Glenn Smith

High growth business leader, independent management consultant & investment manager, board member, entrepreneur. An entrepreneurial leader/executive with >20 years experience in, and preference for, high growth enterprises capable of leaving a commercial and social legacy. Specialties: strategy, innovation, commercialisation and investment execution (venture capital /private equity). This successful executive career has been built around being involved in and/or growing businesses at all stages of the growth cycle (listed and private), from existence (start-ups), to survival ($1B). P.S. Impressario, esquire, bon vivant, viticulturist and oenologist.
Glenn Smith has written 26 posts for after the words

Top five tips for standing out as a start-up

The following is an article featuring After the Words Director Glenn Smith: “Top five tips for standing out as a start-up (from the ANZ Innovyz Start launch” http://www.startupsmart.com.au/planning/business-planning/top-five-tips-for-standing-out-as-a-start-up-from-the-anz-innovyz-start-launch/201306129951.html   Advertisements

Australia 200 Index – 1,2,3

Australia 200 Index – 1,2,3.

KISS metrics: How To Calculate Lifetime Value – The Infographic

++ Click Image to Enlarge ++Source: How To Calculate Lifetime Value

Innovators and Entrepreneurs – Do you really believe that you can succeed?

Anthill Magazine provides a graphic to help all innovators and entrepreneurs to remember to always believe (https://www.facebook.com/anthillmagazine).

A recent article by Deborah Mills-Scofield asks: Are Entrepreneurs Really More Comfortable with Risk?

In a recent article for HBR Deborah Mills-Scofield articulates the theory that “most entrepreneurs aren’t more risk-o-philic than anyone else — they just define risk differently.”. Mills-Schofield details that “For them (entrepreneurs), risk isn’t as defined by losing tangibles (e.g., income, benefits, “stuff”) as it is by losing intangibles: fulfilling a passion that won’t let go, … Continue reading

The world is not coming to an end. BUT, QE3 is short term gain and fundamental economic drivers (and debt restructuring) are the only means to future growth from here.

Yes, the world is NOT going to come to an end. Fundamentals always drive growth and hence equity markets over the medium to long term and the world still has fundamentals (albeit depressed at this point). This is perhaps currently best demonstrated by the graph below of ICSA (US initial jobless claims) and the S&P … Continue reading

After the Words joins HubCare™ as strategy, partnership and equity investment advisor.

HubCare™ – Connecting parents, services, government through HubWorks!™, a web based CCMS (childcare management system) that allows parents and educators easy access to information directly relevant to their children’s participation in care. Speaking about the engagement with HubCare™ Glenn Smith, Managing Director at After the Words remarked, “HubCare™ is an early stage enterprise that has … Continue reading

Construction stagnant means less iron ore and lower iron ore prices. But, more beer and consumer satisfaction will evetually fill the void. Welcome to the “new normal” the Chinese way.

Iron Ore prices are only going one way, down. And, the consumer economy takes shape in China, slowly. Welcome to the new normal in the Asian century. Stock piles of iron ore reveal China’s slowdown (click here for video link), an ABC Australia newsline report outlines. Construction is stagnant and the control economy has restricted … Continue reading

The week that really matters in the Global Financial Crisis (GFC Year 5)

“We have finally reached the week that really matters, after an agonisingly long month of northern summer holidays, minimal volumes, and questionable speculation. The ECB outlined its stimulus program last week but it will mean nothing if the German constitutional court does not rule against the challenge to the European Stability Mechanism on Wednesday night.”. … Continue reading

The Ultimate Employee Do-Gooder Perk: A Social Sabbatical In Emerging Markets

Does your job give you a day off a year to volunteer? Maybe you can convince them to give you a paid social sabbatical, where you take your skills to help organizations in emerging markets. A number of big companies, including Intel, Microsoft, and General Mills, offer paid sabbaticals for their employees to recharge. Software … Continue reading

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