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Minding the Corporate Checkbook: A Manager's Guide to Executing Successful Business Investments by Steven R. Kursh

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2. Growing Value with the Business Investment Roadmap

"You have chosen wisely."Holy Grail Knight to Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

If you set out to build a better mousetrap, you wouldn't start in a vacuum. Instead, you would deconstruct and examine prior models to see which components worked successfully and which needed improvement. Likewise, to improve your company's performance in choosing and executing investments, you must analyze the company's history. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does my company make consistently good investment decisions?
  • Whether or not investments turn out well overall, are the original objectives achieved?
  • Are we frequently forced to lower our expectations once investments are in progress?
  • Do ...

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