February 22 2017
The Langelinie Pavilion
Langelinie 10 Dk-2100 Copenhagen
Why is profitable growth so hard to achieve and sustain? Most executives manage their companies as if the solution to that problem lies in the external enviroment - find an attractice market, formulate the right strategy, win new customers. But when Bain & Company's Chris Zook and James Allen, authors of the bestselling Profit from the Core, researched this question, they found that 90 percent of the challenges to growth are internal: increasing distance from the front lines, loss of accountability, and proliferating processes and bureaucracy, to name only a few. More crucial is their finding that companies experience a set of predictable internal crises, at predictable stages, as they grow; and that for even the healthiest companies, these crises, if not managed properly, can stifle the company's ability to grow further - and actively lead it into decline.
The key insight from Zook and Allen's research is that managing these choke points requires a "founder's mentality" - an insurgent's clear mission and purpose, an unambiguous owner mind-set, and a relentless obsession with the front line (behaviors typically embodied by bold, ambitious founder) - to restore the speed, focus, and connection to costumers, all of which are lost as companies grow. Based on the authors' decadelong study of companies in more than forty countries, any leader - not only founder - can use a founder's mentality to overcome these predictable challenges and set their companies back on a path of sustainable growth. This book shows how, empowering leaders everywhere to control the destiny of their companies.
Tina Schwarz, Flying Tiger of Copenhagen: Brand ambassador in the C-suite
Lars Bo Hansen, Valcon: Joe & The Juice (author of the book Mig & Joe)
Martin Iversen, CBS: ØK
Chris Zook, Bain: The Founder's Mentality