Two Tweets & A Blog

Deming Institute

It is what quantum physicists and neuroscientists are just beginning to sort out and understand. million in a Leveraged Buy Out (LBO) to buy an Oklahoma based Coca-Cola bottling company. Guest blog by Bob Browne , author of Sys-Tao – Western Logic and Eastern Flow and former Chairman and CEO of the Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Tweet One. The question, “If Japan can, why can’t we?” conjures up the works of W. Edwards Deming.

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Private Equity’s New Phase

Harvard Business Review

In phase one (buy and sell), PE investors looked for the equivalent of a “fixer-upper house” — a dilapidated company in a good industry that could be purchased at a discount and, after the business equivalent of some fresh paint and new appliances, resold for a profit.

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Corporate Governance Should Combine the Best of Private Equity and Family Firms

Harvard Business Review

In addition to the hybrid alternative, Western governance models are being challenged by a mutation of the classic private equity–leveraged buy-out model. From its earliest days, 3G set out to ensure that its businesses became magnets for top talent, emphasizing culture change and best practices in recruitment, training, and retention as much as financial transformation.