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CEO CFO COO in Social Media


If you're a C-level executive who has a footprint in social media and you're wondering what to do next, this post is for you. Social media is here to stay, and so JUMP IN, unless you're painfully introverted, independently wealthy, and/or living on a private island with no access to the world. One size does not fit all, but here are some … [Read more...]

Hit “Refresh” and Grow


One of the secrets of growth is to occasionally hit the 'refresh' button. Mix things up, change people, bring in outside folks - get some new thinking and a different groove going. Hey we're pretty innovative thinkers, and yet sometimes I think the BIGGEST value Growth Nation consultants bring is that we foster a fresh perspective, unfettered … [Read more...]

Intersection of Growth, Green and Global


Our focus is on growth because our clients want to grow. Growth is dynamic, creates jobs, profit, excitement! We obsess about global/international and green/sustainability opportunities because today much of the 'easy' growth is in those areas. That doesn't mean all growth opportunities are there, but it doesn't hurt to at least peak there once in … [Read more...]

Universal Gaps to Growth

Mind the gap

Yesterday we met with a delegation of business owners from several countries including Jordan, Lithuania, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Korea and Tunisia. Once again we can confirm that wherever business owners are in the world, there are universal opportunities and gaps. We have talked in the past about some of the gaps in this blog … [Read more...]

DEMO Fall 2013 October 15-17


Disruptive technology is working overtime to make your life faster. Easier. Better. It’s helping you to achieve more. Do more. Enjoy more. Truly disruptive technology is thriving at DEMO. And it’s waiting for investors and business leaders like you to bring it to life. Growth Nation is pleased to once again be a media partner and supporter of … [Read more...]

The Next Great Wave (of Growth)


For centuries business was characterized by 'Mom and Pop' stores and focus - solo entrepreneurs and micro-businesses. Then as economies matured there was a migration to large firms - the bigger the better. In the U.S. the industrial revolution brought steel, railroad, chemical and automotive industry giants. Those large companies evolved and … [Read more...]

Sustainability, Change and Opportunity


In wikipedia the definition of sustainability begins... "the capacity to endure". That reminds me of having to endure something in life like a bad back - 'I've endured that thing for 20 years'. Enduring is not exactly a positive image, is it? So I'd like to introduce the idea of enjoyment into sustainability. As someone who has been married for … [Read more...]

Grow Globally with Tone, Tenor and Talent

Fisheye Scorn - You're in Deep Trouble

We often talk about the mindset of growing your business globally, including steps you can take to create the right framework for successful execution, such as this recent post about globalization click here. In this framework 'talent' means that you and your team are smart, flexible, innovative, customer-centric, all to a higher power, because … [Read more...]

Money Talks but Creativity and Execution Rule


What is it about money that creates such a barrier to creativity and execution? If I had a dollar for every person I met that let the lack of overflowing funds get in the way of their success, we'd have a helluva party right now! Unfortunately it's no reason to party. These entrepreneurs have let the lack of funding get in the way. They think … [Read more...]

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