Business Growth Opportunites

The greatest growth opportunities are on the edges of the use of our product/services. Or, on the edges of the 5Rs of Growth. We must make a concentrated effort to identify and participate in relevant knowledge flows on the edges of these 5Rs. When we envision tomorrow’s best product or service being used in our Read More …

Can a Lean Company become a Learning Org

When scaling companies, I always followed the thought that you needed core competencies that could be performed as standard work along with incremental improvement into your markets or through your product/services. However, this is just not about becoming more effective and efficient around your core; it is about exploring the edges of your product/services or Read More …

When Should a Start-up Start Marketing?

Would you re-write a book that has sold 35,000 copies in its first year? That is exactly what Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo, did with his book,Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth. This is an excerpt from next weeks podcast with Gabriel as we help launch the new version of the book next Read More …

Is the S-Curve a Prescribed Journey?

To sustain growth, companies need to discover their next S-Curve. But few have a repeatable process for uncovering new opportunities before their core business stalls. The Curve Ahead: Discovering the Path to Unlimited Growth offers a practical approach to sustaining long-term growth. It describes how growth companies can build innovation into the rhythm of their Read More …

Forming Teams in Standard Work

When I use the SALES SDCA approach in Lean Marketing, I emphasize the use of sales and marketing teams. It is one of the underlying principles that are needed. A few basic team development structures need to be identified at the very beginning of the project. I discuss Leans around the three processes of SDCA, Read More …