Author Archives: Paul Kirpes, TPG Companies

About Paul Kirpes, TPG Companies

For over 35 years, Paul J. Kirpes, Founder and President of TPG Companies, has transformed businesses, corporations, communities, and ventures in the private and public sectors throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Paul empowers companies, their owners, and leaders to Transform, Perform and Grow!

What Values Drive Your Company?

TPG Strategic Planning Building Blocks: Values Let’s play Fill-in-the-Blank. Think about how you see the work your company does, the culture throughout the company, how people behave toward one another and toward customers, and the practices and policies that are … Continue reading

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2018 Cardinal & Gold Gala – A most successful event!

  In a recent blog post I shared about my opportunity to be a part of the ISU Alumni 2018 Cardinal & Gold Gala. Here are some exciting photos from the event along with wildly fun photo booth images. Lori … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate: You’re Invited!

This year Lori and I have the honor of co-chairing the ISU Alumi Association Cardinal & Gold Gala with Harvey (’70 ’73) and Marcia (’73) Freese.  We cordially invite you to celebrate with us on February 9th. It is sure … Continue reading

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What Matters Most?

For the past 13-plus years, Stanford MBA applicants have had to answer the essay question “What matters most to you and why?” The question tends to send applicants into a frenzy. How does one answer this simple yet challenging prompt? … Continue reading

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4 Value-Adds When Leading & Facilitating Planning

Client comments tell us lots about what is – and isn’t – valued in planning. Continue reading

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Everything Flows. Everything Changes. Panta Rei.

By Mary Sundet Jones Some things are so core to who you are and what you do that it can take time to be able to see them clearly. An astute outside observer’s off-hand comment, or, in this case, a … Continue reading

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Inspired by Kevin Shikuku

I get inspired by people all the time. In particular, I get inspired by people who are passionate about improving themselves, their companies and organizations, and the world. It’s what we’re about at TPG Companies, and it’s so exciting to … Continue reading

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To Plan for Now, Know Your Vision

Strategic Planning Building Blocks: Vision It’s not so hard to plan when you know what you’re planning for. What’s your guiding star? A Strategic Plan that tangibly moves you toward a compelling – even exciting – future is a Plan … Continue reading

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Vision, Mission, Values. Personal Strategic Planning: Simply Stated

By Jake Kirpes I’ve been thinking about this line from W. Edward Deming: “It is not enough to do your best, you must know what to do, and then do your best.” Ok, fine. But how do you figure out … Continue reading

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Getting off the Rope

Is the best way to overcome a challenge the one you’ve taught yourself to avoid? Continue reading

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