0404 | Do IPOs Hurt Innovation?

LDRLB

Interesting new research from Shai Bernstein at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business suggests that companies that go public experience a significant decline in innovation post-IPO. Innovation innovation IPO LDRLB Podcast

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Research Identifies Green Ceiling for Women Seeking IPO Investors

Women on Business

In a study conducted by the David Eccles School of Business , a male and female research team found that investors are less likely to back an IPO from a company led by a woman than a company led by a male.

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Lessons from Facebook IPO that Startups Can Use

Rajesh Setty

The profound lessons that startups can learn from Facebook IPO. Tomorrow is the Facebook IPO and I am not expert enough to predict what is going to happen. Main Page facebook facebook IPO lessons startups Time ManagementWarning : This is blog post #1762 on this blog.

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How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Harvard Business Review

Schmidt himself recounted part of his experience at Google in a 2010 article , which describes at length the company’s “quirky” Dutch auction IPO. Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information.

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If Snap’s Strategy Is Building New Products, It Won’t Live Up to Its IPO Price

Harvard Business Review

In light of Snap’s IPO , there has been an immense amount of speculation about the long-term viability of the company’s strategy. IPO Disruptive innovation Business models Social platforms Digital Article

The Flawed Premise Behind the Candy Crush IPO

Harvard Business Review

As you may know, King Digital, the company behind the blockbuster game Candy Crush Saga , is about to IPO. Jim Surowiecki in the New Yorker and Felix Salmon at Reuters (and many, many others) have analyzed the IPO. Salmon thinks that the market is so frothy that companies have to have a credible plan to IPO just to seem viable as an acquisition. The company is seeking a valuation of up to $7.6 billion.

Why Investors Who Bought Groupon's IPO May Be Disappointed

Harvard Business Review

After a barrage of Hollywood-worthy hype, shares of Groupon started trading last Friday. Priced at $20 per share, the stock ended the day at $26.10, resulting in a $15.7 billion market valuation. The crux of Groupon's business model involves offering highly-discounted deals to subscribers by email. Consumers, of course, love big discounts. But for Groupon to prosper, participating businesses must find these deals rewarding too.

To Be a Fly on the Wall at Facebook on IPO Day

Harvard Business Review

I had a front row seat to one of the most successful IPO's of the dot-com boom. On day one, because we did not yet have a general counsel, the company told me — the only ex-lawyer then on staff — to manage the IPO. Because of the phenomenal technology, timing and team, the Akamai IPO became one of the most successful IPOs of that era. So what actually happens inside a company on IPO day? Facebook "goes public" tomorrow.

Why Good-Better-Best Prices Are So Effective

Harvard Business Review

operator of theme parks including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, recently filed for an initial public offering (IPO). Marketing IPOSeaWorld Entertainment Inc.,

When the Leader Needs Help

Great Leadership By Dan

If you’ve got outside funders, they’re demanding more and better financial reporting from you, and your board is starting to breathe down your neck about preparing for an IPO.

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Three Headwinds for Facebook's IPO

Harvard Business Review

And despite all of Facebook's user support, investors should be skeptical of the company's pricey IPO. There is a lot of emotion behind the Facebook IPO. Whether Facebook IPOs for 80B or 100B, the venture funds that invested prior to 2011 will have plenty of capital to return to their limited partners. I don't mean to suggest it will fall 70% in value after its IPO pop. I am not pessimistic about Facebook's future.

0801 | How To Work With Millennials with Brad Szollose

LDRLB

Brad is a former C-level executive of a publicly traded company that he co-founded which went from entrepreneurial start-up to IPO in less than three years.

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Why the Rules of the Entrepreneurial Game Are Changing

Leading Blog

Internet traffic and was the first Internet IPO. T HERE WAS A TIME when AOL was how most Americans got online. Co-founded by Steve Case, American Online at its peak handled nearly half of U.S. From his unique vantage point, Case shares his playbook for the future in The Third Wave.

10 (+1) Dumb Leadership Mistakes from Recent Headlines

Great Leadership By Dan

Don’t launch an IPO and get married in the same week. Come on now, how hard can it be to be a great leader? It seems the bar keeps getting lower and lower every day. All you need to do is browse the headlines and you’ll easily come up with examples of what not to do as a leader. Just follow these hopefully easy to adhere to rules, do a reasonable good job, and you’ll be running your organization in no time: 1. Don’t drop too many F-bombs at work.

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Why We Must Find Our Distinctive Strengths

Lead Change Blog

She is Vivienne Harr , an 11-year-old who has raised more than $100,000 to fight human trafficking, rang the starting bell at the New York Stock Exchange for the Twitter IPO, and developed an app called Stand which allows people to find and help various causes.

Exit and Succession Planning

CO2

All the details of their sale of the company through an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and how it changed their lives. by Gary Cohen. The Business Forum Show Jeff Johnson (L), Rick Diamond (M) and Gary Cohen (R).

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One blind spot to avoid in your quest to be true to yourself

Rajesh Setty

You are a serial entrepreneur that has taken a couple of companies to IPO and you have your tongue pierced. You would have heard (generally from motivational speakers) about the need to be true to yourself. Common terms used are: Be yourself. Be true to yourself.

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2012 Women in Business and the Gender Gap Research and Statistics

Women on Business

Research Identifies “Green Ceiling” for Women Seeking IPO Investors. The year is almost over, and as we prepare to enter 2013, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the data that quantifies the gender gap that women in business face.

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Why I moved to Mead Johnson — macro positives « Crossderry Blog

Crossderry Blog

MJN just had an IPO as a carve out of Bristol Myers Squibb. Share this: StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Filed under: Strategy Management Tagged: | acquisitions , Bristol Myers Squibb , divestitures , IPO , Mead Johnson , Strategy « PM Quote of the Day — Watts Humphrey PM Quote of the Day — Edward Tufte » Like Be the first to like this post.

Peter J. Boni: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

During his career, he added nearly $5 billion of value as a science and technology CEO (public, private, IPO), consultant, director, and private equity/venture capital investor. Peter J. Boni has advanced by taking on the tough assignments of repositioning organizations that had run aground. His firms were recognized on the Inc. 500, Software 100, Fast […].

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Peter J. Boni: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

During his career, he added nearly $5 billion of value as a science and technology CEO (public, private, IPO), consultant, director, and private equity/venture capital investor. Peter J. Boni has advanced by taking on the tough assignments of repositioning organizations that had run aground. His firms were recognized on the Inc. 500, Software 100, Fast […].

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No One Asked My Opinion…But $100 Billion for What?

Management Excellence

As of this writing, the world is abuzz with the expected Facebook IPO. The number $100 billion is being floated and passed around (probably by those who stand to benefit from a big IPO), and whether real or wild speculation, that’s a number that gives one cause to pause.

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Statistics and Sound Bites from Women Business Leaders [Infographic]

Women on Business

Similarly, companies with more equalized gender distribution at upper levels experienced 30% higher results from IPOs. Women make up 46.9% of the U.S. workforce, but 40% of of large public companies worldwide have no women on their board of directors.

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Top Online Jobs for Freelancers Revealed

Women on Business

Facebook jobs saw 11% growth, which is a big change from the 14% drop in Facebook jobs experienced during the second quarter or 2012 following the company’s poor IPO. A new report from Freelancer.com reveals the top online jobs for freelance workers based on findings from an analysis of over a quarter million jobs completed during the third quarter of 2012 on the site. Key Findings for Top Online Jobs for Freelancers.

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Hackers and Hummingbirds: Leadership Lessons from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Terry Starbucker

In his IPO letter Mark Zuckerberg wrote: “I started off by writing the first version of Facebook myself because it was something I wanted to exist.

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The Right Way to Run an IPO Road Show

Harvard Business Review

— from private equity to hedge funds to IPOs. In today's see-saw economy, just as important as the timing of your IPO is being prepared and spot-on with your messaging. Over the past 17 years I've worked with hundreds of executives to raise billions of dollars.

Why Unicorns Are Struggling

Harvard Business Review

When financial services company Square priced its IPO at $9 a share last November, well under the $15+ price that private investors paid the year before, it was a cold shower of reality for the 6-year-old company.

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How Bad Leadership Helped Launch Intel, the Silicon Valley and Venture Capital

Modern Servant Leader

or returns massive investments (look at Intel Stock since IPO), what do you do? We spend a lot of time here at MSL covering great leadership – servant leadership.

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What Wall Street Wants to See From Twitter’s Executives (and Why It’s Wrong)

Harvard Business Review

Between now and the IPO, every bit of information about the company’s finances and other metrics will be closely scrutinized. Research shows that firms’ management teams influence the success of their IPOs. A research brief by academics at Arizona State and Florida State summarizes the many studies that have assessed the impact of people on IPO performance and pinpoints several attributes that have an impact.

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Why Executives Should Talk About Racial Bias at Work

Harvard Business Review

As the CFO of a well-funded IPO-bound company, Dan had many years of experience and he had the results to show that he had outworked and out-delivered many of his internal and external counterparts. But now, with the impending IPO, the stakes were much higher.

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063: How to Make an Impact on a Corporate Board of Directors | with Betsy Atkins

Engaging Leader

and International companies, experiencing 11 IPO’s, three bankruptcies, many CEO changes, acquisitions, divestitures, “go private’s” and mergers of equals.

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Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm … on “Good Company”

The Practical Leader

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Three Things that Actually Motivate Employees

Harvard Business Review

To a person, they look astonished when I ask whether their dedication comes from anticipation of the money they could make in the event of an IPO. One person says that he can’t let himself think about an IPO. For these professionals, a future IPO is outweighed by today’s OPI — the opportunity for positive impact.

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Making Setbacks Work For You

Tim Milburn

And do you remember Facebook’s disastrous IPO? This is a guest post by Robert L. Dilenschneider, author of The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life. How can you tap into the power of a setback — and make it work for you? I have nine recommendations.

What Moleskine's Market Position Really Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

A Quartz article on the IPO of hipster journal company Moleskine included this chart that comes from the company's prospectus. The editors managing the Visualizing Data Insight Center have asked us to submit visualizations that we find compelling or effective.

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What Moleskine's Market Position Really Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

A Quartz article on the IPO of hipster journal company Moleskine included this chart that comes from the company's prospectus. The editors managing the Visualizing Data Insight Center have asked us to submit visualizations that we find compelling or effective.

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Alibaba Looks More Like GE than Google

Harvard Business Review

Alibaba, the Chinese internet titan that filed for an IPO in the U.S. last week, could be the largest tech IPO in history. But Alibaba doesn’t look much like Facebook, Google, or even Amazon. Instead, it operates more like GE.

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Twitter Isn’t Just Another Social Company

Harvard Business Review

Last week, Twitter’s management subtly let the world know of their upcoming IPO in 140 characters or less. And in almost all of these cases, Twitter is just being thrown into the role of the next social tech IPO. Instead of discussing Twitter as a business, and its strengths and weaknesses, most pundits are simply throwing Twitter into a broad tech category and speculating about IPO valuation.

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Why Mega-Mergers Are Back in Vogue for Internet Companies

Harvard Business Review

For many consumer tech companies, this post-IPO pressure on financial returns is too high. What compels these companies to IPO prematurely is that they need to provide a liquidity event for their institutional investors, and sometimes for their founders or early employees.

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Sound Bites and Statistic from Women Business Leaders

Women on Business

According to the infographic the University of North Carolina researchers put together to visually communicate the data and quotes they collected, “Companies with more equalized gender distribution have 30 percent better IPOs.”

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