Author Archive | Scott Propp

Unlocking Hidden Value: Every Innovator Needs a Growth Leader

We are living in the era of unlocking hidden potential.  Uber set up a marketplace and now unlocks value in both unused vehicle seats and good drivers with time on their hands.  Big data projects go to work mining out value by looking into massive (& valuable) troves of unstructured information behind the firewalls of […]

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The Silent Killer of Growth Programs

So, you’ve just completed planning for the next 3-5 years and feel really good about your baked in growth.  You are launching products, have some good organic growth for services already in the market and are investing in some game-changing R&D.  Each of these areas has been well vetted and you’re confident that you can […]

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The Tech Scout: The Intersection of Investment and Entrepreneurship

One of the most-asked questions I get when working with a team on strategy is, “What’s next?”  “What kind of cutting edge products and services can I expect to see soon?” A great place to look is at the intersection of investment and entrepreneurship.  To gain the most up-to-date insights, I regularly attend showcase sessions […]

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The 4 Essential Characteristics of a High-Value Growth Leader

This week a colleague phoned, and after a moment of reconnection, shared a traumatic moment on an internal growth project.  Long story short, there was a direct public challenge to their growth leadership in carrying out a key task.  When I listened carefully to what the challenge was and its context, I recognized it to […]

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