Early-stage Business Transition

The transition to becoming a profitable mid-stage enterprise is the most challenging period a business will face in its entire lifecycle.  The maturation to a stable business can be particularly challenging for the CEO/Owner who faces new types of risks and decision...

US Bankers Continue To Destroy Value

In a capitalist system the financial sector is supposed to be the grease that makes the wheels of the economy move forward – not be the wheels. In their outstanding book 13 Bankers – The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, authors Simon Johnson and...

The Short Sale

The CEO of a one man company dies outside of his investment bank and the banker who observes the tragedy quickly shorts the common stock of the company. Nice to know much hasn’t changed in the world of investment banking.