The pros and cons of the Self Funded Search entrepreneurship through acquisition search experience search funds

On this episode of "The Next Step", I speak to Michael Chew. He's the Managing Director of Flywheel Effect, a self-funded search vehicle based in Melbourne, and looking for deals across Australia.

I've known Michael for about six months, since he first thought about starting a search. It's been...

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Insights from the Search Phase podcast search experience

In this episode of The Next Step, I speak with Greg Green. Greg is the  director of Single Trail Capital.

We focus a lot of the conversation around his experience in the search phase and shed some light on what it's actually like to be in the trenches of conducting a search, what things...

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Search in Spain : Lessons from a successful market podcast search funds

Enrique Chamorro is passionate about the search fund model. Before learning about search fund, Enrique was a full-time private equity lawyer. He heard about search through his friend and client and fell in love with the concept, thinking it was the best example of a win-win partnership and...

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Why Search Funds : An Investor's Perspective podcast search funds

Andrew Locke is a search fund investor and co-founder of Ambit Partners, based in South Africa.

Originally from the US, Andrew has worked globally in regions such as West Africa, the Middle East and India as a behavioral economist working with Harvard's econ group. Later in his career, he pivoted...

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The Searcher Experience : A report from the front line! podcast search experience search funds

Nick Bamford is the Managing Director of SRO Technology. SRO is actually one of my own companies (that I purchased as a self-funded searcher many years ago) so it's really exciting to be able to interview Nick and let him share some of the backstory on how he began as a searcher himself,...

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Search Funds 101 with an Industry Veteran podcast search funds

Jake Nicholson is considered one of the leading figures in regards to Search Funds in the current generation. He’s been in the field for more than a decade and has a reputation globally for being one of the real experts in the search fund, entrepreneurship through acquisition and all...

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Delegation and the Art of Succession

In 1989, Jenny Morris sang: "she has to be loved, she wants to be needed, don't want to be hated, just loves to be wanted". I presume she was talking about the owner/founder of a small-to-medium enterprise (SME), because we all love to be wanted. And why shouldn’t we? We’ve dedicated...

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Translating Vision into Action

While touring the NASA headquarters, President John F. Kennedy introduced himself to a janitor who was mopping the floor and asked him what he did at NASA. The janitor replied, “I’m helping put a man on the moon". The janitor got it – he understood the vision and his part...

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A few nuggets of INSEAD gold!

Something I’ve learned over my career is that leaders perform their best when they remain hungry to learn, take time out from leading to become keen students, and invest in learning from the best leadership educators in the world.

INSEAD is one of those great learning institutions that...

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