Very few large companies manage to avoid stalls in revenue growth. These stalls are not attributable to the natural business cycle. Our guest’s careful analysis reveals that most such stalls directly result from strategic choices made by corporate leaders. In short, stoppages in growth are almost always avoidable.
This extensively researched book analyses the growth experiences of more than 600 Fortune 100 companies over the past fifty years to identify why growth stalls and to discover how to rectify a stall in progress or, even better, avoid one. Board members and executives in companies of all sizes will find this book a practical and essential resource.
Our guest investigated the incidence and consequences of growth stalls in major corporations and then probed the root causes.
Examining hundreds of stall points, the authors conclude that the greatest threat to a company’s growth is obsolete strategic assumptions that undermine market position and innovation and talent management breakdowns. It is a pleasure to welcome back our recent guest in the Clayton Christensen tribute series, the author of “Stall Points: Most Companies Stop Growing – Yours Doesn’t Have To – Derek van Bever
Here is the link to the HBR article mentioned in the episode: