Who sets the ambition for your company?

Entrepreneurs are obsessed with being their own boss. Almost everyone I know who started a company did it – at least in part – to free themselves from corporate processes and finally be fully in charge, with all the good, bad and ugly that comes with it.

Subsequently, we don’t...

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Hand washing vs. exercise, and accounting vs. finance

“Finding a CFO with a strategic mindset who actually understands value creation is so crucial, and so difficult,” a friend of mine, who is a partner at one of the world’s top private equity firms, recently complained to me.

He may be more concerned with buying and selling...

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