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Selection of our iCEO Expert Papers

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CEO Papers

“Boot strapping” a business without external funding

Author: Peter Dickinson, CEO, UK, iCEO #53379

Even in more favourable times, finding somebody to back your venture was difficult and these days it is even harder. Thus one route to starting a business with minimal investment is to find a niche in the local market place, which will allow you to generate a revenue stream. The market needs to be one that you want to grow into, based on your expertise or knowledge and growth possibilities if you had the investment. This is known as “boot strapping” a business. In effect pulling itself up bhttps://www.ceo-worldwide.com/blog/boot-strapping-a-business-without-external-funding/ Read more...

HR Papers

How can a French HR Director help a foreign group to set up in business in France and to buy a company there?

Author: Philippe Chauvet, VPHR, France, iCEO #16147

The cultural background and the specificity of French legislation are difficult to grasp for a foreign company trying to set up in France. If financial, commercial and technical analysis are quite universal, the social part requires a deep knowledge of all french players and a HR director experienced in negociating with all parties. Read more...

Sales & Marketing Papers

The Mathematics of Persuasive Communication

Author: Philip Yaffe, VPSM, Belgium, iCEO #32896

"The Mathematics of Persuasive Communication" from Philip Yaffe gives a completely new approach to perfect communication. Philip, consultant in marketing and communication, explains through simple mathematical equations how everybody can write bestselling sales text and speeches. Read more...

White Papers

Turnaround of a derailed M&A Integration Effort

Author: Nitin Kumar, CEO, USA, iCEO #44080

M&A transactions come with high expectations from shareholders, employees, customers and associated communities. However meeting the expectations depends on how well the target has been integrated to realize the value and harness the potential of the acquisition. It is very often observed that a poor M&A integration derails after a reasonable time period has passed from the date of the deal announcement. The problem tends to be a covert issue that acts like slow poison while executives are caught unaware. Such poor integration efforts require a structured turnaround. Read more...

Case Studies

Rakesh Shah (RVR Management) was recruited to develop a detailed plan, and to identify how the company could achieve its growth objectives.

Author: Rakesh Shah, Other, UK, iCEO #62822

What would you do, when you have an ambitious growth plan that you must meet and at the same time your revenue is declining? Would you increase the pressure? Or get external help? This might just be the best solution, as these case studies show. Read more...

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