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Modelling – Holistic Advice for Mergers & Acquisitions


‘Modelling’ is nothing new, but it may be new to you. In this post, we’re going to cover how modelling can help you to find the stepping stones you need to succeed in mergers and acquisitions. But first, what exactly is modelling?

In essence, when business coaches, life coaches, gym trainers, finance experts or just about any professional from any walk of life mentions modelling, they mean analysing proven routes to success and adapting current approaches to be more in line with winning formulas. Throughout school, of course, we’re taught that copying answers is a big no-no. However, in business, modelling the behaviours of niche leaders and making your money work for you is a big yes-yes. 

Modelling in mergers & acquisitions 

If you’re looking to expand your portfolio of digital assets, you’ve probably considered the pros and cons of scooping up several underperforming start-ups for a cumulative but time-consuming payoff, or taking on the challenge of an established SME or enterprise-level business at greater cost and greater risk with the benefit of focusing your time. Where to begin? Modelling. That’s where. Because many who have gone before already know the answers. For example, check out Gareth Hoyle – Digital Due Diligence for tried and tested support. Have you carried out a comprehensive analytical audit? Are you aware of your target merger’s current marketing plan, SEO strategy, and plans for future growth? It’s your money you’re pouring down the drain if you don’t model the behaviours of those who understand the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions. 

That’s the business side – how about the personal side?


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Meeting people with genuine in-field experience of the structures behind business success and business failure is genuinely eye-opening for one simple reason: they understand the value of taking steps backwards to take leaps forward. Each day, we’re bombarded by easy to remember phrases that bully us into an unwise state of frenzy. Go hard or go home. Who dares wins. Just do it. Life is short. Sky’s the limit. Bring it on. However, charity starts at home, and if you want to see real results in business, you need to organise your mind. The key ingredient? Meditation. Meditation leads to clarity. Clarity removes hurdles. Some of the most successful business minds are on the record as advocating meditation, from Bill Gates and Steve Jobs to Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner. Check out online beginner programs and model one of the leading global voices in clarity of thought – gain new insight from the comfort of your own chair.

Modelling vitality through diet boosts energy for business

I know what you’re thinking. How can what you eat for elevenses affect business decisions over mergers and acquisitions. The fact is, when your body is working hard to break down and digest unhealthy food, the knock-on effects in lowered energy levels, poor temperament, and negative outlook can be like swimming while holding 5kg kettlebells in each hand. Not ideal. There’s no golden ticket when it comes to choosing a diet that works for you. Take your time, choose a plan, and feel better about the alarm clock each morning – the early bird catches the merger or acquisition! 

Sean Jacobson

I'm Sean, a former HR and business consultant providing you insights into the business world for Leader to Leader.

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