Get Beyond the Bidding War with a Proactive M&A Strategy

July 17, 2024 - Getting stuck in the traditional, bottom-up approach to M&A can leave firms faced with limited opportunities, increased competition, and higher prices for deals.

In our latest blog, HPA Project Leader Larry Maher makes the case for complementing the traditional M&A approach with a holistic, top-down strategy to achieve more ROI-friendly acquisitions.

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Keeping the Pace: Planning in Hypergrowth Companies

June 19, 2024 - Businesses experiencing hypergrowth can often find themselves challenged as their management and planning infrastructure lag behind their rapid growth initiatives. Traditional planning methods may not always be suited to the culture or circumstances of a hypergrowth environment, so how can organizations set themselves up to maintain that growth?

In our latest blog, HPA Senior Consultant Raaj Chitaley outlines key strategies for resource management, adaptive planning, and proactive project evaluation to help sustain growth without sacrificing speed or compromising on stability.

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Navigating Murky Waters: Strategic Planning for Uncertain Times

May 16, 2024 - Navigating an uncertain economic landscape requires more than just bracing for impact; it demands strategic foresight and adaptability.

In a world where clarity is a luxury, thoughtful scenario planning can be a compass, guiding businesses through the fog of uncertainty towards resilience and growth. Here, HPA Senior Project Lead Stephen Ashford discusses how businesses can plan to weather any storm and emerge on the other side as a stronger sailor.

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Bolstering Growth Through Organizational Transformation

March 12, 2024 - Organizational Transformation is often associated with cost-cutting, but it can also be a key tool for business growth. Whether adjusting to new leadership, strategic shifts, or new technology, embracing organizational change is vital for continued growth and success.

HPA Project Leader Karyn Folland discusses how businesses can become more effective and efficient through organizational change, paving the way for sustainable growth.

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IT and Business: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

October 24, 2023 - In today's business landscape, fostering a strong and trusting relationship between the IT function and other business unit leaders is crucial.

However, in HPA Senior Advisor Bob Kaplan's experience, there's often dysfunctional dynamics between these groups that can get in the way of a productive partnership. In our latest blog, Bob explores a few causes of this relationship breakdown and how to overcome them.

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Why Taylor Swift is a Great CEO

September 12, 2023 - Theo Song, our VP of Talent, recently took his daughters to one of the LA dates for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour. Theo was blown away by the scale of the tour - not just by the concert itself but also it's economic impact and the amount of work going on behind the scenes.

Here, he shares why he thinks Taylor Swift has the qualities of a great CEO.

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