Most executives will say that internal obstacles, not external ones, keep their companies from growing profitably. Yet some companies have been able to anticipate and address these challenges.
The Founder's Mentality® blog
For high-growth companies, it's easy to lose sight of innovation. But by adding consumer value to products or services, companies can improve performance in current markets or break into new ones.
Free fall is a crisis of obsolescence and decline that can happen at any point in a company’s life cycle.
Maintaining a strong insurgent mission is critical to long-term, sustainable growth.
When companies miss growth targets, 85% of the time the reasons are internal. But those that stay true to their founder's vision avoid these traps and maintain their speed.
Chris Zook discusses how the elements of The Founder's Mentality can help companies to overcome the crises of overload, stall-out and free fall.
Engaging in small, achievable battles can elevate an enterprise.
Eighty-five percent of executives say that the greatest barriers to achieving their growth objectives lie inside their own four walls. But what can you do about it?
Three qualities can help any company restart its growth engine by removing gunk and complexity that has built up over the years.
The practices and underlying attitudes that founders instill from the start can influence their companies’ success for a long time.
As companies lose the elements of the founder’s mentality, they lose the antibodies to complexity.
Why are so many fast-growing, disruptive companies able to run circles around larger, slower multinationals?
How fast-growing companies can capture the benefits of scale and scope by maintaining a Founder's Mentality®.
As insurgent companies gain scale and scope, they also encounter a number of forces that threaten to drive them off course and away from their Founder’s Mentality.
Large multinationals often struggle against forces that threaten to turn the power of incumbency into the pain of bureaucracy.
Companies can achieve scale without losing their "founder’s mentality."
Large incumbents and struggling bureaucracies that have lost their "founder's mentality" can regain it.
Creative partnerships with fast-growing, agile companies can help large incumbents regain their founder's mentality.
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