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Growing Pains: Watch for Culture Vultures

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 or not deemed important by...

Growth Spurts & Growing Pains

Growth is rarely linear and predictable in the early growth stages of a business venture and the growth itself can begin to morph or change the company in many ways.  This series addresses a range of commonly experienced business growing pains – what they are, how to...

Innovation: Core & Context

Innovation, much like ‘strategy’ requires a lot of discipline around continuously assessing and measuring resource allocation (time, money, people, energy, etc.) to assure you have it calibrated for optimal results.  I have had the opportunity to work with some very...

Innovation: Strategic Partnerships

I know this is restating the obvious in today’s world, but it is so important that it deserves restatement: “The only thing constant is change.”  This concept is attributed to the ancient Greek, Heraclitus, not some recent management guru, but it is increasingly...

Innovation: Offers & Packaging

Maybe on the surface you believe that your customers and your potential customers all have a pretty similar set of needs and wants.  You may be perplexed to find that there are unexpected gaps in your success rate with certain customer types.   No worries, knowing...

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