While M&A as a lever to drive growth, innovation, and transformation is more vital than ever, most companies struggle to use M&A effectively. Leaders often attribute this struggle to the difficulties of executing or integrating M&A, but we believe that the root cause is more fundamental: a failure to link M&A to a strategy for… Read More


A Fast Company TOP TEn BUsiness BOOK for 2016 “Clayton Christensen’s books on innovation are mandatory reading at Netflix.” – Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO, Netflix For many companies, innovation is still hit or miss. They spend millions compiling the data to figure out what their customers want, but they often achieve only modest incremental… Read More


GOING BEYOND MANUFACTURING For over seventy five years, the Latrobe, Penn. company has prospered by manufacturing high-performance tooling for those who reshape materials—from machine shops to mining operators to oil and gas drilling customers. But relationships with its customers had always been transactional, meaning there were lost opportunities to serve customers while they were actually… Read More