Trump and Lieutenants, Their Impact to Directors and Officers

The ABD Team recently hosted The Women’s General Counsel Network (“WGCN”), to discuss the Trump’s Administration effect on companies. The WGCN is an invitation-only group dedicated to supporting its high-achieving members through a peer network. The WGCN sought to understand Trump Administration changes currently in the pipeline from a health care perspective and a director […]

The Harmony of ABD & The Beatles

Many of you know that I’m passionate about music. I love listening to music, seeing live music, playing in our band Birdseed, chatting about bands with friends. And I’ve grown over the years to love almost every type of music – classical, folk, rock, punk, rap, funk, and country. The Beatles were the first band I fell […]

Keeping Company with Champions: ABD & the Warriors

As we look back on the recent NBA season, we at ABD are so proud of our local team, the Golden State Warriors. We’ve been business and community partners for three years, and fans for much longer. The Warrior’s recently made the official announcement that All-Star Kevin Durant is now part of the team. Kevin […]

Music, Leadership, and Licorice

“Our audience is like people who like licorice,” Jerry Garcia said. “Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” I love that quote. It speaks to where ABD is as a company right now – and offers lessons that every business can benefit from on how to grow into the future. […]

Fastest Growing Private Companies: Manage Your Risks to Yield Rewards, Part I

ABD was recently recognized as one of the Bay Area’s fasting-growing private companies.  If you lead a fast-growing company, congratulations!  The rewards can be many: an expanding customer base, a growing workforce, greater brand awareness, market credibility, better access to capital, and increasing shareholder value. Whatever rewards you are seeking, your strategic planning process should […]