How AB went from the "King of Beers" to the "King of the World"
Now that the AB InBev-SAB Miller £79bn deal has officially been approved by shareholders, we found it relevant to reflect upon how AB InBev itself came into being, and what the deals means for the industry as we know it. See below for a paper Jeff wrote in 2009 covering the merger that started it all – that between Anheuser-Busch and the Belgian brewing company InBev.
Why Should I Care About the Different Forms of Cost?
In order to understand your current budget and how cost affects that budget, it is important to know the details of what costs are and how they vary. This post provides a detailed analysis of the various types of "cost" and their potential impact on your business.
What Happens When We Run Into Problems?
Effective communication and negotiation in the workplace allows for productivity. When thoughts are expressed fluently and various ideas are thoroughly understood, issues are resolved and potential conflicts can be avoided. Lack of communication limits progress toward resolution and results in conflict and misunderstanding.
Why Bother with Your Company's Overall Debt Load?
Evaluating and understanding your organization's total debt along with equity will help set up boundaries as to how far the company can reach and what it can and cannot do financially.
How Much of Your Investment Income is Actual Earned Interest?
The discount rate is a simple mathematical equation that, when followed correctly, enables someone to determine what percentage of their future value is interest and what percentage is principal. This is done by dividing the current interest rate by the number one plus the current interest rate.
How Will Your Personality Impact the Cohesiveness of the Group?
Creative problem solving, the ability to work well with others, having a desire to grow, and communicating clearly are all qualities that require varying degrees of humility . The ability to work collectively and with a diverse group of individuals, in particular, is a challenging task that often demands extraordinary patience. It is often difficult to submit to outside ideas when we feel we are in the right. And it is equally as challenging to take initiative in a group full of otherwise highly qualified and intelligent people.
How Should Your Business Approach Dividends?
Once a company comes out ahead and actually makes a profit, it is important to know exactly what to do with those profits in order for the organization to remain profitable and function smoothly. They can choose to either redirect those profits back into the company, which would be known as retained earnings, or pay them out to owners of the firm, with what are called dividends.