team building

047: Leading a Successful Merger & Acquisition with Karen Walker

Buy or build?  One way to quickly scale a company and dramatically increase market share is via a Merger & Acquisition (M&A) with/of another company.  However, improper alignment and conflicting objectives can turn that M&A into an M&D (Merge & Destroy), warns Karen Walker, a proven M&A strategic advisor.

Having been part of a team that led one of the fastest growing American companies to $1 billion in revenue, Karen shares how she leads successful integrations using an example of a tech company.  In this episode, you’ll learn: 1) why an M&A is a process and not an event, 2) the role business infrastructure plays in leveraging the strengths of another company to diversify your company’s portfolio, and 3) the differences between an M&A, strategic alliance and joint venture.

Special Guest: Karen Walker, Founder & CEO of One Team Consulting

Location: Jupiter, FL  USA

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Related Episodes:

  • Episode 004: When Is Business Infrastructure Needed?
  • Episode 034: Developing a Business Strategy for Sustainable Growth
  • Episode 036: Executing Strategy with Project Management
  • Episode 039: Using Processes for Structure & Consistent Results with Paul Nicholaides

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046: Leveraging Your Story for Team Cohesion with Hasani X

“What are you fighting for?”  According to Hasani X, the answer to this question sets the foundation for everything you do.  But people need to know and hear this story in order to be compelled to work with you on a team or do business with you.  In this episode, Hasani, a communications and performance expert, shares the people, processes and tools he leverages to help his clients dramatically transform their businesses and team dynamics through storytelling.  He also shares how a personal tragedy led him to pivot from building businesses to building people.

Special Guest: Hasani X, Chief Storyteller at Lead Your Story

Location:  Columbia, SC  USA

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Related Episodes:

  • Episode 011: The Benefits of Backpacking on Your Small Business (Tim Walter’s story)
  • Episode 017: How Traveling Can Lead to Self-Discovery and Business Evolution (Keith Finger’s story)
  • Episode 043: Becoming an Online Influencer with Heather Havenwood
  • Episode 045: Using Organization Design to Drive Innovation with Ron Carucci

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