Why Grow?

Better, Faster
July 2017

Helping people grow their business is my passion, and I'm always reading and researching new strategies to help Founders, CEOs, and Leadership Teams scale their companies.

Alas, none of my climbing or fishing buddies want to hear about the latest growth strategies I read about in HBR or the articles I write for Inc.com, so I decided to start this newsletter so that I can share them with you.

Welcome to Better, Faster.

In here we’ll cover everything you need to accelerate the growth of your business while also reducing the drama in your senior team (unless you like the drama, in which case we can increase that too). Everything from practical tools like role scorecards to big ideas like assuming positive intent. My goal is to help you press the gas and move the needle.

This first issue I'm sharing some of my favorite articles on making the case for growth and why growth is not just a “nice to have,” it’s a “do or die” if you want your company to succeed.

So, without further ado, enjoy! And let me know what you think--about the articles I share, topics you want me to discuss in the future, anything. If you know me, you know I’m a continuous improvement zealot. I want feedback, and lots of it.


WHY GROW?
by Bruce Eckfeldt

I know you're out there...those people that insist they don't want to grow. Didn't work for Peter Pan, won't work for you, here's why.

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WHY GROWTH HACKING IS THE FUTURE OF MARKETING
by Scott Maxwell

Over the last decade the term “hack” has gone from being a dirty word for a inelegant solution to the latest trend in business strategy. This article taps into precisely how growth hacking has taken over the marketing industry, and why you need to know about it.
 
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WOMEN FOUNDERS ARE MAKING STARTUPS GROW FASTER: STUDY
by Lydia Dishman

No sane man will be surprised by this. And I doubt any women will be surprised by this. But still, it's nice to have a study to back up the fact that women are unstoppable, in business and otherwise.
 
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BARRIERS TO GROWTH: INABILITY TO GO BACKWARDS
by Alastair Dryburgh

A willingness to delegate, a willingness to adapt...Alastair is reading my mind on this one. (Get out of my head, Alastair!)

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