Monthly Archives: April 2015

Taking the luck and delay out of growth

4 years of Kardelen research revealed that rapid and predictable portfolio company growth requires the creation of a Performance Environment. Currently implementing such an environment relies on the implicit knowledge of investors and Chairmen to drive the change, which requires luck and causes delays of months or years.

Kardelen has developed a diagnosis to this luck and delay, steering investment of time and money towards the areas most requiring attention. Kardelen benchmarks and traffic lights the portfolio company versus performance environment best practices, alerting investors and management to areas of weakness and outlining potential actions to address issues.

It takes one day’s conversation with the CEO to benchmark around 150 areas of assessment.  We then produce a high level summary of priority concerns, and detail specifics and proposed action steps behind each area that will prompt management to rapidly and reliably create a Performance Environment.

PE diagnosis example


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