Intellectual Property and Your Firm’s Valuation

By Tom Cramer
  There are few people who are not aware of the story of the “locked away formula” for Coca-Cola. In fact, the whole story is now a major exhibit at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia.  What few realize, however, is how the formula for one of the world’s most ubiquitous products has been protected – and remains secret – after more than 100 years. The formula is what is today generically referred to as Intellectual Property. Specifically, the formula for Coca-Cola is …

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Why Hiring a Winning Executive Team Requires a Change in Perspective

Expanding and growing your business over the next decade will require you to have a strong executive leadership team in place. As the business landscape becomes more fragmented and highly competitive, carving out your unshakable advantage may all boil down to who you have on your leadership team. And, since the cost of losing a highly trained employee can cost your company more than 200% of their annual salary[1], investing the time into finding the right fit for your executive team is key. According to industry-leading CEO Group Consultants, …

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