Book Summary: Lessons From Private Equity Any Company Can Use (Bain & Co.)

Steps to maximize value-add to a company

  1. Define full potential. Focus on the right critical issues (3-5).
  2. Develop the blueprint. Focus on the who, what, when, where and how that will deliver the 3-5 critical initiatives to results.
  3. Accelerate performance. KPIs, communication, accountability, carrot and stick.
  4. Harness the talent. Strategically attract, retain and deploy your human capital.
  5. Make equity sweat. Embrace ‘LBO economics’, make strategic use of debt, keep cash on hand for acquisitions.
  6. Foster a results-oriented mindset.

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