The Curve Ahead: Discovering the Path to Unlimited Growth

The Curve Ahead: Discovering the Path to Unlimited Growth

by D. Power


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Why do most growth companies stop growing? What can leaders do to overcome the barriers to growth? The Curve Ahead tackles these questions using examples from brands like LoJack and Myspace which experienced a similar decline. This book will help SMEs overcome the growth hump by providing tools to succeed and thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137279224
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dave Power, CEO of Perkins, has guided growth companies as an operating executive, board member and advisor for over 25 years. He also teaches Innovation and Strategy, and Design Thinking at Harvard Extension School. Dave was CEO of Novera Software, Chief Marketing Officer of RSA Security and a General Manager at Sun Microsystems. He was also a partner at Fidelity Ventures where he was an investor and board member at many growth stage companies. Dave earned engineering degrees at Tufts University, and an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Dave is a Certified Gazelles International Coach. Follow Dave @PerkinsCEO.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Why Growth Companies Stop Growing 11

2 How Far Can You Stretch? 25

3 Get More Coverage 43

4 Find the Next S-Curve 59

5 What's Your Innovation Process? 77

6 Customer Experience Is the New IP 93

7 Solve Problems Like a Designer 111

8 Feedback Is a Gift 127

9 New Ways to Make Money 141

10 Air Cover 157

11 Innovation Is Not a Fire Drill 173

12 Just the Beginning 185

Notes 195

Selected Bibliography 205

Index 207

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