I can be humorous, but I’m fundamentally serious, analytical, deep & lateral thinker, I used to be an academic a long time ago and it still shows.
In working with companies strategically, I start and finish with the numbers. We work together to establish & understand recent performance history. I want to get to the fundamental levers of the business as quickly as possible, understand what the growth potential is & work out how we get there. If I don’t believe a business can, we confront it & either adjust the plan, or radically change the business.
Normally, it’s a matter of taking businesses that have been in dormant, survival mode, trundling along for too long and getting them into what I call ‘thrival’ mode. In short, this is about turbocharging businesses..