The recent announcement that Wendy’s was pursuing “strategic options” for its Arby’s business and that Yum Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut etc.) was divesting A&W and Long John Silver properties got me thinking. I’ve done work in this arena … Continue reading

Recently I was reminded of the importance of re-reading the contracts that come out of complex partnerships and negotiations. I think that many of us have had the experience of working on fairly involved deals with the paperwork going back … Continue reading

Recently I was at an educational technology conference and I was fortunate to sit in on a panel discussion on what investors are looking for from prospective investments. Here is one response, from a super experienced, successful and thoughtful person, … Continue reading

David Ogilvy the, advertising giant, famously said that I know that half my advertising works. I just don’t know which half! We can also extend the same to the portion of a business that is providing profit that is unprofitable. … Continue reading

Recently I was up in Cape Cod with my family. It rained the week we were there- quite badly in fact – so while waiting for a break in the weather so we could walk the beach- we found ourselves … Continue reading