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Adding Value Critical As “Cigar Butts” Turn To Ash

Adding Value Critical As “Cigar Butts” Turn To Ash
I have been reading the fascinating and informative Warren Buffett biography, “Snowball”, which does a wonderful job of profiling his career and investment approach.  The book recounts Buffett spending countless hours pouring through Standards & Poor’s  financial reports in the early 1960s trolling for ignored, undervalued companies (“unloved cigar butts”) trading at discounts to book value and, in some cases,… read more →

Wellness Programs And Increased Earnings

Wellness Programs And Increased Earnings
       With health care costs soaring (rapidly approaching 20% of the nations GDP) and businesses seeking ways to become more profitable, every CEO is desirous of lowering health care costs, pharmaceutical claims and short and long-term disability claims.  There are numerous strategies to lower health care costs ranging from the unpopular reduction in coverage amounts to asking employees to pay… 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 →