Notes on Growing Wealth in the For-profit Firm 2020

January 2020 will mark the ninth year of writing articles about what increases firm valuation for the for-profit firm. We have another exciting year plan and I hope you will continue to follow this series of articles and comment on them. The comments are very appreciated and help us learn. Best regards, Bill and the team at Bill Bigler Associates.

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The Case of Rolex: Excerpt From a Study in Competitive Strategy, Longevity, Valuation and Full Potential Using a Comprehensive Model of Firm Valuation

This short article is excerpted from a much longer article applying my 22 Element Causal Model of firm valuation and Full Potential to the Rolex watch company. This excerpted article follows from a first excerpted article on What Is Causation in Business that was published two weeks prior.

How To Link Competitive Strategy, Culture and Increases In the Market Value of the Firm

Most of us have heard the phrase “culture eats strategy for lunch.” While trite, there is truth to this phrase. The phrase suggests that culture is a beast, here to stay and difficult to change for the better. This article is for those firms who find they need to change a culture either because it has become toxic or it no longer supports and aligns with the competitive strategy and has become a barrier to performance as measured by increases in the firm’s valuation or its market value.

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A Board of Directors’ Process for Maximizing Shareholder Value – Part 2

How can we aid the board of directors in helping to drive increases in shareholder value (SHV) in the publicly traded firm. The principles apply to private for-profit firms as well as they try to maximize owner wealth. In part II of this article readers will learn why this board process has huge implications for corporate culture change in many firms.

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A Board of Directors’ Process for Maximizing Shareholder Value – Part 1

This two part article will present a simple and linear looking process to aid the board of directors in helping to drive increases in shareholder value (SHV) in the publicly traded firm. But the principles apply to private for-profit firms as well as they try to maximize owner wealth. The reader will see, this board process has huge implications for corporate culture change in many firms. Thus in the article, I hope to lay out the process and culture required for boards of directors to really up their games.

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A General Theory of Valuation and Why Shareholders Are the Most Important Constituents in the Firm-Valuation Gameboard

In my view, we need good theory more than ever in the field and practice of valuation, especially when wedded to firm’s competitive strategy. Things have gotten very emotional around this topic in the last three or so years. This article will present my theory of valuation and why shareholders are the most important constituents in the total system of firms trying to grow their valuation. I will leave competitive strategy’s role in this to another conversation.

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Growing Your Firm’s Valuation After This or Any “Impairment Episode”: Key Dilemmas, Decisions and Solutions

The main topic of this article is the notion of “impairment” to your firm’s ability to grow, much less maintain, its valuation after an “impairment episode”. COVID-19 is the most recent such episode and it has affected most firms in the United States and around the world. But pundits are writing this probably won’t be the last virus to cause impairment.

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Valuation and Stock Prices in These Crazy Times: One Causal Model of Increasing Firm Valuation – The Ultimate Goal of the For-Profit Firm

I have re-written this article five times in the last five weeks (today is March 25, 2020). As we all know the COVDID-19 pandemic has caused huge losses in the stock market. It makes one wonder how stocks are really valued for publicly traded firms and how non-publicly traded firms (think of your favorite family-owned for-profit business) are valued.