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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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I have collected 1100 entrepreneurship articles from similar sources all selected by me. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Options 2 and 3 allow for multiple opportunities to create value beyond just the code base from the platform. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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This quote in a story in Fast Company caught my attention: "...a system in which a program can be written to find an answer—or to execute a smart contract that can buy something, sell something, or do something. In aggregate, a group of smart contracts could run what is known in Ethereum-speak as a "decentralized autonomous organization" (DAO) or a "distributed autonomous corporation" (DAC)—in other words, a corporation distilled to its most basic tasks, and operated by little more than code and the logic of if this, then that." (emphasis added) Companies will have a single asset, a code base... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
These limitations in people determine the various stages of development for a company. If the owner adapts and changes the way the business is managed, the company can move on to the next stage of development. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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There is another more meaningful way to think about risk: Assumptions=Risk=Cash Flow Variance Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Several people today commented on the challenges of transitioning a business from one generation to the next Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The book I recommend is Complexity and the Economy by W. Brian Arthur. Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The Miami Herald reports that Carnival Cruise Lines is forming a new division/company where the onshore excursions will be to work with local people on socially beneficial projects Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The Russians were never able to achieve sustainable colonies in Alaska, which prompted them to sell Alaska to the U.S. government for a mere $15 million. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
This is the first article in eight years of writing this blog where I would just reprint the article. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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I found the more valuable parts to the article to be: Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
The takeaways from the conference: Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
But maybe the future is Canada will have a knowledge sector doing small-scale things like software design for local projects but not anything like its own Silicon Valley. Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Based on my experience in Indonesia growing a billion dollar company in seven years, I thought there was a fourth strategy--access to capital. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
A trend I see emerging is for such exchanges to bridge service providers in developing countries with clients in developed countries. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Good people, good project. Something Miami needs--more environmental awareness through entrepreneurship. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
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When you have to solve a complex problem, set a very fast pace for the process so people do not have time to be judgmental.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Please tell: Pinterest: I have no interest in woodworking projects. I can barely change lightbulbs. Google: I have no interest in an MBA. I teach MBA students. Facebook: I have no interest in dress shoes. You need to wear socks with dress shoes. Bearing Arms: I have no interest in the entire wacky Republican agenda. I only care about gun rights. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Maybe everybody knows about this third option, but I just learned about it and thought it was a great way to promote community events. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
With the advent of computers and globalization, in the period 1981-2010 financiers de-constructed the infrastructure through leveraged buyouts, arbitrage, derivatives and specialized finance to realize vast amounts of untapped or dormant value Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
Based on this potential market size, the Chinese government is funding pharmaceutical research for the first time. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
I have always told my students to only red assigned books until they start to repeat. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
In all my entrepreneurship classes I try to have an early stage entrepreneur serve as the course project. Effectively, the students develop the go to market strategy for an early stage company (or an idea) within the resource constraints of real entrepreneurs. This semester I have three projects running with three different entrepreneurs. One entrepreneur is ecstatic with the results, one entrepreneur is very pleased to have access to the resources of the university and the third project is struggling because we cannot find a customer/market for the product. This is the big unstated secret in Project 3, we do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE
I don't object to permitting individual investment in early stage companies or crowd funding. I just do not believe it is the government's role Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at SOPHISTICATED FINANCE