Business Strategy

Ubiquiti: Separating The Signal From The Noise

Ubiquiti is not well suited to be a public company, and Robert Pera’s distaste for being public facilitates is the kind of short attacks we have seen …

Business

Equity Market Valuations: We Haven't Been Here Before

<i>…. valuing the market has nothing to do with where it’s going to go next week or next month or next year, a line of thought we never get into. The</i> …

Business

Spirit Airlines Tries a New Tack as Competition Intensifies

The company says it will pursue higher volumes as competitors continue to lower fares.<p><b>Spirit Airlines</b> (NASDAQ:SAVE) is having a rough year. Following …

Airlines

IBM's Shareholder Risk Is As Big A Problem As Quarterly Revenue

Shareholders’ equity less goodwill is significantly negative.<p>Understanding shareholders’ equity less goodwill.<p>How a 21st Century goodwill asset goes …

Business

Effective Capital Allocation Is Driving GM's Electrification Surge

CEO Mary Barra has struck an excellent balance between optimizing current profitability and setting the company up for future success.<p>GM stock has …

Business

China's Congress Convenes

<i>By Mark Mobius</i><p>This month, China's leadership kicks off its 19th Communist Party Congress, a meeting which sets the agenda for China's political, …

China

WPP calls out Japanese agency ADK over overseas strategy and animation business buys

WPP has strongly criticised ADK, the Japanese ad agency in which it holds a minority interest, over its overseas ambitions as it pushes forward with …

Business Planning

Middle Market M&A -- Selling A Company? What Is My Company Worth? Part 5

Selling a company? In this series of articles on the value of your business, we’ve tried to acknowledge a few things. First, your business will have multiple values at the same time due to different types of buyers valuing your firm differently. Second, your company’s financial performance relative …

Entrepreneurship

Johnson & Johnson Q3 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript (JNJ)

JNJ earnings call for the period ending September 30, 2017<p><b>Johnson & Johnson</b> (NYSE:JNJ)<p>Q3 2017 Earnings Conference Call<br>October 17, 2017, <i>8:30 a.m. …

Markets

Every Company Is a Design Company

It's been said that every company needs to be a technology company. Many would also agree that every company now needs to be a data company as well. …

Design Thinking

B2B Strategies Can Help B2C Companies Expand Sales

With today’s omni-channel commerce landscape, B2C companies are often also B2B, and vice versa. This crossover in business models is a fruitful strategy, as it allows for increased revenue streams and marketing opportunities. But in today’s competitive market, how does a company successfully …

Entrepreneurship

How to Structure Your Incentive Program for Customer Referrals

Offering an incentive for existing clients to refer new ones is a fantastic way to acquire customers. Sounds easy, but the question remains: What’s …

Marketing

Insight Enterprises - Undervalued IT Firm In An Expensive Market

Insight Enterprises (NSIT) is an American IT services company that licenses and distributes technology solutions for commercial partners.<p>Insight is …

Business

Atlas Copco's Spin-Off Will Drive Profitability Higher

By spinning off its mining and civil engineering businesses, Atlas Copco enhances its earnings quality by enabling it to focus on its high-margin air …

Stocks

Uber - A Story Of Destructive Creation

Uber cannot get themselves out of the news these days, thanks to ongoing boardroom struggles, blogs from disenchanted workers, class-action lawsuits, and regulatory fights in multiple cities around the world.<p>Uber is the archetypal “digital disruptor” and its struggles are symbolic of the broader …

Entrepreneurship

Eric Ries: Why Companies Need To Create An Entrepreneurial Culture

I spoke to Eric Ries, author of <i>The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth</i>, about his journey to help big companies become more entrepreneurial, why companies are looking for entrepreneurial management, what will happen to …

Entrepreneurship

5 Lessons the Fast-Food Industry Can Teach Brands About Disruption

Staring across the digital landscape, the word “disruption” has become an increasingly familiar mantra. However, rather than making the necessary …

Advertising Industry

Interview: Unilever CEO values sustainable

SINGAPORE -- When the United Nations issued its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the organization in September 2015, Unilever …

Sustainability

Tandy Leather Factory, A Company With Much Potential, But Only If Expansion Plans Pull Through

Niche market leading to low competition.<p>Strategic plan for operational efficiency and expansion.<p>Lack of analyst coverage.<p><b>Main thesis</b><p>I believe that …

Business

Mattel Is Weakening In Mexico

Mattel’s position in Mexico is probably stronger than anywhere else in the world yet its market share is declining at a yearly rate of up to 1%.<p>This …

Business

The Investment Value Of Being Different

Concentrated value manager seeks an edge over the intrinsic architecture of the market.<p>Corporate culture is dismissed by most investors as “soft” and …

Business

Startups are Failing Miserably by Ignoring Human Resources Strategy – and There’s Statistical Proof!

You’ve heard the statistics about how hard it is to run a business these days but have you considered that neglecting startup Human Resources …

Small Business

Wedgewood Partners Q3'17 Client Letter - The Bull Market In Everything

<i>By VW Staff</i><p><i>Wedgewood Partners letter to investors for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, "The Bull Market in Everything."</i><p><b>Review and …

Stocks

How America can rebuild trust in business, one company at a time

A majority of people across the world are "distrusters" of the "mainstream institutions of business, government, media and NGOs," according to the …

Opinion

5 Reasons Why I'm Hungry For Hormel

With Hormel Foods trading at or near 52-week lows in recent weeks, it is worth looking deeper into this Dividend King.<p>Along the way, the article …

Business

Applied Optoelectronics: Just A Bump In The Road

Newly released 3Q17 guidance offers pressure relief on stock price.<p>Current valuation when compared to future growth prospects provide a fresh new …

Business

Why Everyone's Afraid Of Amazon - And Why They Should Be

Bezos' long-term vision.<p>Focusing on markets that'll be here 100 years from now and longer.<p>Streamlining and simplifying buying.<p>Ability to compete …

Business

5 Ways to Maintain a Competitive Edge, No. 1: Learn Faster

In today's fast-moving, constantly evolving world, the ability to adapt more nimbly than your rivals will usually pay off.<p>Getting ahead isn't simply …

Investing

Redbox Hires Fullscreen’s Jason Kwong as Chief Strategy, Business Development Officer

DVD-rental kiosk operator Redbox has appointed Jason Kwong — who formerly headed up content acquisitions for Fullscreen’s subscription VOD service — …

Business Planning

Bullseye Strategy Wins Financial Services Account

Bullseye Strategy has been selected for digital marketing duties by Carolina Financial Group.<p>According to CFG it was looking for a strategic partner …

Advertising Industry