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245: How an Appetite for Agile Is Fueling Growth | Steve Cooper, Partner, Excella

In the wake of a big government contract win, IT consulting organizations frequently savor the luster of being awarded plus-size opportunities that can validate a firm's leading-edge solutions.  However, pursuing government "big game" contracts can very often lead consulting organizations to set priorities according to the ebb and flow of the government's procurement processes instead…
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242: Unlocking Employee Referrals | A Workplace Champions Episode

"I think that one of the greatest testaments to how good your culture and company are can be seen when your own employees want to bring their friends whom they know can do the job into the company. In fact, we pay a little bounty, and that is what we call it. And then we give awards…
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241: Beyond the Family Business | Five Business Leaders Cross-Examine the Family-Owned Model

"There's no blueprint. Every family-owned company has its own DNA, its own thumbprint on what family members want or don't want from the business, and what they want from the fortune that has been built varies widely. But what must be understood is now that you have this pot of money, it has implications. It…
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240: Flexing Your Balance Sheet Muscle | Ty Johnson, CEO, Select Interior Concepts

  Ty Johnson, the M&A-minded CEO of Select Interior Concepts of Anaheim, CA, believes that his firm's balance sheet should reveal quite a bit about the future direction of the diversified building products company. Referring frequently to SIC's balance sheet flexibility, Johnson leaves little doubt that an ambitious year of deal-making lies ahead. Join us…
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238: When It’s Time to Sell | A Dealmaker’s Episode

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231: When ExactTarget Came to Dinner | Brian Rowe, CEO, Perceivant

"We are taking our retail analytics background and taking that deep, deep knowledge of tracking everything in real time and applying that to learning. We watch how students interact with material, watch them learn and see what works, what doesn't, what's effective, what's not. And then giving this clean, clear information to instructors, who can take…
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230: Scaling Your Sales Function | Kevin Parker, CEO, Hirevue

Kevin Parker arrived at Hirevue with a business-building resume that only the most seasoned business leaders can match. Join us when Kevin reveals his hardy appetite for growth at Hirevue and the business obstacles he's determined to remove. "It's great to just find talented people, but if you don't train them, they're not going to…
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225: When Knocking on Wood Is a Strategic Imperative | Jim Cline, CEO, Trex Company

Inside the decking and railing realm, pressure-treated lumber (or wood) represents roughly 83 percent of the linear footage of decking and railing sold, according to Jim Cline, CEO of Trex Company, who credits wood's dominance of the space with having fostered a favorable growth environment (favorable at least for the makers of composite decking and…
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218: Making Privacy a Competitive Advantage | Ted Kim, CEO, London Trust Media

The Private Internet Edge  "Privacy doesn't mean complete confidentiality and anonymity. There's a reason why people have doors and windows with drapes in their homes. If you have your door open, your drapes open, you don't mind people seeing in, but when it's time for your personal privacy, you close all that up. Private Internet…
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217: Adding Scale to Drive Growth | Mark Dohnalek, CEO, Pivot International

  "The fact is that the end market largely remains Europe or North America when it comes to electronics-type product manufacturing. Inside Asia, most products are being manufactured there, but otherwise parts are coming back to North America or Europe, where they are rendered into the final finished goods form."  –Mark Dohnalek, CEO Guest: Mark…
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