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Robert Hacker
Miami, FL
Robert H. Hacker is a strategist, financial consultant, author, professor and speaker. He manages GH Capital Partners in Miami, FL, a boutique firm that focuses on integrating strategy and finance. P| 305-742-8222 email rhhfla at gmail dot com
Interests: Bob manages GH Capital, a financial consulting boutique in Miami that focuses on growth strategies, acquisitions and turnarounds for early stage and middle market companies in North and South America. Capital raising is provided when required. For 35 years he has worked in the private sector principally in Asia and Latin America. He built a billion dollar publicly traded company in Indonesia and prior to that provided strategy consulting for ten years to Fortune 500 companies in Japan. He began his career as a lending officer with Chase Manhattan Bank. He is the former Chief Financial Officer of One Laptop per Child Association and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship in the Florida International University Graduate School of Engineering. He taught a course in social entrepreneurship in January 2011-2014 at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of "Billion Dollar Company: An entrepreneur's guide to business models for high growth companies". He has spoken at many universities including HBS, Sloan and IESE. He also does paid workshops in Spanish and English on a wide range of business topics related to growing a business, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. "My interest in technology is what gets me up in the morning; my ability to develop strategies is how I differentiate everything I do; my knowledge of finance is how I earn much of my living."
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If I was at Dropbox I would be thinking about how they built a company and did not get trapped as a feature or a product. Continue reading
Posted 44 minutes ago at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
As government budget issues become more pressing, we will see increased privatization of public services in order to take advantage of private sector efficiency. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
This morning I met with a company considering an IPO who thought they needed some help. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
When you cannot figure out how to engage children, use entrepreneurship (or fishing). Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
As content increases and the hosting sites multiply, world class publications will be better off to concentrate all their content to make it easier for the user. A better user experience will be appreciated. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
This list is fairly representative of the major themes here at SF. I am thinking a lot about market opportunity and considering a book on the subject, so we might see more on the subject in the future. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Bitcoin is well known but Stellar has just emerged. Stellar describes itself as: Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
So here is what we could do. No longer does the President nominate and the Senate confirm Justices and Chief Justices of the Supreme Court. Instead Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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Of course, many, including Hayek and Wadhwa, have said that government cannot manage complex problems. Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Last night and today I have been inundated with capital raising decks for early stage companies. Each one was just terrible and these were not student powerpoints. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
This loss of a major source of profit will accelerate the move to the single firm model I forsee. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Perhaps the ideal outcome, the executives could lobby for their corporation to provide ongoing financial support to the non-profit and give executives paid time off to work on projects. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
So what was the factor to explain the emergence of crowd funding for equity? Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
I think that the social change must be political, perhaps 10-20 years in the making or perhaps 50 years will be required. The change that is coming is: Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
I rarely think about the future of technology this way but the technique looks imminently reasonable after Bushnell points it out. Excellent advice for an aspiring entrepreneur. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
An interview in Spanish at Emprendedor Universal, a Mexican website is the latest addition. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
I think every university and college should undertake an analysis similar to Sarah Lawrence. If the answer looks the same as 200 years ago, I respectfully suggest the paper be redone. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
What has been overlooked by the critics of capitalism and many capitalists is that the most fundamental premise of capitalism.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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Evernote, you have learned how to use social media to increase sales. Now you have to learn how to provide valuable information to existing users. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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I think accelerating the decline in lawyering is a big business opportunity. Applying AI, big data and application development to the process of law to reduce headcount, billable hours.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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If the login does not facilitate ease of use or increase the value of the app to the user, keep it as simple as possible. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Serafiem concludes the article by showing that there is a positive correlation for large corporations between support for sustainability and financial performance. In other words, supporting sustainability does not lower financial returns. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Maybe social entrepreneurship emerged because of robots. No, robots are not yet managing society. I would have heard at MIT if that were true. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Exobase is part of a trend that I plan to follow and write about more. Exobase is an "alternative education" provider, an alternative to traditional degree granting universities. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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If you think about the cost of money you miss the point. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE