February 27, 2024

Corporate CPR Episode 110: How Not To Be Scooped Up Unwillingly In An Acquisition

On today’s episode we are talking about how not to be scooped up unwillingly in an acquisition with Jason Radisson.

Jason Radisson is a seasoned unicorn breeder with 20+ years of expertise in strategy, operations, and growth. As the CEO and Founder of Movo, an HCM platform, he’s revolutionizing frontline workforce management globally, boasting 700,000+ users across various industries. Formerly with McKinsey & Company and Uber, Jason’s track record includes scaling businesses, notably 99-Taxis, which he grew 10x before its $1B acquisition. Passionate about empowering the frontline workforce, he champions digital solutions to uplift communities. Jason, a Holy Cross alum and multilingual Fulbright Scholar, balances his professional achievements with family and outdoor pursuits, embodying a holistic approach to success.

Episode Highlights:

  • Importance of Differentiation: Industries consolidate where there’s economies of scale. Having a unique differentiator that the market values is crucial for success.
  • Role of Capital Markets: The movement of capital plays a significant role in determining winners, especially in later funding rounds where large sums of money are involved. Convincing capital markets of your company’s potential is key.
  • Diagnosing Corporate Health: Assessing threats to the organization involves analyzing both strategy and execution. Poor execution can undermine even a solid strategy.
  • Avoiding Irrelevance: Staying relevant amidst industry consolidation requires a focus on differentiation and addressing unmet needs in the market.
  • Building a Following: Building a loyal following can be achieved through various means, including product innovation, marketing, and targeting underserved markets.
  • Operational Efficiency: Maintaining capital efficiency and operational leanness is crucial for sustainable growth, especially in the face of competition and potential acquisitions. Top of Form

Jason’s Top 3 Takeaways for the Audience:

  1. Find your unique differentiator.
  2. Capital efficiency and frugality contributes significantly to overall sustainability. Even if other aspects like differentiation or strategy are not fully developed, being lean and frugal ensures longevity and reduces vulnerability to hostile takeovers or industry consolidation efforts.
  3. Maintaining a global perspective fosters invaluable cross-industry insights, allowing for the adaptation of successful practices from international corporations to local contexts.

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