Our Perspectives

Our latest contribution on growth, execution, simplification and related business topics.

July 2017

Great Prairie Group follows the performance of the U.S. economy and select industries that we serve. With this issue, we are starting to publish a quarterly overview of the economy in the form of a dashboard of indicators, select sectors and related industries, and the implications for business strategy formulation.


July 2017

The phenomenon of digitization has expanded its impact broadly and deeply across all industries. Digital value chains, e-businesses, smart products, smart machines, and the “internet of things” have disrupted brick-and-mortar businesses and […]


June 2017

Accountability is the foundation that defines how we commit to activities, track our performance, behave in a team, relate when mishaps occur, and the level of responsibility we take for getting things […]


June 2017

Innovation is the largest driver of business growth. Leading corporations understand its importance and are engaged in innovation projects worldwide. It stands to reason that innovating companies are leaders in their industries: […]


May 2017

Growth strategy is paramount because companies generate shareholder value through profitable growth. The market rewards companies that deliver profitable growth above the median of the S&P 500. However, corporate leaders are met […]


April 2017 | by

A quarterly review on China, including global affairs, economic developments, business growth, and bilateral advancements.   THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CUTTING EMISSIONS Beijing Will Spend Billions To Reduce Air Pollution in 2017 Beijing […]


April 2017

Great Prairie Group follows the performance of the U.S. economy and select industries that we serve. With this issue, we are starting to publish a quarterly overview of the economy in the form of a dashboard of indicators, select sectors and related industries, and the implications for business strategy formulation.


March 2017

A strategic alliance is an important lever of corporate value creation. It leverages the capabilities of a partner company to take advantage of an attractive business opportunity that the firm would not be able to access otherwise on its own. This article discusses the benefits and the conditions that make a strategic alliance the appropriate course of action.


February 2017

A sound business strategy depends on three factors:  beating the market, sustaining profitable growth, and generating the financial performance needed by the firm.  This article discusses how strategy and finance work together […]


January 2017

Many M&A deals are premised on the value of synergies. In some cases, synergy targets can be as high as 30% to 70% to justify the deal. Yet synergies are often overvalued. Clearly, when that happens deals don’t live up to their promise and destroy significant shareholder value instead. We look at four best practices that get to the heart of common synergy valuation problems, and ensure that synergies are valued correctly.