How Van Halen Rocked The Business World

How Van Halen Rocked The Business World

Van Halen is a band that is known for a hard-driving sound that featured the guitar wizardy of Eddie Van Halen and the vocals of their iconic front-man and lead singer, David Lee Roth. They are also known for some rather dramatic changes in personnel, as well as a...
A Farewell to Kings: Lessons From Rush

A Farewell to Kings: Lessons From Rush

Forty years is a long time for anything, let alone holding the same position within the same organization. Forty years is an especially long time when that organization is a rock band. What does it take to remain together, be creative and still like one another after...
The Real Cost Of Toxic Employees

The Real Cost Of Toxic Employees

Rock Star employees make a huge positive impact and help to increase the valuation of the business. That’s why finding a Rock Star is the goal of every hiring manager. But is that really a good strategy? Should organizations be focused on the positive? (i.e....
What Is My Business Worth?

What Is My Business Worth?

That’s one I get a lot in my field of business valuation: “What is my business worth?” “Give me a rough idea – back of the envelope.”  And as an old mentor of mine known as ‘Dr. Value’ would say: “It...
In The Shark Tank It’s All About Valuation

In The Shark Tank It’s All About Valuation

Unless you do what I do for a living, “valuation” probably isn’t a word you hear every day… but it is a word you hear a lot on the TV show Shark Tank. And it’s usually a point of controversy. But why do the entrepreneurs and the Sharks differ on valuation? The Pitch...