Billionaire Growth Strategies
Entrepreneurial Finance Requires Mastery of Basic Arithmetic
Many people talk themselves out of pursuing acquisitions oriented growth strategies, such as those described in The Tycoon Playbook, because they fear that one has to be a financial engineering genius with an MBA from the University of Chicago to succeed. It’s simply not true. My interest has always been in what I have come to call “entrepreneurial finance.” If you have mastered basic arithmetic you can do entrepreneurial finance. Continue reading
The Tycoon Playbook: Your First 100 Million
An entrepreneur who doesn’t know how to use acquisitions for growth is like a boxer in the ring with one arm tied behind his back.
Discover the timeless business growth strategies of the tycoons.
How to Buy a Business: Buying Your Competitors
Most small businesses struggle with excruciatingly slow growth because after the first year or so of operations during which they attracted the market’s low-hanging fruit. Once this segment has been tapped the situation turns into one of trench warfare where they are fighting for new customers one at a time with competitors. The costs of this strategy can be high while the payoffs are low.
One way to break out of this demoralizing situation is to buy up competitors to acquire their customer base at closing.
Glock’s Secret Path to Profits
Here’s an inside look at how the Glock grew into an industry juggernaut.
It’s the largest supplier of handguns to law enforcement in the U.S. But behind its success lies a troubling tale of business intrigue. Continue reading
Europe’s Best Copycatters: The Samwer Brothers, ja!
The Samwer Brothers are the European champions of borrowing other people’s ideas and executing them more successfully. They are especially “notorious for aggressively cloning American sites and launching them in Europe.” Continue reading