Capital Comes in Many Forms

Financial capital is the money, credit, and other forms of funding that build wealth. Political capital refers to the trust and influence that politicians or organizations earn or build up through the pursuit of policies that people like or respect. Intellectual capital refers to the intangible assets that contribute to a company’s bottom line. These assets include the expertise of employees, organizational […]

We Play From The Blue Tees

Recently a group of Players Capital Group senior partners showed up at a golf course in North Carolina hoping to get in a round the day before some important meetings were to begin. The course was crowded, so the starter paired them with two other golfers at the first tee box. Introductions were made and […]

Participation Trophies

When one of our competitors invited the CEO of a company we own to a seminar to explain their process for bringing a business to the market we were happy to attend the meeting if for no other reason than to see how our competitors operate. What we saw was a real eye opener. Let’s […]

Ever Sold a Company?

You may be the smartest guy in your industry, and you may have built a giant empire, but selling a business is not the same thing as building one. Watch what happens when Bill Gates, founder of the biggest software company in history, steps out of his area of expertise and takes on an expert […]

Understanding Liquidity

As someone who has spent their working life creating and building a successful company, you have probably accumulated significant assets. Your portfolio could include any combination of cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, annuities, insurance policies and precious metals. Some investors trade more complicated instruments like commodity futures or options. Each of these investments are a […]

Our Concept of Time

Most of our deal makers and business development people have been professional athletes, coaches and general managers. In that arena, you are only as good as your last game. A bad week or even a bad night can cost you your job… The pace of business accelerates exponentially. The slow footed get run over. When […]