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Founder's Mentality®

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The Founder's Mentality

The Founder's Mentality

How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

By Chris Zook and James Allen

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About the Authors

About the Authors

Chris Zook

Chris Zook

Chris Zook is an advisory partner in Bain & Company's Boston office. He was coleader of the Global Strategy practice for 20 years. Chris has specialized in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth. He is the best-selling author of multiple business books, including Repeatability, Profit from the Core, Beyond the Core and Unstoppable.

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James Allen

James Allen

James Allen is a senior partner in Bain & Company’s London office and led the firm’s Global Strategy practice. For over 25 years, James has advised clients on the development of global growth strategies, emerging market entry strategies and turnaround strategies. He is the coauthor of Repeatability and the best-selling book Profit from the Core.

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What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

Zook and Allen's ideas are critical for success in a world that demands more speed and ability to adpat than ever before. Leaders should read The Founder's Mentality and take its ideas seriously.

Les Wexner, founder and CEO, L Brands

 

As a founder, I resonate strongly with the themes of The Founder's Mentality, especially with regard to the overwhelming importance of speed, singular focus and the ability to invest for the long term.

Michael Dell, founder and CEO, Dell Technologies

 

Zook and Allen provide a roadmap for winning growth. Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur, an investor or a Fortune 500 manager, run out to buy The Founder's Mentality.

—Linda Rottenberg, cofounder and CEO, Endeavor

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