January 2010

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  • Does this Deal Make Sense?

    A quick way of figuring out if a deal makes sense is to ask the following questions: 1. How does this deal fit my strategy? 2. Is the price supported by current financial results? 3. How do I pay for this? 4. What is the right price, strategically and financially? 5. What are the risk […]

  • The Power of Prediction

    One important lesson that I learned as an MBA student was that business abhors unpredictability. Business can confront and respond to all sorts of risks provided they are knowable and calculable. In fact, it is the stability of our system of the rule of law and a robust functioning free market economy, that enables businesses […]