No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail

No Man's Land: Where Growing Companies Fail

by Doug Tatum
     
 

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If starting a company is difficult, leading a company once the business has caught fire is infinitely more so. Thousands of startups each year approach the dangerous transition that Doug Tatum calls No Man's Land?when they are too big too be considered small but still too small to be considered big.

Tatum offers the navigational rules these companies need, and

Overview

If starting a company is difficult, leading a company once the business has caught fire is infinitely more so. Thousands of startups each year approach the dangerous transition that Doug Tatum calls No Man's Land?when they are too big too be considered small but still too small to be considered big.

Tatum offers the navigational rules these companies need, and valuable case studies of emerging growth businesses that succeeded or failed during No Man's Land.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Financial and tech consultant Tatum's excellent guide brings fresh insight that will help fast-growing companies navigate the fatal trap of "no man's land," a perilous zone where they have outgrown the habits and practices that fueled their early growth but have not yet adopted new practices and resources to cope with their new situation and challenges. "The growth that leads a company into No Man's Land will not lead a company out of it," warns the author. In the adolescent growth stage that kicks in around the 20-employee mark, companies must return to the fundamental promise they offer customers, shifting from intuitive and undisciplined leadership from the founder and low wages and grueling hours for employees to a more efficient and scalable system. Often, this transition requires a new set of leaders with experience at large companies and a different financial structure. Tatum's potent guide communicates the key ideas vividly with engaging stories and evocative writing, and will help leaders identify and survive a key phase in a company's growth. (Sept.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101216521
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/13/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
671,285
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Doug Tatum is Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Tatum, LLC, the nation's largest and fastest growing financial and technology executive services and consulting firm. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the Co-Investment Partnership, a private equity fund. He is a recognized expert on entrepreneurial growth businesses and has testified before Congress concerning the issues faced by growing companies. He lectures widely and lives on a farm.

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