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Luminary SiG

  • Comerica 250 Lytton Avenue Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)

The Band of Angels Luminary Special Interest Group (SiG) will meet on Tuesday, June 25th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Hamilton Helmer, author of “7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy”.

What are the secrets to making a company enduringly valuable? And how can thinking about Power help us improve investment returns?

Drawing on his decades of experience as a business strategy advisor, active equity investor and Stanford University professor, Hamilton Helmer has developed a practical theory of Strategy rooted in the notion of Power, those conditions which create the potential for persistent differential returns.

Hamilton has used his Power dynamics framework to outperform the S&P by 26% each year over 22 years. We will discuss the 7 Powers*, and their impact on early stage investing: which are the key powers to early stage companies? how and when are the Powers attained? how can we as advisors assist in developing strategy that leads to Power?

*The 7 Powers: Counter positioning, scale economies, network economies, switching costs, brand, cornered resources, process power

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Earlier Event: June 24
AgFood Tech
Later Event: June 26
Deal Screening