Tag Archives: Business Strategy

Are You Ready to Scale Up?

Is now the right time to grow your company?  TPG is excited to support the launch of ScaleUpU. Be a part of the first ScaleUpU initiative in the world beginning in Kansas City this November during Entrepreneurs week. 15 high-potential companies … Continue reading

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10. Don’t Lose the Core to Do the More: Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Tenth and last (for now) in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating often.  The Next Big Thing can be great – except when it isn’t. In the world of VUCA, permanent whitewater change, and the imperative for … Continue reading

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9. Let It Play Through: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Ninth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Immediate action isn’t always the right move. It may be better to Let It Play Through.  Conventional wisdom tends to reward fast action in business. Respond quickly. Think on … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking According to Kasparov

I enjoy chess, but seldom give myself the time and space to sit down for a game. After reading Harvard Business Review’s interview with world chess champion Garry Kasparov, I’m re-thinking that. Kasparov uses his deep experience with chess to … Continue reading

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8. Excellence End to End: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Eighth in a series of ten maxims I’ve cultivated and use regularly to enhance business. Like this Mobius strip, Excellence End to End is a never-ending cycle. Awhile ago I worked with a company that offered some of the highest quality services … Continue reading

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6. Calm Confidence: 10 Maxims for Impact and Effectiveness

Number 6 in a series of ten maxims I find myself repeating.  Calm Confidence is appealing. It’s appealing to prospects, to clients and customers, and to colleagues. And it feels good. You can’t just put Calm Confidence on like a crisp … Continue reading

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Strategic Thinking as a Teachable Skill

Thinking strategically adds value – we know that – but there isn’t some magical class of “strategic thinkers.” Strategic thinking can be learned – I’ve seen it happen often, sometimes developing from the simple discipline of considering TPG Companies’ 4 questions  of … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Focus Your Strategies (and Messages)

Answering 4 simple questions can bring effectiveness and impact to your strategies and messages. Continue reading

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Industry Dematurity – Are You on Top of It?

“Half the task is recognizing the facets of impending change early enough to prepare.” Continue reading

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