TheUC 055: The Myth of the Win-Win Scenario

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  Is there really ever a true ‘win-win’ scenario? You hear it all the time, in business and even in life situations: ”Hey this is a win-win!” However, if you have to convince someone it is a ‘win-win,’ then it probably isn’t. And if one party’s definition of a ‘win’ is that someone else loses, then there is no deal to be had and you will certainly end up with a ‘lose-lose’ scenario. Join this discussion about how to give yourself the best chance at actually achieving the theoretical … [Read more...]

TheUC 050: Thinking Beyond A Business Deal

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A successful business deal focuses on the long term value and not just closing the transaction. The deal is merely the ‘wedding’ for the goal of a lifetime partnership or ‘marriage.’  Too many companies and funds consider closing the business deal to be the big ‘ta da.’  However, the transaction is just the starting point. The business deal is the value being built throughout the partnership. Resources should be invested on ensuring long term value ensues after the deal is sealed.  … [Read more...]