What is this logo worth? And to whom?
As a bit of background, enterprise value is the total unlevered value of the firm. If you…Continue
Added by Charles Smith on January 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
In combination with mapping the value of the entity or benchmarking, an owner must ascertain other aspects of the business that differentiate it from the pool of existing industry participants.
A professional business valuation, conducted by an objective expert, is the vehicle that identifies where a company’s underlying intangible value is lurking to help sellers increase shareholder wealth, as well as obtain a better deal price and identify strategic buyers.
In some cases,…Continue
Added by Carrie Ann Green on January 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Over the weekend, I led a session for the NorthEast Regional Council Quarterly Educational Session for IMA, the Institute of Management Accountants.
This was my third talk with an IMA group and it was as fun as the last ones. Unlike CPA’s who end up trying to lecture me on GAAP (they seem to…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 28, 2013 at 6:06pm — No Comments
EE = EBITDA is an obscure but interesting formula that, once I came to understand it, I…Continue
Added by Nettie on January 23, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments
This essay was written for a book to be published later this year in Italy by Smarter-Companies member Andrea Gasperini. We'll share a link to the book when it comes out!
I write this essay as we enter the year 2013. A new year is a popular time for predictions. There’s always risk in trying to make predictions but I welcome the opportunity to sketch…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 23, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments
I was honored to be invited to the intangibles policy conference late last year in DC organized by MIT as part of the on-going project at the OECD. The presentations are now available on line.
One opening note: the OECD has…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 17, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
I happened to be talking on the phone today with my son (a collage junior) about letters he needed to get out for summer internships. While we were talking, I received the periodic update email that LinkedIn sends out (yes, I was multi-tasking…).
The headline on the email told me that my son had added a new job to his profile, the internship he completed in…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 16, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Most people view social technologies as a means of marketing. And, while they are indeed a very powerful way to market, there’s a lot more to the what's going on in the Social Era.
For marketers (and managers in general), social technologies create the possibility for two-way conversations with your customers and stakeholders that can’t be duplicated by any traditional, one-way medium. Companies can talk about what’s important to them in a way that is (hopefully) meaningful for their…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
It happens all the time. I’ll meet someone new and I’ll tell them that I’m interested (OK, some would say obsessed:) with intangible assets. Most people immediately nod their head and agree how important they are. But then, we quickly get into blind man territory.
I’m talking about the poem about the…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 8, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments
As the year wound down, Boston Business Journal published a great list of the 10 worst social media mistakes brands made in 2012.
As I read them, I saw a huge difference between the implications (and lessons to be learned) from these mistakes. In my mind, the mistakes fell into two categories:
Added by Mary Adams on January 4, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments
(update; as of November 2012, The Monitor Group headed by Michael E. Porter, the subject of this article, declared bankruptcy ending an era of C-Suite omnipotence strategy thinking. This article compares competitive strategy to collaborative strategy)
The B-School staple "Porter’s 5 Forces" has been the mainstay of corporate competitive analysis since it’s creation in 1979 by…Continue
Added by Dan on January 2, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments