Private equity can make companies more innovative

There’s an eternal argument about whether private equity investors create value for the companies they buy. The evidence shows that private equity backed organizations generate strong returns for investors, but they’re often blamed for three things: 1) The focus is on short-term results (hurting firms in the long run) 2) Loading target companies with too…

Internal innovation - business can learn from start-ups

Change or die: what big business can learn from start-ups about internal innovation

Many articles these days discuss how startups should interact with large corporations but none discuss how corporations should interact and work with startups. Jack Welch, the Head of General Electric, formulated the #1 rule for company survival: “Change or Die” many years ago yet it is just as relevant today. There are companies that develop…