collins and his research team identified a group of companies which went through transformational periods and made the leap from mediocrity to sustained long term superiority lasting at least 15 years. This group of companies went on to generate… read more →

The Social Media Revolution

The Social Media Revolution
  Over the past few years, much has been written on the impact of the internet and social networking websites as a medium for business development and their impact on the globalization of the world economies. Interestingly, the social media sites have been highlighted for their role in geopolitical developments in the Middle East. As a sign of the times,… read more →

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Deal Makers

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Deal Makers
“What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I can’t hear what you say” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ The sale or leveraged recapitalization of your business will likely represent the single most important financial and business decision of your lifetime.  Choosing the right advisors to represent you is second only to choosing the right private equity firm as your partner.… read more →

Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, And The State Of Our Economy

Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, And The State Of Our Economy
The Chinese proverb “may you live in interesting times” has been particularly true during the past few years. Harken back to November, 2007 and the DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) which peaked the prior month began its precipitous 50% decline and by November 2008, the world economy was on the brink of collapse. This November as we prepare for the… read more →

The Jeet Kune Do Of Continuous Improvement

The Jeet Kune Do Of Continuous Improvement
Famed martial artist, Bruce Lee pioneered a martial arts philosophy coined “Jeet Kune Do”.  During his years of perfecting his martial arts skills he recognized the strengths and limitations of the many traditional martial arts disciplines (Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Boxing etc.). He believed the purist mentality of each of the disciplines detracted from optimizing the martial artist. … read more →
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