Growth occurs when there is a match between external and internal business conditions. It is not sufficient to be good in one area of business, such as a great product or an excellent management team. The lessons of history show us that there are many aspects of the business that have to come together in the right way at the right time for the business to have growth potential. If the business is weak in any one area, it will undermine the overall performance of the entire strategy – and this is why sustainable high growth is so difficult to achieve. However, the entrepreneur that has a good understanding of growth principles, has a much higher chance of driving both higher profitability and higher growth. (Dr Tom McKaskill, Ultimate Growth Strategies)
Tom McKaskill Diagnostic Tool
Larry Marshall of Southern Cross Ventures speaks about his start up journey. Recorded on 27 September at the event Global Entrepreneurship and Successful Growth Strategies for Early-Stage Companies presented by Professor George Foster.
Effective Models for Sustainable Growth - Conservation International Executive Vice President Jennifer Morris shares her organization's commitment to creating programs to support sustainable development. Morris articulates the importance of developing innovative financing and business models to address ecosystem services and resource management issues.
E-BooksTom McKaskill - Ultimate Growth Strategies (0.96 MB, PDF)
Tom McKaskill- Ultimate Acquisitions (1.5 MB, PDF)
Evangelizing for the Lean Startup
Speaker, author and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based business. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.
Recorded: September 20, 2009 (Stanford University's Graduate School of Business)
Business Plans: Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital
You have an idea and you want to get going. But you hear that a business plan is a critical part of the next step. What are the components of a business plan that you need to develop?
Recorded: February 27, 2008 (Stanford University's Graduate School of Business)
WebsitesBusiness Model Generation Delivering Innovation for the Enterprise
- Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras)
- Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company (James C. Collins, William C. Lazier)