fast-growth

Growing Pains or Growing Danger?

Growing Pains or Growing Danger?

Growing pains are a normal part of growth.  Lots of growing pains are part of being a fast-growth company.  Assuming you can stop long enough to look around, how do you tell the difference between normal growing pains and something more serious?

There are five common complaints that, together, should tell you that you’re not dealing with a normal problem but a major one.

There is NO SUCH THING as "Got Too Big" or "Grew Too Fast"

There is NO SUCH THING as "Got Too Big" or "Grew Too Fast"

People like to talk about how businesses got too big or grew too fast.  They're wrong.  Growth and speed are not the problem with scalability.  The problem is that you need infrastructure; systems and processes and skills.