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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 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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Master Class: Productively Provocative

One of the privileges of working with dozens of enterprises on their business growth around the world is seeing the intrinsic skills of what I have come to call their key “Growth Leaders.”  By Growth Leader, I mean someone who regardless of the external factors of the business, is fantastic at finding the underlying emergent […]

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