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Join us April 5 at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland

Smart Culture

March 29, 2018

By: Fred Koury

From Stewart Kohl’s admonition that “culture is paramount” in the first issue of Smart Business Dealmakers, CEOs and industry insiders we interviewed have stressed the important role culture plays in M&A. And that’s not just lip service. A 2013 survey by Bain & Co. found that cultural integration issues were the No. 1 reason for a deal’s failure to achieve the promised value.

That’s why I wanted to bring your attention to our Smart Culture conference that takes places this Thursday, April 5, at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland. The event features quick-hitting presentations by three CEOs with great cultures: John Gadd of Hotcards, Jim Pshock of Bravo Wellness and Jodi Berg of Vitamix. In addition, we will recognize 20 organizations with purpose-driven, values-driven and innovative cultures. And, as always with a Smart Business event, there will be great networking.

If you are interested at all in building a stronger culture, this could be the best three hours you spend this week. We have a few tickets left, so register online or call 440-250-7050.