Culture matters.  Culture really matters when a company is in rapid transformation fueled by growth.  This series addresses common “Growing Pain Gotchas,” and this post specifically speaks to what can happen when culture is compromised.  Remain alert to spotting early warning signs of vultures that are feeding on any decay in your cultural foundation and you can keep your company healthy and viable for future growth and success. I was engaged with an early growth stage company who had done a very good job of identifying their target…

There could be a stigma associated with being ‘unbalanced.’ But in honor of Sir Isaac Newton on his birthday (he’d be 371 if you were wondering), I’d like to suggest that his concept of an ‘unbalanced force’ as a required element for enabling a change in speed or direction of an object, can be very powerful element of a disciplined approach to innovation. Innovation and reinvention have not been luxuries for anyone or any company for some time. Growth, of course, first depends on understanding your unique objectives…