Posts Tagged ‘ Skills for CEOs ’

What CEOs Need to Know about Mergers and Acquisitions

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What CEOs Need to Know about Mergers and Acquisitions

1. EBITDA and EBITDA Multiples Drive Deal Prices. Many deals are valued off of financial metrics and completed deal comparables. EBITDA, or Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, is the key metric for applying a multiple to derive the value of a company. Typically, the EBITDA is based on the trailing twelve months...
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Top Reasons High-Tech Companies Fail

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Top Reasons High-Tech Companies Fail

  When you evaluate the management practices of hundreds of high tech companies, here are the primary reasons they fail. Evaluate your own management decisions and practices and seek help from a business consultant or business advisor to address your specific needs. 1. Lack of Market Focus Emerging high-tech companies often do anything possible...
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Critical Skills for the CEO

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Critical Skills for the CEO

The Wharton December 2010 newsletter, published by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania did a recent poll of executives and business owners. The results below show the 4 most important skills that would strengthen their performance. Strengthening what skill would most improve your performance?       Leadership – 33% Time Management – 28% Negotiating – 22%...
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