MERGERS AND ACQUISITION: The need for People Due Diligence

Financial due diligence alone isn’t enough. People due diligence is the make or break lever. Almost all mergers fail to produce intended business results, experts say. Studies indicate that several companies fail to show positive results when it comes to mergers. Researchers estimate the range of failure to be 50–80%. After so many corporate marriages, the world having gone full circle, are now asking the one wise question “Why do mergers and acquisitions fail”? What does it take for a company to be successful, post merger? Success or failure of … [Read more...]

On The Freedom To (Un) dress

It is reported that a number of academic institutions (University of Ibadan, Unilag, French language village) have enacted a ‘dress code’ within their campuses in an effort to curb ‘indecent appearances’. Since this move was made public, there have been responses from all quarters. Some who are vehemently against this development are of the strong opinion that undergraduates should be allowed the freedom to dress or undress. It is true that the right to choose lies with each individual. It is true that our undergraduates (especially the females) have a … [Read more...]

CEO Headaches after a Merger or Acquisition

We have less than a hundred days to the close of the banking sector consolidation programme. Someone may say, “What really is the fuss over this particular exercise?” Let’s get it over with and talk of other things”. I submit that next to the governance of our dear country, this is the other thing we have to do and do right. There are real challenges ahead and CEO’s may have lost sleep. It may not be a good prayer to wish to be a bank CEO at this time. Obviously the banks seeking to kidnap wealthy acquirers have migraine already; considering that the … [Read more...]

How much change can one person bring?

Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills … against misery, against ignorance, or injustice & violence. Yet many of the world’s great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 years old Thomas Jefferson who … [Read more...]

Become a Possibility Thinker!

You need to be become a possibility thinker. To do this you must remove any disadvantage thinking from your mind. Many people have built and accepted some things as disadvantages to their lives. What are some of these disadvantages and in what is the truth about those things? How can I break away from every disadvantage around me so I can be ALL that God has made me? Some people say to themselves ‘I am too old’. The truth is, you are never too old to change. You are not too old to change until you give up. Only when you reach a point where you don’t … [Read more...]

How To Win The Customer: Provide A Magic Experience

Your business will grow like magic when you give a customer or employee something far beyond their expectations. When you give them value in excess of what they felt they deserved or paid for, you have created a Magic Experience. The aim of a Magic Experience is to make the transaction between you and your customers memorable. Magic Experiences leave a lasting positive impression, one that makes customers want to do business with you again. And Magic Experiences also make people very happy to tell all their friends about the fun, exciting, and … [Read more...]

Vacancy: Robots Wanted!

You have never seen a vacancy ad with such a title and there is good reason for that – it is because no one would dare declare that they are looking to employ robots instead of human beings. But if you take a second look within governments, parastatals, churches, educational institutions, companies, committees (in short everywhere) what you see is that Presidents, CEOs, leaders, managers, supervisors are more comfortable with employees or members who do what they are told . . . someone who you can bet would always agree with the majority. In essence a … [Read more...]