Go Tech, or Go Extinct: How Acquiring Tech Disruptors Is the Key to Survival and Growth for Established Companies
"A must read for senior executives looking for new ideas and fresh insights on innovation."
- Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum and author of The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Discover innovative acquisition strategies and mindset shifts to future-proof your company's bottom line and market value.
In Go Tech, or Go Extinct: How Acquiring Tech Disruptors Is the Key to Survival and Growth for Established Companies, Paul Cuatrecasas shares his revolutionary approach to transforming legacy companies into forward-thinking industry leaders through the strategic acquisition of disruptive technology companies. As the founder and CEO of Aquaa Partners, Cuatrecasas has facilitated more than forty-five global merger and acquisition transactions involving technology companies and ranging in size from $1 million to $1.5 billion.
Leveraging insights gained from his one-on-one meetings with C-suite executives of over 300 large corporations during 2018 and 2019, Cuatrecasas explains why so many corporates are failing at innovation and why technology companies represent the new secret formula for non-tech corporate incumbents to delight their customers and leave their competition in the dust.
Go Tech, or Go Extinct is an insider's guide to the opportunities available for established companies willing to embrace rapid change without sacrificing their core goals. More encompassing than a "how-to" handbook, this resource is designed for ambitious C-suite leaders eager to implement the future-focused actions vital to survive and thrive. Armed with the same priceless wisdom that Cuatrecasas uses to create exponential returns for his clients, you'll identify and seize smart ideas on how to invest and acquire to radically improve your positioning.
In Go Tech, or Go Extinct, you'll discover:
- The keys to turning your company into a fully modernized contender
- How the right partnerships and acquisitions not only protect your market position, but transform your share price
- The new levers of value creation required to multiply established corporations' market worth
- The methodologies and tactical ploys to invest in and acquire tech companies with almost zero risk
- Important factors in bringing teams of technology talent into your culture without breaking it, and much, much more
Go Tech, or Go Extinct is an unparalleled insight into how you can maintain your company's success in a disruptive climate. If you like straightforward advice, proven fact-based tactics, and don't mind a departure from traditional culture, then you'll love Paul Cuatrecasas' tour-de-force.
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"A must read for senior executives looking for new ideas and fresh insights on innovation. In Go Tech, or Go Extinct, Cuatrecasas illuminates the challenges of transformation and how we all need to think differently about the opportunities ahead." -Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum and author of The Fourth Industrial Revolution
"Go Tech, or Go Extinct is a tour de force, written by an entrepreneur who's been in the trenches and lives it, every day. This book deserves to be read by every CEO of large, traditional corporates everywhere." -Paul van Doorn, former Chief Executive Officer, KPN Mobile
"If you're going to read one book this year to better understand the future of M&A, this is it. In Go Tech, or Go Extinct Paul Cuatrecasas offers a new lens on risk-taking and how to transform an established incumbent company. Smart, practical and street-smart, this is the leadership book for the next generation." -Stéphane Pere, Executive Vice President, The Economist Group
"Go Tech, or Go Extinct is packed full of interesting insights from someone who practices what he preaches. Highly refreshing and stimulating, I was immediately moved to consider applying some of the ideas in my company." -Michel Denis, Chief Executive Officer, Manitou Group
"A fresh thinking, fact- and experience-based book, on how digital transformation can contribute to exponential growth and how technology can create value also to non-technology companies. I highly recommend this book, especially for senior leaders engaged into the digital age." -Alain Brouhard, Group Chief Information Officer and Executive Committee Member, Coca-Cola HBC
"Go Tech, or Go Extinct is a practitioner's masterpiece in explaining both the "why" and the "how" of building a future-proofed company. This book really provoked my thinking with new ideas and different strategies that we can apply in our portfolio companies. More importantly it opened my eyes to the folly of not having an answer to the challenge and opportunity that technology presents in today's business environment. Every decision maker needs this book." -Lyndon Lea, Founder and Managing Partner, Lion Capital
"A refreshing new perspective on how traditional companies can create value in the digital age. Cuatrecasas shows there are many ways to skin a cat. New thinking for a new era, this book is a breakthrough. It comes at just the right time." -Saleem Asaria, Founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Cambian Group plc
"Cuatrecasas delivers a structured and pragmatic approach on how to deal with the challenges and opportunities that technology offers to incumbents. This book is packed with insights and new perspectives, backed up by original research. Immensely valuable reading for the C-suite and all decision-making executives." -Antonio Cano, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Ageas
"This is so much more than a theoretical exploration into how big corporates can stay competitive in today's frenetic landscape. This is a look inside the leading tech acquisition expert's crystal ball - along with the entire dollars and sense business case behind why forward-thinking corporations need to take action and why they must do it now." -Angelique Rewers, Chief Executive Officer, The Corporate Agent
"If you're a senior executive focused on driving innovation and leveraging technological change to your advantage, then Go Tech, or Go Extinct is a must-read." -Stéphane Rey, Chief Technology Officer, Lombard Odier Investment Managers