With companies of all sizes becoming “start-ups,” what will your next move be on the journey of growth?
Find out how even a 124 year old company is changing their game in the digital age by listening- on-the-go to Episode 83. Also, just in time for the fall planning season, Scott and I reprise our discussion of two complimentary books that, taken together, can spark new ideas for growth.
You’ll gain insights on:
- The implications of Jeffrey Immelt’s go-big-or-go-home decision for GE to become a software “start up”
- Steve Case’s book “The Third Wave” – the story of AOL’s journey and his vision for the next chapter of the digital age
- Brené Brown’s book “Rising Strong” – a practical guide to increase resilience when faced with the inevitable setbacks of innovation
Pamela S. Harper is the Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., a strategic growth advisory firm based in Glen Rock, NJ. For more than 20 years, Pam has applied her gift for finding the hidden opportunities in every situation to helping clients in entrepreneurial, mid-market, and Fortune 500 companies across 30 industries create hundreds of millions of dollars of value in both top and bottom line growth.
Prior to founding BAI, Pam skyrocketed into the ranks of management by taking a progressive series of newly created organizational development positions in companies ranging from mid-market to Fortune 500 across multiple industries, all undergoing dramatic change and growth.
Pam has been quoted in, featured in, or written articles for prominent business media including Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, Chiefexecutive.net, CEO.com and other major media. Her book, Preventing Strategic Gridlock, has been used as a text in universities around the world.
D. Scott Harper, Ph.D., is Sr. Partner with Business Advancement Inc. Throughout his career Scott has devoted himself to understanding why things work the way they do, and how to apply those insights to create new value. Scott helps clients sift through complexity and take full advantage of opportunities by discovering the hidden side of everything.
Before joining BAI in 2010, Scott held a succession of increasingly accountable innovation positions in the consumer healthcare industry. Since then, he has been published and quoted in prominent business media outlets including Chief Executive Magazine, CEO.com, CEO World Magazine, and the IndUS Business Journal.
Resources for This Episode
- Read New York Times article: G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up
- Read about Rising Strong by Brené Brown
- Read about The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future, by Steve Case
- Download “5 Questions To Ask When You Need to Move Even Faster”
- Find out about senior executive’s surprising expectations and experiences of strategic alliances. Download our complementary study report, Building POWERFUL Strategic Alliances: How Companies of All Sizes Can Increase Their ROI