To Grow Fast, You Need to Slow Down

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Everyone wants to grow! Everyone is running fast towards soemthing that they think will help them grow – in business, in their jobs, in their personal life. Growth is critical in every sphere of life as without growth, things stagnate and eventually die. While it is important to keep moving and keep growing, it is important to understand what enables us to grow and grow in the right direction. Just speeding towards growth without realising what the growth will bring or if the direction is the right one, only ensures that the growth that we gain not only doesnot help […]

3 Reasons Why Your Business Growth Will Slow Down and How to Overcome Them

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Every organisation wants to grow their business. Every organisation also realises a simple fact that the more they grow, the more difficult it gets to grow. This is because growth creates complexity, and complexity is the silent killer of growth. This paradox explains the reason why many businesses are unable to sustain their growth or crumble due to their own weight after having gone through a period of exceedingly high growth. In their book, The Founders Mentality, James Allen and Chris Zook share three reasons for the slow-down of growth. Overload: This happens as the systems and processes in place […]

Book Summary: The Growth Gears

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I have set myself a goal to read at least 25 books this year, which roughly translates to about a book every couple of weeks. I also did not just want to read these books but also absorb and internalise the content of these books. What better way than to recollect what I learnt and share it with my friends here on my blog as a summary. So, here is the first book that I finished reading this year – The Growth Gears. Authors: Both Art Saxby & Pete Hayes are executives at Chief Outsiders. Chief outsiders is an agency which helps mid-sized companies […]

3 Key Characteristics of Good Business Metrics

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I recently read a HBR article titled, Don’t Be Tyrannized by Old Metrics. The post talks about the importance of having the right kind of metrics for your business. In my opinion, metrics are like the dashboard you have on the car. They do have some value but are of no use if you are going in the wrong direction. However, if you know exactly where you are going, then the metrics can help you reach your destination safe and sound. This means that one needs to be fully cognizant of this fact when measuring metrics and taking decisions based on […]

Innovation – Simple and Effective

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I was driving home from office yesterday when I caught a glimpse of this advertisement on a small restaurant (Lemon Rice) on St. Johns Road in Bangalore. I was so happy to see this. This also tells us that any one who wants to can innovate. This also tells me that small entrepreneurs who hustle can be extremely innovative. This is how they survive. This also tells me that innovation can be as simple as applying a concept that works elsewhere and try it out in a different environment. In this case, the owner of this small scale restaurant took […]