The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

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The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

Chris Zook and James Allen

Harvard Business Review Press, 2016, 224 pages
ISBN: 978-1633691162
ASIN: B01BO6QMC8

Summary

This book describes the inevitable changes that take place in any organization that is growing. In most cases, organizational growth creates problems which were not present at the initial founding. These problems (overload, stall out and free fall) require leadership to fix.  Zook and Allen’s solution is based on adopting the founder’s mentality. It has three components;

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