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Masters of Disruption Series: Be Different, Embrace Creativity and Innovate
In this new series from BEST Robotics, Masters of Disruption, we bring some of the greatest minds from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to hear their take on how students, and the future workforce are working together to drive innovation and learning environments. Karl spoke to Michael Steiner, Marty Strong and Vinay Kunwar and they had an insightful conversation about this subject to start the series off. Vinay, the CEO of India First joined the conversation from his office in India and he talked about the collaboration with his organization and BEST Robotics.
Education in the Fast Lane with F1 In Schools
The Many Ways to Integrate an Acquisition
Acquisition integrations are when the parent company takes over the target (acquired business), right?
Well… not exactly. There are different approaches used to merge, or integrate an acquisition. Here’s an overview of them, looking at it from our specialty of working with lower-mid and mid-size businesses (i.e. those with less than 1000 employees).
Communication Planning for SMB Integrations
You’ve completed an acquisition, have an integration plan ready to go, and Day One has arrived: you’re ready to tell the world about the deal and the bright new future. Let’s tell everyone, right?
Not so fast… not everyone wants to hear the same message. Different groups of people have different perspectives and different interests. You need to create a Communication Plan to tell different audiences what is relevant to them.
A basic integration communication plan should cover the following:
I’ve Just Bought a Company – Now What?
When you acquired a business, you had an intention, a strategy, of what you wanted to do with it. For example, you wanted take advantage of a very specialized team and the product that they develop, so that you can increase sales revenue.
Acquiring a business is a set of intensive stressful activities that culminate in closing a deal. However, in many ways, buying a business is the easier part of realizing your acquisition strategy. You should now prepare for a major change in how you work on this merger. Acquisition Integration is a campaign of concurrent activities focused on a set of common objectives (known as Key Objectives), that take place over a long period, while continuing the activities of the general business.
Start Your Sales Engines
Karl talks about the importance of pre-qualifying your sales prospects, and creating intelligent lead campaigns to maximize your closing efficiencies
Fantastic listen!!! Karl and Perla is a must listen.
Fantastic listen. Blown away with the ease of listening to Karl as well as Perla Tamez. Karl really dives into the roots of extremely successful individuals like Perla and digs to provide great content for listeners. Very inspiring to see not only Perla’s successful business journey but, the impact that it has on the children and communities as a whole. Her truth in the podcast will really punch you in the mouth and force you to act. “Embrace failure”, is a great line I took away as you have to find value in the struggles and rejections life will throw at you. Great stuff Karl. Extremely impressed with Perla and her story (although it seems as if she is just scratching the surface on things to come).