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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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My opinion of the best book on leadership is in this post from 2009 Continue reading
Posted 47 minutes ago at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
This post was inspired by a story in Presentation Zen.. Continue reading
In conclusion, the difference between business models for entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship is that one needs to find the partners and construct the matching between market forces and social objective in social entrepreneurship. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The GSJ is an annual 48 hour event where people in over 100+ cities get together to apply design thinking and prototype solutions for a common design challenge. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
A shortage of capital is a major issue in the developing world and the C2FO model helps to organize capital to solve the problem. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Since 2012 I have posted about 40 articles on design thinking. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
One way to combat stagnation is through innovation. What many do not realize is that there are at least three types of innovation, that each type has a specific use.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
How was Microsoft able to develop such a great new mail app, while Google is still constrained by its data. The answer is quite simple. Continue reading
For example, in the 1990s nobody in Indonesia produced the quality of design work that Candya Pradipta regularly delivers. Continue reading
This type of approach has not changed in hundreds of years but the machines to gather data get better and better. No one has thought about how to use pattern recognition to do medical diagnosis. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Many have published stories recently about Amazon pulling its diaper product, including Venture Beat here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The original definition of social entrepreneurship using value creation and value capture was developed by Felipe Santos in an INSEAD Working Paper. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
There was much discussion this weekend about Jerry Neumann's article, "Heat Death: Venture Capital in the 1980s", which chronicles the evolution of the venture capital industry from its start in the 1960s. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Innovation is defined in a classic way as "invention that is commercialized", which in the vernacular would be decribed as entrepreneurship. Other findings from the article are quoted below: Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The story talks in part about how Wall Street types everywhere in the world adjust their behavior in the face of new government regulation. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Right after reading the article I received a phone call. Transcript follows. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Obviously there is much handwritten material of historical significance beyond war journals that we should transcribe to digital. Might even be a way to teach foreign languages based on the material selected. Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Pretty girls teach us something about the Internet. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Friday morning I attended an event on how large companies can use innovation in business model to generate revenue growth. A previous post on this theme is "Innovation in Large Corporations". Much of the discussion focused on alternatives for partnering between startups and the Fortune 500 as a means to foster innovation. Some alternatives include Venture capital investment Joint ventures Spinning off skunk works projects Sharing problems I particularly like problem sharing where the Fortune 500 brings a problem to a startup, design firm or university and the resultant solution is commercialized through a new business. However, sharing problems brings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
If Google and Microsoft were to follow my advice and each spinoff one of their two major businesses, then almost every major software applications company would be a single product company. Hmmm, interesting. Continue reading
I suspect the people who use Feedly are better read and likely more intelligent than the average Internet user. Therefore, the feed "#Feedly" might be a high quality curated feed. Continue reading
One issue that has troubled me for about two years is Einstein's comment that "he visualized the theory of relativity ... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Much larger are the domains that do not lend themselves to mathematical approaches, such as most things that involve politics, emotion and the arts. In these areas, design thinking is one peferred approach. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
What the article does not discuss is how the CEO needs to change at each stage. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
IT technology is transforming how financial markets work and it is time to take a completely new look at regulation. Continue reading