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Growth Starts with a Conversation


This week Growth Nation hosted a delegation of business and government leaders from Uasin Gishu, Kenya, new Sister City for Scottsdale, Arizona. You can see pictures from the meetings sponsored by Scottsdale Sister Cities by clicking here. Most of us started the meeting not knowing where things would end up. Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane kicked off … [Read more...]

My 3 Words for 2014


Since 2006 Chris Brogan has been issuing 3 words on January 1st intended to help focus him on the things he plans to get done that year. Rather than resolutions, they are intended to be a central focus for goals. You can read more from Chris Brogan here and in a complimentary blog post by Mitch Joel. Try it! You might find it to be a useful … [Read more...]

Customer Service Excellence


When you choose customer service excellence in your business as a priority, it changes everything. My first memorable exposure to total devotion to customers was while I was living and working in Japan for DuPont, and the head of the TEFLON business visited for the first time. I was his host at a Japanese joint venture and soon after he arrived … [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

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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...]

Grow Globally PHX October 7th

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Growth Nation is proud to once again sponsor "Grow Globally PHX" for the 5th year. Grow Globally PHX has been introducing Metro Phoenix business leaders to all the international resources in Arizona, all in one place, one time per year - for half a decade. Have you seen this year's tickle video featuring Doug Bruhnke of Growth Nation, Irena … [Read more...]

Dream Big: Solar Impulse


Bertrand Piccard dreams big in life and business. He was the first to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the world. He comes from a line of dreamers: his father Jacques Piccard was an undersea explorer and his grandfather Auguste Piccard was a balloonist. He was the first person (with Brian Jones) to circle the world in a … [Read more...]

12 Tips on Successful Globalization


Kiyoko Toyama spoke at Arizona International Growth Group last week, and she had a lot to say about successful globalization of a business. Hers is a multi-faceted global success story with several key moments - especially the U.S. program that had her stay with a family in Maine as an exchange student at age 17. At the end of that visit she and … [Read more...]

3 Leaders Live


We’re excited to announce a new, educational and entertaining lunch program starting January 31st featuring 3 timeless and transformative leaders. These 3 business and community luminaries will be sharing their business, life and community insights at “3 Leaders Live”. Growth Nation is teaming with Victoria Zen of Executive Zen Coaching to host … [Read more...]

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