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The Hunt for Fast Growth

Genuinely game-changing innovation may be something of a rarity, but if companies are to prosper then it’s imperative that they invest in R&D and look to find ways of standing out in what continue to be tough markets. The good news is that plenty of companies are doing just that, investing in technology, looking to conduct acquisitions and expand so as to accelerate growth. [read more]

Big Data’s Place on the Board

The volume of information currently available to businesses, and the ways in which this can be analysed to drive insights about performance, customer behaviour and strategy, has moved onto another level. While ‘big data’ in and of itself won’t provide all the answers, board-level executives increasingly need to sit up and take note of how it can benefit the decision-making process. [read more]

Growing Pains for Private Equity

With growth resolutely back on the agenda, many financial sponsors are rethinking how they should be supporting portfolio companies in an increasingly complex, global landscape. For attendees at Criticaleye’s recent Private Equity Retreat, assistance in the form of new contacts and forging a route to market are to be welcomed, but there was a strong push-back on firms interfering with how management teams look to execute on strategy. [read more]

The Magic of ‘Brand Me’

The notion of ‘brand me’ is growing in importance. If you’re not taking control and giving serious thought to your own profile, values and reputation, you can guarantee somebody else will, especially in the age of social media. So while it’s a term that may cause raised eyebrows from grizzled executives, the time has come to take ownership of your personal brand. [read more]

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