Finding Eternal Year Over Year Business Growth

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Note: This posting is based on my weekly “Thank God It’s Monday” that helps you and your company thrive!

This week’s focus: accelerating growth

Just as Ponce de Leon sought an eternal fountain of youth, business leaders have sought a key to year over year success. Let’s try this on for size:

“We all know that ideas are the currency of success these days. To win in your marketplace, it’s mission-critical to out-think, out-innovate, and out-create your competition. The person with the biggest ideas then blended with the best execution will lead the field.” -Robin Sharma, Little Black Book for Stunning Success, Page 25

Sound simple? It’s not. If it were, every person and company would be doing it. This is how you accelerate growth.

Thought for the week:

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” – Peter Drucker
What do you think? I welcome your comments!

Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting

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One Response to Finding Eternal Year Over Year Business Growth

  1. So true, Dave! What is it about creativity that causes so many people to think (hope?) that it can be boiled down to a boiler-plated set of 1,2,3, steps?

    This is where outside help is vital — bringing in folks like yourself who hold a different perspective, aren’t afraid of asking the difficult questions, and will hold people accountable for taking the road of least resistance, then foolishly expecting to innovate.

    I love this line from a conversation with the remarkable Steve Jobs ( about the “disease of thinking” that coming up with an idea is 90% of what it takes to innovate:

    “And the problem with that is there is just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product.”

    Most businesspeople wish that it weren’t so, of course…which is why they are not growing to their full potential.


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