How to start direct investing at your family office

Over the last decade, direct investing by family offices has increased dramatically, as chronicled by countless family office publications, private wealth advisory firms, and, most recently, Middle Market Growth.  The November/December cover story features Michael Pucker of DNS Capital – husband of American billionaire, Hyatt Hotel heir and philanthropist, Gigi Pritzker. Like DNS Capital, at […]

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It’s a new year, and time to make resolutions for changing your ways in 2019 to achieve both personal and professional goals.  Whether you’re a CEO, a member of the C-suite, a mid-level manager, or an individual contributor, two simple New Year’s resolutions will make 2019 a business game changer.

Scott Kirsner’s HBR article, The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation in Large Companies, analyzes a survey of large companies who were asked about obstacles they face when tackling innovation.  Top responses include the importance of politics, lack of executive alignment, a culture that doesn’t embrace change, and an inability to react to disruptions. I couldn’t agree […]

Poorly managed family business successions have destroyed untold amounts of value in individual businesses and ripped countless families apart.  Don’t let your business or your family fall victim to the same traps that have haunted business owners for generations.  Even the most successful family businesses often fail to address two golden rules of succession: Plan […]

Over the years at enlight, we’ve had the great fortune of serving great clients.  While each client situation is unique, we’ve also noticed that clients typically seek to achieve one of a few things from their engagements with us: 1. grow the business 2. improve profitability 3. align teams to execute 4. solve a tough […]

In HBR, Leslie Dach provides some invaluable advice to executives in his column, “Don’t Spin a Better Story.  Be a Better Company.”  While the advice, based on his experience at Walmart, is focused on how to effectively and authentically respond to negative PR, the insight is also powerful for unlocking hidden value in organizations. Here’s […]

At enlight, we’ve always promoted the importance of market insight – about customers, competitors and the industry – to drive strategy.   Here’s the way we break down the insights typically used by companies to manage their businesses: 1.  Native Insight:  the institutionalized views that drive financial and operational metrics; Native Insight reveals what the […]

Everybody’s talking about “big data” and what it can do to transform business.  It’s really exciting to think about how we can knit together disparate data sources and analyze more data than ever.  However, more often than not we see companies neglecting their fundamental business data and the value it can provide for this business. […]