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How to start direct investing at your family office

How To Start Direct Investing In 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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2 Resolutions That Will Make You Smarter… And More Successful

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.

Position for Long-term Value Creation by Overcoming Barriers to Business Model Innovation

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 […]

Family Business 101: Succession Done Right

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 […]

Unlock Hidden Value: 4 Lessons from Walmart

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 […]

Market Insight: The Key To Sustainable Competitive Advantage

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 […]

Forget Big Data, Democratize “Small Data” to Unlock Hidden Value In Your Business

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. […]