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Tom Peters Seminar2004 NEW SLIDES. 06.03.04 Mergers and acquisitions get the headlines, but studies show they often end up destroying shareholder value.

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3 Mergers and acquisitions get the headlines, but studies show they often end up destroying shareholder value instead of creating it. Thats one reason why organic growth is so prized by corporations and investors. In fact, if you compare the stock performance of a new index of 23 companies that are masters of organic growth to the S&P500, the Organic Growth Index beat the S&P500 handily, 31% vs. 22% over the year ending January And looking further back at a five-year period ending in 2002, the OGI walloped the S&P500, 25% vs. 3%. Fortune.com/ (The OGI includes Wal*Mart, Sysco, Harley-Davidson, Bed, Bath & Beyond, NVR)

4 How do dominant companies lose their position? Two-thirds of the time, they pick the wrong competitor to worry about. Don Listwin, CEO, Openware Systems/WSJ/ (commenting on Nokia)

5 A Bedtime Story, for $20,000/CNN Intl Sleep Products Assn: 20% of mattresses sold in 2003 >$1,000 vs. 15% in Fastest growing segment: $5,000 to $20,000. ISPA exec: The Baby Boomers are getting older, and more affluent. As you get older, your body changes and those aches and pains develop. So they have the money and the inclination to upgrade.


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