Industry Voices

What is your best advice for people on how to recruit great team members? by Matthew Flanagan

Matthew Flanagan

When recruiting team members, focus on skills and abilities rather than appearance, as it’s not a necessary requirement for most jobs. Engage in meaningful conversations with candidates to understand their potential and fit for the role. This approach not only eliminates opportunities for discrimination but also leads to the formation …

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What do you wish your prospects would understand before they talk to you? by Matthew Flanagan

Matthew Flanagan

Before speaking with a client, we wish our prospects would understand we focus on introducing entrepreneurs to business owners who are nearing the end of their working lives, aiming to prevent the disappearance of opportunities that these businesses represent. Our commitment is to empower leaders to drive positive change, inspire …

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What is your greatest business extravagance? by Ronawati Wongso

Ronawati

My greatest business extravagance is conducting a two-day e-workshop on Company Makeover for Massive Profits. This immersive experience empowers participants to delve deep into their companies, identifying root causes of issues and crafting tailored solutions for profit optimization or turnaround strategies. It’s an investment in fostering innovation and driving sustainable …

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What coming technological advancement do you expect to have the biggest impact on your business? by Anand Narayan

Anand Narayan

The most impactful technological advancement for Kenobi Capital, particularly within our Exit By Force small business exit accelerator, is the further development and integration of artificial intelligence (AI), especially through our Cognitive Automation strategy. This strategy leverages AI’s capabilities in predictive analytics and machine learning to enhance the precision of …

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Which entrepreneur, living or dead, would you most like to have dinner with and why? by Michel Haddad

Michel Haddad

I would choose to have dinner with Henry Ford, who embodies several of my career passions. I have spent my career at the intersection of technology and business development, putting technology at the service of humanity to better the world around us. Ford’s revolutionary impact on the manufacturing industry and …

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In business, when is it acceptable to lie? by Sharmin Prince

Sharmin Prince

In business ethics, honesty is generally considered fundamental, and lying is typically deemed unacceptable. However, there are scenarios where lying by omission or strategic nondisclosure might occur— for instance, not revealing trade secrets or sensitive strategic plans. Some argue that puffery—exaggerating a product’s benefits without making false claims—is a form …

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What misconception do people outside of your industry hold about it? by Anand Narayan

Anand Narayan

A common misconception about Private Equity (PE) is that it primarily focuses on short-term gains at the expense of the acquired companies. Many outsiders believe PE firms cut costs to boost immediate financial performance, leading to long-term detriment. However, the reality is that most PE investments aim to drive growth …

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