Incumbents should ask themselves two questions: Is our size delivering benefits or complexity? Have we lost our nobler mission? In this video, James Allen—leader of Bain's Global Strategy Practice—discusses specific strategies executives can use to bring the Founder's Mentality® into day-to-day operations. The truth is, the bigger companies get, the smaller they often think, but leaders can step off this default path by keeping the front line in focus, setting a fast pace for innovation and actively cultivating an insurgent mindset.
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Fast-growing companies can become global leaders without losing the values that helped them succeed. Bain’s research explores how large incumbents can also reignite their growth by recapturing their Founder’s Mentality®.