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Solving the Growth Dilemma

Leaders of for-profit, and particularly public traded, companies are always facing pressure to grow and grow properly.

David Burkus
David Burkus
Where and how to grow, however, is a complex challenge. Chasing growth in the wrong industry or via the wrong method can be just as devastating to a leader and organization as not growing or shrinking the impact/size of the firm. This is the growth dilemma presented in Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell’s new book Build, Borrow, or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma.

At the core of their book, Capron and Mitchell present a framework for answering two fundamental growth questions: “How do we select among the various growth strategies?” and “How do we configure our product portfolio to be dynamic in changing market conditions?” The framework they present lends its name to the book’s title: Build (internal growth), Borrow (strategic alliances) or Buy (acquisitions). The book is less a manual on how to pursue one strategy or the others and more a guidebook on how to make the decision between these varied strategies. Drawing from a host of research insights and case studies, Capron and Mitchell help leaders ponder the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and arrive at plan of action. In this way, the Build, Borrow, or Buy serves as an outstanding resource for senior leaders and anyone working or interested in organizational growth and development.


Mardi 30 Octobre 2012