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Five Frogs on a Log : A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions And Gut Wrenching Change - Mark L. Feldman

Five Frogs on a Log

A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions And Gut Wrenching Change

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A riddle:
Five frogs are sitting on a log.
Four decide to jump off. How many are left?
Answer: Five
Because there's a difference between deciding and doing.

Written by Mark L. Feldman and Michael F. Spratt of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Five Frogs on a Log offers readers an entertaining and no-nonsense field guide to the mergers and acquisitions jungle, packed with insight and instruction for executing corporate change and capturing shareholder value. Whether you're buying another company or acquiring a new vision of the future, this book proffers an unconventional perspective and a practical, readily accessible set of solutions to the single greatest challenge facing today's managers: executing rapid transitions ion mergers, acquisitions and gut wrenching change.

Designed for corporate managers and CEOs caught up in the whirlwind of change, every chapter provides accessible ideas and wisdom for navigating the most demanding business transitions. The authors offer a unique hands-on perspective based on their work with top Fortune 500 firms. As they state:

"Increasingly, the companies that win are those that learn faster, act quicker and adapt sooner. They will compress time by making and executing early, informed decisions about economic value creation, ruthless prioritization and focused resource allocation. They will use these decisions to take early firm stands on management deployment, organization structure and culture. Their actions will increasingly be linked to long-term, sustained economic value creation."

The advice and expertise offered in this book can be used to solve a range of operational problems from speeding up new product development to merging two businesses; from changing company culture to repositioning a business in a while new marketplace.

Whatever the challenges and opportunities facing you, your company, your industry, Five Frogs on a Log will move you from deciding to doing.

Introduction: The Salado River: The Seven Deadly Sins of Transitions -- 1. Opportunity Lost: The Dealmakers' Nightmare -- 2. The Ugly Truth: Deciding Is Easy, Executing Is Hard -- 3. More Ugly Truth: Why Performance Deteriorates -- 4. The Law of the Band-Aid: The Need for Accelerated Transition -- 5. 260 Priorities: Economic Value Creation -- 6. Windshield Watching in Seattle: Early Communication and Stability -- 7. No Secrets, No Surprises, No Hype, No Empty Promises: Connecting with Your Stakeholders -- 8. Five Frogs on a Log: Launching Transition Teams -- 9. Acute Structural Anxiety: Organization Structure and Role Clarity -- 10. The Two-and-a-Half-Ton Truck: Policies and Practices -- 11. The Ultimate Scapegoat: Unconventional Advice About Culture -- 12. The Blind Man's Dog: Value Creation Incentives -- 13. The North Bank.

ISBN: 9780062046079
ISBN-10: 0062046071
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19th October 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia